The Berlin Film Festival celebrates its 62nd edition this year. Running from February 9 to 19.

Films in the festival's Competition section vie for the Golden and Silver Bear Awards, where elsewhere there are sections dedicated to arthouse film, movies aimed at younger viewers, experimental work, the latest in home-grown talent and short film. The Festival is rounded out by a Retrospective - for classic "rediscovery" and a Homage which is dedicated to the work of Meryl Streep, who will also receive an Honorary Golden Bear.

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A young boy, a prince and a balloonist escort a young giraffe halfway across the world, having adventures on the way.
When a nightclub owner accidentally kills a labourer, he finds himself with a dangerous debt.
The story of a woman struggling on the thin line between hope and despair in a small Columbian village.
For Ellen
For Ellen
A rock musician in the middle of an acrimonious divorce tries to gain access to his six-year-old daughter.
A boy with a difficult home life befriends an injured jackdaw.
A documentary about acclaimed activist and cineaste Vito Russo.
A young woman enters into a fake marriage in order to move from Turkey to Austria and become the second wife of an older man.
A Royal Affair
A Royal Affair
Romance and politics become entangled in this historical drama about the Queen of Denmark falling for her husband's physician.
Step Up To The Plate
Step Up To The Plate
The story of Michelin starred chef Michel and his son Sébastien, as father prepares to hand over the running of the restaurant to his son after a 15-year apprenticeship.
War Witch
War Witch
A former child soldier recounts her past to her unborn child.
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Berlin International Film Festival Features

Bringing Barbara to life
Christian Petzold talks about his movie influences, Romy Schneider's style and ratatouille.
Berlinale wrap-up
From the old-fashioned class of Barbara to the intensity of Captive and dark comedy of Jayne Mansfield's car, we look back at the festival's 62nd edition.

Berlin International Film Festival News

Berlin honours Shooting Stars
Riz Ahmed and Antonia Campbell-Hughes among breakthrough actors honoured

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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