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Jared Abbott

OUT NOW! A contemporary break-up movie disguised as 70s-style folk horror. One of the year’s finest films, or one that never hits the heights of its obvious influences? Read more

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Kicking off Sep 26-29, savour melancholic movies from Australia and New Zealand at the Down Under Berlin Film Festival. Don't miss Dustin Feneley’s "Stray", or Gabrielle Brady’s stunning doc "Island of the Hungry Ghosts", and more of our top picks. Read more

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OUT NOW! A futuristic deconstruction of masculinity packaged as a big-budget sci-fi spectacular, or a case of an empty vessel making a pretty noise? Read more

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The city-hopping genre fest is back with a 50 film programme of highly anticipated horror/sci-fi fare including stand-outs punk-rock vampire odyssey Bliss and the Guillermo Del Toro-produced Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Starts Sep 4. Read more

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Having their protagonists covered in it, forced-fed it, or just enjoying a good dog-poo steak, filmmakers have never shied away from challenging the poo taboo. Here are five shit-centric cinematic moments you won’t forget. Read more

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Fantasy Filmfest, Germany’s touring genre film showcase, returns to the Hauptstadt Apr 13-14. Read more

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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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Exberliner Interview: A postcolonial coming-of-age tale

Jared Abbott catches up with first-time film actor Elena Andrada, star of Senegal-set teen drama Staff Only. Read more

Feb 17, 2019 3:45 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Exberlinale Blog: Wrestling with white supremacy

Our bloggers compare a pair of festival films tackling the thorny issue of neo-Nazism. Read more

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The Exberlinale Blog: Measuring masculinity

Male relationships, some more toxic than others, take centre stage in this trio of festival highlights. Read more

Feb 11, 2019 6:03 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Exberlinale Blog: Light and shade

Our guest blogger assesses a pair of sidebar standouts with opposing world views. Read more

Feb 8, 2019 1:05 PM The Berlinale Blog

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