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L'opera prima di Pilar Palomero, il giapponese Nobuhiro Suwa, Alexandre Rockwell e le italiane Marta Anatra e Chiara Bellosi nella sezione Generation della Berlinale. Tutti i dettagli 

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Come ogni anno, la sezione Generation propone un numero impressionante di opere, spesso bacino per altri festival internazionali a venire. Maryanne Redpath ha selezionato insieme al suo staff 59 titoli tra cui 29 anteprime mondiali e dodici opere prime da 34 nazioni e con una prevalenza di autrici donne che superano il 50 per cento delle opere in programma.
La 43/ma edizione di Berlinale Generation, dedicata al mondo dell’infanzia e dell’adolescenza e divisa nelle due sezioni Generation Kplus e Generation 14plus, include opere di Pilar Palomero, al suo debutto nel lungometraggio e scoperta in Italia nella sezione Corti del Lucca Film Festival curata da Rachele Pollastrini, con lo splendido La Noche de todas las cosas. La giovane regista spagnola presenta “Las niñas”, dove la dodicenne Celia, spinta dalla ribelle Brisa, vive i suoi turbolenti dodici anni. Le due si ribelleranno alla rigida autorità del collegio femminile cattolico che frequentano. Una dolorosa ricerca della propria identità. Il ritorno di un veterano del cinema giapponese come Nobuhiro Suwa, autore degli splendidi M/Other e H Story, realizzati tra la fine degli anni novanta e il nuovo millennio, porta a Berlino Kaze no Denwa (Voices in the Wind) dove la giovane Haru, interpretata dalla star Serena Motola, va alla ricerca delle tracce legate alla sua famiglia, dopo che questa è stata sterminata dallo Tsunami del 2011. Elaborazione del trauma attraverso un delicatissimo e minimale road movie. I titoli e le co-produzioni italiane presenti sono “Palazzo di Giustizia”, opera prima di Chiara Bellosi, dove un giorno ordinario durante un processo per rapina ed omicidio, viene osservato attraverso lo sguardo delle figlie degli accusati. Il secondo titolo italiano è “Progresso Renaissance” di Marta Anatra, documentario ambientato nel sardo Portovesme, luogo abbandonato che la regista filma in 16mm. Alexandre Rockwell porta Sweet Thing, film su una famiglia disfunzionale.

Ecco i titoli delle due sezioni Generation KPlus e Generation 14plus

Generation Kplus

Death of Nintendo
Philippines / USA
by Raya Martin
World premiere

Un diable dans la poche
France
by Antoine Bonnet, Mathilde Loubes
World premiere / Short film / Animation

A Fool God
France
by Hiwot Admasu Getaneh
Short film

H is for Happiness
Australia
by John Sheedy
International premiere / Debut film

Los lobos
Mexico
by Samuel Kishi Leopo

Mignonnes (Cuties)
France
by Maïmouna Doucouré
Debut film

Perro
Germany
by Lin Sternal
World premiere / Debut film / Documentary form

Sweet Thing
USA
by Alexandre Rockwell
World premiere

Veins of the World (Die Adern der Welt)
Germany / Mongolia
by Byambasuren Davaa
World premiere

Broken Bird
USA
by Rachel Gordon
World premiere / Short film

Elders
Australia
by Tony Briggs
Documentary form / Short film

El nombre del hijo (The Name of the Son)
Argentina
by Martina Matzkin
International premiere / Short film

El sghayra (Miss)
Algeria / France
by Amira Géhanne Khalfallah
International premiere / Short film

El silencio del río (The Silence of the River)
Peru
by Francesca Canepa
World premiere / Short film

En route
Netherlands
by Marit Weerheijm
International premiere / Short film

Hello Ahma
USA
by Siyou Tan
Short film

The Kites
Iran
by Seyed Payam Hosseini
World premiere / Short film

Der kleine Vogel und die Bienen (The Little Bird and the Bees)
Switzerland
by Lena von Döhren
World premiere / Animation / Short film

Las niñas (Schoolgirls)
Spain
by Pilar Palomero
World premiere / Debut film

Lístek (Leaf)
Czech Republic
by Aliona Baranova
World premiere / Animation / Short film

Mamá, mamá, mamá (Mum, Mum, Mum)
Argentina
by Sol Berruezo Pichon-Riviére
World premiere / Debut film

Mishou
Germany / Bulgaria
by Milen Vitanov
World premiere / Animation / Short film

Money Honey
New Zealand
by Isaac Knights-Washbourn
World premiere / Short film

Mugge & vejfesten (Monty and the Street Party)
Denmark
by Anders Morgenthaler and Mikael Wulff
International premiere / Animation

Ochite mi sini, rokljata sharena (Blue Eyes and Colorful My Dress)
Germany
by Polina Gumiela
World premiere / Documentary form

Onderhuids (Under the Skin)
Netherlands
by Emma Branderhorst
International premiere / Short film

Rã (Frogs)
Brazil
by Ana Flavia Cavalcanti, Julia Zakia
International premiere / Short film

Sthalpuran (Chronicle of Space)
India
by Akshay Indikar
World premiere

Sune – Best Man
Sweden
by Jon Holmberg
International premiere

toni_with_an_i
United Kingdom
by Marco Alessi
International premiere / Short film

Qiu shi (Harvest)
People’s Republic of China
by Sun Lijun
World premiere / Animation / Short film

Generation 14plus

Alice Júnior
Brazil
by Gil Baroni
International premiere

Babylebbe (Babydyke)
Denmark
by Tone Ottilie
World premiere / Short film

Comrades
Hong Kong, China
by Kanas Liu
International premiere / Documentary form / Short film

The Earth Is Blue as an Orange
Ukraine / Lithuania
by Iryna Tsilyk
Documentary form / Debut film

Grevillea
Australia
by Jordan Giusti
World premiere / Short film

Hot Mother
New Zealand
by Lucy Knox
World premiere / Short film

Irmã (Sisters in the End of the World)
Brazil
by Luciana Mazeto, Vinícius Lopes
World premiere / Debut film

Jumbo
France / Belgium / Luxembourg
by Zoé Wittock
Debut film

Kaze no Denwa (Voices in the Wind)
Japan
by Nobuhiro Suwa
International premiere

La déesse des mouches à feu (Goddess of the Fireflies)
Canada
by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
World premiere

Le mal du siècle (The Great Malaise)
Canada
by Catherine Lepage
International premiere / Animation / Short film

Palazzo di Giustizia (Ordinary Justice)
Italy / Switzerland
by Chiara Bellosi
World premiere / Debut film

Panteres (Panthers)
Spain
by Èrika Sánchez
World premiere / Short film

Progresso Renaissance
Italy / France
by Marta Anatra
International premiere / Documentary form / Short film

White Winged Horse
Iran
by Mahyar Mandegar
World premiere / Short film

Who Can Predict What Will Move You
USA
by Livia Huang
World premiere / Short film

Yalda, la nuit du pardon (Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness)
France / Germany / Switzerland / Luxembourg / Lebanon / Iran
by Massoud Bakhshi

Black Sheep Boy
France
by James Molle
World premiere / Short film / Animation

Clebs
Canada / Morocco
by Halima Ouardiri
International premiere / Short film / Documentary form

The Flame
Australia
by Nick Waterman
World premiere / Short film / Documentary form

Goodbye Golovin
Canada
by Mathieu Grimard
International premiere / Short film

Kokon
Germany
by Leonie Krippendorff
World premiere

Meu nome é Bagdá (My Name is Baghdad)
Brazil
by Caru Alves de Souza
World premiere

Något att minnas (Something to Remember)
Sweden
by Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Short film / Animation

Notre-Dame du Nil (Our Lady of the Nile)
France
by Atiq Rahimi

Paradise Drifters
Netherlands
by Mees Peijnenburg
International premiere / Debut film

Pompei
Belgium / France / Canada
by Anna Falguères, John Shank

White Riot
United Kingdom
by Rubika Shah
International premiere / Debut film / Documentary form