14 lectures about: Berlinale Competition
Ambitious projects take on a life of their own. Key members of the DAU films and series (Competition, Special 2020) reveal the process behind their 24/7 cinematic experiment and discuss the rules and roles on set for a multidisciplinary creation of Soviet proportions.
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.
The experience of nascent and confusing feelings is a recurrent theme in the films of André Téchiné (Farewell to the Night, Competition). Join us as the French director takes us through the evolution of his work and the ambiguous characters he creates.
Storyboard artist Jay Clarke (Isle of Dogs, Competition) illustrates in a drawing session how he connects with Wes Anderson's unique vision and points out the potentials of storyboarding for filmmakers.
In Berlin to premiere his four hour-long musical in Competition, Lav Diaz contemplates how awakening the ghosts of the past can lend meaning to the secrets of our existence.
The legendary Gus Van Sant shares insights about his new film in Competition, as well as what it means to be one of the most influential outsiders in indie film today.
Reflecting on Transit (Competition), German auteur director Christian Petzold explains how he uncovered the core and characters of the original historical novel in an open dialogue with actor Barbara Auer and the crew on-set.
Reflecting on their “feminist Western” Damsel (Competition), Nathan and David Zellner show that it is possible to disrupt the dustiest gender and genre stereotypes with a good laugh and a stiff drink in the saloon.
Journeying back and forth in time to meansure the impact of past revolutionaries on the present, Andres Veiel (Beuys, Competition) and João Moreiera Salles (In the Intense Now, Panorama) confront the changing natures of historical images.
Known for tackling unsavory subjects obscured by power and corruption, Acadamy Award-winning documentary director Alex Gibney joins Talents to share his strategies to discover hidden truths.
Dogme 95 co-founder Thomas Vinterberg (The Commune, Berlinale Competition) remarks on the powers and complexities of collective working and living, from his youth through Dogme and in his latest work.
"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…
Filmmaker Denis Côté (Competition 2016: Boris without Béatrice) reflects on his enigmatic movies, how he connects with mysterious characters and why a question can be the better answer in the dialogue with an audience.
Sustainable film producing has never been more crucial. How can emerging filmmakers find both ecological and financial advantages to going green? Various experts, ranging from scientists, producers, to set designers will discuss different approaches …