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Nov 20, 2015:
Berlinale Spotlight in Tunis

For years the Berlinale has had a global presence with specially curated programmes at film festivals or other cultural events around the world. These activities take place under the name Berlinale Spotlight.
The 26th Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia is hosting the Berlinale Spotlight which will present different short and full-length films from November 21 to 28.

With the support of the Goethe-Institut in Tunis and in cooperation with the Carthage Film Festival, a total of 23 films will be shown that screened in the Competition, Berlinale Special, Perspektive Deutsches Kino and Berlinale Shorts sections or were funded by the Berlinale World Cinema Fund (WCF).

The selection includes 14 extraordinary feature films from the 2011 to 2015 programmes of the Berlin International Film Festival. Among them are this year’s Golden Bear winner Taxi by Jafar Panahi, and Sebastian Schipper’s celebrated work Victoria that won the Silver Bear in 2015 for its brilliant camerawork. Joining these is Kreuzweg (Stations of the Cross), for which the Brüggemann siblings received the Silver Bear for Best Script in 2014. Five of the features in the Berlinale Spotlight were funded by the World Cinema Fund, and are from Argentina, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Thailand and Vietnam. They include Harmony Lessons, which won the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution in 2013.
Two short film programmes from the 2015 Berlinale Shorts competition will round off the Berlinale Spotlight.
Vincenzo Bugno, project manager of the World Cinema Fund, will present the Berlinale Spotlight at the Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia.

Berlinale Spotlight programme

Feature films:

Aferim!, director: Radu Jude (Romania / Bulgaria / Czech Republic) - Silver Bear for Best Director ex aequo 2015

Baal, director: Volker Schlöndorff (1969, FR Germany) – Berlinale Special 2014

Die geliebten Schwestern (Beloved Sisters), director: Dominik Graf (Germany / Austria) – Competition 2014

Every Thing Will Be Fine, director: Wim Wenders (Germany / Canada / France / Sweden / Norway) – Competition (Out of Competition) 2015

Kreuzweg (Stations of the Cross), director: Dietrich Brüggemann (Germany / France) – Silver Bear for Best Script 2014

Pina, director: Wim Wenders (Germany / France) – Competition (Out of Competition) 2011

Taxi, director: Jafar Panahi (Iran) – Golden Bear 2015

This Ain't California, director: Marten Persiel (Germany) - Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2012

Victoria, director: Sebastian Schipper (Germany) – Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution (Camera) 2015

Features funded by the Berlinale World Cinema Fund:

Cha và con và (Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories), director: Di Phan Dang (Vietnam / France / Germany / Netherlands) – Competition 2015

Jauja, director: Lisandro Alonso (Argentina / France / Netherlands / Germany / USA / Mexico)

Sur la Planche (On the Edge), director: Leila Kilani (Morocco / France / Germany)

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand / UK / Germany)

Uroki Garmonii (Harmony Lessons), director: Emir Baigazin (Kazakhstan / France / Germany) – Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution (Camera)

Films from the Berlinale Shorts competition 2015:

Programme I: Stranger Than Paradise

Planet Ʃ, director: Momoko Seto (France) – Audi Short Film Award 2015
Pebbles at Your Door, director: Vibeke Bryld (Denmark)
Dissonance, director: Till Nowak (Germany)
Blood Below the Skin, director: Jennifer Reeder (USA)

Programme II: White Flags Are More Visible

Snapshot Mon Amour, director: Christian Bau (Germany)
El Juego del Escondite (Hide & Seek), director: David Muñoz (Spain)
Däwit (Daewit), director: David Jansen (Germany)
YúYú, director: Marc Johnson (France / Spain / USA)
Symbolic Threats, directors: Mischa Leinkauf, Lutz Henke, Matthias Wermke (Germany)

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November 20, 2015

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