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Sojourn To Shangri-La
Sojourn To Shangri-La
During a seaside commercial shoot, a complex art piece vanishes overnight. As the situation comes to a standstill, the assistant art director journeys in search of the installation.
Intercepted
Intercepted
The destruction caused by the war against Ukraine is shown in lengthy tableaux. Intercepted phone conversations between Russian soldiers and their families set up a parallel world.
Scenes Of Extraction
Scenes Of Extraction
An archival constellation from the still and moving images of the British Petroleum Archives, documenting the expansive colonial network behind the British geophysical expeditions that spanned across Iran in the early 20th century.
Sons
Sons
A prison officer faces a dilemma after a young man from her past is transferred to the jail where she works.
The Great Yawn Of History
The Great Yawn Of History
A religious man dreams of finding gold coins hidden in a cave. Aware that his belief prohibits him from claiming the treasure, he hires a non-religious young man to assist in its retrieval.
Architecton
Architecton
A documentary meditation on architecture and how the design and construction of buildings from the ancient past reveals our destruction - and offers hope for survival.
The Empire
The Empire
The forces of good and evil battle it out in a village in France.
Brief History Of A Family
Brief History Of A Family
A middle-class family’s fate becomes intertwined with their only son’s enigmatic new friend in post one-child policy China, putting unspoken secrets, unmet expectations, and untended emotions under the microscope.
Dying
Dying
Ensemble drama about members of an estranged family.
Spaceman
Spaceman
An astronaut, has been on a space mission for months. He realises that his wife might not be waiting for him once he returns to Earth. In his desperation, he turns for help to a mysterious creature lurking deep in the bowels of his spaceship.
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Berlin International Film Festival Features

'I wanted to make it look almost like an ancient documentary'
Director Yihan Lin on space and texture in her short Sojourn To Shangri-La
'It's about a feeling which is lost in adulthood - the complexity of simple things'
Carlo Sironi on his coming-of-age movie My Summer With Irene
'I think, through the screen, we can gain a truthful reality'
Dāvis Sīmanis on the cyclical nature of history and why we need to learn from it in Maria's Silence
'I really wanted to make a movie for the younger version of myself'
Anthony Schatteman on love, authenticity and acceptance in Young Hearts
'I start working from a very intellectual perspective, but then it's a lot of intuition'
Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias on experimentation and storytelling in Pepe
Bigfoot challenge
David and Nathan Zellner on turning a myth into a reality for Sasquatch Sunset
Sorting fact from fiction
Roman Bondarchuk on fake news, politics and the situation in Ukraine in The Editorial Office
Sculpting a story
Jianjie Lin on working layer by layer on Brief History Of A Family
Family ties
Klaudia Reynicke on crazy casting and bringing her own emotions to Reinas
An act of observance
Atom Egoyan on interpreting Salome and making Seven Veils
Scorsese on Scorsese
The legendary director talks about his life and career at BAFTA event

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