Film Festival Category

The Best Short Films of Berlinale 2020

Film Festival

2nd March, 2020

Ranging from dazzling animation to video game re-appropriations to unique cine-essays — here our some of our favourite films from Berlinale Shorts.

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The Best Feature Films of Berlinale 2020

Film Festival

2nd March, 2020

From 'First Cow' to 'The Woman Who Ran' to "Berlin Alexanderplatz' here are ten of our favourite films from this year's Berlinale.

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Andrey Gryazev Channels Russian Anger With Putin Into Blistering Found-Footage Documentary ‘The Foundation Pit’

Documentary, Film Festival

1st March, 2020

We sat down with director Andrey Gryazev to discuss his found-footage documentary 'The Foundation Pit' — a blistering state-of-the-nation address.

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Srdan Golubović on Creating a Balkan Version of ‘Paris, Texas’ in Devastating Family Separation Drama ‘Otac’

Film Festival, Live Action

28th February, 2020

Srdan Golubović's compelling tale of dogged determination 'Otac' details one man's extraordinary 300km journey on foot to save his family.

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Matias Mariani Creates a Fresh Vision of the São Paulo Immigrant Experience in Debut Feature ‘Shine Your Eyes’

Film Festival, Live Action

26th February, 2020

We speak to Matias Mariani about his debut feature 'Shine Your Eyes', discussing the history of São Paulo, immigrant identity and horse racing betting.

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Jia Zhang-Ke Returns to His Hometown of Fenyang for Chinese History Doc ‘Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue’

Documentary, Film Festival

24th February, 2020

DN spoke to legendary director Jia Zhang-ke at Belinale 2020 about returning to his hometown of Fenyang for new doc 'Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue'.

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Welcome to WeAreDN // Offline

Film Festival, News

7th February, 2020

Kicking off next week, DN ventures out into the real world for the inaugural edition our new ongoing screening series WeAreDN // Offline.

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70th Berlin Film Festival Preview: New Hands, Same Old City

Film Festival

4th February, 2020

Carlo Chatrian's first outing as the artistic head of the Berlin Film Festival comes with a lot of weight on his shoulders. Here's why we're excited.

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Directors Notes Top 20 Filmmaker Conversations of 2019

Animation, Art & Fashion, Article, Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action, Music

3rd January, 2020

Team DN put our curating skills to good use to picked out our favourite 20 Directors Notes filmmaker conversations from the past 12 months.

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DN372: The Passion of Desire Spans Decades in Lucio Castro’s Queer Romance Feature ‘End of the Century’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

23rd December, 2019

Lucio Castro joins DN with decade spanning film 'End of the Century' which reunites 2 men for a one night stand whose seeds were sown two decades earlier.

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DN371: Maura Delpero Embarks on an Enthralling Exploration of the Meaning of Motherhood in Dramatic Debut ‘Maternal’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

20th December, 2019

Maura Delpero reveals how she built cohesion between the professional, non-professional and child performances needed for her drama debut 'Maternal'.

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Sam Gainsborough Takes Claymation Life-Size with Stop-Motion/Live-Action Hybrid ‘Facing It’

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action

18th December, 2019

NFTS graduate Sam Gainsborough joins us to discuss how he used about "half a tonne of plasticine" in his inventive grad film 'Facing It'.

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