14.02.2017 - Agnieszka Holland, moderated by Anne Lakeberg
In “post-truth” times, storytellers in cinema are faced with the challenge to redefine their roles as purveyors of truths – critical and activistic voices – while keeping a positive attitude and good humour. Polish director Agnieszka Holland, one of Europe’s most prolific advocates for free-spirited cinema and also a regular director of TV-series (House of Cards), joins the Berlinale with her bloody smart thriller Spoor in Competition. Holland can compare filmmaking in Poland of the 1970s versus today, optimistically remarking on the creative potentials and contradictory freedoms she experienced working both under censorship then, and internationally in a likewise complicated industry now.
For over two years Anne Lakeberg, along with Wiebke Thomsen, has been successfully running the arthouse movie theatre City Kino Wedding in Berlin, a glamorous 1960s cinema built by the French occupation forces. Lakeberg studied Sociology and Latin American Studies with a focus on film in Bielefeld and Buenos Aires and earned a degree in cinema management. She works in film distribution and serves as a member of the selection committee of Berlinale Competition.