Film

Film, Politics

I kóri | The Daughter
Berlinale Forum 2013
Greece/Italy 2012
Direction: Thanos Anastopoulos
Savina Alimani, Yorgos Symeonidis

Ready to act – Berlinale 2013 on youth dealing with the economic crisis

The recent years has made us almost numb to seeing politicians around the globe in their seemingly ceaseless efforts to address the lingering economic crisis which is ready to encircle ever more countries. Intergovernmental agreements are being worked out and then, finally, met. Banks and financial structures are saved and […]

20/02/2013 ×

Film

Arta Dobroshi interviewed by Daniel Tkatch, Hotel de Rome, 10.10.2013

Interview with Arta Dobroshi – European Shooting Stars 2013

Arta Dobroshi’s role in Lorna’s Silence (2008) directed by brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne brought her a triple nomination for best actress and a worldwide renown. She is just back from Los Angeles where she received a best actress award at the Women’s International Film & Television Showcase (WIFTS) for her role Trois […]

16/02/2013 ×

Film

Lose Your Head
Panorama 2013
DEU 2013
DIRECTOR: Stefan Westerwelle, Patrick Schuckmann
Fernando Tielve, Marko Mandić

“Lose Your Head” cautions party tourists

British ministers are reportedly considering to launch a negative campaign in Romania and Bulgaria to try and discourage potential immigrants with more or less the following message: Britain’s streets are not paved with gold, the weather is depressing and the few vacant jobs are underpaid. Some viewers might be amused to think […]

08/02/2013 ×

Film

Lose Your Head
Panorama 2013
DEU 2013
DIRECTOR: Stefan Westerwelle, Patrick Schuckmann
Marko Mandić, Fernando Tielve

“Lose Your Head” – eine Warnung an Partytouristen

Man hört ja gerade überall davon: in Großbritannien ist angeblich eine  Negativkampagne geplant, die Bulgaren und Rumänen davon abhalten soll, im Vereinigten Königreich Arbeit zu suchen. Das soll mit der Message erreicht werden, dass die Straßen nicht mit Gold gepflastert, das Wetter deprimierend und die wenigen freien Stellen extrem schlecht […]

08/02/2013 ×

Film, Israel, Politics

Would You Sleep With an Arab (film still)

“Would You Have Sex With an Arab?” – Zur Eröffnung des One World Berlin Human Rights Filmfestivals

Die Filmvorführung des Dokumentarfilms “Would You Have Sex With an Arab?”, eine Zusammenarbeit der französisch-jüdischen Filmemacherin Yolande Zauberman und des libanesisch-französischen Journalisten und Autors Sélim Nassib zur Eröffnung des One World Berlin Human Rights Filmfestivals kommt zu einem Zeitpunkt, als die Realität uns wieder zeigt, wie akut die Situation im […]

22/11/2012 ×

Ethics, Film

Film still from "Bestiare", Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin

Observations in and on “Bestiaire”

Watching monkeys at a zoo, one can never be quite sure who is observing whom. During one of my few visits to Berlin’s Zoologischer Garten, a smart little caged creature held its hands to its face as if holding an imaginary camera. It looked at me through the thus formed […]

15/02/2012 ×