Three weeks after its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the latest from Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke delighted audiences in Berlin, while competition dramas Layla Fourie and A Child's Pose explored the fallout of hit and runs.
The Iranian master on working through language barriers in his latest. Japan-set film, as well as the ongoing debate between digital and film, the tragic "misunderstandings" between Iran and the U.S., and much more in this fascinating interview.
France's The Nun and Chile's Gloria won praise in Berlin on Sunday, while footage from Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac was screened for a select crowd of buyers and Canada's Vic + Flo ont vu un ours took its bow as the country held its annual party at its embassy.
Friday's screening of David M. Rosenthal's A Single Shot had Berlinale insiders buzzing, while Saturday's premieres included two European standouts that took inspiration (of sorts) from American Westerns: Boris Khlebnikov's A Long Happy Life and Thomas Arslan's Gold starring Nina Hoss.
Joseph Gordon Levitt charmed audiences with his directorial debut Don Jon's Addiction starring Scarlett Johansson, while non-stars and improvisation ruled the day in Austrian director Ulrich Seidl's trilogy finale Paradise: Hope at the Berlinale on Friday.
The director discussed his highly anticipated new kung fu film, which will open the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival tonight, at a press conference alongside stars Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi. Wong is also serving as the jury president at this year's festival.
Jane Campion heads to Cannes for jury duty; last year's Oscar-winning actors head to the Academy Awards for presentation duty; and Skyfall, Robert De Niro and Patricio Guzmán all have something to party about in today's FilmLinc Digest.