This year, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival has been split in two. In early March, the festival’s traditional calendar spot, a press and industry program was held, while this coming June, the festival will hold a Berlinale Summer Special. That’s when wider film lovers will be able to see the majority of the selected films—with, fingers crossed, the filmmakers present.
Our Festiville correspondents Ella Kemp, Kambole Campbell, Leo Koziol and Gemma Gracewood attended the first instalment of the Berlinale virtually. Comparing their notes against our member ratings for the festival program, we’ve rounded up the eleven best films they saw for adding to your watchlists.