What looks like an idyllic rural setting is in fact akin to hell on earth. Award-winning German author Juli Zeh writes about the egotism of our time in a book that has once again received rave Reviews.
Despite his problems with East German authorities, Egon Günther untiringly kept on directing bold films. He should obtain more recognition as one of the great names of German film history.
The novelist Jenny Erpenbeck was awarded the Thomas Mann Prize on Monday (2.5.2016) for her narratives capturing today's burning topics and considering historical and political topics in her writing.
Producer Janine Jackowski puts films by and about women to the fore. Including Maren Ade's prize-winning Toni Erdmann.
The French novelist and member of the Academie Francaise has died at the age of 92. A very public figure in France, d'Ormesson was the author of some 40 works.
With the successful staging of "Fiddler on the Roof," the Komische Oper celebrates its 70th anniversary. For DW columnist Gero Schliess, the smallest of the three Berlin opera houses is particularly inspiring right now.
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.
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