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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

The dangers of beauty: François Ozon

INTERVIEW. Ozon’s 15th film, "Jeune & jolie", explores what the "Swimming Pool" director calls a dangerous period in a woman's life – adolescence. Particularly if she is beautiful. The film opens in Berlin cinemas on Nov 14. more »

Nov 11, 2013 12:30 PM Film

Get on the (Cott)bus

Beginning Nov 5, the 23rd Cottbus Film Festival wakes things up in the sleepy burg near the Polish border. Get over there to check out cinematic delights from all over eastern Europe; 150 films are on show, hailing from 38 countries. Through Nov 10. more »

Oct 30, 2013 11:00 AM Film

Trademark success

OUT NOW! If you're looking for a good dose of classic French dramady, AU BOUT DU CONTE hits the spot. more »

Oct 17, 2013 10:00 AM Film

Kino Hackesche Höfe hosts a screening of TEY, a powerful philosophical tale about saying goodbye told with few words but memorable poignancy. Stars American poet/musician Saul Williams. more »

The play's the thing

OUT NOW! VOUS N'AVEZ ENCORE RIEN VU, a witty love letter to French cinema and stage, scores big with cineastes. more »

Jun 6, 2013 10:00 AM Film

Paradise over

OUT NOW! Ulrich Seidl's conclusion to his trilogy with PARADIES: HOFFNUNG ends on a high in a unlikely location: a diet camp for teenage girls. more »

May 16, 2013 12:45 PM Film

Berlinale interview: Svetlana Baskova

Already one of the most buzzed-about films at the Berlinale, Svetlana Baskova's "For Marx" is receiving accolades from enthusiastic and grumbling critics alike. Preview the film (first screening Feb 8) with a talk with the Moscow-born director. more »

Feb 7, 2013 3:00 PM Film

The Pros and Cons: Zero Dark Thirty

OUT NOW! Kathryn Bigelow courts controversy in her depiction of the most complex manhunt in human history – ZERO DARK THIRTY. more »

Jan 31, 2013 10:00 AM , Film

Russian Film Week

In the wake of several political and human rights scandals in Russia, the Russian youth's hopes and desires are the primary focus as Kino Arsenal screens the work of the finest talents from Moscow's three leading film institutes from Nov 28-Dec 5. more »

Nov 23, 2012 12:15 PM Film