Over the past week, I got to attend the Berlin Film Festival for the first time. Unlike Sundance and the Toronto International Film Festival, which feel like they take over their host cities, Berlin’s film festival feels like an intimate event. The reason I say this is due to the size of the city. Berlin is massive. It sort of feels like the Los Angeles of Germany because of the distance from end to end. However, in one small area of the city, Potsdamer Platz to be exact, the world comes together to celebrate film. In those surrounding blocks, you can see the best of world cinema and watch excited fans attempt to catch glimpses of their favorite actors and directors.
While at the Festival, I caught a few fantastic movies like Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer, Yann Demange’s ’71, Eskil Vogt’s Blind and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. The other day, before leaving Berlin, I recorded a video blog about the festival and films with Alex from FirstShowing. Hit the jump for our thoughts.
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