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The Berlinale Blog: The other Tunisian spring

The first Arab film to compete for the Golden Bear in 20 years, Mohamed Ben Attia's "Hedi" quietly defies expectations and cliches of Arab cinema. more »

Feb 12, 2016 5:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

And-Ek Ghes...: 29 protagonists and 12 filmmakers

INTERVIEW! Philip Scheffner and Colorado Velcu reunite for And-Ek Ghes... – and this time, they’re bringing the entire Velcu family. And-Ek Ghes... premieres on Feb 14, 16:30 at the Delphi Filmpalast. more »

Feb 11, 2016 4:00 PM Film

Charlie Hebdo, one year later

INTERVIEW: A year ago, 11 staff members of a satirical magazine were killed for their freedom of expression; now, Daniel and Emmanuel Leconte revisit the Charlie Hebdo massacre in JE SUIS CHARLIE, out January 7 in Berlin cinemas. more »

Jan 7, 2016 2:25 PM Film

French Film Week: Nous sommes Charlie

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 »

Dec 10, 2015 3:20 PM , Film

Goodbye, Ghibli

OUT NOW! The latest (and last?) from Japan's phenomenally successful Studio Ghibli may not be a Miyazaki-level masterpiece, but WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is still a touching tale. more »

Nov 12, 2015 1:15 PM Film

Journey to the East

Once again, talent from just across the Oder to the furthest reaches of Siberia gathers 120km south of Berlin for the Cottbus Film Festival, an annual celebration of post-Soviet films and filmmakers. Get out of town and enjoy the festival Nov 3-8. more »

Nov 2, 2015 10:00 AM , , Film

A revolution of images: An interview with Ossama Mohammed

Exiled Syrian filmmaker Ossama Mohammed's "Silvered Water" is a love letter to both Syria and cinema. Read our interview and catch an rare screening on Mon, Sep 7 at 8:30pm as part of our Exiled Politics film fest. more »

Sep 3, 2015 2:00 PM Film

Custody wars

OUT NOW! In MAMA GEGEN PAPA divorcing parents refreshingly fight NOT to have custody over their children, the sharpness may be far-fetched, but the dark humour is excellent. more »

Jul 9, 2015 10:00 AM Film

The sci-fi threesome

OUT NOW! EX MACHINA is a thrilling piece of sci-fi portraying a suspenseful relationship between the nerd, the genius, and his beautiful man-made creature. more »

Apr 16, 2015 3:30 PM Film

Eight historic days

OUT NOW! Laura Poitras unleashes a rare documentation of history in the making with CITIZENFOUR, showing THE eight days with Snowden. more »

Nov 4, 2014 2:20 PM Film

EXBlicks: Surveying the Stasi

Keeping up with our focus on big-brotherdom, this month’s special-edition EXBlicks at Lichtblick Kino (Thu, Sep 25, 8:30pm) features a unique programme of Stasi vault films and a very special chat with Stasi Memorial director Hubertus Knabe. more »

Sep 23, 2014 11:15 AM , Film

A beautiful farewell

OUT NOW! The last release from legendary Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki soars majestically in the wonderful THE WIND RISES. more »

Jul 17, 2014 1:32 PM Film

EXBlicks: Tagging revolution

Graffiti, rebellion, politics, revolution, art. Directed by Marco Wilms, Art War gives us a glimpse into those that risked their lives through street art during the Arab Spring. Join us on Tuesday, May 20, 8pm at Lichtblick for a special screening. more »

May 18, 2014 2:00 PM Film

EXBlicks: Little Vietnam in Berlin

INTERVIEW. Exberliner Film Award winner "A Promised Rose Garden" shows Berlin from a rarely seen expat perspective: that of the insular Vietnamese community. Catch the award winning film by Lisa Violetta Gaß on Mon, May 12, 8pm at Lichtblick Kino. more »

May 8, 2014 12:00 PM Film

Art under arrest

OUT NOW! Documentary on contemporary Chinese artist AI WEIWEI: THE FAKE CASE gives us a glimpse into life of an oppressed yet iconic dissident. more »

May 8, 2014 11:45 AM Film

A journey drawn out

OUT NOW! CRULIC is a poignant political and aesthetic telling of a man who died on hunger strike in prison. more »

Jan 16, 2014 12:30 PM Film

Polarising blues: Abellatif Kechiche

INTERVIEW. Bold and beautiful love drama? Or offensive, pornographic bore? After dividing audiences around the globe, multi awarded "Blue is the Warmest Colour" finally hits Berlin cinemas on Dec 19. Read our interview with director Adellatif Kechic. more »

Dec 12, 2013 12:00 PM Film

Pussies on film

INTERVIEW. The controversial Pussy Riot documentary finally has its Berlin debut. After months of behind-the-scenes battles, Berliners can catch an exclusive screening of "Pussy vs. Putin" on Wed, Dec 11 at Volksbühne. more »

Dec 5, 2013 12:45 PM Film

Pro and Con: The Act of Killing

OUT NOW! Is THE ACT OF KILLING worth the hype? Two critics debate the merits of Joshua Oppenheimer's re-enactment doc. more »

Nov 14, 2013 12:00 PM , Film

Young and blasé

OUT NOW! Ozon continues attempts at breaking through bourgeois taboo in JEUNE & JOLIE. more »

Nov 14, 2013 10:00 AM Film