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The 70th Berlinale International Film Festival will be held from February 20 to March 1, 2020.
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The Kindness of Strangers kicked the Berlinale in style

We were in time for the Berlinale opening, tuxedo, black tie and a smile on the way out. The film takes us to New York City for a modern tale of ordinary people struggling to find help, hope and love.

Lone Scherfig, the director, had menntionned in the conference earlier today: “...I thought it would make sense…to make a film that had light and hopefully leaves the audience with a sense of not just hope, but also community...” she said" 

the film stars Zoe Kazan (Clara), Andrea Riseborough (Alice), Tahar Rahim (Marc), Caleb Landry Jones (Jeff), Jay Baruchel (John Peter), Bill Nighy (Timofey).

Lorne Scherfig was Born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1959, she began directing commercials and television films. Her debut feature film, The Birthday Trip, screened in the 1991 Panorama. Her Dogma 95 film, Italian for Beginners, premiered in the Berlinale Competition, won the Silver Bear among other awards, and brought her international renown. After her first English-language film, Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, also premiered at the festival, she returned to Berlin in 2009 with An Education. Her adaptation of the bestselling novel One Day became an international blockbuster in 2011.

Her Filmography includes :

1998 On Our Own 

2000 Italiensk for begyndere (Italienisch für Anfänger) 

2002 Wilbur begår selvmord (Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself) 

2007 Just Like Home 

2009 An Education

2011 One Day (Zwei an einem Tag) 

2014 The Riot Club 

2016 Their Finest (Ihre beste Stunde) 

2019 The Kindness of Strangers

 

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