Berlin film festival 2020

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Charlatan review – a fascinating, frustrating tale of bottled-up emotion
Agnieszka Holland once again proves she is the real deal with this austere biopic of a faith healer in 30s Czechoslovakia

Peter Bradshaw

04, May, 2021 @10:06 AM

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Undine review – a shaggy catfish of a story about a woman with a water obsession
The director of Transit returns with a somewhat pointless film about an art historian who has a passionate affair with a diver

Peter Bradshaw

29, Mar, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Malmkrog review – cerebral period drama lives on in the mind
Cristi Puiu’s fourth film makes a virtue of high seriousness as guests at a country house discuss God, man, warfare and evil

Peter Bradshaw

23, Mar, 2021 @10:08 AM

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Tilda Swinton: championing talent, regardless of gender | Rebecca Nicholson
The star was the first to welcome the abolition of male and female awards at the Berlin film festival

Rebecca Nicholson

05, Sep, 2020 @3:00 PM

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The Assistant review - #MeToo drama offers unsettling study of day-to-day abuse | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Film about assistant to a New York film mogul details how stress, humiliation and bullying become the enablers for abuse by powerful men

Peter Bradshaw

30, Apr, 2020 @10:06 AM

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Watching Russian immersive film 'felt like rape', says journalist
Lifelike scenes of violence in Soviet-influenced experimental movie raise ethical concerns

Andrew Roth in Moscow

03, Mar, 2020 @6:27 PM

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Berlin film festival 2020 roundup: sturm und drang and pigs and cows
A controversy-hit festival shook off its troubles to showcase Italian family drama, life in America’s old west, a gruelling view of life in Soviet Russia – and fun on the farm

Jonathan Romney

29, Feb, 2020 @3:00 PM

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DAU. Natasha review – an exquisitely sinister study of Soviet oppression
As part of a colossal art project, Ilya Khrzhanovsky has made an intimately eerie examination of the banality of evil

Peter Bradshaw

26, Feb, 2020 @9:30 PM

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Hillary review – did the US presidential hopeful take the wrong road?
This epic documentary ranges across Hillary Clinton’s life, from the Arkansas governor’s mansion, through the White House years to her own shot at the top job – but the enigma remains

Peter Bradshaw

24, Feb, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Pinocchio review - wooden-puppet fairytale goes back to the sweet-sour original
Director and co-writer Matteo Garrone embraces the grotesqueness and sentimentality of Collodi’s 1883 story

Peter Bradshaw

23, Feb, 2020 @7:02 PM

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Kill It and Leave This Town review - gaunt beauty amid the smoky smudge of memory
This raw, intense animation from Polish director Mariusz Wilczyński is a fiercely miserable fable that mixes realism with a kind of dreamlike sleep-talking

Peter Bradshaw

22, Feb, 2020 @7:59 PM

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The Salt of Tears review - classy-looking French love story that jumps the shark
A black and white Parisian relationships drama in the classic style which is hampered by the good-looking but conceited woodworker at its centre

Peter Bradshaw

22, Feb, 2020 @7:19 PM

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