Berlinale 2012 Generation

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2. 663114 (2012)

8 min | Animation, Short, Drama

663114 is a short but hard-hitting monologue of a 66-year-old cicada. The insect draws parallels between the catastrophes of Hiroshima and Fukushima and poses a fundamental question about ... See full summary »

Directors: Isamu Hirabayashi, Yoon Je-Hwan | Stars: Yoon Je-Hwan, Ok-bin Kim, Seung-wan Ryoo, Ha-kyun Shin

Votes: 83

3. Arcadia (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

Greta's dad Tom is moving the family cross-country in a dented station wagon, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that's missing is Mom.

Director: Olivia Silver | Stars: Ryan Simpkins, Ty Simpkins, Kendall Toole, Kim Reid

Votes: 528

5. Bara lite (2012)

9 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Alicja Jaworski

Votes: 9

6. Bardo (I) (2012)

14 min | Short

The Tibetan word Bardo means literally intermediate state also translated as transitional state or in-between state. It is a state that lies between two other states, between life and death... See full summary »

Director: Marija Apcevska | Stars: Marija Blagoevska, Maja Veljkovic, Ljupka Dzundeva, Kiril Psaltirov

Votes: 9

7. Being Bradford Dillman (2011)

TV-G | 11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When bullied Molly Flowers declares her dislike of boys, her boozy and self medicated mother invents a story to shock her into a more sympathetic view. The tale of how Molly had actually ... See full summary »

Director: Emma Burch | Stars: Morwenna Banks, Natasha Holberton

Votes: 33

8. Berlin Recyclers (2012)

7 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

Recyclers-Concept 'Recyclers' is an animation film series that portrays the diverse cultural, social and urban fabrics of different cities by means of experimental animation and creates an ... See full summary »

Director: Nikki Schuster

9. Bino (2012)

10 min | Short

In a deserted town, where there is no one and nothing, a thrill seeking albino boy is on the outer of the outer. Through a bizarre encounter, he is forced to realise an essential truth; happiness is only truly experienced when shared.

Director: Billie Pleffer | Stars: Edvard Hakansson, Nathan Chisholm, Andrew Gischus, Roxy

Votes: 23

10. Broer (2012)

10 min | Short

Eleven-year-old Lauren, together with her big brother Wout and sister Marit, fits the house when their parents are away for a weekend. Lauren's silent admiration for her brother and her sense of being excluded are competing.

Director: Sacha Polak | Stars: Annabel Dirkzwager, Abbey Hoes, Niels Gomperts, Rifka Lodeizen

Votes: 28

11. Caochang (2011 Video)

17 min | Short, Drama, Family

This film is set in Shanghai during the 90s. Mei is an ordinary fourth grade student from Puxiong primary school. One day Mei accidentally injures a classmate with a wooden stick. As the ... See full summary »

Director: Qi Wang

12. Chinti (2012)

8 min | Animation, Short

An ant dreams of visiting the Taj Mahal.

Director: Natalia Mirzoyan | Stars: Anna Parandey, Dzhangir Suleymanov, Sergey Mardar, Bastien Dubois

Votes: 67

13. Comes a Bright Day (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A romantic thriller set during the armed robbery of one of London's most exclusive jewelers.

Director: Simon Aboud | Stars: Timothy Spall, Imogen Poots, Craig Roberts, Ben Cura

Votes: 1,468

14. Corrida (2012)

7 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Janis Cimermanis

Votes: 10

16. The Monkey King Havoc in Heavens Palace (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

A monkey born from heavenly stone acquires supernatural powers and must battle the armies of both gods and demons to find his place in the heavens.

Director: Soi Cheang | Stars: Donnie Yen, Yun-Fat Chow, Aaron Kwok, Yitian Hai

Votes: 4,558 | Gross: $0.71M

17. Der kleine Vogel und das Blatt (2012)

4 min | Animation, Short

A single yellow leaf hangs on the bare branch. A gust of wind blows and it begins to float through the white winter forest. In joyful pursuit, a little bird takes off into a breathtaking ... See full summary »

Director: Lena von Döhren

Votes: 33

18. Die Kinder vom Napf (2011)

91 min | Documentary

In the tradition of ETRE ET AVOIR and some of THE STORY OF THE WEEPING CAMEL Fifty children of mountain farmers, six miles of walking to school, a childhood in the heart of Switzerland.

Director: Alice Schmid | Stars: Laura Roosli, Carolin Vogel, Julia Vogel, Thomas Bucher

Votes: 53

19. Electrick Children (2012)

R | 96 min | Drama

60 Metascore

Rachel, a teenager born and raised in her Mormon community, believes that she has been inpregnated by listening to music and must get to Vegas to find the "father" of her miracle baby.

Director: Rebecca Thomas | Stars: Julia Garner, Liam Aiken, Billy Zane, Cynthia Watros

Votes: 5,516

20. Gattu (2011)

90 min | Drama

In a small town in central India, kids and adults are equally obsessed with kite-flying. The airspace is dominated by a black kite called Kali with mysterious origins. A street kid Gattu, ... See full summary »

Director: Rajan Khosa | Stars: Naresh Sharma, Mohammad Samad, Jayanta Das, Md. Sohaib

Votes: 387

22. Hiljainen viikko (2012)

18 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

A short film about guilt and forgiveness. A shooting incident takes place in front of a small town disco in Northern Finland. Two witnesses have to cope with loss, sorrow and guilt.

Director: Jussi Hiltunen | Stars: Antti Luusuaniemi, Rosa Salomaa, Niilo Syväoja, Sampo Sarkola

Votes: 69

23. Hjältar (2012)

15 min | Short, Drama

Caught between freeways and power lines, the story of 'Heroes' takes place in a one of Stockholm's suburban stables. The two young protagonists, Linnea and Jenny, try to come to terms with ... See full summary »

Director: Carolina Hellsgård | Stars: Michaela Arvidsson, Ida Åslund

Votes: 8

24. Isdraken (2012)

80 min | Adventure

The great adventure of 11-year-old Mik starts when he has to leave his home in search of a new one. Along the way, he learns about whales, fishing, friends and love. Forced to flee from the authorities, his friends join on an Ice Dragon.

Director: Martin Högdahl | Stars: Philip Olsson, Feline Andersson, Lisbeth Johansson, Malin Morgan

Votes: 217

26. Young and Wild (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

Daniela, raised in the bosom of a strict Evangelical family and recently unmasked as a fornicator by her shocked parents, struggles to find her own path to spiritual harmony.

Director: Marialy Rivas | Stars: Alicia Rodríguez, Aline Küppenheim, María Gracia Omegna, Felipe Pinto

Votes: 2,371 | Gross: $0.00M

27. Julian (II) (2012)

G | 14 min | Short, Comedy

A school boy gets in trouble for telling the truth.

Director: Matthew Moore | Stars: Ed Oxenbould, Leon Ford, Morgan Davies, Joseph Famularo

Votes: 134

28. Kauwboy (2012)

81 min | Drama

A young boy and his father have a difficult relationship, but are trying to reach each other. They need a catalyst to make that happen.

Director: Boudewijn Koole | Stars: Rick Lens, Loek Peters, Cahit Ölmez, Susan Radder

Votes: 2,105

30. Kiss (I) (2011)

12 min | Short, Drama

One is never enough.

Director: Alex Murawski | Stars: Remy Hii, Sophie Lowe, Benedict Samuel, Kenji Fitzgerald

Votes: 54

31. The Crown Jewels (2011)

120 min | Drama

When she's arrested for attempting to murder the son of a factory owner, Fragancia spins a tale of love and betrayal that began in her youth.

Director: Ella Lemhagen | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Bill Skarsgård, Loa Falkman, Noah Byström

Votes: 2,408

32. L (2011)

21 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Tete hates her feet. When she meets Hector, a gracious boy of Chinese descent, she decides to change her looks.

Director: Thais Fujinaga | Stars: Sofia Ferreira, Henrique Schafer, Denise Palmieri

Votes: 28

33. Night of Silence (2012)

92 min | Drama

Having just entered puberty, bride (Dilan Aksüt) had been forced to marry with groom (Ilyas Salman) whom returned to his hometown after doing many years of jail time and more than fifty ... See full summary »

Director: Reis Çelik | Stars: Ilyas Salman, Dilan Aksüt, Sabri Tutal, Mayseker Yucel

Votes: 403

34. Lambs (2011)

14 min | Short, Drama

A boy from an abusive family wants to escape, but doesn't want to desert his younger siblings.

Director: Sam Kelly | Stars: Joseph Mika-Hunt, Dyanni Ross, Waka Rowlands, Shaden Tehuna

Votes: 36

35. Bright Night (2011)

21 min | Short, Drama

11 year old Nissan has a complex relationship with her attractive but detached Mother. All the tension between them unravels on Nissan's father Memorial day. The daughter, who persistently ... See full summary »

Director: Liat Glick | Stars: Miki Leon, Yael Reich, Emma Sechvi Vonschwarze

36. Lotte and the Moonstone Secret (2011)

G | 75 min | Animation, Family

Plucky young Lotte embarks on an adventure with her uncle Klaus to solve the mystery of three stones that a pair of hooded figures are attempting to retrieve.

Directors: Heiki Ernits, Janno Põldma | Stars: Evelin Võigemast, Margus Tabor, Mait Malmsten, Mikk Jürjens

Votes: 222

37. Magi i luften (2011)

90 min | Drama, Musical

Anything can happen and will happen in this romantic musical where four teenagers risk their feelings and dreams in the space of a single, extraordinary night. Daniel, Lina, Stefan and ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Staho | Stars: Emma Sehested Høeg, Gustav Hintze, Victoria Carmen Sonne, Anton Honik

Votes: 122

38. Maori Boy Genius (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

What if you could turn back the clock and watch the minds forming of those who would create political zeitgeist shifts in the future - the US's first black President Barack Obama, South ... See full summary »

Director: Pietra Brettkelly | Star: Ngaa Rauuira Pumanawawhiti

Votes: 43

39. Meathead (2011)

11 min | Short, Drama

Mick is a seventeen year old who gets a job at the local meatworks. The place is challenging and his fellow workers aren't exactly welcoming of new blood. It soon becomes clear that this ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Holst | Stars: Jesse James Rehu Pickery, Greg Smith, Mick Innes, Eddie Ruckus

Votes: 31

41. Nani (2012)

TV-MA | 21 min | Short, Drama

Oscar got caught spraying graffiti. Now doing community service at a nursing home, he meets Isabel who is suffering from dementia. At 84 years old, Isabel may be a little old school, but ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Tipping | Stars: Tsai Chin, Johnny Ortiz, Nefetari Spencer, Maurice Hall

Votes: 74

43. Nosilatiaj. La Belleza (2012)

83 min | Drama

Set in the north of Argentina. Yolanda, a young girl of Wichi origin, tells in her native language (Wichi Lhämtes), the story of how, as a family maid in a "criollo" home, she has her hair ... See full summary »

Director: Daniela Seggiaro | Stars: Rosmeri Segundo, Sasa Sharet Isabel Mendoza, Ximena Banus, Victor Hugo Carrizo

Votes: 52

44. Off-White Lies (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

50 Metascore

A father and his daughter, during the 2006 war between Israel and Lebanon.

Director: Maya Kenig | Stars: Gur Bentwich, Elya Inbar, Tzahi Grad, Arad Yeni

Votes: 173

45. Pacha (2012)

Tito is one of the shoeshine boys who works in La Paz. The city is being shaken by a strong social outbreak and someone steals from Tito his little box of work tools.

Director: Héctor Ferreiro | Stars: Límber Calle, Erika Andia

Votes: 16

46. Papa's Tango (2011 TV Short)

15 min | Short, Drama

Hannah misses her father after he leaves for Argentina. Although they're not together anymore, they will always share their love of tango.

Director: Michiel van Jaarsveld | Stars: Lucía Almeida-Carrion, Fidel Garcia Cortez, Ferdi Stofmeel, Saskia Temmink

Votes: 10

47. Patatje Oorlog (2011)

86 min | Family