Berlinale 2009: Between Magic and Accident

The Berlinale Talent Campus #7 hosted an informational panel discussion on that elusive array of forces (popularly dubbed fate, chance, or destiny) that exert decisive influence in movies. Convened under the title “Fatal attractions—On Chance and Accidents in Cinema,” the panel, moderated by Dorothee Wenner, included Indian producer Sunil Doshi, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, founder and CEO

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All the World’s a Stage

When you’re in Berlin, and it’s freezing cold, do like the Berliners do: retreat somewhere inside where there is both enchantment and entertainment. A little café and a gleeful group of friends could be enough, but one should not disregard the arts either. The city’s cinemas and theaters can generously contribute to the getting-to-know-Berlin process

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Commemorating Childhood in “The Cult of the Artist”- Paul Klee and Jeff Koons at the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

While waiting in the long queue in front of the Neue Nationalgalerie these days, one has the opportunity to experience once more that forgotten child-like enthusiasm before a magical encounter at the puppet theatre. The shows on display until February fascinate the visitors from two different standpoints: the grand and the minute; 11 giant sculptures

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AY CORE COURSE: Visit to Bode Museum

Week one of the AY winter core course (Art and Politics in Renaissance Florence) was dedicated to giving students an introduction to art history as well as helping them to understand and begin to practice visual analysis of a work of art. The theoretical knowledge that was gained during the week was put into practice

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I can’t just slice off an ear everyday

Berlin will always be calling, with its streets, shops, parks, bars, clubs, faces, museums, galleries, cinemas, squats, walls and under-or-above ground events. The newest inhabitants of Pankow are constantly feeling the pull of this siren´s song. As their activities in class intensify, they value every spare moment that allows them to plunge into the pulsating

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ECLA Berlin Weekend

October 11th and 12th, better known as ‘the Berlin weekend’, were the days when the new students eager to explore the heart of Germany  had the chance to feel the pulse of a city ‘…condemned forever to becoming and never being.’ The programme offered something for everyone: we all got the opportunity to peak into

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Death of a Salesman at Berlin’s Schaubühne

In the final week of the winter term the theatre lab went to Berlin’s famous contemporary theatre, Schaubühne, to see Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Sticking reasonably closely to Miller’s original script, director Luk Perceval reconceives the tragedy of the post-war American dream in post-reunification Germany. Here in Berlin, Miller’s themes of unemployment and

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