Berlinale-Blogger 2019 Each year in February the film world gathers in Berlin. 13 bloggers and film journalists from twelve countries presented their takes on the Berlinale for the Goethe-Institut. As Berlinale bloggers, they were on the lookout for stories – on the big screen and behind the scenes. All our impressions of the Berlinale 2019 can also be found on Instagram! Graphic: Lea Delazer © Goethe-Institut Instagram: Goethe-Institut We require your approval to load the Instagram service! I agree to the transmission of data between my browser and Instagram. More information Okay Photo (detail): © Alexander Janetzko/Berlinale 2019 The 69th Berlinale Farewell, controversies, and some amazing films The last Berlinale under Dieter Kosslick has come to an end: with an unusually meticulously-conceived competition – and heated debates. Charlotte Rampling | Foto (Ausschnitt): © Richard Hübner /Berlinale 2019 Berlinale Bloggers 2019 Filming is a way of surviving The British Actress Charlotte Rampling, this year’s recipient of the Honorary Golden Bear, looks back on her lifetime of filmmaking. © Jan Windszus Berlinale Bloggers 2019 Berlinale's other screens When it comes to screens, our Australian film critic Sarah Ward is baffled by the double-standard at the Berlinale. An observation. Photo (Detail): © Fred Meylan Berlinale Bloggers reply Strong women - a "different" Berlinale? The press has already reported that this year's Berlinale is a "festival of women". Has this year's pronounced female perspective already led to changes before or behind the scenes? Photo (Detail): © Jean-Claude Moireau Berlinale Bloggers reply Should films take a stand? In many places the social and political situation is unsettled and turbulent. There is much discussion about the relationship between politics and art. Should filmmakers position themselves politically even more forcefully? Photo (Detail): Christoph Soeder/dpa Berlinale Bloggers reply What should be different in 2020? Changeover time at the Berlinale! In 2020, Dieter Kosslick, festival director for many years, will be succeeded by a new team: Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek. What should be different at the next Berlinale? Foto: Joseph Walsh © Goethe-Institut London Berlinale-Blogger 2019 Tilda Swinton praises the work of Dieter Kosslick Thirty-three years on from her first Berlinale, Tilda Swinton looks back on the tenure of the festival’s director Dieter Kosslick. © EFP/ Harald Fuhr Berlinale-Blogger 2019 Aisling Franciosi: Star of ‘The Nightingale’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Berlinale Shooting Star Aisling Franciosi on why and how she became an actress, and being selected as one of the best and brightest talents in Europe. Photo (Detail): © Tanith Glynn-Maloney / Since1788 Productions Berlinale Bloggers 2019 An Australian Dynasty Without Freda Glynn, Australia’s Indigenous media landscape might look as parched as the country’s sunburnt earth. And yet, as ‘She Who Must Be Loved’ makes plain, she’d rather let her actions speak for themselves. Photo (Detail): © Kiki Papadopoulou Berlinale Bloggers 2019 A Greek provincial purgatory In Syllas Tzoumerkas's “The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea”, lost souls squirm like eels through a provincial nightmare. Photo (Detail): © Peter Hartwig / kineo / Weydemann Bros. / Yunus Roy Imer Berlinale Bloggers 2019 In revolt against the system What might the German-language films “Systemsprenger” ( i.e. System Crasher) and “Der Boden unter den Füssen” (i.e. The Ground Beneath My Feet) have in common? Photo (Detail): © Per Arnesen Berlinale Bloggers 2019 On embargoes and mistaken identity Berlinale blogger Gerasimos Bekas has a problem. He’s not allowed to say a word yet about the world premieres. Plus he got caught up in a case of mistaken identity – and thwarted expectations. Photo (Detail): © Palomar 2018 Berlinale Bloggers 2019 What the Berlinale 2019 is about A rebellion, a farewell, gold and a little less glitter: get your bearings at this year's festival here – without even being there. Foto (Detail): © Olga Film/Riege Berlinale Bloggers 2019 Women’s lives, loves and liberation This year’s Retrospective, entitled Self-determined: Perspectives of Women Filmmakers, features films by German women from 1968 to 1999. The Berlinale Bloggers 2019 Photo: © Private Egypt Noha Abdelrassoul is a freelance journalist studying European literature and media at Saarland University. Facebook Instagram Photo: © Private Germany Philipp Bühler has been reporting on the Berlinale as a freelance film critic since 2000. China Yun-hua Chen is a film scholar, curator, critic, and co-host of the film podcast Reel Chats. Instagram Podcast: Reel Chats (Soundcloud) Photo: © Private Italy Andrea D’Addio covers international film festivals for Italian and German media. Instagram Twitter Photo: © Private China Ding Dawei is a film critic and curator of the Beijing Short Film Festival. He is based in Beijing and Paris. Instagram Twitter Photo: © Einar Aslaksen Norway Alva Gehrmann is an author and a freelance journalist for “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung”, “Spiegel Online”, among others. Facebook Photo: © Private Brazil Camila Gonzatto is a screenwriter and director for film and television. Instagram Twitter Photo: © Private Taiwan Man Jung Ma is a freelance journalist and has already reported on the Cannes Film Festival. Facebook Photo: © Private Russia Egor Moskvitin is a film critic, programme director of the “Pilot” film festival and lecturer at the Moscow Film Academy. Instagram Photo: © Private United Kingdom Joseph Walsh is a freelance film journalist and has reported for “TimeOut” and “The Guardian”, among others. Twitter Photo: © Darren Ward Australia Sarah Ward is a freelance film critic for “Screen International”, “ArtsHub” and others. Twitter Back to "Archive"