Berlin International Film Festival 2018

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Garbage (Country: India; Year: 2018; Director: Q; Stars: Tanmay Dhanania, Trimala Adhikari, Satarupa Das, Gitanjali Dang, Shruti Viswan)
An Indian taxi driver keeps a woman as his slave while secretly stalking another who is hiding from reactions to an online video.
Horizon (Country: Georgia, Sweden; Year: 2018; Director: Tinatin Kajrishvili; Writer: Dato Chubinishvili, Tinatin Kajrishvili; Stars: George Bochorishvili, Ia Sukhitashvili, Jano Izoria, Soso Gogichaishvili, Lika Okroshidze)
When his wife leaves him, Giorgi’s life is in pieces. He forsakes the city and his family and exchanges his old life for the barren solitude of a hut by the sea.
Invasion (Hojoom) (Country: Iran; Year: 2017; Director: Shahram Mokri; Writer: Nasim Ahmadpour, Shahram Mokri)
Someone’s been murdered. The police have already identified a guilty party. When the crime is re-enacted at the stadium where it took place, more secrets are revealed. Suddenly, all those involved find themselves in a time warp.
Jibril (Country: Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Henrika Kull; Writer: Henrika Kull; Stars: Susana Abdulmajid, Malik Adan, Doua Rahal, Emna El-Aouni, Regina Schulte am Hülse)
Single mother Maryam plunges enthusiastically into an initially largely platonic romance with prisoner Jibril. But having a relationship with someone who barely takes part in your own life is hard. How well do you need to know a person to fall in love?
Land (Country: Italy, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Qatar; Year: 2018; Director: Babak Jalali; Writer: Babak Jalali; Stars: Rod Rondeaux, Florence Klein, Wilma Pelly, James Coleman, Georgina Lightning)
Wesley is one of three brothers in a Native American family. Every morning his mother drops him off at the liquor store on the edge of their reservation. His younger brother’s death in Afghanistan rouses the family from their quiet resignation.
Lemonade (Country: Romania, Canada, Germany, Sweden; Year: 2018; Director: Ioana Uricaru; Writer: Ioana Uricaru; Stars: Mălina Manovici, Steve Bacic, Dylan Scott Smith, Milan Hurduc, Ruxandra Maniu)
Mara, a nurse from Romania, and her new husband and her son are waiting for her Green Card. But the naturalisation process proves to be difficult.
When The Trees Fall (Koly padayut dereva) (Country: Ukraine, Poland, Macedonia; Year: 2018; Director: Marysia Nikitiuk; Writer: Marysia Nikitiuk; Stars: Anastasia Pustovit, Sofia Khalaimova, Maksym Samchyk, Maria Svizhinska, Petro Pastukhov)
Veering between brutal reality and a surreal fairy-tale world, the stories of three generations of people in the Ukraine unfold. Their lives are marked by sexual desire, aggression and violence.

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