Berlin Film Festival lives are made of small nothings | Movie theater

If for many directors the act of making cinema stems from the desire to tell a story, in a more or less linear way, for others (so many?) such an operation dispenses with drama, twists or tragedies. The attention to detail is enough, to the “little things”, to the “little sparkles in the eyes” that say more than many dialogues and so many exaggerations. The Korean-American playwright Celine Song belongs to this category of filmmakers (alongside the Belgian Bas Devos, the Mexican Lila Avilés, the Chinese Lu Zhang), and her film Past Liveswhich had already caused a sensation at Sundance, is one of the first great frissons of an official competition that is only now, after the first weekend of this 73rd Berlin Film Festival, really starting to gain momentum.

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