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.

I’m Your Man – first-look review

By Caitlin Quinlan

Maria Schrader’s apathetic romantic drama about a humanoid robot relationship is lacking in vitality.

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.

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.

Days – first look review

By Greg Wetherall

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

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