Coverage of the Berlin International Film Festival

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

Favourite films of the Berlinale Bloggers 2015

The Berlinale 2015 is over, the seats of the Zoo Palast are empty. | © ZOO Palast / Jan Bittner Film journalists and bloggers from seven countries have written about the Berlin Berlinale for Goethe.de. With these recommendations, the Berlin bloggers take their leave until the Berlinale in 2016. Wafaa al Badry I [...]

By | February 19th, 2015|Berlinale|Comments Off on Favourite films of the Berlinale Bloggers 2015

Berlinale Blogger: “A love letter to cinema” – The winners at the Berlinale

Golden Bear: “Taxi” by Jafar Panahi – Hana Saeidi, the niece of director Jafar Panahi, accepted the prize on his behalf. | Photo: Richard Hübner © Berlinale 2015 by Madeleine Prahs Iranian director and regime critic Jafar Panahi takes the Golden Bear for “Taxi”, Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay Silver Bears for best [...]

By | February 19th, 2015|Berlinale|Comments Off on Berlinale Blogger: “A love letter to cinema” – The winners at the Berlinale

Berlinale Blogger: “Amal” Wins Best Documentary Award

Producer Sara Bökemeyer and director Mohamed Siam receive the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for International Cooperation for their project “Amal”. | Photo: David Ausserhofer © Berlinale 2015 by Christopher Resch, @Gigi300 When I met Mohamed Siam at the Leipzig Documentary Film Festival in November 2014, it took him all of [...]

By | February 18th, 2015|Berlinale|Comments Off on Berlinale Blogger: “Amal” Wins Best Documentary Award