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BERLINALE

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BERLINALE

Germany

20 February–1 March 2020

berlinale.de

Founded in West Berlin in 1951 and celebrated annually since 1978, the seventieth anniversary of Europe’s best respected film festival will kick off at the Berlinale Palast on Thursday 20th February showing around 400 films of varying genres, lengths and formats in a variety of sections and special presentations, including a number of international or European premieres and new discoveries, plus promising talents from the German film scene. Straddling a broad spectrum – from feature films to documentaries and artistic experiments – the audience is invited to experience highly contrasting milieus, ways of life and attitudes, to test their own standpoints and prejudices and reinvigorate their experience of seeing and perceiving in the realm between classic narrative forms and extraordinary aesthetics. In addition, since the Berlinale programme positively thrives on discussion and contact with its audiences, a rich array of spoken-word events, audience discussions and expert panels facilitate an active dialogue throughout the festival