Berlin International Film Festival 2013

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Concussion Concussion
Concussion and Workers
The Act Of Killing (Country: Denmark, Norway, UK; Year: 2012; Director: Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn)
People responsible for the mass murder of suspeced Communists at the onset of the military regime in 1965 are challenged to restage their actions and question the pride they still take in them.
Art/Violence (Country: Palestinian Territories, USA; Year: 2013; Director: Udi Aloni, Batoul Taleb, Mariam Abu Khaled)
Three young women turn grief into an artistic form of rebellion.
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.
Bambi (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Sébastien Lifshitz; Stars: Marie-Pierre Pruvot)
The story of one individual's journey through gender role transition to live as a beautiful woman.
Behind The Camera (Country: South Korea; Year: 2013; Director: E J-yong; Stars: Youn Yuh-jung, Park Hee-soon, Kang Hye-jung, Kim Ok-vin)
The director and stars play themselves in a film about filmmaking.
Salma Salma
Salma and A World Not Ours
Belated (Deshora) (Country: Argentina, Colombia, Norway; Year: 2013; Director: Bárbara Sarasola-Day; Stars: Luís Ziembrowski, Alejandro Buitrago, María Ucedo)
Things change for a couple in a troubled marriage when a young man arrives on the scene.
Belleville Baby (Country: Sweden; Year: 2013; Director: Mia Engberg)
The director looks back at her youthful romance in Paris with a small-time criminal.
Born This Way (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Shaun Kadlec, Deb Tullmann; Stars: Alice Nkom)
A visit to a support centre for LGBT people in Cameroon, and the judge who is fighting for their rights.
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Country: Belgium, Netherlands; Year: 2012; Director: Felix van Groeningen; Stars: Johan Heldenbergh, Veerle Baetens, Nell Cattrysse)
A young couple fall in love and life seems to hurtle along at a breakneck pace.
Burn It Up Djassa (Country: Cote d'Ivoire, France; Year: 2012; Director: Lonesome Solo; Stars: Abdoul Karim Konaté, Adelaïde Ouattara, Mamadou Diomandé, Souleymane Bamba)
A story of life, dance and poetry in the Wassakara slum just before the outbreak of war.
Frances Ha Frances Ha
Frances Ha and Don Jon
Cold (Soguk) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2012; Director: Ugur Yücel; Stars: Cenk Medet Alibeyoglu, A Rifat Sungar)
in the middle of winter, a married man falls in love with a Russian sex worker.
Concussion (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Stacie Passon; Writer: Stacie Passon; Stars: Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Julie Fain Lawrence, Emily Kinney, Laila Robins)
A frustrated woman secretly becomes a lesbian escort.
Don Jon (Don Jon's Addiction) (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Writer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, Rob Brown)
A porn-obsessed man tries to give up the one-night stands when he meets a woman whose appeal might exceed his fantasies.
Exposed: Beyond Burlesque (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Beth B; Stars: World Famous *Bob*, Rose Wood, Julie Atlas Muz, Mat Fraser, Bunny Love, Dirty Martini, Bambi the Mermaid, James Habacker, Tigger!)
A celebration of the neo-Burlesque scene in New York, in all its diversity.
Fatal (Kashi-ggot) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2012; Director: Lee Don-ku; Stars: Nam Yeon-woo, Yan Jo-a, Hong Jeong-ho, Kang Ki-doong)
A man's decision to join a group of Christians leads to a fateful meeting with the woman his gang raped ten years earlier.
Rock The Casbah Rock The Casbah
Rock The Casbah and Lovelace
Fifi Howls From Happiness (Fifi Az Khoshhali Zooze Mikeshad) (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Mitra Farahani; Stars: Bahman Mohassess)
The artist Bahman Mohassess works on his final creation.
A Fold In My Blanket (Chemi Sabnis Naketsi) (Country: Georgia; Year: 2013; Director: Zaza Rusadze; Stars: Tornike Bziava, Tornike Gogrichiani, Zura Kipshidze, Avtandil Makharadze, Giorgi Nakashidze)
Conformity and oppression in a small town community.
Frances Ha (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Noah Baumbach; Writer: Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig; Stars: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen, Patrick Heusinger, Teddy Cañez, Hannah Dunne, Grace Gummer, William Todd Levinson, Marina Squerciati, Finnerty Steeves)
Lightning-in-a-bottle, Noah Baumbach’s love poem to his star and co-writer Greta Gerwig recalls Godard’s early celebrations of Anna Karina, but, as a New York movie, it’s beautiful in a brand new way.
Gut Renovation (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Su Friedrich)
A look at the gentrification of a Bohemian neighbourhood in Williamsburg.
Habi, the Foreigner (Habi, La Extranjera) (Country: Argentina, Brazil; Year: 2013; Director: María Florencia Álvarez; Stars: Martina Juncadella, Martín Slipak, María Luisa Mendonça, Lucía Alfonsín)
Fascinated by the Muslim community she is encountering for the first time, a young woman decides to take on somebody else's identity.
Upstream Color Upstream Color
Upstream Color and Reaching For The Moon
Inch'Allah (Country: Canada, France; Year: 2012; Director: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette; Stars: Evelyne Brochu, Sabrina Ouazani, Yousef Sweid, Sivan Levy, Carlo Brandt)
A French Canadian doctor commutes between Israel and the West Bank, bringing an outsider's perspectiveto two very different worlds.
Interior. Leather Bar. (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Travis Mathews, James Franco; Writer: Travis Mathews; Stars: Val Lauren, James Franco, Travis Mathews, Christian Patrick, Brenden Gregory)
An attempt to recreate 40 minutes of gay bdsm-focused footage cut from William Friedkin's 1980 crime thriller Cruising.
It's All So Quiet (Boven Is Het Stil) (Country: Netherlands, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Nanouk Leopold; Stars: Jeroen Willems, Henri Garcin, Wim Opbrouck, Martijn Lakemeier)
A Dutch farmer opens up about his emotional distance as he anticipates the impending death of his father.
Jury (Country: South Korea; Year: 2012; Director: Kim Dong-ho; Stars: Ahn Sung-ki, Kang Soo-yeon, Katsue Tomiyama)
A satire about the conflicts between members of a jury convened to review a film.
Kai Po Che (Country: India; Year: 2013; Director: Abhishek Kapoor; Stars: Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkumar, Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri)
Three ambitious young cricketers find their friebdship threatened by the incrasing violence between Hindus and Muslims in Gujarat.
The Act Of Killing The Act Of Killing
The Act Of Killing and Belleville Baby
The Legend Of Paul And Paula (Die Legende Von Paul Und Paula) (Country: Germany; Year: 1973; Director: Heiner Carow; Stars: Angelica Domröse, Winfried Glatzeder)
Two longtime friends fall in love but approach the relationship in very different ways.
Lifelong (Hayatboyu) (Country: Turkey, Germany, Netherlands; Year: 2013; Director: Asli Özge; Stars: Defne Halman, Hakan Cimenser)
A tale of lost love and the increasing alienation that blights a middle class couple's relationship.
Lose Your Head (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Stefan Westerwelle, Patrick Schuckmann; Stars: Fernando Tielve, Marko Mandic, Sesede Terziyan, Stavros Yagulis, Samia Chancrin)
A young Spaniard's discovery that he looks like a missing person renders him strangely vulnerable to the whims of a stranger.
Lovelace (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman; Writer: Andy Bellin; Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, James Franco, Sharon Stone)
The story of Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace.
Love Battles (Mes Séances De Lutte) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Jacques Doillon; Stars: Sara Forestier, James Thiérrée)
A death, a man, a woman, an experiment.
Interior. Leather Bar. Interior. Leather Bar.
Interior. Leather Bar. and Narco Cultura
La Maison De La Radio (Country: France, Japan; Year: 2012; Director: Nicolas Philibert)
A journey into the creative interior of Radio France.
Maladies (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Carter; Stars: James Franco, Catherine Keener, Fallon Goodson, David Straithairn, Alan Cumming)
A disillusioned actor, a cross dresser and a woman who barely speaks form a complex friendship.
My Sisters (Meine Schwestern) (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Lars Kraume; Stars: Jördis Triebel, Nina Kunzendorf, Lisa Hagmeister, Beatrice Dalle, Angela Winkler)
A woman anticipating a heart operation spends what may be her last weekend with her two sisters.
Naked Opera (Country: Luxembourg, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Angela Christlieb)
As a rich, powerful man succumbs to terminal illness, his human side becomes apparent.
Narco Cultura (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Shaul Schwarz)
An examination of Mexican drug cartels’ influence in pop culture on both sides of the border as experienced by an LA narcocorrido singer dreaming of stardom and a Juarez crime scene investigator on the front line of Mexico’s Drug War.
Yesterday Never Ends Yesterday Never Ends
Yesterday Never Ends and Exposed: Beyond Burlesque
Out In East Berlin - Lesbians And Gays In The GDR (Out In Ost-Berlin - Lesben Und Schwule In Der DDR) (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Jochen Hick, Andreas Strohfeldt)
The lives of lesbian and gay people in East Germany are revealed through four generations of testimony.
Parade (Country: France, US; Year: 2012; Director: Olivier Meyrou; Stars: Fabrice Champion)
A former trapeze artist who was paralysed from the waist down in an accident works to develop a circus in whichhe can demonstrate his acrobatic skill on the ground.
Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2012; Director: Daniel Young)
A potrait of the legendary Beat Generation writer and composer.
Reaching For The Moon (Country: Brazil; Year: 2013; Director: Bruno Barreto; Stars: Miranda Otto, Gloria Pires, Tracy Middendorf, Treat Williams), Trailer
The poet Elizabeth Bishop falls in love and finds inspiration.
Rock The Casbah (Rock Ba-Casba) (Country: Israel, France; Year: 2012; Director: Yariv Horowitz; Stars: Yon Tumarkin, Yotam Ishay, Roy Nik, Iftach Rave, Khawla Alhaj Debsi)
A young Israeli soldier is killed in a guerilla attack in Gaza, with a profound effect on those left behind.
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? and The Broken Circle Breakdown
Roland Klick - The Heart Is A Hungry Hunter (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Sandra Prechtel; Stars: Roland Klick, Otto Sander, Eva Mattes, David Hess, Hark Bohm)
A documentary portrait of the controversial filmmaker.
Salma (Country: UK, India; Year: 2013; Director: Kim Longinotto; Writer: Ollie Huddleston)
The story of a woman shut away by her family for 25 years, who became a published poet, politician and activist.
Sing Me the Songs that Say I Love You - A Concert for Kate McGarrigle (Country: US; Year: 2012; Director: Lian Lunson; Stars: Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Anna McGarrigle)
A concert is held to commemorate the influential musician.
Something In The Way (Country: Indonesia; Year: 2013; Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja; Stars: Reza Rahadian, Ratu Felisha, Verdi Solaiman)
A deeply religious taxi driver with an obsessive appetite for pornography falls in love with the sex worker who lives next door.
So Much Water (Tanta Agua) (Country: Uruguay, Mexico, Netherlands, Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Ana Guevara Pose, Leticia Jorge Romero; Stars: Malú Chouza, Néstor Guzzini, Joaquín Castiglioni)
A 14 year old girl on a family holiday is dismayed by the endless rain, but then makes new friends.
State 194 (Country: US, Israel; Year: 2012; Director: Dan Setton; Stars: Salam Fayyed)
A documentary following Salam Fayyed, Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority, as he works to have his country recognised by the United Nations as an independent state.
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.
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard (Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway; Year: 2013; Director: Simon Klose)
An exploration of the complex social and political issues around the Pirate Bay trials.
Two Girls Against The Rain (Country: Cambodia; Year: 2012; Director: Sao Sopheak)
The story of a lesbian couple whose love has survived the brutality of the Khmer Rouge and decades of social ostracism.
Upstream Color (Upstream Colour) (Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Shane Carruth; Writer: Shane Carruth; Stars: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins)
A man and woman are drawn together as they try to reassemble their wrecked lives.
White Night (Baek Ya) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2012; Director: LeeSong Hee-il; Stars: Won Tae-hee, Yi Yi-kyung, Hyun Sung)
A man travels to Seoul to meet a friend from the internet and unravel the threads of his past.
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Country: Taiwan; Year: 2013; Director: Arvin Chen; Stars: Richie Jen, Mavis Fan, Stone, Kimi Hsia, Lawrence Ko)
A married man whose wife wants another child tentatively reconnects with his gay identity.
Workers (Country: Mexico, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: José Luis Valle; Stars: Susana Salazar, Jesús Padilla)
A loyal factory cleaner is refused a pension whilst a maid finds herself employed by the dog who inherited the house where she works.
A World Not Ours (Country: Lebanon, United Kingdom, Denmark; Year: 2012; Director: Mahdi Fleifel)
Personal study of life in the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp.
Yesterday Never Ends (Ayer No Termina Nunca) (Country: Spain; Year: 2013; Director: Isabel Coixet; Stars: Javier Cámara, Candela Peña)
Ten years after their son's death, his parents meet at the site of his grave, which is about to be bulldozed to make way for a mega-casino.
Youth (Country: Israel, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Tom Shoval; Stars: Eitan Cunio, David Cunio, Moshe Ivgy, Gita Amely, Shirili Deshe)
Two men trying to be good sons and save their families from ruin become violent kidnappers.

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