Berlinale 2022: the Awards and our opinion

The Berlinale 2022 announced yesterday the awards of the International Jury. Those included: Golden Bear:  Alcarràs (dir: Carla Simón) Silver Bear grand jury prize :The Novelist’s Film (dir: Hong Sang-soo) Silver Bear jury prize: Robe of Gems (dir: Natalia López Gallardo) Silver Bear for best director: Claire Denis for Both Sides of the Blade Silver Bear for best leading performance: […]

One Year, One Night – the Bataclan tragedy lives on its survivors (Berlinale review)

Céline and Ramón are a young binational couple who survived the terrorist attack at the Bataclan theatre on November 13, 2015. That harrowing night has left an open wound in their lives and they are struggling to regain a sense of normality and move beyond the identity they have been assigned as survivors of the attack. While Céline has repressed […]

Un été comme ça / That Kind of Summer (Berlinale review)

Three hypersexual women are spending 26 days in a quiet house by the lake on an experimental program that tries to analyze their sexual experiences. They are: Léonie (serious), Eugénie (impulsive) and Gaëlle aka Geisha (flirtatious). All three are here voluntarily. They are being supervised by a social worker and, less closely, by a therapist. The motto of the undertaking: […]

Les passagers de la nuit (Berlinale review)

Paris, 1981. François Mitterrand has just won the presidency. People are on the streets. But Élisabeth (Charlotte Gainsbourg) struggles to share the general mood of optimism. Her marriage is coming to an end and she will now have to support her family. She is distraught, and her father and teenage children are worried that her tears simply will not dry. […]

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