February 2009, berlinale forum

Panel Discussion with Thomas Heise

"Material" by Thomas Heise

Thomas Heise, who is showing both Material at the Forum as well as an early short film as part of "Winter adé" series at this year's festival, will be taking part in a discussion on February 8th with other directors from "Winter adé" on the artistic and political opportunities offered by film in totalitarian situations.

The panel discussion will also include Czech director Věra Chytilová, Polish filmmaker Piotr Szulkin, the German directors Helke Misselwitz, Michael Klier and Rainer Simon and Claus Löser, curator of the series.

The discussion will be held in the Filmhaus at Potsdamer Platz on February 8th at 11:00 am.

Heise is showing one of his earliest documentaries Wozu denn über diese Leute einen Film?, which he filmed during his time at the Konrad Wolf Film School in 1980, in the "Winter adé" series.