Berlin has been hobnobbing (safely) with the best.
I mean, if it’s good enough for Steven Spielberg, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Cate Blanchett, Peter Dinklage and Sean Penn!
It’s surely good enough for you!
This year, I had to fly to England for a pre-engagement so was only able to watch a minimum number of films.
All the same, in the flurry of excitement and talented art, I managed to watch a mere twelve (12) films in just ten (10) days.
I’m awfully sad!
Here are the films that I watched:
Atmapamphlet | Autobio-Pamphlet
Marungka Tjalatjunu | Dipped in Black
Ming tian bi zuo tian chang jiu | Tomorrow is a Long Time
Mwanamke Makueni | A Woman in Makueni | Eine Frau in Makueni
She Came to Me
The Veiled City
The Waiting | Das Warten
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!
100 Years of Disney Animation – a Shorts Celebration
A Greyhound of a Girl | Mary, Tansey und die Reise in die Nacht
A Kind of Testament
A Lover & Killer of Colour
Adentro mío estoy bailando | The Klezmer Project
AI: African Intelligence
Al Murhaqoon | The Burdened
And the King Said, What a Fantastic Machine
Arkitekten | The Architect
Art College 1994
Au cimetière de la pellicule | The Cemetery of Cinema
Bai Ta Zhi Guang | The Shadowless Tower | Der schattenlose Turm
Boom! Boom! The World vs. Boris Becker
Der Kampf um den heiligen Baum | The Battle of the Sacred Tree
Desperté con un sueño | I Woke Up With a Dream | Auch wenn ich nicht viel sage
Ein Herbst im Ländchen Bärwalde
El castillo | The Castle
El eco | The Echo | Das Echo
El secuestro de la novia | The Kidnapping of the Bride | Die Brautentführung
From Fish to Moon
Gehen und Bleiben | Leaving and Staying
Geranien | On Mothers and Daughters
Helt super | Just Super | Sowas von super!
Între revoluții | Between Revolutions
Irgendwann werden wir uns alles erzählen | Someday We’ll Tell Each Other Everything
It’s a Date
Kara Kafa | Black Head
Kiss the Future
La herida luminosa | Daydreaming So Vividly About Our Spanish Holidays
L’Amour du monde | Longing for the World
Le mura di Bergamo | The Walls of Bergamo
Le Paradis | The Lost Boys
Llamadas desde Moscú | Calls from Moscow
Love to Love You, Donna Summer
Knochen und Namen | Bones and Names
Nomades du nucléaire | Nuclear Nomads | Atomnomaden
Or de vie | A Golden Life
Ours | Bear | Bär
Poznámky z Eremocénu | Notes from Eremocene
Qin Mi | Daughter and Son
Rue Cases-Nègres | Sugar Cane Alley
Seneca | Seneca – On the Creation of Earthquakes
Sieben Winter in Teheran | Seven Winters in Tehran
Sonne und Beton | Sun and Concrete
Stille Liv | The Quiet Migration
Subete no Yoru wo Omoidasu | Remembering Every Night
Terra Mater | Mother Land
The Fabelmans | Die Fabelmans
The Survival of Kindness | Das Überleben der Freundlichkeit
This Is the End
W Ukrainie | In Ukraine
Wann wird es endlich wieder so, wie es nie war | When Will It Be Again Like It Never Was Before
Why Try to Change Me Now
Wo De Peng You | All Tomorrow’s Parties
Xue Yun | Absence
Zeevonk | Sea Sparkle
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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