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The Berlinale Forum and Forum Expanded invite you to entrust yourself to the sheer diversity of cinema: here you will find essayistic and hybrid forms, forays into film history, unconventional works of fiction, self-reflexive documentaries and any number of spaces for experimentation. This also involves thinking about the medium of film, setting discourses in motion, accompanying aesthetic strategies in analytical fashion and discussing the role of cinema in society – in sound, image and text.  

Exploring the Voiceover in Film

A close-up of two men. The first is standing with his back to the camera, the second can be seen in left side profile. It is dark and foggy. They are illuminated from the left.

Filmmakers on the Voiceover in Film

Many films in our programmes explore the possibilities of the voiceover. We asked filmmakers who screened at recent editions of the Forum and Forum Expanded to write about this cinematographic technique, with their answers running the full gamut from the analytical to the personal, from the general to the specific and from the lyrical to the concrete – each text the product of a unique voice.

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