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Entries by Karin Badt from 02/2009

Accepting Trauma: Berlinale Golden Bear Winner Milk of Sorrow

| Posted 02.18.2009 | Entertainment

The winner of the Berlin Film Festival, Claudia Llosa's The Milk of Sorrow, begins with a shot of an aged grey-haired Peruvian woman recounting how she was raped by soldiers when pregnant.

Berlinale 2009: The Anguish of Loss in Andrzej Wajda's "Sweet Rush" ("Tatarak")

| Posted 02.19.2009 | Entertainment

Anguish seeps in every shot of famed Polish director Andrzej Wajda's new film "Sweet Rush". The movie maintains a rhythmic shift between poetic melancholy and sharp pain throughout.

Berlinale 2009: Mitchell Lichtenstein's Happy Tears

| Posted 02.20.2009 | Entertainment

Happy Tears -- like the engaging director himself -- vulnerably exposes the inchoate emotions that children experience when facing not only aging parents, but memories of abuse.

Great Fun at the Berlinale: My One and Only

| Posted 02.23.2009 | Entertainment

"I wanted to make a film that made me laugh as much as the script did when I read it. There is so much sadness in this world, I'd rather make people laugh for two hours if I can."

Germans Think About Germany: "Deutschland 09" Premieres at the Berlinale

| Posted 02.24.2009 | Entertainment

The new film Deutschland 09, composed of clips by thirteen German directors, reflects a sense of complicated history, and confusion about how to evolve as a society.