Berlinale 2019

19 Feb 19
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The first reviews of Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt are out. The first reviews of Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt are out. The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday and collectively across the world and the responses are overwhelming. After watching…

18 Feb 19
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Actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone may be setting new goals for couples everywhere. Image courtesy: Viral Bhayani Actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone may be setting new goals for couples everywhere. These two met on the set of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela while playing love interests Ram and Leela, and their…

18 Feb 19
Vague Visages • Wave Faces

“Garver doesn’t really provide more than an overview, but perhaps that will indeed bring new eyes to some great American writing.”

18 Feb 19

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will be presented in London from 13 to 22 March 2019, featuring 15 award-winning documentary and feature films. The international line-up of films from Venezuela, South Africa, Palestine, Thailand, and more offer critical insight into local and global human rights concerns impacting people around the world today. Attendees include […]

18 Feb 19
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Monstri. (Monsters.), the first feature film by Romanian director Marius Olteanu, won the Tagesspiegel Readers’ Jury Award at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. The movie was screened in the festival’s Forum section. Berlin-based national daily newspaper “Tagesspiegel” has awarded a Readers’ Prize at the Berlinale since 2007. The jury consists of nine members and […]

18 Feb 19
Stage and Screen

By Sascha Krieger The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Berlinale Special / United Kingdom / Director: Chiwetel Ejiofor) In his directorial debut, Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor tells the real story of William Kamkwamba, a teenage boy from Malawi who saved his family and village by building a windmill to irrigate the fields during a famine. […]

18 Feb 19
Anastasia Lobkovski

I worked as a casting director in a feature film Stupid Young Heart that won the Crystal Bear for the best film in Generation 14plus at Berlinale 2019! In lead roles are young talents Jere Ristseppä and Rosa Honkonen. The Film is directed by Selma Vilhunen, written by Kirsikka Saari and produced by Elli Toivoniemi […]

17 Feb 19
much ado about cinema

Cinema does not need to be coherent to be understood. Some art is not made to be chronological, or easily understandable, or accessible to a wide audience. Equally, however, criticism has the right – or even the responsibility – to dismantle the layers of a film and peer at what’s underneath, so that we may […]

17 Feb 19
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Die Jury hat gewählt und die Preisträger der Berlinale 2019 stehen fest. Der Goldene Bär für den besten Film ging an das israelischn Drama „Synonyme“ von Nadav Lapid, der damit der erste Regisseur aus Israel ist, der mit solch einem Preis geehrt wurde. Den Silbernen Bär hat die Jury Francois Ozon für „Gelobt sei Gott“. […]

17 Feb 19
The Case for Global Film

This year’s programme, organised by the Deutsche Kinemathek, offered, “Self-determined. Perspectives of Women Filmmakers” with the sub-title ‘The Personal is Political’. There were 26 feature length titles and 21 short titles; all produced and released between 1968 and 1999. The majority of titles came from the Bundesrepublik Deutschland [West Germany before 1990] but four features […]