Shooting Star Daphne Patakia on what it is like to make films in Greece, and her perspective on social media.
We first encountered Jella Haase in Combat Girls, but she is perhaps best known for her role in the comedy Fack Ju Göhte and the aptly titled sequel: Fack Ju Göhte 2. We went to Potsdamer Platz to meet the Kreuzberg native for a short interview... 10 minutes and 10 questions for this year's German "Shooting Star".
Director Moahmoud Sabbagh presents a hugely entertaining and edifying film at 2016 Berlinale.
Four journalists, one photographer, 58 films, 21 languages, five hours on the red carpet and 5800 minutes of film in eleven days – Cafébabel Berlin has been reporting on the Berlin International Film Festival. While there, we soon became addicted to coffee, excitement and interviews. And, of course, we became addicted to films. But how do we organise everything?
Indian cinema isn‘t always flamboyant and colourful: the peculiar case of the drama Papilio Buddha (2013) by Indian director Jayan K. Cherian shows once again that Indian censors proceed with an iron fist and sharp scissors. Gays? Dalits? Maoists? All of these communities are still largely absent from Indian screens. Film review
An overly perfumed concierge, a lobby boy with a painted-on mustache and the myserious death of an old, irritable countess translate into success. The Silver Bear of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival goes to Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. Rightfully so? Film review.
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