Berlinale Exclusive Day 10: A Goodbye Hug

The theater before the showing of Grandmaster. Photo (cc) flickr user flierfy On the last day of the Berlinale, Johannes Lehnen attends the awards ceremony and says goodbye. After the gala is before the gala.  After the DFJW prizes were awarded came the big event: the awarding of the Golden Bears in the [...]

By |February 21st, 2013|Berlinale, General|Comments Off on Berlinale Exclusive Day 10: A Goodbye Hug

Wordless Wednesday: Beautiful Berlin

I bet the Berliners are all longing for sunny weather like this right now.  Here's to the quick arrival of spring! Photo (cc) flickr user Zanthia Photo (cc) flickr user Zanthia Photo (cc) flickr user Zanthia Photo (cc) flickr user Zanthia Photo (cc) flickr user Zanthia [...]

By |February 20th, 2013|Berlin, General|Comments Off on Wordless Wednesday: Beautiful Berlin

Berlinale Exclusive Day 9: Final Decisions

Photo (cc) flickr user SORAT-Hotels On the 9th day of the Berlinale, Johannes Lehnen talks about selecting the winner of the "Perspektive Deutsches Kino" award. And the winner is..."Zwei Mütter"!  Ok, ok, it wasn't the Golden Bear.  Actually it wasn't a bear at all.  But it was the trophy of the DFJW prizes.  [...]

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Berlinale Exclusive Day 8: The Honorable Bear

Photo (cc) flickr user Carlos_Y At the Berlinale, Johannes Lehnen watches Claude Lanzmann receive a golden bear. If one studies the depiction of the Holocaust in film, one cannot avoid him: Claude Lanzmann.  His Opus Magnum "Shoa" is 540 minutes long and includes no archived photos. Friday Lanzmann was honored the "Goldenen Ehrebären" [...]

By |February 19th, 2013|Berlinale, General|Comments Off on Berlinale Exclusive Day 8: The Honorable Bear

Berlinale Exclusive Day 7: I made Schlöndorff’s day

Photo (cc) flickr user Serenae On day seven of the Berlinale, jury member Johannes Lehnen visits a discussion about the future and significance of film. Tradition and resistance.  Those were the themes of a panel discussion in the context of cooperation between DFJW and the Berlinale.  Participants of the discussion were Bruno Dumont [...]

By |February 18th, 2013|Berlinale, General|Comments Off on Berlinale Exclusive Day 7: I made Schlöndorff’s day

The Week in Germany: David Bowie and the Pope

Photo (cc) flickr user Leo Reynolds Bowie and Berlin A biopic called "Lust for Life" about David Bowie and Iggy Pop's time in Germany is set for production. "The time between the two rock titans spent living in their Hauptstrasse apartmen, shopping in KaDeWe and hanging out at Dschungel club resulted in Bowie’s [...]

By |February 15th, 2013|General, German Culture|Comments Off on The Week in Germany: David Bowie and the Pope

Berlinale Exclusive Day 6: Premiere without Panahi

Jafar Panahi was not allowed to leave Iran for the premiere of his film "Parde." On day six of Johannes Lehnen's Berlinale blog, he attends the premiere of Jafar Panahi's film "Parde." Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Steven Soderbergh, Juliette Binoche: they are all on the red carpet.  The mood at Potsdamer Platz is [...]

By |February 15th, 2013|Berlinale, General|Comments Off on Berlinale Exclusive Day 6: Premiere without Panahi