Not many films open in utero, with a fetus smoking a cigarette as his older self intones in voiceover, "I have a terrible memory," but "Rag Union" isn't like many films.
Berlin Film Festival
A dramatic microcosm of the age-old conflict between progress and tradition.
For a classic novel whose fans insist that Hjalmar Soderberg's 1912 romance not only holds up but reads with fresh relevance today, "A Serious Game" yields a drearily old-fashioned costume drama.
Audience empathy will win out over significant flaws in musician turned helmer Alex Anwandter's unsatisfactory debut that aims to ask how a society can barely blink an eye when a young gay man is…
Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Gianfranco Rosi’s documentary “Fire at Sea” (“Fuocoammare”), winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. “Fire at Sea,” shot on the…
The impact of Netflix and Amazon on overseas business was a hot issue at Berlin Film Festival's European Film Market. As Netflix rolls out globally, the streaming service has begun to cherry-pick…
Sumptuous lesbian-tinged drama sells over 100 territories at Berlin Market for Korea's CJ Entertainment.
Berlin Golden Bear Winner Gianfranco Rosi on Hopes ‘Fire at Sea’ Can Help Solve Europe’s Refugee Crisis
Gianfranco Rosi, who just won the Berlin fest's Golden Bear with refugee-crisis themed docu "Fire at Sea," has long been chronicling reality with a distinctive documentary style marked by a potent…
In the opening scene of Berlin best director winner "Things to Come," Isabelle Huppert asks her students to consider the question, "Can we put ourselves in the place of another?"
Hans Steinbichler's handsome prestige pic brings Anne Frank's diary to the big screen as an accessible German-language drama.
"Fire at Sea," Gianfranco Rosi's Italian documentary about the refugee crisis on the island of Lampedusa, won the 66th Berlin Film Festival's Golden Bear for Best Film on Saturday. The pic's win came…