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INTERVIEW! The first film to deal with the Nazi euthanasia programme, “Nebel im August” star Koch (of “The Lives of Others”) must channel a hard-to-recognize evil in the form of a Third Reich positions. It opens in Berlin cinemas on Sep 29. more

Sep 28, 2016 3:00 AM Film

Like your movies short, sweet and to the point? Check out the 90 works on offer at the Berlin Short Film Festival, starting Jun 30 at Babylon Mitte and on through Jul 4. more

Jun 27, 2016 11:54 AM Film

At this year’s Unknown Pleasures festival (June 3-18, various venues), American indie filmmakers are thinking smaller than ever. What pleasures are unmissable? We've got your picks. more

Jun 2, 2016 11:00 AM Film

The Berlin Fashion Film Festival celebrates its fifth year in – what else – style in the Alte Teppichfabrik Jun 2 and 3. more

Jun 1, 2016 1:30 AM Film

Germany is suffering from a drought of quality cinema, or at the very least from recognition at festivals. Along comes "Toni Erdmann" winning big praise (but no prize). Our film editor Zhuo-Ning Su has the story and some choice highlights. more

May 31, 2016 2:05 PM Film

Mobile Kino, Berlin's nomadic cinema, hosts film series Drugs in Film – A Cinematic Symposium April 28 to May 4 at Babylon and Grießmühle. more

Apr 28, 2016 2:00 PM Film

What's going on in the wild world of Arabic cinema right now? Find out at the Arabic Film Festival in cinemas around the city starting April 6 and running through April 13. more

Apr 4, 2016 5:00 PM , Film

The 12th edition of Achtung Berlin is coming, but not for a while. Get caught up on the fest's history as we present 10 Days, 10 Achtung Films, a very special EXBlicks edition at Lichtblick Kino Mar 13-20. more

Mar 8, 2016 1:00 PM Film


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The Berlinale Blog: Ten takeaways from Episode 66

The end is nigh. What valuable lessons have been learned from the 66th installment? Here are the Top 10 takeaways from the festival, that every hardcore festival-goer this year should recognize, whether filmmaker or fan. more

Feb 20, 2016 12:15 PM The Berlinale Blog


Zero Days

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. more

Feb 17, 2016 6:00 PM The Berlinale Blog



The Berlinale Blog: No prose, no problem...

The Berlinale poses a dilemma about the necessity of criticism and offers the best thing Spike Lee has done in years... Welcome to day six's reviews of Starve Your Dog and Chi-Raq. more

Feb 16, 2016 5:00 PM The Berlinale Blog


Maggie's Plan

The Berlinale Blog: The best laid plans...

Directors Reza Dormishian and Rebecca Miller return to the Berlinale with two very different beasts, highlighting the variety of this year’s Panorama selection. Lantouri and Maggie’s Plan are reviewed. more

Feb 15, 2016 7:30 PM The Berlinale Blog



The Berlinale Blog: Go gothic or go home

Motherhood is a recurring theme this year at the Berlinale and two films have decided tackle it via the suspense/horror genre... "Shelley" and "The Ones Below" are reviewed. more

Feb 14, 2016 9:30 PM The Berlinale Blog



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... more

Feb 13, 2016 5:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

INTERVIEW! Tuesday, September 27, join us at Lichtblick Kino, 20:30 for the post-Berlinale premiere of And-Ek Ghes, a moving and formally daring portrait of Roma family life in Berlin. Directors Philip Scheffner and Colorado Velcu will be present. more

Feb 11, 2016 4:00 PM Film

Watch out! Advance sales for Berlinale tickets have already started! Here is all the info you need to get the tickets you want before the festival kicks off on Feb 11 or during, whether online or at the box-office. more

Feb 8, 2016 3:00 PM Film

Here it is! Your insider's preview of the world's most audience-friendly film festival, February 11-21. We know which indie flicks to catch and which celebs to stalk. And don't forget about our blog! more

Feb 8, 2016 3:00 PM Film

The Berlinale's back, and we know what to watch and which celebrities to stalk. But what about German films? We investigate Germany's problem with arthouse cinema and much more in the issue Berlin cinephiles shouldn't miss, on stands now. more

Feb 2, 2016 4:00 PM

Not yet familiar with the work of Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-Hsien? The retrospective Also Like Life at Zeughauskino from Jan 12-Feb 11 provides an invaluable opportunity to rectify that. more

Jan 11, 2016 4:10 PM Film

Rapidly becoming a winter tradition, the 15th edition of the French Film Week is upon us, screening everything (French) from relationship dramas to sobering documentaries through Dec 15 in cinemas across the city. more

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