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INTERVIEW! Defying all expectations, the surprise hit at Cannes this year was not only German, but a comedy! Three-time director Maren Ade's tale of prankster dad and his corporate daughter, "Toni Erdmann" charms Germany starting Jul 14. more »

Jul 14, 2016 10:30 AM Film

Starting this Sunday, the bleak and beautiful work of director and photographer Miron Zownir receives the retrospective treatment at Lichtblick Kino (June 26-29). From features to docos to shorts, don't miss the singular Berliner's work on offer. more »

Jun 23, 2016 11:30 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

Hailed as the “the first romantic comedy” from a country where ultraconservative mores dictate strict dating rules, Barakah Meets Barakah is a refreshing look at the lives of millenials in the Middle East. more »

Feb 17, 2016 12:30 PM Film

INTERVIEW! What's it like to go on dates in a country where men and women can't be seen in public together? The lead actor in Berlinale film Barakah Meets Barakah, the first ever rom-com from ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, explains all. more »

Feb 16, 2016 4:00 PM Film

Some films are not just bad, they're achingly bad. more »

Feb 15, 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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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