Berlin Film Festival

The Heiresses – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

A sensitive portrait of a hesitant woman attempting to rediscover her lust for life makes for an assured feature debut from Marcelo Martinessi.

Eva – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

A love affair between Isabelle Huppert and Gaspard Ulliel fails to ignite a spark in this predictable psychodrama.

Black 47 – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

An Irish soldier exacts his revenge on those that have harmed his family in Lance Daly's bleak period thriller.

Gordon & Paddy – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

This charming little Swedish film about a jaded old toad detective and his plucky young mouse assistant makes for cosy viewing.

The Happy Prince – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Rupert Everett dons three caps to write, direct and star in a dramatic imagining of Oscar Wilde’s untimely demise.

Damsel – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

In their first feature-length directorial team-up, David and Nathan Zellner go west, with Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska in tow.

Isle of Dogs – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Wes Anderson takes audiences on a journey to Japan in his new stop-motion feature about a 12-year-old boy and his missing dog.

Isle of Dogs to open the 2018 Berlin Film Festival

By Hannah Woodhead

Wes Anderson and his canine crew are headed to the 68th Berlinale.

El Bar – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

Álex de la Iglesia’s frisky, single-set survival thriller from Spain loses its steam after an impressive opening act.

Revolution of Sound: Tangerine Dream – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

A solid docu-homage to the strung-out German synth-proggers and occasional film soundtrackers.

On the Beach At Night Alone – first look review

By David Jenkins

The wistful latest from Korean maestro Hong Sang-soo is powered by an exceptional lead performance.

Call Me by Your Name – first look review

By David Jenkins

Remember that title, as you’ll be hearing a lot about Luca Guadagnino’s sublime summertime romance.

The Other Side of Hope – first look review

By David Jenkins

Finland’s Aki Kaurismäki lights up the Berlin competition with a typically bittersweet response to the migrant crisis.

The Queen of Spain – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

Penélope Cruz stars in this frolicsome love letter to Spanish cinema’s golden age from director Fernando Trueba.

The Party – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

Pseudo-intellectual pontificating abounds in Sally Potter’s brisk middle class comedy.

Somniloquies – first look review

By David Jenkins

The directors of Leviathan return with a breathtaking character study of the world’s foremost sleep talker.

Spoor – first look review

By David Jenkins

Polish director Agnieszka Holland returns with an enigmatic woodland-set murder mystery.

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