7 ground-breaking German movies made by female filmmakers

7 ground-breaking German movies made by female filmmakers

To celebrate the works of women in the German film industry, and at the conclusion of this year's special outdoor Berlinale, we have compiled a list of seven must-watch German films directed by women. 

Berlinale to host outdoor festival for film fans in June

Berlinale to host outdoor festival for film fans in June

Berlinale: Berlin Festival to award first ‘gender-neutral’ acting award on final day

Berlinale: Berlin Festival to award first ‘gender-neutral’ acting award on final day

Berlin gentrification takes spotlight in new film by actor Daniel Brühl

Berlin gentrification takes spotlight in new film by actor Daniel Brühl

Berlinale: Famous Berlin film festival to spotlight pandemic-era movies

Berlinale: Famous Berlin film festival to spotlight pandemic-era movies

Berlin film festival to drop gender distinctions in awards

Berlin film festival to drop gender distinctions in awards

Polanski’s latest film to premier at Berlinale

Polanski’s latest film to premier at Berlinale

Werner Herzog to head Berlin film festival jury

Werner Herzog to head Berlin film festival jury

Memory politics haunt Berlinale after scandal over Nazi past

Memory politics haunt Berlinale after scandal over Nazi past

Berlinale: Diversity and Nazi past in spotlight at 70th Berlin film festival

Berlinale: Diversity and Nazi past in spotlight at 70th Berlin film festival

Berlinale award withdrawn over founding director’s Nazi past

Berlinale award withdrawn over founding director’s Nazi past

Seven events you won’t want to miss in February 2020 in Germany

Seven events you won’t want to miss in February 2020 in Germany

British actor Jeremy Irons to head 2020 Berlin film festival jury

British actor Jeremy Irons to head 2020 Berlin film festival jury

‘Gully Boy’: Behind the scenes of a Berlinale film that breaks taboos

‘Gully Boy’: Behind the scenes of a Berlinale film that breaks taboos

German theatre operators protest screening of lesbian love drama at Berlinale

German theatre operators protest screening of lesbian love drama at Berlinale

Berlinale tackles climate change with both heaviness and hope

Berlinale tackles climate change with both heaviness and hope

Berlinale film on ‘fake news’ of Soviet-era famine holds lessons for today

Berlinale film on ‘fake news’ of Soviet-era famine holds lessons for today

Berlin film fest rolls out red carpet for women trailblazers

Berlin film fest rolls out red carpet for women trailblazers

Berlin filmfest turns focus on women, Netflix

Berlin filmfest turns focus on women, Netflix

Star-studded line-up unveiled for this year’s Berlinale film fest

Star-studded line-up unveiled for this year’s Berlinale film fest

Juliette Binoche to head Berlin film festival jury

Juliette Binoche to head Berlin film festival jury

Berlinale film festival to get new leadership duo

Berlinale film festival to get new leadership duo

Berlinale: Soderbergh unveils ‘Unsane’ thriller shot only on iPhone

Berlinale: Soderbergh unveils ‘Unsane’ thriller shot only on iPhone

Berlinale slammed for inviting Korean director who assaulted actress

Berlinale slammed for inviting Korean director who assaulted actress

5 things to know about this year’s Berlinale film festival

5 things to know about this year’s Berlinale film festival

Abused South Korean actress slams ‘hypocritical’ Berlin filmfest

Abused South Korean actress slams ‘hypocritical’ Berlin filmfest

Berlinale film festival to spotlight #MeToo moment

Berlinale film festival to spotlight #MeToo moment

Berlinale unveils lineup for 2018 edition of prestigious film fest

Berlinale unveils lineup for 2018 edition of prestigious film fest

Movie directors call for drastic overhaul of Berlinale film festival

Movie directors call for drastic overhaul of Berlinale film festival

German director of Cloud Atlas to head Berlin film festival jury

German director of Cloud Atlas to head Berlin film festival jury

Hungarian slaughterhouse love story wins Berlin fest Golden Bear

Hungarian slaughterhouse love story wins Berlin fest Golden Bear

What you need to know about this year’s Berlinale film festival

What you need to know about this year’s Berlinale film festival

Star-packed Berlin film fest promises laughs in dark times

Star-packed Berlin film fest promises laughs in dark times

Biopic about jazz legend ‘Django’ to open Berlin film festival

Biopic about jazz legend ‘Django’ to open Berlin film festival

‘Robocop’ filmmaker Verhoeven to head Berlin film fest jury

‘Robocop’ filmmaker Verhoeven to head Berlin film fest jury

Exhausted crowd cheers 8-hour epic at Berlin film fest

Exhausted crowd cheers 8-hour epic at Berlin film fest

German late abortion drama brings Berlinale to tears

German late abortion drama brings Berlinale to tears

Italian refugee doc wows Berlin film festival

Italian refugee doc wows Berlin film festival

Hollywood comes to town as Berlinale rolls out red carpet

Hollywood comes to town as Berlinale rolls out red carpet

Clive Owen joins star-studded Berlin film festival panel

Clive Owen joins star-studded Berlin film festival panel

Seven ways to make the most of Berlinale 2016

Seven ways to make the most of Berlinale 2016

Refugees to star at 66th Berlinale film festival

Refugees to star at 66th Berlinale film festival

Meryl Streep to helm Berlinale 2016 jury

Meryl Streep to helm Berlinale 2016 jury

Iran win at Berlinale a ‘free speech triumph’

Iran win at Berlinale a ‘free speech triumph’

Wenders takes Golden Bear for a lifetime in film

Wenders takes Golden Bear for a lifetime in film

Stars shine in Berlinale weekend events

Stars shine in Berlinale weekend events

Roll out the red carpet: Berlinale begins tonight

Roll out the red carpet: Berlinale begins tonight

Five spots for Berlinale celeb-spotting

Five spots for Berlinale celeb-spotting

North Korea mistakenly outraged at Berlinale

North Korea mistakenly outraged at Berlinale

Spanish director to open Berlin film festival

Spanish director to open Berlin film festival

Metropolis: Grandfather of Sci-Fi Films

Metropolis: Grandfather of Sci-Fi Films

’50 Shades of Grey’ to premiere in Berlin

’50 Shades of Grey’ to premiere in Berlin

Malick’s ‘Knight of Cups’ to premiere at Berlinale

Malick’s ‘Knight of Cups’ to premiere at Berlinale

Berlin film festival casts new light on ex-director’s hidden Nazi past

Berlin film festival casts new light on ex-director’s hidden Nazi past

Ten best moments of the Berlinale film festival

Ten best moments of the Berlinale film festival

Jailed band members: We never left Pussy Riot

Jailed band members: We never left Pussy Riot

German literary ménage-a-trois opens at Berlinale

German literary ménage-a-trois opens at Berlinale

Stars head to capital for Berlinale film festival

Stars head to capital for Berlinale film festival

Waltz joins Berlin film festival jury

Waltz joins Berlin film festival jury

Berlinale winner returns to poverty at home

Berlinale winner returns to poverty at home

Iran slams Berlinale prize for dissident Panahi

Iran slams Berlinale prize for dissident Panahi

Romanian film wins Golden Bear prize

Romanian film wins Golden Bear prize

Older women make a mark on Berlinale

Older women make a mark on Berlinale

River Phoenix haunts last movie 20 years on

River Phoenix haunts last movie 20 years on

Lifetime award for Holocaust film director

Lifetime award for Holocaust film director

Iran director Panahi makes cry for freedom

Iran director Panahi makes cry for freedom

Hawke and Delpy meet up again ‘Before Midnight’

Hawke and Delpy meet up again ‘Before Midnight’

Matt Damon’s fracking film bombs at Berlinale

Matt Damon’s fracking film bombs at Berlinale

Berlinale premiers ‘Pirate’ file-sharing film

Berlinale premiers ‘Pirate’ file-sharing film

Berlinale kicks off with kung fu epic

Berlinale kicks off with kung fu epic

‘Last’ Soderbergh, French divas battle at Berlinale

‘Last’ Soderbergh, French divas battle at Berlinale

Star-studded Berlinale to explore crisis fallout

Star-studded Berlinale to explore crisis fallout

Jude Law, Soderbergh head for Berlinale

Jude Law, Soderbergh head for Berlinale

Berlinale begins with Kar Wai’s ‘The Grandmaster’

Berlinale begins with Kar Wai’s ‘The Grandmaster’

Fracking Matt Damon movie joins Berlinale

Fracking Matt Damon movie joins Berlinale

Berlin film festival’s Golden Bear goes to Italy

Berlin film festival’s Golden Bear goes to Italy

Meryl Streep wins Golden Bear for life work

Meryl Streep wins Golden Bear for life work

Nazi comedy unexpected hit at Berlinale

Nazi comedy unexpected hit at Berlinale

Jolie: Afghanistan may be subject for next film

Jolie: Afghanistan may be subject for next film

Berlinale opens with revolutionary drama

Berlinale opens with revolutionary drama

Action! Babelsberg film studio fêtes 100 years

Action! Babelsberg film studio fêtes 100 years

Streep to be honoured at Berlin film festival

Streep to be honoured at Berlin film festival

All-star jury lined up for Berlin Film Festival

All-star jury lined up for Berlin Film Festival

Iranian melodrama wins Berlinale

Iranian melodrama wins Berlinale

Argentine film takes top Teddy award as Berlinale prizes approach

Argentine film takes top Teddy award as Berlinale prizes approach

Third Reich 3D films discovered

Third Reich 3D films discovered

Lights, camera, action: Portraits honour German film industry greats

Lights, camera, action: Portraits honour German film industry greats

Daring Nazi comedy applauded at Berlin film festival

Daring Nazi comedy applauded at Berlin film festival

German-Turkish comedy looks at the lighter side of immigration

German-Turkish comedy looks at the lighter side of immigration

Documentary exposes suffering of Chinese with AIDS

Documentary exposes suffering of Chinese with AIDS

Ralph Fiennes directorial debut wins over critics at Berlinale

Ralph Fiennes directorial debut wins over critics at Berlinale

Space Nazis colonize the moon in fan-funded film

Space Nazis colonize the moon in fan-funded film

Wenders and Herzog take art-house cinema 3D at Berlinale

Wenders and Herzog take art-house cinema 3D at Berlinale

Berlinale honours jailed Iranian director

Berlinale honours jailed Iranian director

Khodorkovsky film premiering in Berlin shadowed by controversy

Khodorkovsky film premiering in Berlin shadowed by controversy

The Local’s best bets for the Berlinale

The Local’s best bets for the Berlinale

Meet the 2011 Berlin Film Festival jury

Meet the 2011 Berlin Film Festival jury

Art-house 3D to feature at Berlinale

Art-house 3D to feature at Berlinale

Spacey thriller vies for Berlinale honours

Spacey thriller vies for Berlinale honours

Coen brothers film ‘True Grit’ to open Berlinale

Coen brothers film ‘True Grit’ to open Berlinale

Berlinale invites ‘anti-regime’ Iranian director to serve on jury

Berlinale invites ‘anti-regime’ Iranian director to serve on jury

Isabella Rossellini to lead Berlinale jury

Isabella Rossellini to lead Berlinale jury

‘I manipulate my characters, Goebbels manipulated real people’

‘I manipulate my characters, Goebbels manipulated real people’

Polanski and Turkish film win Berlinale prizes

Polanski and Turkish film win Berlinale prizes

Favourites chew their nails as Berlinale reaches climax

Favourites chew their nails as Berlinale reaches climax

Berlinale crowd boos movie about notorious Nazi propaganda film

Berlinale crowd boos movie about notorious Nazi propaganda film

Golden Bear contender focuses on Muslims in crisis

Golden Bear contender focuses on Muslims in crisis

Meeting the ‘golden girls’ of prostitution

Meeting the ‘golden girls’ of prostitution

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The winners of The Local’s Berlinale book giveaway

Artist Banksy keeps Berlin guessing

Artist Banksy keeps Berlin guessing

Werner Herzog: ‘I am not an eccentric’

Werner Herzog: ‘I am not an eccentric’

‘Metropolis’ restored to pride of place in Berlin

‘Metropolis’ restored to pride of place in Berlin

Polanski only a ‘ghost’ at Berlinale premiere

Polanski only a ‘ghost’ at Berlinale premiere

The 60th anniversary Berlinale at a glance

The 60th anniversary Berlinale at a glance

A look back at the Berlinale’s 60-year history

A look back at the Berlinale’s 60-year history

Berlinale highlights shift to 3-D films

Berlinale highlights shift to 3-D films

Indie cinemas battle for Berlin’s spotlight

Indie cinemas battle for Berlin’s spotlight

Marlene Dietrich the first star on ‘Berlin Walk’

Marlene Dietrich the first star on ‘Berlin Walk’

German film ‘The White Band’ nominated for two Oscars

German film ‘The White Band’ nominated for two Oscars

Berlinale announces complete line-up for 60th anniversary

Berlinale announces complete line-up for 60th anniversary

Renée Zellweger joins Berlinale jury

Renée Zellweger joins Berlinale jury

Exhibition gives first peek at restored masterpiece ‘Metropolis’

Exhibition gives first peek at restored masterpiece ‘Metropolis’

Berlinale announces star-studded schedule

Berlinale announces star-studded schedule

Berlinale to screen restored ‘Metropolis’ at Brandenburg Gate

Berlinale to screen restored ‘Metropolis’ at Brandenburg Gate

Peruvian survivors’ tale wins top prize at Berlin film fest

Peruvian survivors’ tale wins top prize at Berlin film fest

Filmmakers scrutinise Germany 20 years after the fall of the Wall

Filmmakers scrutinise Germany 20 years after the fall of the Wall

Berlin’s ‘Material’ witness

Berlin’s ‘Material’ witness

Berlinale premieres film on China’s ‘Oskar Schindler’

Berlinale premieres film on China’s ‘Oskar Schindler’

Big business dominates the Berlinale on and off screen

Big business dominates the Berlinale on and off screen

Michelle Pfeiffer lauds younger screen lovers at Berlinale

Michelle Pfeiffer lauds younger screen lovers at Berlinale

Berlinale ticket sellers assaulted and robbed

Berlinale ticket sellers assaulted and robbed

Berlinale sifts through wreckage of the global financial crisis

Berlinale sifts through wreckage of the global financial crisis

The Local’s guide to the Berlinale

The Local’s guide to the Berlinale

Navigating the Berlinale with The Local

Navigating the Berlinale with The Local

Meet the 2010 Berlin Film Festival jury

Meet the 2010 Berlin Film Festival jury

The Local’s best bets for the Berlinale

The Local’s best bets for the Berlinale

Berlinale film festival opens

Berlinale film festival opens

More people head to the movies

More people head to the movies

Pitt and Cruise due in Berlin next week for film premieres

Pitt and Cruise due in Berlin next week for film premieres

British stars to headline Berlinale

British stars to headline Berlinale

Tilda Swinton to head  Berlin Film Festival jury

Tilda Swinton to head Berlin Film Festival jury

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Brazilian cop drama wins Berlinale

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Madonna causes a stir in Berlin

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Berlinale opens with Rolling Stones

New York’s MoMA to toast Berlinale boss with foodie film fest

New York’s MoMA to toast Berlinale boss with foodie film fest