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    Berlinale Women Directors: Meet Feo Aladag

    "[I wanted to] break the taboo of telling a story about German soldiers deployed to a war-torn country [Afghanistan. The Third Reich dominates storytelling in German cinema in regards to Germany's soldiers. It seemed time to move beyond the trauma."

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    Berlinale Dispatch 1: Off the Plane and Into the Competition

    Feo Aladag takes a huge step forward with "In Between Worlds," her second feature. I was very much a fan of her first film "When We Leave," which dealt with "honor killings," but the scope and structure of this film is much larger and more complex. Here she ponders issues of masculinity, war, and Ge...

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    Four Women Directors Will Compete for 2014 Berlinale's Golden Bear

    Austrian Feo Aladag, Iranian-Austrian Sudabeh Mortezai, and Argentine Celina Murga will compete for the top prize at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.

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    Review: 'When We Leave' An "Issues" Drama With All The Subtlety Of A PSA

    There's no question that the Academy Awards have gotten much stronger in the past few years. Big awards have been handed out to pictures that went against the norm -- at least in comparison to what else was nominated -- and while this writer wasn't a huge fan of all of them, there's no question about them being much different than what the Academy used to go for ("Slumdog Millionaire" was, at least in its style -- we won't instigate an argument about the overly moving fairytale narrative right now). Unfortunately that kind of forward thinking mentality has yet to hit the Foreign Oscars category, and even though some really good flicks have ma...

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