THE 9th BERLIN INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORS LOUNGE [DL9]
17.02.13 / Sunday / Day 11
NOW THIS IS REALLY IT…!
Tonight we send Number Nine out flying, and high. You won’t want to miss the final of our Open Call set of cinematic slices, DL Selection VIII, at 19:30 (7:30 pm). Focusing on five short flicks, it offers the World Premiere screening of US filmmaker John Hawk’s 8-minute “Menopause in Guppies,” providing a special first-time look at what could hide behind the curious title. Portugal’s Marco Miranda gives us a well-needed “Prescrição” (Prescription) in European Premiere, while the German Premiere of Canadian Hervé Demers’ “Les Adieux De La Grise,” bids farewell to grey. Another must-see is the Chad/US production “Faisal Goes West” by Bentley Brown, which follows a Sudanese youth and his family landed in distinctly un-Sudanese Texas in a sobering film at times ironically humorous, while India’s Abhilash Vijayan will make the guys squirm at their next visit to the barber’s in “The Dual.” Then we really let loose… officially at 21:00 (9:00 pm), the last shindig begins: FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE FAREWELL PARTY starts out with our surprise mix of gems from all our programs plus Liu Zhenchen’s fitting “Adieu” in Euro-Premiere and continues right after with a live juggernaut at 22:00 (10:00 pm), The Kings of Spreedelta, “fast swing & dirty jazz” fired on by the powerhouse voice of Nadin Bieschke. If you can still get your breath at 23:30 (11:30 pm), you can’t use it for anything better than to hoof it to the sartorially elegant spinner of shellac discs known as DJ Grammophon. White gloves grab 78 RPM platters and set them rotating on turntables mounted in a travelling trunk. Swing, rock, shuck and jive until the floors wear through. There’s no better way we know to send off [DL9]… as you’ll see!
the complete program