This week the 71st Berlinale Film Festival kicked off with its Industry Event and the professionals have a chance to check out also the Film Selection announced in February. Among the wide variety of films premiering we are very proud to see three that have been part of the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event!
Berlinale Panorama programme introduces stories that unite the audience. One of them is a Turkish drama Brother’s Keeper by Ferit Karahan that was presented as Deskmate at I@T&BE 2019 International Works in Progress. A drama, having its World premiere in Berlinale, takes us to a boarding school in the Anatolian mountains. One winter’s day reveals the failure of this powerful educational institution to which twelve-year-old Yusuf and his friend are helplessly exposed.
Generation selection in 2021 offers significant artistic diversity in the two competitions Kplus and 14plus. The programme overall celebrates the power of the imagination in feature films, animated and documentary forms. Hamy Ramezan's film Ensilumi (Any Day Now), presented as The Oasis of Now at 2018 Baltic Event Co-Production and won the Screen International Best Pitch Award, follows the life of Mehdipour family who’s asylum application in Finland has been rejected. At Berlinale, the film hosts its International premiere.
The debut film Stop-Zemlia by the Ukrainian director Kateryna Gornostai is taking part in Generation 14plus competition. The film that was presented at the 2017 Baltic Event Co-Production Market (sales agent is Pluto Film) walks on the line between experienced and imagined reality and takes an intimate and emotional look at the life of a teenager that can be overwhelmingly beautiful and difficult at the same time.