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Berlin Hidden Gem: Karl Marx, Sergei Eisenstein and Bourgeois Vampires Unite in ‘Bloodsuckers’

Julian Radlmaier's screwball 'Marxist Vampire Comedy' takes a line from 'Das Kapital' and turns it into a period romp about, among other things, class struggle and the rise of fascism.  

Berlin: Amazon Takes Chilean LGBTQ Drama ‘My Tender Matador’ for Latin America (Exclusive)

The award-winning film — being sold by Grandave International at Berlin's European Film Market — tells the story of the relationship between an aging cross-dresser and a guerrilla…

CineEurope Delayed Until October Due to COVID-19

The Barcelona exhibitor trade show was forced to cancel its 2020 physical event entirely due to the pandemic.

German Box Office Dropped 69 Percent in 2020

Theatrical revenue in the country took a massive hit due to coronavirus lockdowns in spring and fall with only limited re-openings last summer. 

Disney+ Unveils First Slate of European Originals

The streamer says 10 originals from France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands got the green light.

185 LGBTQ German Actors Stage Mass Coming Out, Call for More Onscreen Diversity

The actors — among them 'Babylon Berlin' star Udo Samel and Karin Hanczewski and Mark Waschke from No. 1 German TV drama 'Tatort' — published a joint manifesto in the…

German Cinemas to Stay Shut Till Mid-January

The German government has extended COVID-19 lockdown measures that will keep movie theaters closed until at least January 10. 

Germany Extends COVID-19 Lockdown: Cinemas to Stay Shut Until at Least Dec. 20

German cinemas, which shut down for the month of November amid rising COVID-19 infection rates in the country, will remain closed for a further three weeks, until at least Dec. 20.

‘Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds’: Film Review | TIFF 2020

Werner Herzog and volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer ('Into the Inferno') reteam for 'Fireball,' a globe-hopping exploration of the fallout and the lure of asteroids, meteorites and cosmic dust.

‘And Tomorrow the Entire World’ (‘Und morgen die ganze Welt’): Film Review | Venice 2020

A young German law student leaves her wealthy family to live in an Antifa commune and fight fascism in writer-director Julia von Heinz’s competition feature, 'And Tomorrow the Entire World' ('Und morg…

German Hitmaker Bora Dagtekin Extends Exclusive Deal with Constantin Film Through 2025

Bora Dagtekin, the German writer/director behind local-language blockbusters 'Suck me Shakespeer,' 'Turkish for Beginners' and 'The Perfect Secret' has extended his exclusive Deal with studio…

Fred Kogel of German Studio Leonine on Why He’s Betting on Cinemas Post-Pandemic

Fred Kogel of upstart German Studio Leonine discusses why he's betting on cinemas post-coronavirus. The mini-major will be the first distributor to release new films in Germany after lockdowns with…