Also known as the Berlinale, this is a leading international event with a cosmopolitan, glamorous character. It is also said to have the largest public attendance of the world’s film festivals. Established in 1951, it is a significant date in the film-industry year and the city’s largest cultural event.
A screening of Robert Wiene’s Expressionist silent-film classic The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, which has been digitally restored, will be a highlight of this year’s festival. The 1920 film’s idiosyncratic style has been hugely influential. Accompanying the film will be composer and multi-instrumentalist John Zorn who will play a new, specially commissioned work.