Berlin International Film Festival 2024

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Arcadia (Country: Greece, Bulgaria, US; Year: 2023; Director: Yorgos Zois; Writer: Konstantina Kotzamani, Yorgos Zois; Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Angeliki Papoulia, Elena Topalidou, Nikolas Papagiannis, Vangelis Evangelinos)
Neurologist Katerina accompanies Yannis, a retired doctor, to identify the victim of a car accident. Once there, she sees her worst suspicions confirmed.
Cidade; Campo (Country: Brazil, France, Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Juliana Rojas; Writer: Juliana Rojas; Stars: Fernanda Vianna, Mirella Façanha, Bruna Linzmeyer, Kalleb Oliveria, Andrea Marquee, Preta Ferreira, Marcos de Andrade, Nilcéia Vicente, Raquel Ferreira, Maia de Paiva, Rita Niza, Brenda Lígia, Majeca Angelucci, Felipe Kenji, Andréia Pires)
Two tales of migration, memories and ghosts. After a disaster floods her land, Joana moves to São Paulo and tries to restart her life. Following the death of her father, Flavia moves to his farm in the country with her wife Mara.
Demba (Country: Germany, Senegal; Year: 2024; Director: Mamadou Dia; Writer: Mamadou Dia; Stars: Aicha Talla, Ben Mahmoud Mbow, Saikou Lo, Awa Djiga Kane, Mamadou Sylla)
Demba is about to retire. He realises he is unable to simply “shake off” his wife’s death. As he awkwardly tries to deal with his conflicting emotions, he discovers a new connection with his son.
Direct Action (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Guillaume Cailleau, Ben Russell)
Documents the everyday lives of one of the most high-profile militant activist communities in France and asks whether the success of a radical protest movement can offer a path through the climate crisis.
The Fable (Country: India, US; Year: 2024; Director: Raam Reddy; Writer: Raam Reddy; Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Priyanka Bose, Tillotama Shome, Deepak Dobriyal, Hiral Sidhu, Awan Pookot)
One day, Dev discovers trees have been burnt down in his orchard in the Indian Himalayas. Despite all his efforts, bigger and bigger fires break out, which ultimately leads to Dev having to face the truth about himself and his family.
A Family (Une Famille) (Country: France; Year: 2024; Director: Christine Angot; Writer: Christine Angot)
Cinematographic journey of French novelist Christine Angot, who was abused by her father for years.
Favoriten (Country: Austria; Year: 2024; Director: Ruth Beckermann; Writer: Ruth Beckermann, Elisabeth Menasse; Stars: Ilkay Idiskut)
Documentary about a primary class in Vienna shot across three years.
The Great Yawn Of History (Khamyazeye bozorg) (Country: Iran; Year: 2024; Director: Aliyar Rasti; Writer: Aliyar Rasti; Stars: Saber Abar, Mohammad Aghebati, Seyyed Mehrdad Ziaei, Mahin Sadri, Amirhossein Hosseini)
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.
Hands In The Fire (Mãos no fogo) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2024; Director: Margarida Gil; Writer: Margarida Gil; Stars: Marcello Urgeghe, Rita Durão, Sofia Vilariço, Adelaide Teixeira, Dinis Gomes, Carolina Campanela, Ricardo Aibéo, Francisco Vistas, Sara Santos, Elgar do Rosário, André Gomes)
While exploring old manor houses along the Douro River, the young film student Maria do Mar finds herself trapped in a house of horrors.
Ivo (Country: Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Eva Trobisch; Writer: Eva Trobisch; Stars: Pia Hierzegger, Minna Wündrich, Lukas Turtur, Lilli Lacher, Johann Campean)
A palliative care nurse is compromised by her relationship.
Matt And Mara (Country: Canada; Year: 2024; Director: Kazik Radwanski; Writer: Kazik Radwanski; Stars: Matt Johnson, Simon Reynolds, Deragh Campbell, Georgia Tannis, Jim Phu, Alejandra Zapico, Cristina Paoletta, Kinshuk Dhingra, Linda Theresa Young, Jack Nguyen)
Mara, a young professor, is struggling with marital problems when she suddenly meets Matt, a man from her past, who wanders onto her university campus.
Sleep With Your Eyes Open (Dormir de olhos abertos) (Country: Brazil, Taiwan, Argentina, Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Nele Wohlatz; Writer: Pío Longo, Nele Wohlatz; Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Liao Kai Ro, Shin-Hong Wang, Chen Xiao Xin, Lu Yang Zong)
A coastal city in Brazil. Fu Ang, Kai and Xiao Xin rarely meet in this quiet comedy of misunderstandings. Yet during a hot, slow summer, delicate bonds grow between them.
Some Rain Must Fall (Kong fang jian li de nv ren) (Country: China, US; Year: 2024; Director: Qiu Yang; Writer: Qiu Yang; Stars: Yu Aier, Yibo Wei, Di Shike, Gu Tingxiu, Xu Tianyi)
Cai, a 45-year-old housewife from the Chinese middle classes, is in a crisis. She no longer knows who she is or who she wants to be. Following a seemingly trivial incident, her life goes off the rails and she heads into an uncertain future.
Through The Graves The Wind Is Blowing (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Travis Wilkerson; Writer: Ivan Peric, Travis Wilkerson; Stars: Travis Wilkerson, Ivan Peric, Matilda Jane Wilkerson, Dalton Wilkerson)
A frustrated detective tries to solve a series of murders in Split, Croatia, where the break-up of Yugoslavia has left its mark.
You Burn Me (Tú me abrasas) (Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2024; Director: Matías Piñeiro; Writer: Matías Piñeiro; Stars: Gabi Saidón, María Villar, María Inês Gonçalves, Agustina Muñoz, Ana Cris Barragán)
An adaptation of a chapter from Cesare Pavese’s Dialoghi con Leucò in which the Greek poet Sappho and the nymph Britomartis talk of desire and death.

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