23 January 2015

Five Reasons We Are Excited For The 65th Berlinale

By Cassio | Categorised in News
This year marks the 65th Berlin International Film Festival and we will be in Berlin to cover the best of emerging filmmakers, documentaries and anticipated premieres. With the opening night less than two weeks away, here is why we are excited for the Berlinale 2015.
‘No one wants the night’ – Opening Night: Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coitext will premier her seventh film at the Opening night of the Berlinale, as it competes for the Golden Bear prize (Best Film). This will be the first time a Spanish filmmaker has been nominated for best film at the Berlinale and is set to be festival favourite. The film portrays the story of two women in love with the same man whilst battling to survive in treacherous arctic conditions. This heart-warming tale, staring academy award winner Julliette Binoche, will be set amongst icy backdrop and mysterious arctic plains.
The World Premier of ‘Life’: Robert Pattinson and newcomer Dane DeHaan are joining forces for this biopic of photographer Denis Stock (Dehaan) and James Dean (Pattinson). This feature reveals the unlikely friendship between photographer and rising star as they travel from LA to Indiana. ‘Life’ is already predicted to be one of 2015 top films and promises an insight into the elusive icon James Dean came to be.
Screening of ‘Censored Voices’: The long awaited documentary ‘Censored Voices’ will be screened at the 65th Berlinale following its Sundance premier this weekend.  Documentary filmmaker Mor Loushy reveals the original recordings from the 1967 ‘Six-Day War’. These recordings from young kibbutsniks, lead by author Amos Oz, will be aired for the first time since the original recordings were censored and fragmented by the Israeli army.
The World Premier of Terrence Mailck’s ‘Knight of Cups’: Christian Bale, Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchette star in Terrence Malick’s latest project. ‘The Tree of Life’ director will tell the story of a screenwriter trying to make sense of the indulgent Hollywood lifestyle. Although we can expect a poetic feel from Malick’s latest project, the feature’s synopsis has been closely guarded, making this world premier even more anticipated.
The ‘Perspektive Deutches Kino’:  Young filmmakers have shone through in this year’s Perspektice Deutsches Kino category. This programme will screen 14 films highlighting some the best young filmmakers of 2015. Three of the top fictional features include ‘Elixir’, ‘Im Sommer’ and ‘Bube Stur’. These features have already been praised for their insightful perspective and insight in to fillmmaking. Although this category contains a mix of feature length films, documentaries and shorts, it will introduce  an array of new and talented filmmakers to the industry.
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