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The Exberliner Berlinale Vlog: The Last One

The final instalment! Our film editor is back on his laptop, talking Berlinale award winners

Final day: David Mouriquand is back – and he’s sad. Not only because it’s the end of the festival but because the quality of Berlinale competition this was something of a disappointment this year.

Nevertheless, watch the vlog and see him break down the winners, including:

  • Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution (won by Everything Will Be Ok by Rithy Pan)
  • Silver Bear for Best Director (won by Both Sides of the Blade by Claire Denis)
  • Golden Bear for Best Film (won by Alcarràs by Carla Simón)

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Day Six: Exberliner film editor David Mouriquand is back to discuss more from the 72nd Berlinale with special guest Jared Abbott.


  • A lacklustre year for the Competition movies, again picking Chinese movie Return to Dust as a potential winner
  • Un año, una noche, or One Year, One Night, the Spanish movie about the aftermath of the Bataclan attacks in Paris
  • The “warm hug of a film” Les passagers de la nuit, The Passengers of the Night
  • The standout movies of the Panorama section

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Day Four: Exberliner film editor David Mouriquand talks the highlights of day four of the festival with Redmond Bacon

  • Could Michael Thomas win best actor for his role in Ulrich Seidl’s Rimini?
  • The enchanting, slow-paced Chinese movie Return to Dust, which David tips as a candidate for the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize
  • The Indonesian movie Nana, Before, Now & Then which was beautiful but occasionally boring
  • Another Competition contender A E I O U – A Quick Alphabet of Love, where a victim of mugging enters a complicated relationship with her assaulter. An intriguing movie which perhaps seems to promise more at the start than it can ultimately deliver

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Day Three: David’s back with Savina Petkova for day three to talk the highlights of the day, including:

  • Everything Will Be Ok, by Rithy Panh, where animals have enslaved humans and taken over the world
  • Fire (or Both Sides of the Blade), Claire Denis’s new devastating and complicated love story
  • Une Fleur à la Bouche (A Flower in the Mouth), where the industrial flower market is used to tell a mysterious story
  • How the Encounters section this year is putting on an unusually strong showing this year

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Day Two: David Mouriquand sat down with Savina Petkova to discuss their highlights from day two of this year’s Berlinale festival,

  • Incroyable mais vrai or Incredible but True by Quentin Dupieux (with whom David has an interview today)
  • The new format for the Encounters section, with particular focus on Peter Strickland’s weird, fun new movie Flux Gourmet
  • Dario Argento’s new movie Dark Glasses, which veered on the ridiculous but had an undoubtedly great soundtrack

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Day One: Our film editor David Mouriquand took a break from his busy schedule of movie watching to talk with Jared Abbott about the opening of the 72nd edition of the Berlinale and what we should expect from the coming days

They discuss:

  • Viens je t’emmène, or Nobody’s Hero, by Alain Guiraudie (who directed the great 2013 movie Stranger by the Lake)
  • The Icelandic drama Berdreymi, or Beautiful Beings, of which they were both big fans
  • Allons enfants, or Rookies, which is worth hearing about just to hear our film editor say the words “Hip Hop”
  • The competition opener Peter von Kant by François Ozon, the gender swapped version of the Rainder Werner Fassbinder movie
  • An angry anonymous film critic who isn’t at all happy with the festival’s policy of allocated seating

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