Berlin International Film Festival 2017

View other Berlin International Film Festival Films by strand: Berlinale Classics, Berlinale Goes Kiez, Berlinale Special, Competition, Culinary Cinema, Forum, Generation, Homage, NATIVe - Indiginous Cinema, Panorama, Perspektive Deutches Kino, Retrospective: Future Imperfect. Science. Fiction. Film.

All Of A Sudden (Country: Germany, Netherlands; Year: 2016; Director: Asli Özge; Writer: Asli Özge; Stars: Sebastian Hülk, Julia Jentsch, Hanns Zischler, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Luise Heyer, Lea Draeger, Natalia Belitski, Christoph Gawenda, Atef Vogel, Mareile Blendl, Matthias Brüggenolte, Simon Eckert, Michael A. Grimm, Stefan Lampadius, Rainer Laupichler)
Social satire set in the aftermath of a woman's death in a provincial town.
At Eye Level (Auf Augenhöhe) (Country: Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Joachim Dollhopf, Evi Goldbrunner; Writer: Evi Goldbrunner, Joachim Dollhopf, Nicole Armbruster; Stars: Luis Vorbach, Jordan Prentice, Ella Frey, Mira Bartuschek, Philipp Laude, Sebastian Fräsdorf, Anica Dobra, Sebastian Gerold, Patrick Kalupa, Marco Licht, Anselm Haderer, David Omeni, Julius Mainzer, Cristiano Hoenning, Thomas Birnstiel)
An 11-year-old orphan boy and a person of restricted growth find out that they are father and son... both have to come to terms with the fact.
Austerlitz (Country: Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Sergey Loznitsa)
There are places in Europe that have remained as painful memories of the past. People suffered and died there. These were factories where humans were turned into ash. Now these places are museums that tourists come to visit.
Berlin Rebel High School (Country: Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Alexander Kleider; Writer: Alexander Kleider)
Hidden in one of Berlin’s backyards you can find Germany’s most ambitious high school. No headmaster, no hierarchy and no pressure.
Bibi & Tina: Perfect Pandemonium (Bibi & Tina: Tohuwabohu total) (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Detlev Buck; Writer: Detlev Buck, Bettina Börgerding; Stars: Emilio Sakraya, Lea van Acken, Lina Larissa Strahl, Max von der Groeben, Lisa-Marie Koroll, Michael Maertens, Louis Held, Winnie Böwe, Fabian Buch, Martin Seifert)
It’s perfect pandemonium this time when Bibi and Tina meet a runaway boy with an attitude problem, who turns out to actually be a girl, named Adea.
The Bloom Of Yesterday (Die Blumen von gestern) (Country: Austria, Germany, France; Year: 2016; Director: Chris Kraus; Writer: Chris Kraus; Stars: Lars Eidinger, Adèle Haenel, Jan Josef Liefers, Hannah Herzsprung, Sigrid Marquardt, Djenabuh Jalloh, Rolf Hoppe, Bibiane Zeller, Gerdy Zint, Cornelius Schwalm, Eva Löbau, Irene Rindje, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Heidi Baratta, Elda Sorra)
In the midst of his most severe life crisis, Toto, a Holocaust researcher, meets Zazie, his future assistant who is of French-Jewish origin and has a curious attraction for Germans...
Cahier Africain (Country: Switzerland, Germany, Congo; Year: 2016; Director: Heidi Specogna; Writer: Heidi Specogna)
Documentary about the Central African women who catalogued the war crimes against them by the Congolese.
God Of Happiness (Country: Germany, France, Georgia; Year: 2015; Director: Dito Tsintsadze; Writer: Dito Tsintsadze; Stars: Lasha Bakradze, Elie James Blezes, Nadeshda Brennicke, Tina Meliava, Ufuk Bozkurt, Barbara Bernt, Folkert Dücker, Holger Stockhaus, Thomas Goersch)
Giorgi, a tragic looser, is suddenly confronted with the arrival of his 15-year-old daughter Tina whom he hasn’t seen for 10 years.
Happy Hour (Country: Germany, Ireland; Year: 2015; Director: Franz Müller; Writer: Franz Müller; Stars: Mehdi Nebbou, Simon Licht, Alexander Hörbe, Susan Swanton, Christine Deady, Tanya Flynn, Daniela Lebang, Tom Murphy, Des Ronan, Barbara Schwarz)
HC’s wife has left him, so his two best friends decide to whisk him away on a holiday to Ireland. But the facade of their friendship begins to crumble.
Heart Of Stone (Das kalte Herz) (Country: Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Johannes Naber; Writer: Johannes Naber, Christian Zipperle, Steffen Reuter, Andreas Marschall, Wilhelm Hauff; Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Frederick Lau, André Hennicke, Lars Rudolph, Milan Peschel, Sebastian Blomberg, Hildegard Schroedter, Henriette Confurius, Roeland Wiesnekker, David Schütter, Jule Böwe, Eva-Maria Kurz, Tobias Lauterberg, Alexander Monneret, Frank Jendrzytza)
Costume drama about a man who makes a pact with the devil
The Most Beautiful Day (Der geilste Tag) (Country: Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Florian David Fitz; Writer: Florian David Fitz; Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Florian David Fitz, Rainer Bock, Nora Boeckler, Henry Buchmann, Kabelo Bouga Chalatsane, Christiane Dollmann, Lars Doppler, Andreas Dubois, Karl Friedrich, Jackie Hill, Dominika Jablonska, Amelie Elisa Klein, Alexandra Maria Lara, Frederic Linkemann)
Two terminally ill men leave their hospice in search of the greatest day.
Old Agent Men (Kundschafter des Friedens) (Country: Germany, Spain; Year: 2017; Director: Robert Thalheim; Writer: Robert Thalheim, Oliver Ziegenbalg; Stars: Henry Hübchen, Michael Gwisdek, Antje Traue, Jürgen Prochnow, Thomas Thieme, Winfried Glatzeder, Husam Chadat, Michael A. Grimm, Vladimir Korneev, Walter Kreye, Jörg Malchow, Marianne Mosebach, Florian Panzner, Joan Pascu, Milan Peschel)
Long retired GDR spy Jochen Falk is called back to duty by former enemy BND, the West German secret service, for a rescue mission in a former Soviet republic. He agrees, on one condition, to bring along his old agent buddies.
Original Bliss (Gleißendes Glück) (Country: Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Sven Taddicken; Writer: Sven Taddicken, Stefanie Veith, Hendrik Hölzemann, based on the novella by AL Kennedy; Stars: Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Tukur, Johannes Krisch, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Dietrich Brüggemann, Imke Büchel, Romina Küper, Sebastian Rudolph)
A woman tortured by her loss of religious faith falls for a charismatic psychologist.
Sex, Pity And Loneliness (Einsamkeit und Sex und Mitleid) (Country: Germany; Director: Lars Montag; Writer: Helmut Krausser, Lars Montag; Stars: Rainer Bock, Peter Schneider, Friederike Kempter, Maria Hofstätter, Jan Henrik Stahlberg, Aaron Hilmer, Eugen Bauder, Gisa Flake, Lara Mandoki, Katja Bürkle, Buenaventura Braunstein, Yamen Masoud, Knud Riepen, Lisa Adler)
How do you retain dignity in a world that’s growing harsher and more unfeeling?
White Wash Death Match (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Jane Topping)
A film.

Portrait of a lady and a city Fabien Constant on Sarah Jessica Parker and the team behind Blue Night

Style and grace Kate Novack and Andrew Rossi on The Gospel According To André

On the road again Kent Jones on Tribeca award winner Diane

Putting island in doc Gabrielle Brady on the challenges of shooting Island Of The Hungry Ghosts

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:

Fantasia International Film Festival
The 22nd edition of the celebrated Montreal genre festival

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Eastern Europe's premiere film festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival
The world's oldest continually running film festival

Cannes Film Festival
The world's most famous film festival

Tribeca Film Festival
Young festival celebrating new voices in New York

In the Archive

Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.