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SCREENINGS Pina Director: Wim Wenders


Production: Neue Road Movies, Eurowide Productions (FR)


Screening: February 13, 7:30 pm, Berlinale Palast


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LATE AUTUMN (South Korea, Hong Kong, China, US) Boram Entertainment Inc., 113mins. Dir: Kim Tae-Yong. Key cast: Tang Wei, Hyun Bin. Anna, sentenced to prison for murdering her brutal husband, is granted a brief leave of absence to attend her mother’s funeral in Seattle.


isolation room with a grave but unknown illness, Amy becomes convinced that the staff — and room itself — are not what they seem. Marriott 2


PETTY LETTERS AND LOVE CRIMES (Italy) Intramovies, 88mins. Dir: Gianfrancesco Lazotti. Key cast: Cristiana Capotondi, Filippo Nigro, Nicoletta Romanoff. As in a modern version of ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’, Rosalba can’t find the right words to write daily letters to her boyfriend, who has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Luckily, her best friend Katia is good with words. CineStar 6


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YAKUZA’S DAUGHTER NEVER CRIES (Russia) Intercinema, 80mins. Dir: Sergey Bodrov, Guka Omarova. Key cast: Chika Arakawa, Vadim Dorofeev, Sergey Garmash. Ten-year-old Yuriko is lost in Russia. She is


On her way there she meets Hoon, a Korean immigrant who makes his living as a callboy. Both are outsiders — Anna as the outcast of her Chinese family, Hoon as a man being hunted down by a jealous husband. Two lonely souls who suddenly find what they had no longer dared to seek: a great love. CinemaxX 6


Japanese. Her grandpa is a Yakuza boss. He offers a 10 million euros award for finding Yuriko. CinemaxX Studio 18


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CURLING (Canada) Doc & Film International, 96mins. Dir: Denis Cote. Key cast: Emmanuel Bilodeau, Philomene Bilodeau, Roc Lafortune. Follows loner Jean- Francois, a single father, and his daughter Julyvonne. Between his unremarkable jobs, he devotes an awkward energy to her until some unexpected events jeopardise the balance of their relationship. CinemaxX 2


HIS MOTHER’S EYES (France) Kinology, 102mins. Dir: Thierry Klifa. Key cast: Catherine Deneuve, Geraldine Pailhas, Nicolas Duvauchelle. A writer intrudes into a famous anchorwoman and her prima ballerina daughter’s lives to write their unauthorised biography. Far away,


20 year-old Bruno is not yet aware of all the consequences this story will have on his existence. CinemaxX Studio 14


LATE AUTUMN See box, above


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A QUIET LIFE (Italy, Germany) Beta Cinema, 100mins. Dir: Claudio Cupellini. Key cast: Toni Servillo, Marco D’Amore, Juliane Kohler. An ex-mobster leaves his family to protect them and starts an undercover life. After 15 years his son visits him and his past starts haunting him again. CinemaxX Studio 12


BATTLE ROYALE 3D (Japan) Toei Company, 119mins. Dir: Kinji Fukasaku. Key cast: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama. Three days of madness and despair. The curtain rises in bloody 3D. Shiver with guilty pleasure. Astor Film Lounge


CLOSER THAN BLOOD (Germany) Capella


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