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This year’s Berlinale is all about love, but who will conquer ...

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This year’s Berlinale is all about love, but who will conquer all?

The normally political film festival returns to live screenings this year, its 72nd edition

Thomas Escritt

Love dominates the main competition entries at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, in a shift away from hard-hitting political dramas the annual cinema showcase is best known for.

Live screenings will resume in 2022 after last year’s online-only version, in an event artistic director Carlo Chatrian hopes will restore the social bonds that two years of lockdowns and isolation have weakened.

“Never before have we seen and welcomed so many love stories as this year: crazy, improbable, unexpected and intoxicating love,” Chatrian said, unveiling this year’s competition line-up...

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