The Berlinale in eight filmparels

Well filled again, the program of the 67th International film Festival of Berlin. These eight films are jumping into the eye.

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Django – Etienne Comar (2017)

The Berlinale opens with the French biopic Django on the Belgian-French jazz legend Django Reinhardt. The leading role played by Reda Kateb, and also the Belgian Cécile de France plays a role. The film focuses on the occupied Paris of 1943, when Reinhardt as gypsy had to flee the nazis.

T2 Trainspotting – Danny Boyle (2017)

We can’t deny: the sequel of the cult film from 1996 is coming soon in the rooms. Twenty years after the hype takes Boyle back to Edinburgh, to see how meanwhile, of Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie, and their lust for life.

Una mujer fantásticaSebástian Lelio (2017)

After the delicious Gloria (2013) the Chilean Lelio again are best fashion wear for the Berlinale. The drama about a transsexual woman who mourns for her deceased friend and is struggling with her identity, is premiered at the film festival, where it in the league.

I Am Not Your Negro – Raoul Peck (2017)

Peck is coming to the Berlinale not less than two prints proposals: the fiction film, The Young Karl Marx, and this oscar-nominated docu, already tipped as one of the best films about civil rights ever. The film is partly a memoir about the black writer and activist James Baldwin, partly a remembrance of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. But above all, Raoul Peck us a critical look at an American past that is unfortunately still relevant feel.

The Other Side of Hope – Aki Kaurismäki (2017)

The Finnish Kaurismäki brought us earlier for the charming Le Havre (2011). In his latest film are again two unexpected stories with each other crossed, this time that of a Syrian refugee and a travelling businessman. A warm story with sprankeltjes hope.

Beuys – Andres Veiel (2017)

Another notable biopic about the visionary German artist Joseph Beuys. On the basis of yet unpublished images and audio outlines director Andres Veiel a fascinating portrait of the gesamtkunstenaar. Who that crazy man with the hat was? Check the video below.

Final Portrait – Stanley Tucci (2017)

Also, the legendary Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti will be on the white cloth of Berlin to show off. Director Stanley Tucci, based on the book A Giacometti Portrait of a biographer, and critic, James Lord, gives us a look at the last two years of the life of the artist, for the occasion, incarnated by Geoffrey Rush.

The Lost City of Z , James Gray (2016)

Gray proved herself already with films like The Immigrant (2013) and Two Lovers (2008), now he puts a real adventure movie on its feet. One which is the on true facts based. The British explorer Percy Fawcett along with his son looking for an ancient lost city in the Amazons. With a cast full of stars like Charles Hunnam, Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller promises this to be one of the greatest films of the festival.

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