Brazilian documentary asks: do we live for work or work for life?

BERLIN (Reuters) – High in the hills of Brazil’s remote northeast, the town of Toritama echoes with the sound of sewing machines: in the self-proclaimed capital of jeans, people... Read more »

Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ wins Berlinale

BERLIN (Reuters) – Nadav Lapid’s “Synonyms”, an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his origins after moving to Paris, won the Berlin Film Festival’s coveted Golden... Read more »

Lead roles in Chinese saga ‘So Long My Son’ share best actor awards at Berlinale

Actors Yong Mei and Wang Jingchun pose with Silver Bears for Best Actor and Actress for Di jiu tian chang (So Long, My Son) , after the news conferene... Read more »

Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ wins Golden Bear

BERLIN (Reuters) – Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s “Synonyms”, an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his origins after moving to Paris, won the Berlin Film Festival’s... Read more »

Father of supermodel concept awaits ex-wives’ verdict in film

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German photographer credited with inventing the concept of the supermodel in the 1980s is the subject of “Women’s Stories”, a documentary that premiered at the... Read more »

Portrait of Brazilian revolutionary is a salvo in fight over history

BERLIN (Reuters) – The makers of “Marighella”, a film about a left-wing revolutionary murdered by Brazil’s 1960s military dictatorship, hope their film will help counter a version of the... Read more »

Grief, and some joy, in a decades-spanning Chinese saga

BERLIN (Reuters) – “So Long My Son”, a decades-spanning Chinese saga that opens in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution, was born of a need to re-assess a generation... Read more »

Actress Charlotte Rampling gets lifetime achievement award at Berlin fest

Actress Charlotte Rampling, honored with the Honorary Golden Bear award, attends a news conference at the 69th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch... Read more »

Berlinale film explores white supremacist’s struggle to reform

BERLIN (Reuters) – A notorious white supremacist undergoes painful laser surgery to remove the right-wing tattoos covering his face and desperately tries to escape the movement that has become... Read more »

Netflix row overshadows premiere of film about Spanish lesbians

BERLIN (Reuters) – A row over whether films produced for streaming platform Netflix should be shown at the Berlin Film Festival has overshadowed the premiere of “Elisa & Marcela”,... Read more »