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26. February 2018

How important are Documentaries at this year’s Berlinale?

Nimmt die Bedeutung von Dokumentarfilmen in Krisenzeiten zu, und wenn ja, wie macht sich das auf der Berlinale bemerkbar?

26. February 2018

Has the boom in TV drama series made its mark on the Berlinale?

Has the current boom in drama series on TV affected the films shown at the Berlinale – in terms of subject-matter or narrative structure, for example?

25. February 2018

Game Girls – A Painful Look at Life on Skid Row

This documentary explains what the phrase “skid row” really means.

25. February 2018

Daughter of Mine is a standout at the 2018 Berlinale

Three actresses deliver brilliant performances in Italian director Laura Bispuri’s new film, which definitely deserves an award.

25. February 2018

“Films mean something different for everyone”

Kazuhiro Soda’s documentary film Inland Sea (Minatomachi), world-premiered at the Berlinale, paints a poignant portrait of the losers of urbanization.

25. February 2018

Magical worlds in-between and smart cinematic escapism

How to say goodbye to a beloved person? „Sekala Niskala“ (The Seen and Unseen) shows in enchanting pictures how fantasy provides an escape for a ten-year-old facing the loss of her twin brother.

25. February 2018

The Past as Present

Christian Petzold’s Transit, a frontrunner in the Berlinale competition, turns Anna Seghers’ World War II novel of exile into a cautionary tale about present-day developments.

19. February 2018

Talking Dogs

Berlinale blogger Gerasimos Bekas saw Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, then rubbed shoulders with Berliners at rush hour.

20. February 2017

What is Love?

What is being loved? And where is the line between that and sex? These are the questions been asked of the three characters in “Close

18. February 2017

A Journey between Heaven and Earth: “Almost Heaven”

A tender coming-of-age documentary about young undertakers at a funeral home in Hunan Province. Like many teenagers who have to move to urban areas for

17. February 2017

“A Feeling Greater Than Love”.. Between Lebanon’s past and present

One of the generally permanent roles of Cinema and Documentary Film, in particular, is connecting the past to the present. Searching through the past generations’ log books …

16. February 2017

Berlinale tidbits: Day 7

Cinema for kids, a series from Berlin, a platform for African filmmakers. Impressions from the seventh day of the Festival.

16. February 2017

What do the pictures tell us?

There have always been “hybrid” documentaries, but at this year’s Berlinale they are especially prominent. Of course, it is difficult to clearly define the concept: not only …

16. February 2017

Yesterday’s Spain stands before the mirror

In „La Reina de España“ („The Queen of Spain“), veteran director Fernando Trueba portrays a country on the cusp of opening itself up to the world following …