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Berlinale, Competition. Winner of the FIPRESCI prize: What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? by Alexandre Koberidze. Encounters. The Girl And The Spider by Ramon and Silvan Zürcher. Panorama. Brother‘s Keeper by Ferit Karahan. Forum. Manque La Banca’s feature-length debut Ski. More

Memory House

Toulouse. “In telling a story about the wounds of a country, it’s a mesmeric homage to tenacious people fighting for their own identity.” This stated our jury at “CinéLatino” about the Brazilian film Memory House by João Paulo Miranda Maria and presented him the FIPRESCI-Prize. More


Sofia. The winner of the FIPRESCI Prize is a Bulgarian–German coproduction, the debut of Pavel G. Vesnakov, German Lessons. More

Buenos Aires (BAFICI). Uruguayan Emilio Silva Torres was honored for his film Straight to VHS. More

Vilnius (Lithuania), a showcase of Baltic cinemas. The jury appreciated Tomas Smulkis’ People We Know Are Confused. “In this portrait of Vilnius, three lives are skilfully and sensitively linked…” More Eithne O’Neill reviews the winner.

The Story of Southern Islet

Hong Kong. The festival offered an interesting showcase of young world cinema and in particular of young Chinese-language cinema. Best debut, according to our jury: The Story of Southern Islet by Malaysian filmmaker Keat Aun Chong, “an inspiration for ethnic and religious conciliation and an embracement of cultural richness”. More