Berlinale Film Festival Starts Today! 3, 2, 1 … Action!
The 2018 Berlinale Film Festival starts this Thursday and we will present you a list of the top things you should know about this overwhelmingly large cornucopia of new cinema!
Do you already have popcorns? Great! So sit back and start scrolling!
The 68th annual Berlin International Film Festival is scheduled to take place from 15th to 25th, February. If you live in Berlin, you know that there is nothing more exciting than the Berlin Film Festivalhappening in the city this month! If you are curious about how the it works, you are in for a treat!
Not only are we film enthusiasts but we also love the buzz around town, especially around the Potsdamer Platz area in Mitte, the heart and soul of Berlinale.
This is an iconic area in Berlin! Culture, fun things to do or to see, good food and delicious drinks, you name it! This is a perfect place to have a true Berlin Experience! On top of that, it is home to the world famous Berlinale! Tom Tykwer
Tom Tykwer will serve as a jury president. He is a very famous director, writer, producer and composer. Tom Tykwer was born in 1965 in Wuppertal, Germany. One fact that is very curious is that he made 8 films when he was only 11 years old!
The Golden Bear
The Golden Bear is the highest prize awarded for the best film at the Berlin International Film Festival. The bear is the heraldic animal of Berlin, featured on both the coat of arms and flag of Berlin.
The 2018 must-see films at the Berlin Film festival
This big European festival will unleash almost 400 movies of all shapes and sizes! But we decided to select the must-see films to guide you!
“Eva” (Benoit Jacquot)
Adapted from the book by James Hadley Chase, Eva tells the story of an opportunistic young man named Bertrand who steals a dead playwright’s final manuscript and stages the work under his own name. “Grass” (Hong Sang-soo)
This new comedy of manners mixes up those elements in a variety of unexpected ways, as a woman sitting in a traditional Seoul coffee shop begins writing the other customers into a series of nested vignettes about the combustible dynamics between the sexes.
“Isle of Dogs” (Wes Anderson)
This movie is set in a dystopian future where a wayward Japanese boy named Atari Kobayashi sets out to find his missing pup, only to crash-land on an island that’s overrun with canines.
“Museo” (Alonso Ruizpalacios)
Gael Garcia Bernal stars opposite Leonardo Ortizgris as a pair of students who rob the National Museum of Anthropology, only to feel remorse once their crime is perceived as an attack on the country as a whole.
“Notes on an Appearance” (Ricky D’Ambrose)
A fascinating little movie about people trapped by the details of everyday life and searching for a bigger picture that constantly eludes them.
If you are attending Berlinale, plan on watching 3 to 5 movies throughout the festival. You should always have a backup berlin film option, in case your first choice is sold out. One thing that is very important and that you need to remember: play with different times and venues if you are not so flexible regarding the movies you want to see.
3, 2, 1… Cut! Perfect!