The Wall and My Brother The Devil
(Country: Taiwan; Year: 2011; Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien and 19 additional directors)
Short film collection themed around the "unique attributes of Taiwan".
Belief, Love, Death (Glaube, Liebe, Tod)
(Country: Austria; Year: 2011; Director: Peter Kern; Stars: Traute Furthner, Peter Kern, Joao Moreira Pedrosa)
Belief, Love, Death is a tense film which uses an intimate mother-son relationship to explore the ‘clash of civilisations’ mentality and the inability to love.
Calm At Sea (La mer à l'aube)
(Country: France / Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Volker Schlöndorff; Stars: Léo Paul Salmain, Ulrich Matthes, Martin Loizillon, Jacob Matschenz, André Jung)
A story of two young men on opposing forces during World War II - one a French resistance fighter; the other a German soldier who must gain revenge for the death of a German army officer at the hand of resistance troops.
(Country: USA; Year: 2011; Director: Stephen Elliott; Stars: Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Heather Graham, Dev Patel, Lili Taylor)
A drama centered on 18 year-old Angelina who becomes involved in pornography to try and earn enough money to escape her background.
Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood
(Country: Italy / Romania / France; Year: 2012; Director: Daniele Vicari; Stars: Elio Germano, Jennifer Ulrich, Claudio Santamaria)
Told from different perspectives, the camera describes the events of the violent G8 protests in Genoa, sticking close to the heels of both perpetrators and targets, until the whole bloody truth is told. The Berlinale’s Panorama section is also screening another documentary on this topic, entitled The Summit.
Iron Sky and 10+10
(Country: France/Poland/Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Malgorzata Szumowska; Writer: Tine Byrckel, Malgorzata Szumowska; Stars: Juliette Binoche, Joanna Kulig, Anaïs Demoustier)
A researcher working with young sex workers comes to question the advantages she has enjoyed in life.
(Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Tony Gatlif; Writer: Stéphane Hessel; Stars: Isabel Vendrell Cortès)
Film which uses a mixture of dramatised scenes and real-life events to follow an illegal immigrant travelling across a Europe in transition.
(Country: Finland, Australia, Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Timo Vuorensola; Writer: Johanna Sinisalo, Jarmo Puskala, Michael Kalesniko; Stars: Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, Julia Dietze, Udo Kier, Peta Sergeant, Kym Jackson, Stephanie Paul, Monika Gossmann, Jim Knobeloch, Yuki Iwamoto, Tero Kaukomaa, Tilo Prückner, Nick Dong-Sik, Jeffrey Coulas, Michael Cullen)
Nazis return from a 70-year sabbatical on the Moon back to Earth, where they plan to violently return to power.
(Country: People's Republic of China / Taiwan; Year: 2011; Director: Doze, Niu Chen-Zer; Stars: Shu Qi, Vicky Zhao, Ethan Juan, Mark Jau)
Filmed in the vibrant colours of contemporary pop culture and pervaded by the easy-going humour of a sitcom, this unbelievably charming episodic film comprises several loosely connected stories that describe the zeitgeist of young urbanites in today’s Taipeh.
My Brother The Devil
(Country: UK; Year: 2012; Director: Sally El Hosaini; Writer: Sally El Hosaini, Aymen Hamdouchi; Stars: James Floyd, Fady Elsayed, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elarica Gallacher, Nasser Memarzia, Letitia Wright, Nicola Harrison, Ashley Bashy Thomas, Anthony Welsh, Frieda Thiel, Arnold Oceng, Aymen Hamdouchi, Malachi Kirby, Leemore Marrett Jr., Michael-Joel David Stuart)
A pair of British Arab brothers trying to get by in gangland London learn the extraordinary courage it takes to be yourself.
Elles and Xingu
My Way (Mai-wei)
(Country: Republic of Korea (South Korea); Year: 2011; Director: Kang Je-kyu; Stars: Jang Dong-gun, Joe Odagiri, Fan Bingbing)
An epic war drama which for the first time tells the story of the Second World War from a Korean point of view.
The Parade (Parada)
(Country: Serbia / Croatia / Macedonia / Slovenia; Year: 2011; Director: Srdjan Dragojevic; Writer: Srdjan Dragojevic; Stars: Nikola Kojo, Milos Samolov, Hristina Popovic, Goran Jevtic, Toni Mihailovski)
Srdjan Dragojević’s film takes a comedic look at survival strategies for gays in Serbia and at a society that even now, years after the Balkan war, is still fragmented and riven by two entrenched fronts.
The Wall (Die Wand)
(Country: Austria / Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Julian Roman Pölsler; Stars: Martina Gedeck)
A woman chronicles her time after becoming separated from the rest of humanity.
The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears
(Country: Macedonia / Germany / Slovenia / Belgium; Year: 2011; Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska; Writer: Teona Strugar Mitevska; Stars: Victoria Abril, Labina Mitevska, Jean Marie Galey, Arben Bajraktaraj)
The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears begins in the hustle and bustle of Paris before following its protagonists deep into the forests of Macedonia in a story of tragedy and loss infused with magical powers and strange coincidences.
(Country: Brazil; Year: 2011; Director: Cao Hamburger; Writer: Cao Hamburger, Anna Muylaert, Helena Soarez; Stars: João Miguel, Felipe Camargo, Caio Blat, Maria Flor)
Three brothers stumble upon the Xingu tribe during an exploration of central Brazil and subsequently devote their lives to protecting and preserving the Xingu culture in the face of encroachment from the contemporary world.