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14. April 2017

Welcome to Berlin

International visitors found out on a tour of the Moabit district how a school and volunteers are busy promoting integration. The name is well chosen: “Miriam-Makeba-Grundschule” is …

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

17. February 2017

Berlinale tidbits: Day 8

Tension mounts as the grand finale of the Berlinale grows closer. One Golden Bear has already been awarded.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

14. February 2017

Berlinale Tidbits: Day 5

Who was seen on the red carpet, how good films can taste, and how safe it is at the Berlinale. Impressions from the fifth day of the Berlin Film Festival.

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 …

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 …

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 …