GhostsChristian Petzold In this Berlinale competition entry, a French woman whose daughter was abducted as a child in Berlin thinks she has finally found her when, years later, she spots a vagrant young woman. Cast: Julia Hummer, Sabine Timoteo, Marianne Basler. Intl. Sales: Bavaria Film Intl. One Day in Europe Hannes Stoehr Another Berlinale competition screener, this episodic comedy set against the Champion League Soccer Finals follows tourists in Moscow, Istanbul, Santiago de Compostela and Berlin as they fall prey to thieves; emotions boil over at all the locations. Cast: Erdal Yildiz, Florian Lukas, Miguel Lira, Boris Arquier. Intl. Sales: Beta Cinema. The Fisherman and His Wife — Why Women Never Get Enough Doris Doerrie A modern take on the Grimm Brothers’ fairytale, Doris Doerrie’s latest work once again focuses on the helmer’s favorite subject: relations between women and men, with story about fish in Japan, dominant women and passive men. Cast: Alexandra Maria Lara, Christian Ulmen, Simon Verhoeven, Young-Shin-Kim. Intl. Sales: Beta Cinema. Shadows of Time Florian Gallenberger The Oscar-winning helmer’s examination of child labor in India, pic tells story of two child laborers who grow up together and eventually fall in love with each other despite the cruel twists of fate. Cast: Prashant Narayanan, Tannishtha Chatterjee. Intl. Sales: Bavaria Film Intl. Sophie Scholl — The Final Days Marc Rothemund Berlinale competition contender, based on a true story, looks at the final days of the Nazi-era dissident and leader of the White Rose movement, which actively opposed the Nazi regime in World War II. Film focuses on Scholl’s final six days, from her arrest and interrogation to her trial and sentence. Cast: Julia Jentsch, Alexander Held, Fabian Hindrichs. Intl. Sales: Bavaria Film Intl.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Triptyk Studios, New York, New York
- Petrol Advertising, Burbank, California
- Bridgewater Associates, Westport, Connecticut
- Company Confidential, Aspen, Colorado
- Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut