Flourishing Chinese Cinema: Diversity and New Blood

Qin Hao in „Crosscurrent“ | © Berlinale 2016 starts well for Chinese-language cinema, burgeoning with an impressive range of subject matters and visual style and full of surprises from new filmmakers. by Yun-hua Chen Moving away from the self-exoticism for which the fifth generation of Chinese filmmakers have often been criticised, Chinese-language cinema prospers with [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:33+00:00 February 14th, 2016|Berlin, Berlinale|Comments Off on Flourishing Chinese Cinema: Diversity and New Blood

Berlinale Blogger 2016: International film journalists report from the Berlinale

Who is in with a chance of picking up the Golden Bear, what issues are young filmmakers around the world interested in, and which films are the hot topic of discussion at parties and in cinema foyers? International bloggers and film journalists will be following the Berlinale on behalf of Goethe.de – in interviews, critiques [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:33+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Berlin, Berlinale|Comments Off on Berlinale Blogger 2016: International film journalists report from the Berlinale

Berlinale Blogger: Creativity and strength – Egypt at the Berlinale

“Acapella” | © Islam Safiyyudin Mohamed by Christopher Resch, @Gigi300 Egyptian filmmakers are presenting some exciting productions this year at the Berlinale. We take a brief look at the films and some events on the sidelines. The Egyptian lineup at the Berlinale 2014 was overshadowed by the Oscar-nominated film The Square – Al [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:44+00:00 February 9th, 2015|Berlin, Berlinale|Comments Off on Berlinale Blogger: Creativity and strength – Egypt at the Berlinale

Berlinale Blogger: World events like a TV soap

„Paradise in Service“ | © Honto Production by Yun-hua Chen Doze Niu's in advance highly contested “Paradise in Service” is set on the Kinmen archipelago of the 1960s, when antagonism between two sides of the Taiwan Strait categorically defines life on the island. The smoothly advancing career of Doze Niu (钮承泽), whose Monga [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:44+00:00 February 8th, 2015|Berlin, Berlinale|Comments Off on Berlinale Blogger: World events like a TV soap

Berlinale Blogger: Veterans versus neophytes

© Berlinale by Barbara Oswald German cinema has a great deal to offer at this year’s Berlinale. Along with old masters back in the running, young aspiring filmmakers are introducing themselves and portraying the host country in various shades. Wim Wenders and Werner Herzog, two of the foremost exponents of the German film [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:44+00:00 February 7th, 2015|Berlin, Berlinale|Comments Off on Berlinale Blogger: Veterans versus neophytes

Berlinale Blogger: Berlinale shows 12 Brazilian films

“Sea of Fire”, Joel Pizzini | Photo: M. Copetti by Camila Gonzatto, @camila_gonzatto The Brazilian entries to the 65th Berlinale range widely in style and subject-matter. Among them, a short by Joel Pizzini is in the running for the Golden Bear. The days leading up to the Berlinale are always full of great [...]

By | 2017-03-21T23:16:44+00:00 February 6th, 2015|Berlin, Berlinale|Comments Off on Berlinale Blogger: Berlinale shows 12 Brazilian films