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

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

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

Berlinale Exclusive Day 5: The Back Door

A Berlinale jury badge opens many doors at the film festival. Photo (cc) SpoiltCat During his fifth day of the Berlinale, Johannes Lehnen wonders at the ticket-buying process. The common Berlinale visitor knows but one virtue: patience.  In the Potsdam arcade, many film enthusiasts have stood for hours.  And hours and hours and [...]

By | February 14th, 2013|Berlinale, General|Comments Off on Berlinale Exclusive Day 5: The Back Door

Berlinale Exclusive Day 4: Away From the Hustle

Martin Scorsese, 2000. Foto: Paramount Pictures / Touchstone Pictures, courtesy http://www.deutsche-kinemathek.de/ Today member of the DFJW-Preis Dialogue en perspective" jury Johannes Lehnen takes us along for a visit to the German Film and Television Museum. After four days and approximately 16 films one could be exhausted--particularly when the first theater visit is at 8:30 [...]

By | February 13th, 2013|Berlinale, General|Comments Off on Berlinale Exclusive Day 4: Away From the Hustle

Berlinale Exclusive Day 3: Film Air Is Sticky

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 [...]

By | February 12th, 2013|Berlinale, General|Comments Off on Berlinale Exclusive Day 3: Film Air Is Sticky

Berlinale Exclusive Day 2: Breakfast Is Overrated

Photo user cybaea Today we have another look into the Berlinale experience by member of the DFJW-Preis Dialogue en perspective" jury, Johannes Lehnen. After the official jury presentation and the screening of "Freier Fall", the category Perspektive Deutsches Kino was ceremoniously opened--the category in which I am a juror. "Ceremonious," that means party.  And [...]

By | February 11th, 2013|Berlinale, General|Comments Off on Berlinale Exclusive Day 2: Breakfast Is Overrated