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.

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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.
2040
2040
The intrepid creator of the documentary That Sugar Film sets off on another journey, this time to scour the world for solutions and measures to combat climate change.
Born In Evin
Born In Evin
The story of the family of director and actor Maryam Zaree, who sets out to investigate the circumstances of her birth in one of the world’s most notorious jails for political prisoners.
The Souvenir
The Souvenir
A quiet film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man.
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace
Concert film about the recording of Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace album.
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.
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Berlin International Film Festival Features

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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