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Berlin International Film Festival official poster for the 73rd edition


Berlin International Film Festival

The Berlin International Film Festival, in its 73rd session, revealed the official poster for the new session, which will take place from February 16 of next year 2023 to February 26 of the same month. The poster was designed by Berlin-based graphic designer Claudia Schramky.

this is after the festival decided to honor the American director, producer and screenwriter Steven Spielberg, as he will be awarded the Honorary Golden Bear Award for his lifetime achievement, within the scope of the awards ceremony in the Berlinale Palast, provided that the festival presents his latest work, The Fabelmans, and Spielberg received several Academy Awards. , one of the most famous filmmakers in the world, his work consists of more than 100 films and series, and it is unique in the history of world cinema over the past 60 years for its enormous diversity.

Spielberg has been nominated for an Academy Award 19 times throughout his career, to date, and is considered the most successful director of all time, as his career has garnered him numerous accolades, including Golden Globes and Emmys for his cinematography, as well as a host of accolades for his commitment to social causes.

For example, in 1998 he was awarded the Grand Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of his film Schindler's List and his Shoah Foundation.

In 2001, Queen Elizabeth II appointed him a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE).

In 2015, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from US President Barack Obama.

The Berlin International Film Festival also announced that the film “The Exhausted” by Amr Gamal has been selected to participate in its 73rd edition, where it will receive its world premiere in the Panorama section.

The film is based on real events in Aden, Yemen in 2019, as the story follows the suffering of a married couple and their three children after the father and mother lost their jobs due to an economic crisis in the country. After the mother discovers that she is pregnant with the fourth child, the parents try to find a way to have an abortion, despite their conservative society's position on this matter, which forces the family to make difficult decisions to escape from this predicament.

Berlin International Film Festival

It is a major international film festival held annually in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1951 and originally running in June, the festival has been held every February since 1978 and is one of the "big three" along with the Venice Film Festival in Italy and the Cannes Film Festival in France. Tens of thousands of visitors attend each year.

About 400 films are shown at multiple venues across Berlin, mostly in and around Potsdamer Platz. They are shown in nine sections across cinematic genres, with around twenty films vying for the festival's premier prizes in the competition section. The major awards, called the Golden Bear and Silver Bears, are decided by an international jury, headed by an internationally recognized film personality. This jury and other specialized juries at the Berlinale award many other prizes, in addition to others awarded by independent juries and organizations.

The European Film Market (EFM), a film trade fair that runs concurrently at the Berlinale, is a major industry meeting for the international film circuit. The trade fair serves distributors, film buyers, producers, financiers and co-production agents. The Berlinale Talents, a week-long series of lectures and workshops, is a gathering of young filmmakers held