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Berlinale 2008

Record results for EFM

The European Film Market (EFM), organised as part of the Berlinale, has once again achieved record results in terms of the number of participants and successful deals. This year the market...  

21/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Market

Golden Bear to The Elite Squad, Hawkins only European exception

Golden Bear to The Elite Squad, Hawkins only European exception

After 10 days of films, the 58th Berlinale – which many critics considered not to be a particularly memorable edition – concluded this evening with The Elite Squad by Brazilian director José...  

16/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Awards

Splendour and tribulations at the English court

As the Berlinale draws to a close, the patience of the crowds eager for stars was rewarded by the presence of the international cast of The Other Boleyn Girl. In this costume drama – which...  

15/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Out of competition/UK

Katyn explores painful chapter in Polish history

Katyn explores painful chapter in Polish history

In Berlin today, and in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, master Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (see interview) presented his impressive feature Katyn. The film – which inevitably...  

15/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Out of competition/Poland

Generational conflict in today’s Israel

The press was left somewhat cold at the end of the screening of Restless, a French/Belgian/Israeli/Canadian co-production by Amos Kollek (61), presented in official competition at the Berlinale....  

15/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Competition/France

Dutch girl power in the Generation sidebar

The Netherlands has a strong reputation for children’s fare, which was confirmed at this year’s Berlinale with the selection of two features for the Generation selection that showcases films for...  

15/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Generation/Netherlands

Claudel makes true auteur film

The high quality of I’ve Loved You So Long – which screened in competition yesterday evening – did not fail to impress audiences in Berlin, not that French writer Philippe Claudel was unprepared...  

15/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Competition/France

French sales companies dominate EFM

As the European Film Market at the Berlinale draws to a close, we take stock of the many announcements made by French international sales companies ahead of their return to Paris when more...  

15/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Market

Turning the other cheek in Heart of Fire

Turning the other cheek in Heart of Fire

Heart of Fire, the Austrian/German co-production by Italian-born director Luigi Falorni (co-director and DoP of The Story of the Weeping Camel), raised some controversy due to the political nature...  

14/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Competition/Germany

Three days and counting

The Panorama Special section today presented one of the tour Spanish titles selected at the Berlinale: Before the Fall (3 días) by debut filmmaker Javier Gutiérrez. Shot in Seville, this sci-fi...  

14/02/2008 | Berlinale 2008 | Panorama/Spain