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Berlinale 2009


67 articles available in total starting from 13/11/2008. Last article published on 14/02/2009.

Llosa scoops Golden Bear and Europe dominates prize list

Llosa scoops Golden Bear and Europe dominates prize list

Unlike last year, the closing ceremony of the 59th Berlinale was a triumph for European films, which scooped ten of the 12 awards (including six out of eight Bears) presented this evening at the...  

14/02/2009 | Berlinale 2009 | Awards

Lucky Friday 13 for 13 directors of Germany 09

Thirty years after the collective film German Autumn (which brought together Fassbinder, Schlöndorff and Edgar Reitz, among others), Tom Tykwer and two producers from NDR TV network were sitting...  

13/02/2009 | Berlinale 2009 | Out of competition/Germany

Ander an unusual love story in the Basque country

Ander an unusual love story in the Basque country

Love stories between forty-somethings are quite rare, and those set in rural communities are even rarer. Add the fact that in Ander, the story is predominantly told in Basque and the two...  

13/02/2009 | Berlinale 2009 | Panorama/Spain

Wajda pays homage to women again in Sweet Rush

Wajda pays homage to women again in Sweet Rush

Andrzej Wajda’s new film Sweet Rush was presented in official competition today at the Berlinale. After Katyn – a political work that paid tribute to the women (wives, mothers, sisters…) of...  

13/02/2009 | Berlinale 2009 | Competition/Poland

Poetry and prose in Struck's Sleeping Songs

Poetry and prose in Struck's Sleeping Songs

The Berlinale’s Panorama section – celebrates its 30th anniversary this year – hosted Sleeping Songs, the third film by previous contender Andreas Struck (whose debut feature Chill Out was...  

13/02/2009 | Berlinale 2009 | Panorama/Germany

Llosa’s Milk of Sorrow a triumphant ode to life

Llosa’s Milk of Sorrow a triumphant ode to life

As the Berlin International Film Festival nears its end, the major film that festival-goers have been waiting for in this year’s competition has finally arrived, via Spain – the first ever...  

12/02/2009 | Berlinale 2009 | Competition/Spain

North and Katalin hot for Memento

Specialised French sales company Memento Films registered brisk business at the European Film Market with Norwegian Panorama Special opener North and competition entry Katalin Varga. Both have...  

12/02/2009 | Berlinale 2009 | EFM/France

One indecisive girl and three suitors in Thome’s Pink

One indecisive girl and three suitors in Thome’s Pink

Rudolf Thome’s refreshing tale Pink – not the first film in which the German director has focused on women (after Paradiso: Seven Days with Seven Women, Venus Talking, and Woman Driving, Man...  

12/02/2009 | Berlinale 2009 | Special/Germany

Strickland’s Katalin Varga a pastoral tragedy

Strickland’s Katalin Varga a pastoral tragedy

Katalin Varga, by Greek-born UK director Peter Strickland, was presented in competition before the press this morning in Berlin. Recounting a tragedy of universal significance about revenge and...  

12/02/2009 | Berlinale 2009 | Competition/Romania

An Education of a dutiful daughter

The special Berlinale screening of Danish director Lone Sherfig’s first English-language work, An Education – the Audience Award winner at this year’s Sundance Festival – was so well-attended that...  

11/02/2009 | Berlinale 2009 | Special Gala/UK

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