Tag Archive | Berlinale

Netflix row overshadows Spanish lesbian film

Netflix row overshadows Spanish lesbian film

(Reuters) – A row over whether films produced for streaming platform, Netflix, should be shown at the Berlin Film Festival, has overshadowed the premiere of ‘Elisa & Marcela’, Isabel Coixet’s tale of two Spanish lesbians. Independent arthouse cinema operators in Germany wrote to German Culture Minister Monika Gruetters and Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick on Monday […]

Berlin: Festival aims for gender equality with half of films by women

Berlin: Festival aims for gender equality with half of films by women

(Reuters) – The Berlin Film Festival has made a pledge to promote gender equality, taking the first step toward that goal by screening almost an equal number of movies directed by women as by men. Out of the 400 films to be screened at this year’s Berlinale, almost half have female directors. “We still have […]