Berlinale Blog 2018 #5: Transit – Competition

     |    Thursday February 22nd, 2018

Film critic and filmmaker Adrew Horn is reminded of CASABLANCA and PARIS WHEN IT SIZZLES by Christian Petzold’s competition entry TRANSIT. But read it yourself in the realeyz Berlinale Blog: When I was a kid, I saw a movie called “Paris When It Sizzles” with William Holden and Audrey Hepburn. Holden played a screen writer 

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“No saltes, vuela”: FIRST POSITION

     |    Monday July 28th, 2014

Los seis protagonistas del documental FIRST POSITION conocen el sacrificio, el rechazo, y el dolor desde muy jóvenes. Todos se preparan para el Youth America Grand Prix, la competición internacional de danza más importante del mundo, que ofrece contratos con compañias, así como becas para las mejores escuelas. Tienen entre 10 y 17 años, y 

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My Own Private Berlinale pt 4

     |    Saturday March 2nd, 2013

by Andrew Horn I remember many years ago reading a story by the science fiction writer Brian W. Aldiss called  “Aimez-Vous Holman Hunt?”. It imagined a computer program that could take a famous painting – in this case one by the above mentioned painter, though I don’t remember the title – and extrapolate a narrative 

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My Own Private Berlinale pt 2

     |    Sunday February 17th, 2013

by Andrew Horn I wasn’t burning to see Gus van Sant’s “Promised Land” but it was the first day and the Competition press screening was in twenty minutes and I just thought what the hell. It was one of those morality tales, this time about fracking. (The film was awarded an “Honorable Mention” – the 

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