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5 items from 2015

Berlinale 2015 Mubi Coverage Roundup

24 February 2015 10:54 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Below you will find our total coverage of the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival. New interviews will be added to the index as they are published.


Between Adam Cook and Daniel Kasman


Introduction by Daniel Kasman


Adam Cook continues the festival introduction


Daniel Kasman on Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson's The Forbidden Room, Jafar Panahi's Taxi


Adam Cook on Jem Cohen's Counting, Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson's The Forbidden Room, Jafar Panahi's Taxi


Daniel Kasman on Berlin Critics' Week, Nathalie Nambot and Maki Berchache's Brûle la mer, Kevin B. Lee's Transformers: The Premake, Alex Ross Perry's Queen of Earth


Adam Cook on Pablo Larraín's The Club, Kidlat Tahimik's Balikbayan #1 Memories of Overdevelopment Redux III, Andrew Haigh's 45 Years, Wim Wenders' Everything Will Be Fine


Daniel Kasman on Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, Patricio Guzmán's The Pearl »

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The Noteworthy: The Return of the Art of the Real, Decoding Fear, Gorin on Dziga Vertov Group

18 February 2015 9:18 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

"Art of the Real" is returning to the Film Society of Lincoln Center with a celebration of Agnès Varda (who will attend!) and more:

"The 2015 edition, taking place April 10-26, will again feature dozens of new works from around the world and in a variety of genres alongside retrospective and thematic selections. Opening Night will premiere new works by João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata (The Last Time I Saw Macao, Mahjong), Eduardo Williams, and Matt Porterfield (I Used to Be Darker), with all filmmakers attending the evening." 

Above: For The Criterion Collection, kogonada's new video essay, "Mirrors of Bergman." Abderrahmane Sissako, the director of Timbuktu, will be heading Cannes' Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury. In his NY Times home video column, J. Hoberman writes on Richard Linklater's Boyhood and Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg. Richard Brody writes about Spike Lee's Da Sweet Blood of »

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Berlinale 2015 Review: Iec Long, A Haunting Exploration Of Macau's Lost Firecracker Industry

16 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Chinese rockets explode in front of our curious eyes, and disappear in the black clouds of a nocturnal sky. The past haunts our ruins, overlapping times consisting of moving photographs and still film images. An old man has worked in the "Iec Long Firecracker Factory" since he was a child. He tells us about his daily life and work. In their latest exploration of the ghosts of Macau, Portuguese filmmakers João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata visit an abandoned firecracker factory and pay tribute to the lost souls of the workers who helped to establish this massive industry that shaped the former Portuguese colony in the first half of the 20th century. In their essayistic documentary, the filmmakers combine photographs, Super 8...

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Berlinale 2015. Correspondences #8

14 February 2015 2:41 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Dear Danny, 

I'm glad you speak of the small things that stand out, separate from the overall quality of a film. In a festival drowning with content, sometimes it's hard to remember the particular details that struck us, especially in the late-going where we find ourselves now. In Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, a film otherwise lacking the filmmaker's eccentric touches, a short sequence involving a vulture is the best in the entire picture. Known for his penchant for filming animals, and moreover, filming them with a strange, alien gaze, Herzog brilliantly stages a romantic scene between Nicole Kidman and James Franco. The couple are climbing a winding stairway to the top of a tower (which Franco's character describes as being a place where the dead are brought), and waiting for these whimsical lovers is an intimidating vulture chewing on hot, rotting flesh. The abrupt cut from their »

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Daily | Berlinale 2015 Lineup, Round 11

20 January 2015 3:25 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Last week we saw the lineup for the main program of the Berlinale Forum; today, the festival's announced the works to be presented in the tenth edition of Forum Expanded. Je proclame la destruction by Arthur Tuoto consists of two shots from Robert Bresson’s film Le diable probablement (1977) repeated in an endless loop. Martin Ebner’s installation Ein helles Kino challenges the cinematographic setting, while Leila Albayaty steals her very own film images in her film Face B. The program also features new work by Michael Snow, Ken Jacobs, João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata and more. » - David Hudson »

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