The most important documentary exposé since 'Taxi to the Dark Side', it brings a sober clarity to a scandal that governments had kept under wraps, absurdly hiding behind 9/11 intelligence activities and bestowing a traitor status on a whistleblower for spilling the beans on a new kind of tyranny for the digital age.
Lively direction and superb performances paper over the cracks in Morten Tyldum's engaging account of Alan Turing cracking the Nazi's Enigma code and suffering an appalling legitimised persecution after the war.
A remarkably assured debut feature from TV veteran, Yann Demange, combining a hand-held documentary aesthetic with survival thriller conventions to thrust us into the heart of the Northern Ireland Troubles.
Terrence Malick's 'Knight of Cups', starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman, will receive its world premiere in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival as anticipated.
It's now eight years since Pedro Costa's austere epic, 'Colossal Youth' ('Juventude Em Marcha'), provoked a partial walkout during the film's world premiere at Cannes, with his pared down minimalism and extreme long takes proving too much for an audience used to a less challenging 'spoon fed' diet.