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Personal Favs From The Berlinale
After the announcements of the main awards of this year’s Berlinale, other films also deserve recognition. In the Encounters section, The Klezmer Project was directed by Leandro Koch and Paloma Schachmann. Although it did not win (Here, by Bas Devos, took the prize), The duo’s work deserves stand-alone appraisal. Leandro, a frustrated Jewish wedding cameraman […]
Berlinale Winners Recapped
The 73rd Berlinale: A Look at the Main Prize Winners The Berlin International Film Festival 2023 Award Ceremony took place on 25th February. Actress Kristen Stewart served as president of a seven-person international jury. The prize ceremony has often had some unusual choices for winners and this year was no exception. The Golden Bear for […]
Clipper Inspired Is BACK.
We mothballed the travel podcast, but in celebration of the ITB Berlin returning, Clipper Inspired has been revived. From the German capital we’ll be reporting all the news about the travel world. The places to go. When to go? Where to go? How to go?
Diversity in Potsdamer Platz
The star studded 73rd Berlinale came back to life after Covid and hybrid physical events. My interaction with the to Potsdamers Platz fest was limited to invited events. Staying with the times, “Diversity” was front and enter at many professional get to togethers. Giving voice and opportunity to those who were normally excluded from the […]
A Balancing Act at the Berlinale #73
The 73rd Berlin International Film Festival is the first fully in-person Berlinale event since 2020. Before the festival, Executive Director Mariette Rissenbeek and Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian spoke about their objectives this year. Overcoming the impact of the pandemic and closer ties with the U.S. are two such challenges. Meanwhile, there has also been a […]
On Hunting Mushrooms
Today, there was a national holiday in Germany. The weather has changed to fall with trees adding splendid colors. Venturing to the forest an hour outside of Berlin, to Brandenberg, mushroom hunting is a popular past time. This month the fungi were few and far between in comparison to past years. Furthermore, the most noticeable […]
BER Works, Sort Of Not
WORTH IT? The Berlin Airport continues to be an embarrassment. So much for German Efficiency. After a tortuous process, many false opening dates, BER finally opened in 2019. The new airport has been plagued by one crisis after another. Limping its way along from one step from insolvency to bacteria in the water. The recent […]
The Pain & The Pleasure
AGAIN! Another reopening, in time for the summer. We have been through this before. A part of me thinks these lockdowns are a trail run for a societal behaviormodification program. But, a least the city opened again. Life is sort of normal. Whatever that means in 2021. I decided to meet a good friend at the […]
Failure into Failure
The systemic failure of many European leaders is not glaring. Last year this time Chancellor Merkel with a her scientist background basked in the glow of keeping Germany safe during the initial stages of the Covid-19 outbreak. Whereas Donald Trump chose to deny, then bluster his way through the crisis. The German leaders calm path […]
Black Mirror is REAL!
Walking down the Berlin’s most commercial Boulevard on Saturday during the midday. After three months in lockdowns, this is the surreal result. In the old times the side walks would be bustling with shoppers, people hanging out, restaurants teeming. This year, no! As the New Normal grips the world, this once prominent location feels abandoned. […]