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The Exberlinale Blog: Traumatic encounters

David Mouriquand rounds up two documentaries and a stirring drama, all dealing with the multifaceted topic of trauma. Read more

Feb 12, 2019 4:41 PM The Berlinale Blog

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The Exberlinale Blog: Zombies before Polly

Several films this year deal with the topic of musical creativity and inspiration, including PJ Harvey doc A Dog Called Money, Système K, as well as the Generations section’s opening film, We Are Little Zombies. Read more

Feb 9, 2019 4:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

INTERVIEW! Controversial pop star M.I.A. has always flipped negatives to positives. Can she do the same for the documentary she initially lambasted? Steve Loveridge's Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. hits Berlin cinemas November 22. Read more

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Dublin Doc Fest is hitting the road and coming to Berlin for the first time on Apr 18 at Moviemento. film-fest-founder Tess Motherway to discuss curation, documentary filmmaking and gender parity in the film industry. Read more

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Exberlinale Interview: Taming the megalomaniac

INTERVIEW! Our critic sits down with director Philipp Jedicke to discuss Shut Up And Play The Piano, his slick portrait of larger-than-life musician / provocateur Chilly Gonzales. Read more

Feb 24, 2018 2:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

OUT NOW! Michael Glawogger journeys around the world to film anything and everything that comes his way in UNTITLED and it's beautiful. Read more

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The Berlinale Blog: Knocking on heaven's door

INTERVIEW! Showing in the Generation section, Almost Heaven is an eye-opening and heart-warming documentary about a young Chinese morgue worker. I had a quick chat with British director Carol Salter... Read more

Feb 16, 2017 3:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Packing a punch

Raoul Peck's Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro packs a punch and pyscho-thriller Berlin Syndrome fails to impress on Day 7 of the Berlinale... Read more

Feb 15, 2017 12:15 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Ditch the sculptor and make a pact

The Competition offers up its only documentary; thank the stars the Panorama section is there to redeem Day 6. Read more

Feb 14, 2017 7:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

INTERVIEW! This year’s winner of the Berlinale Golden Bear, Gianfranco Rosi, sat with us to talk about his emotional documentary Fuocoammare (Seefeuer) and his approach to filmmaking. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Podemos is among us! Hundreds of young Spaniards are organising from Berlin to change politics in their home country. Filmmaker Michelangelo Severgnini's crowdfunded doc on the Hauptstadt's chapter premieres May 15 at Moviemento. Read more

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At our next EXBlicks, we present Angelika Levi’s documentary, Miete Essen Seele Auf, chronicling the fight against rent increases in Kotti. Join us on Wed, May 25, 20:30 at Lichtblick Kino for anunmistakably Berlin story. Read more

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The Berlinale Blog: Eastern closets

INTERVIEW! The director of Teddy-nominated Inside "The Chinese Closet" talked to David about her unique documentary, an eye-opening account of coming out in China. Read more

Feb 18, 2016 4:45 PM The Berlinale Blog

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The Berlinale Blog: Gibney and Greene investigate

Two contemporary documentary filmmakers go face to face: the Oscar-winning Alex Gibney and director Robert Greene. One opens your eyes to cyber-espionage; the other will have you wondering what is staged and what isn’t. Read more

Feb 17, 2016 6:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

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The Berlinale Blog: Blowing the Competition out of the water

Day three offers two documentaries: Competition-selected Fuocoammare (Fire At Sea) and Forum’s Tempestad. One appears to be angling for an award; the other poetically and quietly mesmerizes. Proof that one shouldn’t neglect the Forum section... Read more

Feb 13, 2016 5:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

OUT NOW! CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (3D) is classic Herzog but this time underground. Read more

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DENNIS KARSTEN, director of Mauerpark, a film about Berlin’s beloved park, its birds, tourists, bongo drums, cleaners, ageing DJs and basketball nuts in the backdrop of looming gentrification. Read more

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