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Berlin International Film Festival announces they'll adopt gender-neutral awards from 2021
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Berlin International Film Festival announces they'll adopt gender-neutral awards from 2021

The organisers at Berlin Film Festival said the Silver Bears, which until this year included the best actor and best actress honours, will be replaced with a Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance and a Silver Bear for Best Supporting Performance.

Coronavirus Outbreak: MAMI, Cannes, major film festivals unite for 10-day global virtual movie event
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Coronavirus Outbreak: MAMI, Cannes, major film festivals unite for 10-day global virtual movie event

Tribeca Enterprises, the company behind the Tribeca Film Festival, and YouTube announced the online festival Monday. Other festivals will also contribute curated programming, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival and those in Berlin, Tokyo and New York.

Golden Bear winner Mohammad Rasoulof sentenced to jail after authorities find his work 'propaganda against system'
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Golden Bear winner Mohammad Rasoulof sentenced to jail after authorities find his work 'propaganda against system'

Mohammad Rasoulof’s sentence arose from three films that Iran’s authorities found to be “propaganda against the system”

Amid Mohammad Rasoulof's Berlinale win for There Is No Evil, revisiting his 2009 tour de force, The White Meadows
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Amid Mohammad Rasoulof's Berlinale win for There Is No Evil, revisiting his 2009 tour de force, The White Meadows

Mohammad Rasoulof’s concern with portraying normal people who carry out everyday chores for authoritarian societies goes back to his 2009 film The White Meadows — a powerful work which established the acclaimed filmmaker as a strident and unique voice in Iranian cinema.

There Is No Evil review: Iranian film that won the Golden Bear at Berlinale 2020 could be the next global blockbuster
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There Is No Evil review: Iranian film that won the Golden Bear at Berlinale 2020 could be the next global blockbuster

Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof’s There Is No Evil won the top honour, the Golden Bear, at Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival.

Berlinale 2020: Banned Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof's film There is No Evil wins Golden Bear award
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Berlinale 2020: Banned Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof's film There is No Evil wins Golden Bear award

Berlinale 2020's jury president British actor Jeremy Irons, hailed the way There is No Evil showed “the web an authoritarian regime weaves among ordinary people, drawing them towards inhumanity.

Berlinale 2020 opening film My Salinger Year, based on Joanna Rakoff’s memoir, fails to rise above its subject matter
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Berlinale 2020 opening film My Salinger Year, based on Joanna Rakoff’s memoir, fails to rise above its subject matter

My Salinger Year is a tastefully done tribute to Rakoff’s years at Salinger’s literary agency but at the lack of narrative tension or real friction, it feels flat like a bottle of champagne left out too long, hence lost its fizz.

Distant Journey, part of Berlinale Classics this year, is one of the first films to depict horrors of the Holocaust
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Distant Journey, part of Berlinale Classics this year, is one of the first films to depict horrors of the Holocaust

Distant Journey was banned by the Stalinist censors. Now, the digitally restored version will premiere in the Classics section at the Berlinale this year.

Psycho, Aswathama, Anjaam Pathiraa: In the season of serial killers, revisiting The Golden Glove from Berlinale 2019
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Psycho, Aswathama, Anjaam Pathiraa: In the season of serial killers, revisiting The Golden Glove from Berlinale 2019

German filmmaker Fatih Akin’s The Golden Glove premiered in the Competition section at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival.

Berlin Film Festival 2020: Tom Holland's Onward, Willem Dafoe's Siberia part of line-up; see full list
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Berlin Film Festival 2020: Tom Holland's Onward, Willem Dafoe's Siberia part of line-up; see full list

The lineup of Berlin Film Festival 2020 was unveiled by new artistic director Carlo Chatrian on Wednesday.

Jeremy Irons to serve as jury president of Berlin International Film Festival 2020
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Jeremy Irons to serve as jury president of Berlin International Film Festival 2020

The announcement was made by the artistic director Carlo Chatrian in a statement posted on the Berlin International Film Festival's website

Berlinale 2019: The lesser known films to watch out for, from Ghost Town Anthology to Talking About Trees
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Berlinale 2019: The lesser known films to watch out for, from Ghost Town Anthology to Talking About Trees

Ever heard of Sudanese cinema? The fact that you probably have not is the subject of the intriguing documentary Talking About Trees, that won big at the Berlinale.

Berlinale 2019: 69th edition of film festival ends with dialogue on censorship, Netflix, and gender equality
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Berlinale 2019: 69th edition of film festival ends with dialogue on censorship, Netflix, and gender equality

The 69th Berlinale that ended last weekend also saw the end of tenure of its much-loved director Dieter Kosslick

Who You Think I Am review: A tale of catfishing and existential crisis, saved by Juliette Binoche's screen presence
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Who You Think I Am review: A tale of catfishing and existential crisis, saved by Juliette Binoche's screen presence

It’s hard to empathise with a catfishing predator so the movie employs a few plot twists and split narratives to keep its momentum

Gully Boy is an emotional and grandiose film that has flaws but ultimately lives up to its razzmatazz
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Gully Boy is an emotional and grandiose film that has flaws but ultimately lives up to its razzmatazz

Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy greatly lives up to its razzmatazz. Here's a first impression review of the film that had its world premiere at Berlinale 2019.

Berlinale 2019 hosts impressive line-up of Indian female talent, from Rima Das, Zoya Akhtar to Udita Bhargava
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Berlinale 2019 hosts impressive line-up of Indian female talent, from Rima Das, Zoya Akhtar to Udita Bhargava

Berlinale’s gender representation has come as a shot in the arm for female filmmakers and talent — especially since gender equality is dismal at its best even in other major festivals like Cannes and Venice

Berlinale 2019: The important collaboration of Francois Ozon and Charlotte Rampling, recipient of Golden Bear
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Berlinale 2019: The important collaboration of Francois Ozon and Charlotte Rampling, recipient of Golden Bear

Under the Sand will be screened in the Homage section at Berlinale 2019, along with another (and more popular) Ozon-Rampling collaboration, Swimming Pool.

Berlinale 2019: From the Juliette Binoche-led jury, to Gully Boy's premiere — all you need to know
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Berlinale 2019: From the Juliette Binoche-led jury, to Gully Boy's premiere — all you need to know

The high woman representation is a shot in the arm for Berlinale, whose contemporaries in Cannes and Venice could only dream of matching this statistic.