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Baldiga – Unlocked Heart (Baldiga – Entsichertes Herz)

Markus Stein
2024

Daniel Theophanous - 26-02-2024

Queer photographer from Germany openly exposed his life in a bid to remove HIV stigma from generations to come - from the Panorama Dokumente section of the Berlinale [Read More...]

Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill

Andy Brown
Brian Lindstrom
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 26-02-2024

Singer-songwriter Judee Sill never received her due, but this documentary shows that the ballads, and the balladeer, are deserving of her listener's attention [Read More...]

Nathan-ism

Elan Golod
2023

Eoghan Lyng - 26-02-2024

Retired Jewish guard recalls his experiences of Nazi Germany through his cartoon work, in this documentary of admirable beauty [Read More...]

Shambhala

Min Bahadur Bham
2024

Victor Fraga - 25-02-2024

Young woman happily marries three brothers in rural Nepal, before a controversial pregnancy disrupts their fragile harmony - from the Official Competition of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

Teaches of Peaches

Philipp Fussenegger, Judy Landkammer
2024

Victor Fraga - 23-02-2024

Filthy Canadian singer based in Berlin celebrates the 20th anniversary of her most transgressive work; she remains as sweaty and sexy as ever - from the Panorama Dokumente section of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

My New Friends (Les Gens d’à Côté)

André Téchiné
2024

Duda Leite - 23-02-2024

Isabelle Huppert stars as a grieving policewoman searching for a new meaning in life, in a misfire from octogenarian French auteur André Téchiné - from the Panorama section of the 74th Berlinale [Read More...]

Sasquatch Sunset

Nathan and Daniel Zellner
2024

Daniel Theophanous - 23-02-2024

Writer-director brother duo Nathan and Daniel Zellner conjure into existence American folklore creature, the sasquatch, most commonly known as Big Foot - unbelievably realistic film shows at the Berlinale Special [Read More...]

Black Tea

Abderrahmane Sissako
2024

Victor Fraga - 22-02-2024

After shockingly dumping her husband-to-be at the altar, African woman starts a new life in Taiwan, in a movie with the visual panache of Wong Kar-Wai - from the Official Competition of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

Sons (Vogter)

Gustav Möller
2024

Victor Fraga - 22-02-2024

Motherly instincts and extreme violence collide to devastating results, in this Scandinoir prison drama from Denmark - in the Official Competition of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

Who Do I Belong To (Mé el Aïn)

Meryam Joobeur
2024

Victor Fraga - 22-02-2024

Young man groomed by Isis returns to his Tunisian family of farmers with a mysterious wife; the woman harbours a dark secret under her purple niqab - from the the Official Competition of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

Seven Veils

Atom Egoyan
Canada

Victor Fraga - 22-02-2024

Inexperienced theatre director has to "remount" Richard Strauss's Salome after her predecessor suddenly dies, only to realise some macabre parallels with her own personal story - from the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

Gloria!

Margherita Vicario
2024

Victor Fraga - 21-02-2024

Five Italian women living in a Catholic institution join forces in order to confront the establishment, in this extremely cheesy and poorly acted musical - from the Official Competition of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

A Traveler’s Needs (Yeohaengjaui pilyo)

Hong Sang-soo
2024

- 21-02-2024

Isabelle Huppert stars as a happy-go-lucky and captivating French teacher living in Korea, in Hong Sang-soo’s breezy new drama - from the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

A Bit of a Stranger

Svitlana Lishchynska
2024

Agnieszka Piotrowska - 20-02-2024

Four generations of women in Russian-occupied Ukraine explore family trauma and ethnic identity through brutally honest conversations - from the Panorama section ofnthe 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

The Devil’s Bath (Des Teufels Bad)

Veronika Franz
Severin Fiala
2024

Victor Fraga - 20-02-2024

Extremely bleak and gruesome Austrian drama with a touch of Carl Dreyer and exec produced by Ulrich Seidl dissects an unhappily married woman as she slowly descends into madness - from the Official Competition of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

Another End

Piero Messina
2024

Victor Fraga - 20-02-2024

Gael Garcia Bernal and Renate Reinsve star in this extremely lame and predictable sci-fi from Italy - from the Official Competition of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

Dahomey

Mati Diop
2024

Victor Fraga - 20-02-2024

Mati Diop's new creation is a deeply poetic rumination on French colonialism; she once again uses the Atlantic Ocean as a dark and sombre watershed - from the Official Competition of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

Henry Fonda for President

Alexander Horwath
2024

Duda Leite - 19-02-2024

Lengthy, in-depth character of the iconic Hollywood actor reveals a subversive, intelligent, and surprisingly self-loathing human being - from the Forum section of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]


Other Reviews

La Cocina
Americans myths of social integration, freedom and tolerance are bust, seared and broiled in this kitchen from hell - caustic social satire is in the Official Competition of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

Suspended Time (Hors du Temps)
Olivier Assayas's autofictional Covid drama is light and gentle like a spring breeze, however mostly unremarkable - from the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

Architecton
Non-narrative, almost entire sensory film explores the rise and the collapse of the architecture of men and of nature; the outcome is strangely soothing - from the Official Competition of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

Love Lies Bleeding
The British director of psychological horror St Maud crosses the pond in order to create an equally convincing (and violent) tale of queer love - from the Berlinale Special Gala section of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

Sleep with Your Eyes Open (Dormir de Olhos Abertos)
Chinese film entirely set in Brazil ruminates on rootlessness, wanderlust, and insurmountable cultural and linguistic barriers - from the Encounters section of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival [Read More...]

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