Berlin International Film Festival 2012

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Asparragos (Country: Belgium / Peru; Year: 2011; Director: Laura Zuallaert; Stars: Thomas Vertongen)
Documentary which follows the unusual practice of Asparagus farming in Peru.
Canned Dreams (Country: Finland; Year: 2011; Director: Katja Gauriloff)
Documentary which highlights the bizarre and complex journey of canned food production throughout Europe; from field to supermarket shelves.
The Chef (Comme un chef) (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Daniel Cohen; Writer: Daniel Cohen; Stars: Jean Reno, Michaël Youn, Raphaëlle Agogué, Julien Boisselier, Salomé Stevenin, Serge Larivière, Issa Doumbia, Bun Hay Hean)
Star chef Alexandre is desperately trying to come up with fresh innovations in his restaurant to please his new CEO, but is running short of ideas.Then one day, as luck would have it, he meets Jacky - a talented but stubborn aficionado of haute cuisine.
Cinnamon (Canela) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2011; Director: Jordi Mariscal; Writer: Marilú Acosta, Jordi Mariscal; Stars: Ana Martín, Isabel Yudice, Norma Angélica, Mónica Dionne, Carlos Cobos)
Tere has lost her passion for food and stopped working at her traditional Mexican restaurant. However, when she is replaces by Rosi - a Cordon Bleu chef educated in France - Tere returns to the restaurant to battle for its return to traditional Mexican cuisine, and finds a new friend and her passion for food rekindled.
Hindsight (Country: Republic of Korea (South Korea); Year: 2011; Director: Lee Hyeon-seung; Stars: Song Gang-ho, Shin Se-kyung, Chun Jeong-myung)
Doo-heon, once a legendary gangster, wants to live a quiet and normal life running his own restaurant. But can he ever escape the violent nature of his past?
Joyful Reunion (Country: Taiwan / People's Republic of China; Year: 2011; Director: Tsao Jui-Yuan; Stars: Gua Aleh, Huo Siyan, Lan Zheng-Long (Blue), Kenneth Tsang)
The threat of closure hanging over a long-standing restaurant brings together two generations of friends, family and lovers who must fight to keep it open despite their differences.
Last Call At The Oasis (Country: USA; Year: 2011; Director: Jessica Yu; Writer: Jessica Yu)
Documentary which film sheds light on the vital role water plays in our lives and presents a convincing argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century.
Living Food Communities (Pokot Ash Yoghurt) (Country: Italy; Year: 2011; Director: Francesco Amato, Stefano Scarafia)
Living Food Communities follows Peter and John, who currently coordinate the Slow Food network in Kenya. Their work consists of helping the community to improve animal health, local pastures and food practices.
Lupe Of The Cow (Lupe el de la vaca) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2011; Director: Blanca X. Aguerre)
Documentary focused on the inhabitants of El Corralito, Mexico, who are forced to seek employment as seasonal labourers. However, the current unprofitability of farming activities results in most having to resort to migration to the U.S.
Mugaritz B.S.O. (Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Felipe Ugarte, Juantxo Sardon; Stars: Andoni Luis Aduriz, Felipe Ugarte)
MUGARITZ B.S.O. is a project by the chef Andoni Luis Aduriz and the musician Felipe Ugarte, which combines gastronomy with music.
Oma & Bella (Country: Germany / USA; Year: 2011; Director: Alexa Karolinski)
Oma & Bella is a documentary portrait of two elderly Jewish Holocaust survivors in Berlin whose connection to the past, engagement with the present, and hopes for the future are intricately entwined with the food they make.
The Raw And The Cooked (Das Rohe und das Gekochte) (Country: Germany / Taiwan; Year: 2012; Director: Monika Treut; Writer: Monika Treut)
The Raw And The Cooked is a documentary expedition through the culinary traditions of Taiwan, showing how closely food is connected to the various cultures of this multi-ethnic state
The Scarf (Lepokoa) (Country: Spain / France; Year: 2003; Director: Safy Nebbou; Writer: Andrée Chedid, Safy Nebbou; Stars: Pilar Rodríguez, Joseba Apaolaza, Olatz Beobide, Manu Gaigne)
Teresa is hoping her son will come home for Christmas, but the locals don't believe he will turn up. However, the old woman has prepared a feast and she even bought her son a present.
Should The Wife Confess? (Country: Belgium / Portugal; Year: 2011; Director: Bernardo Camisão; Writer: Sofia Caessa; Stars: Sofia Caessa, Hilbren Buys)
The story of a husband and wife who have found traditional methods of communication to be troublesome, and hope that their shared love of food can help them bond.
Step Up To The Plate (Entre les Bras) (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Paul Lacoste; Stars: Michel Bras, Sébastien Bras)
The story of Michelin starred chef Michel and his son Sébastien, as father prepares to hand over the running of the restaurant to his son after a 15-year apprenticeship.

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