Berlinale 2020 – A Mirror of the 21st Century

Berlinale 2020 – One Year After Kosslik The charismatic head of the Berlinale, Dieter Kosslik left after 18 years with amazing successes attached to his name but also growing criticism about the programming of the festival. Instead of finding another Jack of all trades, the Berlinale decided to split the position into artistic director (Carlo […]

Movie Review: Berlinale 2019 Top 3 Picks – Bee’s Bunch of the Best

This year’s Berlinale marked the swan song for Dieter Kosslick, the outspoken and celebrity-friendly festival director. After 18 years he is giving up his reigns and although he has been criticised by some over the last years, his contribution in making the Berlinale one of the top 5 film festivals of the world and the […]

Movie Review: Berlinale 2016

In February there is one unmissable thing in Berlin – the Berlinale. As usual, this film festival is about being eclectic and not all about ‘the competition.’ So the 16 films our reviewer, Sabine ‘Bee’ Koch, got to see, ranged from Japanese thrillers, Iranian ghost stories and the very first queer movie  – 1919’s silent […]

Forget 50 Shades of Grey here’s 7 Shades of Bärchen at the Berlinale

So yesterday was the premiere of “50 Shades of Grey.” Do we care? Not much, but our Berlinale correspondent, Sabine Koch, happened to be there by coincidence. I was at the Zoo Palast, one of Berlin’s oldest and most beautiful movie theatres, recently renovated and once again at the center of the Berlinale. I got tix […]

How to do the Berlinale – an insider’s tips

Some advice from a seasoned veteran on “How to do the Berlinale” It’s February in Berlin and that means The Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, known as the Berlinale, and it’s dominating the face of my town writes Sabine Koch, guest contributor. During the 10 days of films, parties, markets you can get a glimpse of the world of […]