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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Berlinale Blogger: Living queer in Kenya

“Stories of our Lives” by Jim Chuchu | © Dan Muchina by Steve Mbugu “Stories of our Lives” from director Jim Chuchu features five individual true stories, which are entangled around the common struggle of living queer in Kenya - a marginalized community in Kenya. The 62 minutes black and white film is [...]

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Berlinale Blog A day in the life of a Berlinale blogger

Photo: Alexander Janetzko © Berlinale 2015 von Barbara Oswald 10 days, 400 films – the Berlinale 2015. I’m here in Berlin covering the films for Goethe.de. What an average day here looks like? Friday, 6am. I wake up because my short-term flatmates – fellow students from Munich here for the Berlinale too – [...]

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Berlinale Blogger: Sinners in limbo

"El Club" by Pablo Larraín | © Fabula by Pablo López Barbero, @pablolbarbero The enormous potential of Chilean cinema is again conspicuously clear at this year’s Berlinale. “El Club” is a powerful picture about the dark side of the Catholic Church and the moral abyss. The film is about a group of retired [...]

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Berlinale Blogger: Kon Ichikawa’s timeless social criticism

Kon Ichikawa | © Kadokawa Corporation by Kiyohide Hayashi The Berlinale doesn’t only screen new productions, some classics are on the programme too. This year’s Forum section is devoting a small-scale retrospective to the Japanese filmmaker Kon Ichikawa. With his lifetime achievement of over 70 films, Kon Ichikawa, who died in 2008 at [...]

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