CANNES: The Hungarian/French coproduction 27 by Flóra Anna Buda received the Palm d’or for a short film at the 76th Festival de Cannes (16 – 27 May 2023). Polish minority coproduction The Zone of Interest by Jonathan Glazer received the Grand Prix of the Competition as well as the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize.

BERLIN: Director Rebecca Miller’s She Came To Me opens the 2023 Berlinale and her fans are hoping it will mean a return to form for the director who had an international hit in 2022 with her film Personal Velocity but whose more recent outings have failed to score equally high marks.

BERLIN: Director Todd Field’s Tar starring Cate Blanchett has earned itself a slot in the Berlinale lineup as a Special Gala screening. With Cate Blanchett as the driving force behind this film it comes as no surprise.

BERLIN: South African director John Trengove’s UK/USA coproduction Manodrome screens in the main competition of the Berlinale starring Adrien Brody and Jesse Eisenberg. 

BERLIN: An new film by Steven Spielberg is always a special event and with the American director receiving an Honourary Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale the out of competition gala screen of Spelberg’s latest The Fabelmans promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s festival.

BERLIN: New York based playwright, director and screenwriter Celine Song makes her cinematic debut with Past Lives which screens in the main competition in Berlin.  The film already screened in Sundance earlier this year where it garnered rave reviews.

PRAGUE/BRATISLAVA: With the passing of Juraj Jakubisko we mourn not only the loss of one of the greatest living artists in Europe, but the passing of an era. Juraj Jakubisko was the last of a generation of filmmakers from the region that were giants in a time of political and artistic change.

BERLIN: The French/Japanese documentary On the Adamant by Nicolas Phillibert received the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 73rd edition of the Berlin International Film Festival, held 16 – 26 February 2023.

BERLIN: Two minority coproductions from FNE partner countries and two films produced and coproduced by FNE partner countries have been selected for the most important competition sections of the 73rd Berlin IFF, Competition and Encounters.

BERLIN: Six titles involving FNE partner countries as majority or minority coproducers are among the films announced in the Generation section on 18 January 2023. A Slovenian book by Dijana Matković has been selected for the Books at Berlinale section.

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