Isle Of Dogs will open the festival Isle Of Dogs will open the festival

The 68th Berlinale will run from Febrary 15 to 25. The festival will open with Wes Anderson's animation Isle Of Dogs and feature a career homage to actor Willem Dafoe, who will receive a lifetime achievement honorary Golden Bear. Czech director Jiri Menzel will also receive a Golden Bear in recognition of his career.

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Pig
Pig
Hasan, a blacklisted filmmaker, starts to sulk when he isn't bumped off by a serial killer.
Daughter Of Mine
Daughter Of Mine
Vittoria is growing up in a remote Sardinian village. One day she meets the wildly independent Angelica who is so very different to her own caring mother Tina. The young girl has no knowledge of the secret that connects these two women.
Chef Flynn
Chef Flynn
A documentary following a talented child chef who is determined to make it to the top of his chosen profession.
Songwriter
Songwriter
Ed Sheeran up close, far away from raving fans and the stage. This personal portrait of the British singer-songwriter, filmed by his cousin Murray Cummings, follows this modest performer’s creative process as he writes a new song from scratch.
Mug
Mug
Jacek enjoys his existence as a cool misfit in his Polish backwater. After a terrible accident on the site where the world’s largest statue of Jesus is being constructed, he is celebrated as a national hero and martyr.
Museum
Museum
Two students break into the national museum in Mexico City and escape with precious artefacts. A road movie.
Damsel
Damsel
Several suitors pursue a young woman in the Wild West.
The Heiresses
The Heiresses
When Chiquita is sent to prison for debt, her introverted girlfriend Chela is left to her own devices. Chela offers rich women a taxi service in her old car. As she explores the outside world she also starts to focus on her own desires.
Entebbe
Entebbe
Dramatisation of the rescue attempt after the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris.
The Interpreter
The Interpreter
An 80-year-old translator, Ali Ungár, comes across a book written by a former SS officer recounting his war experiences in Slovakia and realises that one of the chapters may well describe his own parents’ execution.
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Berlin International Film Festival Features

Space for the imagination
Franz Rogowski on breath control, Transit and the Kammerspiele
Memory and identity
Christian Petzold on Franz Rogowski and the language in Transit
Body of work
Adina Pintilie on Einstürzende Neubauten and Touch Me Not
Never finished
Franz Rogowski on Christian Petzold's Transit and The State We Are In
Keeping up appearances
Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
Elliptical in nature
David Zellner and Nathan Zellner on Damsel
A dimension of complexity
David Zellner and Nathan Zellner on Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, cowboy ballads and Damsel
Epic in scope
David Zellner and Nathan Zellner on Damsel
Lior Ashkenazi on 2018
Star talks 7 Days In Entebbe, My Zoe, and The Wanderers: The Quest Of The Demon Hunter
In fashion with Pasolini
Abel Ferrara and Willem Dafoe on clothes, movies and murder.
The coming of the Antichrist
Cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle talks about working on Lars von Trier's controversial feature.

Berlin International Film Festival News

Touch Me Not wins Golden Bear
Wes Anderson takes Silver Bear for Isle Of Dogs
Berlin completes competition line-up
Full Berlinale Special programme also announced
Michaela Coel named as European Shooting Star
British actress and writer named as 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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