Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival
Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival

The 2020 Berlinale which marks the 70th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival unveiled the festival poster which shines a light on the 70th anniversary. The anniversary festival which runs February 20 to March 01, 2020, will also be the first festival headed by director duo Mariette Rissenbeek (Executive Director) and Carlo Chatrian (Artistic Director).

“It’s a very special honor for us as the new directors to start directly with such a great anniversary. We would like to keep the Berlinale as a festival for the public and for Berlin and we’re looking forward to new encounters and fresh perspectives,” said the new director duo. “The 70th Berlinale should be the beginning of increased exchange with other cultural locations and institutions.”

During the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, the anniversary will be celebrated with the special program “On Transmission”. Carlo Chatrian has invited seven notable directors who will in turn each bring a guest.

Each conversation will be framed by two film screenings: the film by the contributing director and a contemporary work by their chosen director.

The following directors will enter into dialogue for “On Transmission”:

Ang Lee (Taiwan) – Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan)
Claire Denis (France) – Olivier Assayas (France)
Ildikó Enyedi (Hungary) – Zsófia Szilágyi (Hungary)
Jia Zhang-ke (People’s Republic of China) – Huo Meng (People’s Republic of China)
Margarethe von Trotta (Germany) – Ina Weisse (Germany)
Paolo Taviani (Italy) – Carlo Sironi (Italy)
Roy Andersson (Sweden) – Niki Lindroth von Bahr (Sweden)

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