As the Berlin International Film Festival gets underway, the seven jury members are finding their bearings in what will be their home for ten days. This year, Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven has been selected to lead the jury.
The German director, producer and composer best-known for "Run Lola Run" and "Cloud Atlas" will serve as jury president of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival.
Some cultural projects manage to become an actual brand. Each year, the Cultural Brand Awards honor the people and institutions that go one step further in promoting Europe's cultural identity.
A 56-year-old suspect has appeared before a Berlin court on murder charges, with prosecutors claiming he had shot and dismembered an 80-year old. He also allegedly kept the victim's body in a freezer for ten years.
The jury called Niescier "one of the most interesting musicians on the European jazz scene" and "an extraordinarily inspired saxophonist and composer with a daring sound." She is 13th winner of the prestigious prize.
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