The 69th Berlinale will run from February 7 to 17. It will open with The Kindness of Strangers by Lone Scherfig. The titles are continuing to be announced.

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System Crasher
System Crasher
Nine-year-old Benni radically defies every rule. But this feared ‘system crasher’s’ only desire is to stop living in a residential home and go back to her mother.
Driveways
Driveways
Eight-year-old Cody is spending the summer in an unfamiliar setting with his mom Kathy. Though he can’t relate to the neighbourhood kids, things take an unexpected turn when he develops an unusual friendship with grouchy old Del from next door.
Out Stealing Horses
Out Stealing Horses
Trond Sander, 67, recalls the summer of 1948. When this blissful time came to an end, nothing was the same as before.
Jessica Forever
Jessica Forever
A group of orphan rebels are fortified in a villa with heavy arms to brace for a drone war with a faceless enemy in a dystopian future.
Tremors
Tremors
The coming out of an evangelical father shatters his family, his community and uncovers a profoundly repressive society.
By The Grace Of God
By The Grace Of God
When Alexandre learns that the priest who abused him as a boy is still working with children, he and other victims take action against the perpetrator.
Serendipity
Serendipity
Prune Nourry is a French multi-disciplinary artist and a survivor of breast cancer. This documentary merges the artist and the cancer patient, offering an appraisal of her oeuvre and its newfound connection to her illness.
Lemebel
Lemebel
A multi-layered portrait of one of South America’s most important and most provocative artists, a tireless fighter in dictatorial Chile and an uncomfortable gay activist who spoke out – right up to the end of his life.
A Dog Barking At The Moon
A Dog Barking At The Moon
A Chinese family saga, told in different periods of time, commencing with the wife’s discovery of her husband’s homosexuality.
Brief Story From The Green Planet
Brief Story From The Green Planet
When Tania finds out that her grandma has spent her final years in the caring company of a cute purple alien, she embarks on a journey through small-town Argentina with two close friends to deliver the creature back to its origins.
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Berlin International Film Festival Features

Complexity of the characters
François Ozon on flashbacks and character complexity in By The Grace Of God
Coming from reality
François Ozon on discovering testimonies and making By The Grace Of God
Storytelling childhood
Anna Pniowsky on Casey Affleck, storytelling, the script and the haircut for Light Of My Life
Different for girls
Jennifer Reeder on teenage lives, adult epiphanies, #MeToo and Knives And Skin
Making a discovery
Michela Occhipinti on Cristiano Travaglioli, body image, Flesh Out and Ring Of Fire
Marked contradictions
Claudio Giovannesi on Olivia Bellini, the screenplay, Piranhas and Giorgio Armani
Following a family's flight
Emelie Mahdavian and Su Kim talk about the challenges of editing and producing Midnight Traveler
Mirroring image
Michela Occhipinti on Flesh Out and Open Roads: New Italian Cinema
Dressing up
Joanna Hogg, Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton Byrne on the costumes in The Souvenir
Capturing a life behind the camera
Kim Longinotto and Ollie Huddleston on Shooting The Mafia
Timing is everything
Charlotte Rampling on the vertiginous experience of 45 Years.

Berlin International Film Festival News

Synonyms wins Golden Bear
Israeli drama takes top prize in Berlin
Berlin announces first competition titles
Cote, Ozon and Akin join line-up.
Aisling Franciosi named as European Shooting Star
Irish-Italian actress branded '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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