Stories, people and impressions from the Berlin International Film Festival ("Berlinale").
With “Body”, Małgorzata Szumowska succeeded in making a small, touching movie about how we use our bodies to handle certain things.
Sebastian Schipper’s “Victoria” is a stunner, a breathless Berlin tour-de-force.
Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay face their past as a married couple in “45 Years”.
The Berlinale’s opening film “Nobody Wants The Night”, despite a spectacular cast and gorgeous cinematography, turned out rather pale.
Some trivia, facts and figures.
The 65th Berlin International Film Festival – the Berlinale – starts today: For ten days the German capital will be ruled by cinema. A small outlook.
What decisions would we make if we deliberated carefully about public policy? Alexander Görlach sat down with Stanford's James Fishkin to discuss deliberative democracy, parliamentary discontent, and the future of the two-party system.
For many Europeans the massacre in Arizona is another evidence that political violence is spreading in the United States but this unfortunate event was the deed of a mentally ill person, not a political activist. There is no evidence of an increasing political extremism tearing America apart. Using
The US and Russia don't agree on much - but they are both keen to develop a good relationship with India. How do we know? Look at the arms trade.
More than 50 percent of the world's population now live in cities – and there is no end of urbanization in sight. Harvard economist Edward Glaeser believes urbanization to be a solution to many unanswered problems: pollution, depression and a lack of creativity. He spoke with Lars Mensel about the
Contrary to the mantras repeated by the press, HIV infections are not increasing. We need to move away from activist scare tactics and towards complex risk management strategies.
Nick Bostrom directs the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. He talked with Martin Eiermann about existential risks, genetic enhancements and the importance of ethical discourses about technological progress.