Homepage March 2021

Berlinale, Competition. Winner of the FIPRESCI prize: What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? by Alexandre Koberidze. Encounters. The Girl And The Spider by Ramon and Silvan Zürcher. Panorama. Brother‘s Keeper by Ferit Karahan. Forum. Manque La Banca’s feature-length debut Ski. More

Memory House

Toulouse. “In telling a story about the wounds of a country, it’s a mesmeric homage to tenacious people fighting for their own identity.” This stated our jury at “CinéLatino” about the Brazilian film Memory House by João Paulo Miranda Maria and presented him the FIPRESCI Prize. More


Talent Press 2021. Eight up-and-coming film critics and journalists from around the globe took part in the “Berlinale Talent Press” workshop. See their texts here.

Sofia. The winner of the FIPRESCI Prize is a Bulgarian–German coproduction, the debut of Pavel G. Vesnakov, German Lessons. More

Buenos Aires (BAFICI). Uruguayan Emilio Silva Torres was honored for his film Straight to VHS. More

Vilnius (Lithuania), a showcase of Baltic cinemas. The jury appreciated Tomas Smulkis’ People We Know Are Confused. “In this portrait of Vilnius, three lives are skilfully and sensitively linked…” More Eithne O’Neill reviews the winner.

At the 10th Luxor African Film Festival, the critics jury awarded This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection, a complex and artfully made feature from Lesotho, with a strong African identity. Jury (from left): Pélagie Ng’onana, Ahmed Shawky, Elena Rubashevska. More