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7 items from 2017


Berlinale 2017: The Midwife Review

16 February 2017 9:51 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

 

We’re all rather fond of routine, and you get to a certain age in life when you’ve settled on your friends, you don’t really need any more. We can fear the return of that old companion, somebody from a former life, somebody you feel there’s a reason you lost contact with. It’s this notion that Martin Provost’s The Midwife thrives on, and while we feel the anxiety and impatience of our protagonist in this endeavour when her life is disrupted – the overriding sentiment to take away is that change is not always such a bad thing after all.

Catherine Frot plays the aforementioned role, the experienced, compassionate midwife Claire Breton, who returns home from a nightshift to a voicemail – from Béatrice Sobolevski (Catherine Deneuve), an old friend of Claire’s, who eventually went to have a relationship with her father, a successful Olympic swimmer. »

- Stefan Pape

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Berlin Film Review: ‘The Midwife’

14 February 2017 1:35 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It takes a certain inverted chutzpah to make a drama about someone who’s a real fuddy-duddy. A French fuddy-duddy (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Claire (Catherine Frot), the title character of “The Midwife,” is a strenuously decent person, and that’s part of her fuddy-duddyness. She’s the most experienced and devoted midwife at a struggling maternity clinic in Paris. We watch her deliver several babies during the film’s opening minutes, and it’s obvious that she’s wonderful at her job, and that it leaves her sleep-deprived and emotionally drained because it’s a calling, a mission that occupies the center of her existence. Maybe that’s because nothing else does.

Claire, who’s got an adult son in medical school (though he’s about to flake out of it), has always been a single mom. The clinic she works at is getting ready to close down, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Berlin Film Review: ‘The Young Karl Marx’

13 February 2017 4:16 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As a director, Raoul Peck is a passionate and protean talent. He has been making films for close to 30 years, and he’s right in the middle of his most seismic moment with “I Am Not Your Negro,” his searching meditation on James Baldwin, which has struck a deeper, wider chord than anyone might have anticipated. In 2000, Peck made a galvanizing drama about Patrice Lumumba, the first democratically elected leader of the Congo, that was the cinema’s most perceptive (and agonizing) study of colonialism: what it is, how it works, why its legacy is so hard to shake off.

Now, at the Berlin Film Festival, Peck takes a different leap altogether with “The Young Karl Marx,” a classically conceived and executed biopic that traces how Marx, as a struggling family-man writer in the 1840s, came to create “The Communist Manifesto.” It’s an impeccably crafted and honorable movie — but, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Berlin: First Clip & Images From ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Director Raoul Peck’s New Film ‘The Young Karl Marx’

6 February 2017 7:39 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Next to Ava DuVernay’s “13th,” there is perhaps no movie more vital to the current moment of race relations, political unrest, and social and class strife than “I Am Not Your Negro.” Raoul Peck’s documentary uses some of the final writings of James Baldwin to paint an incendiary portrait of the political climate, and his interest in figures who have stirred popular thought continues with his next film, “The Young Karl Marx.”

A narrative feature that will be premiering at the Berlin Film Festival, it stars August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Olivier Gourmet, Michael Brandner, Alexander Scheer, Hannah Steele, and Niels Bruno Schmidt, it follows the exiled Karl Marx who becomes newly inspired to revolution when he meets Friedrich Engels.

Continue reading Berlin: First Clip & Images From ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Director Raoul Peck’s New Film ‘The Young Karl Marx’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Berlin sets competition, adds Amazon and BBC drama premieres

20 January 2017 5:32 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

The Berlin International Film Festival has finalised its competition and Berlinale Special strands.

Joining the festival in Out Of Competition berths are Stanley Tucci-directed Final Portrait and Catherine Deneuve drama Sage Femme.

James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z will have its interntional premiere while documentary The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov will have its world premiere.

Among TV world premieres are Amazon’s Patriot and BBC One’s SS-gb.

In total, 18 of the 24 films selected for Competitionwill be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bears. 22 of the films will have their world premieres at the festival.

For the third time, Berlinale Special Series will present a selection of TV series in the official programme. Six German and international productions will have their world premieres at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele this year »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Berlin finalises competition, adds TV premieres

20 January 2017 5:32 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

The Berlin International Film Festival has finalised its competition and Berlinale Special strands.

Joining the competition are

18 of the 24 films selected for Competition will be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bears. 22 of the films will have their world premieres at the festival.

The Berlinale Special will present recent works by contemporary filmmakers, documentaries, and extraordinary formats, as well as brand new series from around the world.

Berlinale Special Galas will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast and Zoo Palast. Other Special premieres will take place at the Kino International. Moderated discussions will follow the screenings at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

For the third time, Berlinale Special Series will present a selection of TV series in the official programme. Six German and international productions will have their world premieres at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele this year. Audiences »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Berlin Festival Rounds Out Lineup With Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve Titles

20 January 2017 1:10 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The Berlin International Film Festival on Friday finalized its competition lineup of films that will compete for this year's Gold and Silver Bears.

The competition title added is Hao ji le (Have a Nice Day) by Liu Jian (Piercing I). Out of competition slots went to ythe world premieres of Stanley Tucci and Catherine Deneuve titles. Final Portrait, directed by Stanley Tucci and starring Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clemence Poesy, Tony Shalhoub, James Faulkner and Sylvie Testud, and Sage femme (Midwife) by Martin Provost (Violette), starring Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve and Olivier Gourmet. »

- Scott Roxborough,Georg Szalai

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