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80 articles available in total starting from 20/09/2007. Last article published on 21/02/2008.

The fabulous world of Raquela

The fabulous world of Raquela

Raquela lives in Cebu City, in the Philippines. She is a "ladyboy", a queen born in a male body. Like her friends, she makes ends meet as a prostitute yet she dreams of a western prince charming...  

11/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Panorama

Love, crimes and disappearing acts

Stefan Arsenijevic’s debut feature Love & Other Crimes screened yesterday evening in the Panorama section, marking the young Serbian director’s fourth time at the Berlinale. It was, according to...  

11/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Panorama

The horrors of child above shake up Berlin

At just eight years old, Leslie is torn away from her games to enter the hell, often without escape, that is child abuse. Her life, like that of thousands of other children around the world, will...  

10/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Competition/UK

High Point has Nothing to Lose

The Dutch film Nothing to Lose by Pieter Kuijpers, number three at the local box office last weekend, is the key title on UK sales company High Point Media Group’s EFM line-up. The thriller about...  

10/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Market/UK

Intramovies offers beautiful "garbage"

Esmeralda Calabria and Andrea D’ambrosio’s documentary film Biùtiful cauntri – on the garbage disposal problems plaguing Naples – produced by Lionello Cerri for Lumiere & Co, is one of the hottest...  

10/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Market/Italy

Marriage as a battlefield

Simon Staho, the most Swedish filmmaker of Danish origin, unveiled his Heaven’s Heart last night as part of the Berlinale Special. The well-crafted chamber piece about marriage is played by a...  

10/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Panorama Special/Sweden

Boy A: Crime and punishment, without redemption

"There are scenes you don’t rehearse, you just shoot, period. In that way you create the psychology and setting. Screenwriter Mark O' Rowe and I wrote very precise dialogue, working above all to...  

10/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Panorama/UK

Class act Black Ice wins audiences

Class act Black Ice wins audiences

Love, betrayal and its ravages are at the centre of Petri Kotwica’s Black Ice, which screened in official competition last Friday at the Berlinale. Served by the excellent acting trio of Martti...  

09/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Competition/Finland

Four high profile titles screening at EFM

Four very different films representing the variety and quality of Estonia’s latest production output, are screening this week at the European Film Market, including award-winners Autumn Ball and...  

09/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Market/Estonia

Eight films premiering at EFM

Finns were out in crowds last night, supporting the official screening in competition of Petri Kotwica’s Black Ice. But seven other new Finnish films are offered to world buyers at the European...  

09/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Market/Finland

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