Category: 2023

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MENUETT

Menuett is a never predictable or banal feature film, which leaves the viewer maximum freedom of interpretation. And in dealing with themes that are always topical, it immediately takes on universal connotations, while at the same time standing out for its singular and extremely elegant mise-en-scène. At the Diagonale’23.

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NYC RGB

Viktoria Schmid has given us with this little and important NYC RGB one of the many facets of cinema itself. A demonstration of how filmmaking is, in reality, a political act, of how film never grows old, of how with a great willingness to experiment and to tread new paths, it is possible to achieve each time something new. At the Diagonale’23.

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THE KLEZMER PROJECT

The Klezmer Project is not just a documentary about today’s most important klezmer musicians. Nor is this interesting work by Leandro Koch and Paloma Schachmann simply a love story between two young people who gradually discover that they have many more interests in common than might initially seem. What we have before us is a hybrid, multifaceted and extremely vibrant and colourful film. At the Berlinale 2023.

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ANQA

Details of hands that write or draw eyebrows on the faces of little girls, but also tired eyes, gazes staring into space and thinking faces that try to process wounds from the past become the absolute protagonists in Anqa. At the Berlinale 2023.

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STAMS

Stams is the imagine of a world of dreams, of fears, of hopes. The image not of one, but of many stories of young people who have chosen a difficult path, but who desperately want to live to the full with all that life has to offer them. At the Berlinale 2023.

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SISI & I

Meticulously detailed and quite original in its costumes, with an excellent cast and locations that almost seem to belong to enchanted dimensions, Frauke Finsterwalder’s Sisi & I is definitely the most “feminist” version of all the feature films dedicated to Elisabeth of Austria. At the Berlinale 2023.

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INGEBORG BACHMANN – JOURNEY INTO THE DESERT

Ingeborg Bachmann – Journey into the Desert unfolds on two temporal levels: on the one hand, we witness the first encounter between the protagonist and Frisch, their toxic relationship and their separation; on the other hand, at the same time, we see the finally free woman, who tries to heal her emotional wounds through a long journey into the desert. The woman and then the writer. Through the woman, the writer emerges. At the Berlinale 2023.

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DE FACTO

In De Facto, there is no need for complex set designs, archive material, many actors or the on-set reconstruction of certain historical events. On the contrary, the director focuses on simplicity and the essential, opting for a well-thought-out and strongly minimalist mise-en-scène, which, however, perfectly succeeds in its intentions.