Boris sans Beatrice, (in French) Canadian entgry in official competition at the 66th Berlin Intarnational Film Fest

Boris sans Beatrice, (in French) Canadian entgry in official competition at the 66th Berlin Intarnational Film Fest
Photo Credit: Denis Côté

Canadian films to watch for at Berlin International Film Festival


It’s the 66th edition of this prestigious Berlin International Film Fest.   The Berlinale runs from February 11th to the 21st.

This year 16 Canadian films in various sections have been selected, including a record nine feature films.

Scene from the feature ducumentary *Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change* by Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro
Scene from the highly interesting feature ducumentary *Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change* by Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro

Official Competition :  

  • Boris sans Béatrice (Boris without Béatrice), feature film, Denis Côté; world premiere. In 2013 Côté’s film, Vic+Flo Saw a Bear (Vic+Flo ont vu un ours) won  the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize, awarded to a feature film that opens new perspectives.

Generation 14plus section

  • Avant les rues (Before the Streets), feature film, Chloé Leriche; world premiere
  • Blind Vaysha (Vaysha l’aveugle), short film, Theodore Ushev; world premiere
  • Carousel, short film, Kal Weber, world premiere
  • The Ballad of Immortal Joe, short film, Hector Herrera; European premiere

Forum section

  • How Heavy this Hammer, feature film, Kazik Radwanski; international premiere
  • P.S. Jerusalem, feature documentary, Danae Elon; European premiere
  • Tales of Two Who Dreamt, feature film, Andrea Bussmann and Nicolas Pereda; world premiere
  • Old Stone, feature film, Johnny Ma; world premiere

Forum Expanded section

  • Invention, feature documentary, Mark Lewis
  • A Boy Needs a Friend, short film, Steve Reinke; world premiere
  • Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton, short documentary, Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson; European premiere
  • Reason over Passion, feature film, Joyce Wieland

Culinary Cinema section:

  • The Singhampton Project, documentary, Jonathan Staav; European premiere
  • How to Build an Igloo, short documentary, Douglas Wilkinson

NATIVe section:

  • Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, feature documentary, Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro *(filmed entirely in Inukitut with English subtitles)

TRAILER Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

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