Berlin International Film Festival 2016

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Midnight Special Midnight Special
Midnight Special and Zero Days
24 Weeks (Country: Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Anne Zohra Berrached; Writer: Carl Gerber, Anne Zohra Berrached; Stars: Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Mädel, Johanna Gastdorf)
A woman who is already six months pregnant learns that her unborn child will have Down's syndrome as well as a serious heart defect.
Alone In Berlin (Jeder Stirbt Für Sich Allein) (Country: Germany, France, UK; Year: 2016; Director: Vincent Perez; Writer: Vincent Perez, based on the book by Hans Fallada; Stars: Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Brendan Gleeson)
Working class couple Otto and Anna Quangel receive the news that their only son has lost his life in the battlefield and decide to resist the Nazi regime in their very own way.
Being 17 (Quand On A 17 Ans) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: André Téchiné; Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret)
Damien and Thomas, sworn enemies at school, find themelves living under the same roof.
Boris Without Béatrice (Boris Sans Béatrice) (Country: Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Denis Côté; Writer: Denis Côté; Stars: James Hyndman, Simone-Élise Girard, Denis Lavant)
A man begins having an extramarital affair to deal with his emotional and companionship needs while caring for his terminally ill wife.
Chi-Raq (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Spike Lee; Writer: Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee, based on the play by Aristophanes; Stars: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, John Cusack)
Lysistrata re-envisioned through an outbreak of street violence between black gangs.
Chi-Raq Chi-Raq
Chi-Raq and Fire At Sea
The Commune (Kollektivet) (Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands; Year: 2015; Director: Thomas Vinterberg; Stars: Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Helene Reingaard Neumann, Martha Sofie Wallstrøm Hansen, Lars Ranthe)
A couple who inherit a big house by the sea invite their friends to live with them, but things don't work out as they hoped.
Crosscurrent (Chang Jiang Tu) (Country: China; Year: 2016; Director: Yang Chao; Stars: Qin Hao, Xin Zhi Lei, Wu Lipeng, Wang Hongwei, Jiang Hualin)
A cargo boat captain travels the length of the Yangtze, discovering China's secrets along the way.
Death In Sarajevo (Smrt U Sarajevu, Mort à Sarajevo) (Country: France, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Year: 2016; Director: Danis Tanović; Stars: Jacques Weber, Snežana Vidović, Izudin Bajrović, Vedrana Seksan, Muhamed Hadžović)
A satirical film about political dreams and nightmares
A Dragon Arrives! (Ejhdeha Vared Mishavad!) (Country: Iran; Year: 2016; Director: Mani Haghigh; Stars: Amir Jadidi, Homayoun Ghanizadeh, Ehsan Goudarzi, Kiana Tajammol, Nader Fallah)
A sound engineer and a geologist help a police inspector investigate the apparent suicide of a political prisoner.
Fire At Sea (Fuocoammare) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2015; Director: Gianfranco Rosi; Writer: Gianfranco Rosi, Carla Cattani; Stars: Samuele Pucillo, Mattias Cucina, Samuele Caruana, Pietro Bartolo, Giuseppe Fragapane)
A documentary looking at the inhabitants of Lampedusa and the desperate attempts made by refugees to reach the island.
Hail, Caesar! Hail, Caesar!
Hail, Caesar! and Things To Come
Genius (Country: UK, US; Year: 2016; Director: Michael Grandage; Stars: Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce)
A reflection on the relationship between eccentric novelist Thomas Wolfe and editor Max Perkins.
Hail, Caesar! (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen; Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen; Stars: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes. Alden Ehrenreich, Heather Goldenhersh, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, Christopher Lambert)
Capitol Pictures is about to complete its biggest film of the year, but its star has been kidnapped. Can the studio fixer solve the problem in time?
Hedi (Inhebbek Hedi) (Country: Tunisia, Belgium, France; Year: 2016; Director: Mohamed Ben Attia; Stars: Majd Mastoura, Rym Ben Messaoud, Sabah Bouzouita, Hakim Boumessoudi, Omnia Ben Ghali)
A young Tunisian man is mistaken in thinking that there can be no more surprises in his life.
Letters From War (Cartas De Guerra) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2016; Director: Ivo Ferreira; Writer: Ivo Ferreira, based on the book by António Lobo Antunes; Stars: Miguel Nunes, Margarida Vila-Nova, Ricardo Pereira)
A young doctor writes to his wife from the battlefront in Angola.
A Lullaby To The Sorrowful Mystery (Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis) (Country: Philippines, Singapore; Year: 2016; Director: Lav Diaz; Stars: Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Hazel Orencio, Alessandra De Rossi, Joel Saracho)
The story of revolutionary Andres Bonifacio and his fight against Spanish colonial rule.
Saint Amour Saint Amour
Saint Amour and 24 Weeks
Midnight Special (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Jeff Nichols; Writer: Jeff Nichols; Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard)
A man takes his eight year old son on a special journey.
News From Planet Mars (Des Nouvelles De La Planète Mars) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Dominik Moll; Stars: François Damiens, Vincent Macaigne, Veerle Baetens, Jeanne Guittet, Tom Rivoire)
Philippe Mars' orderly world is turned upside down when his two children and a mentally unstable colleague move into his home.
The Patriarch (Mahana) (Country: New Zealand, Australia; Year: 2015; Director: Lee Tamahori; Stars: Temuera Morrison, Akuhata Keefe, Nancy Brunning, Jim Moriarty, Regan Taylor)
Feuding Maori clans are confronted by their past.
Saint Amour (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Gustave Kervern, Benoît Delépine; Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Vincent Lacoste, Céline Sallette, Gustave Kervern)
A father and son reconnect as they travel through the wine growing regions of France
Soy Nero (Country: Germany, France, Mexico; Year: 2016; Director: Rafi Pitts; Stars: Johnny Ortiz, Rory Cochrane, Aml Ameen, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Michael Harney)
A Mexican illegal immigrant in the US signs up to the military in the hope of receiving a green card and being allowed to stay.
Things To Come (L'Avenir) (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Mia Hansen-Løve; Writer: Mia Hansen-Løve; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob)
A philosophy teacher soldiers through her life being turned upside down on all fronts.
United States Of Love (Zjednoczone Stany Miłości) (Country: Poland, Sweden; Year: 2016; Director: Tomasz Wasilewski; Stars: Julia Kijowska, Magdalena Cielecka, Dorota Kolak, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Łukasz Simlat )
Four Lonely women in a small Polish town contemplate their circumstances and what life has to offer.
Zero Days (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Alex Gibney)
An investigation into Stuxnet and cyber security issues.

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