Berlin International Film Festival 2024

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The Nights Still Smell Of Gunpowder and L'Homme-Vertige: Tales Of A City
The Adamant Girl (Country: India; Year: 2024; Director: PS Vinothraj; Writer: PS Vinothraj; Stars: Soori, Anna Ben)
Meena stubbornly refuses to speak. She loves a man from a lower caste. Her family thinks she is possessed and the spell is cast out of her. The day begins, a road movie starts.
All The Long Nights (Yoake no subete) (Country: Japan; Year: 2024; Director: Shô Miyake; Writer: Shô Miyake, Maiko Seo, Kiyohito Wada; Stars: Hokuto Matsumura, Mone Kamishiraishi, Sawako Fujima, Haruka Imô, Ken Mitsuishi, Ryô, Kiyohiko Shibukawa)
Two work colleagues: he suffers from panic attacks, she has extreme PMS. The two try to help each other.
The Cats Of Gokogu Shrine (Gokogu no Neko) (Country: Japan; Year: 2024; Director: Kazuhiro Sôda)
Documentary about the cats that have set up home around the Shinto shrine in Ushimado.
The Editorial Office (Redaktsiya) (Country: Ukraine; Year: 2024; Director: Roman Bondarchuk; Writer: Alla Tyutyunnyk, Dar'ya Averchenko, Roman Bondarchuk; Stars: Dmytro Bahnenko, Zhanna Ozirna, Rymma Ziubina, Andrii Kyrylchuk, Oleksandr Shmal)
Satire sees a biologist mixed up in a web of fake news as he tries to reveal a story.
Henry Fonda For President (Country: Austria, Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Alexander Horwath; Writer: Alexander Horwath)
A personal essay about the United States, viewed through the life and work of the 12 Angry Men star.
Intercepted Intercepted
Intercepted and Reas
Holy Week (Country: Romania, France, Switzerland, Turkey; Year: 2024; Director: Andrei Cohn; Writer: Andrei Cohn; Stars: Doru Bem, Ciprian Chiriches, Ana Ciontea, Ioan Coman, George Dinu, Gábor Erdei, Bogdan Farcas, Cristina Flutur, Simona Ghita, Nicoleta Lefter, Iulian Postelnicu, Mihaela Sirbu, Palfi Tibor)
A painterly Romanian landscape around 1900. A Jewish man named Leiba runs the village inn, a meeting point for Christians and Jews alike, although the conviviality masks racism and anti-Semitism. Between Passover and Easter, a spark.
The Human Hibernation (Country: Spain; Year: 2024; Director: Anna Cornudella; Writer: Anna Cornudella, Lluís Sellarès; Stars: Clara Muck Dietrich, Janet Hubbell, Neil O'Neil, Brian Stevens)
A brother and sister are hibernating. Only the sister wakes up.
Intercepted (Country: Canada, France, Ukraine; Year: 2024; Director: Oksana Karpovych; Writer: Oksana Karpovych)
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.
The Invisible Zoo (Der unsichtbare Zoo) (Country: Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Romuald Karmakar; Writer: Romuald Karmakar)
Across the seasons, the film gives an account of life and work and the animals and visitors at Zurich Zoo.
In The Belly Of A Tiger (Country: India, US, Taiwan, Indonesia, China; Year: 2024; Director: Jatla Siddartha; Writer: Amanda Mooney, Jatla Siddartha; Stars: Sorabh Jaiswar, Francis Lawrence, Pooja Pallavi, Rosely Raj, Roselynn Raj, Poonam Tiwari)
Bhagole and Prabhata are an old couple, struggling with their farm’s debts. He decides to let himself be killed by a tiger to save his family. Their last night becomes a surreal love story.
The Editorial Office The Editorial Office
The Editorial Office and Henry Fonda For President
Letter from My Village (Kaddu Beykat) (Country: Senegal; Year: 1976; Director: Safi Faye; Stars: Assane Faye, Maguette Gueye, Safi Faye)
Ngor and Columba live in a Senegalese village. They wish to marry, but due to the droughts and reduction in crops, Ngor does not have enough to pay the dowry. He travels to the city to find work, but there he faces exploitation and returns to the village to tell of his experiences.
L'Homme-Vertige: Tales Of A City (Country: France; Year: 2024; Director: Malaury Eloi Paisley)
Documentary about Point-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe.
L’ Homme-Vertige: Tales Of A City (Country: France; Year: 2024; Director: Malaury Eloi Paisley; Writer: Malaury Eloi Paisley)
Apartment blocks with no future are being torn down in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. Malaury Eloi Paisley follows those lost in the city through the empty streets.
Maria's Silence (Country: Latvia; Year: 2024; Director: Davis Simanis Jr; Writer: Magali Negroni, Tabita Rudzate, Davis Simanis Jr; Stars: Olga Sepicka, Arturs Skrastins, Vilis Daudzins, Inese Kucinska Lauksteine, Girts Kesteris, Glebs Belikovs, Dace Scerbina, Zenija Skuberte-Sudmale, Mihails Karasikovs, Gatis Maliks)
In 1937, the Moscow art scene is in free-floating accord with Soviet power. Latvian artist Maria Leiko believes she is untouchable and unwittingly plays the role of her life: that of an innocent victim.
Mother And Daughter, Or The Night Is Never Complete (Deda-Shvili an rame ar aris arasodes bolomde bneli) (Country: France, Georgia; Year: 2024; Director: Lana Gogoberidze; Writer: Lana Gogoberidze)
The director remembers her mother Nutsa, Georgia’s first female filmmaker.
The Nights Still Smell Of Gunpowder (As Noites Ainda Cheiram a Pólvora) (Year: 2024; Director: Inadelso Cossa; Writer: Inadelso Cossa; Stars: Inadelso Cossa, Maria Estevão, Moises Langa)
A filmmaker tries to revive his memories of the war raging in a Mozambique village through soundscape exploration and interviews with the villagers.
Oasis (Country: Chile; Year: 2024; Director: Tamara Uribe, Felipe Morgado)
In 2019, a nationwide movement forms in Chile to create a new constitution. For three years, the film accompanies Indigenous, feminist, militant, legalistic, anarchist and conservative activists.
Oasis Of Now (Country: Malaysia, Singapore, France; Year: 2023; Director: Chee Sum Chia; Writer: Chee Sum Chia; Stars: Thi Diu Ta, Aster Yeow Ee, Abdul Manaf bin Rejab)
An undocumented mother and daughter in Kuala Lumpur meet infrequently because the girl has been sent to live with a Malay family. The mother begins to consider her choices.
Reas (Country: Argentina, Germany, Switzerland; Year: 2023; Director: Lola Arias; Stars: Yoseli Arias, Ignacio Amador Rodriguez, Estefy Harcastle)
A group of prison inmates re-enact their lives and sentences, balancing memories with fantasy.
Reproduction (Country: Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Katharina Pethke; Writer: Katharina Pethke)
The ensemble of buildings that makes up the maternity clinic and art school in Hamburg where the director taught is the starting point for this sober interrogation of how motherhood and career can be combined based on three generations of German women.
Republic (Country: China, Singapore; Year: 2023; Director: Jin Jiang; Stars: Li Bai, Li Eryang)
Eryang has turned his Beijing cave into a private micro-club with fine music and a mezzanine bed for love. No space at all, but lots of time to kill, with passion and psychedelics. They drink and ponder money, Communism and the cosmos.
Resonance Spiral (Country: Germany, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau; Year: 2024; Director: Filipa César, Marinho de Pina; Writer: Regina Guimarães, Sana Na N'Hada; Stars: Vanessa Fernandes, Mû Mbana, Cristina Mendes, Sana Na N'Hada, Bedan na Onça)
The Mediateca Onshore in Malafo, a village in Guinea-Bissau, is an archive and a club for agropoetic practices. As Amílcar Cabral talks feminism on tape, the directors speak in the mangroves about the contradictions of depicting the community.
The Secret Drawer (Country: Italy, Switzerland; Year: 2024; Director: Costanza Quatriglio; Writer: Costanza Quatriglio)
As Sicilian journalist Giuseppe Quatriglio turns 90, his daughter starts filming him. When he dies, she keeps on filming.
Shahid (Country: Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Narges Kalhor; Writer: Aydin Alinejadsomeeh, Narges Kalhor; Stars: Baharak Abdolifard, Nima Nazarinia, Saleh Rozati, Thomas Sprekelsen)
Narges Shahid Kalhor is a director seeking to be rid of the “Shahid” (martyr) in her name.
Skin In Spring (La Piel En Primavera) (Country: Chile, Colombia; Year: 2024; Director: Yennifer Uribe Alzate; Writer: Yennifer Uribe Alzate)
Medellín. Bus 243 takes Sandra to work. She is a security guard at a mall, takes her job seriously. Her uniform fits, her son is already 15, time to start something new.
Sleeping With A Tiger (Country: Austria; Year: 2024; Director: Anja Salomonowitz; Writer: Anja Salomonowitz; Stars: Christine Buchmann, Saladin Dellers, Oskar Haag, Birgit Minichmayr, Raphael Nicholas, Johanna Orsini, Justine Parsons, Dominik Raneburger, Lukas Watzl)
Birgit Minichmayr plays avant-garde painter Maria Lassnig at all ages and in all mental states.
Techqua Ikachi, Land – My Life (Country: Germany, Switzerland; Year: 1989; Director: Agnes Barmettler, James Danaqyumtewa, Anka Schmid; Writer: Agnes Barmettler, James Danaqyumtewa, Anka Schmid)
Invited by the then 74-year-old James Danaqyumptewa, two Swiss artists come to witness and document the non-violent resistance of the Hopi in Arizona, combining sketches, photography and animation.
Those Days in Terezín (Diese Tage in Terezín) (Country: Germany, Czechia; Year: 1997; Director: Sibylle Schönemann; Writer: Lena Makarova, Sibylle Schönemann; Stars: Manka Alter, Hanna Fialová-Malka, Victoria Hanna Gabbay, Orni, Irene Ravelová)
Looking for clues about the “Chaplin of Theresienstadt”, ghetto cabaret artist Karel Švenk, Schönemann meets his acquaintances and creates an intergenerational network of memory.
Traces Of Movement Before The Ice (Country: Germany; Year: 2024; Director: René Frölke; Writer: René Frölke, Ann Carolin Renninger)
Twenty years after Swiss publishing house Pendo closed its doors, the descendants of its founders repeatedly circle, examine and lose sight of its legacy.
True Chronicles Of The Blida Joinville Psychiatric Hospital In The Last Century, When Dr Frantz Fanon Was Head Of The Fifth Ward Between 1953 And 1956 (Chroniques fidèles survenues au siècle dernier à l’hôpital psychiatrique Blida-Joinville, au temps où le Docteur Frantz Fanon était chef de la cinquième division entre 1953 et 1956) (Country: France, Algeria; Year: 2024; Director: Abdenour Zahzah; Writer: Abdenour Zahzah; Stars: Omar Boulakirba, Alexandre Desane, Nicolas Dromard, Gérard Dubouche, Amal Kateb)
Frantz Fanon was a renowned politician and decolonialisation activist. This feature focuses on his visionary social therapy methods during his time as a psychiatrist in Algeria from 1953 to 1956.
The Undergrowth (La hojarasca) (Country: Spain; Year: 2024; Director: Macu Machín; Writer: Macu Machín; Stars: Carmen Machín, Elsa Machín, Maura Pérez)
Three sisters on the Canary Islands, their everyday lives infused with a magical, meditative lyricism.
Voices Of The Silenced (Country: Japan, South Korea; Year: 2023; Director: Park Maeui, Park Soo-nam; Stars: Jeon Dong-rye, Nobuto Hirano, Seo Jeong-Woo, Kim Seong-soo, Lee Yong-im)
Delves into the historical experiences of Park Soo-nam, born in colonial-era Japan, now nearly 90 years of age.
Well Ordered Nature (Country: Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Eva C Heldman)
Essay film presents botanist and educationalist Catharina Helena Dörrien and her time in Orange-Nassau in the 18th century.
What Did You Dream Last Night, Parajanov? (Was hast du gestern geträumt, Parajanov?) (Country: Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Faraz Fesharaki; Stars: Faraz Fesharaki, Hasan Fesharaki, Mitra Kia, Rahi Sinaki)
A webcam dialogue between Berlin and Isfahan: Faraz Fesharaki documents conversations with his family over 10 years.
The Wrong Movie (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Keren Cytter; Writer: Keren Cytter; Stars: Edward Baker, Ashby Bland, Devery Doleman, Laura Hajek, Suchan Kinoshita, Elijah Lajmer, Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Jordan Raf, John Verdil)
Ex-lover Alex becomes a mini drone, the new lover is a stuntman; Timur cannot escape his mother and his drug problem, nor can Nicole her father’s ashes. An urban indie chamber drama.

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