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Berlinale 2021 / Encounters


16 articles available in total starting from 10/02/2021. Last article published on 05/03/2021.

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At the Berlinale, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn proves lucky after all

At the Berlinale, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn proves lucky after all

BERLINALE 2021: Radu Jude has picked up the Golden Bear, with Mr Bachmann and His Class also getting some love  

05/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Awards

Jacqueline Lentzou  • Director of Moon, 66 Questions

Interview: Jacqueline Lentzou • Director of Moon, 66 Questions

"This is a film from the heart, with heart"

BERLINALE 2021: We talked to the Greek filmmaker to try to unpick her daring approach to her first feature, screening in Encounters  

04/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Encounters

Review: District Terminal

Review: District Terminal

BERLINALE 2021: Set in a war zone, this Iranian-German film by Bardia Yadegari and Ehsan Mirhosseini is draining to watch, but offers some unexpected dark poetry and sunshine  

04/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Encounters

Review: Azor

Review: Azor

BERLINALE 2021: Andreas Fontana offers a captivating first feature following in the wake of a Swiss banker who is plunged into a labyrinthine mission navigating society’s noxious upper echelons  

04/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Encounters

Andreas Fontana  • Director of Azor

Interview: Andreas Fontana • Director of Azor

“It was important to be meticulous with the details because they have a political meaning”

BERLINALE 2021: We talked to the Swiss director about his mystery-drama feature, inspired by real historical events that shook Argentina in the 1980s  

04/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Encounters

Review: Bloodsuckers

Review: Bloodsuckers

BERLINALE 2021: Julian Radlmaier's uncertain feature follows a crazy factory worker fleeing the Soviet Union in a desperate bid to become a Hollywood star  

03/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Encounters

Ramon Zürcher and Silvan Zürcher  • Directors of The Girl and the Spider

Interview: Ramon Zürcher and Silvan Zürcher • Directors of The Girl and the Spider

“Our style, in a way, is determined by control, but there’s also this beauty in chaos”

BERLINALE 2021: We spoke to the Swiss directors about their oblique, witty psychological drama, on the eve of its premiere in the Encounters competition  

03/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Encounters

Review: As I Want

Review: As I Want

BERLINALE 2021: Palestinian filmmaker Samaher Alqadi’s debut feature documents the protests following the string of severe sexual assaults that took place in Tahrir Square in 2013  

03/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Encounters

Julian Radlmaier  • Director of Bloodsuckers

Interview: Julian Radlmaier • Director of Bloodsuckers

“Marx uses a lot of these gothic metaphors, and I thought it would be funny to just take his word for it”

BERLINALE 2021: In his Encounters entry, the German director takes Marx literally – kind of  

03/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Encounters

Alice Diop  • Director of We

Interview: Alice Diop • Director of We

“I want to show that societies are changing constantly, just like the collective ‘we’”

BERLINALE 2021: In her new documentary, shown in the Encounters section, the French filmmaker once again investigates the French banlieue and its inhabitants  

02/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Encounters

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