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Berlinale 2019: Movies of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival

Public list by WPS with 41 movies or TV shows/series

These movies were running as part of the Berlinale 2019 (69th Berlin International Film Festival) from 7 to 17 February 2019.

The 69th annual Berlin International Film Festival took place from 7 to 17 February 2019. French actress Juliette Binoche served as the Jury President. Lone Scherfig's drama film The Kindness of Strangers opened the festival. The Golden Bear was won by Israeli-French drama Synonyms directed by Nadav Lapid, which also served as the closing film of the festival. ()

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Vice(2018)

R
| 2h 12min | Drama, History, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 716 votes)

George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.

Light of My Life(2019)

R
| 1h 59min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 9 votes)

Parent and child journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world's population. As a father struggles to protect his child, their bond—and the character of humanity—is tested.

Mid90s(2018)

R
| 1h 24min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 199 votes)

Stevie is a sweet 13-year-old about to explode. His mom is loving and attentive, but a little too forthcoming about her romantic life. His big brother is a taciturn and violent bully. So Stevie searches his working-class Los Angeles suburb for somewhere to belong. He finds it at the Motor Avenue skate shop.

Skin(2019)

R
| 1h 50min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 17 votes)

A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind(2019)

1h 53min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 174 votes)

Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

The Operative(2019)

2.8/5 (with 10 votes)

A young Western woman is recruited by the Mossad to go undercover in Tehran where she becomes entangled in a complex triangle with her handler and her subject.

The Souvenir(2019)

R
| 1h 59min | Romance / Love, Mystery, Drama
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

A shy but ambitious film student falls into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship with a charismatic but untrustworthy older man.

Directed by Joanna Hogg - With Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton

By The Grace of God(2019)

2h 17min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 66 votes)

Alexandre lives in Lyon with his wife and children. One day, he discovered by chance that the priest who abused him to scouts always officiates with children. He then starts a fight, quickly joined by François and Emmanuel, also victims of the priest, to "release their word" on what they suffered.

Piranhas(2019)

NR
| 1h 45min | Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 61 votes)

Six boys race on their scooters through the narrow streets of their Sanità neighbourhood in Naples. They are fearless daredevils, desperate to make money like their role models, and wear designer clothes and the latest sneakers. These 15-year-olds use the city’s rooftops for assault rifle practice. They deal drugs and do not hesitate to use their weapons to take control of the neighbourhood. Their smart leader, Nicola, knows the rules: in order to get his gang into the game and quickly to the top, he challenges one of the old bosses. But whoever is in charge today may well be dead tomorrow. When his girlfriend causes Nicola to be caught between all fronts, he is forced to make a decision.

Directed by Claudio Giovannesi - With Aniello Arena, Renato Carpentieri, Artem Tkachuk

The Golden Glove(2019)

1h 50min | Drama, Thriller, Horror
3.8/5 (with 7 votes)

A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.

Directed by Fatih Akın

Elisa & Marcela(2019)

1h 58min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 39 votes)

In 1901, Marcela Gracia Ibeas took on the identity of Mario Sánchez to marry her lover of fifteen years, Elisa Sanchez Loriga.

Directed by Isabel Coixet - With Natalia de Molina

Who You Think I Am(2019)

1h 42min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 28 votes)

Claire, a 50-year-old divorced teacher, creates a fake Facebook profile of a 24-year-old woman. She finds a photo of a pretty young brunette and uses it. She has created an entirely fictional character, but why?

Directed by Safy Nebbou
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Out Stealing Horses(2019)

2h 2min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

A grieving widower moves to the country where a chance encounter rekindles memories from his past.

Synonyms(2019)

2h 3min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 7 votes)

A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

Directed by Nadav Lapid - With Quentin Dolmaire

Gully Boy(2019)

2h 36min | Drama, Music
3.9/5 (with 22 votes)

A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.

Divine Love(2019)

3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

In 2027 Brazil, civil servant Joana mainly deals with divorce cases. As a member of a branch of evangelical Christians known as the Divino Amor group, she uses her position to offer a kind of physical therapy to couples who want to separate. Although Joana and her husband Danilo regularly consummate their marriage, neither her constant prayers nor any other methods of assistance seem to be able to fulfill their desire for a child.

Directed by Gabriel Mascaro

So Long, My Son(2019)

2h 55min | Drama, Kids & Family
4.1/5 (with 12 votes)

The changes in Chinese society from the 1950s to the '80s, as experienced by two families.

Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai - With Jiang Du, Yong Mei, Wang Jingchun

Photograph(2019)

1h 51min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.1/5 (with 6 votes)

A struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect.

Directed by Ritesh Batra - With Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra

Acid(2018)

1h 38min | Drama
2.5/5 (with 5 votes)

They have been abandoned in a world adorned with concepts such as family, friendship, love, and opportunities. In search of answers to their questions, they devour themselves like a chemical substance that corrodes the world around, in order to eventually learn not to listen but to hear, not to look but to see. And to find their way.

Marighella(2019)

2h 24min | Crime, Drama
0.5/5 (with 13 votes)

The story of Carlos Marighella, former congressman, poet and militant who was murdered by the Brazilian military dictatorship in 1969.

El Norte(1983)

2h 21min | Thriller, Adventure, Drama
3.7/5 (with 14 votes)

Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life.

Monos(2019)

1h 42min | Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 3 votes)

On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.

Tremors(2019)

1h 47min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

A family man torn between the love for his family, the boundaries of religion and the freedom to choose whom to love.

Directed by Jayro Bustamante

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya(2019)

1h 40min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

In Stip, a small town in Macedonia, every January the local priest throws a wooden cross into the river and hundreds of men dive after it. Good fortune and prosperity are guaranteed to the man who retrieves it. This time, Petrunya dives into the water on a whim and manages to grab the cross before the others. Her competitors are furious - how dare a woman take part in their ritual? All hell breaks loose, but Petrunya holds her ground. She won her cross and will not give it up.

37 Seconds(2019)

1h 55min | Drama

In 37 Seconds, 23-year-old comic book artist Yuma, physically disabled due to profound cerebral palsy and emotionally stunted by her well-meaning but overly protective mother, forges her own unusual path to sexual awakening and independence while at the same time discovering love and forgiveness.

Brief Story from the Green Planet(2019)

1h 10min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Tania learns that her grandmother spent the last years of her life in the loving company of an alien. Together with two friends, the Trans woman travels through rural Argentina to bring the creature back to its place of origin.

Directed by Santiago Loza

System Crasher(2019)

1h 50min | Drama

The wild and energetic journey of 9-year-old girl Benni through all possible stations of German Child Proctective Services.

The Kindness of Strangers(2019)

1h 52min
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Clara and her two sons escape from her abusive husband with little more than their car and plan to start over in New York. After the car towed away, the family meets Alice, who gets them into an emergency shelter. While stealing food at a Russian restaurant called ‘Winter Palace’, Clara meets Marc, who has been given the chance to help the old eatery regain its former glory. The ‘Winter Palace’ soon becomes a place of unexpected encounters between people who are all undergoing some sort of crisis and whom fate has now brought together.

Directed by Lone Scherfig - With Zoe Kazan

Idol(2019)

2h 24min | Thriller
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The politician Koo Myung-hui finds his wife in the garage. She is cleaning her son's bloodstained car, which has just run over a person.

Directed by Lee Su-jin - With Han Suk-kyu, Seol Gyeong-gu, Chun Woo-hee

The Shadow Play(2018)

2h 9min | Crime
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Tang Yijie, the Construction Committee Director, falls off from rooftop and dies in a demolition riot. Yang Jiadong, a young police officer starts his investigation and finds that Tang's death is tied up with another case several years ago. Soon he is framed and suspended from duty, but he never gives up. The film unfolds how individuals and family make fortune in the past 30 years since the reform in China began.

Directed by Lou Ye - With Jing Boran
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