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Berlin: ‘Werewolves Within’ Sells Wide

Josh Ruben's comedy-horror film, starring Sam Richardson and Milana Vayntrub, was snatched up by distributors across Europe, Asia, and Latin America after its debut at Berlin's European Film Market.

Blurring Fact and Fiction: How a Handful of Berlin Titles Force Viewers to “Wonder What’s Real”

In films like Netflix's 'A Cop Movie' and Daniel Brühl-directed 'Next Door,' there is no easy division between drama and documentary: "It's fiction, but a lot of it is true."

Berlin: ‘Mr. Bachmann and His Class’ Director Maria Speth on ‘Holding a Mirror to German Society’

The documentary, which won a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, follows an unorthodox teacher and his sixth-grade students, most of them from immigrant families.

German Actor Tom Schilling on ‘Fabian’ and the Lessons of the Weimar Republic for Today

He plays a young man coming of age in pre-Hitler Berlin in Dominik Graf's movie, which premiered in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival and was picked up for release in North…

Berlin: Competition Titles ‘I’m Your Man,’ ‘Next Door’ Sell Wide

Dan Stevens stars as a love robot in Maria Schrader's sci-fi romantic comedy, while Daniel Bruhl stars in, and directs, the dark comedy 'Next Door.'

Berlin Market Wrap: Netflix Spending Spree, Indie Resurgence

Independent distributors worldwide, buoyed by vaccine rollouts and the promise of theaters reopening, looked ready to go all-in on major projects at Berlin. 

Berlin: Radu Jude on Obscenity, Mask-Wearing Actors and Golden Bear Winner ‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’

"People say it was shocking to start a film with a porn video," says the Romanian director on his new film, about a schoolteacher caught up in a sex scandal, "but I don't find sex obscene. I find…

Berlin: Mubi Takes Celine Sciamma’s ‘Petite Maman’ for U.K., Ireland, Turkey

The French director's follow-up to 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' is a time-travel tale involving an eight-year-old girl who meets her own mother as a child. 

Berlin: Robert De Niro’s ‘Wash Me in The River’ Sells Wide

Highland Film Group closed deals across Europe and Asia for the action thriller 'Wash Me in The River,' starring Robert De Niro, John Malkovich, and Jack Huston, from…

Berlin: Netflix Signs $55 Million Global Deal for ‘The Pale Blue Eye’

Netflix has closed another major deal at the European Film Market, dropping a reported $55 million for worldwide rights to the Christian Bale Gothic horror-thriller The Pale Blue Eye from director…

Russell Crowe, Aaron Taylor-Johnson Among Major Cast Ensemble for Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Art World Drama ‘Rothko’

Michael Stuhlbarg and Jared Harris are also set to star in the film, in which Crowe will play famed abstract painter Mark Rothko and rising Irish name Aisling Franciosi will play his daughter, Kate…

Berlin: Golden Bear-Winning Director Calls Out False Glamour of In-Person Film Festivals

'Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn's' Radu Jude spoke out after winning the first online-only Berlinale, "My belief in cinema doesn't have anything to do with this…