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Life In Berlin: Berlinale A-List Press Conferences

Feb 13, 2017
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Almost as much a fixture as the movies at the Berlinale, are the subsequent press conferences. The film festival is in full swing, and while those without tickets will have to wait for the roster of films to be widely released, the press conferences are viewable online. They offer some insight into a film journalist’s day, but they also reveal a high level of personal politicking and appeals aimed at the stars and directors on the panels.

NPR Specials: Berlinale Bonus

Mar 8, 2016
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This week on NPR Specials:

Every February, Berlin celebrates BerlinaleEurope's largest audience film festival. This year marked its 66th anniversary, presenting over 400 films and more than 1,000 public screenings. 

For our coverage of the event, we talked to this year's Golden Bear Winner, Gianfranco Rosi. We also spoke with Danish filmmaker, Thomas Vinterberg, whose film, "The Commune," received a Silver Bear for Actress.

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February in Berlin is dedicated to Berlinale, Europe's largest audience film festival. This year marked its 66th edition, presenting over 400 films and more than 1,000 public screenings. 

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There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

These words from Shakespeare's Hamlet open "All Of A Sudden" by Asli Özge, a Turkish filmmaker based in Berlin. Özge's film premiered at Berlinale's Panorama section.

"If you look generally in the world of politicians, the most antipathetic ones are the ones who have much power," the filmmaker comments.

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Stories don’t just tell themselves. Legacies don’t just get passed on. History isn’t preserved unless you take action, and do something with it.

Director Aaron Brookner is talking about his uncle, Howard. 

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