Berlin International Film Festival 2015

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I Am Michael I Am Michael
I Am Michael and Chorus
54: The Director's Cut (Year: 2014; Director: Mark Christopher; Writer: Mark Christopher; Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Mike Myers, Sela Ward, Breckin Meyer, Sherry Stringfield, Ellen Albertini Dow, Cameron Mathison, Noam Jenkins, Jay Goede, Patrick Taylor, Heather Matarazzo, Skipp Sudduth, Aemilia Robinson)
Life in New York's most famous night club, seen through the eyes of a naive employee.
World premiere.
B-Movie: Lust And Sound In West-Berlin (Country: Germany; Year: 2015; Director: Jörg A Hoppe, Heiko Lange, Klaus Maeck; Writer: Jörg A Hoppe, Heiko Lange, Klaus Maeck, Mark Reeder, Mark Reeder; Stars: Blixa Bargeld, Gudrun Gut, Annette Humpe, Mark Reeder)
Documentary examining the cultural life of West Berlin in the 1980s.
World premire. Documentary
Chorus (Country: Canada, Mexico; Year: 2015; Director: François Delisle; Writer: François Delisle; Stars: Sébastien Ricard, Fanny Mallette, Geneviève Bujold, Pierre Curzi, )
A marriage torn apart by the disappearance of a child is reconnected as events offer closure, resurrecting emotions and a kind of hope
European premiere.
Dora Or The Sexual Neuroses Of Our Parents (Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2015; Director: Stina Werenfels; Writer: Boris Treyer, Stina Werenfels; Stars: Victoria Schulz, Jenny Schily, Lars Eidinger, Urs Jucker)
After her mother decides to stop all medication, 18-year-old mentally disabled Dora awakes to a world of wonder and desire.
World premiere.
Dyke Hard (Country: Sweden; Year: 2014; Director: Bitte Andersson; Writer: Bitte Andersson, Martin Borell, Alexi Carpentieri, Josephine Krieg; Stars: Lina Kurttila, Peggy Sands, Maria Wågensjö, Alle Eriksson, Iki Gonzalez, Josephine Wilson, Anitha Nygårds, Ylva Maria Thompson, Ann-Charlotte Andersson, Ingrid Andersson, Alexi Carpentieri, Engla Famne, Tina Gunell, Romina Ramos, Fej Ganebo Skantz)
A failed lesbian rock group on their way to a battle of the bands team up with a thaiboxer on her way to a martial arts tournament and together they go through all kinds of adventures.
International premiere.
Paradise In Service Paradise In Service
Paradise In Service and Out Of Nature
Fassbinder – To Love Without Demands (Fassbinder: at elske uden at kræve, Fassbinder – lieben ohne zu fordern) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2015; Director: Christian Braad Thomsen; Stars: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Irm Hermann, Harry Baer, Lilo Pempeit)
Portrait of the director based on previously unseen footage shot by Thomsen when he worked with Fassbinder in the Seventies.
I Am Michael (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Justin Kelly; Writer: Justin Kelly, Stacey Miller; Stars: Emma Roberts, James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Leven Rambin, Daryl Hannah, Avan Jogia, Charlie Carver, Lesley Ann Warren, Devon Graye, Jenna Leigh Green, Evie Thompson, Blake Lee, Reema Sampat, Blake Young-Fountain, Raymond T. Williams)
The controversial true story of a gay activist who rejects his homosexuality and becomes a Christian pastor.
International premiere.
The Last Summer Of The Rich (Der letzte Sommer der Reichen) (Country: Austria; Year: 2015; Director: Peter Kern; Writer: Peter Kern; Stars: Amira Casar, Nicole Gerdon, Winfried Glatzeder, Helmut Berger, Margarete Tiesel, Nicole Beutler, Florian Feik)
Vienna’s high society of the gossip pages parties with sex, drugs, alcohol and young models. Hanna von Stezewitz stands in the heart of it all. She’s young, attractive and rich, head of a corporate group and one of Vienna’s most important financers.
World premiere.
Murder in Pacot (Meurtre à Pacot) (Country: France, Norway, Haiti; Year: 2014; Director: Raoul Peck; Writer: Pascal Bonitzer, Raoul Peck, Lyonel Trouillot; Stars: Alex Descas, Lovely Kermonde Fifi, Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin, Thibault Vinçon)
The aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake shakes a privileged couple.
European premiere.
Ned Rifle (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Hal Hartley; Writer: Hal Hartley; Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Parker Posey, Liam Aiken, Robert John Burke, Lloyd Kaufman, Martin Donovan, James Urbaniak, Bill Sage, Karen Sillas, Jefferson Mays, Gia Crovatin, John Ellison Conlee, Thomas Jay Ryan, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Bob Byington)
Last chapter in Hartley's trilogy sees Fay's son go looking for Henry.
European premiere.
Ode To My Father (Gukje Shijang) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2014; Director: Youn Jk; Writer: Soo-jin Park; Stars: Hwang Jeong-min, Kim Yunji, Oh Dal-su, Jung Jin-young, Jang Young-nam, Ra Mi-ran, Kim Seul-ki )
Drama following the turmoil experienced by families in the wake of the Korean War.
European premiere.
Out Of Nature (Mot naturen) (Country: Norway; Year: 2014; Director: Ole Giæver; Writer: Ole Giæver; Stars: Ole Giæver, Rebekka Nystabakk, Marte Magnusdotter Solem, Sivert Giæver Solem, Trond Peter Stamsø Munch)
Stream-of-consciousness trip with a mountain hiker.
European premiere.
Paradise In Service (Jun zhong le yuan) (Country: China, Taiwan; Year: 2014; Director: Doze Niu; Writer: Doze Niu, Li-ting Tseng; Stars: Ethan Juan, Jianbin Chen, Regina Wan, Ivy Yi-Han Chen, Bo-Chieh Wang, Davy Chan, Daniel Chen, Yu-Hsing Fan, Honduras, Chien-Wei Huang, Mei-Hsiu Lin, Kai Chi Liu, Ke-Li Miao, Ming-Shuai Shih)
War drama set against the backdrop of a military brothel.
European premiere.
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