No Place to Hide in Tarlabaşı

| Thursday, der 16. March 2017

„Tarlabaşı ist ein Ort zum Abtauchen. Bald gibt es keine Orte zum Abtauchen mehr.“ Der Film TARLABASI UND ICH beschreibt das gleichnamige Stadtviertel Istanbuls nur wenige Gehminuten von Taksim und Gezi Park entfernt, das für kulturelle Vielfalt und dissidente Politik steht – und so ins Fadenkreuz aktueller und auf Homogenisierung ausgerichteter türkischer Politik geraten musste. 

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Berlinale Blog – Streetscapes, Dialogues

| Wednesday, der 22. February 2017

By Andrew Horn Artistic block is a terrible thing. I’ve experienced it and I know others who have, though maybe a lot of people don’t like to admit to it. I know I don’t. Heinz Emigholz in his film “Streetscapes [Dialogue]” (Germany 2015-2017) not only admits it but offers a look at the process of 

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Berlinale Blog – 1984: Future Imperfect, Present Tense?

| Monday, der 20. February 2017

By Andrew Horn When I first looked at the program for this year’s Retro, entitled “Future Imperfect”, it looked to me like it had a real dystopian bent. Movies about alien invasion, nuclear war, mind control, and totalitarianism. Programming of course gets decided way in advance, but today the list of themes sound eerily like 

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Berlinale Blog – My Wonderful West Berlin

| Saturday, der 18. February 2017

By Andrew Horn Having seen and enjoyed Jochen Hick’s 2013 film on gay life in pre-Wall East Berlin, “Out In East Berlin”, I was definitely up for finding out what he had to say about the western half of that parallel world in “Mein Wunderbares West Berlin” (My Wonderful West Berlin, 2017 Germany). Post-war West 

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