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‘Undine’ Trailer: Acclaimed German Director Christian Petzold Tackles The World Of Sea Nymphs

Acclaimed German filmmaker Christian Petzold (“Transit“) makes films like no one else. While grounded and realistic, they’re also elevated, melodramatic, and sometimes even steeped in ideas of fairy tales. While not an overly stylish genre filmmaker per see, Petzold always subtly reimagines genre in his films, whether it’s the thriller, melodramas, the spy genre, film […]

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‘Undine’ Trailer: Christian Petzold’s Berlin Drama Riffs On The Myth Behind ‘The Little Mermaid’

For years now, filmmaker Christian Petzold has enjoyed a bit of notoriety among international film fans for his career of very unique projects. Last year, his film “Transit” seemed to crossover and become a bit more of a mainstream film, attracting plenty of acclaim from critics and enjoying a spot in many top 10s. Now, […]

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‘Apollo 11’ Soars in IMAX, ‘Climax’ and ‘Transit’ Sustain Foreign-Language Trend

As a handful of Oscar-winners rode a post-Oscar burst, a surge of new movies added vitality to the specialty market, filling the box-office void as award players ebb away.Best among these was “Apollo 11” (Neon), CNN’s Sundance documentary premiere that brings back the 1969 moon landing with innovative reformatting of 50-year-old Nasa archive footage and […]

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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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‘Transit’ Review: Christian Petzold’s Beguiling Refugee Romance Is Like a Kafkaesque ‘Casablanca’ — Berlinale 2018

A man arrives in purgatory, eager to learn his eternal fate. The divine judgement, however, is slow to arrive. The minutes turn to hours, the hours turn to days, and the days begin to blur together in a place where time has no meaning. Eventually, after what feels to him like a hundred years, the […]

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