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Berlin Film Festival Reviews

‘A Piece of Sky’ (‘Drii Winter’): Film Review | Berlin 2022

Swiss writer-director Michael Koch's follow-up to his debut 'Marija' casts non-professional actors in the story of a young couple facing mortality.

‘Everything Will Be OK’: Film Review | Berlin 2022

Cambodian auteur Rithy Panh imagines an Orwellian world where animals have subjugated humans.

‘One Year, One Night’ (‘Un Año, Una Noche)’: Film Review | Berlin 2022

A couple get caught up in the Paris terrorist attacks of 2015, and react in different ways to the trauma, in this drama directed by Isaki Lacuesta.

‘The Novelist’s Film’ (‘So-seol-ga-ui Yeong-hwa’): Film Review | Berlin 2022

Indefatigable South Korean one-man band Hong Sangsoo continues his idiosyncratic exploration of creativity, chance encounters, noodles, booze and small talk in his 27th feature.

‘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.

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.

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.

Machine Gun Kelly in ‘Taurus’: Film Review | Berlin 2022

Tim Sutton's drama follows several days in the life of a self-destructive music star played by Colson Baker, aka Machine Gun Kelly.

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.

‘Rimini’: Film Review | Berlin 2022

Michael Thomas stars as a happy-go-lucky lounge lizard in the latest comedy-drama by Ulrich Seidl, the Austrian director of the 'Paradise' trilogy.