Berlinale highlights

Since this week is taking place the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlinale from 07.02 till next Sunday 17.02 I wanted to point out some favourites and also get some recommendations from my readers.

Grzeli nateli dgeebi ( In bloom )

Georgia, directors: Nana Ekvtimishvili’s and Simon Gross
I’ve seen this one and it was one of my preferred ones. Awesome acting. Tbilisi, Georgia, 1992: The Soviet era is over and Georgia must fend for itself. Civil war is raging in the province of Abkhazia. For Natia and Eka, the barely fourteen-year-old protagonists of Grzeli nateli dgeebi, childhood is coming to an end.


Argentina, director: Matias Piñeiro


Chile-España, Director: Sebastián Lelio
Sebastián Lelio’s third feature film is a tragicomedy of fragile hopes and painful truths, a portrait of a powerful woman who manages to assert her own strength and independence in spite of a maelstrom of conflicting feelings.

Beneath clouds

Australia. Director: Ivan Sen

This one is not new but I would like to see it in the big screen.

Camille Claudel, 1915

Francia (2012). Director: Bruno Dumont


Computer chess

USA (2013). Director: Andrew Bujalski

Andrew Bujalski catapults us back to that time in both aesthetic and thematic terms. Computer Chess is the story of how a chess programmers’ competition in a provincial hotel spins out of control when the somewhat inhibited chess geeks clash with the would-be sexually liberated members of a self-discovery group. This amusing, warm-hearted and lovingly detailed journey back in time was shot on a black-and-white Sony video camera from the era.
This one is a little bit geek but I’m interested in watching it.
Thu Feb 14 21:30 -Delphi Filmpalast (G)

Check also:
indiewire’s 10 films we want to see in berlinale