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Berlin Hidden Gem: Exploring Shame and Social Media Fakery in Dark Kiwi Comedy ‘Millie Lies Low’

Missing a very important — and expensive — flight can spark a variety of emotional states, wild panic (accompanied by similarly wild hand gesticulations) usually being the first. For New Zealand filmmaker Michelle Savill, the experience also provided some key creative inspiration. Set to attend the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France with her […]

Berlin Flashback: Hanna Schygulla’s Golden Moment

Thomas Wolfe may have popularized the phrase “You can’t go home again,” but don’t tell that to Hanna Schygulla, who staged a triumphant return to the Berlin International Film Festival in 2010 to receive an honorary Golden Bear. The actress — longtime muse to bad-boy director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, with whom she collaborated on 23 […]

Berlin: Signature Swoops on Two Mel Gibson Actioners and Bruce Campbell Horror Comedy (Exclusive)

Signature Entertainment has secured the distribution rights to three new titles from Highland Film Group for various territories ahead of the virtual European Film Market, which kicks off Thursday. The three movies are action-thriller Hot Seat, starring Mel Gibson and Kevin Dillon (Entourage); the crime drama Bandit, also starring Gibson, alongside Josh Duhamel (Transformers) and […]

Berlin Hidden Gem: Stop-Motion Pig Poo and Dastardly Sausage Chefs in Dutch Animation ‘Oink’

Premiering at the Berlinale in 2020, Viktor Kossakovsky’s black-and-white documentary Gunda — following a mother pig and her adorable newborn piglets on a Norwegian farm — probably did more damage to the pork industry (Big Pork?) than any other film since Babe. Just two years on, however, and Berlin — perhaps the most unlikely festival […]

‘Ballad of a White Cow’: Film Review | Berlin 2021

The widow of a man wrongfully executed for murder seeks justice in all the wrong places in Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam’s Iranian drama.

‘Minamata’: Film Review | Berlin 2020

Johnny Depp stars as photojournalist W. Eugene Smith, whose moving pictures of the environmental tragedy in Minamata, Japan, marked a high point in his career in the film 'Minamata.'

‘The Intruder’ (‘El Profugo’): Film Review | Berlin 2020

Natalia Meta ('Death in Buenos Aires') directs Erica Rivas in a tongue-in-cheek psychological horror film from Argentina about a voice actress haunted by inner noises in 'The Intruder' ('El Profugo').

‘Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue’ (‘Yi zhi you dao hai shui bian lan’): Film Review | Berlin 2020

Jia Zhangke completes his documentary trilogy about the arts in China with 'Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue' ('Yi zhi you dao hai shui bian lan'), a look at contemporary writers and the times they lived in.

‘Who You Think I Am’ (‘Celle que vous croyez’): Film Review | Berlin 2019

Juliette Binoche stars in Safy Nebou's Facebook-themed French romantic drama 'Who You Think I Am.'

‘God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya’: Film Review | Berlin 2019

Zorica Nusheva stars in Macedonian writer-director Teona Strugar Mitevska's drama 'God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya,' which is contending for the Golden Bear.

‘A Dog Called Money’: Film Review | Berlin 2019

Director Seamus Murphy's unorthodox music documentary 'A Dog Called Money' chronicles his collaboration with PJ Harvey on her 2016 album 'The Hope Six Demolition Project.'

‘Monsters’ (‘Monstri’): Film Review | Berlin 2019

An anguished young couple face their psycho-sexual demons in Romanian director Marius Olteanu's Berlin world premiere 'Monsters.'