Berlinale 2023: Spanish drama Ivan & Hadoum, Ukraine's The Blindsight win top awards at Berlin Co-Production Market
Many films screening at this year’s Berlinale had their beginnings at the Co-Production Market. The list includes Jow Zhi Wei’s Tomorrow is a Long Time, 20,000 Species of Bees by Estibaliz Urresola, among others.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali on completing 25 years in Bollywood: I'm much more in control of my craft now
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."
Sanjay Leela Bhansali opens up on Gangubai Kathiawadi's warm reception at Berlinale: 'Deeply moved'
"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
Petite Maman movie review: Céline Sciamma masterfully explores themes of grief and loss
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.
Berlinale 2022: Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali attend world premiere of Gangubai Kathiawadi
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.
Berlinale 2021: Romanian director Radu Jude's Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn wins Golden Bear
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 Turner bids 'goodbye' to legions of fans with Berlin Film Festival documentary
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.
Berlinale 2021: Unorthodox director premieres sci-fi comedy I'm Your Man at Golden Bear competition
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.
Berlinale 2021: Memory Box directors discuss wading through Beirut blast and the pandemic
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
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.