Berlin Film Festival Reviews

Berlin Film Festival Reviews

‘Ghost Hunting’ (‘Istiyad ashbah’): Film Review | Berlin 2017

A group of Palestinian ex-prisoners re-enact their nightmarish interrogation memories in director Raed Andoni's prize-winning Berlinale documentary, 'Ghost Hunting'.read more

Berlin: Watch the Award Ceremony for the 66th Berlinale Live Stream

Watch the Berlin Film Festival Awards live from 7 p.m. CET (10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST). read more

Berlin: Aki Kaurismaki Wins Best Director for ‘The Other Side of Hope’

The story about a Syrian refugee who travels to Finland was one of the best-reviewed films out of this year's festival. read more

Berlin: Hungarian Love Story ‘On Body and Soul’ Wins Golden Bear Award

The eccentric dramedy, set in a Hungarian slaughterhouse, beat out favorite 'The Other Side of Hope,' which won Aki Kaurismaki Berlin's best director honor. read more

Berlin: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ and ‘Insyriated’ take Audience Awards

Raoul Peck's Oscar-nominated documentary on James Baldwin and a drama about life in a Syrian war zone and were the most popular titles among moviegoers at the Berlin festival.read...

Berlin: ‘The Best of All Worlds’ Wins Perspectives on German Cinema Award

Adrian Goiginger's semi-autobiographical film looks at a young boy growing up with a heroin-addicted mother. read more

Berlin: Sebastian Lelio’s ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Wins Teddy Award for Best Film

The story of a transgender woman dealing with the death of her partner took the top prize for LGBT-themed films screening at the Berlin Film Festival. read more

Berlin: Hugh Jackman Calls ‘Logan’ a “Love Letter to Wolverine Fans”

“This character has been within me for 17 years but not until this film do I think I have got to the heart of him,” Hugh Jackman said at...

‘In Times of Fading Light’ (‘In zeiten des abnehmenden lichts’): Film Review | Berlin...

Bruno Ganz stars in 'In Times of Fading Light', director Matti Geschonneck's bittersweet literary drama about a family of German Communists caught on the wrong side of history.read more

‘Joaquim’: Film Review | Berlin 2017

Director Marcelo Gomes dramatizes the personal and political struggles of a Brazilian folk hero in his "tropical western" 'Joaquim', a Berlin competition contender.read more

‘Colo’: Film Review | Berlin 2017

A Portuguese family buckle under the weight of economic and emotional depression in writer-director Teresa Villaverde's Berlin competition contender 'Colo',read more

‘Hostages’ (‘Mdzevlebi’): Film Review | Berlin 2017

An infamous skyjacking incident inspired Georgian director Rezo Gigineishvili's retro thriller 'Hostages', a Berlinale world premiere.read more

‘The Party’: Film Review | Berlin 2017

Patricia Clarkson, Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall and Kristin Scott Thomas get more than their just desserts in British director Sally Potter’s dark comedy of manners 'The Party', which is...

‘Soul’: Film Review | Berlin 2017

Spanish directors Jose Antonio Blanco and Angel Parra document two of the world’s greatest chefs in 'Soul,' the opening night film from Berlin’s Culinary Cinema section.read more

‘Inflame’ (‘Kaygi’): Film Review | Berlin 2017

Turkish director Ceylan Ozgun Ozcelik tackles the topical themes of fake news and freedom of expression in her debut feature 'Inflame', a Berlinale world premiere.read more