Berlin International Film Festival 2013

A selection of films aimed at younger audiences.

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Pluto Pluto
Pluto and Hide Your Smiling Faces
AninA (Country: Uruguay, Colombia; Year: 2013; Director: Alfredo Soderguit; Stars: Federica Lacanio, Guillermina Pardo, Lucía Parrilla, María Mendive, César Troncoso)
After a fight in the playground, a ten year old girl receives an unusual punishment.
Attack Of The Brainsucker (Country: Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Sid Zanforlin; Writer: Chris Bavota, Sid Zanforlin; Stars: Keyanna Fielding, Arthur Holden, Jeff Lefebvre, Neil Napier, Janine Theriault, Alex Weiner)
Worried parents seek scientific help after their young daughter insists the monsters she's obsessed with are invading her bedroom.
Baby Blues (Country: Poland; Year: 2012; Director: Kasia Roslaniec; Stars: Magdalena Berus, Nikodem Rozbicki, Klaudia Bulka, Michal Trzeciakowski)
Life spins out of control as a teenage mother struggles to cope with caring for her baby.
Capturing Dad (Country: Japan; Year: 2012; Director: Ryota Nakano; Stars: Makiko Watanabe, Erisa Yanagi, Nanoka Matsubara, Kenichi Takito, Satoshi Nikaido)
Two sisters attend the funeral of the father who left their family so long ago thatthey barely remember him.
Don't Expect Praises (Country: China, South Korea; Year: 2012; Director: Yang Jin; Stars: Li Shuchen, Wang Chen, Zhang Yuxuan, Peng Kehao)
Rather than go home to his gran as he is supposed to, a schoolboy decides to stay with his friend's family for the summer.
Mother, I Love You Mother, I Love You
Mother, I Love You and Jin
Eskil & Trinidad (Eskil And Trinidad) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2012; Director: Stephan Apelgren; Stars: Linus Oscarsson, Ann Petrén, Torkel Petersson)
A lonely boy who travels around northern Sweden with his father becomes fascinated by the building of a boat.
The Eternal Night of Twelve Moons (La Eterna Noche De Las Doce Lunas) (Country: Columbia; Year: 2013; Director: Priscila Padilla)
A documentary about the girls' hut into which Wayuu girls move for a year after they firststart menstruating.
Hide Your Smiling Faces (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Daniel Patrick Carbone; Stars: Ryan Jones, Nathan Varnson, Colm O'Leary), Official Site, Trailer
Tragedy forces a group of children to confront their own mortality.
Jin (Country: Turkey; Year: 2013; Director: Reha Erdem; Stars: Deniz Hasgüler, Onur Ünsal, Sabahattin Yakut)
A teenage rebel finds herself caught between the guerillas and the army in Turkish Kurdistan's civil war.
Marussia (Country: France, Russia; Year: 2013; Director: Eva Pervolovici; Stars: Dinara Drukarova, Marie-Isabelle Shteynman, Dounia Sichov, Georges Babluani)
An Eastern European migrant and her small daughter wander the streets of Paris looking for somewhere to stay.
Mother, I Love You (Mammu, Es Tevi Milu) (Country: Latvia; Year: 2013; Director: Janis Nords; Stars: Kristofers Konovalovs, Vita Varpina, Matiss Livcans, Indra Brike)
Desperate not to disappoint his mother, an introverted boy gets into increasingly difficult situations.
Peter (Country: Hungary, Austria; Year: 1934; Director: Hermann Kosterlitz; Stars: Francisca Gaál, Hans Jaray, Felix Bressart)
A street musician cross dresses to get a job in a petrol station.
Pluto (Country: South Korea; Year: 2012; Director: Shin Su-won; Writer: Su-won Shin; Stars: David Lee, Sung June, Cho Sung-ha, Kim Kkob-bi, Kim Kwon)
A boy works hard to try and enter the elite class at his school, but is kept out by a brutal clique.
Red Princesses (Country: Costa Rica, Venezuela; Year: 2013; Director: Laura Astorga Carrera; Stars: Valeria Conejo, Aura Dinarte, Fernando Bolaños, Carol Sanabria)
Life is hard for two girls perpetually on the move with their Sandinista parents.
Satellite Boy (Country: Australia; Year: 2012; Director: Catriona McKenzie; Stars: David Gulpilil, Cameron Wallaby, Joseph Pedley)
A boy embarks on a daring journey to save the land he shares with his grandfather.
Stepping on the Flying Grass (Country: Indonesia; Year: 2012; Director: Eugene Panji; Stars: M Syihab Imam Muttaqin, Rizqullah Maulana Daffa, Iqbal Zuhda Irsyad, Dewi Wulandari Cahyaningrum)
Asked to write a school essay about his dearest wish, a boy determines he will make it come true: he will go to a padang restaurant and eat like a king.
The Swimming Pool (Country: Cuba, Venezuela; Year: 2012; Director: Carlos Machado Quintela; Stars: Raúl Capote, Mónica Molinet, Felipe García, Carlos Javier Martínez, Marcos Costa)
Four young people spend time at the pool on a slow summer day.
Wasteland - So That No One Becomes Aware Of It (Ödland - Damit Keiner Das So Mitbemerkt) (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Anne Kodura)
A documentary about refugee children who have no possessions or security but all the time in the world.
The Zigzag Kid (Country: Netherlands, Belgium; Year: 2012; Director: Vincent Bal; Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Burghart Klaussner, Thomas Simon, Fedja van Huêt, Camille de Pazzis, Jessica Zeylmaker)
A boy told to learn some good behaviour before his Bar Mitzvah is taken on an unexpected adventure by a stranger.

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