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LATEST BERLIN HEADLINES

Cosima Finkbeiner, Carlo Chatrian, Wendy Mitchell, Matthijs Wouter Knol

Think Fest: Locarno, EFM, Beta execs on how festivals can stay relevant

15-Jul-2017 | By

Locarno’s Carlo Chatrian, Matthijs Wouter Knol of EFM and Cosima Finkbeiner of Beta Cinema discussed festival budgets and revenues.

Frederic Boyer, Mirsad Purivatra, Wendy Mitchell, Anna Hoffmann

Think Fest: Tribeca, Sarajevo, Berlin Forum heads debate the rise of Netflix

15-Jul-2017 | By

Frederic Boyer (Tribeca), Mirsad Purivatra (Sarajevo), Anna Hoffmann (Berlinale Forum) discuss challenges on panel.

Insyriated

Film Movement takes Berlin winner 'In Syria'

17-May-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hiam Abbass leads Berlin Panorama winner.

Ainbo

CMG line-up animates a flurry of deals

6-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s sales company announces slew of Berlin deals led by Ainbo, New Life; horror-thriller Havenhurst sells to Soda Pictures in UK.

Heartsone

Breaking Glass acquires Icelandic drama 'Heartsone'

2-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson directed Venice 2016 Queer Lion winner. Separately, FilmRise has acquired Sundance documentary It’s Not Yet Dark.

Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck survival drama scores Berlin sales for Sierra/Affinity

28-Feb-2017 | By

Oscar winner directs and stars in Light Of My Life, which has begun shooting in Vancouver.

Bye Bye Germany

The Match Factory secures key deals across Berlin slate

24-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Festival winners sell to Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.  

1945

Menemsha sets North American release for Berlinale premiere '1945'

23-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ferenc Török’s drama explores postwar Hungary before the Communist take-over.

Pushing Dead

Shoreline acquires world sales rights at EFM to AIDS-related comedy

22-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: James Roday, Danny Glover and Robin Weigert star.

It's The Law

True Colours strikes deals for 'It's The Law', 'One Kiss and 'Monolith'

21-Feb-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Brisk business for Italian sales outfit at EFM.

Summer 1993

Berlin winner 'Summer 1993' heads to France

20-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New Europe inked deals on the film for France and Turkey at this month’s EFM.

Other Side Of Hope

Berlin: 'The Other Side Of Hope' tops Screen's final jury grid

20-Feb-2017 | By

Aki Kaurismaki’s latest was tops pack of Berlinale competition titles.

Berlinale winners

Berlin Film Festival 2017: winners revealed

18-Feb-2017 | By ,

UPDATE WITH KEY SPEECHES: Hungarian title On Body And Soul takes best film; Aki Kaurismaki, Sebastian Lelio among winners; Insyriated and I Am Not Your Negro scoop Panorama audience awards; 2018 festival dates revealed.

Insyriated

'Insyriated' wins Europa Cinemas Label in Berlin

17-Feb-2017 | By

Syria-set drama set to benefit from European exhibition support.

Propellor

Berlin: Propellor Film Tech Hub raises 11 calls to action

17-Feb-2017 | By

The film industry’s use of data and the need to establish better education among issues discussed.

On The Beach At Night Alone

Berlin: Hong Sang-soo shines on Screen's Jury Grid

16-Feb-2017 | By

On The Beach At Night Alone scores second-highest rating of competition so far.

Colo

Berlin: 'Colo' polarises, 'Montauk' falters on Screen's Jury Grid

15-Feb-2017 | By

Aki Karuismaki’s The Other Side Of Hope remains top.

Other side of hope

Berlin: 'The Other Side Of Hope' soars to top Screen's Jury Grid

15-Feb-2017 | By

Aki Kaurismaki’s latest feature registered a huge score with Screen’s jury of international critics.

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BERLIN REVIEWS

Bones of Contention

'Bones of Contention': Berlin Review

By David D'Arcy

Documentary examines the legacy of the Spanish Civil War, and the mass graves which remain dotted across the country to this day

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Other side of hope

Berlin: 'The Other Side Of Hope' soars to top Screen's Jury Grid

Aki Kaurismaki’s latest feature registered a huge score with Screen’s jury of international critics.

BERLIN DAILIES

Screen Berlin 2017 Day 6

Berlin 2017: Screen's dailies

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

BERLIN PRODUCT GUIDE

Screen Berlin Product Guide 2017

Berlin 2017: EFM Product Guide

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

INTERVIEWS

Yang Cheng

Yang Cheng on the future of Chinese arthouse cinema

21-Feb-2017 | By

The Beijing-based producer, who had two films in Berlin, explains why he’s optimistic about the future of arthouse cinema in China.

Sebastian Lelio

Berlin Q&A: Sebastián Lelio talks 'A Fantastic Woman'

18-Feb-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

A Fantastic Woman premiered in competition at the Berlinale. Scooped up by Sony Pictures Classics at the start of the festival, the film has won Berlin’s Teddy Award for LGBT-themed films.

Gerardo Naranjo

Screen Time: 'Narcos' director: 'Trump just gave us the best prize ever' (video) Video

15-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

WACTH: Director also discusses Mexican cinema and the future of big budget TV.

casting jonbenet

Berlin: Kitty Green and James Schamus on doc 'Casting JonBenet'

14-Feb-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Documentary was pre-bought by Netflix ahead of its premiere at Sundance.

monsieur mayonnaise

Berlin: The story behind Philippe Mora doc 'Monsieur Mayonnaise'

14-Feb-2017 | By Nick Goundry

The film chronicles Mad Dog Morgan director Mora’s family history, including his father’s time in the French Resistance.

Trudie Styler

Trudie Styler talks directing 'Freak Show' ahead of Berlin premiere

13-Feb-2017 | By

Alex Lawther stars in the story of a teenager who, despite attending an ultra-conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.

The Party

Berlin Q&A: Sally Potter, 'The Party'

13-Feb-2017 | By

Director Potter talks latest film, which stars Cillian Murphy and Kristin Scott Thomas, and prejudice against female directors.

The Queen Of Spain

Fernando Trueba on reviving Penelope Cruz's Macarena Granada for 'Queen Of Spain'

13-Feb-2017 | By

Trueba’s Queen Of Spain features in this year’s Berlinale Special programme.

Diego Luna Rogue One

Screen Time: Berlin jury member Diego Luna talks Mexico, Trump and 'Rogue One' (video) Video

12-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

WATCH: Screen interviews the Mexican actor-director-producer at the 2017 Berlinale.

the young karl marx

Berlin Q&A: Raoul Peck, 'The Young Karl Marx'

12-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

I Am Not Your Negro director talks Karl Marx and Hollywood diversity.

Final Portrait

Berlin Q&A: Stanley Tucci, 'Final Portrait'

11-Feb-2017 | By

Actor and director Tucci talks Geoffrey Rush-starring Giacometti film, arthouse versus blockbuster roles, and his toughest performance.

Django

Berlin Q&A: Etienne Comar, 'Django'

10-Feb-2017 | By

French filmmaker Comar discusses his debut feature as a director, which opened the 2017 Berlin film festival.

Django

'Django' star Reda Kateb talks Berlin opener, Trump, minorities

9-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

French actor talks playing Django Reinhardt, the future of nomadic cultures and why he’s not worried about an impending trip to the US.