© Roseira Filmes and Lacuna Filmes | “As duas Irenes” Film Berlinale Blogger 2017 Day of protest Brazilian filmmakers read letter in Berlin asking for their country’s audiovisual policies to be upheld and expanded. In the letter, the filmmakers point to the advances made by the audiovisual sector in recent years in terms of public policy, thanks to the work of Ancine, Brazil’s regulatory body for the film industry. The advances can be seen in the participation of the Brazilian films in international film festivals – such as the Berlinale. [more …] © Adventure Pictures Limited 2017 | „The Party“ Film Berlinale-Blogger 2017 Politics Will Not Save Us “The Party”, Sally Potter’s latest film, is a political satire that takes a withering look at the progressive left and concludes that all we can do is laugh. Everything goes wrong and it’s very, very funny. [more …] Filmstill © Parisa Taghizadeh Film Berlinale-Blogger 2017 Handsome, but rarely exciting While handsome, “Final Portrait” is never formally daring and rarely exciting. For a film that speaks of art being uncontrollable, surreal and rebellious, it feels a little too tame, too emotionally straightforward. [more …] © Netflix/Michael Latham | „Casting JonBenet“ Film Berlinale Bloggers 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 do the films deal mainly with diversity, but they also differ tremendously from one another. [more …] Photo (detail): © derzian pictures Film German Science-Fiction Iron and Pencil Sharpener Despite the success of the classic, “Metropolis”, the science-fiction film has never really been able to make it in Germany. Nevertheless, there have been interesting attempts to keep up with international developments. Now, the Retrospective section of the Berlinale is devoted to the genre. [more …] Projects Photo: Nassim Rouchiche Wohin?Where To? 21 Questions on Flight and Migration One theme, 21 questions, around 49 authors and intellectuals: the project "Where To?" shows how differently the theme of "flight and migration" is experienced and pondered all around the world. © Goethe-Institut goethe.de/180seconds180 Seconds City From Berlin to Bogota – and back via Tokyo and Kolkata! In 180 seconds a picture of the city emerges, showing what unites us and what makes us different. . goethe.de/brasil/episodenEpisodes of the South Debates, research, artistic and academic works using new points of view and ways of thinking about Germany, Europe and the world © Goethe-Institut Goethe.de/FutureperfectFuture Perfect Future Perfect tells the stories of individuals, initiatives and businesses that are working towards a better future in the present. goethe.de/ptpPoets Translating Poets Poets from South Asia and Germany translate each other's poems. goethe.de/migrationMigration und Integration Migration is changing cultures. The Goethe-Institut reflects these developments in Germany and around the world and dedicates its work to the linguistic integration of migrants.