BERLINALE-SPECIAL






BERLINALE-SPECIAL

Inspired by the festive atmosphere of the gathering, Converter has decided to prepare a special rubric for you, dedicated to the cinema, the festival, and Berlin


The Berlinale poster series 2018 © Velvet Creative Office

    Perspective

    [Germany | Berlin]Berlinale has finished, the bears have been handed out, and the press and the cinema critics are still to analyze the festival jury’s work and to tell us why everything has happened the way it has. Meanwhile, Converter has paid attention to the section of the German films made by new film directors The German Cinema Perspective, in order to understand what is going to happen to the cinema in the future.More ...

    Berlinale Party-Hopping

    [Germany | Berlin] In February (this year from February 15 to February 25), Berlin turns into a massive cinema celebration named Berlinale. The main occupation, even a job, for the actors, film directors, producers, film buyers and festival organizers is not viewing films but rather party-hopping. More ...

    Dovlatov and Snowy Dreams

    [Germany | Berlin] They say, Russia fences itself from the other world. Well, it might be so, only in other spheres. The Russian cinema, though, does not wish to stay behind the fence. Ksenia Reutova reports about russian films on the Berlinale especially for Converter. More ...

    Berlin in scarlet

    [Germany | Berlin] The fall of the Berlin Wall is one of the most potent symbols of liberation, breakthrough, and exaltation. The November 1989 events triggered a multitude of reactions, as a result of which Berlin turned into a city with a unique fate and atmosphere. Each time, Berlinale, the international festival, becomes a spectacular and significant event- not only cultural but also geopolitical. In anticipation of the 68th Berlin International Cinema Festival, Nadezhda Ukhanova investigated the seamy side of the German capital and watched the spaces of abandoned buildings, dilapidated walls and ever gaping doors and windows rhymed with the spirit and atmosphere of Berlinale. This unusual but evident link became the basis of the photo project “Berlinale in the City”. More ...

    The public film festival

    [Germany | Berlin] One of the main European film festivals, Berlinale, is experiencing difficult times. Berlinale is being openly criticized for the inflated program, the ever-working directorate and other sins, like the culinary section. Whether cursed or praised, Berlinale will continue to be the main cinema event in Europe till the end of February. Converter asked the young cinematographer Sebastian Ladwig to provide more details on what is wrong with Berlinale and at the same time to remind us why we need festivals at all. More ...

    Berlinale-Special

    [Editorial] Inspired by the festive atmosphere of the gathering, Converter has decided to prepare a special rubric for you, dedicated to the cinema, the festival, and Berlin.More ...

     

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