Berlinale66. Il programma

//Berlinale66. Il programma

Il programma, i cast tecnici e artistici e le linee di sinossi sono tratti dal sito ufficiale della Berlinale [-> sito]



Boris sans Béatrice (Boris without Béatrice)
By Denis Côté (Vic+Flo Saw a Bear)
With James Hyndman, Simone-Elise Girard, Denis Lavant, Isolda Dychauk, Dounia Sichov
World premiere

United Kingdom / USA
By Michael Grandage
With Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce, Dominic West
World premiere – first feature

Alone in Berlin
Germany / France / United Kingdom
By Vincent Perez (The Secret)
With Brendan Gleeson, Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Mikael Persbrandt
World premiere

Midnight Special
By Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter)
With Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaedan Lieberher, Sam Shepard
World premiere

Zero Days – documentary
By Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side)
World premiere

Cartas de guera

Cartas da guerra

Cartas da guerra (Letters from War)
By Ivo M. Ferreira (Na Escama do Dragão)
With Miguel Nunes, Margarida Vila-Nova
World premiere

A Dragon Arrives!

A Dragon Arrives!

Ejhdeha Vared Mishavad! (A Dragon Arrives!)
By Mani Haghighi (Modest Reception, Men at Work)
With Amir Jadidi, Homayoun Ghanizadeh, Ehsan Goudarzi, Kiana Tajammol
International premiere

Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea) – documentary
Italy / France
By Gianfranco Rosi (Sacro GRA, El Sicario – Room 164)
World premiere

A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery

A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery

Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery)
Philippines / Singapore
By Lav Diaz (From What Is Before, Norte, the End of History, Melancholia)
With John Lloyd Cruz, Piolo Pascual, Hazel Orencio, Alessandra De Rossi, Joel Saracho, Susan Africa, Sid Lucero, Ely Buendia, Bernardo Bernardo, Angel Aquino, Cherie Gil
World premiere



Kollektivet (The Commune)
Denmark / Sweden / Netherlands
By Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Submarino, It’s All About Love)
With Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Helene Reingaard Neumann, Marta Sofie Wallstrøm Hansen, Lars Ranthe, Fares Fares, Magnus Millang, Anne Gry Henningsen, Julie Agnete Vang
International premiere

L’avenir (Things to Come)
France / Germany
By Mia Hansen-Løve (Eden, Goodbye First Love, Father of My Children)
With Isabelle Huppert, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob, André Marcon
World premiere

Quand on a 17 ans (Being 17)
By André Téchiné (Les Témoins)
With Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret
World premiere

Smrt u Sarajevu / Mort à Sarajevo (Death in Sarajevo)
France / Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Danis Tanović (An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker, No Man’s Land)
With Jacques Weber, Snežana Vidović, Izudin Bajrović, Vedrana Seksan, Muhamed Hadžović, Faketa Salihbegović-Avdagić, Edin Avdagić
World premiere

Zjednoczone Stany Miłosci

Zjednoczone Stany Miłosci

Zjednoczone Stany Miłosci (United States of Love)
Poland / Sweden
By Tomasz Wasilewski (Floating Skyscrapers)
With Julia Kijowska, Magdalena Cielecka, Dorota Kolak, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Łukasz Simlat, Andrzej Chyra, Tomek Tyndyk
World premiere

24 Wochen (24 Weeks)
By Anne Zohra Berrached (Two Mothers)
With Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Mädel, Johanna Gastdorf, Emilia Pieske
World premiere



Chang Jiang Tu (Crosscurrent)
People’s Republic of China
By Yang Chao (Passages)
With Qin Hao, Xin Zhi Lei
World premiere



By Spike Lee (Malcom X, Do the Right Thing)
With Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Teyonah Parris, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson
International premiere – Out of competition

Des nouvelles de la planète Mars

Des nouvelles de la planète Mars

Des nouvelles de la planète Mars (News from planet Mars)
France / Belgium
By Dominik Moll (Lemming, Harry, He’s Here to Help)
With François Damiens, Vincent Macaigne, Veerle Baetens, Jeanne Guittet, Tom Rivoire
World premiere – Out of competiton

Inhebbek Hedi (Hedi)
Tunisia / Belgium / France
By Mohamed Ben Attia
With Majd Mastoura, Rym Ben Messaoud, Sabah Bouzouita, Hakim Boumessoudi, Omnia Ben Ghali
World premiere – First feature

Mahana (The Patriarch)
New Zealand
By Lee Tamahori (The Devil’s Double, Die Another Day, Once Were Warriors)
With Temuera Morrison, Akuhata Keefe, Nancy Brunning, Jim Moriarty, Regan Taylor, Maria Walker
World premiere – Out of competiton

Saint Amour
France / Belgium
By Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern (Mammuth, Le grand soir)
With Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Vincent Lacoste, Céline Sallette
World premiere – Out of competiton

Soy nerp

Soy Nero

Soy Nero
Germany / France / Mexico
By Rafi Pitts (The Hunter, It’s Winter)
With Johnny Ortiz, Rory Cochrane, Aml Ameen, Darell Britt-Gibson, Michael Harney
World premiere



Al solito la selezione di film per la sezione “Panorama” è molto ricca: 51 film da 33 paesi. Di questi, 17 appartengono alla sezione “Panorama Dokumente”

Já, Olga Hepnarová (I, Olga Hepnarová) – Czech Republic / Poland / Slowak Republic / France
By Tomáš Weinreb, Petr Kazda
With Michalina Olszanska, Marta Mazurek, Ondrej Malý
World premiere
Film di apertura della sezione. The film shows how a young woman in the former Czechoslovakia feels so cornered that she tries to liberate herself in a devastating act – she then faces the death penalty, which was still in effect there until 1989.

La Route d’Istanbul (Road to Istanbul) – Algeria / France / Belgium
With Rachid Bouchareb
Mit Astrid Whettnall, Pauline Burlet, Patricia Ide, Abel Jafri
World premiere
A burning issue is introduced into the programme by Rachid Bouchareb’s La route d’Istanbul (Road to Istanbul): a Belgian mother sets out to find and bring home her daughter who has joined the jihad in Syria. Bouchareb has already presented six of his works in Berlin (five fiction features and one short film). He last participated in the 2014 Competition with Two Men in Town.

Shelley – Denmark / Sweden
By Ali Abbasi
With Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Cosmina Stratan, Peter Christoffersen
World premiere
A strong first film: the Danish-Swedish co-production Shelley by Ali Abbasi uses genre-specific means to interweave one of this year’s Panorama themes – the desire to have children – with the situation of eastern Europeans migrating for jobs.

Junction 48 – Israel / Germany / USA
By Udi Aloni
With Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, Sameh Zakout, Ayed Fadel
World premiere

Mãe só há uma (Don’t Call me Son) – Brazil
By Anna Muylaert
With Naomi Nero, Dani Nefussi, Matheus Nachtergaele, Daniel Botelho, Luciana Paes
World premiere
In the Brazilian film Mãe só há uma (Don’t Call Me Son), it’s a matter of blood ties versus conditioning and the discovery of a baby’s earlier abduction: director Anna Muylaert won the Panorama Audience Award in 2015 for A que horas ela volta (The Second Mother).

Aquí no ha pasado nada (Much Ado about Nothing) – Chile / USA / France
By Alejandro Fernández Almendras
With Agustín Silva, Paulina García, Alejandro Goic, Luis Gnecco, Daniel Alcaíno
European premiere
Alejandro Fernández Almendras observes in Aquí no ha pasado nada (Much Ado about Nothing) the consequences of class society and corruption on a group of privileged teenagers.

Les premiers, les derniers (The First, the Last) – France / Belgium
By Bouli Lanners
With Albert Dupontel, Bouli Lanners, Suzanne Clément, Michael Lonsdale, David Murgia
International premiere

Maggie’s Plan – USA
By Rebecca Miller
With Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph
European premiere

Nakom – Ghana / USA
By Kelly Daniela Norris, TW Pittman
With Jacob Ayanaba, Grace Ayariga, Abdul Aziz, Justina Kulidu, Shetu Musah, Esther Issaka, Thomas Kulidu, James Azudago, Felicia Awinbe, Sumaila Ndaago
World premiere

Remainder – United Kingdom / Germany
By Omer Fast
With Tom Sturridge, Cush Jumbo, Ed Speleers, Arsher Ali, Shaun Prendergast
International premiere

S one strane (On the Other Side) – Croatia / Serbia
By Zrinko Ogresta
With Ksenija Marinković, Lazar Ristovski
World premiere

Starve Your Dog – Morocco
By Hicham Lasri
With Jirari Ben Aissa, Latifa Ahrrare, Fehd Benchemsi
European premiere
Moroccan filmmaker Hicham Lasri caused a sensation at last year’s Panorama, and everyone agreed: he is an unusually talented director. His new film, Starve Your Dog, is in no way inferior. Rich in associations and visuals loaded with energy, the absurdities, abnormalities and disagreeable conditions of a profoundly misshapen society become perceptible.

Sufat Chol (Sand Storm) – Israel
By Elite Zexer
With Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal-Asfour, Haitham Omari, Khadija Alakel, Jalal Masarwa
European premiere – debut feature film

Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau (Paris 05:59) – France
By Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
With Geoffrey Couët, François Nambot
World premiere

The Ones Below – United Kingdom
By David Farr
With Clémence Poésy, David Morrissey, Stephen Campbell Moore, Laura Birn
European premiere – debut feature film

War on Everyone – United Kingdom
By John Michael McDonagh
With Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgård, Theo James
World premiere

Aloys – Swiss / France
By Tobias Nölle
With Georg Friedrich, Tilde von Overbeck
World premiere

El rey del Once (The Tenth Man) – Argentina
By Daniel Burman
With Alan Sabbagh, Julieta Zylberberg, Usher Barilka, Elvira Onetto
World premiere

Goat – USA
By Andrew Neel
With Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, James Franco
International premiere

Grüße aus Fukushima (Fukushima, mon Amour) – Germany
By Doris Dörrie
With Rosalie Thomass, Kaori Momoi
World premiere

Indignation – USA
By James Schamus
With Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon
International premiere – debut

Jonathan – Germany
By Piotr J. Lewandowski
With Jannis Niewöhner, André Hennicke, Julia Koschitz, Thomas Sarbacher, Barbara Auer
World premiere – debut

Kater (Tomcat) – Austria
By Händl Klaus
With Lukas Turtur, Philipp Hochmair
World premiere

La helada negra (The Black Frost) – Argentina
By Maximiliano Schonfeld
With Ailín Salas, Lucas Schell, Benigno Lell
World premiere

Lantouri – Iran
By Reza Dormishian
With Navid Mohammadzadeh, Maryam Palizban, Baran Kosari
International premiere

Little Men – USA
Cross-Section Generation
By Ira Sachs
With Jennifer Ehle, Greg Kinnear, Paulina Garcia, Alfred Molina
International premiere

Ranenyy Angel (The Wounded Angel) – Kazakhstan / France / Germany
By Emir Baigazin
With Nurlybek Saktaganov, Madiar Aripbai, Madiar Nazarov, Omar Adilov
World premiere


While the Women Are Sleeping

While the Women Are SleepingJapan
By Wayne Wang
With Beat Takeshi, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Shioli Kutsuna, Sayuri Oyamada, Lily Franky
World premiere
Takeshi Kitano (qui come “Beat Takeshi”), Wayne Wang, produzione giapponese e un titolo che dice (quasi) tutto.


Panorama Dokumente

europe she lovesEurope, She Loves – Swiss / Germany
By Jan Gassmann
World premiere
Europe, She Loves, a Swiss-German co-production, opens Panorama Dokumente. It examines the states of mind of heterosexual couples from Seville, Tallinn and Dublin to Thessaloniki. In passing, it also – laconically, humorously, pensively, sexily – measures the temperature of a patient called Europe.
Four couples struggle on the edge of mother Europe: in Sevilla, Tallinn, Dublin, Thessaloniki. In countries troubled by economic and social crises they stumble through life with charme, sex and plenty of passion. Those four couples, geographically separated, love each other in a period of upheaval. The physical and emotional sphere becomes the only refuge in the fight for a future. An episodic and interweaved parable for a continent and the women within. A movie about the politics of love.

Don’t Blink – Robert Frank – USA / France
By Laura Israel
International premiere
is an exceptionally lively and organic portrait of this photographer and filmmaker as well as a kaleidoscope of Jewish life in New York. When navigating his later years, Frank is at times grumpy and dissatisfied, at others affable and ironic. William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ed Lachman, with music by Lou Reed, Patti Smith, the band Bauhaus – Frank’s life and work reveals a cornucopia of inspiration.

Hotel Dallas – Romania / USA
By Livia Ungur, Sherng-Lee Huang
With Patrick Duffy
World premiere – debut feature film
the film investigates the formative influence of a TV series on a society in upheaval. With underlying humour, fun and fantasy, Livia Ungur takes us and Patrick Duffy, the star of TV series Dallas, on a tour through her Romania – a country that still has not stopped dreaming of better days.

Der Ost-Komplex (The GDR Complex) – Germany
By Jochen Hick
World premiere

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures – USA / Germany
By Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
With Edward Mapplethorpe, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, Gloria von Thurn und Taxis
International premiere

Mariupolis – Lithuania / Germany / France / Ukraine
By Mantas Kvedaravicius
World premiere

Uncle Howard United Kingdom / USA
By Aaron Brookner
With Jim Jarmusch, Sara Driver, Tom DiCillo, Brad Gooch, Robert Wilson, William S Burroughs, Frederic Mitterand
European premiere
New York filmmaker Howard Brookner died of AIDS in 1989, while making his breakthrough Hollywood movie. His body of work, which captured the late 70s and early 80s cultural revolution, was buried in William S. Burroughs’ bunker for 30 years. Now in a personal journey, his nephew Aaron unearths Howard’s filmmaking legacy and the memory of everything he was. Executive producer: Jim Jarmush.

Wu Tu (My Land) – People’s Republic of China
By Fan Jian
European premiere
in the documentary Wu Tu (My Land) squabbles over every square meter owned by vegetable farmers and thus makes gentrification palpable


Generation 14plus

Ani ve snu! (In Your Dreams!) – Czech Republic / Slovakian Republic / Bulgaria
By Petr Oukropec
Athletic, fast and fearless, 16-year-old Laura has little trouble conquering her hometown’s parkour routes and none at all keeping up with the boys in the process. However, she can only express her feelings for Luky, the parkour-king, in her vivid dreams. When he suddenly disappears, the line between dream and reality begins to blur.
World premiere

Born to Dance – New Zealand
By Tammy Davis
For the Maori teenager, Tu, it appears that hip-hop dance is the only hope for him to escape from a predestined career in the military. Tammy Davis (Ebony Society, Generation 2010) is back again with fat beats and spectacular moves, choreographed by hip-hop dance world champion Parris Goebel.
European premiere

Girl Asleep – Australia
By Rosemary Myers
It’s the 1970s and Greta should be celebrating at her 15th birthday party.Instead she descends into a bizarre and dangerous dream world full of strange creatures. Thus begins an absurd and both terrifying and beautiful trip, into the mind of a teenager. Featuring Bethany Whitmore (Mary and Max, Generation2009), Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Imogen Archer (52 Tuesdays, Generation 2014).
International premiere

Las Plantas (Plants) – Chile
By Roberto Doveris
Moments awash in shimmering grey and the distorted sounds of a guitar: for Florencia night beckons and threatens at the same time. She reads aloud to her comatose brother, from a comic book about the evolving souls of plants. At the same time, she starts to explore her curiosity about sex with online acquaintances.
International premiere

Sairat (Wild) – India
By Nagraj Manjule
The love that binds clever Parshya and beautiful and self-confident Archie is as passionate as it is socially taboo. Breaking away from the narrow-mindedness and violence of convention is the only way out for the young couple. With powerful imagery and epic scope, Nagraj Manjule tells the story of an impossible love.
International premiere

Triapichniy Soyuz (Rag Union) – Russian Federation
By Mikhail Mestetskiy
Vania’s introspective teenage existence takes a radical turn when he joins up with an anarchistic group of young men that call themselves the “Rag Union”. They want to set the world on fire with art and violence. A debut film told with breakneck pacing and exuberant energy.
International premiere

What’s in the Darkness – People’s Republic of China
By Yichun Wang
Qu’s world is one full of riddles, contradictions and forensic science. Her parents don’t seem to like each other at all. Her friend disappears suddenly and then there’s a serial killer on the loose to top things off. Coming-of-age meets chilling thriller.
International premiere

6A – Sweden
By Peter Modestij
Bullying, skipping school, violent outbursts: something’s gone wrong in the 6A class. But are Denise and her friends really to blame for everything, the way most of the parents believe? With impressive realism, the director observes a very uncomfortable encounter with all involved, which ends up revealing the psychological shortcomings of the adults more than anything.
World premiere

Avant les rues (Before the Streets) – Canada
By Chloé Leriche
Life on the Atikamekw reservation in the Canadian province of Québec is tense and young Shawnouk is stuck in a rut. When his situation escalates, he escapes to the woods. Traditional rituals, fire and smoke, the old trees and the beats of his ancestors come to the boy’s aid as he is forced to face up to himself. An authentic and hopeful portrait, filmed in the language of the Atikamekw.
World premiere

El soñador (The Dreamer) – Peru / France
By Adrián Saba
For brief relief from his dreary existence as a petty criminal, Sebastián drifts off into his dream-worlds. It’s only there that he can protect himself and his love for Emilia and attempt to escape the real threats in his life. The boundaries between reality and illusion become blurred by the increasing interaction of light and colour compositions.
World premiere

Es esmu šeit (Mellow Mud) – Latvia
By Renars Vimba
In order not to lose their home, 17-year-old Raya and her little brother keep their grandmother’s death a secret. Raya tries every trick in the book to make it seem like she’s still alive, while at the same time fully indulging her feelings for her English teacher. But in spite of her best efforts, things are getting out of control. Raya hopes for help from her mother in far-off London.
World premiere

Ma Révolution (My Revolution) – France
By Ramzi Ben Sliman
The Arab Spring is blossoming right in the middle of Paris. Marawann celebrates with the singing and dancing immigrants from the Maghreb. The 15-year-old French boy’s Tunisian roots never meant as much to him as they do at this moment. Marawann’s got butterflies in his stomach, but it’s probably because of his feelings for Sygrid.
International premiere

Royahaye Dame Sobh (Starless Dreams) – Iran
By Mehrdad Oskouei
Murder and theft, drug dealing and addiction: young lives marked by traumatic stories lead to this Iranian “Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre” for girls. Some of the girls feel more at home in prison than they did with their families. A rare documentary glimpse inside a locked-up world and a respectful portrait of young women struggling to recapture some sense of personal dignity.
World premiere

Valderama – Iran
By Abbas Amini
Who is Valderama? The boy with the conspicuous curls and mischievous grin but without parents or even an identity, at least as far as the authorities are concerned, resolves to leave his hometown behind and escape to distant Tehran. His desire for security and belonging keeps him going but he’s constantly in trouble with the rules of society, religion and culture.
World premiere

Zhaleika – Germany
By Eliza Petkova
For Lora, growing up in a Bulgarian village is a mixture of monumental tedium and hesitant desire. Her existence is determined by rigid religious and social customs, until a radical break drives her to the borders of the small community and beyond. The director captures the claustrophobia of a small town and the vastness of a clever young woman’s emotional world in images which remain with the viewer long after the credits have rolled.
World premiere


Generation Kplus

ENTE GUT! Mädchen allein zu Haus (Fortune Favors the Brave) – Germany
By Norbert Lechner
Because her mother had to go back to Vietnam, eleven-year-old Linh now has to take care of her little sister and the take-away restaurant on her own. Nobody is supposed to know, but nothing gets past Pauline who lives in the same neighbourhood. Will the self-appointed “spy” blow the whistle on the two sisters?
World premiere

Genç Pehlivanlar (Young Wrestlers) – Turkey / Netherlands
By Mete Gümürhan
Living, learning, suffering for their passion: the 26 boys living at the sports academy in the Turkish province of Amasya will endure a lot to realise their wrestling dream. This documentary’s observational camera remains unobtrusive while still allowing us to experience an everyday life at close range – somewhere between camaraderie and competition.
World premiere

Rauf – Turkey
By Barış Kaya, Soner Caner
Rauf hopes to win over his big crush, the older Zana, with the help of the colour pink. But what does pink really look like anyways, and will he even be able to find it in his snowy little Kurdish village up in the mountains? Meanwhile, disturbing rumours sweep in from the outside world.
World premiere

Siv sover vilse (Siv Sleeps Astray) – Sweden / Netherlands
By Catti Edfeldt, Lena Hanno Clyne
Little Siv (Astrid Lövgren) is supposed to sleep over at Cerisia’s (Lilly Brown) place, but the later it gets the stranger things start to appear in her new friend’s odd home. An original adaptation of Pija Lindenbaum’s children’s book.
World premiere

Ted Sieger’s Molly Monster – Der Kinofilm (Ted Sieger’s Molly Monster) – Germany / Switzerland / Sweden
By Ted Sieger, Matthias Bruhn, Michael Ekbladh
There’s quite a stir in Monsterland: the little monster Molly is going to get a brother or sister. But before the new baby finally hatches, Molly and her best friend Edison have to make it through a number of adventures. Colourful animation fun for the youngest festivalgoers, adapted for the big screen from the popular TV series “Ted Sieger’s Molly Monster”.
World premiere

Zud – Germany / Poland
By Marta Minorowicz
In the barren steppes of Mongolia, eleven-year-old Sukhbat is training hard for a win at the horse races and hoping thus to gain his father’s recognition. With its panoramic landscape shots and observational documental style, this feature film tells the story of a nomadic childhood.
World premiere***

Jamais contente – France
By Emilie Deleuze
Aurore may not get the best marks, but she’s certainly not dumb. She has a keen way of observing and commenting on her surroundings – on her parents, the boys, her French teacher and herself too. Defiantly stubborn, Aurore tests the boundaries and discovers in the process that she can let off steam with music and that she is not actually ‘frigid’. The film is based on the popular French trilogy of adolescent novels “Le journal d’Aurore” and features Catherine Hiegel and Alex Lutz.
World premiere

Little Men – USA
By Ira Sachs
Tony quickly becomes best friends with Jake, who’s new in his Brooklyn neighbourhood. Director Ira Sachs (Teddy Award winner Berlinale Panorama 2012: Keep the Lights On) tells the story of a young friendship at odds with the logic of the adult world, with great empathy for his characters and a keen sense of social inequality. Little Men will also be presented at Panorama. Featuring Jennifer Ehle, Greg Kinnear, Paulina Garcia, Alfred Molina.
International premiere

Mavi Bisiklet (Blue Bicycle) – Turkey, Germany
By Ümit Köreken
12-year-old Ali lives an austere life in the Anatolian countryside. He’s saving up his hard-earned money for his big dream: a brand-new, blue bicycle. When Elif, the girl he is secretly in love with, becomes the victim of a great injustice at school, Ali takes up the passionate fight for democracy and against a system stuck in its ways.
World premiere

Ottaal (The Trap) – India
By Jayaraj Rajashekaran Nair
8-year-old Kuttappayi’s life seems blissful, though he’s still coping with the loss of his parents. He spends his days living, fishing and laughing with his grandfather, who tends to huge flocks of ducks, in a natural paradise of breath-taking beauty. The boy dreams hopefully about his future and doesn’t suspect that he will soon share the fate of the many millions of children around the world who are still being forced into child labour.
European premiere

Rara – Chile, Argentina
By Pepa San Martín
Being interested in boys, thinking they’re stupid, being really close to your best friend and keeping secrets from her, having trouble in school and having annoying parents: these are the kind of problems a 13-year-old girl is faced with. For Sara, all of that has nothing to do with the fact that her mother lives together with another woman. Her father doesn’t see it that way though. DAAD Short Film Award winner Pepa San Martín (Berlinale Shorts 2011: La Ducha) takes a real-life Chilean custody battle as the inspiration for her feature-film debut.
World premiere

Solan og Ludvig – Herfra til Flåklypa (Louis & Nolan – The Big Cheeserace) – Norway
By Rasmus Sivertsen
For the cheeky little magpie Solan, there is much more at stake in the cheese race than just personal honour. Together with his two teammates, he pulls up to the starting line full of confidence and clever ideas. But the savvy members of the opposing team, arch-rivals from the neighbouring town, are ready to use some dirty tricks. With breakneck pacing and a lot of laughs, this lovingly-executed puppet stop-motion demonstrates that life is not always about winning.
International premiere

Woorideul (The World of Us) – Republic of Korea
By Yoon Ga-eun
Playing alone in the summertime alleyways, the two 10-year-olds Sun and Jia forge a tender bond of friendship. Alas, the turbulent social dynamics of their school class threaten to break them apart. Crystal Bear winner Ga-eun Yoon (Berlinale Generation Kplus 2014: Sprout) returns with her feature-length debut – a powerful but understated portrayal of the experience of a gentle young girl which is nothing short of masterful.
World premiere


Altre sezioni

Where To Invade Next – documentary
By Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine)
European premiere


Berlinale Classics programme

Bakushu (Early Summer)
By Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1951
Monday Feb. 15, 2016, CinemaxX 8
World premiere of the digitally restored version in 4K DCP
With the digitally restored version of Bakushu (Early Summer), Berlinale Classics is once again presenting a work by Japanese master director Yasujiro Ozu. The 1951 film, about a young woman named Noriko whose family is trying to marry her off, is one of Ozu’s later works. Noriko is played by Ozu’s favourite actress, Setsuko Hara, who died in September 2015 at the age of 95. The 4K digital restoration project by the well-known Japanese production company Shochiku was led by Ozu’s former assistant cameraman Takashi Kawamata and cinematographer Masashi Chikamori, known for his work as a DP on Yoji Yamada films.

Fat City
By John Huston, USA, 1972
Friday Feb. 19, 2016, CinemaxX 8
International premiere of the digitally restored version in 4K DCP

Der müde Tod (Destiny)
By Fritz Lang, Germany, 1921
Friday Feb. 12, 2016, Friedrichstadtpalast
World premiere of the digitally restored version in 2K DCP
Music by the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin (RSB) conducted by Frank Strobel

Ni Luo He Nu Er (Daughter of the Nile)
By Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan, 1987
Sunday Feb. 14, 2016, CinemaxX 8
World premiere of the digitally restored version in 4K DCP

The Road Back
By James Whale, USA, 1937
Tuesday Feb. 16, 2016, CinemaxX 8
World premiere of the restored version in 35mm

Die Russen kommen (The Russians are Coming)
By Heiner Carow, East Germany, 1968/1987
Saturday Feb. 13, 2016, CinemaxX 8
World premiere of the digitally restored version in 2K DCP


Make Food Not War

“War is not an appropriate means for solving problems such as racism, poverty or climate change. The cuisines of the world are better suited to this task. Food connects people and hospitality contributes to international understanding,” says Festival Director Dieter Kosslick about the slogan.
Following the 7.30 pm screenings of the films in the main programme, star chefs Andoni Luis Aduriz, Sven Elverfeld, Michael Kempf, Sonja Frühsammer as well as Alexander Dressel with the “Jeunes Restaurateurs” will take turns serving a menu inspired by one of the films in the Gropius Mirror Restaurant.

Ants on a Shrimp – Netherlands
By Maurice Dekkers
World premiere

Café Nagler – Israel / Germany
By Mor Kaplansky
International premiere

Campo a través. Mugaritz, intuyendo un camino. (Off-Road. Mugaritz, Feeling a Way.) – Spain
By Pep Gatell
International premiere
The international premiere of Pep Gatell’s documentary Campo a través. Mugaritz, intuyendo un camino(Off-Road. Mugaritz, Feeling a Way) will open this year’s programme. Andoni Luis Aduriz, two-star chef of the “Mugaritz” restaurant in San Sebastián, and Pep Gatell have succeeded in making a film about teamwork and the realisation of ideas that does without the usual ingredients, such as interviews or scripted commentary. For the second time, Aduriz will create a menu for a film shown in Berlin. For the past ten years, “Mugaritz” has ranked in the top ten of the World’s 100 Best Restaurants.

Cooked – Fire / Air – USA
By Alex Gibney / Ryan Miller
World premiere

How to Build an Igloo – Canada
By Douglas Wilkinson

In Defense of Food – USA
By Michael Schwarz
German premiere
Filmmaker and producer Michael Schwarz has taken Michael Pollan’s classic work In Defense of Food and made a congenial documentary that not only clarifies contradictory assertions about what constitutes the right nutrition but also answers the popular question: What should I eat? The film will also be shown as part of the “Youth Food Cinema” at 10 am on February 19. Once again star chef Alexander Dressel will cook a meal with students from the John F. Kennedy School Berlin.

Kivalina – USA
By Gina Abatemarco
World premiere
In Kivalina, Berlinale Talent graduate Gina Abatemarco from the USA unobtrusively observes the inhabitants of Kivalina, a village in Alaska, that will, according to predictions, be inundated within the next ten years.

Need for Meat – Netherlands
By Marijn Frank
German premiere
In Need for Meat, pleasure-loving TV-reporter Marijn Frank from Amsterdam struggles with her insatiable appetite for meat. Berlin’s top chef Sonja Frühsammer (one Michelin star, “Frühsammers Restaurant”, Berlin) will create the meal.

Noma – My Perfect Storm – United Kingdom
By Pierre Deschamps
German premiere
In the documentary Noma – My Perfect Storm by Pierre Deschamps, we can observe the approach and passion of internationally celebrated chef René Redzepi, founder of the New Nordic Cuisine, at “noma”, his restaurant in Copenhagen. Sven Elverfeld (three Michelin stars, “Aqua”, Wolfsburg) will cook the meal. The “noma” can also be seen in a second film in the late-night programme.

Portret van een tuin (Portrait of a Garden) – Netherlands
By Rosie Stapel
International premiere

The Singhampton Project – Canada
By Jonathan Staav
European premiere

Vormittags-Spuk – Germany
By Hans Richter

Wanton Mee – Singapur
By Eric Khoo
German premiere

Tickets for Culinary Cinema will go on sale starting at 10 am on February 8, 2016 at central sales points in the Arkaden at Potsdamer Platz, at Kino International, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Audi City Berlin, as well as online at


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