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Berlin Film Festival 2024

German Politicians Call for “Consequences” Amid Debate Over “Antisemitic” Berlinale Awards Show

The heated debate over the awards ceremony of this year’s Berlin Film Festival shows no signs of cooling down. On Tuesday, German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann called out the Berlinale for allowing what he called “antisemitic” statements to go unchallenged at the awards gala in Berlin Saturday night. Speaking to newspapers of Germany’s Funke media […]

Israeli Filmmaker Slams German Politicians for Branding Berlin Award Acceptance Speech “Antisemitic”

No Other Land co-director Yuval Abraham has hit out at German politicians and the Israeli media for branding his award acceptance speech at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday as “antisemitic.” In a post on X, formerly Twitter, Abraham, part of a collective of four Israeli and Palestinian filmmakers that took home the prize for best […]

‘Who by Fire’ Review: A Visit to the Country Turns Epically Sour in Philippe Lesage’s Powerful Ensemble Drama

The third feature from the Quebecois director of 'Genesis' and 'The Demons' premiered in Berlin’s Generation 14plus section, where it received the international jury prize.

A Hopeful Sign for Mid-Sized Movies

Berlin’s European Film Market was the first big test of the post-strike indie film market. Executives were cautiously optimistic ahead of the EFM, reporting a “flood” of big, star-stocked projects that came together just ahead of the market, including A Big Bold Beautiful Journey (Margot Robbie’s first film post-Barbie), The Materialists (Celine Song’s first film post-Past Lives, which has […]

Berlinale Files Criminal Charges Over “Antisemitic” Instagram Hack

Berlin Film Festival organizers say they have brought criminal charges against unnamed hackers of its Instagram page for briefly posting statements seen as antisemitic on Sunday.   The Berlinale in a statement said the Instagram channel for its Panorama sidebar was briefly hacked on Sunday and “anti-semitic image-text posts about the Middle East war with […]

Berlin: Generations Winners Full List

Generation, the Berlin Film Festival sidebar for children and youth films, has announced this year’s winners unveiling the picks from both the Generation 14plus (for teen and older viewers) and the youth jury for the Generation Kplus (kids and tweens) sections. Sasha Nathwani’s coming-of-age drama Last Swim, about an Iranian-British teen confronting a major life […]

Mati Diop Doc ‘Dahomey’ Wins Berlin Golden Bear

Dahomey, a documentary from French-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop, has won the Golden Bear for best film at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival. The multifaceted docu-fictional essay explores the return, in November 2021, of plundered royal treasures of the African Kingdom of Dahomey from Paris to the present-day Republic of Benin, examining the complicated response […]

Berlin: Indie Juries Pick ‘Sex’, ‘Dying’ and ‘Cake’

The independent juries of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival early Saturday unveiled their picks of the best movies at the 2024 Berlinale. Matthias Glasner’s German family epic Sterben (Dying), and the Iranian feature My Favourite Cake from directors Maryam Moghaddam and Behtash Sanaeeha, both of which are considered frontrunners for the top prize at […]

Berlin: ‘Memories of a Burning Body,’ ‘No Other Land’ Win Panorama Audience Awards

The Berlin Film Festival has unveiled the winners of this year’s Panorama Audience Awards, voted on by ordinary viewers at the world’s largest public film festival. Memories of a Burning Body, the second feature film from Costa Rican director Antonella Sudasassi Furniss, won the top prize for best fiction film, while No Other Land by […]

‘Gloria!’ Review: An All-Female Orchestra at the Turn of the 19th Century Does It for Themselves in Fluffy Italian Debut

Margherita Vicario's film centers around women musicians at a Church-run establishment in early-1800s Italy.

‘Made in England: The Films of Powell and Pressburger’ Review: Martin Scorsese Lends a Personal Perspective to an Engaging Testament of Movie Love

Narrated by the 'Killers of the Flower Moon' director, David Hinton’s doc delves into the filmmaking duo’s body of work and their creative ups and downs.

‘Sons’ Review: Sidse Babett Knudsen Is Remarkable as an Avenging Corrections Officer in a Plausibility-Challenged Drama

The Berlin competition entry is the latest from Danish 'The Guilty' director Gustav Moller.