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    Turkish Delight – Festival On Wheels 2010 in Artvin

    Friday, December 31st, 2010

    Ron had always spoken warmly of Turkey’s Festival on Wheels – he had visited Bursa and Kars in 2005 and 2006, respectively (cf. reports in KINO – German Film of February and November 2006) – and so I gladly accepted the invitation from festival director Başak Emre and general secretary Dr. Ahmet Boyacioğlu to attend […]

    Polanski’s The Ghost Writer dominates at the 2010 European Film Awards

    Friday, December 10th, 2010

    As Tallinn’s Black Nights Film Festival started winding down, all eyes turned to the 23rd European Film Awards which held in the Estonian capital to bringing the good and the great of European cinema together for their annual celebration of filmmakers from Portugal to Finland, and Ireland to Israel. This year’s edition will go down […]

    My Joy and The Poll Diaries triumph in Tallinn

    Friday, December 10th, 2010

    The historical Estonian capital of Tallinn should be on everybody’s list of destinations for any time of the year, but in the weeks up to Christmas, the  medieval old town is particularly attractive with its Christmas markets and the whiff of mulled wine in the air. For the past 14 years, another good reason to visit […]

    Mannheim-Heidelberg Celebrates International Young Cinema

    Thursday, December 9th, 2010

    A year ahead of its 60th anniversary the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival (November 11-21, 2010) remained true to its reputation as a platform for the new generation of filmmakers and followed the adage that “small is beautiful”. “Compared to other film festivals, the trademark of Mannheim-Heidelberg is that we only show a limited number of […]

    Beyond the Image.

    Friday, December 3rd, 2010

    An einem Nachmittag im November saßen wir beisammen – Martin Blaney, Gregor Sedlag und ich – und machten Pläne für KINO – German Film No: 99, 2011, die Berlinale-Ausgabe. Da schlug Martin vor aus Rons Doktorarbeit eine Passage über Ingmar Bergman zu zitieren. Das freute mich natürlich, denn die Berlinale wird eine Bergman-Retrospektive im Programm […]