Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival 2021 - Network Round Features

Friday 5th March - Friday 19th March


#VictoryAlphabet: From Brest To Reichstag
Dir. Georgy Sarsekov
Russian Federation
Logline: fter capturing the Reichstag in May 1945, Soviet soldiers left thousands of inscriptions on the walls, writing names, feelings, thoughts and hometowns. Two historians, German and Russian, spent years verifying the story behind each inscription. Despite working together and complementing each other’s work, they never met. This is the story of a journey from a small Ukrainian town to Berlin, a journey of faith and hope that Europe will never witness such war again.


King of Ravens
Dir. Piotr J. Lewandowski
Logline: Darko, a young survival artist, lives illegally in Germany. He tries to keep himself and his sick mother afloat in the urban jungle until he is at rising of losing himself in an amour fou with the mysterious Alina. What at first seemed to suit him very well, soon becomes a problem: he begins to fall in love with her. Alina seems to enjoy the situation, but leaves it open for a long time whether she shares his feelings. The fragile dream shatters when the unequal relationship with the past catches up with them. Suddenly Darko's whole existence, as well as the hope for a better life, is at stake.


Hanna's Shabbath Dress
Dir. Ranny Magier
Logline: Han Young Soon, an old woman, loses her false teeth, Her grandson has taken them. She is going to take profile pictures at a picture studio. Her grandson runs to return her teeth to her before she arrives at the photo studio.


Dir. John Darbonne
Logline: Across a post-apocalyptic landscape haunted by malicious spirits known as Companions, a guilt-stricken woman must choose to abandon her husband or die with him.


Comin' up Short
Dirs. Queen Muhammad Ali, Hakeem Khaaliq
Logline: “Comin' up Short” is the true story about Shorty, a member of “Da Lench Mob," one of the most controversial platinum and gold rap recording groups of all time led by Ice Cube.


Dir. Juan Pablo Arroyo Abraham
Logline: Julián decides to embark on a journey with no destination, leaving everything behind. Ten years later he returns in search of his past and finds María, the woman who was once his wife, in the company of Santiago, a writer that has given her solace. Julián’s arrival then takes all of their lives down an unexpected path.


Dirs. Gül Ertunan Karaaslan, Sedat Kıran
Logline: Nomadism is the oldest socio - economic activity in the world, based on the relationship between manpower, animal and nature. Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia regions in Turkey, the animal life-sustaining communities and tribes to continue the nomadic lifestyle, without being bound to the soil./em>

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