Quite an eventful 67th Berlinale. Some fantastic films. I had the good fortune to view all but one of the award-winning films. Thank you to the jury for all their hard work and diligent efforts!
The collaboration between La La Land’s composer and its director goes all the way back to college. La La Land has already won seven Golden Globe Awards and is nominated for fourteen Oscars, including Best Original Score and two Best Original Songs.
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The public has cast its votes: the 19th Panorama Audience Awards go to Insyriated by Philipp Van Leeuw for best fiction film and I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck for best documentary.
Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest successfully capture the trajectory of young African-Americans in the North St. Louis, Missouri in For Ahkeem.
Director Thomas Arslan’s Bright Nights premiered at the Berlin Film Festival on Monday, February 13th inside the Berlinale Palast Theater to a rousing ovation.
On Friday, February 17, the jury members – filmmakers Feo Aladag, Sigrid Hoerner, and Johannes Naber – presented the 2017 Compass Perspektive Award for Best Film. Awarded for the first time this year and endowed with EUR 5,000, the prize goes to the fiction film Die Beste aller Welten by Adrian Goiginger.
Călin Peter Netzer returns to the Berlinale Competition with Ana, mon amour, starring Diana Cavallioti, as Ana, and Mircea Postelnicu as Toma.
Liu Jian mortgages the house to make films! Utilizing a warm color palette and an exceptional musical score mixing classical American jazz with traditional Chinese sounds, Liu Jian takes the viewer on a colorful journey through a southern Chinese city in the darkly comedic, animation feature film, Have a Nice Day.
The 15th edition of Berlinale Talents was rounded off yesterday by Berlinale International Jury member and artist Olafur Eliasson as well as director Raoul Peck. over 100 experts, 250 Talents and well Over 6,000 visitors turned HAU Hebbel am Ufer into an international hub of discussion and networking for film lovers.