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With London 1938 the Liebermann-Villa marks the 80th anniversary of the London response to Nazi Germany's infamous Degenerate Art exhibition is 1937. On display: Kandinsky, Nolde, Modersohn-Becker among others. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Iconic French director Agnès Varda on working with street-art star JR, the Oscars and old age. It opens in Berlin cinemas on May 31. Read more

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INTERVIEW! French director Dumont on the slapstick dramedy of "Ma Loute", or the art of making people laugh (or not) with incestuous, cannibalistic melodrama. "Ma Loute" opens in Berlin cinemas on Jan 26. Read more

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OUT NOW! Philip Scheffner and Colorado Velcu's AND-EK GHES... goes from a simple documentary on a Roma family in Berlin to an unexpected reflection on the act of filmmaking. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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 of "Barakah Meets Barakah", the first-ever rom-com from ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, explains all. It opens in Berlin on Mar 9. Read more

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

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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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