The FIPRESCI team found a much better picture for this article than I did…
“I’m just a twat from Leytonstone,” says Damon Albarn in the documentary BANANAZ (Ceri Levy, UK, 2008), which had its world premiere last night in Panorama Dokumente. The quote is typical of the film’s filthy, silly humour, which also encompasses a giant penis and fart gags. BANANAZ is able to take such an intimate look at its subject, the animated band Gorillaz, thanks to the director’s friendship with the group. It is this quality that was missing, or felt manufactured, in Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones pop promo, SHINE A LIGHT (USA/UK, 2008), which opened this year’s Berlinale.
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In the stripy top: Natalia from Peru, with Dilek from Turkey
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The Berlinale Palast, where premieres take place. I took this on the day that the Rolling Stones turned up for the opening of their Scorcese-directed film, Shine A Light.
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This is what we’ve been up to…
(That’s Shaibu Husseini in the picture, who’s our Talent Press guy from Nigeria).
Tha daily printed Talent Press articles in HAU 1.