The Berlin International Film Festival has announced the films chosen for the Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2015 section. The sidebar highlights features and short films from up and coming German directors.
The program will open with the German-French co-production “Im Sommer Wohnt er Unten” (“Summers Downstairs”), a debut film by actor and director Tom Sommerlatte. The feature is about two brothers who meet with their partners at their parents’ summer house on the French Atlantic coast. From the start, they are caught in a web of dependencies and their roles in their families. However, through a series of power plays, constellations begin to shift.
Notably, “Summers Downstairs” and two of the other selections, “Elixir” and “Bube Stur” (“Stubborn Boy”), were all shot in cinemascope.
This year’s Berlinale runs from February 5-15. All of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2015 selections are listed below:
“Bube Stur” (“Stubborn Boy”)
By Moritz Krämerwith Ceci Chuh, Niels Braun, Monika Wiedemer
By Brodie Higgs
With Natasha Petrovikj, Swann Arlaud, Stipe Erceg, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Sebastian Pawlak
“Im Sommer wohnt er unten” (“Summers Downstairs”)
By Tom Sommerlatte
With Sebastian Fräsdorf , Alice Pehlivanyan, Karin Hanczewski, Godehard Giese, William Peiro
By Filippa Bauer
“Hakie – Haki. Ein Leben als Mann” (“Hakie – Haki. Living as a Man”)
By Anabela Angelovska
“Sag mir Mnemosyne” (“Tell Me Mnemosyne”)
By Lisa SperlingWorld premiere
“Sprache: Sex” (“Sex: Speak”)
By Saskia Walker, Ralf Hechelmann