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)
Trouble is brewing as people wonder who will follow in Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick's footsteps. Will there be a major change for the Berlin International Film Festival? A group of directors say there should be.
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.
With "In the Fade," the acclaimed director Fatih Akin explores the case of murders in Germany committed by the NSU terror cell.
It is the most renowned German film production company: Ufa was founded in 1917 and produced films through the end of World War II, during which time it served as a propaganda tool for the Nazis.
The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in literature, is cutting all ties with a man facing a series of sexual harassment allegations. The influential person had been closely linked with the institution.
Kraftwerk's leader, Ralf Hütter, hardly ever gives interviews. But some former band members do -- like Karl Bartos and Wolfgang Flür. They talk to DW about the time they spent in the band.
His hedonistic life cut short by disease, his good looks, his drawings of nudes: All this made Modigliani a legend. An exhibition at the Tate Modern in London shows off his work and gets to the man behind the myth.
Thousands of social media users have been breaking the silence around the culture of sexual abuse, with international versions of the #MeToo hashtag going one step further. Here are some of the celebrities who reacted.
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