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Our top picks, vying for the coveted Golden Bear for best picture, at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival 2023.
The 73rd edition of the Berlinale brings the big stars of international cinema to Berlin and discovers new talents. The 2023 event will be held from Thursday 16th February to Sunday 26th February. The event takes place at the Berlinale Palast at Potsdamer Platz.
Director: John Trengove
Production country: United States
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Adrien Brody, Odessa Young
Synopsis: Conflicted about his girlfriend's pregnancy, Ralphie's life spirals out of control when he meets a mysterious family of men.
Director: Zhang Lu
Production country: China
Starring: Yao Huang, Gaowa Siqin, Zhuangzhuang Tian
Synopsis: Gu Wentong, a middle-aged man living alone, met young photographer Ouyang Wenhui at work. By chance, Gu Wentong learned the whereabouts of his father who had lost contact with him for more than forty years. Encouraged by Ouyang Wenhui, Gu Wentong chose to face his father and regained the long-lost father-son relationship.
Director: Christoph Hochhäusler
Production country: Germany
Starring: Timocin Ziegler, Thea Ehre, Michael Sideris
Synopsis: Follows an undercover investigator infiltrating the world of a trans woman who has links to a major drug dealer and with whom he was in love under her former identity.
Director: Ivan Sen
Production country: Australia
Starring: Simon Baker, Rob Collins, Natasha Wanganeen
Synopsis: A detective arrives in a small Australian outback city to research a twenty-year-old unsolved homicide of a neighborhood Aboriginal lady. Forming bonds with the sufferer's fractured household, the detective unravels a collection of arduous truths, highlighting the complexities of loss and injustice skilled by First Nations Australians.
Director: João Canijo
Production country: Portugal / France
Starring: Anabela Moreira, Rita Blanco, Madalena Almeida
Synopsis: Follows five women who fight for the stability of a hotel they inherited, living an "old and irresolvable conflict", with many conversations that have been postponed and much that remains to be said within a family.