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Berlinale 2013


For the 10th time, young critics have the opportunity to attend a training workshop at Berlinale, the Talent Press.
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Child's Pose

"Child's Pose" (Calin Peter Netzer)

At the Berlin International Film Festival, February 7-17, 2013, the Critics Jury presented three prizes: to a film each in the international competition, in the Panorama section and in the International Forum of New Cinema. Prize, Competition: Child's Pose (Pozitia copilului) by Calin Peter Netzer (Romania, 2013). Prize, Panorama: Inch'Allah by Anais Barbeau-Lavalette (Canada, France, 2012). Prize, Forum: Hélio Oiticica by Cesar Oiticica Filho (Brazil, 2012). Jury members were: Alin Tasciyan, Turkey, president ("Star Gazetesi"), Mohammed Rouda, Great Britain ("Asharq Al Awsat"), Mode Steinkjer, Norway ("Dagsavisen"), Ninos Feneck Mikelides, Greece ("Eleftherotypia"), Baptiste Etchegaray, France ("France Inter"), Eberhard von Elterlein, Germany ("Die Welt"), Dana Linssen, The Netherlands ("NRC Handelsblad"), Anjelika Artyukh, Russia ("Saint-Petersburg Vedomosti"), Christoph Schmitz, Germany ("Deutschlandfunk"). World Sales. Child's Pose: Beta Cinema, Dirk Schuerhoff, T +49 89 67346915,, www.betacinema.comInch'Allah: eOne Films International, Toronto,, — Hélio Oiticica: Cesar Oiticica Filho, T +55 (21) 81 75 99 52,


Freedom Fighters: A Story of Past and Present Themes. Mohammed Rouda looks at the main competition's recurring theme concerning the quest for freedom in its many different facets and finds that oppression can range from a country, a sibling, or even from within the self. arrow.
Hello, Helio! The winner of the Forum critics' award and also the first Caligari Film Prize is a documentary collage based on footage, sound recordings and innovative experimentation. Anjelika Artyukh illustrates how assemblage director Cesar Oiticica Filho has reignited the memory of his artist uncle with meticulous care and excitement. arrow.
Gaza and West Bank: So Far Away, So Close. Eberhard von Elterlein looks at films that have been (albeit lamentably) one of the festival's recurrent and contentious themes, the Israel-Palestine conflict, but also finds some positive overlapping with this year's representation of strong women in the program. arrow.
Panahi Does Not Close the Curtain. The breaking down of censorship barriers and, not least, expression of human rights are central to the meta-narrative parable of Jafa Panahi's Closed Curtain (Parde). Alin Tasciyan extrapolates beyond the veneer to find a master at work in the most trying of circumstances. arrow.
(Is the) Berlinale Addicted to Porn-Addiction (?) One of cinema's most notorious genres was conspicuous in this year's program. Baptiste Etchegaray strips bare the content in order to search for the naked truth in the titillations. arrow.
New Waves, New Ideas... Old Scars. Steven Yates looks at a selection of films, both in and out of competition, which address the various problems of the new generation of people from former Soviet countries. arrow.
A Mother Without Comparison. The main competition winner once again underlines that the new wave of talent which emerged from Romania throughout the 2000's is not slowing down. Mode Steinkjer illustrates what makes director Calin Peter Netzer's Child's Pose so unique and special. arrow.
Dieter Kosslick's Film Festival for Women. A focus on women, along with Eastern European Film, was the unofficial theme this year. Christoph Schmitz assesses the true impact of female representation in a male dominated industry, particularly focusing on the prize winners. arrow.



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Berlinale 2013

bullet. Index
bullet. Freedom Fighters
bullet. Hello, Helio!
bullet. Gaza and West Bank
bullet. Panahi Does Not Close the Curtain
bullet. Porn-Addiction
bullet. New Waves, New Ideas
bullet. A Mother Without Comparison
bullet. Film Festival for Women

bullet. Talent Press Anniversary
bullet. Talent Press 2013

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