German films of the 69th annual Berlin Film Festival taking place in February, 2019. The 2019 Berlin International Film Festival will begin on Thursday, February 7 and ends on
Sunday, February 17. Lone Scherfig’s “The Kindness of Strangers” is scheduled to open the 2019 Berlin Film Festival. The director is returning to the venue where her Oscar-nominated “An Education” played back in 2009.The film stars Zoe Kazan and Tahar Rahim.
Where To Stay In Berlin?
“I Was at Home, But” from German director Angela Schanelec
Fatih Akin will be present at the Berlin Film Festival with “The Golden Glove.” The German director who won the Golden Bear for “Head On” in 2013 will return to Berlin. “The Golden Glove” will star Diane Kruger, Marie Kreutzer, Denis Côté, François Ozon, Angela Schanelec, and Emin Alper. based on the true story of a serial killer active in the red-light district of Hamburg throughout the 1970s. Berlinale Special sidebar: Zoya Akhtar’s “Gully Boy,” Heinrich Breloer’s “Brecht,” and Charles Ferguson’s “Watergate.”
German Filmmakers In Competition
Other notable films in competition include The Austrian drama, “The Ground Beneath My Feet” is directed by Marie Kreutzer and stars Valerie Pachner, Mavie Hörbiger and Pia Hierzegger.
the final festival under longtime director Dieter Kosslick. It has also been announced that Juliette Binoche will serve as Jury President of the 2019 Berlin Film Festival.
The Cold Blue
Dir. Erik Nelson, USA, 2018, 73m
Erik Nelson’s new film is built primarily from color 16mm images shot in the spring of 1943 by director William Wyler and his crew on 8th Air Force bombing raids over Germany and strategic locations in occupied France. Wyler shot over 15 hours of footage on a series of raids with the 91st bomber group, from which he crafted his 1943 film The Memphis Belle. From the remaining raw footage, Nelson has crafted an experience of a different kind, filtered through the spoken recollections of nine veterans, among the last survivors of the War in Europe.
Angela Schanelec comes to Berlinale with “I Was at Home, But”. This film from Germany and Serbia, Schanelec has created some gripping work dedicated to Berlin.
“The Golden Glove” (Germany/France)
Dir: Fatih Akin
“By the Grace of God” (France)
Dir: François Ozon
“A Tale of Three Sisters” (Turkey/Germany/Netherlands/Greece)
Dir: Emin Alper
“Ghost Town Anthology” (Canada)
Dir: Denis Côté
“Gully Boy” (India”)
Dir: Zoya Akhtar
Dir: Heinrich Breloer
Dir: Charles Ferguson