The festival sticks to its successful formula: a programme that prioritises diversity, productions from non-European countries, new art-house films and last but not least, some red-carpet glamour, all achieved through the remaining sections.
The cinematic exercises are to be seen at the Berlinale Shorts. The section will screen a selection of twenty-six films from eighteen countries. Eclectic independent and art-house cinema in Panorama, which has in its lineup Mid90s by Jonah Hill, a nostalgia skater culture film featuring man of the moment Lucas Hedges. And other highlights: Shooting the Mafia by Kim Longinotto, featuring Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia; Neus Ballús' Staff Only brilliantly depicts the complex relationships between tourists and locals in Senegal, and Temblores, by Jayro Bustamante, on homosexual relationships in the conservative religious evangelical Guatemala.