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Berlin Review: ‘Brief Story from the Green Planet’ is a Disorienting, Beautiful Alien Adventure

I have no idea what’s happening inside Santiago Loza’s Brief Story from the Green Planet. This quest on behalf of three outcast best friends since childhood to deliver an ailing alien to the place where one’s grandmother found it is disorienting and obtuse, but above all else beautiful. There are parallels running through every scene whether the sense of “other,” the desire to feel included and at-home, or the notion of embracing one’s origins no matter how hurtful the memories might prove. And somehow nobody seems shocked to find a little blue comatose creature sleeping within an ice cube-filled suitcase. It’s almost as though its presence provides them comfort instead, opening their minds to accept their faults, own their eccentricities, and find contrition.

This is an awakening, sojourn through the past, and living funeral all-in-one with the recently dumped Daniela (Paula Grinszpan) searching for meaning within an isolating world,
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Berlin completes 2019 Panorama line-up, adds Casey Affleck's 'Light Of My Life'

The final Panorama selection includes 45 films from 38 countries, including 34 world premieres.

The final titles for the 2019 Berlin Film Festival (Feb 7-17) Panorama programme have been revealed.

Among the new additions is Light Of My Life, directed by and starring Casey Affleck and co-starring Elisabeth Moss.

Titles revealed back in December include Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir, Seamus Murphy’s Pj Harvey documentary A Dog Called Money and Rob Garver’s documentary What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael.

The final Panorama selection includes 45 films from 38 countries, including 34 world premieres. There are 29 features, 16 documentaries and 19 directorial debuts.

The full list
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