Edgy cinema with topical subject matter such as the financial crisis and the anniversary of the fall of Communism dominated this year's Berlinale film festival.
Berlinale 2009 will draw audiences with its topical film selection
The awards for the 59th annual Berlin International Film Festival were awarded Saturday, Feb. 14. Winning the prestigious Golden Bear was a Peruvian Film "The Milk of Sorrow." (14.02.2009)
As a jury member at the 2009 Berlinale, Christoph Schlingensief told Deutsche Welle the movies that get his vote need make a spiritual impact and be driven by passionate filmmakers. (09.02.2009)
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi dismissed speculation that his latest feature and Berlinale's Golden Bear contender, "About Elly," had run into trouble with the authorities in Tehran. (08.02.2009)
John Rabe was a member of the Nazi party and the German electronics giant Siemens' man in China during the build-up to WWII. But he also helped save about 250,000 Chinese from the clutches of Japan's military machine. (09.02.2009)
The film adaptation of "The Reader" by German novelist Bernhard Schlink drew warm applause at the Berlinale, largely due to Kate Winslet's portrayal of an illiterate concentration camp guard. (07.02.2009)
German productions contributed decisively to a banner year in the nation's film industry in 2008, continuing last year's upbeat trend. (05.02.2009)
A special series of films at this year's Berlinale film festival commemorates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (04.02.2009)
Pegah Ahangarani will be visiting the Berlinale in Berlin, Germany, and blogging for DW-WORLD.DE from February 5-15. (03.02.2009)
US food activist Alice Waters will be helping choose the crème de la crème of films at this year's Berlinale, a festival with a section devoted to culinary cinema. The restaurateur has come with her own clear message. (13.02.2009)
The 59th Berlinale in pictures
From actors and directors to set designers and costume makers, the German film industry is well positioned at the moment, Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick told Deutsche Welle. (12.02.2009)
While 18 films are competing for the Berlinale's coveted Golden Bear, less than a handful have emerged as favorites for the festival's top honors after a ten-day movie marathon which fell short of expectations. (14.02.2009)
Germany is alternately portrayed as a sick hospital patient, a surveillance society, and a nation intent on burying its past in a series of short films presented Friday, Feb. 13, at the Berlin Film Festival. (13.02.2009)
Indian authorities have taken umbrage at the film "Kashmir: Journey to Freedom." They are refusing to allow its American-Israeli director, Udi Aloni, to return to India, tbe director said. (10.02.2009)
The 59th Annual Berlinale is bringing quite a bit of Hollywood to the German capitol. But, small art house films are vying for time and attention with big name movies at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. (07.02.2009)
Usually working in Hollywood, German filmmaker Robert Schwentke returned to his home country to tackle a chapter of World War II from an unusual perspective in his movie "The Captain," which premiered in Toronto.
US actress Annette Bening is heading the jury at this year's Venice Film Festival. The down-to-earth star with plenty of life experience has what it takes, writes DW's Jochen Kürten.
Six participants from various Arab nations and the UK have pulled out of this year's Pop-Kultur festival due to a small amount of Israeli funding. Is this a legitimate means of protest or an example of anti-Semitism?
Audrey Hepburn was one of the world's most photographed women and is now the focus of a London exhibition. During the 1950s and 60s she was a screen goddess. These are the films that made her a Hollywood icon.
Nick Cave is a musician, actor, filmmaker, and poet. Now he’s a comic book hero, too. Reinhard Kleist's latest graphic novel is "Nick Cave - Mercy On Me".
21 songs in three languages, recorded with colleagues from other bands. The result is a multifaceted soundtrack that breaks with the Beatsteaks’ traditions. The new album is titled “Yours”.
The Museum for Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin features street art's top names. Here are some of the artworks featured in the gallery.
With the world's highest number of startups per capita, Israel is a dream come true for many young entrepreneurs. DW went to Tel Aviv's DLD Innovation Festival to find out what makes the Israeli tech scene so successful.
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