68th International Film Festival Berlin

15.02.2018 to 25.02.2018
Isle of Dogs

Opening film: "Isle of Dogs", directed by Wes Anderson (© Twentieth Century Fox)

On February 15, the 68th Berlinale will open with the animated film "Isle of Dogs" by Wes Anderson. 19 films are screened in the International Competition, including new works by Lav Diaz, Gus van Sant, Benoit Jacquot and Malgorzata Szumowska. Three German films are also celebrating their world premiere in the Competition: "In den Gängen" (In the Aisles) by Thomas Stuber, "Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot" (My Brother's Name is Robert and He is an Idiot) by Philipp Groening and "Transit" by Christian Petzold. The Ecumenical Jury awards prizes in the three sections Competition, Forum and Panorama. President of the international jury is the director Tom Tykwer.

The actor Willem Dafoe is awarded a Golden Honorary Bear. The retrospective is dedicated to Weimar cinema. Among the films in the series "Berlinale Classics" shown in a new digital restoration is the Israeli film "Life According to Agfa" by Assi Dayan, whose publication in Germany was promoted by the Protestant film work in the 90s.

Link: Website des Festivals