In terms of action, aesthetics, and technology, video games are very much a match for the movies. They even have Hollywood stars these days. KINO takes a closer look at the work of games developers.
The early gamers are now grown up - and they're expecting challenging stories from their games. From "Life Is Strange" and "Vampyr" to Ken Follett's "Pillars of the Earth," new releases boast innovative storytelling.
Video games have closed the gap on film in terms of both visuals and technology. Movie directors are increasingly inspired by games. The KINO special edition examines the relationship between movies and video games.
Cooperative play is the buzz phrase at Gamescom 2017. But in spite of the excitement around eSports and unprecedented attention from politics, the theme "just play together" might only apply to consumers, not creators.
Fans had to wait two years for it. The eighth Star Wars episode hits movie theaters right on time for Christmas. This much can be said, without spoilers: It is already celebrated as the very best one.
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.
Shortly after Trump said the US would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Jewish Museum Berlin opened an exhibition investigating the history of the city where religion and politics are inextricably interwoven.
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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