Aussies to star in Berlin

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doc­u­men­taries, a minis­eries and a group of in­dige­nous films will give Aus­tralia a strong pres­ence at next month’s Berlin In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. The doc­u­men­taries Make Hum­mus Not War and Red Ob­ses­sion have been cho­sen as part of Ber­li­nale’s Culi­nary Cin­ema pro­gram, which presents films ded­i­cated to food, plea­sure and the en­vi­ron­ment. Red Ob­ses­sion, di­rected by David Roach and War­wick Ross, looks at the new re­la­tion­ship be­tween the fa­mous chateaux of the Bordeaux vine­yards and the new and af­flu­ent wine col­lec­tors in China. Make Hum­mus Not War, di­rected by Trevor Gra­ham, doc­u­ments a con­flict waged pas­sion­ately in the kitchens of the Mid­dle East over chick­peas. Jane Cam­pion’s minis­eries Top of the Lake screens as part of the spe­cial pro­gram af­ter its re­cent in­ter­na­tional pre­miere at the Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val. Three in­dige­nous features and four short films show as part of the fes­ti­val’s in­au­gu­ral NA­TIVe – A Jour­ney into In­dige­nous Cin­ema. The features are Ivan Sen’s Be­neath Clouds (pic­tured, Dan­nielle Hall and Damian Pitt), War­wick Thorn­ton’s Sam­son & Delilah and Ten Ca­noes, writ­ten and di­rected by Rolf de Heer. Aus­tralian fea­ture films The Rocket and Satel­lite Boy screen in the Gen­er­a­tion sec­tion.

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