Between Burma and China Midi Z’s “City of Jade” and Wang Bing’s “Ta’ang”

„Ta'ang“ | Director: Wang Bing, © Asian Shadows Both under the context of the fight between Burmese government army and Kachin independence army, the director Midi Z. returns to his birth place to follow his long-estranged elderly brother into an illegal jade mine in Burma, whereas Wang Bing documents a group of Ta'ang people fleeing [...]

By | February 17th, 2016|Berlinale|Comments Off on Between Burma and China Midi Z’s “City of Jade” and Wang Bing’s “Ta’ang”

Hou Hsiao-hsien Frenzy in Berlin: World Premiere of the restored version of “Daughter of the Nile”

Film “Daughter of the Nile” | © Taiwan Film Institute With a Hou Hsiao-hsien retrospective and Berlinale’s world premiere of the restored version of “Daughter of the Nile”, Berlin is ready to fall in love with Hou this winter. by Yun-hua Chen The international success of The Assassin (刺客聂隐娘) in 2015 not only brought Hou Hsiao-hsien’s [...]

By | February 15th, 2016|Berlin, Berlinale|Comments Off on Hou Hsiao-hsien Frenzy in Berlin: World Premiere of the restored version of “Daughter of the Nile”

Flourishing Chinese Cinema: Diversity and New Blood

Qin Hao in „Crosscurrent“ | © Berlinale 2016 starts well for Chinese-language cinema, burgeoning with an impressive range of subject matters and visual style and full of surprises from new filmmakers. by Yun-hua Chen Moving away from the self-exoticism for which the fifth generation of Chinese filmmakers have often been criticised, Chinese-language cinema prospers with [...]

By | February 14th, 2016|Berlin, Berlinale|Comments Off on Flourishing Chinese Cinema: Diversity and New Blood

Berlinale Blogger 2016: International film journalists report from the Berlinale

Who is in with a chance of picking up the Golden Bear, what issues are young filmmakers around the world interested in, and which films are the hot topic of discussion at parties and in cinema foyers? International bloggers and film journalists will be following the Berlinale on behalf of Goethe.de – in interviews, critiques [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Berlin, Berlinale|Comments Off on Berlinale Blogger 2016: International film journalists report from the Berlinale

Start of the Fourth Season: #180sec – Berlin

Berlin: A future without rubbish Everybody else calls it “rubbish”; Simone of the Material Mafia calls it “resources”. Rescued from the dumpster, objects declared as useless are given a new meaning: grain sacks become seat cushions, old plywood a lodge in the Berlin Prinzessinnengarten. There, Simone dreams of the future, a future without rubbish. [...]

By | February 3rd, 2016|#180sec, Berlin|Comments Off on Start of the Fourth Season: #180sec – Berlin

Wordless Wednesday: Berlin on Instagram

One of our favorite instagramers about Berlin is @berlinstagram Check this cool photo of the Schlossstraße U-Bahn station: Most instagrammers ignore this #Berlin U-Bahn station, so I went here to give it some instalove! 💆 Ein von Michael Schulz | Berlin (@berlinstagram) gepostetes Foto am 26. Jan 2016 um 10:27 Uhr Learn more about this [...]

By | January 27th, 2016|Berlin, General, Wordless Wednesday Photo Series|Comments Off on Wordless Wednesday: Berlin on Instagram

Berlin Fashion Week January 2016: Emre Erdemoğlu

Last day of the Berlin Fashion Show in January 2016 - Fashion designer Emre Erdemoğlu Emre Erdemoğlu graduated from the fashion design department of Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi, fine arts. All photos: Cosima Scholz for styleranking.de

By | January 25th, 2016|Berlin, Fashion|Comments Off on Berlin Fashion Week January 2016: Emre Erdemoğlu