Berlin Film Festival 2013: Our Picks

The tickets for the 63. Berlinale are now on sale. We’ve taken a closer look on this year’s program and put together a list of the film screenings we’re looking forward to the most. For the individual screening dates please check out the film’s pages on the Berlinale website linked below the trailers.

Hélio Oiticica
Director: Cesar Oiticica Filho
Short synopsis: Found-footage documentary about Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980), the filmmaker’s uncle.

Official Website / Berlinale

Director: Beth B
Short synopsis: Artist and filmmaker Beth B  takes an in-depth look at the subculture of contemporary new-burlesque performers in New York. Funded on Kickstarter in 2011.

Official Website / Berlinale

Beak Ya
Director: LeeSong Hee-il
Short synopsis: Two men arrange a date in Seoul after meeting online, but they only have a few hours they can spend with each other. A journey into Seoul and unfulfilled desire.

Official Website / Berlinale

Director: Sébastien Lifshitz
Short synopsis: Portrait of the former showgirl star Marie-Pierre Pruvot aka Bambi, who was born Jean-Pierre Pruvot in 1935. Sébastien Lifshitz, director of Almost Nothing and Wild Side, tells her story. (No trailer online)

Official Website / Berlinale

Interior. Leather Bar.
Directors: Travis Mathews/ James Franco
Short synopsis: Travis Mathews and James Franco restage the shooting of one of the missing explicit S&M scenes of William Friedkin’s legendary thriller “Cruising”.

Official Website / Berlinale

Born This Way
Directors: Shaun Kadlec, Deb Tullmann
Short synopsis: A documentary about the underground gay and lesbian community in Cameroon.

Facebook / Berlinale

Queer Shorts:

The Runaway Troupe of the Cartesian Theater – Lior Shamriz / Ja kada sam bila klinac, bila sam klinka – Ivana Todorovic / Första gången – Anders Hazelius / Two Girls against the Rain – Sao Sopheak / Ta av mig – Victor Lindgren (trailer below) / O Pacote – Rafael Aidar / Beshivhey Hayom – Oren Adaf / Not Blacking Out, Just Turning the Lights Off – James Richards

So 10.02. 16:00 CinemaxX 5 (E) / All films

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