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Articles from February 2016

'A Dragon Arrives!': Berlin Review
Dir/scr. Mani Haghighi. Iran. 2016. 107 mins.Occasionally a film comes along that is as impressive as it is baffling. Iranian director Mani Haghighi's fifth feature A Dragon Arrives! is such: a meta-cinematic detective story set in 1960s Iran, shot through...
'A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery': Berlin Review
Dir: Lav Diaz. 2016, Philippines/Singapore, 485 minsMany films by Filipino director Lav Diaz take place wholly or partly in forests - and the feeling of being lost in one has never been so bewitchingly acute as in A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery,...
Berlin: 'Mellow Mud' Wins Crystal Bear; 'Plants' Wins Grand Prix
Latvia's Mellow Mud (Es esmu seit) has won the Crystal Bear for Best Film in the Generation 14plus strand of the Berlin Film Festival (Feb 11-21), as voted by the 'youth jury'.The feature debut of Latvian director Renars Vimba received its world premiere...
Berlin Q&A: Rafi Pitts, 'Soy Nero'
The Iranian film-maker discusses his competition entry about 'Green Card soldiers' and living in exile from his home country.Similar to other titles in this year's competition line-up, RafiPitts' latest film Soy Nero takes on immigration, in this case...
'Between Fences': Berlin Review
Dir/scr. Avi Mograbi. Israel / France, 2016. 86 min.Generally considered the most fiercely independent of Israeli filmmakers, documentarist Avi Mograbi (Z32, Once I Entered the Garden) returns to dance over the aching toes of his country's establishment...
EFM Embraces Virtual Reality
The event included panels pertaining to the development of VR films, as well as presentations from ten entrepreneurs - five from Berlin and, for the first time, five from around Europe.Also new this year, a VR cinema lounge was presented giving participants...
Seven Projects to Receive Nordic Genre Boost Support
SCROLL DOWN FOR THE FULL LISTSeven titles have been selected by the Nordisk Film & TV fund for the second round of its Nordic Genre Boost initiative.Three sci-fifilms, City State director Olaf de Fleur's new project East By Eleven, Returning Home...
'Sweet 20' Breaks Vietnamese Box Office Record
Comedy Sweet 20 has broken Vietnam's box office record for highest-grossing local film, according to South Korean studio CJ Entertainment.Co-produced by CJ Entertainment and Vietnam's HK Film, Sweet 20 is a localised remake of CJ's Korean hit Miss Granny,...
'United States of Love': Berlin Review
Dir: Tomasz Wasilewski. Poland/Sweden, 2016. 104 minsPolish ensemble piece United States of Love could almost be subtitled A Short Film About Anguish - not least because the period and housing estate backdrop are so close to the territory of Krzysztof...
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