Berlinale Shorts 2014

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Berlinale Shorts 2014

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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.

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The film presents 47 observations in the irrational connections between human and nature. You can keep up with screenings and news here: facebook.com/SymphonyNo42
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2009, in the high plateau of the Peruvian jungle, near the border to Ecuador. The Canadian mining company, Dorato Resource Inc. forces their way into the depths of the primeval forest to search for mineral resources, without any regard for damage. They do this with the government's permission, but without consent from the indigenous people, the Awajún natives who live there. Known for their fearlessness and courage, the Awajún stand up to the invaders. They know that they have international law on their side. But in the fight for their land they are brutally struck down by the ultraliberal government. Violence breeds counter-violence.
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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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