Berlin International Film Festival 2024

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Dying Dying
Dying and Architecton
Another End (Country: Italy, France, United Kingdom; Year: 2024; Director: Piero Messina; Writer: Piero Messina; Stars: Philip Rosch, Renate Reinsve, Gael García Bernal, Bérénice Bejo, Tim Daish, Michael Maggi, Amina Ben Ismaïl, Kathleen Hagen, Dami Olukoya)
A man tries a new technology in a bid to cope with grief.
Architecton (Country: Germany, France; Year: 2024; Director: Victor Kossakovsky; Writer: Victor Kossakovsky)
A documentary meditation on architecture and how the design and construction of buildings from the ancient past reveals our destruction - and offers hope for survival.
Black Tea (Country: France, Taiwan, Luxembourg, Mauritania; Year: 2024; Director: Abderrahmane Sissako; Writer: Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall; Stars: Ke-Xi Wu, Nina Melo, Han Chang, Michael Chang)
A woman leaves the Ivory Coast and embarks on a new life in China.
La Cocina (Country: Mexico, US; Year: 2024; Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios; Writer: Alonso Ruizpalacios, Arnold Wesker; Stars: Rooney Mara, Oded Fehr, John Pyper-Ferguson, Laura Gómez, James Waterston, Spenser Granese, Finnerty Steeves, Raúl Briones, Kerry Ardra, Leo James Davis, Lee R Sellars, Motell Gyn Foster, Pía Laborde-Noguez, Anna Díaz, Eduardo Olmos)
It’s the lunch rush at The Grill in Manhattan, and money has gone missing from the till. All the undocumented cooks are being investigated, and Pedro is the prime suspect...
Dahomey (Country: France, Senegal, Benin; Year: 2024; Director: Mati Diop)
Documentary about the return of artworks to Benin that were looted by French colonisers.
A Different Man A Different Man
A Different Man and Sons
The Devil's Bath (The Devil's Bath) (Country: Austria, Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz; Writer: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz; Stars: Anja Plaschg, Maria Hofstätter, David Scheid, Tim Valerian Alberti, Elias Schützenhofer)
A woman struggles with her life, leading her to take desperate measures in 18th Century Austria.
A Different Man (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Aaron Schimberg; Writer: Aaron Schimberg; Stars: Sebastian Stan, Renate Reinsve, Owen Kline, Adam Pearson, Marc Geller, Lawrence Arancio, Billy Griffith, Eleanore Pienta, John Keating, Juney Smith, Sergio Delavicci, Miles G. Jackson, Martin Ewens, Neal Davidson, Trenton Hudson)
Aspiring actor Edward undergoes a radical medical trial to drastically transform his appearance. But his new dream face quickly turns into a nightmare.
Dying (Sterben) (Country: Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Matthias Glasner; Writer: Matthias Glasner; Stars: Lars Eidinger, Saskia Rosendahl, Ronald Zehrfeld, Corinna Harfouch, Anna Bederke, Lilith Stangenberg, Kailas Mahadevan, Tom Böttcher, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Robert Gwisdek, Jens Weisser, Karmela Shako, Sidney Fahlisch, Christopher Köberlein, Alina Hidic)
Ensemble drama about members of an estranged family.
The Empire (L'Empire) (Country: France, Germany, Italy, Belgium; Year: 2024; Director: Bruno Dumont; Writer: Bruno Dumont; Stars: Camille Cottin, Lyna Khoudri, Anamaria Vartolomei, Fabrice Luchini, Bernard Pruvost, Bilal Gharbi, Brandon Vlieghe, Philippe Jore, Julien Manier)
The forces of good and evil battle it out in a village in France.
From Hilde, With Love (Country: Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Andreas Dresen; Writer: Laila Stieler; Stars: Liv Lisa Fries, Johannes Hegemann, Sina Martens)
In Berlin 1942, Hilde finds her place within an anti-Nazi resistance group as gradually as she falls in love with one of its members. The two spend an unforgettable summer until they get caught by the Gestapo and Hilde is imprisoned, eight months pregnant.
The Devil's Bath The Devil's Bath
The Devil's Bath and A Traveler's Needs
Gloria! (Country: Italy, Switzerland; Year: 2024; Director: Margherita Vicario; Writer: Anita Rivaroli, Margherita Vicario; Stars: Galatéa Bellugi, Carlotta Gamba, Veronica Lucchesi, Maria Vittoria Dallasta, Sara Mafodda, Paolo Rossi, Elio, Natalino Balasso, Anita Kravos, Vincenzo Crea, Jasmin Mattei, Gioele Pagura)
Set in a girls' boarding school in Venice at the end of the 18th century, the film tells the story of a woman who creates an extraordinary piece of music.
Langue Étrangère (Country: France, Belgium, Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Claire Burger; Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Nina Hoss, Jalal Altawil, Lilith Grasmug, Josefa Heinsius)
A teenager leaves her home for the first time to spend a month in Leipzig.
My Favourite Cake (Keyke mahboobe man) (Country: Iran, France, Sweden, Germany; Year: 2024; Director: Maryam Moghadam, Behtash Sanaeeha; Stars: Esmaeel Mehrabi, Lili Farhadpour)
A 70-year-old decides to break her solitary routine and revitalise her love life.
Pepe (Country: Dominican Republic, Namibia, Germany, France; Year: 2024; Director: Nelson Carlos De Los Santos Arias; Stars: Jhon Narváez, Sor María Ríos, Fareed Matjila, Harmony Ahalwa, Jorge Puntillón García)
A voice that claims to be from a hippopotamus. A voice that doesn’t understand the perception of time. Pepe, the first and last hippo killed in the Americas, tells his story with the overwhelming orality of these towns.
Shambhala (Country: Nepal, France, Norway, Hong Kong, Turkey, Taiwan, United States, Qatar; Year: 2024; Director: Min Bahadur Bham; Writer: Min Bahadur Bham, Abinash Bikram Shah; Stars: Thinley Lhamo, Sonam Topden, Tenzing Dalha, Karma Wangyal Gurung, Karma Shakya, Loten Namling, Tsering Choden, Choney Gurung, Phurba Tsepten Gurung, Tsering Lhamo Gurung, Tsering Choeble Towa, Janga Bahadur Lama)
A woman tries to find her husband after he disappears.
Dahomey Dahomey
Dahomey and The Empire
Small Things Like These (Country: US, Ireland, Belgium; Year: 2024; Director: Tim Mielants; Writer: Enda Walsh, based on the book by Claire Keegan; Stars: Cillian Murphy, Ciarán Hinds, Clare Dunne, Emily Watson, Michelle Fairley, Joanne Crawford, Amy De Bhrún, Abby Fitz, Eileen Walsh, Ian O'Reilly, Tom Leavey, Liadan Dunlea, Cillian O'Gairbhi, Ella Cannon, Sarah Morris)
A coal merchant discovers secrets being kept at a convent.
Sons (Vogter) (Country: Denmark, Seden; Year: 2024; Director: Gustav Möller; Writer: Gustav Möller; Stars: Dar Salim, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jacob Lohmann, Sebastian Bull, Marina Bouras, Olaf Johannessen, Siir Tilif, Bashar Al-Saoudi, Thomas Voss, Frantz Dupuis, Rami Zayat)
A prison officer faces a dilemma after a young man from her past is transferred to the jail where she works.
Suspended Time (Hors du temps) (Country: France; Year: 2024; Director: Olivier Assayas; Stars: Nine d'Urso, Nora Hamzawi, Micha Lescot, Vincent Macaigne)
Two couples spend lockdown together during the Covid pandemic.
A Traveler's Needs (Yeohaengjaui pilyo) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2024; Director: Hong Sang-soo; Writer: Hong Sang-soo; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Kwon Hae-hyo, Hye-young Lee, Ha Seong-guk, Yunhee Cho)
Iris, a wandering woman teaching French to Koreans, navigates her life with few concerns.
Who Do I Belong To (Mé el Aïn) (Country: Tunisia, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, France, Canada; Year: 2024; Director: Meryam Joobeur; Writer: Meryam Joobeur; Stars: Salha Nasraoui, Mohamed Grayaâ, Malek Mechergui, Adam Bessa, Dea Liane, Rayene Mechergui, Mariem Jlassi Akkari, Neji Kanaweti, Hélène Catzaras, Noomen Hamda, Chakib Romdhani, Bahri Rahali, Imene Ghazouani)
Aïcha longs for the return of her oldest sons, Mehdi and Amine, who abandoned the household in search of war. Upon Mehdi's return, a looming darkness surfaces.

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