Brazil sets sights on golden Bear

Brazil is making its mark at the Berlinale by showing films in the most important sections of the programme. The feature film "Joaquim" by Marcelo Gomes will be screened in the Competition section. Countdown to the start of the Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival. The outside temperature is falling again, which once more makes [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:29+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Berlinale 2017|Comments Off on Brazil sets sights on golden Bear

“The Other Side of Hope” is more topical than ever

Everyone says it’s the favourite. And it is almost inevitable: Aki Kaurismaki is the quintessential “festival” director – one of those directors both jury and public can’t help but love. His style, cultivated over more than 30 years, always somewhere between tragedy and comedy, examines the paradoxes in modern western society, with a special focus [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:29+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Berlinale 2017|Comments Off on “The Other Side of Hope” is more topical than ever

Hot Jazz and Scalding History

The first sounds in Django arise, unsurprisingly, from a guitar; however the sight accompanying the jaunty strummed refrains proves far from harmonious. As gypsies gather in a French forest in 1943, German soldiers encroach upon their camp, ending their music with bullets. This prelude sets the scene for the tale to come — a biopic [...]

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Berlinale-Blogger 2017

About the Project Berlin will be playing host to the world of film when the 67th Berlinale comes to town from 9 to 19 February 2017. On behalf of the Goethe-Institut, twelve bloggers and film journalists from around the world will be our Berlinale Bloggers, reporting on the international film festival from a multinational perspective. [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:29+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Berlinale 2017|Comments Off on Berlinale-Blogger 2017

Berlinale tidbits: Day 1

Where stars and cinema lovers meet: The Berlinale presents over 400 films and film premieres. First impressions  The stage is set for the Berlin International Film Festival: Film will be the hot topic in the German capital until 19 February 2017. The 67th Berlinale will feature 400 films and film premieres – as well as [...]

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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 | 2017-03-21T23:16:33+00:00 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 [...]

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