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2023 Berlin Film Festival Announces Lineup

We’re gearing up to provide you with a ton of Sundance Film Festival coverage (Joey and some of the staff are knee deep in screeners right now), but other festivals are getting ready as well. This morning, the 2023 Berlin Film Festival revealed their lineup, which includes BlackBerry, Manodrome, Superpower, and more.

Here is the Berlin lineup:


“20,000 Species of Bees” by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren (Spain)

“The Shadowless Tower” by Zhang Lu (China)

“Till the End of the Night” by Christoph Hochhausler (Germany)

“BlackBerry” by Matt Johnson (Canada)

“Disco Boy” by Giacomo Abbruzzese (France/Italy/Poland/Belgium)

“The Plough” by Philippe Garrel (France/Switzerland)

“Ingeborg Bachmann – Journey into the Desert” by Margarethe von Trotta (Germany/Switzerland/Austria/Luxembourg)

“Someday We’ll Tell Each Other Everything” by Emily Atef (Germany)

“Limbo” by Ivan Sen (Australia)

“Bad Living” by Joao Canijo (Portugal/France)

“Manodrome” by John Trengove (U.K./U.S.)

“Music” by Angela Schanelec (Germany/France/Serbia)

“Past Lives” by Celine Song (U.S.)

“Afire” by Christian Petzold (Germany)

“On the Adamant” by Nicolas Philibert (France/Japan)

“The Survival of Kindness” by Rolf de Heer (Australia)

“Suzume” by Makoto Shinkai (Japan)

“Totem” by Lila Ayles (Mexico/Denmark/France)


“Superpower” by Sean Penn, Aaron Kaufman (U.S.)


“The Klezmer Project” by Leandro Koch, Paloma Schahmann (Argentina/Austria)

“The Adults” by Dustin Guy Defa (U.S.)

“The Echo” by Tatiana Huezo (Mexico/Germany)

“Here” by Bas Devos (Belgium)

“In the Blind Spot” by Ayse Polat (Germany)

“The Cage is Looking for a Bird” by Malika Musaeva (France/Russia)

“My Worst Enemy” by Mehran Tamadon (France/Switzerland)

“White Plastic Sky” by Tibor Banoczki, Sarolta Szabo (Hungary/Slovakia)

“In Water” by Hong Sangsoo (South Korea)

“Family Time” by Tia Kuovo (Finland/Sweden)

“The Walls of Bergamo” by Stefano Savona (Italy)

“Orlando, My Political Biography” by Paul B. Preciado (France)

“Samsara” by Lois Patino (Spain)

“Eastern Front” by Vitaly Mansky, Yevhen Titarenko (Latvia/Czechia/Ukraine/U.S.)

“Living Bad” by Joao Canijo (Portugal/France)

“Absence” by Wu Lang (China)


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Robert Hamer
4 months ago

Fun Fact: This film festival is the source of one of the longest dry spells of any FIAPF-accredited competitive international film festival that we in the United States regularly compete in. Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Magnolia was the last American film to win the Golden Bear twenty-three years ago.

So… good luck to John Trengove and Celine Song, I guess! U! S! A! U! S! A! U! S! A!



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