Berlinale 2006 – The eighth day of competition: Isabella, L’ivresse Du Pouvoir

Berlinale 2006 - The eighth day of competition: Isabella, Livresse Du Pouvoir

Berlinale 2006 – The eighth day of competition: Isabella, L’ivresse Du Pouvoir

  Slowly they are tired or fatigued, the film critic. After eight days of the Berlinale, several movies, parties and receptions as snoring through entire movie sitting next to some lengths. Initially there were no grounds for today’s competition day fatigue.

Isabella by Pang Ho-cheung
What does one do anything for a Rolex. For without a true copy of this luxury watch you count nothing in Macau. At least not in Pang Ho Cheung’s Isabella competition

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Berlinale 2006 – The seventh day of competition: longing, Romanzo Criminale, and Candy

Berlinale 2006 - The seventh day of competition: longing, Romanzo Criminale, and Candy

Berlinale 2006 – The seventh day of competition: longing, Romanzo Criminale, and Candy

  Much to celebrate and to party should be avoided as much as possible at the Berlinale 2006. At least if one wants to watch the competition. Every little attack of fatigue is consistently punished, and the films do their part to ensure that snoring sometimes synchronously several spectators. Remarkably little tension and drama can be seen on the 56th Berlinale. Critics and viewers will be this year voyeuristic and observers of characters and their

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Southland Tales – Cannes 2006

Southland Tales - Cannes 2006

Southland Tales – Cannes 2006

  If one of the main character has a film in competition at Cannes are already given the thoughtful artist name “The Rock”, suggesting that much and suspect something. The muscle-bound giant Dwayne Johnson, a former professional wrestler, Southland Tales begins with his film career, and in the opinion of many critics, they should go with this strip is already coming to an end. Sic transit gloria mundi!

The plot is quickly told, despite all the confusion and hardly worth it plays in the U.S. during

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Fast Food Nation – Cannes 2006

Fast Food Nation - Cannes 2006

Fast Food Nation – Cannes 2006

  Don Henderson (Greg Kinnear) is marketing manager at Mickey’s Fast Food chain, which has its headquarters in Southern California. As it turns out that contaminated meat has got into the burger business, Henderson will be sent out to find out the cause of the scandal. It begins a journey that Don’s view fundamentally changed to his company. For he recognizes that America’s seemingly insatiable appetite for fast food one, in the truest sense of the word is dirty business.

Fast Food Nation is based

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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.

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Volver – Cannes 2006

Volver - Cannes 2006

Volver – Cannes 2006

  If his last film, La Mala Educación / Bad Education opened two years ago out of competition, the International Film Festival on the Cote d’Azur, cause a stir, it is this time in Cannes with his latest work as the only Spanish Volver Director represented in the competition: Pedro Almodovar , the flamboyant Summoner human disasters.

Volver means “return” and refers within the plot of the movie in the spirit of a dead mother, who seeks the realms of the living, to assist his daughters in times of crisis.

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Berlinale 2006 – The third day of the International Forum and the Panorama

Berlinale 2006 - The third day of the International Forum and the Panorama

Berlinale 2006 – The third day of the International Forum and the Panorama

  Devote Forum and Panorama, Alan Berliner’s insomnia, a comatose mother and sexual desire, a dreamy teenager.

Wide Awake (Forum): The sleepless nights of Alan Berliner
Warm milk, marijuana, acupuncture, Counting Sheep – what Alan Berliner has not tried everything to beat his a trick to falling asleep. The list would read easily be continued and long. No potions, no method, no trick against his Schlaflosstörungen can provide relief. As soon as he

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Summer Palace – Cannes 2006

Summer Palace - Cannes 2006

Summer Palace – Cannes 2006

  Difficulties with the Chinese censorship authorities could not prevent the performance of the only Asian competition entry, Summer Palace, at the Cannes Film Festival. The Chinese censors so far refused to release required for an international performance on the grounds that it had submitted a copy of “fuzzy” and the sound “bad”, so that you can not judge the film. Whether the film is now actually “officially” can participate in the competition, is thus still in the stars. However, this is not the first

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Berlinale 2006 – The third day of competition: The New World, elementary and The Silence Of Sleep

Berlinale 2006 - The third day of competition: The New World, elementary and The Silence Of Sleep

Berlinale 2006 – The third day of competition: The New World, elementary and The Silence of Sleep

  Nearly one third of the competition films it has been done on the canvas and the journalists well maintained, depressed or just bored. If they have nothing to complain – the weather is no longer an issue, the conditions for the international press is good, the organization works – are the films turn. Rightly so, as was hardly an outstanding contribution in the competition. Three new experiments in terms of the Golden Bear was on this

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Flandres – Cannes 2006

Flandres - Cannes 2006

Flandres – Cannes 2006

  Bruno Dumont is one of those filmmakers who are constantly in Cannes on the board, but the big breakthrough has been made to the Frenchman, however, what his new film Flandres will hardly change. For many critics and viewers of the film, the antithesis of Alejandra Gonzalez Iñárritu elegantly and movingly staged movie Babel, it seems, despite all the drama and symbol hovering for.

Was somewhere in Flanders, the hulking young farmer living Andre Demester (Samuel Boidin). Demester is incapable of his

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