Sodankylä, in northern Finland is home to 8,000 people and a sizeable reindeer population. An unlikely location, perhaps, for an increasingly high-profile international film event - the Midnight Sun Film Festival.
This year, space fans will be treated to two lunar mission, the Apollo 11 anniversary, some lunar and solar eclipses, and brand-new spacecrafts heading for the ISS.
At the world premiere of his new political thriller "The End of Truth," DW spoke with director Philipp Leinemann about mercenaries, foreign intervention and secret CIA operations in Germany.
The largest religious gathering on earth is underway at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers. India's Hindu nationalist-led government has actively promoted the festival.
Fifty-thousand people have attended a ceremony to see Bulgaria's oldest city become the 2019 European Capital of Culture. Its ancient heritage and diverse cultural life will be boosted this year by more than 500 events.
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