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Berlinale 2007 / Competition


18 articles available in total starting from 05/01/2007. Last article published on 17/02/2007.

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Angel: A fairytale in reverse

Angel: A fairytale in reverse

François Ozon’s Angel – based on a novel by Elizabeth Taylor and the closing film in competition this afternoon at the Berlinale – is a veritable fairytale in reverse set during the Edwardian...  

17/02/2007 | Berlinale 2007 | Competition

Hallam Foe: A Scottish Holden Caulfield

Hallam Foe: A Scottish Holden Caulfield

Jamie Bell, the 20 year-old actor from the English countryside with chiselled features, who rose to fame as the dancing Billy Elliott of Stephen Daldry’s film of the same name, plays a solitary...  

16/02/2007 | Berlinale 2007 | Competition

I Served the King of England and the magic of cinema

I Served the King of England and the magic of cinema

Czech director Jirí Menzel (1990 Golden Bear winner for Larks on a String) has once again succeeded in bewitching the press at Berlin. I Served the King of England – a new adaptation of the novel...  

16/02/2007 | Berlinale 2007 | Competition

Don’t play with love

Don’t play with love

Berlinale competition title Don't Touch the Axe is an amorous duel written by two great narrators, Jacques Rivette and Honoré de Balzac. Here the “beautiful troublemaker” strolling down the garden...  

16/02/2007 | Berlinale 2007 | Competition

The flip side of capitalism

The flip side of capitalism

A puzzled audience received the latest work by Christian Petzold, Yella, whose (world premiere) screening in competition today at the Berlinale Palast ended with little applause and some...  

14/02/2007 | Berlinale 2007 | Competition

Notes on lost women

Notes on lost women

"The main characters in this film are complicated, contradictory, full of problems and, in some ways, unpleasant, so we wanted, we hoped that the actresses would make audiences like them": Patrick...  

14/02/2007 | Berlinale 2007 | Competition

There’s something about Irina

There’s something about Irina

In official competition at the Berlinale, Sam Garbarski’s Irina Palm was met with thunderous applause after its press screening yesterday. The delicate and highly entertaining film is currently...  

14/02/2007 | Berlinale 2007 | Competition

El Otro: A moving existential road movie

El Otro: A moving existential road movie

Today’s competition film, El Otro (The Other) by Argentinean filmmaker Ariel Rotter, is a pleasant existential sonata following the inner journey of a man, played by the charismatic Julio Chavez....  

13/02/2007 | Berlinale 2007 | Competition

Téchiné: Life beyond AIDS

Téchiné: Life beyond AIDS

Two years after Changing Times, French filmmaker Andre Téchiné is back in official competition at the Berlinale with Les témoins (The Witnesses), a film depicting the onset of the AIDS epidemic in...  

12/02/2007 | Berlinale 2007 | Competition

August premieres Mandela biopic

Goodbye Bafana, today’s official competition film, is Bille August’s take on the special relationship that existed between Nelson Mandela and James Gregory, the white South African who became his...  

11/02/2007 | Berlinale 2007 | Competition

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