(Special to US Times via Berlinale Press Office, 2021-05-11) Berlinale: Summer Special to Take Place as an Outdoor Event Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Berlin International Film Festival has developed a new festival format for 2021. The 71st Berlinale kicked off with the Industry Event in March and will be followed by an
(Special to the USTimes, by the Berlin Film Festival Office, 2021-03-12) “The Berlinale Celebrates a Successful First Stage, Looks Forward to the Summer Special With Berlin Audiences, and Sets the Date for the 2022 Festival“ Happy winners, good sales at the film market, interesting panel discussions and ample film coverage by the press – the Industry
(Review from the Berlinale 2021, 2021-03-03, by Cirina Catania, Sr. Editor) With respect to the insightful and important curation of the Berlinale’s Competition Films, I watched this one from start to finish. Here’s my review: My parents taught me that, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” ###
(Berlin, Germany, 2021-02-28, film review by Cirina Catania, Sr. Editor, US Times.) If the film, “Memory Box,” is any indication of what is to become available for viewing during the 71st Berlin International Film Festival, it will be a banner year. Unexpected, insightful, tough, triste, joyful and full of love, this film is a must-see.
(Berlin, Germany, February 15, 2021) Mariette Rissenbeek, Executive Director of the Berlin International Film Festival, and Artistic Director, Carlo Chatrian, welcome us to another year at the Berlinale (the 71st), explain the new virtual format for the Fest and present the films that have been selected for this year’s Competition and Berlinale Special sections. The
(Berlin, Germany, February 15, 2021, by Cirina Catania) Drawing on his knowledge of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza strip, Mograbi has created a documentary feature offering what he calls, a “Manual for Military Occupation.” The film will have its world premiere in the Forum Section at the