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Berlinale 2012 / France


25 articles available in total starting from 10/01/2012. Last article published on 20/02/2012.

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A love affair between the lines in Jaurès

A love affair between the lines in Jaurès

The French docu-fiction project Jaurès, named after the Parisian métro station, had its world premiere at the recent Berlin Film Festival in the Forum section for innovative and avant-garde...  

20/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Forum/France

Archipel 35 shines with Sister

Archipel 35 shines with Sister

Great film festivals are happily lining up for Denis Freyd, head of Paris-based production company Archipel 35, who co-produced Sister by Ursula Meier (read the review) equally with Switerland, a...  

20/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | France

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

Michel Gondry’s The We and the I smiles for Kinology

Michel Gondry’s The We and the I smiles for Kinology

The European Film Market at the 62nd Berlinale was buzzing for Franco-American production The We and the I by Michel Gondry (photo), pre-sold by the Parisian company Kinology. The new film by the...  

15/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Market/France

Atomic Age: two young souls adrift

Atomic Age: two young souls adrift

Atomic Age, Héléna Klotz’s first 67-minute feature film, was presented at Angers’ Festival Premiers Plans before being invited to the Panorama section at the 62nd Berlin Film Festival. Atomic Age...  

14/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Panorama/France

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

Coming Home: eight years of endless solitude

Coming Home: eight years of endless solitude

After eight years, a kidnapper (Reda Kateb) releases Gaëlle, his only reason to live, and the adolescent runs away for her life. As she does, she turns back for just an instant to see, for the...  

11/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Competition/France

Indignados: The revolution according to Tony Gatlif

Indignados: The revolution according to Tony Gatlif

An African woman emerges from the sea and runs, as if her life depended on it, across fields and pine-woods. She has just entered Europe illegally, and her adventure accross the Old Continent,...  

10/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Panorama/France

Tey: journey to the end of the life

Tey: journey to the end of the life

The second day of the competition at the 62nd Berlinale kicked off with a lively walk through the streets of an unidentified Senegalese town, the hometowm of Satché, the hero of Tey by...  

10/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Competition/France

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