70th Berlinale

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Day 7: Hidden Romances

Two love stories that dare not speak their name from this year's Berlinale Panorama section. Read more

Feb 26, 2020 7:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

DAY 7: The 70th Berlinale's Unmissables

Two must-see Panorama entries deal with human rights, using cameras as a tool of denunciation. Make sure 'Welcome To Chechnya' and 'Saudi Runaway' are top priorities when it comes to booking tickets. Read more

Feb 26, 2020 6:20 PM The Berlinale Blog

DAY 6: Competition Interview - Eliza Hittman talks ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’

Fresh from its Sundance debut and screening at the Berlinale in Competition, 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always' is writer-director Eliza Hittman’s follow-up to her 2017 drama 'Beach Rats' and is a must-see in this year’s Golden Bear contenders. Read more

Feb 25, 2020 4:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

DAY 6: Interview - 'Pari' star Melika Foroutan

Siamak Etemadi’s first feature-length film 'Pari' is one of our must-see picks from this year’s Panorama section. We sat down with lead actress Melika Foroutan to talk about her challenging role. Read more

Feb 25, 2020 12:20 PM The Berlinale Blog

DAY 5: Sidebar Oddities

Two cinematic OVNIs are well worth checking out in the sidebar sections of Forum and Generation this year: The Twentieth Century and Jumbo. Read more

Feb 24, 2020 1:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

First Cow

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Day 5: Berlinale Competition - What's hot and what's not

Read up on the latest and not-so greatest films in the Berlinale Competiton section. Read more

Feb 24, 2020 12:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Assistant

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DAY 4: Looking The Other Way

Something's wrong. You know it's wrong yet how would you react? Read about how movies 'The Assistant' and 'Semina il vento' / 'Sow the Wind' react differently. Read more

Feb 23, 2020 7:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

DAY 4: Interview - Viera Čákanyová’s FREM

Screening in this year’s Forum section is Viera Čákanyová’s audacious documentary FREM. We sat down with the Slovak documentary filmmaker and scriptwriter to discuss her first feature film. Read more

Feb 23, 2020 11:30 AM The Berlinale Blog

DAY 3: Forum's Experimental Docs

Two experimental docs in Forum are vying for your attention this year, with wildly contrasting results... Read more

Feb 22, 2020 5:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Viewing Booth

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DAY 3: Feminine Intuition

Prepare to have your perspectives altered by these two stunning documentaries... Read more

Feb 22, 2020 12:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

DAY 2: Sidebar Opening Films Reviewed

The main sidebar sections - Forum, Generation and Panorama - open with a strong selection of films, even if Panorama's is (somewhat uncharacteristically) the weakest... Read more

Feb 21, 2020 6:30 PM , The Berlinale Blog

INTERVIEW! Ahead of his Berlinale Panorama premiere for "Nardjes A." on Feb 23, we met the acclaimed Brazilian in his Neukölln studio to talk championing strong, resilient women, joy as a form of resistance and the film that broke his heart. Read more


My Salinger Year

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DAY 1: Opener My Salinger Year first look review

Berlin International Film Festival has kicked off with Philippe Falardeau's Sigourney Weaver starring drama "My Salinger Year". Check our review! Read more

Feb 20, 2020 8:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

INTERVIEW! Berlinale's Forum section celebrates 50 years of daring, independent curating with a woman as its new head. We met film critic, former taz editor and curator Cristina Nord for a chat on “think films”, feminism and counterculture. Read more

, Film

Stranded at the kino? There's no need to go hungry! Our critic rounds up her top food places around Berlinale. From ritzy German dining at Pots to the best on-the-go eats at key festival locations, here's your guide. Read more

Food & Drink

As the 70th Berlinale opens today, we asked Berlin cinephiles for their outlook on this year's edition. From hopes the fest will reestablish its relevance, praise for Panorama and concern over its environmental impact, here's their takes. Read more


BERLINALE! As pre-booking for Berlinale tickets opens today, our critic guides us through the essential viewing of the Panorama section, Forum, Generation, Shorts, Series and the not to miss events in Talents. Here's his big Berlinale preview. Read more


INTERVIEW! In Weimar time the Nazis hijacked democratic culture, now it's the AfD and Pegida says film critic Rüdiger Suchsland. Time to fight back before we repeat our mistakes. The Critics' Week speaker (Feb 19) on screening out extremism. Read more

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Catch Babylon's Oscar-nominated shorts screenings, Brave Futures' 48-hour film race and Berlin Film Society’s straight 8 night of unedited shorts shot on a super 8 cartridge. Plus "Bombshell", and more happening in the Berlin film world this week. Read more


Get ready for the biggest month in film with our 15-page special. From Berlin's best cinephile hotspots, to the inside scoop on the 70th Berlinale, Germany's love of dubbing, a sit down with the capital's Oscar-nominee, and so much more! Out now! Read more

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