On The Radar: Berlinale 2017

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Who said global warming is a myth?

Not us. Neither did the Berlin International Film Festival 2017, which is welcoming the cutest polar bear on its poster…or terrifying polar bear. We haven’t decided yet.

One of the most atmospheric cities on the continent is about to welcome the 67th edition of its renowned film festival (09/02-18/02). This year’s jury president will be Dutch director/ screenwriter Paul Verhoeven, known for -among others- Basic Instinct, waiting to hand out the Bears for Best Film, Grand Jury Prize, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Outstanding Artistic Contribution.

This year’s opening film will be Django, by Etienne Comar; the film focuses on famous guitarist Django Reinhardt’s flight from German- occupied Paris. As if that wasn’t enough, Competition seems to be ruthless, as it consists of films such as T2 Trainspotting, Logan, El Bar, while Panorama offers a variety of documentaries’ premieres, exploring themes such as African- American and European history (I am not your Negro, The Wound, Centaur, Untitled).

As always, the festival is completed with Berlinale Shorts, Forum, Generation, Retrospective and several other categories, together with art exhibitions and events.

www.berlinale.de

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