Reviews

'Game Girls': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:30:00 +0000

Documentary filmmaker Alina Skrzeszewska ('Songs from the Nickel') premiered her second feature, 'Game Girls,' in the Panorama Doumente section of Berlin.

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'U-July 22' ('Utoya 22. Juli'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:06 +0000

One of Norway's most esteemed directors, Erik Poppe, tackles the 2011 terrorist attack on Utoya Island from the point of view of the victims in this harrowing Berlin competition title.

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'Genesis' ('Genezis'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:26:05 +0000

'Genesis,' Hungarian director Arpad Bogdan's second feature after 'A Happy Life,' premiered in the Panorama Special section in Berlin.

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'The Real Estate' ('Toppen av ingenting'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:30:00 +0000

Swedish co-directors Axel Petersen and Mans Mansson pop the Stockholm housing bubble in 'The Real Estate,' a grotesque black comedy about a cash cow that becomes a white elephant.

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'Die Tomorrow': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:30:00 +0000

Thai director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit ('36,' 'Heart Attack') unveiled his latest feature 'Die Tomorrow' in Berlinale’s Forum section.

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'In the Realm of Perfection' ('L'Empire de la perfection'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:30:00 +0000

Tennis great John McEnroe's spiky temper tantrums, as well as his fearsome serve and sneaky backhand, get detailed scrutiny in the quirky cine sportif essay, 'In the Realm of Perfection.'

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'A Paris Education' ('Mes Provinciales'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:30:00 +0000

Director Jean Paul Civeyrac's new feature, 'A Paris Education,' about a young French film student, premiered in Berlin's Panorama section.

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'Daughter of Mine' ('Figlia mia'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:33:04 +0000

A young girl is torn between her good mom Valeria Golino and bad birth mother Alba Rohrwacher in Laura Bispuri’s drama, 'Daughter of Mine' ('Figlia mia.')

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'The Prayer' ('La Priere'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:30:00 +0000

French director Cedric Kahn (‘Red Lights’) chronicles one young drug addict’s difficult path to recovery in the Berlin Competition entry 'The Prayer.'

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'A Journey to the Fumigated Towns': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:30:00 +0000

In 'A Journey to the Fumigated Towns,' militant documentary director Fernando E. Solanas ('The Hour of the Furnaces') reveals the destruction wrought by large-scale soybean farming in Argentina.

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'Shut Up and Play the Piano': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:09:48 +0000

Self-styled genius and musical prankster Chilly Gonzales is the focus of Philipp Jedicke's career-spanning documentary 'Shut Up and Play the Piano.'

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'Eva': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:30:00 +0000

Benoit Jacquot ('A Single Girl') and Isabelle Huppert ('Elle') team up again for 'Eva,' a story of a prostitute and her client that unspooled in competition in Berlin.

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'Profile': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:00:00 +0000

Genre specialist Timur Bekmambetov explores the grave phenomenon of young European women being recruited as Jihadi brides in 'Profile,' a thriller that unfolds entirely on the computer screen of an undercover journalist.

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'Cobain': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:30:00 +0000

Dutch director Nanouk Leopold's latest, 'Cobain,' is a drama about a drug addict's 15-year-old son, played by newcomer Bas Keizer in a star-making turn.

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'Young Solitude' ('Premieres solitudes'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:45:00 +0000

French documentary filmmaker Claire Simon ('Gare du Nord,' 'God’s Offices') unveiled her latest feature, 'Young Solitude,' in Berlin’s Forum sidebar.

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