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Forum 2015: Special Screenings

The Forum completes its programme with a series of special screenings dedicated to historical films and re-discoveries as well as new films that grapple with cinema and film history.   The 1973 gangster film Joe Bullet was South African producer Tonie van der Merwe’s attempt to conquer a new market. Inspired in equal measure by the black pop culture of the time and the American Blaxploitation genre, Louis de Witt’s action-packed film about a manipulated cup final was one of ...

Program of the Berlinale Special

Berlinale Special is part of the official programme and presents recent works by contemporary filmmakers, biopics of renowned personalities as well as extraordinary formats.   With many prominent guests expected to attend, gala screenings will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast, the Zoo Palast and the Kino International.   The presentations at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele will again include moderated discussions with the filmmakers after the screenings. ...

The 45th Berlinale Forum will show a total of 43 films in its main programme, of which 31 are world premieres

The 45th Berlinale Forum will show a total of 43 films in its main programme, of which 31 are world premieres and 10 international premieres. This year’s programme will be opened by what is probably Canadian director Guy Maddin’s most rampant and anarchic film to date. The Forbidden Room comes across like an apparently chaotic, yet always significant eroto-claustrophobic nightmare that never seems to want to end. Its countless fantastic plotlines are i...

The Berlinale Classics will showcase restored versions of Goldfinger and Cold Blood, Full line up confirmed

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The Berlinale Classics, which was launched two years ago as part of the Retrospective section of the Berlin International Film Festival, will be showing a total of five films in this year’s programme. High-quality restored and reconstructed films in digitally remastered versions form the basis for this forum, which closely collaborates with national and international film partners who are especially committed to the digital restoration of film classics. In addition to...

Panorama 2015 will open with Sangue azul (Blue Blood) from Brazil, 34 fictions in competition

© Rodrigo Valenca Daniel de Oliveira in Sangue azul by Lirio Ferreira The main programme of the Panorama will open with the Brazilian production Sangue azul (Blue Blood) by Lirio Ferreira at the CinemaxX 7 on February 5. In the magnificent visuals of a fairy tale, the film tells of a family torn by strife and how, bit by bit, its members find their way back to each other. In doing so they disclose secrets whose c...

23 films in The Competition of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival

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The Competition of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival is now complete. 19 of the 23 films in the Competition programme will be vying for the Golden and Silver Bears. 21 films are world premieres. The following countries are participating in the entire programme: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong/China, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, the People’s Republic...

Berlinale special series on Indigenous cinema focuses on Latin America with 18 fictional and documentary films

@ Cuandro Negro Santos de la Torre, Graciela Santiago González in Eco de la Montaña (Echo of the Mountain, 2014) by Nicholás Echevarría The Berlinale special series on Indigenous cinema is continuing its journey: Latin America is the focus of this year’s film programme, with 18 fictional and documentary films made between 1986 and 2014. The series will open with the stunning documentary Eco de la Mont...

Forum Expanded 2015,The 11th edition complete line up

Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Art & Project/Depot VBVR Gift, 2007. © 2015 Estate of David Askevold Concert C with Door by David Askevold The full programme for the tenth edition of Forum Expanded, entitled “To the Sound of the Closing Door”, is now confirmed. The group exhibition at the Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg consists of 19 installations by 16 contemporary artists as well as the film lo...

11 new books suitable for film adaptation at “Books at Berlinale”

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On February 10, 2015, film producers can discover eleven new books suitable for film adaptation at “Books at Berlinale”. The pitching and get-together afterwards will take place for the tenth year running as part of the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Immediately following the books presentation, producers can meet the copyright owners - noted and internationally active publishing representatives and literary agents - to discuss filming rights and network within the world of ...

Panorama Dokumente 2015 Line up complete with 18 documentaries

© Gerd Conradt Une jeunesse allemande (A German Youth) by Jean-Gabriel Périot Panorama Dokumente will open with the world premiere of the French-Swiss-German co-productionUne jeunesse allemande (A German Youth) by Jean-Gabriel Périot in Cinestar 7 on February 6 at 5.00 pm. Using archive material, the film traces without bias or commentary the developments leading up to the “German Autumn” in late 1977. The ...

The Berlinale Culinary Cinema programme will present 13 new or recent feature-length films about food and ecology

From February 8 - 13, 2015, the Berlinale Culinary Cinema programme will present 13 new or recent feature-length films about food and ecology, serve menus by top European chefs, and discuss the relationships between food, culture and politics. © Lohse, Kempf, Hoffmann: Ali Ghandtschi / Nakamura: Geisels Werneckhof / Pérez: Francesc Guillamet / Bottura: Paolo Terzi The chefs of the Culinary Cinema 2015 The Berlinale w...

"ABOVE AND BELOW" @ International Film Festival Rotterdam in competition for Hivos Tiger Award

          Screenings: 26.1.15 | 18:45 | Pathe 4 27.1.15 | 12:15 | Pathe 2 28.1.15 | 21:45 | Pathe 2 29.1.15 | 15:00 | LantarenVenster 3   31.1.15 | 14:15 | Cinerama 2   ...

IFFR 2015: Amour Fou Vienna presents world premiere DREAMS REWIRED (Mobilisierung der Träume) narrated by Tilda Swinton

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DREAMS REWIRED (Mobilisierung der Träume)   World Premiere International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015    A creative scientific documentary written and directed by: Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart & Thomas Tode Narrated in voice-over by: Tilda Swinton   DREAMS REWIRED (Mobilisierung der Träume) (Austria/Germany/UK, 2015, 85 min)   Screenings as part of IFFR 2015’s Signals: Regained: Sat. 24 Jan, 16.15 h, Cinerama 2 (Press & Industry Scr...

International Premiere of LE PARADIS directed by Alain Cavalier

The Festival Agency is delighted to announce the International Premiere of  LE PARADIS directed by Alain Cavalier at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam. LE PARADIS By Alain Cavalier- France - 2014 - French. Written, directed and edited by Alain Cavalier / Produced by Michel Seydoux / Sales by...

German Films at 44th Rotterdam International Film Festival (21 January – 1 February 2015)

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A good start to the year for cinema from Germany: a total of 43 German films and co-productions can be seen at the 44th Rotterdam International Film Festival which is one of the most important festivals in Europe. Five titles with German participation have been programmed in the competitions for feature films and shorts.   The Hivos Tiger Awards Competition is reserved for first and second feature films. This is where the Swiss-German co-production ABOVE AND BELOW (Flying Moon Filmprodukt...

IFFR confirms first Signals programme

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Programme to centre on theme of contemporary reality and includes Adam Curtis 'BITTER LAKE' and 'GERMAN ANGST' from Jorg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski and Andreas Marschall. International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has confirmed the first of two parts of its Signals programme. This section of Signals is to be broken down into four sections with the theme of ‘contemporary reality’ connecting all four, which are titled 24/7, EVERYDAY PROPAGANDA, WHAT THE F?! ...

CineMart completes line-up for 32nd edition

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  Projects from award winning filmmakers from around the world including USA, India, UK, Spain and Argentina    International Film Festival Rotterdam’s (IFFR) co-production market, CineMart, has completed its line-up of titles for the upcoming 2015 event. The line-up consists of titles from filmmakers from across the world including the Netherlands, India, United Kingdom, Brazil, France, Spain and the USA. The selection also includes three Art:Film projects. CineMa...

John Legend to perform at World Premiere of WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? Opening Night of Sundance

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Netflix is pleased to announce that Oscar-nominated and nine-time Grammy-winning musician John Legend will pay special tribute to musical icon Nina Simone with a performance following the screening of WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus' epic documentary portrait of the legendary recording artist and civil rights activist will receive its world premiere as an Opening Night presentation of the festival at 5:4...

COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK screens in Sundance

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The film provides a detailed look at the troubled life of Kurt Cobain, with unseen footage and songs from the family’s personal archive featured throughout. We would be delighted to schedule an interview with you and the film’s director on our press day, which will take place on January 26, 2015 between 3pm-5pm at 501 Main Street.   Please find full details regarding the film and additional screenings below:   COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK Experience Kurt Cobain like never b...

New KODAK Director’s Award, WIF Product Grant to be Presented at Slamdance & Sundance

               Kodak Continues its Longstanding Support of Independent Filmmakers   ROCHESTER, NY (January 19, 2015) – Kodak will once again support the independent filmmaking community at the Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals, which run concurrently in Park City, Utah, beginning Jan. 21. At Slamdance, the inaugural KODAK Director’s Award will be pre...

CHUCK NORRIS VS COMMUNISM Receives World Premiere at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

  Vernon Films, in association with Passion Pictures, is pleased to present Ilinca Calugareanu's documentary feature debut CHUCK NORRIS VS COMMUNISM, soon to receive its World Premiere in the World Cinema Documentary Competition section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. John Battsek and Brett Ratner are among the producers of this wonderfully entertaining documentary that pulls back the curtain on how the arrival of VHS in 1980s Romania didn't just signal a media revolution...

WESTERN A film by Bill & Turner Ross

With a singular cinematic perspective, directors Bill and Turner Ross (TCHOUPITOULAS, 45365) are known for capturing dreamy vérité images to create rich portraits of life in American landscapes. They open their latest tale before the storm hits: the people of Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Mexico are joined together to celebrate their harmonious past with a festival that all but throws open the international border. Welcoming the revelers are Chad Foster, the beloved mayor...

I AM MICHAEL by James Franco screens at Sundance'15:

JAMES FRANCO'S I AM MICHAEL   I AM MICHAEL is based on a True Story in the vein of MONSTER and DALLAS BUYER CLUB, a strong story with a not-necessary-compelling character that James Franco makes compelling, based on a NY Times article by Benoit Denizet-Lewis. A movie of 'identity and belief', 'desire to belong'. Screenings: P&I screening: Saturday Jan 24, 2015 at noon: Yarrow Theater. Public and Premiere screening: Thursday Jan 29, 2015 at 6.30pm: ...

THE FORBIDDEN ROOM Epic Fantasia By Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson Has World Premiere at Sundance

THE FORBIDDEN ROOM Ewill also be the Opening Night of 'Forum' At Berlinale     If Canadian wunderkind Guy Maddin (MY WINNIPEG, THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD) is Winnipeg's own living film legend, THE FORBIDDEN ROOM is his ultimate epic phantasmagoria. Honoring classic cinema while electrocuting it with energy, this Russian nesting doll of a film begins (after a prologue on how to take a bath) with the crew of a doomed submarine chewing flapjac...

Kornél Mundruczó's WHITE GOD to receive its North American premiere in the Spotlight section

WHITE GOD Receives North American Premiere at 2015 Sundance Film Festival Opens Nationally in April Magnolia Pictures is pleased to present Kornél Mundruczó's WHITE GOD, soon to receive its North American premiere in the Spotlight section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. This staggering vision of dogs driven to rise up against their human masters was a sensation at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, ...
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