The Berlin International Film Festival mourns the passing of actor Bruno Ganz. He was a long-standing companion of the festival, as well as a frequent guest with numerous films. Bruno Ganz made international film history as one of the greatest and most versatile actors, not least with his unforgettable role as an angel in Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders.
„We are saddened by the loss of Bruno Ganz, who inspired generations of film fans. Now he is truly in the heavens above Berlin,“ says festival director Dieter Kosslick. – Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
SYNONYMES του Nadav Lapid (Ισραήλ)
Yoav, a young Israeli, is determined to wipe out his origins and become French. In Paris, he abandons the Hebrew language and strives in all sorts of ways to find a new identity. A tragicomic puzzle that wisely knows how to keep its secrets.
-GRACE A DIEU του François Ozon (Γαλλία)
When Alexandre learns that the priest who abused him as a boy is still working with children, he and other victims take action against the perpetrator. A psychological study and an angry polemic, but also a film about the pain that is the price of truth.
-SYSTEM CRUCHER της Nora Fingscheidt
Nine-year-old Benni radically defies every rule. But this feared ‘system crasher’s’ only desire is to stop living in a residential home and go back to her mother. An intense drama about one child’s overwhelming need for love and security.
-I WAS AT HOME. BUT
After having disappeared for a week, Astrid’s 13-year-old son Phillip returns home without saying a word. Only gradually does everyday life get back on track. A family disintegrates, only to form itself anew.
-στην Γονγκ Μέι και τον Γουανγκ Ζινγκτσούν για το SO LONG MY SON – DI JIU TIAN CHANG του Wang Xiaoshuai
A family saga as social panorama. Spanning the upheaval that followed the Chinese Cultural Revolution to the present day and told in sweeping tableaux, this film exposes the deep scars that lie beneath the surface of an ostensibly unbroken success story.
-PIRANHAS των Μαουρίτσιο Μπαρούτσι, Ρομπέρτο Σαβιάνο και Κλαούντιο Τζοβανέζι
Criminal children seize power in a world without a future. This fast-paced film takes a brutal look at teenage gangs in Naples and the high price that is being paid by this lost generation. Based on the novel by Roberto Saviano.
Επίσης το φεστιβάλ τίμησε την Agnes Varda και την Charlotte Rambling με ρεπροσπεκτίβα ταινιών της