11.02.2013 - Nina Hoss, Holly Hunter, moderated by Peter Cowie
How do actors choose their roles and collaborate with directors? To what extent do they want to be involved in creating characters? How has the selection of their roles influenced their career so far? Renowned actresses Nina Hoss (BARBARA), who is back in the Berlinale Competition this year with Thomas Arslan's GOLD, and Holly Hunter (THE PIANO), who stars in Jane Campion's TOP OF THE LAKE which is featured in the Berlinale Special, discuss the various approaches they take to the filmmaking process.
A film historian and former International Publishing Director of Variety magazine, Peter Cowie has written more than 30 books on major figures and eras of world cinema, including Bergman, Welles, Coppola and Kurosawa. He published and edited the annual International Film Guide for 40 years, and has contributed numerous commentaries to Criterion’s DVD collection. He has been a consultant to Berlinale Talents since the programme’s inception in 2003.