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Berlin Reviews: 'Butter On The Latch,' ‘The Third Side Of The River,’ ’El Somni’ & ‘The Midnight After’

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 18, 2014 6:14 PM
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Butter On The Latch
Indie filmmaker Josephine Decker pulled off one of the major coups of the Berlin Film Festival—a “Double Decker.” A cute phrase to communicate the fact that she had her two debut films, “Thou Wast Mild and Lovely” and “Butter On the Latch,” both accepted and premiering at the Berlinale. It's certainly no small accomplishment and nothing to sneeze at. And while some were taken with Decker’s oblique, dreamy experimentalism that often charted moods of dread with a sensual palate, placing her as a “filmmaker to watch” is perhaps putting the cart before the horse.

Exclusive: Posters & Photos Of Director Josephine Decker's Berlin Double Bill Including Film Starring Joe Swanberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2014 10:03 AM
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Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, Joe Swanberg
Most directors would be happy with just getting one film screened at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, but filmmaker Josephine Decker has two unspooling — “Thou Wast Mild & Lovely” and “Butter on the Latch.” And Christoph Terhecte, Lead Programmer of the Berlinale Forum Section where the films will play, has a simple reason why both movies are getting space: "I haven't seen such a powerful filmmaking in a long time."

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