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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.
View Films by Strand:
- Berlinale Special
- Berlinale Special Tribute
- Culinary Cinema
- German Cinema - LOLA@Berlinale
- Happy Birthday, Studio Babelsberg
- Panorama Documentary
- Panorama Special
- Perspektive Deutsches Kino
- Retrospective - The Red Dream Factory
- Short Films
View previous years coverage of the Berlin International Film Festival festival:
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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.
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.
Romance and politics become entangled in this historical drama about the Queen of Denmark falling for her husband's physician.
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.
A former child soldier recounts her past to her unborn child.
Berlin International Film Festival Features
Berlin International Film Festival 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
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