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20. February 2016

Kenya in Berlin: How the Berlinale experience validates the novice

© Mugambi Nthiga   It’s been six days in Berlin. During this time, I’ve met new people, taken selfies next to historical sites, sampled new cuisine …

20. February 2016

Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Exciting Protagonists

“Lotte” by Julius Schultheiß | © Martin Neumeyer   The Perspektive showcases non-mainstream young German cinema for the fifteenth time.   This year, the Perspektive Deutsches …

19. February 2016

A shift in perspective: “And-Ek Ghes” and “Havarie” by Philip Scheffner

“Havarie” by Philip Scheffner | Photo (detail): © pong   The Forum section features two films by the German director Philip Scheffner. Both are about fleeing …

18. February 2016

An interview with Michael Ballhaus: “My film school was the cinema”

Michael Ballhaus | Photo: © pa-picture alliance   As a cameraman Michael Ballhaus made cinema history. At the 2016 Berlinale the 80-year-old is going to be …

17. February 2016

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 …

15. February 2016

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 …

13. February 2016

Based on Hans Fallada: Tracking down resistance

“Alone in Berlin” by Vincent Perez | Photo (detail): Marcel Hartmann © X Filme Creative Pool   The adaptation of Hans Fallada’s novel “Jeder stirbt für …

13. February 2016

Greek films at the Berlinale: Conspicuous by their absence

“Suntan” by Argyris Papadimitropoulos | © Christos Karamanis   There are no Greek films on this year’s Berlinale programme – but no-one can explain why not. …

12. February 2016

Brazilian films at the Berlinale: In search of Identity

“Antes o tempo não acabava”, regie: Sérgio Andrade, Fábio Baldo | © Yure Cesar   No fewer than three Brazilian films premiered in the Panorama section …

11. February 2016

“Inhebbek Hedi” by Mohamed Ben Attia: Ave, Dardenne!

„Inhebbek Hedi“ by Mohamed Ben Attia | Photo: Frederic Noirhomme © NOMADIS IMAGES-LES FILMS DU FLEUVE–TANIT FILMS   The Dardenne brothers are vicariously in the competition …