Reviews

'The Prayer' ('La Priere'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:30:00 +0000

French director Cedric Kahn (‘Red Lights’) chronicles one young drug addict’s difficult path to recovery in the Berlin Competition entry 'The Prayer.'

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'A Journey to the Fumigated Towns': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:30:00 +0000

In 'A Journey to the Fumigated Towns,' militant documentary director Fernando E. Solanas ('The Hour of the Furnaces') reveals the destruction wrought by large-scale soybean farming in Argentina.

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'Shut Up and Play the Piano': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:09:48 +0000

Self-styled genius and musical prankster Chilly Gonzales is the focus of Philipp Jedicke's career-spanning documentary 'Shut Up and Play the Piano'.

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'Eva': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:30:00 +0000

Benoit Jacquot ('A Single Girl') and Isabelle Huppert ('Elle') team up again for 'Eva,' a story of a prostitute and her client that unspooled in competition in Berlin.

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'Profile': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:00:00 +0000

Genre specialist Timur Bekmambetov explores the grave phenomenon of young European women being recruited as Jihadi brides in 'Profile,' a thriller that unfolds entirely on the computer screen of an undercover journalist.

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'Cobain': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:30:00 +0000

Dutch director Nanouk Leopold's latest, 'Cobain,' is a drama about a drug addict's 15-year-old son, played by newcomer Bas Keizer in a star-making turn.

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'Young Solitude' ('Premieres solitudes'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:45:00 +0000

French documentary filmmaker Claire Simon ('Gare du Nord,' 'God’s Offices') unveiled her latest feature, 'Young Solitude,' in Berlin’s Forum sidebar.

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'Samson': Film Review
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:10:00 +0000

The familiar biblical tale is retold in 'Samson,' the latest effort from Pure Flix, the studio specializing in faith-based films.

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'Jibril': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:40:35 +0000

An Arab woman falls in love with a man in prison in director Henrika Kull’s feature debut.

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'Dovlatov': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:30:00 +0000

Writer Sergei Dovlatov’s talents are blocked by the regime in Alexey German Jr.’s literary portrait of an authoritarian society, 'Dovlatov.'

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'Transit': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:35:32 +0000

German auteur Christian Petzold casts Franz Rogowski and Paula Beer in his adaptation of Anna Seghers' Marseille-set novel.

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'Grass': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:00:00 +0000

Korean art house director Hong Sangsoo examines love, death and human nature in coffee shop dramedy 'Grass'.

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'Styx': Film Review | Berlin 2018
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:30:00 +0000

Austrian director Wolfgang Fischer casts actress Susanne Wolff as a woman alone at sea who encounters a vessel full of refugees in 'Styx.'

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'Horizon' ('Horizonti'): Film Review | Berlin 2018
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:52:50 +0000

A married couple undergo a devastating break-up in Georgian director Tinatin Kajrishvili's latest Berlinale world premiere.

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'Red Sparrow': Film Review
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0000

'Hunger Games' vet Francis Lawrence reteams with star Jennifer Lawrence for 'Red Sparrow,' a film about Russian sex spies.

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