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Mengamuk closure 2016

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Mengamuk has ceased operations as of late 2016. We would like thank you warmly for supporting and following us over the years. In case you would like to contact us in the future, you will find our personal contacts below.

Warmest regards,
Marcin & Michel


Marcin Malaszczak
(mobile) +49 170 548 0518
marcinmalaszczak{at}gmail{dot} com

Michel Balagué
(mobile) +49 160 966 251 61
michel.balague{at}gmail{dot}com

still from IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY, a film by TAMER EL SAID: world premiere 66TH Berlinale (Forum).

In the Last Days of the City World Premiere, Berlinale Forum 2016

In the Last Days of the City, a film by Tamer El Said premiered at the 66th Berlinale (section: Forum) on 9 February 2016.
It was awarded the 2016 Caligari Film Prize for a film in the Forum section.

Media (press).

still from THE DAYS RUN AWAY LIKE WILD HORSES OVER THE HILLS, a film by Marcin Malaszczak: world premiere 65TH Berlinale (Forum).

The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over The Hills World Premiere, Berlinale Forum 2015

The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills, a film by Marcin Malaszczak will premiere at the 65th Berlinale (section: Forum) on 6 February 2015.
Further public screenings are scheduled for 7, 13 and 14 February.

Complete timetable.

Media (press).

Festival website.

POSTER from my love awaits me by the sea, a film by Mais Darwazah.

My Love Awaits Me by the Sea Festival Awards

We are pleased to announce that My Love Awaits Me by the Sea, a film by Mais Darwazah, has been awarded prizes at multiple film festivals and has now been released in Palestine.

The film won AFAC best feature film at Latin Arab Film Festival 2014, the Grand Prize at Festival Internacional de Cinema Feminino 2014, Best Documentary at Medfilm Festival 2014, Golden Linx Best Documentary at New Directors New Films 2014 and the Jury Prize at Ismailia International Documentary Festival 2014.

still from SIENIAWKA, a film by Marcin Malaszczak.

Sieniawka released in Germany

Sieniawka, a film by Marcin Malaszczak was released in German cinemas on 5 June 2014.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Tagesspiegel, TAZ, Tip Berlin, IndieKino, Perlentaucher, EPD Film.

still from EUROPE ENDLESS, a film by ANA CEMBRERO COCA, JORGE PIQUER RODRIGUEZ: FIFA MONTREAL 2014.

Europe Endless FIFA Montreal 2014

Europe Endless, a film by ANA CEMBRERO COCA and JORGE PIQUER RODRIGUEZ has been selected for the 32nd FIFA, International Festival of Films on Art, 20-30 March 2014.

Festival Website.

Media (press).

still from ORBITALNA, a film by Marcin Malaszczak: world premiere 64TH Berlinale (Forum EXPANDED).

Orbitalna World Premiere, Berlinale Forum Expanded 2014

The world premiere of Orbitalna (aka Orbital), a film by Marcin Malaszczak, at the 64th Berlinale (Forum Expanded) is scheduled for 10 February 2014 at 3pm.
Further public screenings will take place at the Berlinische Galerie.

Media (press).

World Cinema Fund funds IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY, a film by Tamer El Said

in the last days of the city

The World Cinema Fund has announced it will support in the last days of the city (aka Akher Ayam El Madina), a film by Tamer El Said.

Marcin Malaszczak wins ARTE documentary film prize for SIENIAWKA at duisburger filmwoche

SIENIAWKA wins ARTE prize

Sieniawka has been awarded the ARTE Documentary Film Prize at the 2013 Duisburger Filmwoche.

Even though it focuses on people on the margins of society, it's not a 'problem film' [...]. This exceptional film shifts the parameters of perception, [...] opening [a] space in which everything seems possible [...] and the boundaries between documentary and fiction, between past and present, are not only redrawn, but become meaningless. - jury statement

festival website

still from my love awaits me by the sea, a film by Mais Darwazah: world premiere TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013.

My Love Awaits Me by the Sea

The European premiere of My Love Awaits Me by the Sea in competition at CPH:DOX is scheduled for 13 November 2013 at 6:15pm at the Cinemateket Theater.

a moving, intensely personal essay inspired by the late artist/author Hasan Hourani’s life and work - Jay Weissberg, Variety

Ultimately, hidden within the romantic lines of My Love Awaits Me by the Sea is a very clear vision of the region. - E. Nina Rothe, Huffington Post

Media (press).

still from my love awaits me by the sea, a film by Mais Darwazah: world premiere TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013.

My Love Awaits Me by the Sea World Premiere, TIFF 2013

The world premiere of My Love Awaits Me by the Sea, a film by Mais Darwazah, at the Toronto International Film Festival is scheduled for 7 September 2013 at 6:45pm.
Further public screenings are scheduled for 9 and 14 September.

Complete timetable.

Media (press).

Marcin Malaszczak, Michel Balague and the Jury of the FID Marseille 2013.

Sieniawka Best First Film, FID Marseille

Sieniawka has been awarded Best First Film at FID Marseille. The film was selected by the Jury of the French Competition from amongst the feature debuts in the International Competition, the French Competition and Parallel Screens

From the Jury: For its boldness in the use of a fictional device that allows us to approach the main subject of the film from a different angle, while at the same time opening a perspective that challenges our gaze time and again.

Pour son audace dans l'utilisation d'un dispositif fictionnel qui permet une approche au thème central du film sous un angle différent, tout en ouvrant une perspective qui défie sans cesse notre regard.

fidmarseille.org.

still from SIENIAWKA, a film by Marcin Malaszczak: International Premiere, FID Marseille International Competition 2013.

Sieniawka FID Marseille

The international premiere of Sieniawka is scheduled for 3 July 2013 in the international competition at FID Marseille.

Complete timetable.

fidmarseille.org.

Media (press).

still from SIENIAWKA, a film by Marcin Malaszczak: world premiere 63rd Berlinale (Forum).

Sieniawka Press Quotes Berlinale 2013

Sanity, mental illness, reality and surrealism overlapping in Sieniawka.
Cineuropa

An experimental blend of observational documentary, social commentary and science-fiction fable, Sieniawka was one of the most original debut features premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.
The Hollywood Reporter

Sieniawka (dir. Marcin Malaszczak) was the most boring and brilliant thing I saw at the festival, a piece of dissonant genius reminiscent of Antonioni, Beckett, Tarkovsky and late Godard.
When we build again

still from SIENIAWKA, a film by Marcin Malaszczak: world premiere 63rd Berlinale (Forum).

Sieniawka World Premiere, Berlinale Forum 2013

The world premiere of Sieniawka, a film by Marcin Malaszczak, at the 63rd Berlinale (section: Forum) is scheduled for 10 February 2013 at 7pm.
Further public screenings are scheduled for 13, 15 and 17 February.

Media (press).