Berlin International Film Festival 2017

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Maudie Maudie
Maudie and The Lost City Of Z
4 Blocks (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Marvin Kren; Writer: Hanno Hackfort, Bob Konrad, Marvin Kren, Richard Kropf; Stars: Kida Khodr Ramadan, Frederick Lau, Veysel, Maryam Zaree, Oliver Masucci, Ludwig Trepte, Sami Nasser, Wasiem Taha, Almila Bagriacik, Raymond Tarabay)
A man trying to escape a life of crime is sucked back into it after his brother-in-law is arrested.
An Englishman In New York (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Richard Laxton; Writer: Brian Fillis; Stars: John Hurt, Denis O'Hare, Jonathan Tucker, Swoozie Kurtz, Cynthia Nixon)
John Hurt reprises his role as Quentin Crisp in a dramatisation of the second part of his memoirs.
Shown in tribute to John Hurt
Below The Surface (Gidseltagningen) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2017; Director: Christian E Christiansen, Roni Ezra, Kasper Barfoed; Writer: Kasper Barfoed, Per Daumiller, Michael W Horsten, Astrid Øye; Stars: Johannes Lassen, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Paprika Steen, Sus Wilkins, Tommy Kenter, Alba August, Anders Nyborg, Michael Asmussen, Alexandre Willaume, Peder Thomas Pedersen, Adnan Haskovic, Muhamed Hadzovic, Kenneth M. Christensen, Esben Dalgaard Andersen, Flemming Enevold)
Fifteen people are taken hostage on an underground train but the government refuses to pay the ransom.
Black Spot (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Mathieu Missoffe)
Residents of a small village begin to disappear.
The Bomb (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Kevin Ford, Smriti Keshari, Eric Schlosser)
An associative history of the atom bomb, told via a mixture of historical and contemporary footage edited together, deliberately eschewing a strict chronology.
Bye Bye Germany (Es war einmal in Deutschland... ) (Country: Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Sam Garbarski; Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Antje Traue, Mark Ivanir, Tim Seyfi, Hans Löw, Anatol Taubman, Pál Mácsai, Vaclav Jakoubek)
Drama about the post-war period from a Jewish perspective.
World premiere. Berlinale Special Gala at the Friedrichstadt-Palast
Close-Up (Country: Iran; Year: 1990; Director: Abbas Kiarostami; Writer: Abbas Kiarostami; Stars: Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah, Monoochehr Ahankhah, Mahrokh Ahankhah, Nayer Mohseni Zonoozi, Ahmad Reza Moayed Mohseni, Hossain Farazmand, Hooshang Shamaei, Mohammad Ali Barrati, Davood Goodarzi, Haj Ali Reza Ahmadi, Hassan Komaili, Davood Mohabbat)
Story of a printer who posed as a director. Restored.
Devil's Freedom (La libertad del diablo) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2017; Director: Everardo González)
Stories behind the news headlines about those who have lost their lives in Mexico's drug wars.
Eight Hours Don't Make A Day (Acht Stunden sind kein Tag) (Country: West Germany; Year: 1972; Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder; Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder; Stars: Gottfried John, Hanna Schygulla, Luise Ullrich, Werner Finck, Wolfgang Schenck, Wolfgang Zerlett, Rudolf Waldemar Brem, Grigorios Karipidis, Wolfried Lier, Hans Hirschmüller, Renate Roland, Anita Bucher, Karl Scheydt, Rainer Hauer, Andrea Schober)
TV series of five episodes.
World premiere of the restored version
In Times Of Fading Light (In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts) (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Matti Geschonneck; Writer: Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Eugen Ruge; Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexander Fehling, Sylvester Groth, Pit Bukowski, Evgenia Dodina, Stephan Grossmann, Jean Denis Römer, Hildegard Schmahl, Sophie Pfennigstorf, Sarina Radomski)
Portrait of a disintegrating family.
World premiere. Berlinale Special Gala at the Zoo Palast
Last Days In Havana (Últimos días en La Habana) (Country: Spain, Cuba; Year: 2016; Director: Fernando Pérez; Writer: Fernando Pérez, Abel Rodríguez; Stars: Jorge Martínez, Yailene Sierra, Patricio Wood)
Drama about the inhabitants of a tenement building, one of whom is waiting for a US visa.
European premiere
The Lost City Of Z (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: James Gray; Writer: David Grann, James Gray; Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Angus Macfadyen, Daniel Huttlestone, Michael Ford-FitzGerald, Raquel Arraes, Edward Ashley, Bobby Smalldridge, Johann Myers, Nicholas Agnew, Frank Clem, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Michael Jenn)
The story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, whose search for a lost city in the Amazon grew into an obsession.
Maudie (Country: Ireland, Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Aisling Walsh; Writer: Sherry White; Stars: Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins, Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose, Zachary Bennett, Billy MacLellan, Marthe Bernard, Lawrence Barry, Mike Daly, Nik Sexton, David Feehan, Greg Malone, Brian Marler, Judy Hancock, Denise Sinnott)
Story of folk artist Maud Lewis.
Patriot (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Steve Conrad, Jim Whitaker; Writer: Steve Conrad, Bruce Terris, Gil Bellows; Stars: Marcus Toji, Michael Dorman, Terry O'Quinn, Michael Chernus, Kathleen Munroe, Kurtwood Smith, Aliette Opheim, Chris Conrad, Hana Mae Lee, Sylvie Sadarnac, Zoe Schwartz, Charlotte Arnold, Kane Mahon, Lizzy Leigh, Ralph Abbas)
An undercover agent tries to stop Iran going nuclear.
A Prominent Patient (Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia; Year: 2017; Director: Julius Sevcík; Writer: Petr Kolecko, Alex Königsmark, Julius Sevcík; Stars: Arly Jover, Karel Roden, Gina Bramhill, Dermot Crowley, Paul Nicholas, Hanns Zischler, Stewart Moss, Eva Herzigova, Joan Blackham, Milton Welsh, Tim Preece, Emília Vásáryová, Martin Hofmann, Oldrich Kaiser, Zuzana Krónerová)
Story of a Czech diplomat who fled the country in 1939.
World premiere. Berlinale Special at Kino International
The Queen Of Spain (La reina de España) (Country: Spain; Year: 2016; Director: Fernando Trueba; Writer: Rafael Azcona, Manuel Ángel Egea, Carlos López, David Trueba, Fernando Trueba; Stars: Penélope Cruz, Cary Elwes, J.A. Bayona, Mandy Patinkin, Clive Revill, Javier Cámara, Santiago Segura, Jorge Sanz, Carlos Areces, Antonio Resines, Chino Darín, Loles León, Ana Belén, Neus Asensi, Gemma Cuervo)
The misadventures of a Spanish crew during the filming of an American movie in 1950s Spain.
International premiere
The Same Sky (Year: 2016; Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel; Writer: Paula Milne)
A ‘Romeo’ agent is smuggled into 1970s West Berlin to capture the heart of a woman working for the NSA.
SS-GB (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Philipp Kadelbach; Writer: Len Deighton, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade; Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Rainer Bock, Kate Bosworth, Jonathan Cass, James Cosmo, Maeve Dermody, Lars Eidinger, Jason Flemyng, Sam Riley, Bags Simmons, George Wakely, Lee Asquith-Coe, James M.L. Muller, Kit Connor, James Northcote)
A British homicide detective investigates a murder in a German-occupied England in a parallel universe where the Nazis won World War II.
The Trial: The State Of Russia Vs Oleg Sentsov (Country: Estonia, Poland Czech Republic; Year: 2016; Director: Askold Kurov)
Documentary about the filmmaker and Maidan activist.
Werner Nekes – Das Leben Zwischen Den Bildern (Director: Ulrike Pfeiffer)
Documentary about the experimental filmmaker.
The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx) (Country: France, Germany, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Raoul Peck; Writer: Pascal Bonitzer, Pascal Bonitzer, Pierre Hodgson, Raoul Peck, Raoul Peck; Stars: August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Olivier Gourmet, Hannah Steele, Eric Godon, Stephen Hogan, Rolf Kanies, Niels-Bruno Schmidt, Ulrich Brandhoff, Aran Bertetto, Denis Lyons, Damien Marchal, Annabelle Lewiston, Wiebke Adam)
The early years of the philosopher.
World premiere
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