„Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn“ by Radu Jude, Winner of the Golden Bear, Berlinale 2021 Photo (detail): © Silviu Ghetie / microFilm

The streaming Berlinale takes the pulse of our times

The Berlinale's first online competition features powerful contemporary cinema, with the winning film resonating with our current state of mind.

“Bloodsuckers“ by Julian Radlmaier, with Daniel Hoesl, Martin Hansen, Corinna Harfouch, Alexandre Koberidze, Alexander Herbst, Lilith Stangenberg Photo (detail): © faktura film

The sweet life of tenacious vampire intellectuals

A further Berlinale jewel is the film Bloodsuckers (German title: Blutsauger) by German director Julian Radlmaier. In this new work, he continues with healthy self-irony his search for the place of the intellectual in the field of tension between capitalism and the working class.

„Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn“ by Radu Jude, Berlinale 2021, Competition Photo (detail): © Silviu Ghetie / microFilm

A festival in tricky times

A digital industry event in March, an audience event in June – this year's Berlinale has to tread unconventional paths due to the pandemic. It is all the more important that it is being held nonetheless.