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69. Filmfest in Berlin : The Berlinale has to reinvent itself

It was a Festival, the Filmfest. Nevertheless, it must reinvent itself, the Berlinale. Otherwise you will not be a point in; therefore, not more: Berlin.

400 films in ten days, a road movie across the whole world and cross the whole city – what event can offer? The cinema, beset through the Stream in the series, needs a cone of light more than ever. And Berlin is always in need of events, like times. As a city of the world.

The Berlinale has a fundamental Problem. You want to be an audience festival and it was again this year in an offhand way, and at the same time Stars on the red carpet curls. Hollywood basks but rather in Cannes in summer and in Winter, only the Oscars in the head. The Berlinale must therefore address the sense; with the crowd for the heart. People go to the cinema to cry or to laugh with others. Too much art is no art.

The new festival makers to king Kosslick should go to the range after all rows of through and long because films stress in the short term, even if they are politically correct boring. It is also no longer distinguishable, which is the Film running in the official competition, in the semi-official panoramic and the semi-independent Forum. Only the perspective of the German cinema opened in almost every Film-new perspectives – because it relies heavily on young Directors. The Culinary cinema is sick of it. What would also be a Revolution: If there were at Potsdamer Platz, what is Decent to eat. But hey, the tourists want the now time.

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What a lot of people who don't deal so intensely with the Berlinale, really want to: just cards. Here are the Berlinale should again set the cards, for example, by a decent connection to the planning App with the Online sales, or a single opening time for the day box offices of all the cinemas. Also public movie screenings on larger seats, ticket packages for multiple sections or Streaming-Highlights-for-couch cinema would be new steps in the city. And maybe the neighborhood is Berlinale time to Reinickendorf; a little glitter can make use of the old Berlin.

What is the film festival, the new Berlin needs? A that the invisible uncertainty of our time makes it visible.

Of that, the freedom to celebrate freedom (and to designate Chinese censorship in their own competition as such). One that doesn't take itself too seriously. In new Berlin you have to laugh just a little enough to.

But Seriously: The Berlinale power in comparison with a good cut. There are more films by women than elsewhere (almost 40 percent). There are more visitors than anywhere else (almost half a Million). And, full of crass: There is more friendliness than elsewhere in Berlin. People love the cinema, love life. For this reason alone, you can win the Berlinale sweet. Even if she is sometimes too fond of himself.

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Robert Ide

In the Film, is always life itself. Each has its role and is trying to and fill in. But in the end we ask ourselves: What has brought you? Hopefully, a few honest moments. The Berlinale should be in the 70. The year of their re-performance, re-search for them – and even more into the heart of play, not only in the brain.

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