'Victoria,' A One-Shot Thrill Ride In Nocturnal BerlinOne of the strongest films from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival was "Victoria", a one-take behemoth from German director Sebastian Schipper. The film is seeing its release in Minnesota this weekend, and it’s playing over at the Edina Cinema. For anyone who was a fan with last year’s Best Picture-winning "Birdman", this should be something on your radar.
Day 2 @ MSPIFF 2015: 'Victoria' ReviewedIt’s probably near impossible to see Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria and not be impressed. The entire 140-minute film is captured in one continuous shot by the incredibly athletic camerawork of Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, and never does the movie drag its feet, lose its momentum or devolve into a swirling, jittery mess. Instead, “Victoria” has a gorgeous, liquid quality. At one moment, it’ a carefree romp through nocturnal Berlin, and then it changes, right before your eyes, into a heart-pounding thriller, all gunshots and getaways.
5 Landmarks Worth Exploring In BerlinWhether you're well acquainted or a first-time visitor of Berlin, Joseph Kanon, author of "Leaving Berlin," has 5 locations you have to check out.
Police: 2 Killed In Berlin, Wis.; Missing Girl Is Safe Two people were killed and one man has been arrested in what Berlin authorities are calling a double homicide that prompted a brief Amber Alert for an 8-year-old girl.
NE Minneapolis Nazi-Suspect Case Moves Ahead Germany's highest criminal court has ruled that the country has jurisdiction over the case of a retired Minnesota carpenter that an Associated Press investigation exposed as a former commander in a Nazi SS-led unit.
Local Artist With Autism Gets International AttentionA Twin Cities artist is selling original works for thousands of dollars, and he's only been painting for a few years. But no one is sure of how long his artistic abilities will last. Jimmy Reagan, 20, has regressive onset autism. In the past six years, he has developed a flair for abstract art that's been showcased as far away as Germany, while drawing the attention of wealthy buyers.
Minn. Lt. Governor Heads To Germany On Energy TripMinnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is part of a delegation traveling to Germany to meet with experts and policymakers about renewable energy. Prettner Solon and the rest of the group leave for Berlin on Saturday.
Germany Investigates Commander Of Nazi-Led UnitGerman prosecutors have opened a formal preliminary investigation of a Minnesota man who was a commander of a Nazi-led unit during World War II, to determine whether there is enough evidence to bring charges and seek his extradition.
Nazi Unit Leader's Minneapolis Life Prompts Shock The neighbor of a former commander of a Nazi SS-led unit living in Minnesota says the man has lived quietly and always been friendly and considerate. An Associated Press investigation found that Michael Karkoc served as a top commander in the Ukrainian Self-Defense Legion during World War II.
Commander In Nazi-Led Unit Living In MinneapolisA top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, according to evidence uncovered by The Associated Press.
Duluth Polar Bear Now On Display At Como ZooThe polar bear who was displaced from her zoo in Duluth during flash flooding earlier this year is now on public display in St. Paul.
Movie Blog: Schnabel @ The WalkerFrom March 4 to March 19 Minnesotans have the chance to engage with Julian Schnabel, a major figure in American cinema, at the Walker.