From on-the-ground docs to American stereotypes, both Russia in imagination and reality dominated the Berlinale.
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This fictional trip to the dentist is more painful than an actual trip to the dentist
Gamhee (Kim Minhee) hasn’t been away from her husband for a single day in five years. We know this fact well because she repeats it three...
Taking place at the turn of the 20th century, Competition entry 'All The Dead Ones' can't find a way to effectively take off.
I've seen the world, been to many places
Christian Petzold moves the classic 'Undine' myth to Berlin in this strange yet underwhelming film. Read our review!
Through stark black-and-white images, the unorthodox 'Gunda' forces you to recognise the sentience of animals.
Kelly Reichardt's tale of baking on the frontier, 'First Cow' is a gentle and whimsical tale guaranteed to make you smile.
Written and co-directed while he was in Russian jail, Oleg Sentsov returns with 'Numbers' — a Brechtian critique of authoritarianism.
Pixar perfect the formula to magical results.
'Westworld' star Sidse Babett Knudsen is a terrifying matriarch in Danish gangster tale 'Wildland', which ultimately disappoints.
'Greta', inspired by the famous performance by Garbo in 'The Grand Hotel,' shares its inspiration's lifeless quality.
'The Awakening of the Ants' subtly critiques Costa Rican gender relations through one woman's personal change.
A quiet bereavement drama with international overtones, The Day After I’m Gone uses the theme of suicide as a metaphor for the state of Israel. Slowly...
'Far From Us', now premiering at the Berlinale Forum Section, is a truly life-draining cinematic experience.
The perils of always trying to do the right thing are brutally examined in Retrospekt, a domestic violence drama with shades of John Cassavetes. Taking morally tricky...
'The Shadow Play' is film noir filtered through 'Goodfellas,' a remarkable re-imagining of the epic crime drama.
Tracing gender structures from the womb to marriage, Normal shines a light on how gender is constantly reinforced in modern Italian society. Taking a panoramic view...
'Divine Love' is as sexually graphic as it is aesthetically pleasing, yet it has little substance beneath surface thrills.