A group of ambitious and talented filmmakers from western Germany made a science fiction movie using as little computer animation as possible. The project was partly financed through crowdfunding.
Jim Jarmusch is considered one of the founding fathers of US independent film. His movies have influenced a generation of directors — and at 65, he's not thinking of retirement just yet.
Ellen M. Harrington, the new director of the German Film Museum and Institute, wants to acquire new collections and also send its own on tour around the world. She also plans to curate special exhibitions in the museum.
The Sundance Film Festival kicks off the global string of film festivals. Showcasing independent films, it features this year eight German co-productions, as well as movies directed by stars Ethan Hawke and Idris Elba.
By winning a Golden Globe, Fatih Akin has finally obtained Hollywood's recognition. The German-Turkish director of "In The Fade" fully deserves the award, says DW's film expert Jochen Kürten.
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