Just another beautiful moment in a Berlin park. Photo copyright dpa/picture alliance
Today L of Cup of tea anyone? is joining us for another guest post about why she loves Berlin. Enjoy! You can find her here talking about her life in Germany every Monday.
I don’t like to pigeonhole my blog, though I guess I could become famous in the internets, like my friends Working Berlin Mum and Expat Mummy, if only I would stick to a theme. Since I mostly bitch and moan, hopefully along the way making valid points and intelligent arguments, I thought I would post something positive today for a change…Hold on to your hats!
This is a preview of Loving and Living: The Berlin Episode.
“…The Berlin Experts we talked with Arne Eberle, founder and director of fashion agency Arne Eberle Press+Sales and editor-in-chief of Œ Magazine. For many years Arne Eberle has been supporting talented German designers, believing in their creativity and presenting the most outstanding collections not only at Berlin Fashion Week, but also at international trade shows and events. Among the highlights of his accomplishments is definitely the Collect Showroom for contemporary fashion, the ultimate platform to promote the quality, skills and creativity of local designers.” Read more about Eberle here.
Photo copyright dpa / picture alliance
Soccer saint not so saintly
This is a preview of The Week in Germany: Hoeness, Fashion, and the Euro.
Berlin Tiergarten/Congress Hall. Photo copyright dpa/picture alliance
Today we’re welcoming L of Cup of tea anyone? to the Young Germany blog! You will be able to find her posts about life in Germany’s capital city on Mondays right here. Today she’s celebrating her six year anniversary in Germany. Welcome L!
Six years ago yesterday, I arrived in Berlin, following a harrowing journey (involving me spilling boiling hot British Airways coffee all over myself) via a London airport with nine other intrepid ‘Neuberliner’. We were all part of the Leonardo Da Vinci programme and didn’t know one another from Adam but the cold and unfriendliness of Berlin had us more or less clinging to each other for the best part of our three month stay together.
This is a preview of An Expat Anniversary: Six Years in Berlin.
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 euphoric. That an Iranian filmmaker didn’t make it to the premiere of his own film isn’t immediately evident under the circumstances. But it is Jafar Panahi we’re talking about, whose film “Parde” isn’t even supposed to exist. And it was noticed.
Panahi has been under an occupational ban for several years. He wasn’t allowed to leave for the Berlinale. His last film was smuggled out of Iran to France in a cake. Appropriately, the documentary was titled “This is not a film.”
This is a preview of Berlinale Exclusive Day 6: Premiere without Panahi.
The Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin where many Berlinale screenings are taking place. Photo (cc) flickr user bloqseven
What is it like to be a part of the Berlinale? Join us today for another post from jury member Johannes Lehnen to find out.
In the theater films like “Paradies: Hoffnung” by Ulrich Seidl or “La Religieuse” by Guillaume Nicloux are contraversial and demanding.
But how does it look when film creators hang around outside of the theater? At many parties we had the oppurtunity to breath in a little glamour. Whether in the Bear-Lounge at the German Film Party, in Radialsystem at the Arte Late Night Reception, or in the framework of the Samsung Smartfilm Awards: Wim Wenders, Hans-Christian Schmid, Jürgen Vogel–they are all there.
This is a preview of Berlinale Exclusive Day 3: Film Air Is Sticky.
The Spreepark Ferris wheel. Photo (cc) flickr user King of Jive
The Spreepark—East Germany’s only amusement park—opened in 1969. Visitors numbering 1.7 million came each year to have fun alongside the river Spree and to ride the giant Ferris wheel. But with the falling of the Berlin Wall, it’s popularity began to decline before it closed in the early 2000s. Now the only way is in during the parties that are occasionally hosted there, through the television screen (it was most recently featured in the feature film Hanna), and over the fence. Come back with me to a day almost four years ago when I made the exciting journey for a brief glimpse…