Since 1977, the Berlin International Film Festival has organised film history Retrospectives in cooperation with the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen. The Retrospective is always dedicated to an important director or a film history theme. The Retrospective brings German and international films back to the big screen, often with a restored version or new copy. Contemporary film is positioned within a historical context.
Lectures, discussions, readings, publications
The Retrospective programme is complemented by a series of events at the Museum für Film und Fernsehen including lectures, panel discussions with filmmakers and experts, readings and documentaries. For each Retrospective, an additional publication is conceived and edited. The books take an in-depth look at and shed light on the subject from various angles, providing a historical context.