DAILY | Berlinale 2013 Lineup | Forum Expanded

The Berlin International Film Festival (February 7 through 17) pops us surprise on us with a second lineup announcement today (earlier, we saw the completion of the Panorama section): “This year’s Forum Expanded is presenting a total of 42 European and world premieres in both cinema screenings and exhibitions. The group exhibition is taking place in a new, unusual location: the silent green kulturquartier, the former Wedding crematorium. A calm space to focus perception and a place for projections of all kinds.”



Basma Alsharif Farther than the Eye Can See (United Arab Emirates / Lebanon)
Pilar Alvarez Arturo (Cuba)
Sandy Amerio Dragooned (France)
Joshua Bonnetta Remanence I – (Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost) (Canada)
Lonnie van Brummelen / Siebren de Haan View from the Acropolis (The Netherlands)
Lucien Castaing-Taylor / Véréna Paravel Leviathan (USA/France/United Kingdom)
Filipa César Cuba (France)
Ali Cherri Pipe Dreams (Lebanon/France)
Octavio Cortázar Por primera vez (Cuba)
Paul Geday / Attiyat El Abnoudi El Cafeteria (Egypt)
Richard Foreman Once Every Day (USA)
Malak Helmy Records from the Excited State – Chapter 3 (Egypt)
Philip Hoffman Lessons in Process (Cuba/Canada)
James T. Hong Cutaways of Jiang Chun Gen – Forward and Back Again (Taiwan/USA)
Daniel Kötter Bühne (Germany)
Armando Lulaj Never (Albania)
Babette Mangolte Edward Krasiński’s Studio (USA)
Isabelle Prim Lunch with Gertrude Stein (France)
Lucy Raven RP31 (USA)
James Richards Not Blacking Out, Just Turning The Lights Off (United Kingdom)
Till Roeskens / Marie Bouts Un Archipel (France)
Isabella Rossellini Mammas (USA/Germany/France)
Constanze Ruhm / Christine Lang Kalte Probe (Austria/Germany)
Lior Shamriz The Runaway Troupe of the Cartesian Theater (Germany/China)
Shelly Silver Frog Spider Hand Horse House (USA)
J.P. Sniadecki / Huang Xiang / Xu Ruotao Yumen (USA/China) “Tells of ghosts and ‘ruin tourism’ in an abandoned oil town in China’s northwest.”
Björn Speidel Blinder Fleck (Germany)
Ana Vujanović / Marta Popivoda Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved our Collective Body (Germany France/Serbia)
Clara Wieck / Ginan Seidl Rotation (Germany)
Florian Zeyfang / Alex Schmoeger / Lisa Schmidt-Colinet Microbrigades – Variations of a Story (Germany)


“Waves vs. Particles” (silent green kulturquartier)

Joshua Bonnetta Strange Lines and Distances (Canada) The “basis… is Guglielmo Marconi’s first transatlantic radio transmission, that can be heard here from both sides of the Atlantic. His idea was that sounds never actually vanish but merely become progressively quieter.”

Lucien Castaing-Taylor / Véréna Paravel
Canst Thou Draw Out Leviathan with a Hook? (USA)
Spirits Still & The Last Judgement (USA)

Wendelien van Oldenborgh La Javanaise (The Netherlands) “Examines the relationship between a Dutch textile company doing business in Africa, former colonies in South East Asia and the exhibition of colonial history.”

Nina Fischer / Maroan El Sani Spirits Closing their Eyes (Germany) “Dedicated to the current physical and mental state of Japan following the reactor disaster in Fukushima.”

James T. Hong Apologies (USA/Taiwan) “Demonstrates how decisions at a national level can become ossified in individual gestures.”

Angela Melitopoulos / Maurizio Lazzarato The Life of Particles (Germany) Also “dedicated to the current physical and mental state of Japan following the reactor disaster in Fukushima.”

Embassy of Canada – Marshall Mcluhan Salon

Marie-Hélène Cousineau Perdre et retrouver le Nord (Losing Touch and Coming Home) (Canada) “The installation draws on photos from the Inuit community of Baker Lake, a film, sound recordings, three dollhouses and oral traditions to evoke the history and landscape of the north.”


Hélio Oiticica / Neville D’Almeida Block-Experiments in Cosmococa – Program In Progress: CC4 Nocagions (Brazil/USA)

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin

Hélio Oiticica / Thomas Valentin Block-Experiments In Cosmococa – Program In Progress: CC6 Coke Head’s Soup (Brazil/USA)

Filmhaus, Potsdamer Platz

Basma Alsharif Home Movies Gaza (Palestine) “Portrays the Gaza Strip as a microcosm that stands for the failure of civilization.”

Lucien Castaing-Taylor / Véréna Paravel Canst Thou Draw out Leviathan With a Hook? He Maketh a Path to Shine after him; One Would Think The Deep to be Hoary (USA) — Leviathan “can be seen spread over several days as a series of individual stills.”

More on the 2013 lineups: Sundance (rounds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and Slamdance, Rotterdam (rounds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and Berlin (rounds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11), and SXSW (round 1).

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