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Heiner Uebbing

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Heiner Uebbing originally hails from rural Lower Saxony and is based in Leipzig. His passion for film dates back to his teenage years, when he started attending film festivals, writing and corresponding about his experiences. You can probably spot him in one of Leipzig’s OmU/OV screenings in the front rows.

Panorama and Monos, South American critics’ darling

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Panorama favorite Monos
"Monos" film screenshot, YouTube. © Alejandro Landes

Alejandro Landes’s new fever-dream film, “Monos,” has critics raving about its deft mix of “Lord of the Flies,” “Apocalypse Now” and contemporary socio-political climate.

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The body remembers when the world broke open

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The Body Remembers
Photo by DAVIDCOHEN, public domain

“The Body Remembers is a critical, insightful portrayal of the reality young indigenous women of color in Canada face today. The film excels at telling this disturbing story with fresh insights and a perspective often lacking in popular culture.”

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Review: Öndög at Berlinale 2019

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The Berlinale Bear at the Sony Centre, Potsdamerplatz. Photo: Brigette Dummer © Berlinale
The Berlinale Bear at the Sony Centre, Potsdamerplatz. Photo: Brigette Dummer © Berlinale

“In this barren wasteland, next to a corpse and leaning on a gigantic animal, the mature herder seduces the young cop with alcohol and cigarettes. And while this might suggest sinister intent or a moral point to hammer home, the embrace that the two share is oddly beautiful.”

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Dogman: “a very mixed set of thoughts”

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Dogman review cover shot, public domain photo.
Dogman review cover shot, public domain photo.

“Dogman is a depressingly beautiful film full of thought-provoking, dreadful imagery, following a tragic but most of all ambivalent protagonist.” Catch it Wed 28/11, @ Cinémathèque in der naTo.

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First Man: between aloof husband and hero

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First Man, starring Ryan Gosling, tries to balance the domestic with the historic. (Image: public domain)
First Man, starring Ryan Gosling, tries to balance the domestic with the historic. (Image: public domain)

“Arguably the most tightly action-packed scene of the film, its opening, throws the viewer alongside Ryan Gosling’s Armstrong into a tin can of a flight vessel that is edging towards the atmosphere. Immediately afterwards, we are brought into the personal trauma of Armstrong’s family.” Playing in the original @Passage Kinos this whole movie week.

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