Berlin International Film Festival 2017

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Back For Good (Country: Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Mia Spengler; Writer: Stefanie Schmitz, Mia Spengler; Stars: Kim Riedle, Juliane Köhler, Leonie Wesselow, Nicki von Tempelhoff, Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey, Heike Hanold-Lynch, Marko Dyrlich, Robert Gallinowski, Emma Drogunova, Ilir Rexhepi, Anna Oussankina, Lena Thom, Robert Besta, Yasemin Cetinkaya, Stefan Lampadius)
Exploration of a long relationship that ends in separation.
World premiere. Opening film of the section
The Best Of All Worlds (Die beste aller Welten) (Country: Germany, Austria; Year: 2017; Director: Adrian Goiginger; Writer: Adrian Goiginger; Stars: Verena Altenberger, Michael Pink, Michael Fuith, Lukas Miko, Philipp Stix, Gabriel Marian Skowerski)
The story of the inviolable love shared by a boy and his drug-addicted mother.
Container (Kontener) (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Sebastian Lang; Writer: Sebastian Lang; Stars: Joanna Drozda, Anka Graczyk)
Story of two Polish dairy workers, told from the perspective of one on the night the other disappears.
World premiere
Dark Blue Girl (Die Tochter) (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Mascha Schilinski; Stars: Helena Zengel, Karsten Antonio Mielke, Artemis Chalkidou)
End Of The Season (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Lars Henning; Writer: Lars Henning; Stars: Karl Markovics, Peter Kurth, Catrin Striebeck, Marko Dyrlich, Leonardo Nigro, Gotthard Lange, Piet Fuchs, Markus Haase, Christian Skibinski)
After serving a lengthy prison sentence, Becker wants to live a quiet life in self-imposed solitude. But the man whose wife and daughter he killed refuses to give him any peace.
Final Stage (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Nicolaas Schmidt; Writer: Nicolaas Schmidt; Stars: Aaron Hilmer, Fynn Grossmann)
First: a young man forlornly mourns the departure of his friend. Later: a majestic parade through Europe’s longest shopping mall. In the end: a sigh of relief.
Gabi (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Michael Fetter Nathansky; Stars: Gisa Flake, Florian Kroop, Britta Steffenhagen, Martin Neuhaus, Dela Dabulamanzi)
This is a film about truthfulness.
Ironhead (Eisenkopf) (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Tian Dong; Writer: Tian Dong)
Documentary, about a young football team skilled in Shaolin kung fu.
World premiere
Mikel (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Cavo Kernich; Stars: Frank-Leo Schröder, Murat Dikenci, Thomas Bartholomäus, Benjamin Elstner)
A young refugee leaves Nigeria for Berlin in search of work.
World premiere
Millennials (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Jana Bürgelin)
Urban fairy tale.
Paths (Ein Weg) (Country: Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Chris Miera; Writer: Chris Miera, Philipp Österle; Stars: Mike Hoffmann, Tom Böttcher, Peer Martiny, Mathis Reinhardt, Nadine Heidenreich, Cai Cohrs, Yvonne Döring, Christian Martin Schäfer, Anna Katharina Schimrigk, Eva Horacek)
A sensitive portrait of a long-standing relationship.
Raving Iran (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2016; Director: Sue Meures)
An unexpected invitation offers a taste of freedom to Iranian underground DJs risking imprisonment for pursuing their passion.
Self-Criticism Of A Bourgeois Dog (Selbstkritik eines bürgerlichen Hundes) (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Julian Radlmaier; Writer: Julian Radlmaier; Stars: Toby Ashraf)
A bourgeois dog confesses how he has gone through multiple transformations, from a love-struck filmmaker, to an apple picker, a traitor of the revolution, and, last but not least, a four-legged creature.
World premiere
Seventeen (Siebzehn) (Country: Austria; Year: 2017; Director: Monja Art; Writer: Monja Art; Stars: Elisabeth Wabitsch, Anaelle Dézsy, Alexandra Schmidt, Christopher Schärf, Alexander Wychodil)
Paula, 17, is secretly in love with her friend Charlotte – but she’s going out with Michael. Meanwhile Tim is making a play for Paula.
Tara (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Felicitas Sonvilla; Stars: Sasha Davydova, Leo van Kann, Lena Lauzemis)
A young woman tells of her flight from Paris in search of a better life.
World premiere
We Were Kings (Könige der Welt) (Country: Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Christian von Brockhausen, Timo Großpietsch; Stars: Maze Exler, Michael Borwitzky, Ole Fries, Markus Krieg)
L.A. with their band. A dream comes true – but so does the nightmare when they fail abysmally. Now grown men, they face their demons to begin making music again. And to remain friends.
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