Putting an unhappy life under the microscope, Ole Giæver’s Out Of Nature is an acute but glum excursion into first world problems.
A tense tale of Mexican machismo as a young gun-runner hooks up with a US cop, Gabriel Ripstein’s 600 Miles shows the gangster genre from its sensitive side.
With brilliant performances from Rampling and Courtenay, Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years is an intense observation of a lifetime of marriage unravelled in one week.
A bombastic wannabe epic about desert explorer Gertrude Bell, not even Kidman and Franco can save Werner Herzog’s The Queen Of The Desert.
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