The 69th Berlinale will run from February 7 to 17. It will open with The Kindness of Strangers by Lone Scherfig. The titles are continuing to be announced.

View Films by Strand:

View previous years coverage of the Berlin International Film Festival festival:

Box office and information

BIFF Latest Reviews

Monos
Monos
On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.
Mid90s
Mid90s
The story of a teenager and his life between domestic violence and the newfound recognition from a group of local skaterboarders.
Marighella
Marighella
Biopic of Marxist Brazilian writer, politician and guerilla fighter Carlos Marighella.
Varda by Agnès
Varda by Agnès
A masterclass from the French filmmaker.
Flesh Out
Flesh Out
Verida is due to marry in three months. According to a Mauritanian tradition, she has to put on a lot of weight to appeal to her husband. The weight gain process gets harder as it progresses, and Verida begins to ask herself if this is what she really wants.
Midnight Traveler
Midnight Traveler
When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.
Shooting The Mafia
Shooting The Mafia
Profile of Sicilian photographer Letizia Battaglia.
Vice
Vice
The story of Dick Cheney's rise to power and manipulation of US policy, presidents and process.
45 Years
45 Years
A marriage is thrown into turmoil with news of a long dead lover.
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
A prickly English author looks for inspiration in a hedonistic housemate.
A-Z of Berlin International Film Festival 2019 reviews >>>

Berlin International Film Festival Features

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'
News

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

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Flare
The UK's premier LGBTI film festival

Glasgow Short Film Festival
Scotland's biggest short film festival.

South by Southwest
The world's largest gathering of creative professionals

New York's Rendez-Vous With French Cinema
Celebration of Gallic cinema

Glasgow Film Festival

In the Archive


Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.