Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Berlinale Shorts Go Exterior



Listing details: “Berlinale Shorts go Exterior” screening programme
When: 7pm, Friday March 8
Where: The New Zealand Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington
FREE ADMISSION


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Berlinale Shorts Go Exterior

In mid-February 2013 thousands of film lovers and journalists descended upon Berlin for one of the most important dates on the international film calendar: the Berlinale. Less than a month later, a selection of films from the glamorous, cutting edge festival will be shown in a free screening in Wellington.

Each year, the unusual, the unseen, the moving and the unconventional can be discovered at the Berlinale (or Berlin International Film Festival).

This is particularly apparent in the “Berlinale Shorts” category. Since starting work for the festival in 2007, short film curator Maike Mia Höhne has grown the “Berlinale Shorts” into one of the most esteemed showcases for short films in the world.

The “Berlinale Shorts go Exterior” programme is the first of a series of screenings presenting international short film gems to New Zealanders. A sample of the films shown in Berlin will be screened. The films are brought to New Zealand by Hamburg-based curator and filmmaker Stefanie Reis, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut New Zealand and the New Zealand Film Commission, and with the support of The New Zealand Film Archive and Women In Film and Television Incorporated New Zealand.

“I am very happy to share this year’s ‘Berlinale Shorts’ with a New Zealand Audience - and enjoy them myself on the big screen at the Film Archive,” says Reis.

“This year, for the first time in ten years, I missed out on attending the Berlin International Film Festival because I’ve been in New Zealand, so bringing some films here makes up for that a little bit. The short film screenings at the Berlinale are usually sold out.”

The line-up for the evening includes this year’s Silver Bear winner Die Ruhe Bleibt / Remains Quiet (2013), by Stefan Kriekhaus, a vibrating miniature on filmmaking. The short fiction film features a trainee assistant passing time on large film set somewhere out in the sticks of rural France.

It screens alongside a range of other brand new films by international filmmakers, such as Zhou Yan’s Ba Bi Lun Shao Nian / The Rivers of Babylon (2012), which tells the story of a young Chinese woman’s excursions during a visit to her small hometown.

Forst (2013), by renowned German media and graffiti artist Ulu Braun, is a playful exploration and tale of the German forest, a “place” of larger than life national myths.

The “Berlinale Shorts go Exterior” programme will screen at the Film Archive, Wellington, on Friday 8 March 2013.

Meet for informal discussion about the films and the Berlinale festival from 6.30pm. The screening programme will start at 7pm, and there will be a brief Q&A session afterwards.

For more information on the Berlinale, visit www.berlinale.de



Image Credit: The Rivers of Babylon (Zhou Yan, 2012)


Image Credit: Forst (Ulu Braun, 2013)

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Howard Davis: 'Dunkirk'

The British have an extraordinary penchant for celebrating catastrophic military defeats. It is not only the Battle of Hastings, the Charge of the Light Brigade, and Gallipoli that have become immortalized in prose, poetry, and movies ...
More>>

Conservation: Gecko Stolen From DOC Visitor Centre

A long-term resident at the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre has been stolen. The Marlborough green gecko was reported missing on 19 July. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Rare Ingredients

When I heard Kiazim was publishing a cookbook, I jumped at the opportunity... I was back in New Zealand, but how hard could it be to create Turkish-Cypriot cuisine on the opposite side of the world? Well, it turns out — pretty damn hard. More>>

Remembrance: British Memorial Design Revealed

After years of work with Weta Workshop, the British High Commission has revealed the final design of the United Kingdom’s presence in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: The Whole Intimate Mess

Alison McCulloch: Walker’s account of what she went through is harrowing and intimate, and, at risk of sounding trite, very brave. More>>

Howard Davis: The Kuijken String Quartet

Chamber Music New Zealand has scored another coup with the Kuijken String Quartet's current tour of New Zealand. As the co-founder of both La Petite Bande in 1972 and the Kuijken String Quartet in 1986, Sigiswald Kuijken is internationally recognized ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland