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‘You Are Here,’ ‘The Look of Silence’ Complete Berlinale Special Lineup

Films directed by ‘Mad Men’s’ Matthew Weiner and Joshua Oppenheimer, both Berlin jury members

Movies by two Berlin Jury members — “You Are Here,” helmed by “Mad Men’s” Matthew Weiner; Venice standout “The Look of Silence,” from Joshua Oppenheimer – will complete the program of the 2015 Berlinale Special.

Starring Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler, and a Special Presentation at Toronto, comedy “You Are Here” has Wilson as a man stuck in a rut of drugs and casual sex, Galifianakis as a bipolar weatherman friend and Poehler as his domineering sister. Produced by Gilbert Films and Weiner Bros, “You Are Here” was sold internationally by Lionsgate.

Drawing rave reviews out of Venice, where it played in competition, Oppenheimer’s docu-feature “The Look of Silence” follows on “The Act of Killing,” centering not on those behind Indonesia’s ’60s communist purge but on their victims. An involved Denmark-Indonesia-Norway-Finland-U.K. co-production produced by Anonymous, Making Movies Oy, Piraya Film, “The Look of Silence” sparked spirited sales for Cinephil.

After “The Act of Killing,” “folowing it up so shortly with a second film on the same subject might seem complacent on paper. There are as few safe moves as there are false notes, however, in ‘The Look of Silence,’ an altogether stunning companion piece,’ Guy Lodge wrote in his Variety review.


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