Due to the pandemic, the Berlin Film Festival will take place in two parts this year - an industry-geared online event from March 1 to 5 and a Summer Special event to run from June 9 to 20, which is intended to include physical screenings of the selection.

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Documentary about the protests in Belarus.
Taming The Garden
Taming The Garden
A poetic ode to the rivalry between men and nature.
Instructions For Survival
Instructions For Survival
Alexander's transgender identity means he is obliged to lead a life of secrecy in his home country.
Natural Light
Natural Light
A company of soldiers hunt for partisans in occupied Soviet territory during the Second World War.
Jesus Egon Christ
Jesus Egon Christ
An addict struggles with his mental health in a makeshift religious rehab centre.
The Girl And The Spider
The Girl And The Spider
Tensions ebb and flow as a young woman moves apartment.
Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy
Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy
An unexpected love triangle, a failed honey trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding are the three episodes, told in three movements to depict three female characters and trace the trajectories between their choices and regrets.
Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; forced to grow up fast and become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Oka Crisis, the turbulent Indigenous uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.
District Terminal
District Terminal
A narcotic dream reflecting Iranian national psychosis.
The Last Forest
The Last Forest
In powerful images, alternating between documentary observation and staged sequences, and dense soundscapes, Luiz Bolognesi documents the Indigenous community of the Yanomami and depicts their threatened natural environment in the Amazon rainforest.
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Berlin International Film Festival Features

Fishing for truth
Venice Atienza on finding friendship as well as capturing a story in Last Days At Sea
Capturing Guantánamo
Kevin Macdonald on Mohamedou Ould Salahi, Guantánamo Bay and making The Mauritanian
Holding onto the moment
Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges on a scene in Azazel Jacobs’ French Exit

Berlin International Film Festival News

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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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