Berlin International Film Festival 2021

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Tina Tina
Tina and The Mauritanian
Best Sellers (Country: Canada, US; Year: 2021; Director: Lina Roessler; Writer: Anthony Grieco; Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes, Michael Caine, Scott Speedman, Ellen Wong, Veronica Ferres, Victoria Sanchez, Elana Dunkelman, Frank Schorpion, Max Laferriere, Christopher Hayes, Alexandra Petrachuk, Susan Almgren, Frank Fiola, Elisabeth Etienne)
A has-been autho is on a book tour with a young editor who is trying to save her family's publishers.
Courage (Country: Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Aliaksei Paluyan)
Documentary about the protests in Belarus.
For Lucio (Per Lucio) (Country: Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Pietro Marcello; Writer: Pietro Marcello; Stars: Lucio Dalla, Lucio Dalla)
Documentary about Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla.
French Exit (Country: Canada, UK; Year: 2020; Director: Azazel Jacobs; Writer: Patrick deWitt; Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges, Valerie Mahaffey, Susan Coyne, Danielle Macdonald, Imogen Poots, Isaach De Bankolé, Daniel di Tomasso, Christopher B MacCabe, Robert Higden, Larry Day, Bruce Dinsmore, Eddie Holland, Benoit Mauffette)
A Manhattan socialite whose inheritance is running out moves to a borrowed apartment in Paris with her son and cat.
Je Suis Karl (Country: Germany, Czech Republic; Year: 2021; Director: Christian Schwochow; Writer: Thomas Wendrich; Stars: Luna Wedler, Jannis Niewöhner, Milan Peschel, Fleur Geffrier, Edin Hasanovic, Elizaveta Maximová, Marlon Boess, Anna Fialová, Veronika Bellová, Aziz Dyab, Daniela Hirsh, Mélanie Fouché, Victor Boccard, Hendrik Voß, Laurence Gercke)
A terror attack survivor joins a youth movement in a bid to seize power.
Language Lessons (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Natalie Morales; Writer: Mark Duplass, Natalie Morales; Stars: Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass, Desean Terry, Christine Quesada)
A Spanish teacher and her student develop an unexpected friendship.
Limbo (Country: Hong Kong, China; Year: 2021; Director: Soi Cheang; Writer: Au Kin Yee; Stars: Lam Ka Tung, Liu Cya, Mason Lee, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi)
A rookie policeman his veteran cop partner, are pursuing an obsessive and especially brutal murderer of women, using a criminal's family as bait.
The Mauritanian (Country: UK, US; Year: 2021; Director: Kevin Macdonald; Writer: Michael Bronner; Stars: Tahar Rahim, Shailene Woodley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Levi, Jodie Foster)
A detainee at the US military's Guantanamo Bay detention centre is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defence attorney for his release.
Tides (Country: Germany, Switzerland; Year: 2021; Director: Tim Fehlbaum; Writer: Tim Fehlbaum, Mariko Minoguchi, Jo Rogers; Stars: Nora Arnezeder, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Iain Glen, Sope Dirisu, Joel Basman, Sebastian Roché, Bella Bading, Hong Indira Rieck, Luna Mwezi, Eden Gough, Nicola Perot, Cloé Heinrich, Stanley I. Walker Jr., Mabô Kouyaté, Frank Richartz)
Some time after Earth has been hit by a global catastrophe, the Kepler space colony organises a mission to examine the planet’s living conditions. After a difficult landing, a young astronaut ends up alone in a desolate environment.
Tina (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Daniel Lindsay, TJ Martin; Writer: Daniel Lindsay, TJ Martin; Stars: Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, Tina Turner, Katori Hall, Kurt Loder)
A documentary celebration of Tina Turner.
Who We Were (Country: Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Marc Bauder; Writer: Marc Bauder; Stars: Manfred Zapatka, Sylvia Earle, Alexander Gerst, Janina Loh, Dennis J. Snower, Felwine Sarr, Matthieu Ricard)
A cinematic essay - inspired by the book "who we were" by Roger Willemsen.

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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