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By the Grace of God - by François Ozon - BERLIN 2019: François Ozon’s latest feature is a strong, modest, relentless and sensitive film about the actions and consequences of a paedophile priest
By the Grace of God
by François Ozon
BERLIN 2019: François Ozon’s latest feature is a strong, modest, relentless and sensitive film about the actions and consequences of a paedophile priest
Synonyms - by Nadav Lapid - BERLIN 2019: Nadav Lapid offersan indescribable yet totally brilliant variation on the theme of "An Israeli in Paris"
Synonyms
by Nadav Lapid
BERLIN 2019: Nadav Lapid offersan indescribable yet totally brilliant variation on the theme of "An Israeli in Paris"
System Crasher - by Nora Fingscheidt - BERLIN 2019: Nora Fingscheidt’s first feature, presented as one of four German-language films in competition at Berlin, sets the bar high and is powerful in terms of both form and content
System Crasher
by Nora Fingscheidt
BERLIN 2019: Nora Fingscheidt’s first feature, presented as one of four German-language films in competition at Berlin, sets the bar high and is powerful in terms of both form and content
I Was at Home, but... - by Angela Schanelec - BERLIN 2019: Angela Schanelec directs a non-narrative film-essay about existence, the body and art, which gradually abandons its coldness and embraces reconciliation
I Was at Home, but...
by Angela Schanelec
BERLIN 2019: Angela Schanelec directs a non-narrative film-essay about existence, the body and art, which gradually abandons its coldness and embraces reconciliation
Piranhas - by Claudio Giovannesi - BERLIN 2019: Based on a novel by Roberto Saviano, Claudio Giovannesi's latest film includes some impressive performances by its young protagonists but fails to capture the magic of Saviano’s writing
Piranhas
by Claudio Giovannesi
BERLIN 2019: Based on a novel by Roberto Saviano, Claudio Giovannesi's latest film includes some impressive performances by its young protagonists but fails to capture the magic of Saviano’s writing
Stitches - by Miroslav Terzic - BERLIN 2019: Miroslav Terzić's second feature is an accomplished psychological drama with strong thriller elements that should play equally well to regular audiences and discerning cinephiles
Stitches
by Miroslav Terzic
BERLIN 2019: Miroslav Terzić's second feature is an accomplished psychological drama with strong thriller elements that should play equally well to regular audiences and discerning cinephiles
Out Stealing Horses - by Hans Petter Moland - BERLIN 2019: Norway’s Hans Petter Moland takes on countryman Per Petterson’s much-loved and hard-to-adapt bestseller with beautiful results, thanks to trusty Swede Stellan Skarsgård
Out Stealing Horses
by Hans Petter Moland
BERLIN 2019: Norway’s Hans Petter Moland takes on countryman Per Petterson’s much-loved and hard-to-adapt bestseller with beautiful results, thanks to trusty Swede Stellan Skarsgård
Dafne - by Federico Bondi - BERLIN 2019: This lovable, character-driven family drama directed by Federico Bondi is likely to steal the hearts of the Panorama audience
Dafne
by Federico Bondi
BERLIN 2019: This lovable, character-driven family drama directed by Federico Bondi is likely to steal the hearts of the Panorama audience

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Film Reviews

The Golden Glove - by Fatih Akin - BERLIN 2019: Fatih Akin’s new film is expertly made, but it’s also one of the most heinous and gory movies that have ever played in competition at a major film festival
The Golden Glove
by Fatih Akin
BERLIN 2019: Fatih Akin’s new film is expertly made, but it’s also one of the most heinous and gory movies that have ever played in competition at a major film festival
Our Defeats - by Jean-Gabriel Périot - BERLIN 2019: Jean-Gabriel Périot returns to the cinema of May '68, questioning young high schoolers about their ideals and the political action needed to change the world
Our Defeats
by Jean-Gabriel Périot
BERLIN 2019: Jean-Gabriel Périot returns to the cinema of May '68, questioning young high schoolers about their ideals and the political action needed to change the world
My Extraordinary Summer with Tess - by Steven Wouterlood - BERLIN 2019: Dutch filmmaker Steven Wouterlood's first feature follows a boy and a girl on their paths of self-discovery as they cross the threshold from childhood to adolescence
My Extraordinary Summer with Tess
by Steven Wouterlood
BERLIN 2019: Dutch filmmaker Steven Wouterlood's first feature follows a boy and a girl on their paths of self-discovery as they cross the threshold from childhood to adolescence
Daniel - by Marine Atlan - BERLIN 2019: Marine Atlan directs a delicate, charming and refreshing film about an anxious schoolboy’s unexpected romantic feelings
Daniel
by Marine Atlan
BERLIN 2019: Marine Atlan directs a delicate, charming and refreshing film about an anxious schoolboy’s unexpected romantic feelings
Old Boys - by Toby MacDonald - British filmmaker Toby MacDonald tackles the topics of “Britishness” and masculinity in his debut feature, a lightweight, comedic take on Cyrano de Bergerac, set in an all-boys boarding school
Old Boys
by Toby MacDonald
British filmmaker Toby MacDonald tackles the topics of “Britishness” and masculinity in his debut feature, a lightweight, comedic take on Cyrano de Bergerac, set in an all-boys boarding school
Birds of Passage - by Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra - CANNES 2018: Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s ambitious new film is an ethnographic Shakespearean saga on the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia
Birds of Passage
by Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
CANNES 2018: Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s ambitious new film is an ethnographic Shakespearean saga on the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia
The Favourite - by Yorgos Lanthimos - VENICE 2018: Yorgos Lanthimos delivers a brilliantly funny satire on life in Queen Anne’s 18th-century royal household
The Favourite
by Yorgos Lanthimos
VENICE 2018: Yorgos Lanthimos delivers a brilliantly funny satire on life in Queen Anne’s 18th-century royal household
Capernaum - by Nadine Labaki - CANNES 2018: Nadine Labaki fixes her gaze on the slums of Beirut, telling the devastating survival story of a child who didn’t ask to be born
Capernaum
by Nadine Labaki
CANNES 2018: Nadine Labaki fixes her gaze on the slums of Beirut, telling the devastating survival story of a child who didn’t ask to be born
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