achtung berlin 2015

     |    Monday April 20th, 2015  |     2

Now in its 11th year, achtung berlin – new berlin film award presents the cream of the local Berlin-Brandenburg cinematic crop. The 2014/2015 harvest yields a robust selection. Fiction films by newcomers and emerging auteuers alike make their mark, such as Bastian Günther who after his acclaimed indie HOUSTON revisits the postindustrial wilderness of the 

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From Pynchon to Art Girls: The Films of Robert Bramkamp

     |    Thursday April 10th, 2014

Long before Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s “Inherent Vice“, an intrepid director from Hamburg undertook the challenge of bringing the reclusive novelist to the screen. Robert Bramkamp’s sci-fi essay film PRÜFSTAND 7 (Test Stand 7) is based in part on Pynchon’s 1973 V2 rocket thriller cum sprawling socio-historical tableau “Gravity’ Rainbow”, which 

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achtung berlin – new berlin film award: Roundup Part 2

     |    Thursday May 2nd, 2013

by Andrew Horn There is a sub genre of documentary films where a filmmaker goes on a quest for a parent or important figure in his/her life only to be rebuffed, disappointed, or otherwise hit a dead end, turning the film into a portrait of the filmmaker rather than the attempted subject. We’ve seen it 

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achtung berlin – new berlin film award: Roundup Part 1

     |    Wednesday April 24th, 2013

by Andrew Horn After Berlin’s overly extended winter, the first warm days of Spring coincided with this year’s Achtung Berlin Film Festival. For those who never been, it’s a festival devoted to the city of Berlin, either from subject matter, location, or by virtue of the fact that the director lives or works in the 

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achtung berlin – new berlin film award: Just Play Music

     |    Wednesday April 17th, 2013

The 9th achtung berlin – new film award opens tonight. “Achtung” (a German exclamation meaning everything from “please note” to “CAUTION!”), as the festival is affectionately called, showcases documentaries, shorts and features made in Berlin (and the Brandenburg region). Berlin as a film setting is also explored in much depth, as are themes such as 

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