13.02.2014 - Edwin , Dietrich Brüggemann, Diego Lerer, Stephanie Zacharek, moderated by Dana Linssen
“I have a strong need in my work to be criticized and to know where I was wrong or right, but with evidence.” (Jean-Luc Godard) Do filmmakers need criticism? Are film critics writing to filmmakers? And are filmmakers listening? Critics Diego Lerer, Stephanie Zacharek and Dana Linssen will discuss with filmmakers and Berlinale Talents alumni Dietrich Brüggemann (Stations Of The Cross, Berlinale Competition 2014) and Edwin (Postcards From the Zoo, Berlinale Competition 2012) about the influence criticism has on filmmakers' work and how it might change their own thinking about their films.
Dana Linssen is a film critic, philosopher and writer from the Netherlands. She is the editor in chief of de Filmkrant magazine; long-term film critic for NRC Handelsblad; founder of The Slow Criticism Project, an ongoing series of publications, discussions, conferences and interventions as a counterbalance to the commodification of film criticism; and curator of the Critics’ Choice at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Furthermore she is a recipient of the Louis Hartlooper Prize for Film Journalism and currently a graduate student in Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam.