70th International Film Festival Berlin

20.02.2020 to 01.03.2020
Berlin
Man Without a Star (King Vidor)

Retrospective: Kirk Douglas in "Man Without a Star", directed by King Vidor (© Courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing, LLC)

The 70th Berlinale will open on February 20 with a gala and the film "My Salinger Year" by Philippe Falardeau. For the first time, the festival is headed by Carlo Chatrian as Artistic Director and Mariette Rissenbeek as Managing Director. They have introduced the "Encounters" series as a new section and created the "Berlinale Specials & Berlinale Series" section for the earlier competition entries "out of competition". There are also special events to mark the 70th anniversary of the festival, including a special program "On Transmission" with former Berlinale participants who enter into dialogue with a guest of their choice. The retrospective is dedicated to the American director, producer and screenwriter King Vidor.

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