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Berlin: Big Beach Films Execs Talk Gay Conversion Therapy Drama and Transgender Teen Film ‘Three Generations’ (Q&A)

Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf discuss their knack for handling hot-button issues (a gay conversion therapy drama is in the pipeline), the status of their big-budget Spielberg collaboration and how…

Berlin: Download THR’s Day 4 Daily

An analysis of the fest's dwindling awards appeal, a look at EFM's many musicals and exclusive casting news for Lars von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built.'

‘Wild Mouse’ (‘Wilde Maus’): Film Review | Berlin 2017

Austrian comedian Josef Hader writes, directs and stars in 'Wild Mouse,' a Berlin competition contender about a Viennese music critic whose midlife crisis spirals out of control.

‘Requiem for Mrs. J’ (‘Rekvijem za gospodju J’): Film Review | Berlin 2017

A grieving widow resorts to extreme measures in Serbian director Bojan Vuletic's Kafkaesque comedy 'Requiem for Mrs. J,' a Panorama premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.

Berlin: Download THR’s Day 3 Daily

A look at streamers' fest activity, a chat with Sally Potter about 'The Party' and dealmakers' reaction to news that China may expand its film quota.

‘Occidental’: Film Review | Berlin 2017

Political, racial and sexual tensions lie just below the surface of 'Occidental,' a genre-twisting comic thriller by French writer-director Neïl Beloufa, which screens in Berlin this week.

Inside South Korea’s Battle With a State-Sponsored Censorship Crisis

Asia's entertainment powerhouse is reassessing its young democracy, as top government officials are being arrested for compiling an "artist blacklist" featuring the likes of 'Oldboy' director Park…

‘Trainspotting’ Oral History: Danny Boyle, Ewan McGregor Reflect on Cult ’90s Brit Hit

With the sequel — finally — upon us, the director and star plus author Irvine Welsh, producer Andrew Macdonald and more look back on the 1996 Cool Britannia flagbearer and how it all…

Berlin: Download THR’s Day 2 Daily

A look at Europe's take on China's art house sector, exclusive news of Mike Myers' new movie and a chat with Oren Moverman on his "Trumpian" new movie.

Berlin: Oren Moverman Talks ‘The Dinner’ and Making Films in the Trump Era (Q&A)

The provocative helmer tells THR why he felt a responsibility to get political with his Berlin competition entry and how he hopes to destigmatize mental illness with Steve Coogan's character.

Berlin According to … HBO Europe’s Antony Root: “Connect With This Constantly Evolving City”

The executive vp original programming and production shares his take on the festival.

Berlin Hidden Gem: Controversial ‘This Is Our Land’ Charts the Rise of Populism in France

The film from Belgian actor-director Lucas Belvaux has drawn the ire of the National Front for its unflinching look at the rise of Gallic right wing populism.