Beuys, an in-depth look into the profound psyche of German performance artist and 1960’s era philosophe, Joseph Beuys, is one for the ages.
The 67th Berlin International Film Festival culminated with the presentation of the awards on Saturday, February 18. (See list of prize winner)
Quite an eventful 67th Berlinale. Some fantastic films. I had the good fortune to view all but one of the award-winning films. Thank you to the jury for all their hard work and diligent efforts!
CRYSTAL BEARS AND DEUTSCHES KINDERHILFSWERK (THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY OF GERMANY) AWARDS IN GENERATION KPLUS
The public has cast its votes: the 19th Panorama Audience Awards go to Insyriated by Philipp Van Leeuw for best fiction film and I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck for best documentary.
Director Thomas Arslan’s Bright Nights premiered at the Berlin Film Festival on Monday, February 13th inside the Berlinale Palast Theater to a rousing ovation.
On Friday, February 17, the jury members – filmmakers Feo Aladag, Sigrid Hoerner, and Johannes Naber – presented the 2017 Compass Perspektive Award for Best Film. Awarded for the first time this year and endowed with EUR 5,000, the prize goes to the fiction film Die Beste aller Welten by Adrian Goiginger.
Călin Peter Netzer returns to the Berlinale Competition with Ana, mon amour, starring Diana Cavallioti, as Ana, and Mircea Postelnicu as Toma.
Liu Jian mortgages the house to make films! Utilizing a warm color palette and an exceptional musical score mixing classical American jazz with traditional Chinese sounds, Liu Jian takes the viewer on a colorful journey through a southern Chinese city in the darkly comedic, animation feature film, Have a Nice Day.
Wanda Films and Marcelo Gomes bring forth Joaquim, a loosely based account of Brazilian henchman turned revolutionary, Joaquim de Silva Xavier at Berlin. Seemingly, Joaquim is a dichotomy between historical realism for mise-en-scene and a North American hit job.