GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL
After two years of being conducted virtually due to COVID-19, 73rd Berlin International Film Festival have come live again on 16th Feb, Thursday and will run till 26th of February. It is the among the largest film festivals in the world and is actually the largest festival in Europe. It is an annual event and is held in February every year. It will screen around 300 films throughout this week.
This year, the opening film is Rebecca Miller’s latest She Came to Me, starring Peter Dinklage, Marisa Tomei, Joanna Kulig, Brian d’Arcy James, and Anne Hathaway.
The film is called as an exploration of “love in all its forms,” and is set up in New York City, centered on composer Steven Lauddem (Dinklage), who has lost inspiration and unable to finish the score for his big comeback opera. his wife Patricia (Anne Hathaway), formerly his therapist, asks him to set out and look for his inspiration around the world. What he discovers, the synopsis reads are much more than he bargained for or imagined.
Sean Pennis all set to premier his new doc “Superpower” which also features Former comedian and actor, Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Mr. Zelensky joined and did the opening of the festival via video link. The festival also marks the completion of Russian-Ukraine war and thus Mr. President urged the artists and filmmakers to support Ukraine against Russia.
This year 18 films will compete against each other for the Golden and Silver Bear awards.
The jury for this year’s festival is headed by actress, screenwriter and director Kristen Stewart. She is joined by Iranian French actress Golshifteh Farahani, German director Valeska Griesbach, Romanian director Radu Jude, US casting director and producer Francine Meisler, Spanish director Carla Simón, and iconic Hong Kong director and producer Johnnie To.
Berlinale, the film festival was started to end the interracial boundaries and for the culture to come together. The main purpose was to end the boundaries and walls-built post war arena between the countries and to come together for art and culture. Till Now it is considered to be most political event in all international film festivals.