Berlin International Film Festival 2013

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Anatomy Of A Departure (Anatomie Des Weggehens) (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Serban Oliver Tataru)
A family who settled in Germany after fleeing the Ceauşescu regime recall their past.
Chiralia (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Santiago Gil; Stars: Lenio Amory Einbeck, Monika Hetterle, Michael Krabbe, Julia Becker, Stephan Bürgi, Hans-Jürgen Alf)
The disappearance of a child becomes a focal point for anxieties at a gathering by a forest lake.
Dancing with Bellies (Die Mit Dem Bauch Tanzen) (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Carolin Genreith)
The director explores her mother's passion for belly dancing.
DeAD (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Sven Halfar; Stars: Tilman Strauß, Thomas Schendel, Judith Rosmair, Niklas Kohrt)
After his mother's suicide, a young man tracks down the man he believes is his father.
End Of Time (Endzeit) (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Sebastian Fritzsch; Stars: Anne von Keller, Alexander Merbeth, Sebastian Ganzert, Heinrich Baumgartner, Elisabeth Wolle)
After a catastrophe, a girl grows up in the woods wondering if she is the last human being left alive.
Free Fall (Freier Fall) (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Stephan Lacant; Stars: Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt, Katharina Schüttler, Maren Kroymann)
Life turns upside down for a young man whose partner is expecting their fiest chld when he goes on a training course and falls in love with a male colleague.
I Will Not Lose (Einzelkämpfer) (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Sandra Kaudelka)
The experiences of former athletes who pushed their bodies and minds to the limit.
Kalifornia (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Laura Mahlberg; Stars: Pavel Bobrov, Elvira Köhler, Anselm Breier, Barbara Kosariszuk)
A man leaves his trailer in the dunes in search of a new home and a new way of life.
Metamorphosen (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Sebastian Mez)
A visit to the suthern Urals and one of the most radioactively contaminated regions on Earth.
Reality 2.0 (Country: Germany; Year: 2012; Director: Victor Orozco Ramirez)
A short animated documentary about drug-related violence in Mexico.
The Revenants (Die Wiedergänger) (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Andreas Bolm; Stars: Edda Bolm, Joachim Rüdig, Dominic Stermann)
A boy wandering in the forest finds a hippy couple living in a remote hermitage.
The Shine Of Day (Der Glanz Des Tages) (Country: Austria; Year: 2012; Director: Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel; Stars: Walter Saabel, Philipp Hochmair, Vitali Leonti)
An encounter with a drifter reminds a young actor that life is not just a stage.
Silvi - Maybe Love (Silvi) (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Nico Sommer; Stars: Lina Wendel, Thorsten Merten, Harald Polzin, Iván Gallardo, Peter Trabner)
When her husband unexpectedly walks out after 25 years, Silvi responds with vigour and plunges headlong into a series of adventures.
Two Mothers (Zwei Mütter) (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Anne Zohra Berrached; Stars: Karina Plachetka, Sabine Wolf)
A married couple who long for a child find most sperm banks won't help same sex couples, so try a less official route.

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