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Rich Cline was on the Fipresci jury at Berlinale 2009

Berlinale site 69th Berlin International
Film Festival

7-17 FEBRUARY 2019
in Berlin, Germany


2 0 1 9   A W A R D S
Golden Bear: SYNONYMS
Silver Bear: BY THE GRACE OF GOD
Teddy Bear:
BRIEF STORY FROM THE GREEN PLANET
Bauer Prize: SYSTEM CRASHER
Director: Angela Schanelec
(I WAS AT HOME, BUT)
Actress: Yong Mei (SO LONG, MY SON)
Actor: Wang Jingchun (SO LONG, MY SON)
Screenplay: Maurizio Braucci, Claudio Giovannesi,
Roberto Saviano (PIRANHAS)
Artistic Contribution - Cinematography:
Rasmus Videbaek (OUT STEALING HORSES)
Crystal Bear - Kplus: STUPID YOUNG HEART
Crystal Bear - 14plus: HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD
Audience Award - Panorama: 37 SECONDS
Audience Award - Doc: TALKING ABOUT TREES
Teddy - Doc: LEMEBEL
Teddy - Jury Award: A DOG BARKING AT THE MOON
Teddy - Readers: BRIEF STORY FROM THE GREEN PLANET
VFF Talent: Vincenzo Cavallo (BUFIS)
Honorary Golden Bear: Charlotte Rampling
Fipresci - Competition: SYNONYMS
Fipresci - Panorama: DAFNE
Fipresci - Forum: DIE KINDER DER TOTEN
Ecumenical - Competition:
GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNIJA
Ecumenical - Panorama: BUOYANCY
Ecumenical - Forum: EARTH
Cicae - Panorama: 37 SECONDS
Cicae - Forum: OUR DEFEATS
Guild Prize: GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNIJA
Label Europa: STITCHES
Caligari Prize: HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME
Peace Film: YOUR TURN
Amnesty Award: YOUR TURN
Heiner Carow Prize: BEAUTY AND DECAY
Berliner Morganpost: SYSTEM CRASHER
Tagesspiegel: MONSTERS
Compass-Perspektive Award: BORN IN EVIN
Perspektive Deursches Kino: TO BE CONTINUED
Arte Kino: A RESPONSIBLE ADULT
Eurimages: AVALON PC
2 0 1 9   F I L M S
2040 (Gameau, Aus)
37 SECONDS (HIKARI, Jpn)
6MINUTES66 (Feldmeier/Feldmeier, Ger)
ABOUT SOME MEANINGLESS EVENTS (Derkaoui. Mor)
ACID (Gorchilin. Rus)
AFRICAN MIRROR (Hedinger. Ger)
ALL MY LOVING (Berger. Ger)
AMAZING GRACE (Pollack/Elliott, US)
AN OPEN ROSE (Salhab, Leb)
ANBESSA (Scarpelli, US)
AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING (Sho Miyake mit Tasuku Emoto, ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH (Baichwal/Pencier/Burtynsky, Can)
AREN'T YOU HAPPY? (Heinrich, Ger)
BABA (Haidary, Afg)
* BAIT (Jenkin, UK)
BARACOA (Briones, Ger)
BE PRETTY AND SHUT UP! (Seyrig, Fr)
* BEAUTY AND DECAY (Hendel. Ger)
BEFORE WE GROW OLD (Helm, Ger)
BELONGING (Cevik, Tur)
BERLIN BOUNCER (Dietl. Ger)
BETTER DAYS (Tsang, Chn)
THE BLUE FLOWER OF NOVALIS (Vinagre/Carneiro, Br)
THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN (Tailfeathers/Hepburn, Can)
BORN IN EVIN (Zaree. Ger)
THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND (Ejiofor, UK)
THE BREATH (Schueppel. Ger)
BREATHLESS ANIMALS (Lei. Chn)
BRECHT (Breloer, Ger)
BRIEF STORY FROM THE GREEN PLANET (Loza. Arg)
BULBUL CAN SING (Das, Ind)
BUOYANCY (Rathjen. Aus)
BY THE GRACE OF GOD (Ozon, Fr)
BY THE NAME OF TANIA (Lienard/Jimenez, Bel)
CHAINED (Shani. Isr)
THE CHILDREN OF THE DEAD (Copper/Liska, Aut)
A COLONY (Dulude-De Celles, Can)
THE COMPONENTS OF LOVE (Bliese, Ger)
THE CROSSING (Bai, Cha)
THE DAY AFTER I'M GONE (Eldar. Isr)
DAFNE (Bondi. It)
DANIEL (Atlan, Fr)
DELPHINE AND CAROLE (McNulty. Fr)
DEMONS (Hui, Sin DIVINE LOVE (Mascaro. Br)
A DOG BARKING AT THE MOON (Xiang. Chn)
A DOG CALLED MONEY (Murphy. Ire)
DRIVEWAYS (Ahn, US)
DUST (Bhargava, Ger)
EARTH (Geyrhalter. Aut)
EASY LOVE (Jandali, Ger)
ELEVEN MILES (Joshi. Ind)
ELISA & MARCELA (Coixet, Sp)
EPIC OF LOVE (Ahmadi, Afg)
FAMILY MEMBERS (Bendesky Russek. Arg)
FAR FROM US (Kuri/Bierbrauer, Aut)
FAREWELL TO THE NIGHT (Techine, Fr)
A FIRST FAREWELL (Wang, Tai)
FISH TAKES OFF (Cooper, Ger)
FLATLAND (Bass. SA)
FLESH OUT (Occhipinti. It)
FOURTEEN (Salitt , US)
FROM TOMORROW ON, I WILL (Markovic/Wu, Chn)
FUKUOKA (Zhang , Chn)
GHOST TOWN ANTHOLOGY (Cote, Can)
GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNYA (Mitevska, Mac)
THE GOLDEN GLOVE (Akin, Germany / Fr)
GOLDIE (de Jong, US)
GRETA (Praca, Br)
THE GROUND BENEATH MY FEET (Kreutzer, Aut)
GULLY BOY (Akhtar (India)
HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME (Heise. Ger)
HELLHOLE (Devos. Bel)
HOLY BEASTS (Guzman/Cardenas. Dom)
HOMING (Marins, Br)
HORMIGAS (Furniss, CR)
THE HOUSE OF HISTORY (Tahiri. Afg)
HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD (Kim, Kor)
I WAS AT HOME, BUT (Schanelec, Ger)
THE INNER LIGHT (Sick, Ger)
IDOL (Lee, Kor)
IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE: MARIO ADORF (Wessely, Ger)
JESSICA FOREVER (Poggi/Vinel. Fr)
JUST DON'T THINK I'LL SCREAM (Beauvais. Fr)
KHARTOUM OFFSIDE (Zein, Sud)
KIDS IN THE SPOTLIGHT (Agneskirchner, Ger)
KINDER (Wesemann, Ger)
THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS (Scherfig, Den)
KNIVES AND SKIN (Reeder, US)
KOKDU: A STORY OF GUARDIAN ANGELS (Kim, Kor)
LANDLESS (Freitas. Br)
LAPU (Jaimes/Polanco. Col)
THE LAST TO SEE THEM (Summa, Ger)
LEAKAGE (Iravanian, Cz)
LEMEBEL (Garibaldi. Chl)
LIGHT OF MY LIFE (Affleck. US)
LOTTE AND THE LOST DRAGONS (Ernits/Poldma, Lat)
LOUIS & LUCA: MISSION TO THE MOON (Sivertsen, Nor)
THE MAGIC LIFE OF V (Hristov, Fin)
MARIGHELLA (Moura, Br)
MASO AND MISO GO BOATING (Roussopoulos/etc, Fr)
MID90s (Hill, US)
MIDNIGHT TRAVELER (Fazili/Mahdavian. US)
THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA (Tzoumerkas. Gr)
MONOS (Landes. Col)
MONSTERS. (Olteanu, Rom)
MOTHER, I AM SUFFOCATING. THIS IS MY LAST FILM ABOUT YOU. (Mosese, Les)
MR JONES (Holland, Pol)
MS SLAVIC 7 (Bohdanowicz/Campbell, Can)
MUSIC AND APOCALYPSE (Linz, Ger)
MY EXTRAORDINARY SUMMER WITH TESS (Wouterlood, Ned)
NORMAL (Tulli. Italy / Swe)
O BEAUTIFUL NIGHT (Bohm. Ger)
OFF SEASON (Beckhoff, Ger)
OLANDA (Schoch, Rom)
ON THE STARTING LINE (Matias. Fr)
ONDOG (Wang, Mon)
ONE SECOND (Zhang, Chn)
THE OPERATIVE (Adler, Ger)
ORAY (Buyukatalay, Ger)
OUR DEFEATS (Periot, Fr)
OUR VOICE OF EARTH, MEMORY AND FUTURE (Rodriguez/Silva, Col)
OUT STEALING HORSES (Moland, Nor)
PETER LINDBERGH: WOMEN STORIES (Vecchiet, Ger)
PHOTOGRAPH (Batra, Ind)
PIRANHAS (Giovannesi, It)
THE PIT (Raykova. Ger)
THE PLAGIARISTS (Parlow, US)
THE PORTUGUESE WOMAN (Gomes, Por)
RECONSTRUCTING UTOYA (Javer, Nor)
THE RED PHALLUS (Gyeltshen, Bhu)
RETROSPEKT (Rots, Ned)
RINGSIDE (Hormann, Ger)
A RUSSIAN YOUTH (Zolotukhin, Rus)
S.C.U.M. MANIFESTO 1967 (Roussopoulos/Seyrig. Fr)
SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY (Nierenberg, US)
SEARCHING EVA (Hellenthal. Ger)
THE SECOND JOURNEY TO ULURU (Cantrill/Cantrill, Aus)
SELFIE (Ferrente. France / It)
SERENDIPITY (Nourry. US)
SERPENTARIUS (Conceicao, Por)
THE SHADOW PLAY (Lou. Chn)
SHOOTING THE MAFIA (Longinotto. Ire)
SKIN (Nattiv, US)
SO LONG, MY SON (Wang Xiaoshuai, Chn)
SO PRETTY (Rovinelli, US)
THE SOUVENIR (Hogg. UK)
STAFF ONLY (Ballus. Sp)
STITCHES (Terzic. Ser)
THE STONE SPEAKERS (Drljaca.Bos)
STUPID YOUNG HEART (Vilhunen , Fin)
SUNE VS SUNE (Holmberg, Swe)
SYNONYMS (Lapid, Fr)
SYSTEM CRASHER (Fingscheidt, Ger)
TACKLING LIFE (List, Ger)
A TALE OF THREE SISTERS (Alper, Tur)
TALKING ABOUT TREES (Gasmelbari. Fr)
THIRTY (Kostova, Ger)
TREMORS (Bustamante. Gua)
VANISHING DAYS (Zhu, Chn)
VARDA BY AGNES (Varda, Fr)
VARIETY (Gordon, US)
VICE (McKay, US)
WAITING FOR THE CARNIVAL (Gomes. Br)
WATERGATE, OR: HOW WE LEARNED TO STOP AN OUT OF CONTROL PRESIDENT (Ferguson, US)
WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES (Nagahisa, Jpn)
WESTERN ARABS (Shargawi. Den)
WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL (Garver with. US)
WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED (Ghani, US)
WHERE WE BELONG (Zund, Swi)
WHO YOU THINK I AM (Nebbou, Fr)
YEARS OF CONSTRUCTION (Emigholz. Ger)
YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE: DIE TOTEN HOSEN ON TOUR (Kablitz-Post, Ger)
YOUR TURN (Capai, Br)



Berlinale site 68th Berlin International
Film Festival

15-28 FEBRUARY 2018
in Berlin, Germany


2 0 1 8   A W A R D S
Golden Bear: TOUCH ME NOT
Silver Bear: MUG
Teddy Bear: HARD PAINT
Crystal Bear - Kplus: CROSS MY HEART
Crystal Bear - 14plus: FORTUNA
Audience Award - Panorama: PROFILE
Audience Award - Doc:
THE SILENCE OF OTHERS
Teddy - Doc: TRANNY FAG
Teddy - Readers: THE HEIRESSES
Bauer Prize: THE HEIRESSES
Director: Wes Anderson (ISLE OF DOGS)
Actor: Anthony Bajon (THE PRAYER)
Actress: Ana Brun (THE HEIRESSES)
Screenplay: Manuel Alcala & Alonso Ruizpalacios (MUSEUM)
First Feature: Adina Pintilie (TOUCH ME NOT)
Teddy - Newcomer: Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio (RETABLO)
Artistic Contribution: Elena Okopnaya (DOVLATOV)
Grand Prix - Kplus: THE SEEN AND UNSEEN
Grand Prix - 14plus: FORTUNA
VFF Talent: Jing Wang (TROPICAL MEMORIES)
Honorary Golden Bear: Willem Dafoe
Fipresci - Competition: THE HEIRESSES
Fipresci - Panorama: RIVER'S EDGE
Fipresci - Forum:
AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL
Ecumenical - Competition: IN THE AISLES
Ecumenical - Panorama: STYX
Ecumenical - Forum: THEATRE OF WAR
Cicae - Panorama: HARD PAINT
Cicae - Forum: THEATRE OF WAR
Guild Prize: IN THE AISLES
Label Europa: STYX
Caligari: THE WOLF HOUSE
Peace Film: THE SILENCE OF OTHERS
Amnesty Prize: CENTRAL AIRPORT THF
Heiner Carow: STYX
Berliner Morganpost: DOVLATOV
Tagesspiegel: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION
Compass-Perspektive: EVERYWHERE WE ARE
Kompagnon-Fellowship:
WHEN A FARM GOES AFLAME and BLUTSAUGER
Arte International: THE WAR HAS ENDED
Eurimages: THE WAR HAS ENDED
R E V I E W E D   2 0 1 8   F I L M S
7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE (Padilha, UK)
BLACK '47 (Daly, Ire)
THE CAPTAIN (Schwentke, Ger)
DON'T WORRY, HE WON'T GET FAR ON FOOT (Van Sant, US)
GENERATION WEALTH (Greenfield, US)
THE HAPPY PRINCE (Everett, UK)
HARD PAINT (Matzembacher/Reolon, Br)
THE HEIRESSES (Martinessi, Par)
HUMAN FLOW (Ai, Ger)
IN THE FADE (Akin, Ger)
ISLE OF DOGS (Anderson, UK)
THE LOOMING TOWER (Futterman/Gibney/Wright, US)
MANIFESTO (Rosefeldt, Ger)
MARILYN (Redondo, Arg)
TEHRAN TABOO (Soozandeh, Ger)
THAT SUMMER (Olsson, Swe)
TOUCH ME NOT (Pintilie, Ger)
UNSANE (Soderbergh, US)
UTOYA - JULY 22 (Poppe, Nor)
WESTERN (Grisebach, Ger)
YARDIE (Elba, UK)

* review coming


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