67th Berlin International Film Festival

67th Berlin International Film Festival, Germany (February 9 - February 19, 2017)

FIPRESCI in Berlin

Our jury presented the Prize of the International Film Critics to a film each in Competition, in Panorama and in Forum.

We participated in the "Talent Press" initiative at the "Berlinale Talents". Eight young critics wrote daily about the festival, its films, its events. See "Critics Reloaded".

Samir Farid, the Egyptian Critic, got a special award of the Berlin International Film Festival: the "Berlinale Camera" . The laudatory speech was delivered by critic and FIPRESCI General Secretary Klaus Eder. More

Talent Press

FIPRESCI PRIZE

On Body And Soul Teströl és lélekröl On Body And Soul
(2017, 2017, 116 mins) Jury: Alin Tasciyan (Turkey) , Dubravka Lakic (Serbia) , Denise Bucher (Switzerland) , Kerem Akca (Turkey) , Alejandra Trelles (Uruguay) , Jennifer Borrmann (Germany) , Sasja Koetsier (The Netherlands) , Rasha Hosny (Egypt) , Rüdiger Suchsland (Germany)

 
Berlinale 2017, Competition.

Motivation: "'On Body and Soul' is an idiosyncratic love story full of lyricism and humour, free of all social conventions. It impresses us with the subtlety and eloquence of its style and involves us in its joy of living and loving."

World sales: Films Boutique, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 69537850, contact@filmsboutique.com, www.filmsboutique.com

Pendular Pendular Pendular

by Julia Murat  

(Brazil, Argentina, France, 2017, 105 mins)


Berlinale 2017, Panorama

Motivation: "For its outstanding visual quality and its narrative force that results in an accurate portrait of two contemporary artists. The expression of the modern and bold choreography of human relations in the story connects perfectly with the aesthetic and dramatic originality of the film."

World sales: Still Moving, Paris, France, T +33 6 62088179, pmenahem@stillmoving.fr, www.stillmoving.fr

A Feeling Greater Than Love Shu'our akbar min el hob A Feeling Greater Than Love
(Lebanon, 2017, 99 mins)


Berlinale 2017, Forum

Motivation: "This is a film which combines dense observation and sensitivity, multiple perspectives, several different sources of footage, plural personal histories and fates to a collective history of a country and a generation. Full of melancholia, it is yet full of hope, the longing for a better future. Documentary cinema at its best, this is exiciting, thrilling, encouraging. Mary Jirmanus Saba has managed to deliver a very brave and mature debut film, which tells its audience a lot about the unknown history of the middle-east. A search without the one answer, but with many hints and productive questions – a film which lives on for a long while after the screening is over. The feeling which lives with it is indeed greater than love. It is a feeling for others, for a society, for mankind. We call that politics."

World sales: Tricontinental Media, Souq el Gharb, Lebanon, +96 170129887, tricontinentalmedia@gmail.com

On Body and Soul

by Denise Bucher

Hungarian director Ildikó Enyedi tells an idiosyncrati... read more

Women’s Victory in Berlinale

by Alin Tasciyan

The 67th Berlin International Film Festival can be con... read more

Spanish Cinema in Berlin - from sobriety to arrogance.

by Alejandra Trelles

The representation of the Spanish Cinema in Berlin, wi... read more