One early morning, twelve-year-old Greta is woken up by her dad Tom. Together with her two siblings, he’s moving them cross-country from the New England woods to the California desert. On the way, Tom tells enchanting stories, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that’s missing is Mom.
A tender indie from writer-director Olivia Silver, this father-daughter road-trip drama perfectly captures the troublesome threshold between childhood and adolescence. Co-starring great American actor John Hawkes, Arcadia took home the Berlinale Generation section’s top prize: the Crystal Bear.
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria