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BERLIN 2019 Forum

Le Forum de Berlin préfère les films qui prennent des risques

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- Le programme central de la 49e édition de cette section indépendante de la Berlinale réunit 39 films, dont 31 seront présentés en avant-première mondiale

Le Forum de Berlin préfère les films qui prennent des risques
Earth de Nikolaus Geyrhalter

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Forum will be celebrating its 49th edition during the 69th Berlin International Film Festival (7-17 February 2019), curated – after Christoph Terhechte stepped down this summer, following 17 successful editions – by an interim directorate consisting of the members of the board of directors of Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art, which originally instigated this programme and has been organising it ever since. Said members are Milena GregorBirgit Kohler and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus.

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The ambition that the independent section has always possessed – that is, to reflect on the medium of film, and expand the understanding of what it is and how it relates to the world, pushing "the boundaries of convention" in terms of form as well as message – is reaffirmed in this year's programme, the concept of which is not to present a "best of" list, but rather to gather together a selection of films "that try things out, take a stance and refuse to compromise", including by exploring other art forms besides film.

The main programme consists of 39 movies, 31 of which will screen as world premieres. Sixteen of these titles are European, and nine more are European co-productions. The whole selection includes many literary adaptations or works teeming with references to literature, such as a Super 8 silent-film version of Elfriede Jelinek’s ghost novel The Children of the Dead, an opulent rendition of Robert Musil's novella The Portuguese Woman [+lire aussi :
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 and an essayistic collage called An Open Rose, based on Rosa Luxemburg’s letters from prison, to mention but a few. As is customary, the documentary form is being granted a special place in the Forum section, represented, for instance, by two well-known European names in the field: Nikolaus Geyrhalter with Earth [+lire aussi :
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 and Jean-Gabriel Périot with Our Defeats [+lire aussi :
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, in which scenes from May 1968, showing strikes and labour disputes, are restaged and discussed with high-school students.

This year’s Special Screenings, entitled “Archival Constellations”, have yet to be announced.  

Here is the list of all the films selected as part of the main programme of Forum 2019:

African Mirror [+lire aussi :
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 - Mischa Hedinger (Switzerland)
Belonging [+lire aussi :
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interview : Burak Çevik
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 - Burak Çevik (Turkey/Canada/France)
The Portuguese Woman [+lire aussi :
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 - Rita Azevedo Gomes (Portugal)
The Blue Flower of NovalisGustavo VinagreRodrigo Carneiro (Brazil)
Bait [+lire aussi :
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 - Mark Jenkin (UK)
Breathless Animals - Lei Lei (USA)
Landless - Camila Freitas (Brazil)
From Tomorrow on, I Will [+lire aussi :
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 - Ivan MarkovićWu Linfeng (Germany/China/Serbia)
Delphine and Carole [+lire aussi :
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 - Callisto Mc Nulty (France/Switzerland)
Demons - Daniel Hui (Singapore)
The Children of the Dead [+lire aussi :
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 - Kelly CopperPavol Liska (Austria)
Hormigas [+lire aussi :
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 - Antonella Sudasassi Furniss (Costa Rica/Spain)
Earth [+lire aussi :
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 - Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Austria)
Far from Us - Verena KuriLaura Bierbrauer (Argentina)
Progress in the Valley of the People Who Don’t Know [+lire aussi :
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 - Florian Kunert (Germany)
Fourteen - Dan Sallitt (USA)
Fukuoka - Zhang Lu (Republic of Korea)
The Last to See Them [+lire aussi :
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 - Sara Summa (Germany)
Heimat Is a Space in Time [+lire aussi :
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 - Thomas Heise (Germany/Austria)
The Stone Speakers [+lire aussi :
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 - Igor Drljača (Canada/Bosnia and Herzegovina)
And Your Bird Can SingSho Miyake (Japan)
Lapü - César Alejandro JaimesJuan Pablo Polanco (Colombia)
A Russian Youth [+lire aussi :
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 - Alexander Zolotukhin (Russia)
Vanishing Days - Zhu Xin (China)
Monsters. [+lire aussi :
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 - Marius Olteanu (Romania)
Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You - Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Lesotho)
MS Slavic 7 - Sofia BohdanowiczDeragh Campbell (Canada)
Leakage [+lire aussi :
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 - Suzan Iravanian (Iran/Czech Republic)
Just Don't Think I'll Scream [+lire aussi :
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 - Frank Beauvais (France)
Our Defeats [+lire aussi :
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 - Jean-Gabriel Périot (France)
Olanda [+lire aussi :
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 - Bernd Schoch (Germany)
Khartoum Offside [+lire aussi :
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 - Marwa Zein (Sudan/Norway/Denmark)
Homing [+lire aussi :
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- Helvécio Marins Jr (Brazil/Germany)
Retrospekt [+lire aussi :
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 - Esther Rots (Netherlands/Belgium)
Serpentarius [+lire aussi :
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 - Carlos Conceição (Angola/Portugal)
So Pretty [+lire aussi :
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 - Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli (USA/France)
The Plagiarists - Peter Parlow (USA)
Warda, An Open Rose - Ghassan Salhab (Lebanon)
Music and Apocalypse [+lire aussi :
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Max Linz (Germany)
What We Left UnfinishedMariam Ghani (US/Afghanistan/Qatar)
Years of Construction [+lire aussi :
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 - Heinz Emigholz (Germany)

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