Berlinale

BERLINALE 2017: WOCHE DER KRITIK

BERLINALE 2017: COVERAGE

By Tara Judah

During the Berlinale the two exist together, alongside but outside of the official festival. Conceived of in 2014, by the German Film Critics Association, Woche der Kritik was born from a frustration with the industry. Calling on critics to take up activism in academic pursuit, they wrote and circulated a manifesto before launching the now established programme of annual screenings and discussions.

BERLINALE 2017: ULYSSES IN THE SUBWAY DE MARC DOWNIE, PAUL KAISER, FLO JACOBS, KEN JACOBS

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By Tara Judah

For me, the affect of 3D holds a specific fascination, as it constructs real life dimensionality (between the viewer and the surface of the screen) from the images (the (re)presentation of something that exists) to create cognitive and theoretical interpretation. So, while immersion may be one way to talk about the affect of 3D, so too might the relationship between the aesthetic pursuance of the ontology of what it (re)presents: an historical, indexical real.

BERLINALE 2017: IMPACT, OR CINEMA-GOING

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By Tara Judah

Amidst the festival buzz of the Berlinale, a new cinema has opened in Berlin: w o l f Kino. With two small screens (between 40-60 seats each), a stylish bar and a multi-purpose studio space that accommodates a screen and temporary projection set up, w o l f announced itself while the majority of its industry players were ferreting about Potsdamer Platz.