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The Berlinale 2017 Diaries: Finding Cinematic Heroes or Maybe Just the Brave

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Courage redefined is a prevailing theme at this year’s Berlinale.

Or perhaps I’m noticing it more in films as I search for my own definition of the word, and the quality. Courage being what is needed in uncertain times and I don’t mean the kind that turns men into heroes. Those are burst of courage, while I am seeking the long distance run, garden variety kind of braveness that can be sustained throughout this baffling moment in our world history. Along with music, art, film and incredibly touching performances by some world-class actors, I’ve also discovered true grit at Berlinale.

Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest

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Filmmaker Katja Gauriloff hails from Lapland and she is a proud descendant of Finland’s indigenous Skolt Sami tribe. In her latest film Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest, Gauriloff — beautifully and poetically — explores her roots, through stories about her great-grandmother Kaisa, as told in the travel writing of the Swiss Robert Crottet and the images of Spanish photographer Enrique Mendez. In person Katja is the younger, modern splitting image of her great-grandmother, possessing all the quiet courage of her ancestor, as well as her hauntingly beautiful eyes. Eyes that tell a story of displacement post-WWII at the hands of both the Russians and the Finnish government. Eyes that through displacement have found a resilience within.

Lets face it, indigenous people the world over have always suffered and will continue to suffer until we mobilize to stop the worldwide injustice instead of concentrating on the “cause célèbre” of the day. When people hold up banners that say “Refugees Welcome!” I think, well, where are you when Native lands are torn away from the very people who have owned them for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years? Where is the public outrage for those who lost and continue to lose their home? Saving the world begins by saving just one person — start with your neighbor. The refugee crisis is caused by a wave of displacement, so the logical solution is helping a person, a family, a people to find stability in their homeland, before that crisis begins.

Gauriloff’s film provided me with one new definition of courage found within the idea of resilience, but also friendship and cultural bridge-building. Kaisa’s story has been told because of Crotter’s writing and Mendez’s images, and without that lifetime friendship we would have never been able to cherish this beautiful work of cinematic art.

Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest screens in the NATIVe program.

Newton

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From Finland to India, to the jungle of Chhattisgarh in Central India to be exact. Newton by Amit V. Masurkar is a touching, personal and very human film about the strength of one very resolute rookie election clerk to uphold the democratic process in a rebel-threatened area. The title character, played by the charismatic beyond belief (both on the screen and in person) Rajkummar Rao, fights so powerfully and persistently to allow a village of barely 70 inhabitants to vote that his efforts become farcical. And magically cinematic in the process.

Newton as a man is another impersonation of courage. Rao plays him straightforward and nearly monotone and somehow manages to weave within that a romantic hero-like quality. But characters that shine beyond their role in society is a specialty of the Shahid award-winning actor. Masurkar is also a master at downplaying, which of course only exalts the audience, able to draw its own conclusions. There are lots of funny moments in Newton but its true beauty lies in the burst of human truths it tells so powerfully, and the characters surrounding the story which are well-rounded and honestly played. I wouldn’t be surprised if the film made a big splash around the world, at this time when we’re perhaps no longer taking democracy for granted.

Newton screens in the Forum section.

Red Dog: True Blue

We often forget that the reason we love cinema today is because our parents showed us movies when we were children. And every once in a while, I find I need to reconnect to stories that talk about the world from the viewpoint of kids. Red Dog: True Blue is a wonderful new Australian film that did just that for me, brought me back to my childhood years. But to call it a children’s film would be doing filmmaker Kriv Stenders an injustice because it is pure true family entertainment and a movie everyone can agree to watch together, the young and old, the pure and the jaded.

Based on the legend of Red Dog, and on the writing of Daniel Taplitz, who also penned the original Red Dog film, this installment is more of an origins tale than a sequel. In fact, it tells the story of young Mick who is shipped off to his grandfather’s cattle station in Western Australia and there finds a connection with a wolf-like strange dog he calls Blue. Actually, at times Blue, especially when the camera closes in on his eyes, looks eerily like the Berlinale bear! But I digress. Red Dog: True Blue is also a tale that encourages reconnecting to the inner child, to find serenity in life.

I loved hearing stories about the screening of the film in Berlin from both the filmmaker, his lead actor Jason Isaacs (who plays Mick as an adult) and their publicist. The excitement was palpable and there is no better — and more honest — audience than one filled with children. They won’t let you get away with anything less than perfectly wonderful. Which of course, this film is.

Red Dog: True Blue screens in Generation Kplus.

Dream Boat

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As someone who grew up watching The Love Boat on TV, a film that talks about an all-male gay cruise ship sailing through a sea of fun and human stories sounds like a dream project. And when I finally watched Dream Boat, I found within its poignancy and truthful story a real gem. Tristan Ferland Milewski weaves a portrait of homosexual men who are all searching for their very own, personal definition of love. Dipankar, an account manager from India but living in Dubai yearns for normalcy in a gay relationship, while Martin, a photographer from Vienna living with HIV finds comfort in a more flamboyant lifestyle. Ramzi, a student from Palestine, has found a haven and a lifelong partner he stands by through thick and thin by relocating to Belgium, while the Polish fitness trainer Marek seems more alienated after moving to Nottingham and takes his sadness on the cruise. All the while, accountant Philippe from France watches it all serenely from his wheelchair.

There is a lot to adore about Dream Boat, its truthful telling of these men’s tales but also the way they are photographed at their best, and sometimes at their most demoralized. For me, the true genius of Milewski’s film lies in the way he singlehandedly destroys the differences that we think divide the heterosexual experience from those of the members of the LGBT community.

In Dream Boat he shows us once and for all that each of us needs, craves and wants the same thing: Someone to love us, for exactly who we are.

Dream Boat is part of the Panorama Dokumente section.

The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov

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In May of 2014 Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was arrested by Russian authorities for suspected terrorist activity. Today, he is serving a 20-year sentence in a Siberian jail. But his crime isn’t that for which he’s been convicted. He is being punished for never recognizing the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014, for providing aid during the Crimean crisis, and for participating in the AutoMaidan movement. His lawyers, his family and his supporters worldwide know this to be the truth.

Now audience at the Berlinale will be able to make up their own mind and perhaps find their own answers in The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov, a documentary about Sentsov’s trial by Uzbeki-Russian director Askold Kurov. The Trial is perhaps the most important piece of filmmaking you could watch at Berlinale, because it provides a dramatic, yet traumatically real glimpse into how far a dictatorship will go to eliminate courage. Courage in this case is art, and Sentsov seems like a really unfortunate scapegoat of the times. It is probably his visibility, unlike we usually see in political thrillers, that messed him up and caused his incarceration. He was visible, he was worldly, the filmmaking community adored and admired him, and this was a threat to an unfair policy.

The Trial follows the everyday life of the court appearances by Sentsov himself but also the lives of those around him. His kids, his mother and his cousin, who all suffer through the uncertainty and the injustice. Unfairly accused, riddled with the lies thrown at him, Sentsov breaks out in laughter when the verdict is read, perhaps forever redefining true courage for me.

The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov is screening as a Berlinale Special.

All photos courtesy of the Berlinale, used with permission.

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Getting to Maybe

Getting to Maybe


A practical, inspirational, revolutionary guide to social innovationMany of us have a deep desire to make the world around us a better place. But often our good intentions are undermined by the fear that we are so insignificant in the big scheme of things that nothing we can do will actually help feed the world’s hungry, fix the damage of a Hurricane Katrina or even get a healthy lunch program up and running in the local school. We tend to think that great social change is the province of heroes – an intimidating view of reality that keeps ordinary people on the couch. But extraordinary leaders such as Gandhi and even unlikely social activists such as Bob Geldof most often see themselves as harnessing the forces around them, rather than singlehandedly setting those forces in motion. The trick in any great social project – from the global fight against AIDS to working to eradicate poverty in a single Canadian city – is to stop looking at the discrete elements and start trying to understand the complex relationships between them. By studying fascinating real-life examples of social change through this systems-and-relationships lens, the authors of Getting to Maybe tease out the rules of engagement between volunteers, leaders, organizations and circumstance – between individuals and what Shakespeare called “the tide in the affairs of men.”Getting to Maybe applies the insights of complexity theory and harvests the experiences of a wide range of people and organizations – including the ministers behind the Boston Miracle (and its aftermath); the Grameen Bank, in which one man’s dream of micro-credit sparked a financial revolution for the world’s poor; the efforts of a Canadian clothing designer to help transform the lives of aboriginal women and children; and many more – to lay out a brand new way of thinking about making change in communities, in business, and in the world. From the Hardcover edition.

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Science Reveals The Laziest Way To Better Your Mood And Maybe Your Relationship

Some people consider daydreaming a waste of time, but a new study has found that daydreaming about your significant other can boost your mood. It might even strengthen your relationship.

Fantasizing about your partner can increase feelings of love and connection toward that person, according to the U.K. study recently published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition.

“We are often reminded of the benefits of being present and living ‘in the moment,'” Dr. Giulia Poerio, a psychologist at the University of Sheffield and the study’s lead author, told The Huffington Post. “Our study shows that daydreaming about close others might be an effective way to make yourself feel better by mentally simulating contact with loved ones when it is not available in reality,” she added.

The researchers randomly sent text messages throughout the day to 101 study participants — both women and men, with an average age of 22. They were asked what they were daydreaming about at that moment and how they felt before and after their reverie.

The study found that daydreams unrelated to the person’s significant other didn’t seem to have any effect on the person’s mood. But after daydreaming about their partners, participants who described their relationships as satisfying reported an elevated mood and a surge in feelings of love and connection. The better the relationship, the more enjoyment was derived from the daydreams.

Researchers concluded that daydreaming may serve as a temporary substitute for social interaction when we can’t be with our loved ones.

“Daydreaming about close others may be an effective strategy to overcome negative social feelings in daily life, such as when feeling lonely or when separated from loved ones,” Poerio said. “It’s well established that interactions with loved ones can increase feelings of well-being, but our results suggest that the emotional benefit of others can also occur from our imagination.”

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Eastern Michigan Sledgehammered A Wall And Maybe It Shouldn’t Have (VIDEO)

Its college football season hadn’t even started yet when Eastern Michigan hit a wall. Over and over.

The Eagles entered the field before their season opener on Saturday by sledgehammering a concrete brick wall.

As you can see in the video above, the demolition didn’t exactly pack a dramatic wallop.

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Justin Bieber And Orlando Bloom Maybe, Possibly Just Had The Lamest Fight Ever

You know those fights in baseball where everyone rushes out onto the field and then just sorta gives each other dirty looks for a little while?

Well, here’s one that might be even lamer — the supposed fight between Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber that went viral Tuesday night.

TMZ, which posted the video, says the “what’s up bitch” you can (barely) hear at the beginning of the clip is Bieber yelling at Bloom, but that’s about as exciting as it gets. Most of the footage shows guys standing around, with a little finger-pointing for good measure.

The incident took place outside Cipriani restaurant in Ibiza, Spain. The joint was packed with celebs such as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Diddy, according to the New York Daily News.

Justin was at one table, and Orlando was at another,” Page Six quoted a source as saying. “But when Bieber and his party were later walking past Bloom’s table, Orlando refused to shake Bieber’s hand.”

After that, “Bieber said something rude to Orlando, like, ‘She was good,’” the source was quoted as saying.

The “she” was ostensibly Bloom’s ex-wife, Miranda Kerr, who is reportedly friendly with The Biebs.

Another source told Page Six that Bieber didn’t make the comment and didn’t even know Bloom was there.

Eventually, the dispute made its way outside. Both TMZ and Page Six report that Bloom took a swing at Bieber, although that’s not seen in the clip. Bieber either ducked, or the punch missed, or it connected — all depending on which version of events you choose to believe.

In addition to Bieber’s reported friendship with Kerr, Bloom has been seen with the singer’s on-again, off-again girlfriend, Selena Gomez.

After the incident, Bieber sent out this tweet:


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First Chewbacca Photo From ‘Star Wars’ Set Is A Selfie With Bob Iger… Maybe

It’s the selfie seen ’round the Galaxy.

A photo posted to the official Star Wars Instagram account on Sunday shows Disney boss Bob Iger posing with Chewbacca — and it’s been racing through Twitter, Imgur, Reddit and more with all the speed of a smuggler trying to make the Kessel Run.

Online, many have speculated that the photo could be the first image of a character on the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” which is going into production in London. Some have even postulated that the man in the costume is none other than Peter Mayhew, the actor who portrays Chewie in the films and is reprising the role in “Episode VII,” and that the image was taken at Pinewood Studios in London, where portions of the movie will be shot.

However, the only description on the Instagram image is “Chairman’s new co-pilot. #StarWarsDay,” and Mayhew’s Twitter account has been silent for a few days.

Stay tuned.


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Jimmy Fallon’s Obama-Putin Call Shows What Really Happened… Maybe

“Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon claims to have received footage of the most recent call between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin as the two discussed the crisis in Crimea.

In the clip above, Fallon’s Putin takes a swig of vodka, taunts the U.S. president on Obamacare, cites comic Yakov Smirnoff and mimics Putin’s weird laugh.

The pair even sing.

If calls between world leaders were really this much fun, the crisis would have been over ages ago.
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