Berlinale Special

Jan 13, 2023
Berlinale Special

Pierfrancesco Favino in L'ultima notte di Amore (Last Night of Amore) by Andrea Di Stefano

Glamour and popular films in the Gala Premieres, in-depth debates at the panel discussions, a spotlight on current topics, unusual formats and the honouring of extraordinary film personalities – Berlinale Special is one of the festival’s most versatile programmes.
Berlinale Special captivates audiences with its variety of formats and a multifaceted programme. In addition to the films already announced (see press release of Dec 20, 2022) eight more films have been confirmed.

Berlinale Special takes us on a journey from the harsh and lively world of the 2003 Gropius Stadt in Berlin to a chaotic and hyperactive Hong Kong, from the last night of a policeman (played by Pierfrancesco Favino) in Milan, to the gory world of teenagers in Australia. It continues to take us from the needed memory of a hidden tragedy perpetrated in Africa by German colonial troops in the late XIX century to an unflappable female killer in South Korea (the always amazing Jeon Do-yeon), and finally winds up with the unexpected transformation of Helen Mirren into Golda Meir and a tribute to the beloved actor and filmmaker Massimo Troisi by Mario Martone. The second batch of films presented at Berlinale Special is a great example of how colourful, vibrant, committed, entertaining and gripping cinema can be,” says Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian.

Overview of the additionally announced titles.

Press Office
January 13, 2023