Archive for May, 2010
Time flies when you are organizing a film festival, but it still seems remarkable that Wiesbaden’s goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film should have already been celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
One of the themes dealt with by a number of films at this year’s 60th Berlinale was the lives of Muslims in today’s society. Two of these portrayed Muslims in today’s Berlin – each for themselves, but very much interrelated – one fictional (Shahada), one real (Neukölln Unlimited).
Since last year’s edition New York’s Museum of Modern Art has moved the dates of its annual survey of German films from a dark November slot to a sunny spring one in order to benefit from the new crop of German productions premiering at the Berlinale.
And so this year’s KINO! 2010: New Films from Germany [...]
Just like the city itself, the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City has become hot spot for discoveries, especially for emerging filmmakers and documentaries. Now in its 9th year, the 2010 edition featured a substantial German contingent with four feature-length films and one short, each screening in important sections of the festival.
Internationally, German actor Fabian Busch may be best known for his role in Hans-Christian Schmid’s 23 (1998), playing opposite August Diehl, in Oliver Hirschspiegel’s Academy Award-nominated Downfall (Der Untergang, 2004), and, most recently, as Kate Winslet’s defense lawyer in Stephen Daldry’s Oscar winner The Reader (2008). Besides an impressive list of feature film and television [...]