Berlin Film Festival

Days – first look review

By Greg Wetherall

Taiwanese master Tsai Ming-liang returns with a profound, meditative poem on the human need for connection.

The Roads Not Taken – first look review

By Greg Wetherall

Sally Potter’s hallucinatory, meandering road movie will test your patience to breaking point.

The Woman Who Ran – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A woman catches up with three close friends in this charming situational drama from South Korea’s Hong Sang-soo.

Siberia – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Abel Ferrara sends Willem Dafoe off into the snowy wilds of Russia in this punishing metaphysical dream.

Welcome to Chechnya – first look review

By Jack King

David France’s vital documentary interrogates the ongoing queer genocide in the Russian republic.

Undine – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

An ancient myth underpins German director Christian Petzold’s wishy-washy romantic drama.

Anne at 13,000 Feet – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

There’s shades of John Cassavetes in Canadian writer/director Kazik Radwanski’s elevated character study.

Time to Hunt – first look review

By Lou Thomas

Yoon Sung-hyun offers a fatalistic glimpse of a near-future South Korea in this anxiety-inducing crime thriller.

First Cow – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Kelly Reichardt trains her meticulous eye on 1820s Oregon in this sublime companion piece to 2006’s Old Joy.

Mogul Mowgli – first look review

By Caitlin Quinlan

Riz Ahmed plays an ambitious rapper in director Bassam Tariq’s thumping drama.

My Salinger Year – first look review

By Lou Thomas

Margaret Qualley and Sigourney Weaver star in this understated literary drama, based on Joanna Rakoff’s memoir.

Kelly Reichardt and Sally Potter are heading to the 2020 Berlinale

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

They’ll be joined by Abel Ferrara and Tsai Ming-liang when the festival kicks off in February.

Eight under-the-radar gems from the Berlin Film Festival 2019

By Adam Woodward

Highlights from across this year’s Berlinale, including a hallucinatory war thriller and a metaphysical farce.

Varda by Agnès – first look review

By Ian Mantgani

The first lady of French cinema offers a final, typically fascinating self-portrait.

Amazing Grace – first look review

By Ian Mantgani

Sydney Pollack’s long-lost concert doc shows the Queen of Soul at the height of her pop fame.

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael – first look review

By Ella Kemp

This portrait of the work of film critic Pauline Kael is a perfect reminder of why movies matter.

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