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Berlinale 2012 / Competition


18 articles available in total starting from 09/01/2012. Last article published on 17/02/2012.

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A Royal Affair: a delightful triangle of love and politics

A Royal Affair: a delightful triangle of love and politics

With his fourth film as director, the Danish Nicolaj Arcel proves once again, with Berlinale’s second-to-last film in competition, A Royal Affair, that he and Rasmus Heisterberg are a brilliant...  

17/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Competition /Denmark

Mercy: happiness regained in hostile territory

Mercy: happiness regained in hostile territory

As is often the case with the work of German director Matthias Glasner, Mercy is a film that one has to get into, just like its setting, the town of Hammerfest on the edge of the Arctic Sea, an...  

17/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Competition | Germany

Fliegauf goes back to his roots for Just the Wind

Fliegauf goes back to his roots for Just the Wind

Hungarian director Benedek 'Bence' Fliegauf presented his latest film, Just The Wind, in competition at the Berlin Film Festival, which continues through the weekend. After his English-language...  

17/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Competition/Hungary

Postcards from the Zoo: a little girl found

Postcards from the Zoo: a little girl found

Indonesia has for the first time joined the hunt for a Golden Bear with a film full of majestuous animals. Postcards from the Zoo by Edwin, supported by the Torino Film Lab and co-produced by the...  

15/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Competition/German/Indonesia/Hong-Kong

Our beloved Tabu

Our beloved Tabu

In the style of a colonial film from the 1960s shot in 16mm, the prologue of Tabu by Portuguese director Miguel Gomes (Our Beloved Month of August) tells of how a crocodile became inconsolable...  

15/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Competition | Portugal/Germany/Brasil/France

Home for the Weekend: the portrait of a modern family

Home for the Weekend: the portrait of a modern family

Even when he treads on a new path, films by German director Hans-Christian Schmid are decidedly always impeccable. After Storm, a legal thriller that doubles as a psychological drama, the director...  

15/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Competition | Germany

Childish Games : Antonio Chavarrías’ “Forbidden Games”

Childish Games : Antonio Chavarrías’ “Forbidden Games”

Catalan scripwriter, director, and producer Antonio Chavarrías, who notably co-produced the 2009 Golden Bear laureate with The Milk of Sorrow, this year competes at the festival with Childish...  

13/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Competition/Spain

Sister: a young Sisyphus in the Swiss Alps

Sister: a young Sisyphus in the Swiss Alps

Ursula Meier’s second feature film Sister opened the Berlinale’s fifth day, with the image of a 12-year-old boy, bundled up and overloaded, who goes forth in life as if wearing ski boots, with...  

13/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Competition | Switzerland/France

Captive in the heart of darkness

Captive in the heart of darkness

Filipino director Brillante Mendoza is not known for doing anything half-heartedly. We all remember the dread with which we welcomed his film Kinatay (2009) and his award for best director in...  

13/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Competition/ France/Philippines/Germany/UK

Monolithic Meteora

Monolithic Meteora

Meteora by Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Greece's candidate in competition at the 62nd Berlinale, could have been a stunning liturgical painting, with its two monasteries perched on top of Thessaly's...  

12/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Competition/Greece-Germany

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