Berlinale 2006: The second day of the International Forum and the Panorama

Berlinale 2006: The second day of the International Forum and the Panorama

Berlinale 2006: The second day of the International Forum and the Panorama

  Collateral lines of the Forum and Panorama films of three continents: the other side of glamor – an Italian traveling circus, Escapades of a young writer with a multicultural Johannesburg and an abstract prison film from Japan.

Babooska of Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel) (Forum: The Odyssey of a traveling circus’
Clever juggling, elegant dressage horses, playful clowns, acrobatic performances: the colorful spectacle of a circus ring is well known. These visual associations are nevertheless firmly rooted in our minds. Shake out now, the two filmmakers Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel with their second joint film Babooska. For a year they have accompanied the family of a traveling circus’ and abandoning almost entirely on colorful circus photos. Rather, they take an unvarnished look behind the scenes, where it looks anything but glamorous. At the side of Babooska, the 20 year old artist, we follow the poor circus family criss-crossed the Italian province. But not all their performances are in demand. Often, they attract empty-handed into the next town. We can observe them extensively in how to kill them in their time-outs, walk on deserted beaches along, running through deserted streets. Inevitably one thinks of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti and the beginnings of the early neo-realism in Italy – to the birth of a then-empty cinema, which showed the disillusioned reality of the poor people. The Italian-born Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel Austrians call from a lot of patience from us when they show in epic verbosity everyday family of artists, which is determined mainly by food, sleep, watch TV. As Babooska her 21st Birthday celebrated, we know that a year has passed. Where to go on the trip long ago is still in the stars. Before they walk further into the unknown, and we go on a pilgrimage to the nearest cinema hall, we see Babooska finally at its best. )

Conversations On A Sunday Afternoon by Khalo Matabane (Forum: Escapades Johannesburg
In the semi-documentary, half fictional work Conversations On A Sunday Afternoon, the camera attaches to the heel of a single protagonist. Keniloe, a young poet who spends his Sundays in a small park somewhere in Johannesburg. There he meets Fatima, told him briefly about her sad past in Somalia. Touched by their painful experiences Keniloe wants to know more about them. The head was already spinning the beginning of his new book together. But next Sunday Fatima seems swallowed by the earth. Nobody wants to have seen them in the park. Thus Keniloe sets out to search outside the park. He wanders through the streets of Johannesburg, one by one asking for the missing Somali. And encounters people from different parts of the world that share exactly what he so interested in Fatima: the escape from a war-ravaged region. From a story at a time are many. Afghans, Palestinians, Kenyans are among them who have left their old home and in Johannesburg, South Africa found exile. The experiences that bring our history diligent record collector in his voice recorder, evident not only devastating war conditions, but revealed little by little the state and the malaise of the largest metropolis in South Africa: poverty, racism, illegal immigrants. Conversations On A Sunday Afternoon is an unexcited, entertaining movie with a lovely end to the one here for once, should take in advance: as Keniloe finally finds Fatima, she looks him in astonishment and bewilderment in the eyes – it is not in the mood for conversation. Good thing he already has all the interesting stories in their luggage.

Big Bang Love, Juvenile A / 46 oku nen no koi by Takashi Miike (Panorama): Taboo orgy of violence
If you prefer fictional films to the realistic and abstract cinema, should the zany, enigmatic film Big Bang Love See, Juvenile A / 46 oku nen no koi from veteran Takashi Miike in the panorama. Born in 1960, the Japanese director Takashi Miike, best known for Audition (1999) and his incredibly high, film output, shocked and fascinated with his new work. Everything begins with the fact that gay bartender Ariyoshi June is sexually assaulted by one of its customers. A cruel Rachakt follows punished for Jun and is imprisoned. In jail he meets the striking tattooed Kozuki Shiro, whose virility and strength, he’s attracted. “I was trapped before I knew,” says June at one point, his tyrannical murder will lead us again and again before our eyes. But that is not fatal. The intimate relationship Kozuki Shiro opens into a brutal tour de force in the past and present of the two men always be mixed. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A / 46 oku nen no koi is an extremely compressed staged chamber piece that takes place largely inside the prison, alternating with surreal images outside. After crime and punishment is the redemption, which allowed us Takashi Miike with a peaceful end. Are

(Katrin Knauth)

The films still shown in the following representations:

Sat 11.02., 15:30 Clock, CinemaxX 3
Sun 12.02., 16:30 Clock, CineStar 8
Sat 13.02., 20:00 Clock, Arsenal 1
Sat 15.02., Clock 18:15, CinemaxX 3

Conversations On A Sunday Afternoon
Sat 11.02., 18:15 Clock CinemaxX 3
Sat 13.02., 16:30 Clock, Delphi Filmpalast
Tue 14:02 ., 12:30 Clock, Arsenal 1

Big Bang Love, Juvenile A / 46 oku nen no koi
Sat 11.02., 17:00 Clock, International
Sun 19.02., 14:00 Clock, CinemaxX 7

Title: Berlinale 2006: The second day of the International Forum and the Panorama

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