Berlinale Shorts 2014

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Berlinale Shorts 2014

Berlinale Shorts trailers

In 2014, 25 films from 21 countries will be competing for the Golden Bear for Best Short Film and the Silver Bear Jury Prize: fictional, documentary, experimental, essayistic and animated films all have an equal chance.

Films
Xenos (Greek: ξένος, xénos) stranger, enemy, alien In 2010, Abu Eyad and other young Palestinian men from the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon travelled with smugglers through Syria and Turkey into Greece. Like so many other migrants, they came looking for a way into Europe but found themselves trapped in a country undergoing economic, political, and social collapse.
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Damaris and Alberto live in rural Cuba. Four months ago, their 12 year old son, Ramon, died. Whilst looking to family and a new found religion, an even more perturbing issue is revealed, one that affects not only them but also their community.
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‘Washingtonia’ is an alternative name for Athens. Washingtonia robusta is considered one of the world's most elegant palm varieties, which is why it was imported to Greece for the Olympic Games in 2004 as the majority of indigenous palms had fallen prey to the red palm weevil, who eat the heart of the palm. The pests however, do not like to eat the hearts of the Washingtonia as they are too narrow. Giraffes have the biggest hearts in the world, and their heartbeat dominates the world. In the midst of summer, when the heat is at its greatest, other animals are no longer able to hear the giraffe's heart beating and confusion sets in. They search for the beat; that is the moment when strange things occur. In the urban jungle of Athens, people encounter one another, forever searching. They are creatures enveloped by tranquility. Fairy-like, they traverse the urban landscape, without knowing where they want to go. Their behaviour is influenced by yearning alone. A film about love.
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