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'Crosscurrent': First Trailer For Chinese Film That Won Berlin Prize For Cinematography

EXCLUSIVE: Crosscurrent, which garnered the Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear for Artistic Achievement for cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing and has gotten rave reviews both here and abroad, is getting a North American release by Cheng Cheng Films starting this weekend. 275 more words

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Film Review: 'Barakah Meets Barakah'

Already named Saudi Arabia’s foreign language Oscar submission, the independently financed, satirical comedy “Barakah Meets Barakah” from debuting writer-director Mahmoud Sabbagh is a smart, charming, and bittersweet tale about the Kingdom’s millennial generation and their take on the social and political restrictions that stand in the way of meeting and mingling with the opposite sex. 671 more words


Duvidha: A Mani Kaul Jewel

      Can a bleak existence devoid of love be called life? Is marriage once in a lifetime issue? Does it mean that once married one does not have the right to love (other person) if not loved? 979 more words

Film Review

Berlinale Launches First Endowed Documentary Award in 2017

The Berlin International Film Festival has just announced the launch of a new award, the Glashütte Original Documentary Award, thanks to the support of Glashütte Original watch manufacturer from Saxony.   363 more words


Film Review: 'Aloys'

“Every party must end, and left behind are the lonely people.” Sounding like a deleted lyric from “Eleanor Rigby,” that line hints at only half the melancholy in “Aloys.” In what capacity any other guests were ever present is the driving question, however, of this enticingly strange psychological mystery, in which a grief-stricken private investigator’s attempts to track down an alluring anonymous caller seemingly lead him into the recesses of his own mind. 558 more words

Markets & Festivals

Berlin Winner 'Junction 48' Set for U.S. Release in 2017

The Orchard has acquired North American rights to director Udi Aloni’s “Junction 48,” which won the Panorama Audience Award at the Berlin Film Festival, and plans a 2017 theatrical release. 239 more words


Germany to Boost Film Funding, Berlin Film Festival Budget

Germany is set to increase its federal film subsidy program by €15 million ($16.6 million), and earmarked an extra $1.1 million for the Berlin Film Festival. 214 more words