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“Lemonade” and “Infinite Football”, selected for Berlinale 2018


     Lemonade / Luna de miere, the director Ioana Uricaru`s feature film debut, was selected for the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival.
     Mara, a young Romanian woman, has just moved to the US with her 9-year-old son, marrying Daniel, an American she has met only a few months ago. The film follows her through a series of revealing encounters during one day, from her problems of babysitting, her unplanned and uncomfortable meeting with a U.S. immigration official, to dealing with the police about her son she had to leave in a motel room and the bank issue for a loan with her husband. Lemonade is produced by Cristian Mungiu for Mobra Films and it was part of different programs, such as the Cannes Cinefondation residency and the Sundance Screenwriting and Directing Labs one. (Sinopsis Imdb.com)
     The Forum lineup of the same Berlinale competition features another Romanian film, Corneliu Porumboiu` s latest documentary, Infinite Football / Fotbal Infinit. The film “takes a peculiar look at the world of sport, this time in provincial Romania, following a local official`s attempts to bequeath the world an improved version of the beautiful game. But does everything here really just revolve around football?” – according to the Berlinale press release.
     Another film that will have its premiere at the Berlinale Competition  this year is Adina Pintilie`s feature film debut, Touch Me Not / Nu mă atinge-mă, which was selected in the official competition.
     The Generation section of the same festival includes two short films made during the second edition of the Slon Audiovisual Residency.
     Details: www.berlinale.de
(26.01.2018)

Tags: corneliu porumboiu, festivalul de film de la berlin, fotbal infinit film, ioana uricaru, lemonade film, luna de miere film

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