Switching Genres: The Power of Hybrid Film

13.02.2014 - Sophie Hyde, Corneliu Porumboiu, Jean-Pierre Rehm, Warwick Thornton

    There has been a recent surge of films that explore a hybrid approach to narrative through the use of documentary techniques, and a conscious blending of the constructed and the observational. Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays), Warwick Thornton (The Darkside, Samson and Delilah) and Corneliu Porumboiu (The Second Game, Police Adjective), who are premiering their new films in the Berlinale, will discuss their formal and stylistic choices in making their latest films, and the benefits to using both documentary and narrative strategies.


    Sophie Hyde

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    Australian writer, director and producer. Her short films MY LAST TEN HOURS WITH YOU, ELEPHANTIASIS and NECESSARY GAMES have won numerous awards. She co-founded Closer Productions, where she produced Matthew Bate's documentary SHUT UP, LITTLE MAN, which premiered at Sundance 2011. She also produced and co-directed the award-winning feature documentary LIFE IN MOVEMENT. Her first feature drama as a co-writer, director and producer, 52 TUESDAYS, will feature in the Berlinale Generation 2014.

    Corneliu Porumboiu

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    Romanian writer and director. He won the Camera d’Or at Cannes for 12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST (2006). POLICE, ADJECTIVE (2009) screened in Un Certain Regard and received the FIPRESCI and Jury prizes. WHEN EVENING FALLS ON BUCHAREST OR METABOLISM (2013) followed, and THE SECOND GAME, a personal documentary, is presented at this year's Berlinale Forum.

    Jean-Pierre Rehm

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    French film theorist, critic and director of the FID Marseille (International Film Festival Marseille) since 2002. He was a lecturer of history and theory of film and art, worked at the French Ministry of Culture and is an editor of Cahiers du Cinéma. He has curated a number of exhibitions of contemporary art, in France as well as in Egypt (Cairo Museum of Modern Art), the Netherlands (Witte de With, Rotterdam) and Japan (Yokohama Art Center).

    Warwick Thornton

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    Australian film director, screenwriter and cinematographer. For his short films GREEN BUSH (2005) and NANA he won the Panorama Short Film Award and the Crystal Bear for best short film respectively. His debut feature SAMSON AND DELILAH won the Camera d'Or in Cannes 2009. His documentary THE DARKSIDE will premiere at this year's Berlinale Forum.