Berlinale Talents Live

With this year’s theme of "Common Tongues - Speaking Out in the Language of Cinema", Berlinale Talents sets an example for diversity in filmmaking, tolerance and unity among all those who love cinema and who together with everyone stand for open exchange and freedom in art. The programme consisting of 14 major public talks spans the usual wide range of cinematic disciplines and cultures and invites to enter into conversation with internationally renowned guests and among each other.

Four events will be live-streamed and are afterwards available on demand.

All events will be in English.

Feb 18 | 5 pm

Alternative Narratives: Art as Articulated by Tsai Ming-liang
Revered director Tsai Ming-Liang (in 2024 with Tian bian yi duo yun (The Wayward Cloud) at the Berlinale Classics and with Wu Suo Zhu (Abiding Nowhere) in the Berlinale Special) discusses his craft, from the role of language within his films to his more recent VR projects and installations, a testament to his creative exuberance and restless curiosity.

Feb 20 | 5 pm

Speaking Out: Film as a Culture of Memory
Drawing from their latest works unveiled at the festival, directors Mati Diop (Dahomey, Competition) and Cece Mlay & Agnes Lisa Wegner (Das leere Grab, Berlinale Special) discuss how long-silenced colonial crimes in Africa can, but also need to be addressed through the means of cinema.

Feb 21 | 5 pm

Honorary Golden Bear: In Conversation with Martin Scorsese
Awarded this year’s Honorary Golden Bear for a body of work that has redefined what cinema can do and achieve, Martin Scorsese joins British director Joanna Hogg to share his journey through films and his irrepressible love for them.

Feb 22 | 5 pm

Body Languages: Peaches, Hair and Her Costumes
More than 50 costumes were specifically created for and displayed during Peaches' latest tour, and of course that's just the tip of the iceberg. The iconic musician and her costume and hair designer Charlie Le Mindu discuss their wildly original creations, and what they mean to Peaches. Teaches of Peaches by Philipp Fussenegger and Judy Landkammer, which can be seen in Panorama, draws a portrait of the artist.