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Generation KPlus

In this section the jury members are no older than those of the audience. Eleven children and seven teens award the best films with Crystal Bears. Special Mentions are given for outstanding achievements. Two international juries present further prizes in the Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus competition.


Tesoros

Synopsis

In the town of Barra de Potosi, a small community on the Mexican Pacific coast, a group of children are certain that collectively (and with the right map) they will find a pirate´s treasure that for centuries has been hiding somewhere nearby. What they are about to find is something far more valuable than a treasure. A film for children, their parents and their grandparents.

Production Year: 2017 | Country: México | Running time: 90 min. | Director: María Novaro | Type of Production: Feature | Producer: María Novaro, Pamela Guinea | Screenplay: María Novaro | Cinematography: Gerardo Barroso Alcalá, Lisa Tillinger | Editing: María Novaro | Sound: Axel Mishael Muñoz Barba, Nerio Barberis | Music: Ampersan | Art direction: Alettia Molina

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Generation 14Plus

In this section the jury members are no older than those of the audience. Eleven children and seven teens award the best films with Crystal Bears. Special Mentions are given for outstanding achievements. Two international juries present further prizes in the Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus competition.


Libélula

Synopsis

Lucas is dragged along with his family by his father, who is intending to close a deal in the countryside house od an old college friend, who just got a job at State´s Office. Lucas follows his older brother, angsty Eleazar, who sniffs through other people´s stuff, probably getting them into trouble. Feeling ignored by everyone around him, Lucas commits a self-destructing act and while trying to get someone’s attention, he gets badly hurt. He suffers growing pains mostly and without planning it, he fires a wake up call to his family.

Type of Production: Short film | Production Year: 2016 | Country: México Running time: 17 min. | Director: José Pablo Escamilla González Aragón | Producer: José Agustín Ortiz Ramírez | Screenplay: José Pablo Escamilla González Aragón | Cinematography: Miguel Escudero | Editing: José Pablo Escamilla González Aragón, Francisco Borrajo García, Mauricio Miguel Calderón Rico | Sound: Andrés Becerril Arzate, Daniel H. Uribe Loustaunau | Music: Ayer Amarillo, Andrés Becerril Arzate | Art direction: María Ugalde

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Berlinale Shorts

The short film is radical and independent, at times controversial, disturbing, testing the limits of our comprehension. It is as multi-layered as the possibilities offered by its creation. It can be an open-ended question, a bold thesis, a sketched thought or a carefully staged drama. The short film often carries the seed of the stylistic and thematic characteristics that will later become the signature style of the artist. The much smaller production budget requires uncompromising exploration and contributes to the formation of an individual style.


Ensueño en la Pradera

Synopsis

With the story of Gaspar, a Mexican migrant that left the `American dream´ behind to return to his country to live a simple life, Reverie in the Meadow ponders in the situation of violence that suffer several states of Mexico in regards to extortion.

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Forum

Avant garde, experimental works, essays, long-term observations, political reportage and yet-to-be-discovered cinematic landscapes: the International Forum of New Cinema, Forum in short, is the most daring section of the Berlinale.

There are few formal limitations when it comes to the selection of films, resulting in even greater freedom. Documentaries and feature films are given equal consideration. The films in the Forum straddle the line between art and cinema.


Casa Roshell

Synopsis

Roshell (51) and Liliana (43) jointly manage Casa Roshell. As a utopian space, a hiding place for those men who live repressed in their desires of feminization and transvestism. One night, a small room with a stage receives its guests with intimacy, between political performances and playbacks. The conversation enters into an existentialist tone when it comes to frustrations and dreams. Of the duality of genders and their reality as biological men. Of their more innate desires and the constant search for identity.

Casa Roshell | Director: Camila José Donoso | Producer company: Tonalá Lab | Producers: Juan Pablo Bastarrachea, Garbiñe Ortega | Co-producers: lnterior XIII

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Berlinale Classics

Beginning in 2013, the Retrospective section expanded to include presentations of Berlinale Classics. By integrating current restorations of film classics as well as rediscovered films in brilliant image and sound a forum is created to premiere the growing number of high-quality restorations and reconstructions that make use of new digital-processing technologies.


Canoa

Synopsis

Canoa: A Shameful Memory reimagines a real-life incident that had occurred just eight years before its release, when a group of urban university employees on a hiking trip were viciously attacked by residents of the village of San Miguel Canoa who had been manipulated by a corrupt priest into believing the travelers were communist revolutionaries. Director Felipe Cazals adopts a gritty documentary style to narrate the events in Canoa while referencing the climate of political repression that would lead to the massacre of student protesters in Mexico City shortly thereafter. The resulting film is a daring commentary on ideological manipulation, religious fanaticism, and mass violence, as well as a visceral expression of horror.

Director: Felipe Cazals | Screenplay: Tomás Pérez Turrent | Producer: Roberto Lozoya | Cinematography: Álex Phillips Jr. | Film Editing: Rafael Ceballos | Makeup artist: Felisa Ladrón de Guevara | Production supervisor: Alfredo Chavira | Assistant Director: Manuel Ortega | Supervising Sound Editor: Sigfrido García | Sound Effects Editor: Gonzalo Gavira | Sound Special Effects: Manuel Topete | Special effects: Federico Farfán

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Berlinale Special

Under the auspices of the Berlinale Special the festival shows new and extraordinary productions and honors great cinema personalities by showing their films. Films which deserve special attention due to current events can also be shown as part of the Berlinale Special.


La libertad del diablo

Synopsis

This is a psychological documentary that penetrates into the mind of the protagonists of violence, victims as well as victimizers, through interviews that get under the skin. We witness the testimonies of people who have suffered death through a loved one, their fears, and the fears of some that have provoked it. Society itself trembles through their words.

Type of Production: Documentary | Country: México | Running time: 74 min. | Director: Everardo González | Producer: Inna Payán, Roberto Garza | Screenplay: Everardo González | Cinematography: María Secco | Editing: Paloma López Carrillo | Sound: Bernat Fortiana, Pablo Tamez | Music: Quincas Moreira | Production companies: Animal de Luz Films, Artegios | Location: Ciudad de México, Chihuahua, Hidalgo, Puebla and El Paso, Texas (Mexico)

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