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Eduardo Ecker

OUT NOW! Xavier Dolan's latest, IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD, about a gay writer confronting his estranged family with his impending death ultimately fails to get across much. more

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This year’s Interfilm Festival presents a mind-boggling 500 short films. On Nov 14-20 at various venues. more

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INTERVIEW! Langlo's "Welcome to Norway!" deftly fuses a topical issue with dark comedy. We spoke to the director about setting a refugee story in wintery Norway, the realism of the acting and how a comedy could have no punchlines. more

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OUT NOW! WELCOME TO NORWAY! is an uplifting comedy that benefits from its liberal undertones, proving both insightful and entertaining without feeling staged or patronising. more

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OUT NOW! JONATHAN, Lewandowski’s ambitious feature debut attempts to tackle weighty issues but is a little too deeply rooted in a conventional narrative style. more

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OUT NOW! MALI BLUES is a slick new documentary from director Gregor Lutz exploring the diversity of the Mali music scene with sound itself taking centre stage. more

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OUT NOW! Ron Howard's Beatles doco EIGHT DAYS A WEEK may do little more than show us what we already know about the world's biggest band. more

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INTERVIEW! This year’s winner of the Berlinale Golden Bear, Gianfranco Rosi, sat with us to talk about his emotional documentary Fuocoammare (Seefeuer) and his approach to filmmaking. more

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From Chantal Akerman to Natalie Portman, this year's Jewish Film Festival gives women centre stage. Plus a dippy documentary and many more choice flicks about the chosen people, Jun 4-19. more

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OUT NOW! It might now have as much heart as the original Disney joint, but the newest JUNGLE BOOK film makes up for it with impressive CGI and a more action-packed story line. more

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OUT NOW! We don't expect romantic comedies to change the world – but at the very least they should be entertaining, which HOW TO BE SINGLE only partly succeeds at. more

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Ever wondered what’s happening in Georgian cinema these days? Well, now you have the chance to find out. Werkstatt der Kulturen is hosting a 12-week Georgian Film Festival, showcasing a diverse lineup of recent film from there on through May 26. more

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OUT NOW! Pablo Trapero paints a sexy, violent and slightly surreal picture of an Argentinian crime family after the fall of the military dictatorship in the 1980s. more

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INTERVIEW! In the gripping "El Clan", Pablo Trapero deals with the eerily normal Puccio crime family of post-dictatorship Argentina. more

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OUT NOW! Even though it features typical elements of a good horror story – an old English manor, a foreigner alone in a new place, dolls – THE BOY fails to elicit anything close to fear. more

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INTERVIEW. After winning the Silver Bear prize at this year’s Berlinale, Chilean director Pablo Larraín’s ruthlessly satirical thriller The Club, about the internal machinations of the Catholic Church, hits German screens Nov 5. more

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Kino Babylon will host the Latin American Film Festival (Lakino) with its critically acclaimed films capturing everything from a war through a young girl's eyes to family strife. Catch these six days of cinema between October 13 and 18. more

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OUT NOW! Combine a dystopian future, incredible athletics, and a gauntlet challenge: . What MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS boasts in adventure it lacks in originality. more

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Indonesian musician Tomi Simatupang is on a one-man mission to introduce Germany to an enigmatic song through documentary concert – and in doing so, bring his country’s darkest past to light. Simatupang performs Genjermania on Sep 24, 21:00 at ACUD. more

Interviews & Portraits

OUT NOW! If you're hungry for horror, THE GALLOWS will leave you unsatisfied with its incessant cliches and adherence to genre conventions. more

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