The long-awaited sequel to 'Trainspotting' 20 years after the original, offers plenty of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. 'The Dinner' addresses the dilemma of whether the parents of murderers should turn in their children.
KINO - the Film Magazine reports from the Berlinale: highlights from the competition, European Shooting Star Louis Hofmann, parties, the red carpet, 'Trainspotting 2', Moritz Bleibtreu and, of course, Richard Gere!
Just before the premiere of his new movie at the Berlinale, actor Richard Gere met with Angela Merkel in the Chancellery. They discussed the situation in Tibet - and perhaps mentioned a certain US president, too.
Germany's biggest film festival tries to cuddle up with Hollywood, but Penelope Cruz has bailed at the last minute and Richard Gere only came to see Angela Merkel. DW's Gero Schliess says it's time Berlinale got a life.
Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" leads the Golden Globes nominations with seven nods. Germany is well represented with Fatih Akin and Hans Zimmer among the nominees.
The renowned novelist, screenwriter and essayist has long courted both critical acclaim and ill-fame in equal parts. As Austrian man of letters Peter Handke reaches another milestone, his legacy remains an open book.
A young woman tells fascinating tales of faraway mythical places. Her life depends on it. This hour, the fairy tale of Arabian Nights translated into music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Bauhaus is one of Germany's most successful cultural exports. But these days, 22 of the world's leading architecture offices are American, 17 British - and only three German.
After the "Jamaica" coalition talks aimed at building the next German government collapsed in Berlin on Sunday, Germany's top culture critics took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
In a year that has been full of political extremes, buzzwords that highlight government collapse, movements for marriage equality and women's rights are some of the German words of the year in 2017.
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