Shortly before the Berlinale started, sent to the press office quickly a PDF file. It was a 50-page analysis of the gender distribution at the Festival. 7 of the 17 films in competition come this year from women, a good 40 percent. In an international comparison, which is quite remarkable. In addition, festival Directors and selection committees are occupied almost two-thirds female.
Whether this is the reason why us on the Potsdamer Platz, the portrait of the actress Heike Makatsch welcomed the has printed a Sponsor on a poster? Under your face is: "trust in yourself and your ideas." Thus, Empowerment sounds in the year of the women: such as advertising for a cosmetics manufacturer.
The Berlinale visitors who are early in the morning in the Shopping arcades snake, that finally, someone in the Treasury barracks Keyless unlocking and, in any case have only ever experienced a desert of violence against women, if you have to get Tickets for "The Golden glove" of the German-Turks, Fatih Akin. In 2004, he won with "Against the wall" the Golden bear, this year he took Heinz Strunks best seller about the serial killer Fritz Honka, who was murdered in 1970 in his attic flat in Hamburg, several prostitutes and sawed. The body parts he hid in the crates of his apartment.
With raw brutality
His victim, the heavy alcoholic Honka in St. Pauli met in his local pub, The Golden glove, where he was sipping on a glass of grain. The film crew would not have the shot, preferably in the real Campaign – but because the except closed on Christmas eve, never. So it built an worn-out tables in detail and reconstructed the room of Fritz Honka, where the walls with Pin-ups were fully glued. The stench in the apartment must have been infernal – despite the wonders of trees, the Honka everywhere began to stand.
Fatih Akin cut away much rabid joke from the book, but remains consistent. It is a German horror film that conveys a sense of a biotope of flaccid drinkers, where the alcohol raises the Aggression and is also suitable for the diagnosis of ongoing violence potential after the war. Honka is a woman hater, hung up at home with a loved one the song, "A tear goes on a journey". It has something that is of Grace, as Akin staged the log of despair and the raw brutality, without ever a streaky back-the deeds of the aperture would explain Honkas by a childhood trauma. At the same time, the cruelty tilts into the Absurd and stuck in the richness of detail, heart, and heat, which makes everything much more miserable. In the case of the Greeks, the Fritz Honka live, drops sometime maggots from the ceiling.
it's Not reflected
Akin was in good shape, but the end came even more. In "Light of My Life" by Casey Affleck in the Panorama section of the female part of the world's population died from a plague. A few copies have survived, however, held the men captive. Affleck plays a father who spends his daughter as a boy to protect them from the dangers, and her in a tent camp in the forest stories.
Casey Affleck is a sensitive actor, and his second film as a Director turned out to be as barren and intimate Drama, filmed in the snow of British Columbia. He has begun to write, as he was moving to his divorce, temporarily a single dad of two sons. In such a Situation, you will feel a bit as if all the women were gone. "Light of My Life" is therefore actually a education movie, in the day-to-day Apocalypse, the coloring parents, if you are worried about the safety of their children. Terrible notions of abduction and violence, packaged in a disease outbreak scenario, from the Independent cinema.
During the Q&A was allowed, the question is still: How the Film would come out, when all the men had died and a woman had taken over the main role? "It probably would have been better," replied Affleck, who stuck with boots and triple layers, still half in the Outdoor Look. "However, I would not be able to play yourself in the movie." This had its logic, particularly reflecting it worked but, where Hollywood but new to more equality is concerned. Not even a camera woman, has found Affleck, and his producers were all male.
That the salvation would come from Switzerland, I would not have imagined in a dream. But since the filmmaker Carole Roussopoulos from the Valais (1945-2009), one with the French actress Delphine Seyrig (1932-1990) to the feminist video activists of the first hour was all at once. In the archive film "Delphine et Carole, insoumuses" (Forum) represent the unheard-of idea that women could speak for themselves, and defend themselves against the false images of the Female. They filmed their actions in exactly those years when Fritz Honka hosted its butchers. A talk show guest to spread a Patriarchal nonsense, they cut it unnerved faces in between shots – which is clarified, who invented Internet Memes. There were two women, whose names say a lot to a few something.
"The Golden glove": 21. 2. in the cinema. (editor-in-Tamedia)
Created: 10.02.2019, at 18:56