‘What We Do in the Shadows’ selected to Berlinale Generation 14plus competition

The 2014 Berlin Film Festival announced complete youth section line up. What We Do in the Shadows has been selected for the Generation 14plus competition.

Berlinale Generation 2014: Out Of This World

With another 17 feature films, Generation’s programme is now complete. A total of 60 short and full-length films from 35 countries have been selected for the Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus competitions. They include five long and nine short animated films.

“This diversity transcends all limits, in content, imagery, narrative structure and rhythm. Each of these animated gems creates its own universe and is a fantastic cinematic adventure, not just for children,” says section head Maryanne Redpath. Among the live-action films, there is also a wide, contrasting range of craftsmanship and content. Rigorously structured films open up spaces for sensitive and intimate portraits and he multifaceted perspective young people have on their worlds – from punk to dark and melancholic – permeates the films’ microstructures and narrative forms. (…)

What We Do in the Shadows – New Zealand / USA
By Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement
Youth is not a question of age. In their mockumentary, the popular team from the cult TV series Flight of the Conchords and the film Eagle vs. Shark takes a biting look at the life, love and woes in a Wellington flat shared by vampires.
European premiere

See Generation complete line up.

The festival programme will be published at the end of January, about one week prior to the beginning of the advance ticket sales.

Mark your calendars 6-16 February for the Berlinale news!

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