Window to the East: Eastern Europe scores at the Berlinale

The Berlinale is again a window to Eastern Europe. With notable productions in competition from Russia, Poland, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kazakhstan, they extended the cinematic horizon, pointed strongly to great talents and put a clear sign. These films received the attention it deserves. The other rows of the festival presented impressive work from the East, about the forum the grand debut of director duo Ekvtimishvili / Great “In Bloom” from Georgia, which leads to the time of 1992, when the national conflicts not yet broken open, the voltages but were already noticeable. For the Festival of East European Cinema in Cottbus, which cares for many years intensively to these countries, Berlinale appears as a late confirmation and satisfaction. Multi-layered drama from Romania

“Child’s Pose”

The story of a symbiotic mother-son relationship has been awarded the Golden Bear.

In rare harmony with the intentions of the festival, the jury reached under Wong KarWai to the submission and award winning films. The main prize at the Berlinale, the Golden Bear, as expected, went to the Romanians Calin Peter Netzer for “Child’s Pose“. , the muse of the new, acclaimed around the world Romanian cinema, the great Luminita Gheorghiu plays a possessive mother from the upper classes, whose adult son has caused a fatal accident. The multi-layered drama also portrays an almost incestuous, relationship with the grip on son, who cannot be released from the grip.Dramatic, but true: “An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker”

The jury praised the performance of Mujic Nazif, who plays his own life in the Bosnian competition entry.
The second big winner at the Berlinale piping reflects social basis of a dramatic, in this case a true story. In “An Episode in the Life of an Iron picker” of the Bosnian Oscar winner Danis Tanovic (“No Man’s Land”) plays us the real Roma family Mujic.

The baby in the womb of the mother had died; the woman was suffering from severe pain. Although there was a danger to life, it was rejected in all hospitals, because it was not insured. We share their experience as spectators of the ubiquitous, outrageous racism. Moreover, the amazing film shows the hard life of the family, the daily struggle for survival.

The father Mujic Nazif, who was as if any other for the first time on camera, was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Actor, director Danis Tanovic was awarded the Grand Jury Prize.

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