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Kino!2017 Countdown: Michael Koch (Marija)

Kino!2017 Countdown: Michael Koch (Marija)

Marija, a young Ukrainian woman, earns her living as a hotel maid in Dortmund, but dreams of owning her own hair salon. She puts money aside each month, but when she is fired without notice, her dream seems out of reach. Without work and under financial pressure, she finds herself forced to look for other

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CPH:DOX 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Petr Lom (Burma Storybook)

Burma Storybook is a creative documentary about a country emerging from years of dictatorship, told through Burmese poetry. The film circles around the story of the country’ s most famous dissident poet alive today, as he waits for his long-lost son to return home, having inspired fellow prisoners and younger generations to take up the

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SXSW 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Miao Wang (Maineland)

Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., ‘Maineland’ is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two teenagers of China’s wealthy elite as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. This SXSW Award Winner (Jury Prize – Excellence in Observational Cinema) follows part of the enormous wave of “parachute students” enrolling

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SXSW 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Mike Ott (California Dreams)

From Director Mike Ott (Lake Los Angeles, Actor Martinez) comes the new comedy documentary feature ‘California Dreams’, presenting five unique individuals in pursuit of a big life change. With subjects including celebrity impersonators, aspiring writers, and a former nurse, this bitingly funny film reveals the strange and entrancing hypnotic grip that Hollywood has, in some

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Berlinale 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Neil Triffett (Emo: The Musical)

Emo Ethan has just been expelled from private-school after attempting suicide in the courtyard. On his first day at his new school – the dilapidated Seymour High – he meets Trinity, a totally naive but cute Christian girl who is desperate to convert him to Jesus. But joining the Christian evangelists is the last thing

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Berlinale 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Carol Salter (Almost Heaven)

Carol Salter’s ‘Almost Heaven’ is a reflection on death and the fragility of life but also a reflection what it is like to be young and alive; a tender elegy to first love, friendship and caring for the dead. The documentary film shows Ying Ling’s scruples and fears to participate in the intimate moments of

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