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Berlin 2022

Berlin: Icelandic Drama ‘Beautiful Beings’ Wins Europa Cinemas Label Award

Beautiful Beings, the second feature from Icelandic director Guomundur Arnar Guomundsson has won this year’s Europa Cinemas Label prize as best European film in the Panorama section of the 2022 Berlin International Film Festival. A jury of four arthouse exhibitors, representing the Europa Cinemas network, announced the award Wednesday. The coming-of-age drama was a critical […]

‘Alcarràs’: Film Review | Berlin 2022

A family of peach farmers in rural Catalonia learn that the summer harvest is to be their last in Carla Simón’s contemplative second feature.

Berlin: ‘Helsinki Syndrome’ Inks European Sales

Helsinki Syndrome, a new conspiracy thriller from Finnish producer Fisher King (Bordertown), has sold across Scandinavia and the Netherlands ahead of its national premiere. Created by Bordertown showrunners Mikko Oikkonen and Juuso Syrjä, the eight-part drama series is billed as a modern-day Robin Hood story. It stars Peter Franzén (Vikings) as Elias Karo, a desperate […]

Isabelle Huppert in ‘About Joan’ (‘À propos de Joan’): Film Review | Berlin 2022

A French publisher looks back over four decades of her life, including the sorrow that almost crushed her in Laurent Larivière’s tale of love and pain and sex with an octopus.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Netflix’s ‘Against the Ice’: Film Review | Berlin 2022

The 'Game of Thrones' favorite stars with Joe Cole in this historical survival drama about a 1909 Danish expedition to resolve an international land dispute in northeastern Greenland.

‘Leonora Addio’: Film Review | Berlin 2022

In his first film since the loss of his late brother and lifelong collaborator, Paolo Taviani gives a poignant account of the great dramatist Luigi Pirandello’s ashes being put to rest in postwar Sicily.

Berlin: XYZ Acquires Horror Comedy ‘Gatlopp: Hell of a Game’ From Signature (Exclusive)

XYZ Films has acquired the North American rights to horror-comedy Gatlopp: Hell of a Game from Signature Entertainment. Starring Jim Mahoney (The Orville) — who also wrote the film — alongside Emmy Raver-Lampman (Umbrella Academy), Jon Bass (Baywatch), Shelley Hennig (Unfriended, Teen Wolf) and Sarunas J. Jackson (Insecure), Gatlopp: Hell of a Game was directed by Alberto Belli. Mark Lane (47 Meters […]

Isabelle Huppert Tests Positive for COVID, Will Miss Berlin Film Festival Award Ceremony

After testing positive for COVID, French star Isabelle Huppert will not be coming to the Berlin International Film Festival to receive a honorary Golden Bear for her life’s work. The Oscar-nominated actress, whose work included Elle, The Piano Teacher, and 8 Women, was to be honored at a gala ceremony in Berlin on Tuesday, February […]

Mark Rylance in ‘The Outfit’: Film Review | Berlin 2022

The actor stars as a 1950s English gentleman's outfitter who gets entangled with Chicago gangsters in Graham Moore's drama.

Penzing Studios Opens New German Backlot Near Munich

In what is part of a global expansion of new studio space, German group  Penzing Studios has opened a new film and TV backlot at the former air base in Penzing, 30 miles west of Munich. The first productions are already underway in the refurbished airplane hangars. The studio boasts Germany’s first state-of-the-art virtual production […]

‘Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush’: Film Review | Berlin 2022

German director Andreas Dresen tells the true story of a mother fighting to save her son from Guantanamo.

Charlotte Gainsbourg in ‘The Passengers of the Night’ (‘Les Passagers de la nuit’): Film Review | Berlin 2022

The 1981 French presidential election ushers in a period of change both intimidating and liberating for a recently divorced mother of two teens in Mikhaël Hers’ drama.