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By The Grace Of God
By The Grace Of God
When Alexandre learns that the priest who abused him as a boy is still working with children, he and other victims take action against the perpetrator.
Serendipity
Serendipity
Prune Nourry is a French multi-disciplinary artist and a survivor of breast cancer. This documentary merges the artist and the cancer patient, offering an appraisal of her oeuvre and its newfound connection to her illness.
Lemebel
Lemebel
A multi-layered portrait of one of South America’s most important and most provocative artists, a tireless fighter in dictatorial Chile and an uncomfortable gay activist who spoke out – right up to the end of his life.
A Dog Barking At The Moon
A Dog Barking At The Moon
A Chinese family saga, told in different periods of time, commencing with the wife’s discovery of her husband’s homosexuality.
Brief Story From The Green Planet
Brief Story From The Green Planet
When Tania finds out that her grandma has spent her final years in the caring company of a cute purple alien, she embarks on a journey through small-town Argentina with two close friends to deliver the creature back to its origins.
Skin
Skin
The true story of white supremacist skinhead Bryon Widner and his attempts to leave his extreme right-wing past behind.
Knives And Skin
Knives And Skin
Trouble brews in small town America after the disappearance of a teenager.
Idol
Idol
Politician Koo Myung-hui discovers his wife in the garage, cleaning their son’s bloodstained car. He has just run someone over.
Synonyms
Synonyms
Tragicomedy about Yoav, a young Israeli determined to wipe out his origins and become French.
Bulbul Can Sing
Bulbul Can Sing
Portrait of a trio of friends struggling with the expectations of adults and tradition in their village community.
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Berlin International Film Festival Features

Complexity of the characters
François Ozon on flashbacks and character complexity in By The Grace Of God
Coming from reality
François Ozon on discovering testimonies and making By The Grace Of God
Storytelling childhood
Anna Pniowsky on Casey Affleck, storytelling, the script and the haircut for Light Of My Life
Different for girls
Jennifer Reeder on teenage lives, adult epiphanies, #MeToo and Knives And Skin
Making a discovery
Michela Occhipinti on Cristiano Travaglioli, body image, Flesh Out and Ring Of Fire
Marked contradictions
Claudio Giovannesi on Olivia Bellini, the screenplay, Piranhas and Giorgio Armani
Following a family's flight
Emelie Mahdavian and Su Kim talk about the challenges of editing and producing Midnight Traveler
Mirroring image
Michela Occhipinti on Flesh Out and Open Roads: New Italian Cinema
Dressing up
Joanna Hogg, Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton Byrne on the costumes in The Souvenir
Capturing a life behind the camera
Kim Longinotto and Ollie Huddleston on Shooting The Mafia
Timing is everything
Charlotte Rampling on the vertiginous experience of 45 Years.

Berlin International Film Festival News

Synonyms wins Golden Bear
Israeli drama takes top prize in Berlin
Berlin announces first competition titles
Cote, Ozon and Akin join line-up.
Aisling Franciosi named as European Shooting Star
Irish-Italian actress branded 'one to watch'
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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