On the 9th day of the Berlinale, Johannes Lehnen talks about selecting the winner of the “Perspektive Deutsches Kino” award.
And the winner is…”Zwei Mütter”! Ok, ok, it wasn’t the Golden Bear. Actually it wasn’t a bear at all. But it was the trophy of the DFJW prizes. And that is, at least, the only prize in the category “Perspektive Deutsches Kino.” And then we couldn’t resist a bit of praiseworthy name-dropping. Santiago Gil created a short film that could not be overlooked with “Chiralia.” It was generally a very good year for “Perspektive,” and many of its films that weren’t premiered will come to the theaters. “Metamorphosen” contains minutes-long landscape takes and is in the process one of the most exciting documentaries that I have ever seen.
This is a preview of Berlinale Exclusive Day 9: Final Decisions.
At the Berlinale, Johannes Lehnen watches Claude Lanzmann receive a golden bear.
If one studies the depiction of the Holocaust in film, one cannot avoid him: Claude Lanzmann. His Opus Magnum “Shoa” is 540 minutes long and includes no archived photos.
Friday Lanzmann was honored the “Goldenen Ehrebären” for his life’s work, a moving moment in the Berlinale-Palast. Subsequently his film “Sobibor, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures” was shown. In his speech he raved about bears. He likes white polar bears, the brown bear, and even the Russian bear. He then received three standing ovations.
Thank you, dear Berlinale, that this charismatic, important documentary maker was honored!
This is a preview of Berlinale Exclusive Day 8: The Honorable Bear.
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