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Evolution Mallorca fest to host La screening

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Evolution Mallorca fest to host La screening
The Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival will screen the winners of the 2013 edition at a special screening in Hollywood on August 27.

Fernando Frias’ Rezeta (Mexico) earned best feature film and best director prizes and other winners included:

La Boda (Spain) by Marta Seresesky for best short film; Not Anymore, A Story Of Revolution (USA) for best short documentary; Kaled Al Ghwairi of Ismail (Yemen) for best actor in a short film; Steffi Kühnert of Die Frau Die Sich Traut (Germany) for best actress in a short film; and Tom Fährmann for best cinematography for Frau Die Sich Traut (Germany).

The audience favourite was Marcos Cabota’s 24 Horas Con Lucia.

Cuban-Spanish actress Ana De Armas (pictured) will be in attendance. De Armas will next be seen in 2015 releases Hands Of Stone starring Robert De Niro and Knock Knock with keanu Reeves,

The 2014 festival will take place on the island of Mallorca from November 6-10. The festival launched in 2012 and
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Glamour and Martial Arts to Open Berlin Film Festival

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The Berlin International Film Festival is celebrating its opening today, on February 7, 2013 at 7.30 pm. After a few words of greeting from Minister of State for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann and Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit, the Festival will be officially opened by Jury President Wong Kar Wai (Hong Kong, China) and Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick. The International Jury – whose other members are Susanne Bier (Denmark), Andreas Dresen (Germany), Ellen Kuras (USA), Shirin Neshat (Iran), Tim Robbins (USA) and Athina Rachel Tsangari (Greece) – will also be introduced during the gala. Anke Engelke will again host the evening. This year’s music will be provided by Ulrich Tukur & Die Rhythmus Boys. 3sat will be broadcasting the opening live. Ziyi Zhang in Yi dai zong shi (The Grandmaster) by Wong Kar Wai Following the gala, Wong Kar Wai’s epic martial-arts drama The Grandmaster will have its international premiere. The director and his leading actors,
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Stopped On Track

A raw, compelling study what happens to a ordinary family when a husband and father becomes terminally ill.

Frank (Milan Peschel) is dying of brain cancer. This is not a spoiler. We are with him and his wife Simone (Steffi Kühnert) when they receive the diagnosis at the start of the film. What follows is an intimate study of their experience during those last few months, along with the experiences of their family members.

There are no surprises here - indeed, part of what the film addresses is how we deal with predetermined events in our lives, as much as with death itself....
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`Stopped on Track (Halt auf freier Strecke)’ an intense and honest insight

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Stopped on Track

Directed by Andreas Dresen

Screenplay by Andreas Dresen and Cooky Ziesche

2011, Germany

How do you depict the intangible? How do you put on screen what‘s so hard to grasp and understand in real life? Above all how do you manage to capture it in a way that is not overwhelming and romanticized, but rather honest and appropriate? The film Stopped on Track manages to do all this and maybe even more. Andreas Dresen‘s most recent fiction film is an intimate portrait of the development of a terminal brain tumor. The film sets off with a long opening scene in which the central character Frank (Milan Peschel) together with his wife Simone (Steffi Kühnert) receive his diagnoses. This opening takes unfamiliar, extensive and excruciating eight minutes in which the doctor (Uwe Träger) unfurls Frank‘s prognosis. During the scene the camera pans between the doctor, Frank and his wife,
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