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EVEN THE RAIN (Spain, France, Mexico) Wild Bunch, 104mins. Dir: Iciar Bollain. Key cast: Luis Tosar, Gael Garcia Bernal, Juan Carlos Aduviri. Bolivia. As an obsessive director struggles to film the true story of Christopher Columbus, violent unrest explodes as the local population are forced into a desperate fight — for water. CineStar 1

Oskarsdottir. Key cast: Daniel Bruhl, Gisli Orn Gardarsson, Nina Dogg Filippusdottir. After three years abroad Junior returns to Iceland with his set of problems hoping that his father can sort them out for him, but his homecoming isn’t quite what he had expected. MGB-Kino


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A VIEW OF LOVE (France) EuropaCorp, 103mins. Dir: Nicole Garcia. Key cast: Jean Dujardin, Marie-Josee Croze, Toni Servillo. Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours later Marc finally puts a name to her face. CinemaxX 2


(Spain) StudioCanal, 96mins. Dir: Daniel Benmayor. Key cast: Juanjo Ballesta, Vincent Perez, Astrid Berges-Frisbey. June 6, 1808. In the mountains near Barcelona, a 20-year-old leads a tiny force of Spanish volunteers that ambush and inflict a humiliating defeat on Napoleon’s Grand Army. Maraval and a group of killers are sent on his trail. CineStar 6


International, 93mins. Dir: Omar Naim. Key cast: Nick Stahl, Rose McGowan, Amy Smart. A seductive supernatural thriller set against the backdrop of a mysterious tragedy that shattered their lives a decade ago and which sets them on a path to uncover the truth that lies between the living and dead. Marriott 2

ECO-PIRATE: THE STORY OF PAUL WATSON (Canada) Entertainment One, 110mins. Dir: Trish Dolman. A feature-length documentary about a man on a mission to save the planet and its oceans. Part Captain Nemo, part Grizzly Man, the film follows Watson in the act as he repeatedly flouts the law. CineStar 5

HAWI (Egypt) Al Arabia Cinema, 115mins. Dir: Ibrahim El Batout. Key cast: Mohamed el Sayed, Hanan Youssef, Sherif el Dessouki. Youssef gets out of prison to hand in hidden documents. He meets Ibrahim and Fady, with whom he shared the same prison 20 years ago. Alexandria, with all her charm, couldn’t convince Youssef to stay alive for more than 10 days. Parliament

I AM WITH YOU (Italy) Rai Trade, 103mins. Dir: Guido Chiesa. Key cast: Nadia Khlifi, Rabeb Srairi, Mustapha Benstiti. Palestine 2,000 years ago. Young Mary marries Joseph, who has two children.

Her attitude arouses the indignation of Joseph’s family chief. Mary’s difficult decisions transform her — against her will — into a scandalous figure. CinemaxX Studio 13


THE HIKE (UK) Vision Music, 85mins. Dir: Rupert Bryan. Key cast: Tamer Hassan, Barbara Nedeljakova, Zara Phythian. Kate is a soldier back from a tour in Afghanistan on compassionate leave after seeing her soldier boyfriend die in combat. Back among her best friends, they take the chance to get away and go on a camping trip. Marriott 3


THE CALLER (UK, Puerto Rico) Bankside Films, 88mins. Dir: Matthew Parkhill. Key cast: Stephen Moyer, Rachelle Lefevre, Luis Guzman. When Mary Kee begins to receive mysterious phone calls she quickly begins to feel haunted in her own home by someone from the past. CinemaxX Studio 19

GRIFF THE INVISIBLE (Australia) Fortissimo Films, 93mins. Dir: Leon Ford. Key cast: Ryan Kwanten, Maeve Dermody, Patrick Brammall. Griff, office worker by day, superhero by night, has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, an amateur scientist who shares his passion for the impossible. CinemaxX Studio 16

MOTHER OF ASPHALT (Croatia) Croatian Audiovisual Centre, 104mins. Dir: Dalibor Matanic. Key cast: Marija Skaricic, Kresimir Mikic, Janko Popovic-Volaric. Mare is a young woman who is aware that her marriage is falling to pieces. In her intention to get out of that situation, her husband Janko “helps” her when he hits her. CinemaxX Studio 14

THE UNINTENTIONAL KIDNAPPING OF ELFRIEDE OTT (Austria) Dor Film, 113mins. Dir: Andreas Prochaska. Key cast: Elfriede Ott, Michael Ostrowski, Andreas Kiendl. Two friends have been collecting a dead granny’s pension — no problem until a local politician wants to congratulate her personally. CinemaxX Studio 12


STORMHOUSE (UK) AV Pictures, 88mins. Dir: Dan Turner. Key cast: Katie Flynn, Grahame Fox, Patrick Flynn. Six months before the invasion of Iraq, the military caught and imprisoned a supernatural entity at a secret base. A ghost whisperer is brought in to try and establish contact. This film documents the days that followed. Kino Arsenal 2

WRITING AND SILENCE (Germany) Carmen Tartarotti-Filmproduktion, 90mins. Dir: Carmen Tartarotti. I thought it should be a film about keeping silent. Writing and keeping silent.


Directed by Evert de Beijer Prod: CinéTé Filmproduktie Sales: SND Films (short, 12´)

11:00 Haus der Kulturen der Welt Kino 2 (Generation 14PLUS)


Directed by Nanouk Leopold Prod: Circe Films Sales: Films Distribution (feature, 102´)

14:00 CinemaxX 6 (press screening, Forum)

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February 13, 2011 Screen International in Berlin 59 n

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