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The Cottbus Film Festival rounds up the most interesting, beautiful and out-there films in eastern Europe (and beyond) for six days of screenings and competitions Nov 8-13. more

Oct 24, 2016 12:00 AM , Film

For the 12th time, Achtung Berlin is back, rounding up a bunch of new and exciting Berlin films (nearly 100 this year!). What to see? Read our picks for the festival (Apr 13-20) here. more

Apr 11, 2016 12:45 PM , Film

Berlinale Blog: Tau Tau and Jürgen march on

The European Film Market has packed up, the agents and distributors have gone home, and the Berlinale has been ceded to normal punters. So what happened to Jürgen and Tau Tau, and their "über movie" Open Wound? more

Feb 21, 2016 5:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

Berlinale Blog: Did you do the Depar-deux?

This is not our planet, we're just living here until Gérard Depardieu finishes consuming it. An actor as big as Depardieu needs at least two films at every festival. We watched both of them. more

Feb 21, 2016 10:00 AM The Berlinale Blog

The world's premiere LGBT film prize reflected two things its constituency has always been good at: making clear there are struggles to be fought, and throwing a damn good party! more

Feb 20, 2016 3:00 PM Film

The Berlinale Blog: Pro and con – 24 Wochen

Anne Zohra Berrached’s abortion drama "24 Wochen" is generating a considerable amount of buzz, particulary in a year with very little German fare on offer. But not everyone is enthused. Read our pro and con and tell us what you think. more

Feb 15, 2016 11:00 AM , The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: "Everyone in the film business should be punished"

The European Film Market, which runs alongside the Berlinale, is where directors and producers go to try and find sales agents. This year, one of them is Jürgen R. Weber, and he believes in punishment. more

Feb 14, 2016 8:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Meet the team

They're back! Our intrepid team of bloggers – Zhuo-Ning, Ben and David – splay themselves across cinema seats, silver screens, red carpets and celebrity laps to get the inside scoop on the world's biggest audience-friendly film festival. more

Feb 10, 2016 3:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

From Nov 22-24, this tiny festival will screen three documentaries that tackle thorny, meaningful social issues: racial tensions in the USA, social outcasts in Eastern Europe, prostitution on the streets of Chicago. more

Nov 18, 2015 1:00 PM Film

Zhuo-Ning Su: A Berliner in Venice

Our film editor Zhuo-Ning Su took a trip down south for the Venice film festival. Here's one head-over-heels Berliner's perspective on the glamourous affair. more

Sep 4, 2015 11:15 AM The Berlin Blog

Ever feel like there are too many film festivals in Berlin? Well, it seems that the solution to that luxury problem is... another film festival! The Lange Nacht der Filmfestivals is on at Zukunft am Ostkreuz starting August 29 at 3pm. Don't miss! more

Aug 24, 2015 5:15 PM Film

We're looking for one dedicated, film-loving reader to join our jury for our second Exberliner Film Award at Achtung Berlin in April. Have you got what it takes? Apply now! Deadline is Tue, Mar 10. more

Mar 5, 2015 12:00 PM Film

Looking for your next fix of stardust? On June 1 EXBlicks presents a David Bowie film festival at Lichtblick Kino coinciding with Berlin's current Bowie-mania, featuring a selection of Bowie-themed films, plus surprise guests. more

May 5, 2014 2:45 PM Film

Achtung Berlin celebrates a decade of cinema born out of the melting pot that was the re-unified Hauptstadt: a snap shot back to 1990s in Berlin. Catch during Achtung Berlin Apr 10-16. more

Apr 1, 2014 3:45 PM Film

Not to be confused with the Jewish Film Festival, this week (Mar 20-23), the edgier Israel Film Festival arrives at Moviemento, providing a cultural cross-section of Israeli cinema in 40 films. more

Mar 20, 2014 12:45 PM Film

The Berlinale Blog: After the Golden – OUR Berlinale top 10

Here are EXB's picks for top 10 best films at 2014's Berlinale. Keep an eye on these gems: "Nymphomaniac" already hits Berlin cinemas this week on Feb 20, with "Jack" following on Mar 27. more

Feb 16, 2014 6:30 PM , , The Berlinale Blog

The Way He Looks

The Way He Looks

The Berlinale Blog: The way the Teddy looks

While all the winners (to his knowledge) were capable and well-intentioned examples of queer cinema, there was only one in Walter Crasshole's mind that completely deserved its Teddy. Or maybe we're all getting lazy. more

Feb 15, 2014 1:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Little House

The Little House

The Berlinale Blog: Late flourish, Marty’s fling

On the Competition’s final day, a knackered Rory O’Connor welcomes a late Yoji Yamada flourish and an American master with wide open arms. more

Feb 15, 2014 12:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Werner Herzog's niece wasn't there

Ben has been to five different parties now, and has cleverly worked out the rules of the who-is-more-important game. more

Feb 14, 2014 6:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Lucid; limpid; lovely; Linklater

Following a good start, decidedly mixed filmic blessings were the mark of this Berlinale. That changed with Linklater’s Boyhood. Eve Lucas was very happy to reap the rewards of patience. more

Feb 14, 2014 11:45 AM The Berlinale Blog

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