Berlin International Film Festival 2013

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The Strange Little Cat The Strange Little Cat
The Strange Little Cat and Computer Chess
The 727 Days Without Karamo (Die 727 Tage Ohne Karamo) (Country: Austria; Year: 2013; Director: Anja Salomonowitz)
A documentary about the difficulties faced by bi-national couples.
The Battle of Tabatô (Country: Guinea-Bissau, Portugal; Year: 2013; Director: João Viana; Stars: Imutar Djebaté, Fatu Djebaté, Mamadu Baio )
An old man returns to his homeland for his daughter's wedding.
Boundary (Fahtum Pandinsoong) (Country: Thailand, Cambodia, France; Year: 2013; Director: Nontawat Numbenchapol; Stars: Sitthipong Junthasuk)
A documentary exploring the divisions in Thai society and the country's troubled relationship with its neighbour, Cambodia.
Computer Chess (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Andrew Bujalski; Writer: Andrew Bujalski; Stars: Patrick Riester, Myles Paige, James Curry, Robin Schwartz, Gerald Peary, Wiley Wiggins)
Early nerds congregate at a convention with a surreal twist.
Char... the No Man's Island (...Moddhikhane Char) (Country: India, Japan, Italy, Denmark, Norway; Year: 2012; Director: Sourav Sarangi)
A visit to the island of Char, on the border between India and Bangladesh and a haven for smugglers.
No Man's Land No Man's Land
No Man's Land and Viola
Circles (Country: Serbia, Germany, France, Croatia, Slovenia; Year: 2013; Director: Srdan Golubovic; Writer: Srdjan Koljevic, Melina Pota Koljevic; Stars: Aleksandar Bercek, Leon Lucev, Nebojsa Glogovac, Hristina Popovic, Nikola Rakocevic, Vuk Kostic)
Five people are affected by a tragic heroic act. Twenty years later, all of them will confront the past through their own crises. Will they overcome guilt, frustration and their urge for revenge? Will they do the right thing, at all costs?
Cold Bloom (Sakura Namiki No Mankai No Shita Ni) (Country: Japan; Year: 2012; Director: Atsushi Funahashi; Stars: Asami Usuda, Takahiro Miura, Yo Takahashi, Yurei Yanagi, Taro Suwa)
A man and a woman who work in the same factory find themselves drawn into an impossible relationship.
Coming Forth By Day (Al-khoroug Lel-nahar) (Country: Egypt, United Arab Emirates; Year: 2012; Director: Hala Lotfy; Stars: Donia Maher, Salma Al-Najjar, Ahmed Loutfi)
A young woman resigned to life as a carer glimpses a different way of living during a rare evening out.
Cousin Jules (Country: France; Year: 1972; Director: Dominique Benicheti)
m A rediscovered masterpiece of world cinema, focused on the everyday life of a farmer (the filmmaker’s cousin) and his wife in the remote French countryside.
Crossroads Of Youth (Cheongchun’s Sipjaro) (Country: Korea; Year: 1934; Director: Jong-hwa An)
The oldest surviving Korean film tells the story of a brother and sister and their first taste of city life.
Portrait Of Jason Portrait Of Jason
Portrait Of Jason and Dark Matter
Dark Matter (Materia Oscura) (Country: Italy; Year: 2013; Director: Massimo D'Anolfi, Martina Parenti)
A visit to the ruined environment of a military testing site.
The Daughter (I Kóri) (Country: Greece, Italy; Year: 2012; Director: Thanos Anastopoulos; Stars: Savina Alimani, Aggelos Papadimas, Yorgos Simeonidis, Ieronymos Kaletsanos )
As Greek society threatens to collapse following sweeping cuts, a daughte desperately searches for her father.
Echolot (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Athanasios Karanikolas; Stars: Aenne Schwarz, Lena Vogt, Nina Horvath, Julian Keck)
A group of friends assembles following a suicide.
Elelwani (Country: South Africa; Year: 2012; Director: Ntshavheni Wa Luruli; Stars: Florence Masebe, Ashifashabba Muleya, Vusi Kunene)
A student arrives home to discover she has been betrothed to her tribal chief.
Engagement Ring (Konyaku Yubiwa) (Country: Japan; Year: 1950; Director: Keisuke Kinoshita; Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Toshiro Mifune, Jukichi Uno)
A young woman is torn between love and duty when she falls for her ailing husband's doctor.
The Plague The Plague
The Plague and Powerless
The Eternal Return Of Antonis Paraskevas (I Aionia Epistrofi Tou Antoni Paraskeua) (Country: Greece; Year: 2013; Director: Elina Psykou; Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Syllas Tzoumerkas, Theodora Tzimou)
A faded TV celebrity desperate for attention fakes his own kidnapping and hides out in an abandoned luxury hotel.
Everyday Objects (Halbschatten) (Country: Germany, France; Year: 2013; Director: Nicolas Wackerbarth; Stars: Anne Ratte-Polle, Leonard Proxauf, Emma Bading, Nathalie Richard, Maren Kroymann)
Waiting for her lover at his luxury villa, a woman interacts awkwardly with his uncertain children.
Farewell To Dream (Yuyake Gumo) (Country: Japan; Year: 1956; Director: Keisuke Kinoshita; Stars: Shinji Tanaka, Yuko Mochizuki, Yoshiko Kuga, Eijiro Touno, Takahiro Tamura, Isuzu Yamada)
A youth from a poor background faces the loss of his dreams and of everything he loves.
Father's Garden - The Love Of My Parents (Vaters Garten - Die Liebe Meiner Eltern) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2013; Director: Peter Liechti)
The director examines his parents' relationship and changing gender roles.
Forgetting to Know You (Mo Sheng) (Country: China; Year: 2013; Director: Quan Ling; Stars: Hong Tao, Xiaodong Guo)
A marriage comes apart under the strain of financial difficulties.
Circles Circles
Circles and A Single Shot
For Marx... (Za Marksa...) (Country: Russia; Year: 2012; Director: Svetlana Baskova; Stars: Sergey Pakhomov, Vladimir Epifantsev, Victor Sergachev, Lavrenty Svetlichny, Aleksandr Kovalev)
A new trade union in a metal factory faces brutal repression.
Fynbos (Country: South Africa, Greece; Year: 2012; Director: Harry Patramanis; Stars: Jessica Haines, Warrick Grier, Standiwe Kgoroge, Susan Danford)
Speculation follows the disappearance of a real estate agent's wife.
Hélio Oiticica (Country: Brazil; Year: 2012; Director: Cesar Oiticica Filho)
A collection of visual and auditory material assembled in remembrance of the artst by his nephew.
I'm Not Dead (Je Ne Suis Pas Mort) (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Mehdi Ben Attia; Stars: Mehdi Dehbi, Maria de Medeiros, Emmanuel Salinger, Driss Ramdi, Judith Davis)
An esteemed professor dies and finds his spirit trapped within the body of an ethnically Algerian student.
In Bloom (Country: Georgia, Germany, France; Year: 2013; Director: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß; Stars: Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria)
Two young women come of age in the troubled time following Georgian independence.
I Used To Be Darker I Used To Be Darker
I Used To Be Darker and The Meteor
I Used To Be Darker (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Matthew Porterfield; Writer: Amy Belk, Matthew Porterfield; Stars: Deragh Campbell, Hannah Gross, Kim Taylor, Ned Oldham, Geoff Grace, Nick Petr)
A runaway seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore, only to find their marriage ending and her cousin in crisis. In the days that follow, the family struggles to let go while searching for things to sustain them.
Jubilation Street (Kanko No Machi) (Country: Japan; Year: 1944; Director: Keisuke Kinoshita; Stars: Ken Uehara, Mitsuko, Mitsuko Mito, Eijirou Touno, Chiyo Nobu, Makoto Nobori, Mitsuko Lida)
A wartime propaganda film designed to encourage sympathy for domestic evacuees.
Killing Strangers (Matar Extraños) (Country: Mexico, Denmark; Year: 2013; Director: Jacob Secher Schulsinger, Nicolás Pereda; Stars: Gabino Rodríguez, Esthel Vogrig, Tenoch Huerta, Harold Torres)
Actors prepare to renenact part of the Mexican Revolution.
A Legend Or Was It? (Shito No Densetsu) (Country: Japan; Year: 1963; Director: Keisuke Kinoshita; Stars: Shima Iwashita, Mariko Kaga, Go Kato, Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshi Kato, Bunta Sugawara)
A brutal western illuminates the effecs of war on civilians.
The Meteor (Country: Canada; Year: 2013; Director: François Delisle; Writer: François Delisle; Stars: Noémie Godin Vigneau, François Delisle, Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Pogonat, François Papineau, Andrée Lachapelle)
Forty-something Pierre, his mother and his wife are linked by crime, guilt and loneliness. Like casualties of love and desire, they are dying to stick their heads above water and breathe the air of life.
No Man's Land (Terra De Ninguém) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2012; Director: Salomé Lamas; Writer: Salomé Lamas)
A former mercenary confesses to the brutal acts for which he is responsible.
La Paz (Country: Argentina; Year: 2013; Director: Santiago Loza; Stars: Lisandro Rodriguez, Andrea Strenitz, Fidelia Batallanos Michel, Ricardo Felix)
A young man attempts to readjust to life after being released from a psychiatric hospital.
The Plague (La Plaga) (Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Neus Ballús; Stars: Raül Molist, Maria Ros, Rosemarie Abella, Iurie Timbur, Maribel Martí)
Five people struggle to get by in the tough economic conditions around Barcelona.
Portrait Of Jason (Country: USA; Year: 1967; Director: Shirley Clarke; Stars: Shirley Clarke, Jason Holliday, Carl Lee)
Documentary about a gay black prostitute.
Powerless (Country: India; Year: 2013; Director: Fahad Mustafa, Deepti Kakkar)
The battle against electricity theft in Konpur is complicated by local resentment of perceived profiteering.
Roots (Senzo Ni Naru) (Country: Japan; Year: 2013; Director: Kaoru Ikeya)
An elderly woodcutter works to rebuild his house in the afermathof the 2011 tsunami.
Shirley - Visions of Reality (Country: Austria; Year: 2013; Director: Gustav Deutsch; Stars: Stephanie Cumming, Christoph Bach)
13 Edward Hopper paintings come to life.
Sieniawka (Country: Germany, Poland; Year: 2013; Director: Marcin Malaszczak; Stars: Stefan Szyzszka, Stanislaw Cheminski, Jerzy Szlosar, Franciszek Zajdel)
A men's shelter in former coal mining country faces hard times.
A Single Shot (Country: US, UK, Canada; Year: 2013; Director: David M. Rosenthal; Stars: Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Kelly Reilly, Jason Isaacs, Jeffrey Wright)
A hunter who accidentally shoots a woman decides to cover up the accident after finding a bag of money.
Stemple Pass (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: James Benning)
An experimental exploration of the psyche of the Unabomber.
A Stranger (Obrana I Zastita) (Country: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Year: 2013; Director: Bobo Jelcic; Stars: Bogdan Diklic, Nada Gjurevska, Ivana Roscic, Izudin Bajrovic )
A funeral prompts a man to struggle with his internalised fears about intercultural conflict.
The Strange Little Cat (Das Merkwürdige Kätzchen) (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Ramon Zürcher; Writer: Ramon Zürcher; Stars: Jenny Schily, Anjorka Strechel, Mia Kasalo, Luk Pfaff, Matthias Dittmer)
An intimate look at a family preparing to eat dinner togather in a Berlin apartment.
Together (Tian Mi Mi) (Country: Taiwan; Year: 2012; Director: Hsu Chao-jen; Stars: Shao-yang Huang, Lieh Lee, Sonia Sui, Kenny Bee)
A teenager observes the broken relationships around him.
The Town of Whales (Kujira No Machi) (Country: Japan; Year: 2012; Director: Keiko Tsuruoka; Stars: Momoko Tobita, Sui Katano, Sakiko Yamaguchi, Kentaro Sato, Masaru Nakashima)
Three schoolgirls travel to Tokyo in search of the missing brother of one of them.
To The Wolf (Sto Lyko) (Country: Greece, France; Year: 2013; Director: Christina Koutsospyrou, Aran Hughes; Stars: Giorgos Katsaros, Ilias Katsaros, Spiridoula Katsarou, Adam Paxnis, Kiki Paxni)
Old shepherds struggle to get by in the Greek mountains.
Viola (Country: Argentina; Year: 2012; Director: Matías Piñeiro; Stars: María Villar, Romina Paula, Agustina Muñoz, Elisa Carricajo, Esteban Bigliardi)
The lines between fiction and reality blur for an all-female Shakespeare troupe.
The Weight Of Elephants (Das Gewicht Der Elefanten) (Country: New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden; Year: 2013; Director: Daniel Joseph Borgman; Stars: Demos Murphy, Angelina Cottrell, Matthew Sunderland, Catherine Wilkin)
The arrival of two new girls in the neighbourhood prompts a lonely boy to step out of his imaginary world and try real life fun and adventure.
What Happened To This City? (Kya Hua Is Shahar Ko?) (Country: India; Year: 1986; Director: Deepa Dhanraj)
A documentary looking at fundamentalism and the escalating tension between Hindus and Muslims in Hyderabad.
When I Saw You (Lamma Shoftak) (Country: Palestinian Territories, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Greece; Year: 2012; Director: Annemarie Jacir; Stars: Mahmoud Asfa, Saleh Bakri, Ruba Blal, Firas Taybeh, Ali Elayan)
A boy from a refugee camp goes in search of his father and makes friends with PLO fighters.
Woman (Onna) (Country: Japan; Year: 1948; Director: Keisuke Kinoshita; Stars: Mitsuko Mito, Eitaro Ozawa)
A dancer struggles to escape the clutches of her aggressive lover.
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