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Hong Kong Festival Sets Debut Features as Opening Film Pair

The Hong Kong International Film Festival next month will host two debut features, drama “Omotenashi” by Jay Chern, and mystery “Xiao Mei” by Maren Hwang as its opening gala titles.Christian Petzold’s recent Berlin competition title “Transit” will play as the Hkiff’s awards gala film. And the festival will close with veteran Japanese director Yoji Yamada’s […]

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European Film Promotion Body Fetes Its Shooting Stars

The European Film Promotion organization feted its 2018 Shooting Stars in a historic venue in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district on Feb. 19. Previously a hospital commissioned by King Frederick William IV of Prussia in the 19th century and then an artists’ complex, the building welcomed the young talent selected for the Shooting Stars’ 21st edition.Among those […]

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Berlin Film Review: ‘In the Aisles’

In the opening moments of Thomas Stuber’s third feature, the amiable romance “In the Aisles,” the camera noses around the empty warehouse supermarket in which it’s set. All is quiet in Gourmet Foodstuffs. Nothing stirs in Beverages. But then the strip lights flicker on high above the silent stacks, illuminating row after row of crated […]

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Berlin Profile: ‘In the Aisles’ Director Thomas Stuber Talks About the Movie’s Outsiders

German director Thomas Stuber is making his Berlin competition debut with “In the Aisles,” a romantic drama set in a large wholesale market in Leipzig and starring two of Germany’s most in-demand actors: Franz Rogowski and Sandra Hüller.The film marks Stuber’s return to the big screen following his award-winning 2015 Toronto hit “A Heavy Heart.”Like […]

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Berlinale: German Director Thomas Stuber Embarks on TV Series ‘Im Stein’

German filmmaker Thomas Stuber, in competition at the Berlinale with romantic drama “In the Aisles,” has re-teamed with writing partner and author Clemens Meyer on a major TV project, a series adaptation of Meyer’s critically acclaimed novel “Im Stein” (“Bricks and Mortar”).Described as Meyer’s most ambitious book to date, “Bricks and Mortar” tells the story […]

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Beta Cinema Acquires Berlinale Competition Titles ‘3 Days in Quiberon,”In The Aisles’

Beta Cinema has boarded four films set to play at the Berlinale, including two competition titles, Emily Atef’s “3 Days in Quiberon” and Thomas Stuber’s “In The Aisles.”Beta Cinema has also acquired Milko Lazarov’s “Ága” which will be closing the festival and playing out of competition, and Wolfgang Fischer’s “Styx,” the opening film of the […]

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