Berlin Film Festival reviews


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'The Real Estate': Berlin Review

A bracingly grotesque character comedy from Sweden plays out in Berlin’s Competition

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'Virus Tropical': Berlin Review

Intricately animated coming-of-age tale from Colombia


'Land': Berlin Review

Iran’s Babak Jalali sets his third film on a Native American reservation

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'L'Animale': Berlin Review

A young tomboy comes to maturity in a small Austrlian town in the second feature from Katharina Mueckstein

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'Daughter Of Mine': Berlin Review

A beautifully acted and crafted drama from Laura Bispuri plays in Competition in Berlin

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‘The Incredible Story Of The Giant Pear’: Berlin Review

Danish animation sets sail for 100 territories

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'The Prayer': Berlin Review

A heroin addict goes cold turkey in a remote mountain-top community in Cedric Kahn’s Berlin Competition entry

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‘Xiao Mei’: Berlin Review

A debut from Taiwan is a richly-textured portrait of a mysteriously missing girl

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'Eva': Berlin Review

It’s business as usual for Isabelle Huppert in Benoît Jacquot’s psycho thriller

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'Monster Hunt 2': Review

Tony Leung jumps in to the Chinese monsterverse with gusto, and has already helped it break records


'Cobain': Berlin Review

Nanouk Leopold’s sixth film explores the troubled relationship between a boy and his mother

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'Styx': Berlin Review

A German woman takes a life-changing solo yacht trip

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'Transit': Berlin Review

Christian Petzold’s fourth Berlin competition film sees German refugees stuck in France

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‘Human, Space, Time And Human’: Berlin Review

Kim Ki-duk’s latest isn’t helped by some overt similarities to ’mother!’

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'Central Airport THF': Berlin Review

Karim Aïnouz brings warmth to his documentary about refugees in the former Tempelhof Airport

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'Dovlatov': Berlin Review

Alexey German Jr looks back at a week in the life of Russian poet Sergei Dovlatov

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'Black 47': Berlin Review

Ireland’s devastating potato famine is the backdrop for Lance Daly’s revenge western


'Grass': Berlin Review

After three films in 2017, Hong Sangsoo’s first feature this year is both short and sweet

Girls Always Happy

'Girls Always Happy': Berlin Review

A mother and daughter bicker endlessly in Yang Mingming’s finely-crafted debut

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'The Bookshop': Berlin Review

Goya-winner from Spain’s Isabel Coixet stars Bill Nighy and Emily Mortimer