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Berlinale 2019: Documenting Change

Heinz Emigholz charts the destruction and construction of a museum and Delphine Seyrig & Carole Roussopoulos pioneer feminist video-making.

Review: Capitalism and Culture Collides in “Birds of Passage”

Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s follow-up to Embrace of the Serpent does not disappoint.

Review: Hong Sang-soo’s “Hotel By The River” Offers Something New

While many assume the Korean auteur makes the same movie again and again, his gentle new film showcases many surprising departures.

Berlinale 2019: New Techniques in Storytelling

Frank Beauvais’s devasting memoir made of movie clips and Angela Schanelec’s I Was at Home, But… are among the fesital’s boldest films.

Where Does Homeland Begin? Close-Up on Sergei Loznitsa’s “Victory Day”

“Where does homeland begin?” asks a documentary on the annual celebration in Berlin of the Soviet defeat of the Third Reich.

Rushes. Berlinale Trailers, Restoring “Sátántangó,” Remembering James Dean

This week’s essential news, articles, sounds, videos and more from the film world.

Berlinale 2019: Uncovering

In this dispatch, Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s epic landscape documentary, a moving research project, and the story of an essential journalist.

Foreplays #18: Dušan Makavejev’s “Hole in the Soul”

An under-seen TV documentary by the great Yugoslavian filmmaker offers something precious and unique.

Review: The Movie On Top of the Game—Steven Soderbergh’s “High Flying Bird”

The prolific director’s latest exploration of the art of the con is a sports drama about money.

Berlinale 2019: Isolated Encounters

Bold films about a mysterious encounter in the woods, the dwindling old ways of a Cornish seaside town, and murder at an Italian farmhouse.

Latin American Movies at IFFR

New films ranging from maximalist to minimalist, Brazil to Argentina, are among the highlights of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Re-Humanizing a Crisis: Close-Up on “Central Airport THF”

Karim Aïnouz’s documentary is an engrossing ode to Berlin’s former airport, and to the refugees struggling to leave it.