Author Archives: Lia Fietz

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Kino! 2018 Interview: Nick Baker-Monteys (The Final Journey)

Kino! 2018 Interview: Nick Baker-Monteys (The Final Journey)

After Eduard Leander’s wife passed away, despite his daughter’s disapproval, the ninety-two-year-old German sets off in a journey to Ukraine with the hope of finding Svetlana, the only woman he truly loved while fighting the Cossacks against the Red Army during World War II. Leander never talked about his dramatic past. Partially resentfully, his granddaughter

Kino! 2018 Countdown: Sonja Maria Kröner (The Garden)

In the 1970s, one extended family’s lazy days of idyllic summer are interrupted by simmering rivalries, a foreboding local disappearance, and thorny disagreements about the future. The Garden tells the story of one extended family of adults and children gathering after the funeral of a deceased matriarch not only to commemorate her life but to

Romanian Film ‘Touch Me Not’ Wins Golden Bear At Berlinale 2018

Romanian director Adina Pintilie took the Golden Bear in the 68. Berlinale Film Festival for‘Touch Me Not”. Touch Me Not is about the fear of intimacy and achieving sexual liberation. The film was the unexpected winner selected among 18 films by the international Juri, presided by German director Tom Tykwer. It follows the emotional journey\s

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Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Interview: Bryan Buckley (Director/Writer) and Barkhad Abdi ( Actor) – Dabka

‘Dabka” tells the story of Canadian wanna-be journalist Jay (Evan Peters), who after an encounter with his journalist idol (Al Pacino) goes to Somalia to try to capture a unique story of the unraveled Pirates situation in the country’s coast. When naive young journalist arrives in the country, in 2008 the cargo vessel MV Faina

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2017 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Amit V Masurkar (Newton)

“Newton” delivers a dark comedy about the vulnerable nature of Democracy and it’s execution. India, the world’s largest democracy, is preparing for an election. With more than 800 million voters, this is a logistical puzzle of epic proportions. Newton is an idealistic young office clerk volunteering to be a poll worker. He’s keen to put

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Kino! 2017 Filmmaker Interview: Asli Özge (All Of A Sudden)

After the party in Karsten’s apartment, everybody leaves except Anna. Admiringly, Karsten approaches this mysterious woman. How could he have known that in a moment of weakness, his well-established life would spiral out of control and turn into a disaster? In this small provincial German town, disappointment soon fuels anger, justice hides behind hypocrisy, and

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