The Berlinale begins: Movies about War, Terror and Security


Today’s beginning Berlinale is regarding itself as a political film festival. Thus it is hardly surprising how many films in this year’s Programme bear relation to war, terrorism, extermination or displacement, as already been announced at Wartist. Following, a few words about the relevant movies in this regard, including, of course, links to further information. The titles have been sorted alphabetically according to their section within the programme. Continue reading “The Berlinale begins: Movies about War, Terror and Security”

Embedded Art – Art in the Name of Security

On January 23rd 2009 at 1900h, the exhibition Embedded Art – Art in the Name of Security in the Akademie der Künste (Academy of the Arts) will open in Berlin.1 The exhibition’s concept was designed by the artists’ group BBM (Beobachter der Bediener von Maschinen, Observers of Operators of Machines) that exists since 1989, together with the Akademie der Künste. Continue reading “Embedded Art – Art in the Name of Security”

  1. Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin, Tel. +49-30/200 57-1000

Valkyrie (European Premiere)

Another excellent German film title (not): The Hitler errr Stauffenberg Assassination.  “Valkyrie” already rocked the media boot a little bit: how could the bloody American dare to picturise a thoroughly German hero’s epic like that of the conspirators of 20 July 1944, while there are already quite some German films about it? But there were even more signs of the Occident’s doom, as its leading actor is not even a proper Christian! Now, the film premieres in Europe. Continue reading “Valkyrie (European Premiere)”

BAFTA Film Awards 2009 – Nominees

BAFTA Film Awards

On 15 January 2009, the nominees for this year’s BAFTA Awards of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts have been announced. The awards ceremony will be held on 8 February 2009 at the Royal Opera House in London (UK) and is regarded to be a preview to the Oscar awards (similar to the Golden Globes, awared on 11 January). Continue reading “BAFTA Film Awards 2009 – Nominees”