BERLINALE 2021
March 1-5
**Dear friends, we are thrilled to present our selection at the 71st Berlinale as well as the complete EFM line up**
BERLINALE - OFFICIAL COMPETITION
MR BACHMANN AND HIS CLASS
by Maria Speth (THE DAYS BETWEEN, MADONNAS, 9 LIVES)
2021 - Germany - Documentary - 2.39 - 217 min
with Dieter Bachmann and the pupils of grade 6B
MR BACHMANN AND HIS CLASS is an intimate documentary portraying the bond between an elementary school teacher and his students. His unconventional methods clash with the complex social and cultural realities of the provincial German industrial town they live in.
Screenings:
TUE 2 MAR 17:00 Virtual Cinema 8
THU 4 MAR 17:00 German Films Cinema
FRI 5 MAR 11:00 Competition
BERLINALE - OFFICIAL COMPETITION
FOREST – I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE
by Bence Fliegauf (WOMB, JUST THE WIND)
2021 - Hungary - Drama - 1.85 - 115 min
with Juli Jakab (SUNSET), István Lénárt, Lilla Kizlinger
Seven hypnotic and unpredictable short stories culminate in a psychological kaleidoscope of couples, families and friends, all connected by their common fate. A standalone-sequel to Bence Fliegauf's 2003 festival-hit FOREST.
Screenings:
WED 3 MAR 11:00 Competition
THU 4 MAR 15:00 Virtual Cinema 18
BERLINALE - SPECIAL
WHO WE WERE
by Marc Bauder (MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE, THE SYSTEM)
2021 - Germany - Documentary - 2.39 - 114 min (90 min TV Version available)
with Matthieu Ricard, Alexander Gerst, Sylvia Earle
WHO WE WERE observes the current state of the world, accompanied by six intellectuals and scientists who reflect on the present and postulate about the future. Director Marc Bauder follows his interviewees into the depths of the ocean, to the top of the world, and out into the far reaches of space. Together, they explore the incredible capabilities of the human brain, a global economic summit, the legacy of colonisation, and the feelings of a robot.
Screenings:
MON 1 MAR 14:15 German Films Cinema
WED 3 MAR 11:30 Berlinale Special
MARKET
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY IN THE WORLD
by Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri (PALME)
2021 - Sweden - Documentary - 2.39 - 94 min (52 min TV Version available)
In 1970, filmmaker Luchino Visconti travelled throughout Europe looking for the perfect boy to personify absolute beauty in his adaptation for the screen of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice. In Stockholm, he discovered Björn Andrésen, a shy 15-year-old teenager, who he brought to international fame overnight and led to spend a short but intense part of his turbulent youth between the Lido in Venice, London, the Cannes Film Festival and the so distant Japan. Fifty years after the premiere of Death in Venice, Björn takes us on a remarkable journey made of personal memories, cinematographic history, stardust and tragic events in what could be the last attempt for him to finally get his life back on track.
Screenings:
MON 1 MAR 15:00 Sundance at EFM 1
WED 3 MAR 13:00 Sundance at EFM 1
MARKET
STRIDING INTO THE WIND
by Shujun Wei
2020 - China - Roadmovie - 1.85 - 130 min
with You Zhou, Xiaomu Wang, Ying Chen Zheng
Kun seems to be messing up pretty much everything: his senior year at Film school, the job on his friend's graduation's film and the relationship with his girlfriend. But Kun just got his driving license and with it, the cheapest second-hand car he could find: an old wreck of a Jeep Cherokee that might turn out to be the key to his wildest dreams.
Screenings:
TUE 2 MAR 12:30 Virtual Cinema 6
THU 4 MAR 09:30 Virtual Cinema 4
MARKET
THE DEATH OF CINEMA AND MY FATHER TOO
by Dani Rosenberg
2020 - Israel - Comedy, Drama - 1.85 - 100 min
with Marek Rozenbaum, Natan Rosenberg, Noa Koler (THE WEDDING PLAN)
When Yoel hears about an imminent Iranian military attack on Tel Aviv, he knows what to do - escape with his family to a safe haven in Jerusalem. His son Assaf, who is a filmmaker and about to become a father himself, wants to give Yoel one last lead role in his movie by melting the fictional world into bittersweet reality.
Screenings:
WED 3 MAR 18:15 Virtual Cinema 29
THU 4 MAR 13:05 Virtual Cinema 30
MARKET
LA VERONICA
by Leonardo Medel
2020 - Chile - Drama - 1.85 - 100 min
with Mariana Di Girolamo (EMA), Patricia Rivadeneira, Ariel Mateluna
As the wife of a famous soccer player, Veronica has a bitter-sweet life: laying by the pool, attending photo-shootings, doing interviews for a book about herself but most importantly taking care of her Instagram account. In order to be the new face of a beauty campaign, she needs more than 2 million followers and LA VERONICA is ready to do whatever it takes to get them...
Screenings:
MON 1 MAR 11:15 Virtual Cinema 6
WED 3 MAR 16:30 Virtual Cinema 6
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