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

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 504 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.

Mid90s(2018)

R
| 1h 24min | Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 94 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.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind(2019)

1h 53min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 111 votes)

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

Gully Boy(2019)

2h 36min | Drama, Music
4.1/5 (with 11 votes)

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

By The Grace of God(2019)

2h 17min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 46 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)

1h 45min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 34 votes)

A gang of teenage boys stalk the streets of Naples armed with hand guns and AK-47s to do their mob bosses' bidding.

Directed by Claudio Giovannesi - With Aniello Arena, Renato Carpentieri

The Shadow Play(2019)

2h 9min | Crime
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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

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.

Tremors(2019)

The story of a married man, an active member of the church, who falls in love with another man.

Directed by Jayro Bustamante

Who You Think I Am(2019)

1h 42min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 15 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

Synonyms(2019)

2h 3min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 3 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

The Children of the Dead(2019)

1h 32min | Horror, Comedy

Tourism is booming at the Pension Alpenrose. After a dying in an accident, Karin returns as one of the undead. In a cinema owned by a Nazi widow where the past is mourned, she brings the dead back to life.

Directed by Kelly Copper, Pavol Liska

El Norte(1983)

2h 21min | Thriller, Adventure, Drama
3.6/5 (with 12 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.

Light of My Life(2019)

1h 59min | Drama

A father and his young daughter find themselves trapped in the woods.

Directed by Casey Affleck

The Golden Glove(2019)

1h 50min | Drama, Thriller, Horror
3.9/5 (with 3 votes)

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

Directed by Fatih Akın

Divine Love(2019)

A deeply religious woman uses her position in a notary’s office to advance her mission to save struggling couples from divorce. Whilst waiting for a sign in recognition of her efforts, she's confronted with a crisis in her own marriage that ultimately brings her closer to God.

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya(2019)

1h 40min | Drama

A Macedonian woman throws herself into a traditionally men-only ceremony, kicking up a ruckus and standing her ground.

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

Out Stealing Horses(2019)

2h 2min | Drama

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

The Souvenir(2019)

A shy but ambitious film student begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man. She defies her protective mother and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.

Directed by Joanna Hogg

Skin(2018)

1h 50min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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.

Photograph(2019)

1h 51min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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.

Elisa & Marcela(2019)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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

Mr. Jones(2019)

2h 21min | Thriller, Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

In March 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones takes a train from Moscow to Kharkov in the Ukraine. He disembarks at a small station and sets off on foot on a journey through the country where he experiences at first hand the horrors of a famine. Everywhere there are dead people, and everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out to the general public. Stalin’s forced collectivisation of agriculture has resulted in misery and ruin; the policy is tantamount to mass murder. Supported by Ada Brooks, a New York Times reporter, Jones succeeds in spreading the shocking news in the West, thereby putting his powerful rival, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, pro-Stalin journalist Walter Duranty, firmly in his place.

Acid(2018)

1h 38min | Drama
2.0/5 (with 3 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.

So Long, My Son(2019)

2h 55min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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

Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai

The Ground Beneath My Feet(2019)

1h 48min | Drama

Lola controls her personal life with the same ruthless efficiency she uses to optimize profits in her job as a business consultant. But when a tragic event forces the past back into her life, Lola's grip on reality seems to slips away.

Ghost Town Anthology(2019)

1h 36min | Drama

In Irénée-les-Neiges, a small, isolated town with a population of 215, Simon Dubé dies in a car accident. The stunned townspeople are reluctant to discuss the circumstances of the tragedy. From that point on, for the Dubé family as well as for Mayor Smallwood and a handful of others, time seems to lose all meaning, and the days stretch on without end. Something descends slowly upon the area. In this period of mourning and in this fog, strangers start to appear. Who are they? What is happening?

Directed by Denis Côté - With Robert Naylor, Diane Lavallée, Josée Deschênes, Jean-Michel Anctil

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch(2018)

1h 27min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Documentary on psychedelic potash mines, expansive concrete seawalls, mammoth industrial machines, and other examples of humanity’s massive, destructive reengineering of the planet.

Directed by Jennifer Baichwal

I Was at Home, But(2019)

1h 45min | Drama

After a 13-year-old student disappears without a trace for a week and suddenly reappears, his mother and teachers are confronted with existential questions that change their whole view of life.

Off Season(2019)

43min

Describes the state of a couple in the off season, shortly before the birth of their child. Gregor surprises his girlfriend Judith with a wellness holiday in Sicily, but Judith would rather go to work than lie on the beach. Her boyfriend’s expectations with regard to the baby and his eagerness for family life create an ever-greater distance between the two.

Directed by Henning Beckhoff - With Franziska Petri, Godehard Giese

A Tale of Three Sisters(2019)

1h 48min

A stagnant and gloomy village in the 1980s. Reyhan, Nurhan, and Havva, three sisters were sent to town as 'besleme' (foster child and maid). Since they fail their foster parents for different reasons, they are sent back to their father's house in their poor village. Deprived of their dreams of a better life, they try to hold on to each other.

Directed by Emin Alper - With Ece Yüksel, Müfit Kayacan

Oray(2019)

1h 40min | Drama

Oray speaks in a quarrel with his wife Burcu three times 'talaq', the islamic formula for repudiation. The imam informs him about the consequences: he has to divorce his wife. Now Oray is in a dilemma: Should he stay with Burcu or with the community?

One Second(2019)

A story about a movie fan in a remote farmland who strikes a relationship with a homeless female vagabond.

Directed by Zhang Yimou - With Zhang Yi, Fan Wei

Öndög(2019)

1h 40min
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A naked woman is found murdered in the Mongolian steppe. Overnight, a young and inexperienced policeman has to secure the crime scene. Since he is not familiar with the dangers on site, a local herder is sent to guard him and the body. This resolute woman in her mid-thirties knows how to handle a rifle – and how to scare away wolves. She lights a fire against the cold. Alcohol also helps them to stay warm. At her instigation, the two get closer to each other. The next morning, they will go their separate ways.

Directed by Wang Quan'an