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BERLIN EFM LINE UP
5-13 February 2015

THE OPEN REEL IS ATTENDING THE BERLIN EFM 


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BERLIN CRITICS' WEEK

A YOUNG POET
by Damien MANIVEL
(France, 2014, 71')

Screening: February 10, 8:30PM, Hackesche Höfe Kino 

Produced by MLD Films

Cast: Rémi TAFFANEL, Enzo VASSALLO, Léonore FERNANDES
Genre: First Film, Drama, Youth

WORLD PREMIERE: LOCARNO 2014

Synopsis: Barely out of his teens, Rémi dreams of becoming a poet and thrilling the world with his powerful and unforgettable verse. Seeking inspiration in the oppressively hot city of Sète, pen and notebook in hand, Rémi is determined to write his poem… But where to begin?

Trailer available here:

EFM MARKET

LONELY STARS
by Fernando URDAPILLETA
(Mexico, 2015, 90')

Produced by Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, A.C., FOPROCINE

Cast: Dana KARVELAS, Jorge ARRIAGA, Mauricio ISAAC, Paty GARZA, Inés DE TAVIRA, Emilio GUERRERO
Genre: First Film, Drama, Musical

WORLD PREMIERE: GUADALAJARA FICG 2015

Synopsis: To the beat of punk & pop, Valentina & Joana pursue their most intimate and deepest dreams. On the road to success, they will find obstacles that will test their friendship. The harshness and absurdity of their lives, fuses with the sweet and sour story of a world where the party seems to go on forever.

Trailer available here:
LATE SEASON
by Danilo CAPUTO
(Italy, Romania, Greece, 2014, 80')

Produced by Taratata Film, Steppenwolf Film, GRAAL S.A

Cast: Espedito CHIONNA, Michela DI NAPOLI, Francesco GIANNICO
Genre: First Film, Drama

WORLD PREMIERE: KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014

Synopsis: A small village where all change seems impossible. Three stories spelled out by sounds and noises. Cesare, a wanna-be electronic musician, Giovanni works night shifts at the local hotel but cannot get any sleep during the day, Carosina, oppressed by the harsh voice of her dead father.

Trailer available here:
TOGETHER ALONE
by Mateo GUEZ
(Canada, 2014, 78')

Produced by Théo Films, Boomerang Films

Cast: Jon RHYS, Toni EVANGELISTA, Lucas CHAN
Genre: Drama, Romance, Avantgarde

WORLD PREMIERE: TBA

Synopsis: Not able to hide the true nature of their feelings for each others, Will, William and Crystal engage in a dangerous game. As a result, each of them ends up being destroyed emotionally and physically and realize that there is no way back culminating in a violent, seductive and modern meditation on the fine line between love, lust and companionship.

Trailer available here:
NO PLACE FOR FOOLS
by Oleg MAVROMATTI
(Russia/Bulgaria/USA, 2015, 82')

Produced by by Supernova, Cinefantom

Cast: Sergey ASTAHOV
Genre: Documentary, Political, Avantgarde

WORLD PREMIERE: Rotterdam International Film Festival 2015

Synopsis: Sergey Astahov is a gay man converted by Church and state propaganda into an orthodox pro-Putin activist. Composed of terrifying images from Astahov's blog, this documentary by contemporary artist Oleg Mavromatti is the most radical insight into today's Russia and its ideological clashes. A documentary that pointedly highlights the insurmountable, confusing ideological changes taking place in contemporary Russia.

CARMIN TROPICAL
by Rigoberto PEREZCANO
(Mexico, 2014, 80')

Produced by Cinepantera, FOPROCINE, Tiburón Filmes

Cast: Luis ALBERT, Juan Carlos MEDELLIN, José PESCINA, Marco PETRIZ, Everardo TREJO
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance

WORLD PREMIERE: MORELIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014

Synopsis: This is a story about coming back. Mabel returns to her hometown to find the murderer of her friend Daniela and finds herself on a journey that takes her through nostalgia, love, and betrayal in a town where transvestism takes on an unusual dimension in its day.

Trailer available here:
RAUL
by Matias VENABLES B.
(Chile, 2014, 72')

Produced by Escuela de Cine de Chile, Bisagra Cine

Cast: Ã“scar HERNANDEZ, Paula ZUNIGA, Alejandro SIEVEKING, Teresa MUNCHMEYER, Ramón GONZALEZ
Genre: First Film, Drama

WORLD PREMIERE: FESTIVAL CINE // B SANTIAGO DEL CHILE 2014

Synopsis: About to turn 30 years working in the barber shop he inherited from his parents, Raúl starts to change his daily routine, in order to have something new to tell to his customers. He tries to get closer to his neighbors, visits a bar near his home, and spends some time in the neighborhood square, where he meets a lady with whom he establishes a strange relationship.

Trailer available here:
STAND
by Jonathan TAIEB
(France, 2014, 87')

Produced by Grizouille Production

Cast: Renat SHUTEEV, Andrey KURGANOV, Andrey KOSHMAN, Veronika MERKOULOVA, Ekaterina RUSNAK 
Genre: Drama, Romance, Political

WORLD PREMIERE: FRAMELINE SAN FRANCISCO 2014

Synopsis: After taking a wrong turn in their car, a young gay Russian couple witnesses what they believe is a vicious gay bashing. The slow-burning film is highly topical, given the intense worldwide outrage over Russia’s mistreatment of gays and the country’s 2013 federal law prohibiting homosexual “propaganda.”

Trailer available here:
A NOBLE REVOLUTION
by Simone CANGELOSI
(Italy, 2014, 83')

Produced by Kiné, Pierrot e la rosa, with the contribution of Regione Emilia-Romagna, in association with Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, Liliana Di Folco and Roberto Gramaccioni, Fausto Tomei and Murielle Moise

Genre: Documentary, Biographical, Political

WORLD PREMIERE: TORINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014

Synopsis: A Noble Revolution aims to decipher the historical dimension of one of the most prominent personality of the Italian political movement for civil rights of the last forty years, Marcella Di Folco, leader of the MIT (Transsexual Identity Movement). The reconstruction of the film, however, does not want to be ‘objective’, but done through the filter of an intimate relationship, that one between the director himself and the protagonist.

Trailer available here:
WALLS
by Gregorio ROCHA
(Mexico, 2014, 97')

Produced by Gregorio Carlos Rocha Valverde, FOPROCINE, Estudios Churubusco-Azteca, S.A. With the support of The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and Programa Ibermedia, Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte, 2012-2014 FONCA/ CONACULTA

Genre: Documentary, Historical, Political

WORLD PREMIERE: DELHI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014

Synopsis: A wall separates, segregates, isolates; it is a non-image. Walls is a film which narrates the reality of some disputed terrirories all around the world. From Sonora, in the north of Mexico, to Palestina, from Western Sahara to Belfast, going through Berlin. A man runs through its labyrinth and chronicles his adventures to his young son.

Trailer available here:
ANA'S JOURNEY
by Pamela VARELA
(Chile/France, 2014, 90')

Produced by Tentativa Films, Les Films du Poisson

Cast: Astrid ADVERBE, Gabriela MURIEL, Maritza GONZALEZ, Jaime VARGAS, Hector ESCALANTE Silvio CANIHUANTE, Luis CONTRERAS JARA
Genre: Romance, Biographical, Art

WORLD PREMIERE: FIDMARSEILLE 2014

Synopsis: An implicit portrait of Francisco Contreras, a poet once forgotten in his own country, Chile, and of his wife, Andrea, seen through the eyes of Ana, a young photographer who prepares a film about the gathering of the two exiled lovers’ ashes. Always confronting fiction and reality, the film slowly weaves a framework of mysterious connections between Ana and Andrea.

Trailer available here:

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