Maren Ade can now hope to pick up the best foreign film award for her prize-winning surprise Cannes hit Toni Erdmann. But the competition from Denmark and Iran looks tough.
Nominations for the Oscars have been revealed in Los Angeles. "La La Land," "Moonlight" and "Manchester by the Sea" are well represented - as is a German comedy. The awards will be presented on February 26.
A surprise hit about a father-daughter relationship has been selected to compete with eight other finalists for an Academy Award nomination. Maren Ade's dark comedy is riding a wave of award wins.
The six filmmakers nominated for the foreign film Oscar have called for the Academy Award to go to people fighting for unity and the freedom of expression. At the French 'Cesars' George Clooney voiced similar concerns.
DW visits the set of "Cherry Blossoms & Demons": Ten years on Doris Dörrie is shooting a sequel to her hit "Cherry Blossoms". The main characters died in the original but come back as ghosts in a new movie which once again has much to do with Japan.
France overlooks its lower class, Edouard Louis tells DW. The literary star defies his country's elites and social taboos with his autobiographical novels, including his latest, History of Violence — now out in English.
After four decades at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Levine's career ended suddenly after allegations of sexual misconduct. Now the opera company and the maestro are embroiled in litigation.
The #MeToo and Time's Up movements have shifted the balance of power in arts and culture. At DW's Global Media Forum in Bonn, a panel of prominent women from four different continents discusses the seismic changes underway.
So far, it has been difficult to get a hold of documents of the renowned composer. But that will be much easier after the Wagner National Archive has been digitized.
From vodka to beloved opera classics – DW's Anastassia Boutsko takes a look at World Cup host Russia's most popular exports and clears up some cultural cliches.
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