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LevelK at Berlinale 2020

Dear Friends,

We're very excited to announce our lineup for Berlin - 2020!

This year we are proud to present our dynamic slate of excellent titles covering animation, family, comedy, splatter and documentary films.

Screening as the opening film at Berlinale Generation Kplus is our humorous and heartfelt title H IS FOR HAPPINESS. The film has received great reviews in Screen Daily which called it a "thoughtful movie" with "a Wes Anderson-esque flavour" and The Curb who named it "an immediate Australian classic". So far H IS FOR HAPPINESS has had 7 sold-out preview screenings at the Perth Festival and has reached approximately AUD$100k at the Australian box office. Universal will release on 150 screens in Australia on February 6, 2020.

For the line-up we are bringing the opening film from Gothenburg PSYCHOSIS IN STOCKHOLM  about a daughter trying to cope with her mentally ill mother. Another title which was also in the Nordic competition in Gothenburg is our bittersweet comedy GAMES PEOPLE PLAY about old friends and lovers reuniting at a birthday party that none of them really wants to be at. The film has an experienced cast with Eero Milonoff ('Border', 'The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki'), Christian Hillborg ('Fleabag', 'The Bridge') and Laura Birn ('Purge'). Alongside these two we will bring the edgy film CALL MOM! whish has received several Guldbagge nominations, as well as our sweet and whimsical animation RAGGIE. Newly acquired title THIRST, the horror-comedy about an Icelandic gay vampire, will also be part of the line-up. Lastly, we have our high impact documentary and FIPRESCI winner ASWANG.

LevelK will be in Berlin from February 19-25 and you can find us at The Scandinavian Stand in MGB #23.

Below you can see our full lineup and screening schedule. We will be introducing our new upcoming titles during meetings in Berlin.

Best regards,
The LevelK Team

Berlinale 2020 line-up

Psychosis in Stockholm

Psychosis in Stockholm

  • Drama / 100 min / Sweden / 2020

A mother and daughter are on their way to Stockholm to celebrate the daughter's 14th birthday. On the train, the mother starts acting weird and the daughter fears that another psychotic episode is about to take possession of her mother. Despite the symptoms, they try to continue the vacation as planned. When the mother's condition worsens, the daughter is left by herself and gets to explore Stockholm on her own for a few magical, solo days and nights. Psychosis in Stockholm is a heightened drama about a fantastic and unconditional mother-daughter relationship.

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H Is for Happiness

H Is for Happiness

  • Family / 96 min / Australia / 2019

A twelve year old girl with boundless optimism and a unique view of the world, is inspired by the strange new boy at school and sets out to mend her broken family - whatever it takes.

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Games People Play

Games People Play

  • Comedy / 105 min / Finland / 2020

An old group of friends gathers to celebrate Mitzi’s surprise birthday party over a nostalgic weekend at an idyllic seaside villa - just like they used to do as teenagers. Familiar surroundings and the old rituals get to the core of the group and make them forget their adulthood. Revelations, not meant to harm the balance, make them reassess their past as well as their present.

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Call Mom!

Call Mom!

  • Comedy / 100 min / Sweden / 2019

Parents wait their entire lives for their children to say "Thank you!" and children, in turn, wait for an "I’m sorry!" This emotional deadlock is the premise of the comedy Call Mom! Niki is 35 but lives her life like a 25-year-old. All of a sudden she is forced to come to grips with all of her relationships and past choices in life at the same time.

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Raggie

Raggie

  • Animation / 75 min / Estonia,Denmark / 2020

Ruby is turning six and her life is in balance – but then her older brother Mark has to go back to school. Mark decides to make Ruby a new companion: a doll – Raggie, who comes to life. This changes the relationship between brother and sister. Raggie feels guilty for dividing the brother and sister and decides to leave not knowing that this will break Ruby´s heart. Ruby and Mark manage to save Raggie! Ruby and Mark are reunited and now Ruby has two best friends in her life.

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Aswang

Aswang

  • Documentary / 85 min / Philippines / 2019

When Rodrigo Duterte is voted president of the Philippines, he sets in motion a machinery of death to execute suspected drug peddlers, users, and small-time criminals. Aswang follows people whose fates entwine with the growing violence during two years of killings in Manila.

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I Was, I Am, I Will Be

I Was, I Am, I Will Be

  • Drama / 122 min / Germany/France / 2019

Opposite worlds collide when Baran, a Turkish gigolo meets Marion, a German pilot, on the beaches of Marmaris. In his pursuit of a better life in Europe, Baran convinces Marion to take him back to Germany, but what starts as an arrangement begins to develop into something deeper. An examination of life's unpredictability and progression from a troubled past, to a complicated present and the hopeful promise of the future.

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Thirst

Thirst

  • Horror, Comedy / 90 min / Iceland / 2019

The drug addict Hulda is arrested accused of murdering her brother. After she is let go because of insufficient evidence, she meets Hjörtur, a thousand-year-old gay vampire.

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Screenings in Berlinale 2020

H IS FOR HAPPINESS
Friday, 21. Feb 3:30 PM - Urania (Premiere)
Sunday, 23. Feb, 12:30 PM - Filmtheater am Friedrichshain
Tuesday, 25. Feb, 09:30 AM - Zoo Palast 1
Wednesday, 26. Feb, 11:00 AM - Cubix 8
Sunday, 01. March, 09:30 AM - Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

 

MARKET SCREENINGS


H IS FOR HAPPINESS
Thursday, 20. Feb, 10.45 AM - CinemaxX 13

THIRST
Thursday, 20. Feb, 3.15 PM - CinemaxX 17

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
Saturday, 22. Feb, 12.50 PM - CinemaxX 16


ASWANG
Wednesday, 26. Feb, 3.30 PM - CinemaxX 14

I WAS, I AM, I WILL BE
Monday, 24. Feb, 12:30 PM - Cubix 3
Friday, 28. Feb, 5:30 PM - Cubix 3 

SCANDINAVIAN STAR
Tuesday d. 25. Feb, 5:30-6:15 PM - Zoo Palast (Danish Series showcase)


 

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The Scandinavian Stand in MGB #23

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