Transcendent reincarnation, familial reverberations and Hong’s most delicate film in years characterise an Encounters section echoing through space and time.
A perfect cast and a breezy tone, intermingling with moments of horror and danger, characterise Afire, a more low-key effort from Christian Petzold.
This Australian desert noir is more interesting than its title, but would’ve worked a whole lot better as a TV series.
Haughty mothers haunt a draughty hotel in João Canijo’s Bad Living and Living Bad, playing in both Competition and Encounters at the Berlinale 2023.
The explicitly German section of the Berlinale, Perspektive Deutsches Kino is a fascinating example of film festival soft power diplomacy.
With Infinity Pool Brandon Cronenberg succeeds in turning lust and indulgence into a car crash of increasingly unnatural scenes we cannot look away from.
Hong Sangsoo innovates with new techniques to create his best film since On The Beach at Night Alone with In Water — a tremendous ode to the magic of art.
Despite a fine flair for creating aesthetically pleasing images, Music is a thoroughly singular filmmaking experience hard to genuinely love.
The patriarchy pushed them to the edge. These three films from the Berlinale Panorama section show how women can fight back.
A story about the allure and freedom of war and an amusing memoir about growing up in a psychiatric facility play in the Berlinale Generation section.