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 […]

Alle reden übers Wetter / Talking About the Weather (Berlinale 2022 Panorama)

Clara lives in modern day Berlin where she is writing a PhD dissertation in philosophy. She’s originally from the former East Germany province of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern where her mother still lives. She’s 39 years old and has a teenage daughter who’s living with ex-husband and his wife. Her everyday struggles include her academic writing,  discussions  with her moody and strange supervisor,  […]

Call Jane – a 60’s abortion story with Elizabeth Banks shinning (Berlinale review)

Joy, a traditional 1960s American housewife, unexpectedly becomes pregnant again. Her husband, a successful lawyer is happy and she is too. Some light dizziness doesn’t worry her at first, but finally she learns of her condition that is potentially life threatening if the pregnancy progresses. Her doctor leads he to the all-male hospital board. They learn that Joy has 50-50 […]

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande – an absolute delight of sexual liberation with Emma Thompson (Berlinale review)

Nancy Stokes, a 55-year-old retired teacher, has never experienced an orgasm, or any satisfying sex at all. Her marriage was stable but stale and her late husband was the only man she had ever slept with. To make things right, Nancy takes the leap and hires the services of Leo Grande, a sex worker – or “sex therapist,” as he […]

Rimini of Ulrich Seidl- Berlinale review

The death of his mother brings Richie Bravo back from his adopted home in Italy to his teenage bedroom in Lower Austria, where Charlton Heston is still flexing his biceps and Winnetou is still alive. With a schnapps in hand and velvety Wurlitzer melodies in the air, he and his “piccolo fratello” bid farewell in the cellar to the parental […]

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