Festivals: 64th Berlin International Film Festival – Review Vol.1

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After a short break to recover from the 64th Berlin International Film Festival that took place over a relentless 11-days of screening and parting encounters and discoveries, we would like to make a little review of what we liked and enjoyed most!

So, we will start with one of the few maybe honor comedies of the festival, a film from New Zealand with the title, What We Do In Shadows.

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Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) – three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life’s obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection-modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

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Funny and fresh, What We Do In Shadows is something that you don’t expect to learn about vampires!

We will continue with the film that his director won the Silver Bear for  best director!

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Yes! Boyhood!

We don’t have enough words to describe how important and unique is this that Richard Linklater has achieved with this amazing film.

In 3 hours, he provides a panoramic and diverting picture of American childhood and youth today.

For this reason, every year since 2002 and for 12 years!,  Richard Linklater has gathered together the same actors in front of the camera for this unique feature film project which enables the viewer to observe people living their lives .

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Boyhood is the life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.

We will close the first part of  Berlinale’s  review with the new film of George Clooney, Monuments Men.

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Monuments Men on stage of Berlinale Palace.

The film is about an unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.