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It's a new decade - and time to deal with old guilt! Can we offset our air miles? Make our everyday more sustainable? We chart the route to redemption. Also: Berliners confess, mum shaming gone crazy and colonial guilt going unacknowledged. Out now! Read more



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Kicking off on Sep 18 through Sep 25, Berlin's Human Rights Film Festival shines a light on social injustice with more than 70 screenings and events. It opens with Cannes Best Documentary winner "For Sama". Read more


Berlin is scooting towards the e-revolution – or is it? EXB investigates how the "Verkehrswende" is coming along. Also in this issue: e-scooters tested, the local skating scene revisited and September's book, film and art fests previewed! Out now! Read more

The 14th Xposed International Queer Film Festival rolls out the rainbow carpet from May 9-12 at Moviemento. Read more

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Black International Cinema Berlin returns with a perspective-challenging 34th edition. Catch it May 9-12 at Rathaus Schöneberg. Read more


Berlin's largest Film Festival for homegrown indies takes over cinemas across town with over 80 films, by directors from Russia to Uruguay to Canada, a retrospective, panels and an English-language weekend (April 10-17). Read more

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The Visionär Film Festival doubles down on its commitment to gender parity. Catch it Apr 3-7 at ACUDKino. Read more


The 10th Arab Film Festival Berlin offers cause for hope in dark times. Catch it at Arsenal, City Kino Wedding and Wolf Apr 3-10. Read more


Berlin Feminist Film Week (Mar 7-13 at Babylon Mitte and Berliner Union Film) reclaims the big screen for the sisterhood this International Women’s Day. Read more


Exberlinale Interview: Ordinary xenophobia and the Undead

David Mouriquand interviews Canadian director Denis Côté for his Competition selected film, Repertoire Des Villes Disparues (Ghost Town Anthology). Read more

Feb 15, 2019 1:12 PM The Berlinale Blog

Exberlinale Interview: Opening wounds with Stitches

David Mouriquand talks to the director of Panorama favourite, Šavovi (Stitches). Read more

Feb 14, 2019 4:11 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Exberlinale Blog: Traumatic encounters

David Mouriquand rounds up two documentaries and a stirring drama, all dealing with the multifaceted topic of trauma. Read more

Feb 12, 2019 4:41 PM The Berlinale Blog

Exberlinale Interview: Coming of age in Quebec

David Mouriquand talks to Geneviève Dulude-De Celles, the director of one of his standout films this year, "Une Colonie" in the Generation section... Read more

Feb 12, 2019 4:06 PM The Berlinale Blog

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The Exberlinale Blog: Skaters & Highschoolers

David Mouriquand assesses the state of the coming-of-age genre with three films, including a must-see in Generations. Read more

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The Exberlinale Blog: Zombies before Polly

Several films this year deal with the topic of musical creativity and inspiration, including PJ Harvey doc A Dog Called Money, Système K, as well as the Generations section’s opening film, We Are Little Zombies. Read more

Feb 9, 2019 4:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Exberlinale Blog: Charlotte Rampling & The Existential Giallo

This year's 69th Berlinale has chosen to award British actress Charlotte Rampling with an Honorary Golden Bear and has dedicated the Homage section to a selection of her films, including the underseen 'Hannah'. Read more

Feb 8, 2019 12:08 PM The Berlinale Blog

Filmfestival Cottbus serves post-Soviet fare and comes loaded with movies about monkeys, writers and Soviet rock stars. On Nov 6-11 in Cottbus. Read more


Walter Crasshole on Berlin's 13th Pornfilmfestival, on Oct 23-29 at Moviemento and more. Read more


Explore the murky side of paradise at Australian and New Zealand film fest Down Under Berlin, Sep 19-23 at Moviemento. Read more


Visionär Film Festival scours the globe for under-the-radar talent May 2-7 across the city. Read more


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