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Joaquim | 2017 Berlin International Film Festival Review

18 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST

Once Upon a Time Tiradentes: Gomes Delivers Exceptional, Unique Biopic on Brazil’s Crusader of Enlightenment

Brazilian director Marcelo Gomes tackles eighteenth century revolutionary Joachim Jose da Silva Xavier (aka Tiradentes) for his latest film Joachim, which is a more insistently inscrutable portrait of its subject than one could possibly predict, especially considering the succinctly abrupt title.

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- Nicholas Bell

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On the Beach at Night Alone | 2017 Berlin International Film Festival Review

17 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST

Qualified for Love: Sangsoo Showcases Minhee in Latest Perambulation on Soju Soaked Saudade

Prolific South Korean auteur Hong Sangsoo consistently unveils mannered films with marked sincerity and simplicity, like fragile strands of a spider’s web in his naturalistic escapades sometimes so seemingly slight he’s often accused of constant repetition.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Return to Montauk | 2017 Berlin International Film Festival Review

16 February 2017 9:45 AM, PST

The Past is Present: Schlondorff Explores Romantic Regrets in Mismated Adaptation

A key figure in the New German Wave from the mid-60s through the 1970’s, Palme d’Or winner Volker Schlondorff (The Tin Drum, 1979) tackled a number of high profile English language adaptations in the second half of his career.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Lovesong | Review

16 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST

Her Best Friend’s Wedding: Kim’s Poetic Exploration of Muted Desire

Indie auteur So Yong Kim continues in English with her fourth narrative feature, Lovesong, a road-trip film which turns into a moving, understated portrait of muted desire.

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- Nicholas Bell

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The Midwife | 2017 Berlin International Film Festival Review

15 February 2017 9:30 AM, PST

Midwife Crisis: Provost Squanders Fine Cast in Trite Melodrama

The essence of French director Martin Provost’s latest film The Midwife is supposed to revolve around the reunion of two estranged women after three odd decades despite having once shared an odd, and inevitably tragic familial bond.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Land of Mine | Review

15 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST

Enemy Mine: Zandvliet Explores the Casualties of War

Martin Zandvliet leaves behind the world of theater for his third feature, Land of Mine, a based on fact account of German POWs in post-wwii Denmark.

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- Nicholas Bell

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The Lost City of Z | 2017 Berlin International Film Festival Review

14 February 2017 12:30 PM, PST

Zed and Buried: Gray’s Period Adventure a Meticulous Throwback of Epic Filmmaking

American auteur James Gray unveils his most provocative film yet with the painstaking, portrait of obsession, The Lost City of Z, an inspired adaptation of the 2009 nonfiction title by David Grann, which charts a British Army Officer’s obsessive hunt for a mythical city in the dense, dangerous jungles of turn-of-the-century Bolivia.

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- Nicholas Bell

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A Fantastic Woman | 2017 Berlin International Film Festival Review

14 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST

A Time to Love and a Time to Die: Lelio’s Fantastic Portrait of Pain and Perseverance

“What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger,” murmurs the eponymous figure of Chilean director Sebastian Lelio’s latest significant achievement, A Fantastic Woman.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Spoor | 2017 Berlin International Film Festival Review

13 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST

Animal Love: Holland Blunders with Hysterical Murder Mystery

What reveals itself to be an interesting inversion on parable of the boy who cried wolf, Polish auteur Agnieszka Holland delivers an otherwise leaden genre thriller with Spoor, a long gestating adaptation of the Olga Tokarczuk novel (on hand for the adaptation) Drive Your Plough Over the Bones of the Dead.

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