Berlinale 2019 Preview

The 69thBerlinale is shaping up. French Academy Award winning actress Juliette Binoche heads the festival jury starting February 7th2019. 

Danish director Lone Scherfigs “The Kindness of Strangers” opens the winter cinema event. According to the press film’s release,  the ensemble work stars Zoe Kazan and Bill Nighy as a group living in New York. Lone, a Berlinale regular, is known for character driven films. “An Education”, with Carey Mulligan opened to positive reviews with award nominations. 

This is the swan song for Berlinale head Dieter Kosslick. After 18 years of greeting cinema goers on the red carpet, he is hanging up his hat. New head Carlo Chatrian takes over the creative reigns in 2020.

Staying to it’s reputation, the Berlinale showcases independent films and filmmakers with outsider perspectives.

The Competition list of films announced:

The Ground Beneath My Feet by Marie Kreutzer

By The Grace of God byFrancis Ozon

I Was Home, But by Angela Schanelec

A Tale of Three Sisters by Ermin Alper 

Ghost Town Anthology by Denis Cote

The Golden Glove by Faith Atkin

Stay Tuned for our Chat Cinema Podcast on the 2019 Berlinale.