Film Programme of the Berlinale Residency 2015
On October 6 at 7.30 pm, the film programme will kick off at the Arsenal Cinema with Fernando Eimbcke’s feature debut, Temporada de Patos (Duck Season).
In 2004 Mexican filmmaker Fernando Eimbcke showed Temporada de Patos (Duck Season) at many festivals, including the Guadalajara International Film Festival and the “Semaine de la Critique” in Cannes. In 2008 his film Lake Tahoe screened in the Competition of the Berlinale, where it won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize and the FIPRESCI Prize. In 2010 Eimbcke contributed an episode of the portmanteau film Revolución that screened in the Berlinale Special. In 2013 he won top awards for his film Club Sandwich in both San Sebastián and Turin.
On October 7 at 7.30 PM, the programme will continue with Daniel Borgman’s The Weight of Elephants.
Daniel Borgman is from New Zealand and presented his first short film, The Man & the Albatross, in Locarno in 2008; his second work, Lars and Peter, screened in the short film competition in Cannes in 2009; and Berik won the Grand Prix in the short film section of the “Semaine de la Critique” in Cannes in 2010. His first full-length film, The Weight of Elephants, had its premiere in the Berlinale Forum in 2013.
The programme will close on October 8 at 7.30 pm with Ella Manzheeva’s Chaiki (The Gulls).
Ella Manzheeva’s first feature, Chaiki (The Gulls), had its premiere in the Berlinale Forum in 2015. With this film, the Russian filmmaker recently won the Prize for Best Debut at Kinotavr, the Open Russian Film Festival in Sotchi. Two years ago Manzheeva participated in the Berlinale Talents, through which she attracted the attention of the Russian film industry.
All three films will be shown in Arsenal 1, Potsdamer Str. 2 in Berlin-Tiergarten. After each screening there will be a moderated discussion with the director, followed by refreshments.
The Berlinale Residency is an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, which is supported by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the German Federal Foreign Office.
The Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg supports the Berlinale Residency within the scope of its Berlin 24/7 programme, which offers work fellowships in the German film capital to international filmmakers.
September 29, 2015