10.02.2014 - Maren Ade, Benjamin Heisenberg, Christian Petzold, Rajendra Roy, moderated by Christoph Gröner
Many of the acclaimed German art house films that have made the festival rounds in recent years have the distinctive characteristics of the Berlin School. This movement has been associated with intimate characterdriven dramas such as Christian Petzold‘s The State I Am In and Barbara. Petzold is joined by fellow filmmakers Benjamin Heisenberg (Superegos) and Maren Ade (Everyone Else) to imdiscuss their award-winning work in the context of the movement. Rajendra Roy, Chief Curator of Film at MoMA, who co-curated a Berlin School programme in New York, will join them.
Christopher Gröner is a film festival programmer and film journalist who has written for Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Welt and the trade magazine Blickpunkt: Film, among others. He is a programmer for Filmfest München, where he handles the New German Cinema section and other world premieres. Additionally, he works as a competition programmer for the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and is a consultant on German speaking regions for the Zurich Film Festival.