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)
Who will win the Golden Bear? Bets are open, but some of the most promising works of the Berlinale's competition were shown at the end of the festival. Here's a look at the top candidates.
A sex-filled movie on intimacy and consent took home the Golden Bear at the Berlinale, Germany's largest film festival. Other winners included Wes Anderson for "Isle of Dogs" and Ana Brun in Paraguay's first entry.
Wes Anderson's "Isle of Dogs," a stop-motion adventure featuring the director's ultra-stylized approach, premiered at the Berlinale to strong reviews. Now the political allegory is making its American debut.
The uprising by Jewish people entrapped in the Warsaw Ghetto 75 years ago has been well documented in art and literature. Here, a look at how the event has served as fodder in films.
With story settings ranging from the Parisian music scene to the invaded streets of Baghdad, the international edition of the prestigious British literary prize shortlists diverse titles all published independently.
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As DW unveils its new art collection featuring two major Senegalese artists — the "Joseph Beuys of Africa," Joe Ouakam, and Paris-based Soly Cissé — we look at a booming trend in the global art market.
The most important prize in the country's gaming industry, the German Computer Games Awards selects innovative games in 14 categories. This year's winners include "Huxley," "Assassin's Creed Origins" and "Townsmen VR."
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