Berlinale: early titles for Generation section

While the complete Generation programme won't be announced until mid-January, twelve titles including two from Australia are teased out pre-Christmas. Although no NZ films are announced today, they're
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While the complete Generation programme won’t be announced until mid-January, twelve titles including two from Australia are teased out pre-Christmas. Although no NZ films are announced today, they’re almost regulars in the section.

In recent years, features BOY, Shopping, Two Little Boys, The Weight of Elephants and doco This Way of Life have all competed at Berlin, with three winning awards. This year eight NZ titles played in the festival’s indigenous cinema selection Native. A sprightly selection of NZ shorts has also played the Berlinale, most recently Lauren Jackson’s I’m Going to Mum’s.

While there’s no immediate NZ interest as yet in the 2014 Generation programme, two features from Australians Sophie Hyde (docos Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure, Life in Movement, Elephantiasis) and Rhys Graham (The Turning [Small Mercies] segment and doco Murundak: Songs of Freedom) have been announced.

Generation 14plus
52 Tuesdays, dir. Sophie Hyde – Australia
Atlántida, dir. Inés María Barrionuevo – Argentina / France
Einstein and Einstein, dir. Cao Baoping – People’s Republic of China
Galore, dir. Rhys Graham – Australia
God Help the Girl, dir. Stuart Murdoch – United Kingdom
Il Sud è Niente (South Is Nothing), dir. Fabio Mollo – Italy / France
Ömheten (Broken Hill Blues), dir. Sofia Norlin – Sweden
Somos Mari Pepa (We Are Mari Pepa), dir. Samuel Kishi Leopo – Mexico

Generation Kplus
Ciencias Naturales (Natural Sciences), dir. Matías Lucchesi – Argentina
Loulou, l’incroyable secret (Wolfy, the Incredible Secret), dir. Grégoire Solotareff and Eric Omond – France
MGP Missionen (The Contest), dir. Martin Miehe-Renard – Denmark
Tante Hilda! (Aunt Hilda!), dir. Jacques-Rémy Girerd and Benoît Chieux – France / Luxembourg

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