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IRON SKY (Finland, Netherlands, Australia, Germany) 93mins. Dir: Timo Vuorensola. Key cast: Christopher Kirby, Gotz Otto, Julia Dietze. Future sci-fi in which a secret sect of Nazis living on the moon in 2018 plan to return to power on earth. Panorama Special Cubix 9


EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY (Romania, Netherlands) 107mins. Dir: Radu Jude. Key cast: Serban Pavlu, Sofia Nicolaescu, Mihaela Sirbu. When the longed-for outing with his

young daughter risks being cancelled, Marius pulls out all the stops. The futile arguments with his ex-wife and her family eventually lead him to take drastic measures. Forum CineStar 8

LOOK AT ME AGAIN (Brazil) 77mins. Dir: Kiko Goifman, Claudia Priscilla. Documentary looking at sexuality in modern Brazil. Panorama Dokumente Press CineStar 7

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DEMOCRACY UNDER ATTACK – AN INTERVENTION (Germany) 102mins. Dir: Romuald Karmakar. Ten journalists, artists and intellectuals speak their mind about the dangers to our democracy in the wake of the Euro crisis, and make an appeal to intervene in the current dismantling of our justice system. Panorama Dokumente Cubix 7

HOTEL LUX (Germany) 110mins. Dir: Leander Haussmann. Key cast: Michael Herbig, Jurgen Vogel, Thekla Reuten. Berlin, 1930s. Cabaret star Hans Zeisig cracks up his audiences with his Stalin-Hitler show, but with the political atmosphere changing, he is forced to flee. He sets out for Hollywood, but makes it to Moscow’s Hotel Lux instead. LOLA@Berlinale CinemaxX 1

LIVING/BUILDING (France) 117mins. Dir: Clemence Ancelin. Documentary that uses the construction of a new road in Chad as a means of examining its society

and the people working on it. Forum Press CinemaxX 6

THE PARADE (Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia) 115mins. Dir: Srdjan Dragojevic. Key cast: Nikola Kojo, Milos Samolov, Hristina Popovic. Panorama Special Friedrichstadt-Palast

MAORI BOY GENIUS (New Zealand) 90mins. Dir: Pietra Brettkelly. Key cast: Ngaa Rauuira Pumanawawhiti. Seventeen-year-old Maori Ngaa Rauuira is the chosen one. He has made a decision to fight for the rights of New Zealand’s indigenous population and to preserve their culture. A beacon of hope for his people, who believe he could one day become prime minister. Generation 14plus Haus der Kulturen der Welt Kino 1


FROM SEOUL TO VARANASI (South Korea) 98mins. Dir: Jeon Kyu-hwan. Key cast: Yoon Dong-hwan, Choi Won-jung. A couple, now distanced, take a trip to Varanesi in India – a suicide attempt ensues as their relationship falls apart at the seams. Panorama Press CineStar 3


AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY (US) 91mins. Dir: Alison Klayman. Alison Klayman followed Chinese artist and political activist Ai Weiwei for two years with her camera. Her documentary portrait provides an informed insight into conditions on the ground in China today. Berlinale Special Cubix 8


MODEST RECEPTION (Iran) 100mins. Dir: Mani Haghighi. Key cast: Taraneh Alidoosti, Mani Haghighi. A rich couple find the

task of distributing bags of money to the allegedly needy surprisingly difficult. Their plan quickly enters the realm of the absurd, developing into a parable about debasement, morality and false charity. Forum Passage

OUTSKIRTS (USSR) 96mins. Dir: Boris Barnet. Key cast: Sergej Komarow, Jelena Kusmina. Poetic Soviet film that examines the impact of war on the lives of innocent village bystanders. Retrospective Zeughauskino

THE ROAD TO LIFE (USSR) 104mins. Dir: Nikolai Ekk. Key cast: Nikolai Batalow, Iywan Kyrlja, Michail Dschagofarow. The education of the ‘new human being’ through work is demonstrated on a homeless group of young Moscovites, commanded by a resolute instructor. The first Soviet film with sound. Retrospective CinemaxX 8


EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY See box, above left

GOLDEN SLUMBERS (France, Cambodia) 97mins. Dir: Davy Chou. Little more than a handful of films from the golden age of Cambodian cinema in the 1960s and 1970s survived the regime of the Khmer Rouge. Davy Chou’s documentary reconstructs the lost cinematographic legacy of his country. Forum Kino Arsenal 1

IN THE WORKS (Germany) 148mins. Dir: Minze Tummescheit, Arne Hector. Documentary following different contemporary forms of collective action. Forum Delphi Filmpalast

JAYNE MANSFIELD’S CAR (Russia, US) 122mins.

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