december 2020, berlinale forum

Berlinale Spotlight: 50 Years of the Forum in New York

As part of the Berlinale Spotlight series, the Arsenal iis presenting a selection taken from this year’s Berlinale Forum anniversary programme along with the German Film Office, an initiative of German Films and the Goethe-Institut New York. Together with film curators of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Berlinale Forum has put together six programmes entitled "Comes the Revolution: The Berlinale Forum at 50", which can be seen online on the website of the Goethe-Institut from December 14 to 20.

october 2020, berlinale forum

Forum 50 Follow-Up

As a follow-up to the 50th-anniversary Forum program at this year’s Berlinale, we will show two more films from the first Forum in 1971 this month, starting with LETTERA APERTA A UN GIORNALE DELLA SERA (Open Letter to the Evening News, Francesco Maselli, I 1970, 12.10.) A group of Marxist intellectuals responds to an appeal by an evening newspaper with an open letter in which they propose to head a delegation joining the war in Vietnam. When approval and interest begins to flow in from across Europe and even Vietnam’s Communist Party accepts the proposal, the group finds themselves in trouble. ICH LIEBE DICH, ICH TÖTE DICH (Uwe Brandner, BRD 1971, 19.10.) was described by its director as “a picture story from home.” A young teacher arrives at a remote village in Bavaria’s Altmühltal region. There, wealthy gentlemen have created a hunting ground for themselves at the edge of the wilderness. The friendship with the local gamekeeper develops into a love affair, which heralds the end of the fragile idyll.

february 2019

50th Berlinale Forum

The 50th Berlinale Forum will take place from 20 February - 1 March 2020 as part of the 70th Berlinale. Information about online submissions can be found at the Berlinale...