The Berlin film festival’s new Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian and Forum programmer Cristina Nord tell Neil Young what guides and inspires their festival-programming instincts, and what they hope to bring to one of the world’s biggest film festivals.
Wednesday 19 February 2020
The winner dialled in from house arrest and some of the bigger names were missing in action, but the 70th Berlinale pulled together enough finds and fresh ideas to seem open to the future, found Jessica Kiang.
Wednesday 4 March 2020
This year’s Berlin Film Festival offered an opportunity to reflect upon a half-century of highlighting women’s voices in cinema, of solidarity and slow progress, writes Ela Bittencourt.
Tuesday 10 March 2020
Geppetto and his put-upon puppet explore their father-son dynamic in this revitalised telling of the Italian favourite, enhanced by magical social realism and seriously impressive prosthetics, writes John Bleasdale.
Tuesday 14 January 2020
The Romanian director’s latest adapts a philosophical novel by Russian mystic Vladimir Solovyov as a three-and-a-half hour roundelay of high-minded debate amongst six characters in a wintry mansion. It’s intellectually rich and rigorous, but undeniably arduous cinema, finds Nick James.
Sunday 23 February 2020
Radu Jude weaves archive footage and historical rage into the story of a young man who defied dictatorship to tell urgent truths about the Ceaușescu regime, writes Carmen Gray.
Tuesday 25 February 2020
Finally rediscovered and reconstructed by his widow and now co-author Valeria Sarmiento, what would have been the unstoppable Chilean master’s first feature instead becomes his second posthumous work: a headlong Dadaist puzzle film about the haunting of a guilty widower, writes Ela Bittencourt.
Thursday 5 March 2020