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2016 Berlinale Interview: Kelly Daniela Norris & TW Pittman (Nakom)

2016 Berlinale Interview: Kelly Daniela Norris & TW Pittman (Nakom)

NAKOM  is a historic film – the first film from Ghana to ever play the Berlinale, and the first feature film made in the Kusaal language.  Inspired by the pull of Western modern life in a remote African farming village, NAKOM is a tremendous achievement. After his father’s sudden death, Iddrisu, a talented medical student, returns to Nakom, his


2016 Berlinale Interview: Mete Gümürhan Director (Young Wrestlers)

YOUNG WRESTLERS explores the friendships, triumphs, and struggles of a group of fiercely determined youngsters, most of whom come from poor families who see wrestling as a path to a better life; including the motherless Baran, who struggles with his weight, Harun, a strong contender who is bulimic, and Ahmet who is in awe of his


10 Films To Watch At The 2016 Berlinale

As we are ever expanding, our most recent stop on the International film stage is the 66th Berlinale in the great city of Berlin, Germany.  As usual, we have put together 10 films we consider to be must watch cinema, with 2016’s slate being particularly strong. Drawing from the spectrum of the festival’s offering, our


Filmmaker Interview: Gabriel Ripstein (600 Miles)

In Gabriel’s Ripstein film debut, Tim Roth, an ATF agent, gets caught by an amateur Mexican gun runner in the South border, 600 Miles is a genuine portrait of gun smuggling into Mexico. Young Arnulfo, soon-to-be-gangster, smuggles weapons for a drug cartel from Arizona and across the border into Mexico. He’s helped by Carson, the


Filmmaker Interview: Sebastian Schipper (Victoria)

Victoria is a remarkable film, shot in real time in a single take on the streets of the German metropolis, Berlin. Working from his own script, actor and director Sebastian Schipper tells the story of a breathless night on the streets of the capital of Germany. The camera seamlessly intertwines the passing of time and

Filmmaker Interview: Sam de Jong (Prins/Prince)

Sam de Jong’s feature film debut, Prince, tells the story of seventeen-year-old Ayoub, a boy with a lot on his plate: his father is a junkie, his mother is a lonely divorcé, and his sister is falling in with the wrong crowd. Haunted by his father’s terrible reputation, Ayoub can’t get the attention of Laura,