Berlin Film Festival

A Cop Movie – first-look review

By Adam Woodward

Two professional actors go ‘undercover’ in this eye-opening exposé of Mexico City’s police force.

Limbo – first-look review

By Josh Slater-Williams

Soi Cheang’s grisly yet dazzling monochrome noir follows a pair of cops investigating a serial murderer.

Ballad of a White Cow – first-look review

By Patrick Gamble

Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam’s drama takes a dim view of Iran’s discriminatory justice system.

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy – first-look review

By Matt Turner

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi returns with another female-oriented drama about the intricacies of everyday human dynamics.

Petite Maman – first-look review

By Adam Woodward

An eight-year-old girl encounters a young version of her mother in Céline Sciamma’s transportive fable.

The Scary of Sixty-First – first-look review

By Leila Latif

A woman becomes possessed by the spirit of one of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims in this misguided psychological horror.

Tides – first-look review

By Josh Slater-Williams

Tim Fehlbaum’s effective if overfamiliar sci-fi sees an astronaut become shipwrecked on a desolate Earth.

Tina – first-look review

By Leila Latif

Tina Turner has the final say on her tumultuous life and glittering career in this all-access documentary.

Ted K – first-look review

By Lou Thomas

Sharlto Copley stars as the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski in this so-so chronicle of the notorious terrorist.

Introduction – first-look review

By Matt Turner

A young man travels to Berlin in the latest lilting relationship drama from South Korea’s Hong Sang-soo.

Drift Away – first-look review

By Adam Woodward

Jérémie Renier finds himself all at sea in Xavier Beauvois’ slow-burn drama about a grief-stricken policeman.

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn – first-look review

By Caitlin Quinlan

A leaked sex tape threatens the career of a school teacher in Radu Jude’s wry social commentary.

Memory Box – first-look review

By Adam Woodward

Three women learn to reconcile the past in this moving drama from Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige.

Watch a clip from Hong Sang-soo’s Berlin-bound Introduction

By Charles Bramesco

A young actor works on his relationships with his father and girlfriend in the Korean master’s newest feature.

Celiné Sciamma and Hong Sang-soo headline the 2021 Berlin Film Festival

By Adam Woodward

This year’s two-part edition will also play host to Daniel Brühl’s directorial debut.

The Berlin Film Festival has done away with gendered acting categories

By Charles Bramesco

The Berlinale will stick to Leading Performance and Supporting Performance categories in future.

The next major film festival is coming to your living room

By Charles Bramesco

We Are One collects over 100 submissions from Berlin, Cannes and BFI London Film Festival.

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