Berlinale 2018

The stage is set for the Berlin International Film Festival: Film will be the hot topic in the German capital until 25 February 2018. The 68th Berlinale will feature 400 films and film premieres – as well as draw film stars from across the globe to Berlin.

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?

26. February 2018

Does the #metoo-debate take place at Berlinale?

Are the issues expressed in the #metoo-debate a topic of discussion at the Berlinale? Our Berlinale Bloggers describe their experiences.

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

Living together, saving together

Film makers aren’t welcome in Cairo. Anyone who has ever tried to shoot a film in the city knows this.

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.

22. February 2018

Between recreation and flight

Zentralflughafen THF (Central Airport THF) and Styx: two films in the section Panorama show global immigration movements from different perspectives.

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