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Teddy Award in 2019 : We are all aliens

vodka can have a positive effect on public speeches – at least when enjoyed in the right amount. The Chinese Director Xiang Zi proves on Friday evening, as it occurs in the people's stage in the Plexiglas booth. She says that she's drunk, and then keeps one of the funniest and most courageous speeches of Thanks of the Evening.

she has won with her debut feature film "Dog barking at the Moon" the Jury Award, the Teddy awards for the best queer festival films. The on several time levels of the end of the game a family drama about a gay Professor with a young lover tells Xiang Zi from the point of view of his pregnant daughter and his wife, who is sinking deeper and deeper into the clutches of a Buddhist sect. to bring

the Film by the censorship you have selected in the summary instead of "boyfriend", the word "lover" for the Partner of the father, tells the Director. Below, we have presented the authority, apparently, immediately a woman. How you responded then on the finished Film, she reveals. But her work in the Panorama program was able to run, suggests in the light of the premiere of the cancellation of Zhang Yimous film in Competition, "One Second" and the generation of program coated "Better Days" on the arbitrariness of Censorship.

Latin America is strongly represented once again

at The conclusion of Xiang Zi says: "Great art is eternal, but politicians should only govern for a limited period of time." This clearly goes against the last year, by the end of the term limit for the presidency. Xi Jinping is the most powerful politician since Mao. Director Xiang Zi will have with her government's critical comment, for sure, not into the heart of the censor catapulted. Let's see how it looks for your next Film.

a Strong presence in the Teddy bear program again this year, productions from Latin America, where the interest in queer cinema materials in the recent time significantly increased. The Oscar for Sebastián Lelios Teddy-winning film "A beautiful woman" last year was the most visible proof. The now residing in Berlin, Chilean Director takes part this time as a competition judge at the Festival and got into the popular stage, to award the Teddy for best documentary at the Chilean Joanna Reposi Garibaldi.

The Community needs to stick together

gets the comic book artist Ralph king-designed trophy with the big Teddy bear for "Lemebel", a portrait of Chilean author, artist and gay activist Pedro Lemebel. How controversial is the 2015 deceased political provocateur is in your home still, shows Garibaldi with the anecdote of a teacher who was recently fired because he had told in the teaching of Lemebel. The struggle of the artist but also in the light of the disturbing developments in Latin America – you mentioned the election of the ultra-right-wing President, Bolsonaro in Brazil – to-date than ever.

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Brazilian movies had dominated the past year, the award ceremony.

this Time, Armando Parças "Greta" is on the nominated list, but the Teddy for the best feature film goes to the neighboring country of Argentina: Santiago Loza receives him for his soul-stirring mix of "Breve historia del planeta verde". His "a short story from the green planet" is about a purple Alien that lives with an old lady. As this dies, her Grand-daughter, Tania, to fulfill the last wish of the grandmother: The alien is to be brought back to the place in the Argentine province, where he first appeared. During this Mission, the trans-woman Tania, Pedro and Danielle will be accompanied, as Outsiders in a Machismo-dominated country. But together they are strong.

Kosslick's predecessor, Moritz de Hadeln comes to the stage

The 1971-born Loza, who has already taken the reader*interior-the price of the news portal contrary, comes to the stage again. Overjoyed, he told with translation help from his producers, his friends were always there for him and the Film for you. "This award is the most important of my life," says Loza. And he also mentioned how hard the times for Trans - and homosexuals are currently in Latin America. Therefore, the Community must hold together, Hand in Hand.

The invocation of the queer solidarity is the leitmotif of the Gala, which will again be hosted by Entertainer Jack Woodhead. As the first speaker of the Teddy bear occurs-inventor and long-standing Panorama section head Wieland Speck to the microphone and calls for United to confront the hostility from the right. He cites gay Director Werner Schroeter, who had said in 2010, a few months before his death in his last Teddy Gala to the audience: "Be in solidarity!"

bacon, gave the panorama line 2017, in this year, the jubilee program to 40. Birthday of the section curated. Now he stops definitively, which is why there is still a huge group hug from staff and companions for him. To do this, the 78-year-old Kosslick even comes predecessor, Moritz de Hadeln on a floor supported to the front and makes a few witty sayings. Kosslick-the successor to Carlo Chatrian is also in the hall, but he does not follow the invitation to the stage. Next year perhaps – the solidarity of the festival is the Teddy certainly be welcome.

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