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Berlin 2020

‘Eyimofe (This is My Desire)’: Film Review | AFI 2020

Nigerian directors Arie and Chuko Esiri's debut feature 'Eyimofe (This is My Desire)' follows two people trying to make it in Africa's largest city.

‘Los Conductos’: Film Review

Winner of best first feature honors in Berlin, Camilo Restrepo’s 'Los Conductos,' an experimental portrait of a young man on the run from a dangerous cult, is set in Medellin, Colombia.

‘Blizzard of Souls’ (‘Dveselu Putenis’): Film Review

Latvia’s biggest grosser in the last 30 years, 'Blizzard of Souls,' is the harrowing autobiographical account of a 17-year-old farm boy thrust into the trenches of World War I.

‘Anne at 13,000 Ft.’: Film Review

Rising Canadian star Deragh Campbell plays a troubled young woman trying to navigate daily life in director Kazik Radwanski’s character study, 'Anne at 13,000 Ft.'

‘Schoolgirls’ (‘Las Niñas’): Film Review

Pilar Palomero’s debut about a group of provincial Spanish schoolgirls growing up in 1992 featured in the Berlin Film Festival’s youth-centered Generation kPlus sidebar.

‘Persian Lessons’: Film Review | Berlin 2020

The Holocaust drama 'Persian Lessons,' from Vadim Perelman ('House of Sand and Fog'), stars Nahuel Perez Biscayart ('BPM') and Lars Eidinger ('Personal Shopper').

‘The Shepherdess and the Seven Songs’ (‘Laila aur satt geet’): Film Review | Berlin 2020

A mystical Kashmiri woman is taken as a bride in Pushpendra Singh’s 'The Shepherdess and the Seven Songs' ('Laila aur satt geet'), a stirring adaptation of an Indian folk tale.

‘Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers’ (‘El Feel-el Azra’a 2’): Film Review

Marwan Hamed’s ('The Yacoubian Building') psychedelic horror sequel 'Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers' made its EFM market premiere in Berlin after becoming a pan-Arab hit and the highest-grossing Egyptian film of all time.

Berlin: Cinema Guild Takes U.S. Rights to Hong Sang-soo’s ‘The Woman Who Ran’

New York boutique distributor Cinema Guild has picked up U.S. rights to Hong Sang-soo's 'The Woman Who Ran' on the heels of its world premiere at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, where Hong won the Silver Bear for best director.

‘Red Moon Tide’ (‘Lua vermella’): Film Review | Berlin 2020

'Red Moon Tide,' the second feature-length film by Spanish multihyphenate Lois Patino, premiered in the Forum section of the Berlin International Film Festival.

‘Servants’ (‘Sluzobnici’): Film Review | Berlin 2020

Vlad Ivanov and newcomer Samuel Skyva star in Slovakian writer-director Ivan Ostrochovsky's sophomore fiction feature 'Servants,' premiering in a new competitive sidebar at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Iranian Dissident Drama ‘There Is No Evil’ Wins Berlin Golden Bear

The Iranian drama 'There Is No Evil' from director Mohammad Rasoulof won the Golden Bear for best film at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, while Hong Sang-soo received best director honors for 'The Woman Who Ran.'