Sanjay Leela Bhansali says Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi is his most personal film yet. "I spent the first 30 years of my living just one lane away from Kamathipura. Every flavour, colour, and texture that I remembered from my childhood has gone into this film."
"Gangubai Kathiawadi is set in Mumbai of the 1960s, a very specific culture. But the Berlin audience saw the film the way we wanted it to be seen: as a humane, emotional, warm, and funny story of a woman who lived life on her own terms," says Bhansali.
Berlinale 2022: Klondike, set against the Russia-Ukraine conflict, paints a bleak, harrowing picture of life during wartime
Klondike is speckled with vignettes on how the violence on the Russia–Ukraine border has reached the outside world and sucked people from other parts of the world, while costing lives
One could argue that the elements in Céline Sciamma's new film — pain, grief and loss — are very much present in her previous four feature films.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi, featuring Alia Bhatt, had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival
Gangubai Kathiawadi first impression: Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial is worth every pandemic-fatigued film lover's salt
Alia as Gangubai soaks it all in with so much conviction, lugging this tremendous burden of portraying a brothel madam turned gangster placed on her back with consummate grace.
Berlinale 2022: Anonymous filmmakers document oppressed life under military regime in Myanmar Diaries
Myanmar Diaries is a heartbreaking portrayal of a country and its population slowly being brutalised to death by the military junta and usurped by the prison system in the country
Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Gangubai Kathiawadi going to Berlinale: Never felt this enthusiasm since Devdas went to Cannes
"I don’t know why our mainstream films are not sent to international film festivals. Gangubai Kathiawadi is a celebration of mainstream cinema. It is dark yet flamboyant. It is my most restrained work to date," says Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Berlin Film Festival will return to in-person edition in 2022 after going virtual for a year due to COVID-19
"The experiences of the last months have shown that on-location events can take place safely and successfully, and how important they are for dialogue and exchange," said directors of the Berlin Film Festival.
Berlin Film Festival confirms all-outdoor edition in June, organisers say 'received positive signals' from govt
The event will comprise of movies shown online at the March edition, including the winners of its Golden and Silver Bear prizes, which will be awarded at a gala ceremony on 13 June.
Berlinale 2021: Céline Sciamma, Jacqueline Lentzou and the other women who competed for the Golden Bear
Five of the 18 titles that competed for the Golden Bear, are directed or co-directed by women. A look at Petite Maman, Moon, 66 Questions, and Ballad of a White Cow.
Radu Jude's Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, about a teacher facing scrutiny over a sex tape, has the “rare and essential quality of a lasting art work, the Berlinale jury said.
Luiz Bolognesi’s The Last Forest, playing at Berlinale 2021, takes us to the Yanomami tribe in the Amazon basin
The Last Forest brings up the often-debated question about whether indigenous people should be allowed to be who they are or brought into the fold of a modern world.
Tina includes emotional interviews with the singer in which she recounts her childhood of grinding poverty picking cotton in the Tennessee fields, her singing debut with violent husband Ike Turner and her lonely years even as the world's top female rock star.
Dealing with the romantic theme between robots and humans, I'm Your Man director said she was interested in turning the "dangerous" aspects of such Frankenstein tales on their head
Berlinale 2021: Daniel Bruehl's 'humiliating' Hollywood experience shaped his directorial debut Next Door
"It was a very purging, cleansing experience for me to show this humiliating aspect finally in a movie," says Daniel Bruehl on Next Door, premiering in competition at the film festival.
The first Lebanese contender in the Berlinale competition in four decades, Memory Box is one of 15 films vying for the Golden Bear top prize.
Berlin International Film Festival pushed to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic, will be split in two parts
While a virtual Berlinale will be held online in March, organisers are scheduling a summer event with numerous film screenings for the public in theatres
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.
Black Coal, Thin Ice, Diao Yinan’s Berlinale Golden Bear winner, smuggles fascinating layers into a genre film
When genre conventions are punctuated by other considerations, Black Coal, Thin Ice slowly drifts away (in a good way) from the expected.