Berlinale prizes for ‘Honey,’ Polanski

Posted by · 11:34 am · February 20th, 2010

Well, I warned you I wasn’t keeping up with the Competition films at Berlin. I’d love to give you some first-hand perspective on the winners that have just been named by Werner Herzog and his jury, but the truth is, I haven’t seen a number of them. That includes the top prizewinner, Semih Kaplanogu’s “Honey,” […]

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Seconded

Posted by · 5:49 am · February 19th, 2010

From Telegraph critic (and Berlinale buddy par excellence) Tim Robey’s neat festival roundup: Maybe they’ll bestow a specially bonkers Golden Bear to mark the occasion [of their 60th anniversary] – for instance, to the one film I walked out of, the Japanese hopeful, Caterpillar, in which a mute war veteran with no arms or legs […]

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BERLIN: ‘Please Give,’ ‘Red Hill,’ ‘Submarino’

Posted by · 10:00 am · February 16th, 2010

Film festivals have a curious way of either dulling one’s critical faculties or provoking them to an impolite degree. I almost never walk out of a screening under normal circumstances; at a festival, while compressing five-odd films into one day, it’s almost life-affirming to do so. Such was the case yesterday, halfway through “Caterpillar,” a […]

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