Berlinale 2017

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 draw film stars from across the globe to Berlin.

20. February 2017

What is Love?

What is being loved? And where is the line between that and sex? These are the questions been asked of the three characters in “Close

19. February 2017

In the backstreets of ‘Dark City’

The Berlinale means not only premieres of feature films and documentaries, but also retrospectives. This year's Retrospective is devoted to SF cinema, and you have

18. February 2017

A Journey between Heaven and Earth: “Almost Heaven”

A tender coming-of-age documentary about young undertakers at a funeral home in Hunan Province. Like many teenagers who have to move to urban areas for

17. February 2017

Drawing Borders

The idea that we live in a “postcolonial” age is something of a myth. The effects of centuries of imperialism are still felt today, whether

17. February 2017

“A Feeling Greater Than Love”.. Between Lebanon’s past and present

One of the generally permanent roles of Cinema and Documentary Film, in particular, is connecting the past to the present. Searching through the past generations’ log books for …

16. February 2017

What do the pictures tell us?

There have always been “hybrid” documentaries, but at this year’s Berlinale they are especially prominent. Of course, it is difficult to clearly define the concept: not only do …

16. February 2017

Yesterday’s Spain stands before the mirror

In „La Reina de España“ („The Queen of Spain“), veteran director Fernando Trueba portrays a country on the cusp of opening itself up to the world following the …

15. February 2017

#Berlinale17: Wolves & Revolutionaries

2016 was a great Berlinale year. Meryl Streep as opinionated jury president, a George Clooney-starring new Coen brothers film as opener, and Fassbinder-cum-Hollywood cinematographer Michael Ballhaus as the …

15. February 2017

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 …

15. February 2017

A “Boys’ Club” where gender equality simply isn’t an issue

Once again, the international film world will be all about bears for the next ten days, as the Berlinale 2017 has begun. Films from around the world will …

14. February 2017

Berlinale tidbits: Day 2 to 4

Who was spotted on the red carpet, the highlights on show in cinemas, and how to achieve the Berlinale look. Snapshots from the first weekend of the Berlin …

14. February 2017

“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 …

14. February 2017

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 …

13. February 2017

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 …

10. February 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 …

22. January 2017

How are the Dutch-German relations today?

At the Dutch-German Forum 2017, our young media team conducted interviews to the current state of the relation between the two neighbouring countries. The Dutch

20. January 2017

In which Europe would you like to live in?

At the Dutch-German Forum 2017, our young media team conducted interviews on perceptions of an ideal Europe. The Dutch German Forum is a bilateral conference since 1996. The …

19. January 2017

Flucht 2.0 – wie Flüchtlinge sich informieren

Am Ende wartet ein eigenes Haus – da sind sich viele Geflüchtete sicher, wenn sie sich auf den langen Weg nach Europa machen. Der Kommunikationswissenschaftler Prof. Martin Emmer …

19. January 2017

The future of migration: the demography myth and the bigger picture

Once upon a time on a late January afternoon, students, politicians, sociologists and a Germanist came together to discuss the future of migration. Yet before

18. January 2017

Voerendaal und Mössingen – eine lokale Perspektive auf die Flüchtlingskrise

Auf den ersten Blick haben die niederländische Kleinstadt Voerendaal und die deutsche Kleinstadt Mössingen nicht viel gemeinsam. Seit dem Höhepunkt der Flüchtlingskrise 2015 hat sich in beiden Städten …