Berik

Daniel Joseph Borgman (DK, 2010)

Berik (Daniel Joseph Borgman, DK/RU, 2010)

A short drama about friendship and understanding, takes place in Semey, Kazakhstan. Berik, 33, blind and deformed due to radiation poisoning, spends his days at home alone, while his brother is at work. That is until Adil, 11, the smallest and least popular of the kids in the apartment block, turns up on Berik's doorstep looking for the local bully¿s football, which he has lost.

CategoryDK/Short fiction - Children's films
KeywordsDisabled / Kasakhstan

Basic information

Danish titleBerik
ProducerKatja Adomeit
Director of PhotographyNiels Buchholzer
EditorDan Loghin
ComposerJonas Colstrup
Danish festival release2010-08-24
Café Biografen (Odense)
Production countryDenmark/Russia
Dialogue languageKazakh, Russian
Duration16 min.
Production companyZentropa, Super16
Domestic distributionDet Danske Filminstitut
International saleZentropa Productions ApS / Filmbyen 22 / DK-2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3678 0077 / zentropa@filmbyen.com / www.zentropa.dk
Festival informationDanish Film Institute
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Additional information

Technical info35 mm / 2,35:1 Scope / color / Dolby digital stereo
Danish ratingAllowed for all

Full credits

Direction
Script
Production
Katja AdomeitProducer
Rikke Mohr JørgensenProducer's assistant
Daria GaidukAssistant
Cinematography
Niels BuchholzerCinematography
Anders Skovbjerg Jepsen1st assistant camera
Editing
Dan LoghinEditing
Music
Sound
Kjetil MørkFoley artist
Appearance
Medet SysdikowBeriks mor
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique 2010 Semaine de la Critique, Cannes 2010
Nomination for European Film Awards 2010 Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2010
Best Short Fiction 2010 Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2010

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Granada, Festival de Jóvenes Realizadores 22-10-2011
La Rochelle Intern. Film Festival 01-07-2011
Wellington, New Zealand Film Festival Showcase 31-03-2011
Festival International du film de Fribourg 19-03-2011
Clermont Ferrand Tabakalera 23-02-2011
Clermont-Ferrand Festival Du Court Metrage 04-02-2011
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival 27-01-2011
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 08-01-2011
Sydney Flicker Short Film Festival 07-01-2011
Berlin European Film Academy Awards 01-12-2010
Bilbao Int. Festival of Documentary and Short Film 22-11-2010
Stockholm International Film Festival 17-11-2010
Bristol Brief Encounters Short Film Festival 16-11-2010
Damascus Int. Film Festival 07-11-2010
Bratislava International Film Festival 05-11-2010
Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival 04-11-2010
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 04-11-2010
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 03-11-2010
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 26-10-2010
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 12-10-2010
Bergen Nordisk Panorama 24-09-2010
BUSTER 09-09-2010
Odense Internationale Film Festival 23-08-2010
Dokufest Prizren 31-07-2010
Sarajevo Film Festival 23-07-2010
Melbourne Film Festival 23-07-2010
Semaine de la Critique, Cannes 13-05-2010
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Registration of festival participation and awards

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Press material

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Berik. Berik playing the guitar Photo: Niels Buchholzer. Berik. Berik playing the guitar
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Berik. Boy on stairs Photo: Niels Buchholzer. Berik. Boy on stairs
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Berik. Portrait of producer Katja Adomeit Photo: Niels Buchholzer. Berik. Producer Katja Adomeit
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Berik. Portrait of the Director. Daniel Borgman Photo: Katja Adomeit. Berik. Director Daniel Borgman
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Berik. Priority still Photo: Niels Buchholzer. Berik. Priority still
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