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Berlinale 2012 / Germany


12 articles available in total starting from 08/02/2012. Last article published on 21/02/2012.

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A successful Berlinale for The Match Factory

A successful Berlinale for The Match Factory

Cologne-based international sales agency The Match Factory did very well at the Berlinale this year, with several of its films awarded, much to the happiness of its director, Michael Weber....  

21/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Market/Germany

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

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

Schlöndorff returns to WWII in Calm at Sea

Schlöndorff returns to WWII in Calm at Sea

Berlin-based German director Volker Schlöndorff didn't have to go far to present his latest film, Calm At Sea when it premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, which is currently under way. But like...  

15/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 ­ | Panorama Special/Germany

Sleepless knights, aimless knights in modern day Spain

Sleepless knights, aimless knights in modern day Spain

Sleepless knights (Caballeros insomnes), first work by Germany’s Stefan Butzmühlen and Spain’s Cristina Diz, was screened today (February 13, 2012) in world premiere in the Forum section of the...  

14/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Forum/Germany

Iron Sky delivers…for the time being

Iron Sky delivers…for the time being

One of the year’s most eagerly expected films for genre aficionados, Timo Vuorensola’s Iron Sky premiered in Berlin and, according to reactions, delivered the goodies. The film does work and is...  

13/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Panorama Special - Finland/Australia/Germany

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

Pandora launches new films by Akin, Folman and Jarmusch

Pandora launches new films by Akin, Folman and Jarmusch

German production company Pandora Film has new films by German director Fatih Akin (pictured), Israeli director Ari Folman and US director Jim Jarmusch on its slate of upcoming productions which...  

12/02/2012 | Berlinale 2012 | Market/Germany

Remember Barbara

Remember Barbara

With Barbara, yesterday evening screened as part of the competition in Berlin, German director Christian Petzold explores his common theme of duplicity in a new way. The historical film portrays...  

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

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