China's local films outnumber Marvel hits, Hindi releases in the country to record maximum box office collection this year
This year, eight homegrown films were among the top 10 blockbusters in China.
Venice International Film Festival's record on gender parity remains dismal; fest is still largely governed by men
Things are really bad for women filmmakers at the 76th Venice International Film Festival with its poor record on female representation, with only 2 of the 21 films in competition being directed by women.
A Tale of Three Sisters: After Alfonso Cuaron's Roma, an equally stirring Turkish version worth exploring
As geographically dissimilar as they are, Roma and A Tale of Three Sisters have their hearts in harmony and share a central narrative significant to the lives of marginalised women. Only, it’s disheartening A Tale of Three Sisters may not find a widespread audience.
Synonyms is overlong and repetitive and sometimes willfully obscure – but every frame is charged with a break-all-rules aesthetic.
The big prize winners at film festivals like the Berlinale have a reputation for being grim and arty, and appealing more to the head than the heart.
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: A First Farewell is a poetic, often disheartening look into the lives of China’s Uyghur minorities
Albeit firmly apolitical, A First Farewell offers rare insights into the rapid homogenisation of a unique culture through imposition of language politics.
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
Berlinale 2019: Fatih Akin's The Golden Glove is a tiresome but stylishly shot serial killer film with little to root for
If Fatih Akin’s aim was to merely provoke his audience with The Golden Glove, he achieves it with flesh crawling reality.
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.
Öndög is a visually stunning work of cinema set in a part of the world yet untouched by the brutalities of modern civilisation.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Rafale deal, Priyanka Gandhi and Congress' past, and Berlinale 2019; today's must-read stories
The responsibility for the 'leak' to Anil Ambani rests with the prime minister.
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: Lone Scherfig’s The Kindness of Strangers is well-intentioned but lacks authenticity
Lone Scherfig’s The Kindness of Strangers is a textbook example of what happens when a director loves her characters too much.
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.
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.
Move over, Gully Boy: Prantik Basu's short film Rang Mahal heads to Berlinale Shorts International Competition
With 24 films from 17 countries in the lineup, the competition at Berlinale Shorts is intense. But Prantik Basu is a film festival veteran.
Many of us consider Terminator 2: Judgement Day a classic, but it’s heartening to know the Berlin Film Festival thinks so, too.