Tag: Berlinale

  • Berlinale 2020

    Take A Chance to Redeem  “In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity” by JFK.  The countdown to Berlinale has begun. But before 70thedition of film festival has unrolled a single film reports from local press have painted a glooming picture. A crisis in the making months before the first walk on […]

  • Berlinale Saved Me

    Berlinale Saved Me

    Rejection is a form of Protection  “It is not enough for a film festival to be righteous. The films shown should be engaging.” I did not attend the Berlinale this year “because of the limited space”.  The likely reason, the Chat Cinema podcast I produced criticizing the festival.  Someone took offence.  Reading over the reviews of the […]

  • Stars in Bulgari

    Stars in Bulgari

    Why not a GLAM, GLAM night out on the town? The Berlinale has rolled into the city. Stars, filmmakers, celebrities descend on the capital for work and fun.  Luxury brand BVLGARI’s annual party is always a high point on the festival nightlife calendar. This year at The Secret Garden, an old theater in the Mitte […]

  • Chat Cinema Episode 2

    Our Real Feelings on the Fest. If you ask film critics a question you will get an response.  If you ask film critics for opinions, get the pen and paper ready.   We love the Berlinale but feel the time has come for major changes. This is the space for hundreds of journalists, complete with […]

  • Berlinale 2019 Preview

    Berlinale 2019 Preview

    The 69thBerlinale is shaping up. French Academy Award winning actress Juliette Binoche heads the festival jury starting February 7th2019.  Danish director Lone Scherfigs “The Kindness of Strangers” opens the winter cinema event. According to the press film’s release,  the ensemble work stars Zoe Kazan and Bill Nighy as a group living in New York. Lone, […]

  • Coming Soon in 2019

    The first part of 2019 is busy as busy can get for us.  There are so many events: First, Pitti Uomo in Florence, The great menswear show for mens style. Then, Milan Fashion Week Men, Paris Fashion Week Men in January are on the agenda.  February kicks off with show business glamour.  The 69th Berlinale […]

  • The Up and Comers

    The Up and Comers

    The Shooting Stars is a European Project promoting up and coming talent in cinema. Each year 10 performers are chosen by film professionals for their work in media. European Shooting Stars at the Berlin International Film Festival 2018. Franz Rogowski from Germany Irakli Kvirikadze from Georgia Jonas Smulders from The Netherlands Matteo Simoni from Belgium […]

  • From Berlinale: Michaela Coel

    A Future Star With Personality London born actress Actress Michaela Coel is effervescent.  When it came to chatting during press interviews at the Berlinale for the European Film Promotion program,  Shooting Stars, she exploded with energy.  Admitting  to not having filters, a character trait since childhood, her confidence glowed during the round table press chats.   A […]

  • Fake It Til,,

    Fake It Til,,

    FAKE IT! The age of “fake it til you make it” is upon us. The “Bling Culture” is about of looking rich if you are not. A substitution quick fix as a result of income inequality, lack of access to a better life so people show off. In your face consumption means being humble is […]

  • A Small Gem

    A Small Gem

    Shockwaves (Warning: There are spoilers in this review) Television is having a Golden Period now. Fortunately, quality programs are not exclusive to the United States or Great Britain.   I met a Berlinale film festival colleague for an evening drink. We started talking about the past festival, our dislikes then our few likes. The Berlinale […]