The experience of nascent and confusing feelings is a recurrent theme in the films of André Téchiné (Farewell to the Night, Competition). Join us as the French director takes us through the evolution of his work and the ambiguous characters he creates.
Meet the producers who have nothing to hide. This session invites some of the best in the field of film production to be bluntly honest about their mistakes and catastrophes, before they speak about building robust company structures and bringing businesses back from the dead.
It’s hardly a mistake to question aspects of a beloved art. International Jury members from the fields of acting, directing, curating and film criticism get together to face up to their personal mishaps and faults in the film world. Don’t let this chance for a collective catharsis go by!
Come closer as film critic and philosopher Dana Linssen invites short film directors Jan Soldat and Manuel Abramovich to openly discuss the ways in which they initiate intimate dialogues on taboo topics within the documentary format.
Fourteen-year-old Chakra is sold as a slave labourer to the captain of a Thai fishing vessel. The captain’s rule on board is cruel and arbitrary. Rodd Rathjen depicts the inhuman situation of forced labourers with unsparing images.
Freitas crafts arresting images to portray the struggles of the Landless Workers Movement in Brazil. Activists occupy the grounds of a sugar cane factory in Goiás and begin to farm them: an exercise in ecological mixed cultivation and political utopia.
What's right and wrong is a matter of perception. Young filmmakers and artists from Lesotho, South Africa and Spain debate changing perceptions and question contradictory representations of Africa, which drift in and out of the continent.
Let's conclude this Talents week of 'Mistakes' with lauded writer-director Nadav Lapid. Showing excerpts from his latest film, Synonymes (Berlinale Competition), he discusses how the inevitable existence of contradictions in life is also a driving force for his stories.
Prop and modelmaker Simon Weisse, the magic hands behind the miniature world of Wes Anderson’s films, steps out of his Berlin-based workshop to share the joys and develish details that surround his niche craft.
Chart the metamorphosis of facts into fiction with the directors and actors from festival contenders God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya (Competition) and Skin (Panorama), both of which tell stories deeply rooted in their respective national and political contexts.
The Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung supports German-Arab film collaborations. Following the screening of a previously awarded short film, the 10 nominated projects of 2019 are introduced with screened excerpts and the winners are announced!
Developing ideas is a meandering process. Talents alumnus David Lowery (A Ghost Story) returns to the Berlinale with the aim of unpicking his own thoughts and creative process. So seize this opportunity to wander off the beaten track and into a filmmaker's mind.
Essayist, novelist, screenwriter - the shifts of Roberto Saviano’s authorial guises are consequential. At the Berlinale with the adaptation of his novel La Paranza dei bambini (Competition), he reflects upon the severe effects of speaking truth to lawlessness.
Art-house directors Joanna Hogg and Nanouk Leopold are lovers of cinematic space. This event draws out the multiple dimensions of their films, as they take each other and the audience on a cinematic expedition through the habitats created for the screen.
Director and editor Susan Korda gets critical. Don't worry, it's for your own good: sharing skills learnt from Walter Murch and Michael Rabiger, Susan shows you how to turn mistakes into the stuff of editing room magic.