It’s All True 2012

The Brasilian documentary film festival starts March 22 and runs until April 1. Amir Labaki, director of the festival, film critic and cigar connaisseur, has again put together a programme of high quality, with competition sections and retrospectives. Among the 16 films in the international competition, you find titles like Five Broken Cameras (Bornat and Davidi) and ½ Revolution (Shargawi and el Hakim), both with themes from the Middle East, the Polish master Marcel Lozinski’s Tonia and Her Children, the idfa winner Planet of Snails (Seung-Jung Yi) and Putin’s Kiss by Danish Lise Birk Pedersen.

Retrospectives are dedicated to Argentinian Andrés di Tella and Brazilian master Eduardo Coutinho, and out of competition the Brazilian audience in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo will be spoilt with films like Vivan las Antipodas (Kossakovsky) (Photo), Crazy Horse (Wiseman), Into the Abyss, A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life (Herzog) and Duch, The Ironmaster from Hell (Rithy Panh).

In a Latin American Showcase it is great to see El Huaso by Carlo Guillermo Proto, that had its European premiere at DocsBarcelona.

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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