A documentary about Boris Becker will premiere at the upcoming Berlinale. This was announced by the press office of the film festival. According to the current status, the former tennis star (55) is also expected at the Berlinale.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney accompanied Becker, who returned to Germany last week, for the documentary for a long time – until his conviction. Becker spent months in prison in Great Britain for concealing millions of dollars in assets from his insolvency administrators.

In the documentary Gibney proves once again how well he masters the art of storytelling, according to the Berlinale about the “Untitled Boris Becker Documentary”, which will celebrate its world premiere in Berlin.

The actress Cate Blanchett is also coming to the Berlinale with her highly acclaimed film “Tár”. The drama by Todd Field, which is calculated to have an Oscar chance, celebrates its German premiere at the festival.

The German director Robert Schwentke is showing his new film “Seneca” with John Malkovich at the film festival.

Alongside Cannes and Venice, the Berlinale is one of the major film festivals. The next edition is scheduled for February 16-26. Which films will then run in the competition and compete for the Golden Bear is to be announced on January 23.

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