Berlin International Film Festival 2015

Selection of films for younger audiences. The Kplus films will be judged by a jury of 11 to 14-year-olds and the 14plus films by a jury of 14-18-year-olds. A selection of short films also plays in this section.

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The Beat Beneath My Feet (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: John Williams; Writer: Michael Müller, Michael Müller; Stars: Luke Perry, Nicholas Galitzine, Lisa Dillon, Verity Pinter, James Tarpey, Simon Lowe, Christian O'Connell, Ian Virgo, Ewen MacIntosh, Elisabeth Hopper, Derek Allassani, Simon Allen, Saudiq Baoku, Nathan Benson, Benjamin Colbourne)
A teenager discovers his neighbour is a disgraced rock star who 'died' eight years ago for tax reason.
International premiere. 14plus.
Confetti Harvest (Dorsvloer vol Confetti) (Country: Belgium, Netherlands; Year: 2014; Director: Tallulah Hazekamp Schwab; Writer: Franca Treur, Chris Westendorp, Chris Westendorp; Stars: Suzan Boogaerdt, Genio de Groot, Yannick de Waal, Hendrikje Nieuwerf, Tom van Kessel, Steven van Watermeulen, Peter Barlage)
Being the only girl in a seven-sibling family, nobody pays much attention to 12-year-old Katelijne. While other children her age are having fun discovering what it means to become a teen, her strict protestant parents and village community see only the temptations of the devil.
International premiere. Kplus.
Corbo (Country: Canada; Year: 2014; Director: Mathieu Denis; Writer: Mathieu Denis; Stars: Anthony Therrien, Antoine L'Écuyer, Karelle Tremblay, Tony Nardi, Marie Brassard, Jean-François Pronovost, Dino Tavarone, Francis Ducharme, Simon Pigeon, Maxime Mailloux, Laurent-Christophe De Ruelle, Jean-François Poulin, Stéphane Demers, Franco Montesano)
A teenager in Sixties Canada moves from a pro-independence stance to terrorism.
European premiere. 14plus.
Flocking (Flocken) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2015; Director: Beata Gårdeler; Writer: Emma Broström; Stars: Malin Levanon, Ville Virtanen, Henrik Dorsin, Eva Melander, Jakob Öhrman, Julia Grönberg, Fatime Azemi, Ayeling Naylin, John Ristu)
After a teenage girl reports a rape, her village ostracises her and her family.
World premiere. 14plus
Golden Kingdom (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Brian Perkins; Writer: Brian Perkins; Stars: Shine Htet Zaw, Ko Yin Saw Ri, Ko Yin Than Maung, Ko Yin Maung Sein)
In elegiac images, this film captures the meditative life of four novice monks in Myanmar. When they are suddenly left on their own, their world begins to unravel and lose its everyday rhythm. The boys are faced with some of the toughest challenges of their young lives. Then gunshots ring out from the valley far below.
World premiere. Kplus.
Mini And The Mozzies (Cykelmyggen og Minibillen) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2014; Director: Jannik Hastrup, Flemming Quist Møller; Writer: Flemming Quist Møller)
A tiny beetle's adventures in a flea circus.
European premiere. Kplus.
My Skinny Sister (Min lilla syster) (Country: Sweden, Germany; Year: 2015; Director: Sanna Lenken; Writer: Sanna Lenken; Stars: Maxim Mehmet, Henrik Norlén, Annika Hallin, Amy Diamond, Bahador Foladi, Amy Deasismont, Emelie Strömberg, Rebecka Josephson, Karin de Frumerie, Ellen Lindbom, Åsa Janson, Elisabeth Callejas, Julia Marko-Nord, Noam Asseraf, Hugo Wijk)
For Stella, her big sister Katja is beautiful and a divine figure skater. When Stella realises that Katja throws up nearly everything she eats, she is forced to choose between her concern for her loyalty. At the same time she has her own private worries to deal with.
International premiere. Kplus.
Nena (Country: Netherlands, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Saskia Diesing; Writer: Saskia Diesing, Esther Gerritsen; Stars: Gijs Blom, Monic Hendrickx, Abbey Hoes, Fabian Jansen, André Jung, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Jelmer Ouwerkerk)
A teenager is faced with a suicide attempt by her disabled dad.
International premiere. 14plus.
Paper Planes (Country: Australia; Year: 2014; Director: Robert Connolly; Writer: Robert Connolly, Steve Worland; Stars: Sam Worthington, Ed Oxenbould, Deborah Mailman, Nicholas Bakopoulos-Cooke, Ena Imai, Terry Norris, Peter Rowsthorn, Julian Dennison, David Wenham, Shane Adamczak, Fiona Blakely, Commander Bo, Zachary Brazier, Jacob Brown, Yolanie Chong)
Boy from the Australian outishback competes in the world junior paper planes contest in Japan. Frankie should have sung a song.
European premiere. Kplus.
Rainbow (Dhanak) (Country: India; Year: 2015; Director: Nagesh Kukunoor; Writer: Nagesh Kukunoor; Stars: Vipin Sharma, Fllora Saini, Suresh Menon, Vijay Maurya, Chet Dixon, Vibha Chhibber, Gulfam Khan, Ramakant Dayma, Rajiv Laxman, Rishi Deshpande, Krish Chhabria, Vincent Daniel, Pratyaksh Kalra, Hetal Gada, Swastik Ram Chavan)
Fable set in Rajasthan.
World premiere. Kplus.
Short Skin (Country: Italy, Iran, UK; Year: 2014; Director: Duccio Chiarini; Writer: Duccio Chiarini, Ottavia Madeddu, Marco Pettenello, Miroslav Mandic; Stars: Matteo Creatini, Franscesca Agostini, Nicola Nocchi, Mariana Raschillà, Bianca Ceravolo, Michele Crestacci, Bianca Nappi, Crisula Stafida, Francesco Acquaroli, Lisa Granuzza Di Vita)
A boy who faces a medical malformation that prevents him from experiencing sexual satisfaction finds himself becoming isolated.
International premiere. 14plus.
Snow Pirates (Kar Korsanlari) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2015; Director: Faruk Hacihafizoglu; Writer: Faruk Hacihafizoglu; Stars: Taha Tegin Özdemir, Yakup Özgür Kurtaal, Ömer Uluç)
Turkey 1981: on their daily search for bits of coal, three friends defy the bitter cold and poverty by telling each other their hopes and dreams. Their friendship and unwavering courage are stronger than any dangerous obstacle they may encounter.
World premiere. Kplus.
You're Ugly Too (Country: Ireland; Year: 2015; Director: Mark Noonan; Writer: Mark Noonan; Stars: Aidan Gillen, George Pistereanu, Jesse Morris, Erika Sainte, Lauren Kinsella)
After her mother’s death, Stacey moves with her uncle Will to a remote region in the Irish midlands. As the two cautiously get to know each other, they have to deal with the dark shadows of the past.
World premiere. Kplus.

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