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Lineups. Berlinale Forum Expanded, Rotterdam's Returning Tigers, ND/NF

"Forum Expanded has made the exploration of the boundaries and intersections between art and cinema a matter of course at film festivals," announced the Berlinale back in December. Today, the festival's laid out the sub-section's program in greater detail.

In addition to the works announced for Forum Expanded back in December:




Salon Populaire (Kunstsaele Berlin): Parallel Worlds with Basma Alsharif (Palestine), Yael Bartana (Israel), James Benning (USA), Tom Holert (Germany), Wendelien van Oldenborgh (Netherlands), Harald Thys/Jos de Gruyter (Belgium).

Potsdamer Strasse 88: Annika Larsson (Sweden).

Canadian Embassy – Marshall McLuhan Salon and Filmhaus: Guy Maddin (Canada).

Filmhaus: Ryosuke Nishida / Kyohei Yamashita (Japan), Kika Thorne (Canada).



Geographies of the Other Power I: Patty Chang (USA), Mohammadreza Farzad (Iran), Zacharias Kunuk (Canada), Eléonore de Montesquiou (Estonia).

Geographies of the Other Power II: Adriana Salazar Arroyo (Costa Rica), René Frölke (Germany), Raphël Grisey (France).

Noise Margins: Eva Heldmann (Germany), Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (USA), Paul Rowley/David Phillips/Tim Blue (USA), Pawel Wojtasik (USA).

Feature-length films by Rainer Kirberg (Germany), Markus Ruff (Germany), Santiago Sierra (Spain), Lawrence Weiner (USA).



We Will Be Strong In Our Weakness: Interviews about a movement by Yael Bartana (Israel) with Camilla Nielsson (Denmark), Susanne Sachsse (Germany), Marc Siegel (USA) and many Festival guests.



Cinematic sound works by Tony Conrad (USA), Keren Cytter (Israel), Dani Gal (Israel)/Achim Lengerer (Germany), Natascha Sadr Haghighian (Germany).



Pierre Huyghe (France), Genesis Breyer P-Orridge/Tony Conrad/Morrison Edley (USA).




With films by Barbara Hammer (USA)/Gina Carducci (USA), Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (USA), Brian Tilley (South Africa)/Lawrence Dwerkin (South Africa) and discussions with Basma Alsharif (Lebanon), Kathrin Becker (Germany), Dani Gal (Israel), Claus Löser (Germany), Jonas Mekas (USA), Wendelien van Oldenborgh (Netherlands), Constanze Ruhm (Austria), Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (Germany), Marc Siegel (USA), P Adams Sitney (USA), Hito Steyerl (Germany), Brian Tilley (South Africa).



With Basma Alsharif (Palestine), James Benning (USA), Heinz Emigholz (Germany), Anselm Franke (Germany), Carl Hegemann (Germany), Tom Holert (Germany), Francis Kéré (Burkina Faso), Irina Leimbacher (USA), Matthias Lilienthal (Germany), Wendelien van Oldenborgh (Netherlands), Volker Sattel (Germany), Georg Seeßlen (Germany), Kika Thorne (Canada), Artur Zmijewski (Poland).

A Bar Ist A Garden Ist A café Ist A Reading Room in the Filmhaus foyer: Kika Thorne (Canada), Prinzessinnengarten (Germany), b_books (Germany).


"To mark its 40th anniversary, the International Film Festival Rotterdam is screening a selection of films made this year by former Tiger Award candidates," and there'll even be a €5000 prize for the winner of the Return of the Tiger Award. The 14 films competing are:

Oki's Movie by Hong Sang-soo, South Korea — image above — (Tiger Award 1997 for The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well).

When Love Comes by Chang Tso-chi, Taiwan (Nomination Tiger Award 1997 for Ah-Chung).

Robinson in Ruins by Patrick Keiller, UK (Tiger Award 1997 for Robinson in Space).

Genpin by Kawase Naomi, Japan (Nomination Tiger Award and Rotterdam FIPRESCI Award 1997 winner for Suzaku).

Carancho by Pablo Trapero, Argentina (Tiger Award 2000 for Mundo grúa / Crane World).

Pulsar by Alex Stockman, Belgium (Nomination Tiger Award 2001 for Verboden te zuchten / I Know I'll See Your Face Again).

Los labios by Santiago Loza & Iván Fund, Argentina (Loza won een Tiger Award in 2003 for Extraño).

If the Seed Doesn't Die by Sinisa Dragin, Romania/Serbia (Tiger Award 2002 for Every Day God Kisses Us on the Mouth).

22 mei / 22nd of May by Koen Mortier, Belgium (Nomination Tiger Award 2007 for Ex Drummer).

Meek's Cutoff by Kelly Reichardt, USA (Tiger Award 2006 for Old Joy).

Year Without a Summer by Tan Chui Mui, Malaysia (Tiger Award 2007 for Love Conquers All).

Tres semanas después / Three Weeks Later by José Luis Torres Leiva, Chile (Nomination Tiger Award 2008 and Rotterdam FIPRESCI Award for El cielo, la tierra y la lluvia / The Sky, the Earth and the Rain).

Club Zeus by David Verbeek, Netherlands (Nomination Tiger Award 2008 for Shanghai Trance).

Incidentally, a film competing for a Tiger Award just last year, when both Danny Kasman and I caught it, is screening tonight through Wednesday at MoMA as part of Global Lens 2011. Mike Hale in the New York Times: "The title of Levan Koguashvili's promising debut feature, Street Days, is a reference to the difficult period in his native Georgia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. In his portrayal it's a time of middle-aged men wandering the streets looking for drugs and angry women trying to keep the social fabric from completely unraveling… Once the story kicks into gear it isn't characterized by the dread, paranoia and ruthless violence we've come to expect in dramas from the former Soviet bloc."


"Offering cinephiles just a taste of the full range of offerings in the annual New Directors/New Films series, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday announced the first batch of movies in this year's festival, six international offerings from Europe, Canada, Mexico and China," reports Dave Itzkoff for the NYT. And those films are Denis Côté's Curling, Pia Marais's At Ellen's Age, Nicolás Pereda's Summer of Goliath, Li Hongqi's Winter Vacation, Denis Villeneuve's Incendies and Bogdan George Apetri's Outbound (image above), "a thriller about a woman freed on a day pass from prison; its screenplay includes contributions from his fellow filmmakers Tudor Voican (California Dreamin'), Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) and Ioana Uricaru (Tales from the Golden Age.) The 2011 New Directors/New Films festival will run from March 23 to April 3. The full lineup is expected to be announced in February."

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