Turning the camera upon himself for the third time, Jafar Panahi’s Taxi is a moving portrait of the politics of filming and the filming of politics.
A mesmerising portrait of the loneliness of the beautiful, Lírio Ferreira’s Blue Blood is an enigmatic blend of circus, ballet and cinema.
Shifting the story from polar explorer Peary to his wife, Isabel Coixet’sNobody Wants The Night offers a distinctly female slant on colonisation.
With jury president producer James Schamus at the helm, the 64th Berlin Film Festival sees a lot of Eastern promise with Awards for both China and Japan.Read More
Fathers and sons are the order of the day again today. Starting with Sudabeh Mortezai’s Macondo, which bears a striking thematic resemblance to both…Read More
Masculinity takes charge in today’s Berlinale selection, starting with Ning Hao’s No Man’s Land – a Chinese Western of silent, bone-crunching machismo as a…Read More
Maybe it’s me. Or maybe it’s the films. But today’s Competition selection makes for depressingly ambiguous viewing. First there’s Argentinian director Celina Murga’s La…Read More
All’s fair in love and war. But in Feo Aladag’s war film Zwischen Welten, it seems like nothing’s really fair. Following an Afghani interpreter…Read More
Perhaps one of the most enjoyable films so far is Hans Petter Molland’s scandi coproduction In Order Of Disappearance with actors and funding from…Read More
If yesterday was love, then today it’s sin, walking the Via Dolorosa (literally) with Stations Of The Cross and Cavalry as well as mortifying…Read More
Love is strange. No, not the Fifties pop song by Mickey and Sylvia, but Ira Sachs’ latest film. Like his previous Keep The Lights…Read More
Through Berlin, Paris, Belfast and New Mexico, today’s Berlinale selection leads us through war, homelessness, redemption and love. Perhaps the best is Yann Demange’s…Read More
The 64th Berlin Film Festival opens with a giddy ride through Europe’s backwaters tonight with the premiere of Wes Anderson’s long anticipated The Grand…Read More
With a jury headed up by Wong Kar Wai, the 63rd Berlin Film Festival rewards Eastern Europe, female protagonists and male directors. Eastern Promise…Read More