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Love and Friendship

Ben Wheatley, Andrea Arnold, Whit Stillman titles sell for Protagonist

4-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The sales company has closed a raft of deals on six titles following EFM.

Maudie

Mongrel International closes new 'Maudie' sales

3-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: President Charlotte Mickie announced on Thursday a pair of key deals with EFM buyers on the drama.

quo vado

Italian box office sensation 'Quo Vado?' finds buyers

2-Mar-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Italian box office smash Quo Vado? has been sold to UK, Germany and Spain among other markets.

fire at sea

Migrant doc 'Fire At Sea' gets box office boost after Berlin win

26-Feb-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Following a challenging local opening Fire At Sea (Fuocoammare) has been significantly boosted by its Golden Bear win.

Fire At Sea

Kino Lorber acquires 'Fire At Sea'

24-Feb-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up all North American rights from Doc & Film International to Gianfranco Rosi’s Golden Bear winner that dazzled the Berlinale jury and critics alike.

The Olive Tree

Seville International scores 'Olive Tree' deals

24-Feb-2016 | By

The Montreal-based sales company announced on Wednesday multiple territory sales from Berlin on Iciar Bollain’s drama ahead of its world premiere at the Miami International Film Festival in March.

United States Of Love

Berlin winner 'United States Of Love' sold to UK, France

24-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: New Europe Film Sales also secures deals for Italy and Brazil.

Lo And Behold Reveries Of The Connected World

EFM: Sundance trio drives sales for Magnolia International

22-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Magnolia head of worldwide sales Christina Rogers has reported a strong response from buyers in Berlin to Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World, The Lovers And The Despot, and Tickled.

Little Men

EFM: 'Little Men' sparks sales for Mongrel International

22-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: EFM buyers have responded enthusiastically in Berlin to Ira Sachs’ coming-of-age drama Little Men, among other titles on the Mongrel slate.

fire at sea

Berlin: 'Fire At Sea' tops final Screen Jury Grid

22-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Gianfranco Rosi’s Golden Bear winner faced off challenges from Jeff Nichols, Mia Hansen-Love and Mohamed Ben Attia.

Gianfranco Rosi Berlin Golden Bear

Refugee crisis dominates Berlin Film Festival awards Video

20-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Golden Bear winner Gianfranco Rosi among those calling for “awareness” of migrant tragedies.

Berlinale

Berlin Film Festival 2016: Full list of winners

20-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary Fire At Sea wins Golden Bear; Death In Sarajevo wins Jury Prize

fire at sea

Gianfranco Rosi’s 'Fire at Sea' wins Berlin's Golden Bear

20-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Gianfranco Rosi’s migrant documentary Fire At Sea (Fuocoammare) took home the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival, which handed out its competition awards on Saturday night.

Junction 48

Berlin: 'Junction 48', 'Who's Gonna Love Me Now?' win Panorama awards

20-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Israeli directors win both top awards; runners-up include Steve Coogan’s Shepherds And Butchers and Madonna dancer documentary Strike A Pose.

The Trap Ottaal

Berlin: 'The Trap' wins Crystal Bear; 'Rara' wins Grand Prix

20-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Winners revealed in Generation Kplus strand of the Berlinale.

Mellow Mud

Berlin: 'Mellow Mud' wins Crystal Bear; 'Plants' wins Grand Prix

19-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Winners revealed in Generation 14plus strand of the Berlinale.

The First The Last

'The First, The Last' wins Berlin Europa Cinemas Label

19-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Zrinko Ogresta’s On The Other Side and Asli Özge’s All Of A Sudden receive special mentions.

dieter kosslick

Berlin head Dieter Kosslick talks refugees, future changes

18-Feb-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Berlinale director discusses Meryl Streep, Fire At Sea and the digital future.

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Tempestedad

'Tempestad': Berlin Review

By David D'Arcy

Dir. Tatiana Huezo, Mexico, 2016, 105 minutes

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fire at sea

Berlin: 'Fire At Sea' tops final Screen Jury Grid

Gianfranco Rosi’s Golden Bear winner faced off challenges from Jeff Nichols, Mia Hansen-Love and Mohamed Ben Attia.

BERLIN DAILIES

Berlin 2016 Day 6 cover

Berlin 2016: Screen's dailies

Read Screen International’s daily magazines from the Berlin International Film Festival here.

BERLIN MARKET BUZZ

EFM Buzz

Berlin 2016: Market Buzz

Screen’s essential guide to the hottest titles coming to market at Berlin.

BERLIN 2016 LINE-UP

Crosscurrent

Berlin 2016: Film profiles

Screen profiles the features making their world premieres - and key international premieres - at the 66th Berlin Film Festival.

BERLIN PRODUCT GUIDE

Screen Berlin Bumper 2016

Berlin 2016: Bumper Product Guide

Read Screen International’s Berlin European Film Market bumper product guide.

INTERVIEWS

fire at sea

Director Gianfranco Rosi talks Golden Bear-winner 'Fire At Sea'

29-Mar-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Italian documentary film-maker Gianfranco Rosi tells Tiffany Pritchard about the making of his Golden Bear-winner Fire At Sea.

Rafi Pitts

Berlin Q&A: Rafi Pitts, 'Soy Nero'

19-Feb-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The Iranian film-maker discusses his competition entry about ‘Green Card soldiers’ and living in exile from his home country.

dieter kosslick

Berlin head Dieter Kosslick talks refugees, future changes

18-Feb-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Berlinale director discusses Meryl Streep, Fire At Sea and the digital future.

Gianfanco Rosi

Berlin Q&A: Gianfranco Rosi, 'Fire At Sea'

18-Feb-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Screen spoke to the director about the unique process of making his documentary about the migrant crisis, and how he didn’t emerge from the process unscathed.  

Gina Abatemarco

Berlin Q&A: Gina Abatemarco, 'Kivalina'

18-Feb-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Food and the environment are at the heart of Gina Abatemarco’s work, as Tiffany Pritchard learns in the director’s first feature-length documentary that screens in the Berlinale’s Culinary Cinema section on Friday. 

Barakah Meets Barakah

Film-maker calls for Saudi cinemas to show his film

16-Feb-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

Saudi film-maker Mahmoud Sabbagh challenges Saudi authorities to show his film in cinemas.

Tomer and Barak Heymann

Berlin: Tomer and Barak Heymann on 'Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?'

16-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Documentary duo reveal how they found a story of music and courage.

Vincent Perez

Berlin Q&A: Vincent Perez, 'Alone In Berlin'

16-Feb-2016 | By Mark Salisbury

Arthouse favourite and fixture of period dramas such as Cyrano De Bergerac and La Reine Margot, Vincent Perez has moved steadily towards directing since his 1992 short L’échange.

Steve Coogan

Berlin Q&A: Steve Coogan, 'Shepherds And Butchers'

16-Feb-2016 | By

Comedian and film star Steve Coogan plays a crusading lawyer taking on a seemingly unwinnable case in Apartheid era South Africa in Oliver Schmitz’s Shepherds And Butchers (sold at EFM by West End Films).

Michael Grandage

Berlin Q&A: Michael Grandage, 'Genius'

15-Feb-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Donmar Warehouse artistic director Grandage talks making his film directing debut.

Bleed For This

The Solution packs a punch

15-Feb-2016 | By John Hazelton

Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, co-founders of Los Angeles-based sales outfit The Solution Entertainment Group, discuss their push into finance and production, and how they plan to stay ahead.

Uncle Howard

Berlin: Aaron Brookner on 'Uncle Howard'

14-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Aaron Brookner discusses Uncle Howard, his intimate portrait of the late film-maker, Howard Brookner.

James Schamus

Berlin Q&A: James Schamus, 'Indignation'

14-Feb-2016 | By

Hollywood’s pre-eminent renaissance man — Columbia University professor, former Focus Features CEO and three-time Oscar nominee — is in Berlin for the European premiere of his directorial debut, Indignation.

brooklyn

HanWay Films: a year to remember

13-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Thanks to Carol, Brooklyn and Anomalisa, 2015 proved to be a banner year for UK sales agent HanWay Films. The company’s key executives explain how patience has paid dividends.

National Bird

Wim Wenders, Sonia Kennebeck talk drone doc 'National Bird'

13-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Ahead of its Berlinale screening this weekend, drone warfare documentary National Bird is becoming one of the festival’s buzz documentaries.

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt talks all-access documentary 'I Am Bolt'

12-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Screen spoke to the fastest man alive about his new all-access documentary - and how he wants a role in The Fast And The Furious.

Dieter Kosslick

Dieter Kosslick's Berlin days

9-Feb-2016 | By

In his 15th year as festival director, the Berlinale’s Dieter Kosslick discusses the 2016 line-up with Martin Blaney and his plans to further grow the festival.

The Commune behind the scenes

Thomas Vinterberg on how his unusual childhood inspired 'The Commune'

9-Feb-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Thomas Vinterberg tells Wendy Mitchell about drawing on his childhood for his most personal film yet, The Commune, which reunites him with the stars of Festen and is screening in Competition at Berlin

Alone In Berlin

On Location: 'Alone In Berlin'

9-Feb-2016 | By Mark Salisbury

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Originally conceived as a German-language project, Alone In Berlin failed to entice financiers. But when Hans Fallada’s novel was republished in English to huge acclaim, director Vincent Pérez re-imagined the film. Now it is making its debut in Competition at the Berlinale.