Berlin Film Festival 2017: Ten Films to Look Out For
Film Review
Feb 8, 2017
The Upcoming
Oliver Johnston

To see a group of eager people waiting in line is hardly a rare sight in Berlin. Generally, such lines are reserved for wide-eyed hipsters hoping to be granted admission into Berghain or another one of Berlin’s super clubs after a three-hour wait, but not in February. The 67th Berlin International Film Festival dominates the city’s cultural calendar from 9th until 19th February, and securing a spot at a screening becomes the hottest ticket in town. There will be those who will literally camp out at the ticket counters at the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden, sacrificing sleep in order to obtain a ticket to a drama about an Albanian goat farmer grappling with his sexuality. There will also be those drawn in by the dazzle of Hollywood, hoping to catch a glimpse of their favourite celebrities as they emerge from a press conference at the Grand Hyatt Berlin.