From retrospective to classics to special, here are mini-reviews of everything else Journey into Cinema saw at Berlinale 2024.
Finding that magical, liminal space between poetry and prose, Kazik Radwanski’s Matt and Mara cleverly captures the contradictions of the human imagination.
Sleep With Your Eyes Open uses an elastic narrative form to paint an ironic portrait of Chinese migrant life in Brazil, to both its benefit and detriment.
Transcendent reincarnation, familial reverberations and Hong’s most delicate film in years characterise an Encounters section echoing through space and time.
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.
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.
Orlando: My Political Biography reframes Virginia Woolf’s seminal 1928 through the modern transgender experience. The result is a compelling act of imagination.
A bleak, arthouse cinema take on the classic Pixar formula, this tale of humanity’s last gasp shows you don’t need hundreds of millions to make a great sci-fi.