Berlin Festival

Berlinale 2012

Berlin International Film Festival

The Berlin International Film Festival (German: Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin), also called the Berlinale, is one of the world’s leading film festivals and most reputable media events. It is held in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1951, the festival has been celebrated annually in February since 1978. With 274,000 tickets sold and 487,000...
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Elite Squad

The Elite Squad (Portuguese: Tropa de Elite) is a 2007 Brazilian film directed by José Padilha. The film is a semi-fictional account of the BOPE (Portuguese: Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais), the Special Police Operations Battalion of the Rio de Janeiro Military Police. It is the second feature film...
La Estrategia del Caracol - poster

The Strategy of the Snail

The Strategy of the Snail (Spanish: La Estrategia del Caracol) is a 1993 Colombian comedy-drama film directed and produced by Colombian filmmaker and director Sergio Cabrera. The film is starred by Frank Ramirez, Florina Lemaitre, Humberto Dorado, Fausto Cabrera and Carlos Vives. The film is a winner of the...
Fresa y Chocolate - DVD cover

Strawberry and Chocolate

Strawberry and Chocolate (Spanish: Fresa y chocolate) is a Cuban-Spanish-Mexican co-produced film, directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío, based on the short story “The Wolf, The Forest and the New Man” (in Spanish, El Lobo, el bosque y el hombre nuevo) written by Senel Paz in...
El Callejón de los Milagros

Midaq Alley

El callejón de los milagros (English: Midaq Alley) is an award-winning 1994 Mexican film adapted from the novel by Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz, written by Vicente Leñero and directed by Jorge Fons. The film deals with complex issues such as gay and lesbian related topics, the lower-middle class of...
Central Do Brasil

Central Station

Central Station (Portuguese: Central do Brasil) is a 1998 drama film set in Brazil. It tells the story of a young boy’s friendship with a jaded middle-aged woman. The movie was adapted by Marcos Bernstein and João Emanuel Carneiro from a story by Walter Salles and it was directed...
The Official Story - poster

The Official Story

The Official Story (Spanish: La historia oficial) is a 1985 Argentine drama film directed by Luis Puenzo, and written by Puenzo and Aída Bortnik. It stars Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, and Chunchuna Villafañe, among others. In the United Kingdom, it was released as The Official Version. The film is...