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Berlinale 2017 / Competition


16 articles available in total starting from 15/12/2016. Last article published on 17/02/2017.

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Ana, mon amour: You do me good, you kill me…

Ana, mon amour: You do me good, you kill me…

BERLIN 2017: Calin Peter Netzer brings us an intense exploration of the Freudian id of a love affair that plays out alongside mental illness, in which you never really know who’s torturing who  

17/02/2017 | Berlinale 2017 | Competition

Joaquim: The birth of a Brazilian hero

Joaquim: The birth of a Brazilian hero

BERLIN 2017: Marcelo Gomes explores the life and times of an icon of the Brazilian independence movement, set against the backdrop of the gold rush in the era of Portuguese rule  

17/02/2017 | Berlinale 2017 | Competition

Colo: When family ties become shackles

Colo: When family ties become shackles

BERLIN 2017: One of Portugal’s most celebrated directors, Teresa Villaverde, takes her first stab at the Golden Bear with a bleak alienation drama  

16/02/2017 | Berlinale 2017 | Competition

Return to Montauk: An embarrassment of words

Return to Montauk: An embarrassment of words

BERLIN 2017: Volker Schlöndorff moves away from his trademark style with this reflection on regret; the story of a disconsolate writer pining for the ghost of a long-lost love  

16/02/2017 | Berlinale 2017 | Competition

Beuys: A celebratory tribute to a celebrated artist

Beuys: A celebratory tribute to a celebrated artist

BERLIN 2017: A respectful and enlightening documentary, Andres Veiel’s competition entry looks at the man behind the controversy  

16/02/2017 | Berlinale 2017 | Competition

The Other Side of Hope: A timeless humanism

The Other Side of Hope: A timeless humanism

BERLIN 2017: Aki Kaurismäki brings us an uplifting but achingly realistic fable about the plight of refugees, with all the hallmarks of his inimitable style  

14/02/2017 | Berlinale 2017 | Competition

Bright Nights: An ambiguous epiphany in father-son relations

Bright Nights: An ambiguous epiphany in father-son relations

BERLIN 2017: Thomas Arslan has returned to the Berlinale with a road movie following the journey of a father who, in saying goodbye to his own father, tries to repair his relationship with his son  

14/02/2017 | Berlinale 2017 | Competition

The Party: From comedy to tragedy to farce

The Party: From comedy to tragedy to farce

BERLIN 2017: Sally Potter's eighth feature is a crisp, engaging comedy of characters and relationships  

14/02/2017 | Berlinale 2017 | Competition

Spoor: Man is wolf to man

Spoor: Man is wolf to man

BERLIN 2017: Agnieszka Holland unveils a surprising contender at the Berlinale with this genre-crossing creature thriller shot against a stunning natural landscape  

14/02/2017 | Berlinale 2017 | Competition

A Fantastic Woman: A marvellously biting genre bender

A Fantastic Woman: A marvellously biting genre bender

BERLIN 2017: Returning to Berlin after his celebrated Gloria, Sebastián Lelio’s latest offering was rightfully greeted with one of the festival’s busiest screenings  

14/02/2017 | Berlinale 2017 | Competition

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