Berlin has been hobnobbing (safely) with the best.
I mean, if it’s good enough for M. Night Shyamalan, Emma Thompson, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sigourney Weaver, and Juliette Binoche. It’s surely good enough for you!
In the flurry of excitement and talented art, I managed to watch forty-one (41) films in just ten (10) days.
It was a little exhausting, but some films were long, and some weren’t!
I must be bonkers!
Here are the films that I watched:
Alle reden übers Wetter | Talking About the Weather
Amintiri de pe Frontul de Est | Memories from the Eastern Front
Ampangabagat Nin Talakba Ha Likol | It’s Raining Frogs Outside
Bird in the Peninsula
Chhngai Dach Alai | Further and Further Away
Der Passfälscher | The Forger
El sembrador de estrellas | The Sower of Stars
Ellas vagt | The Shift
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Heroínas | Heroines
Heroji radničke klase | Working Class Heroes
Jon-Jae-Ui Jib | House of Existence
Le temps des framboises | Last Summers of the Raspberries
Miền ký ức | Memoryland
Millie Lies Low
Mis dos voces | My Two Voices
My Small Land | Mein kleines Land
Nelly & Nadine
No Simple Way Home
Nous, étudiants! | We, Students!
Occhiali neri | Dark Glasses
Produkty 24 | Convenience Store
Rooz-e sib | The Apple Day | A wie Apfel
Sorry Genosse | Sorry Comrade
Terykony – Boney Piles | Taubes Gestein
Três tigres tristes | Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter
Will My Parents Come to See Me
Viens je t’emmène | Nobody’s Hero
Yin Ru Chen Yan | Return to Dust
In my opinion, every film was brilliant, and none were duds!
FILMS I REALLY, REALLY LIKED!
I’m very into British / Irish, Asian and East European films, as they’re all quite gritty, weird and obscure.
If you’re really into independent or international films, then the following list will please you, and whet your appetite, for good quality film-making.
Films that don’t need to worry about whether the audience will “get it” or appeal to 12-year-old boys.
In short, intelligent films!
FILMS THAT I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE SEEN, BUT DIDN’T!
An Cailín Ciúin | The Quiet Girl | Das stille Mädchen
Allons enfants | Rookies
Casting a New Light: A Proletarian Film of the Weimar Republic
Cinco lobitos | Lullaby
Die allerlangweiligste Oma auf der ganzen Welt | The Most Boring Granny in the Whole World
Die leere Mitte | The Empty Center
Dilim dönmüyor | Meine Zunge dreht sich nicht – Dilim dönmüyor | My Tongue Does Not Turn
Dreckfresser | Dirt for Dinner
Everything Will Be OK
Für die Vielen – Die Arbeiterkammer Wien | For the Many – The Vienna Chamber of Labour
Gavazn | Deer | Hirsch
Gong ji | Rooster | Gockel
If Revolution Is a Sickness
In der Wüste
It Began as a Holiday: Modelmaking for The French Dispatch
Juunt Pastaza entsari | Waters of Pastaza | Die Kinder vom Río Pastaza
Knor | Oink
Louis I., König der Schafe | Louis I., King of the Sheep
Merry Christmas Deutschland oder Vorlesung zur Geschichtstheorie II
Nada para ver aqui | Nothing to See Here
Najeneun deopgo bameneun chupgo | Hot in Day, Cold at Night
Nana – Before, Now & Then
Nel mio nome | Into My Name
Rabiye Kurnaz gegen George W. Bush | Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush
Sab changa si | All Was Good
Skřivánci na niti | Larks on a String | Lerchen am Faden
Ta farda | Until Tomorrow
Terra que marca | Striking Land
The Maji-Maji Readings
This Makes Me Want to Predict the Past
Unrueh | Unrest
Vlekkeloos | Spotless | Fleckenlos
Wheels on the Bus | Die Räder
In watching a festival film, you get to see a large variety of international locations and settings, and a better intimate view with acting and scenes, that are much more realistic than in films with a Hollywood budget!
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