22 lectures about: Acting
The British actress and Berlinale 2019 recipient of the Honorary Golden Bear, Charlotte Rampling, talks about her career and how she embodies multifaceted and unconventional figures in her numerous films. In cooperation with Deutsche Kinemathek.
Chart the metamorphosis of facts into fiction with the directors and actors from festival contenders God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya (Competition) and Skin (Panorama), both of which tell stories deeply rooted in their respective national and political contexts.
It’s hardly a mistake to question aspects of a beloved art. International Jury members from the fields of acting, directing, curating and film criticism get together to face up to their personal mishaps and faults in the film world. Don’t let this chance for a collective catharsis go by!
Cinema is full of sex and desire - explicit and as a metaphor. Directors Marcio Reolon, Filipe Matzembacher, Mónica Lairana and João Pedro Rodrigues compare approaches to dealing with sexuality and intimacy on screen and set.
Back in Berlin for an Honorary Golden Bear, versatile character actor Willem Dafoe explores the experiences gathered on his path as well as new projects on the horizon.
Director Sally Potter and actor Timothy Spall (The Party, Competition) detail their close collaborations and how to empower a performer to embody the most intimate of experiences.
Berlinale jury president Paul Verhoeven (Elle) and jury member Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honourable Woman) kick off this edition of Berlinale Talents and reflect on their most courageous moments onscreen and in a sometimes unforgiving industry.
"The space between someone writing a letter and someone reading it eventually gives birth to a sort of intermediate character", describes Portuguese director Ivo M. Ferreira the deeper narrative structure of his movie Cartas da Guerra. Certainly a mu…
The development of an artist or a filmmaker's working style will strengthen their unique voice, but it can sometimes become a crutch that hampers them from renewing their perspective. How does an artist reconcile between maintaining their distinctive…
Actors rarely have the chance to get direct feedback regarding their auditions or on the photographs they send to directors and casting directors. It is essential to know how a director approaches the casting process in order to improve one's auditio…
Renowned British actor turned director Ralph Fiennes, whose debut film CORIOLANUS premieres prominently at this year’s Berlinale, has acted in films such as THE CONSTANT GARDENER, SUNSHINE, THE READER, THE HURT LOCKER, SCHINDLER’S LIST and THE EN…
As the daughter of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini, Isabella Rossellini has been in the limelight her entire life. An actress, writer and director, it was her gut-wrenching performance in David Lynch’s BLUE VELVET which shot her to fame, and …
Legendary singer actor and human rights activist, Harry Belafonte is one of the most successful US-American musicians known worldwide for bringing the Jamaican calypso beat to mainstream audiences. As an actor, he made his debut in 1953 with BRIGHT S…
In cooperation with Berlinale Forum and Berlinale Shorts.
Chance, destiny, fate, karma or kismet: call it what you like, but each represents that single minute thing that we least control but desperately wish for when reality turns sour. Fil…
In cooperation with Berlinale Panorama.
The accomplished experts on this panel, their versatility matched only by their ambition, who shifted from one stream of filmmaking to another, narrate first hand experiences and the trying times that …
Her film debut in Caravaggio in 1986 was the first of seven critically acclaimed collaborations with director Derek Jarman over a period of ten years. The fiercely talented Scottish actress, Tilda Swinton began her career as a leading lady of Europea…
There are few things more pleasurable than seeing a wonderful love story on the big screen. Although love may be regarded as an eternal affair and a natural human condition, looking at films from the different parts of the world, one can see …
Political filmmaking and commercial success: two elements that dont seem to go side by side. But on the other hand there are enough examples to prove that political motivated films dont necessarily have a small audience. Four acclaimed directors …
Legendary casting director, producer and 2006 Berlinale Jury Member Fred Roos has been involved in casting and producing some of Hollywoods finest films, including AMERICAN GRAFFITI, THE GODFATHER, TWO LANE BLACKTOP, FIVE EASY PIECES,THE OUTSIDERS,…
Although his acting career began at the age of eleven in a Mexican TV series, the world didn't become fully aware of Gael García Bernal until 2000, when Alejandro González Iñárritu's AMORES PERROS entered international cinemas. And after Alfonso …