British comedy ‘Yesterday’ is a magical mystery tour through Beatlemania… with a twist. The premise is great: a struggling musician on the verge of quitting the music business is knocked off his bike by a car during a mysterious global blackout. When he awakes, the world has changed in one distinct way. But musician Jack … Read more ‘Yesterday’ Trailer-In a World Without The Beatles
What is masculinity? Opening the Panorama section of Berlinale this year, John Trengove‘s first feature length film, The Wound, tries in earnest to answer this question. Taking place during Ukwaluka – a very rarely spoken and sometimes deadly Xhosa penile circumcision ritual – the film presents a sometimes unsettling series of events that transpire during … Read more Trengove’s Film The Wound Pitches Sexuality Against Masculinity
It’s early February in Berlin, which means it’s time for the Hollywood-style razzle dazzle of famous film stars and directors to descend on the city. Earlier this morning, the eyes and ears of the world’s entertainment sector focused on the conference room of the Hyatt Hotel at Potsdammer Platz, as the jury for the 66th … Read more Hail, Caesar! Meryl Streep, George Clooney and The Coen Brothers raise the curtain on the 66th Berlinale
Some of us have that weird neighbour. The one that makes inexplicable noises at ungodly hours, or the one that hates any and all humans, but loves all 15 of their cats. However, it would be fair to say not many of us have neighbours like that of Der Bunker. Already screened in cinemas across … Read more Der Bunker Director Discusses Film’s Reaction
American filmmaker Marissa Medal finds unique connection with Berlin and its people (the city’s adopted artists and otherwise)—ultimately capturing their energy in her documentary series, tête-a-tête Berlin. The series takes a personalized approach to the true and versatile Berlin artists, the tireless ones, behind canvas, living for performance, searching-ever for that perfect word, and thusly … Read more A Tête-a-Tête with Filmmaker Marissa Medal
With Berlin Fashion week now slowly (but surely) receding from our minds, the next annual winter institution is about to grip the city in the form of the Berlin International Film Festival, better known as the Berlinale. For the uninitiated, the Berlinale is a little bit like the German version of the Oscars and is … Read more Prepare the popcorn, the Berlinale is coming!
Attention aspiring filmmakers! Today, August 8th, starting at 8pm is Raindance Berlin‘s Filmmakers’ Feierabend at Urban Spree. It’s their last networking event series this summer, so don’t skip out on this one! At the event, you’ll be able to connect with members of Berlin’s independent film scene. Plus they will feature a special screening of an award-winning … Read more Filmmakers’ Feierabend! A Networking Event