"KEIN MENSCH IST ILLEGAL"
- Street art, Kreuzberg
The big-hitters show up for Berlin — Ai Weiwei flanked the Konzerthaus with 14,000 life vests and Gianfranco Rosi delivered what may be, to date, the definitive portrait of the refugee crisis gripping Europe. Even Angela and George hung out.
Every good film is somehow political, and that was certainly the case this year. Elite studio pictures, art-house titles, the avant-garde and everything in between populated the scene at the world's biggest film festival which remains ever relevant for its sheer size and scope.
Below are Filmatique's Top Discoveries of Berlinale 2016:
L'Avenir, Mia Hansen-Løve
Baden Baden, Rachel Lang
Don't Call Me Son, Anna Muylaert
Fuocoammare, Gianfranco Rosi
Genius, Michael Grandage
Hedi, Mohamed Ben Attia
Lantouri, Reza Dormishian
Midnight Special, Jeff Nichols
Quand on a 17 ans, André Téchiné
Les Sauteurs, Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner & Abou Bakar Sidibe
Starless Dreams, Mehrdad Oskouei
Soy Nero, Rafi Pitts
Strike a Pose, Ester Gould & Reijer Zwaan
United States of Love, Tomasz Wasilewski
We Are Never Alone, Petr Vaclav