Festivals: Berlin / EFM

Berlinale 2024 Review: DYING, Darkly Humorous Gaze Into Family Dysfunction

Michael Glasner's dramedy explores the dissonant lives of the Lunies family, intertwining themes of death, reconciliation, and the complexities of human relationships.

Berlinale 2024 Review: A TRAVELER'S NEEDS, Hong Sangsoo's Minimalist Odyssey of Connection and Wonder

Hong Sangsoo and Isabelle Huppert reunite to explore themes of existential wanderlust and the complexity of human connections.

Berlinale 2024 Review: THE EMPIRE Merges Cosmic Conflicts with Rural Quirks

Bruno Dumont's latest work is not just another 'Star Wars' parody.

Berlinale 2024 Review: THE DEVIL'S BATH, Gripping Period Drama on the Cusp of Reality and Despair

Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala embark on a haunting exploration of 18th-century womanhood, set against the backdrop of societal and religious confines.

Berlinale 2024 Review: THE EDITORIAL OFFICE, Or, THE GODFATHER for the Disinformation Age

Ukrainian filmmaker Roman Bondarchuk navigates the complex interplay of truth, justice, and media manipulation in his latest socio-political black comedy that veers into a surreal satire.

Berlinale 2024 Review: WHO DO I BELONG TO, Lyrical Drama Explores Radical Family Ties

In her debut film Who Do I Belong To, Tunisian-born, Canada-based filmmaker Meryam Joober explores the poignant narrative of Aicha, a mother faced with the daunting reality of her sons' association with ISIS. The film is set in the tranquil...

Berlinale 2024 Review: ARCADIA Pushes Marital Drama to Mystical Realities

Greek director Yorgos Zois, alongside leading actress Angeliki Papoulia, delves into a exploration of love, loss, and ethereal spaces.

CRUST: Revitalized Anchor Bay Acquires Sean Whalen's Debut Horror Comedy

A depressed has-been child actor and owner of a dingy laundromat, becomes powerfully vengeful when his collection of lone socks transforms into a protective, cute, murderous monster named Crust.


With a couple more days left in this year's EFM our friends at FilmSharks have let us know about more deals they've secured in their time there. Two titles we've spoken about in recent months the other is the return...

THE DEVIL'S BATH: Sales at EFM Continue For Latest From Duo Behind GOODNIGHT MOMMY

Austria in the 18th century. Forests surround villages. Killing a baby gets a woman sentenced to death. Agnes readies for married life with her beloved. But her mind and heart grow heavy. A gloomy path alone, evil thoughts arising.

ROSARIO: First Look at Felipe Vargas' Debut Horror

Rosario is forced to spend the night with the body of her deceased grandma, waiting for the ambulance while being attacked by supernatural forces that have taken control of her grandmother's corpse.

RAPTUS: First Trailer And Poster For A.I. Sci-Fi Thriller

The frist trailer and poster have been sent to us for writer-director Bennet De Brabandere's sci-fi thriller, Raptus. It is the latest from the Canadian writer-director who we last spoke of when we covered and reviewed their film Cherrypicker (then...

Berlinale 2024: Exclusive THE VISITOR Trailer Premiere Reimagines Pasolini's TEOREMA

Canadian filmmaker Bruce LaBruce pays tribute to Pier Paolo Pasolini through a contemporary lens, exploring themes of sexual dominance, political upheaval, and queer liberation against the backdrop of post-Brexit Britain.

THE WATERHOUSE: Poster And Trailer For Indie Horror Thriller Debut

One more from our friends at Raven Banner. They're representing the horror thriller, The Waterhouse, the feature debut of Samuel Clemens.    The poster and trailer were sent over to us today, check them both out below the announcement.  ...

BLOOD STAR: Poster And Trailer For Indie Road Trip From Hell

Everyone's flying out to swinging Berlin this week to take part in the annual European Film Market. Our friends at Raven Banner have let us know that they're representing Lawrence Jacomelli’s feature debut Blood Star at the market.    Blood Star...

Berlinale 2024: Exclusive REAS Poster Premiere

Lola Arias' sophomore feature employs a musical framework to explore the resilience and dreams of women and trans persons transitioning from life behind bars to freedom.

Berlinale 2024: Exclusive THE EDITORIAL OFFICE Poster Premiere

Ukrainian filmmaker Roman Bondarchuk offers a critical examination of news creation and manipulation set against the backdrop of the Russo-Ukranian war.

Berlinale 2024 Preview: Bruno Dumont, Abel Ferrara, Hong Sangsoo, Atom Egoyan, Tsai Ming-liang to Premiere

The largest German film gathering offers an eclectic line-up from world cinema.

Berlinale 2024: Exclusive THROUGH ROCKS AND CLOUDS Poster Premiere, Exploring Untold Stories of Quechua Communities

Franco García Becerra directs an exploration of resilience, tradition, and community within the breathtaking landscapes of the Peruvian Andes.

Berlinale 2024: Exclusive WHO DO I BELONG TO Poster Premiere, Exploring War's Human Toll

Tunisian-Canadian director Meryam Joobeur will be unveiling her first feature film in the Berlinale competition.