The festival returns for its 74th edition from February 15 to 25. This year it will open with Small Things Like These, starring Cillian Murphy.

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The Empire
The Empire
The forces of good and evil battle it out in a village in France.
Brief History Of A Family
Brief History Of A Family
A middle-class family’s fate becomes intertwined with their only son’s enigmatic new friend in post one-child policy China, putting unspoken secrets, unmet expectations, and untended emotions under the microscope.
Ensemble drama about members of an estranged family.
An astronaut, has been on a space mission for months. He realises that his wife might not be waiting for him once he returns to Earth. In his desperation, he turns for help to a mysterious creature lurking deep in the bowels of his spaceship.
A Different Man
A Different Man
Aspiring actor Edward undergoes a radical medical trial to drastically transform his appearance. But his new dream face quickly turns into a nightmare.
Between The Temples
Between The Temples
A cantor in a crisis of faith finds his world turned upside down when his grade school music teacher re-enters his life as his new adult bat mitzvah student.
Documentary about the return of artworks to Benin that were looted by French colonisers.
The Nights Still Smell Of Gunpowder
The Nights Still Smell Of Gunpowder
A filmmaker tries to revive his memories of the war raging in a Mozambique village through soundscape exploration and interviews with the villagers.
Abiding Nowhere
Abiding Nowhere
A solitary monk slowly paces through bustling streets and tranquil parks. Across town, a curious young man explores an abandoned building.
The Outrun
The Outrun
After living life on the edge in London, Rona attempts to come to terms with her troubled past. She returns to the wild beauty of Scotland’s Orkney Islands - where she grew up - hoping to heal.
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Berlin International Film Festival Features

'I think, through the screen, we can gain a truthful reality'
Dāvis Sīmanis on the cyclical nature of history and why we need to learn from it in Maria's Silence
'I really wanted to make a movie for the younger version of myself'
Anthony Schatteman on love, authenticity and acceptance in Young Hearts
'I start working from a very intellectual perspective, but then it's a lot of intuition'
Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias on experimentation and storytelling in Pepe
Bigfoot challenge
David and Nathan Zellner on turning a myth into a reality for Sasquatch Sunset
Sorting fact from fiction
Roman Bondarchuk on fake news, politics and the situation in Ukraine in The Editorial Office
Sculpting a story
Jianjie Lin on working layer by layer on Brief History Of A Family
Family ties
Klaudia Reynicke on crazy casting and bringing her own emotions to Reinas
An act of observance
Atom Egoyan on interpreting Salome and making Seven Veils
Scorsese on Scorsese
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