Reviews

'In the Realm of Perfection' ('L'Empire de la perfection'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:30:00 +0000

Tennis great John McEnroe's spiky temper tantrums, as well as his fearsome serve and sneaky backhand, get detailed scrutiny in the quirky cine sportif essay, 'In the Realm of Perfection.'

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'A Paris Education' ('Mes Provinciales'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:30:00 +0000

Director Jean Paul Civeyrac's new feature, 'A Paris Education,' about a young French film student, premiered in Berlin's Panorama section.

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'Daughter of Mine' ('Figlia mia'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:33:04 +0000

A young girl is torn between her good mom Valeria Golino and bad birth mother Alba Rohrwacher in Laura Bispuri’s drama, 'Daughter of Mine' ('Figlia mia.')

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'The Prayer' ('La Priere'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:30:00 +0000

French director Cedric Kahn (‘Red Lights’) chronicles one young drug addict’s difficult path to recovery in the Berlin Competition entry 'The Prayer.'

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'A Journey to the Fumigated Towns': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:30:00 +0000

In 'A Journey to the Fumigated Towns,' militant documentary director Fernando E. Solanas ('The Hour of the Furnaces') reveals the destruction wrought by large-scale soybean farming in Argentina.

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'Shut Up and Play the Piano': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:09:48 +0000

Self-styled genius and musical prankster Chilly Gonzales is the focus of Philipp Jedicke's career-spanning documentary 'Shut Up and Play the Piano'.

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'Eva': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:30:00 +0000

Benoit Jacquot ('A Single Girl') and Isabelle Huppert ('Elle') team up again for 'Eva,' a story of a prostitute and her client that unspooled in competition in Berlin.

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'Profile': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:00:00 +0000

Genre specialist Timur Bekmambetov explores the grave phenomenon of young European women being recruited as Jihadi brides in 'Profile,' a thriller that unfolds entirely on the computer screen of an undercover journalist.

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'Cobain': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:30:00 +0000

Dutch director Nanouk Leopold's latest, 'Cobain,' is a drama about a drug addict's 15-year-old son, played by newcomer Bas Keizer in a star-making turn.

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'Young Solitude' ('Premieres solitudes'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:45:00 +0000

French documentary filmmaker Claire Simon ('Gare du Nord,' 'God’s Offices') unveiled her latest feature, 'Young Solitude,' in Berlin’s Forum sidebar.

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'Samson': Film Review
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:10:00 +0000

The familiar biblical tale is retold in 'Samson,' the latest effort from Pure Flix, the studio specializing in faith-based films.

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'Jibril': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:40:35 +0000

An Arab woman falls in love with a man in prison in director Henrika Kull’s feature debut.

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'Dovlatov': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:30:00 +0000

Writer Sergei Dovlatov’s talents are blocked by the regime in Alexey German Jr.’s literary portrait of an authoritarian society, 'Dovlatov.'

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'Transit': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:35:32 +0000

German auteur Christian Petzold casts Franz Rogowski and Paula Beer in his adaptation of Anna Seghers' Marseille-set novel.

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'Grass': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:00:00 +0000

Korean art house director Hong Sangsoo examines love, death and human nature in coffee shop dramedy 'Grass'.

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