tv Arts and Culture Deutsche Welle August 31, 2019 4:02am-4:16am CEST
hello and welcome to news from the world of arts and culture and we'll have all the latest from the venice film festival with my colleague scott rocks who is there also coming up. ancient sites destroyed in syria's civil war are resurrected in virtual reality at the fascinating new exhibition. and adventurous photojournalist whose latest project could be taking photography to new extremes. but we begin at the venice film festival which in recent years has become more and more important as hollywood likes to premiere films there to give them time to build up steam for the oscars in 6 months time i'll be talking to our man in venice scott rocks in a minute but 1st let's take a look at 2 highly anticipated movies marriage stories starring scarlett johansson
and 1st ad astra starring this man brad pitt. its objective was to search for advanced extraterrestrial life the ship disappeared approximately 16 years into the mission and the commander was it was my father's. wish. or the shark. was a great dancer structures. she was a mother who plays really plays. she gives great presence. talk ok.
start. right now over to venice and to our correspondent scott rock's. scott hello now that that is known as a condom. staso you can go for the oscars so have you seen any awards were the movies. well the 2 that you just introduced there i think both have a good chance of making it to the oscars next year mary story in particular i thought was amazing this is basically a sort of an update on kramer vs kramer at the story of a of a divorce told in excruciating detail adam driver and hanson are the pair that split and they're both phenomenal adam driver particular i think if he doesn't get an oscar nomination for this performance all i don't know i'll turn in my card but it was truly excruciating look at a marriage falling apart but done beautifully with just the right touches of humor
i thought it was a really amazing film and. similar with ad astra very different type of movie but the form of the brad pitt in it which is almost almost worthless i mean most movie was looking at him staring into space or thinking deeply very subtle performance that he gives but the the film as a whole is really sort of an abject look at a very personal story the story of a. man and his father and tried to deal with his daddy issues essentially on the down on the biggest cat in the financial bubble on the entire universe now no real film festival would be any good without a bit of scandal what's the big controversy this year. well this year it's roman polanski's film an officer in the spy it's a period drama but it's not really a film it's a fact that roman polanski directed in rome clancy of course oscar winning director a legendary film director of china town rosemary's baby but is also infamous for.
having been convicted of statutory rape over 40 years ago and having fled the united states and being on the lam a fugitive for the last 40 odd years so the controversy is. should a festival like going to celebrate a man who did what role in plants he did by presenting his film in such a glamorous setting as as they are doing ok let's move to the film itself you see in the film what's the film like. the film itself is actually very good i mean whatever you think about roman polanski what if you however you fall in the controversy around him nobody can claim the man is not a great director and this film and often the spies about the dreyfus affair the infamous informatics affair in 1000 century france where a jewish french soldier was falsely accused of treason polanski tells a story like a historical thriller combined with
a courtroom drama and its pacing is great the acting is great a really nicely told story very interesting compelling story well told and it was just about the film i think everybody would be in agreement that this is a great movie the fact that it's polanski that directed it and the fact that they're giving him such a platform to present its film to be celebrated that's what's causing the scandal here. ok what else is coming out in the next week or so what do you getting excited what are people there getting excited about. well people here and myself in particular are getting really really excited about one film joker premier's here and it's a superhero movie and there's never been a superhero movie premiering in venice or one of the great grand festivals but it's both a very different type of superhero movie joker if you're not familiar with a comic book is batman's nemesis the sort of evil clown in the batman comics here he's given his own movie the walking phoenix plays joker but the film apparently is
more in the vein of a martin scorsese film in fact martin scorsese produced the movie it will be a very very dark look at the superhero genre is already getting a huge amount of going in and if it plays like people expect it to here i can guarantee you walk in phoenix will be on the oscar stage at a year's time. to very briefly spanish legendary spanish director pedro almodovar getting a lifetime achievement award in good time. oh yeah yeah i mean well overdue. this crazy spaniard with his young melodramatic and that is insane technicolor movies he transformed european cinema and world said ok we will all go where do we learn anything new unfortunately we have. thanks very much thanks very much scott writes from. now an exhibition is just opened in a museum in the german city of ball which in a way gives hope that some of the ancient sites in the middle east that were destroyed by isis in recent years could be rebuilt with the help of technology it's
a leap of faith but they've been virtually recreated in the exhibition maybe one day such technology could help with real reconstruction. muscle palmyra places that survived millenia before they were reduced to rubble by the so-called islamic state a show at the german art an exhibition hall or one to squint in bonn now resurrects the ancient cities virtually leading visitors on an incredible journey to lost places of once breathtaking beauty destroyed perhaps forever in the real world by war and fanaticism the viewer can fly over the locations on huge screens going into the buildings with 3 d. glasses and getting their own picture it's very important to show a whole group of people of very. on of our side to go over
or through and cared for her of know her progress to destroy and destroy for the most fabulous sides of the war. it's a painful exhibition for many it's here that the extent of the destruction is made clear the world heritage sites within reach. as well it just feels spooky there is strictly looking at this it's horrible how something like this can happen in this day and age. it's a human catastrophe. this is if somehow horrible but you also get the feeling being in the middle of it that you're right there so you may zing. to the projections reason we're in it's of this project
control heritage and prompt questions about its future. so keep however the exhibition also gives hope it also gives the political hope that cultural sites like these can be in pollock's reconstructed thanks to these possibilities and technologies certain whether the structures can indeed be rebuilt is a question that can only be answered in peacetime. incredible . here's a photojournalist who doesn't make life easy for herself or low. interest barrett and keeps coming up with projects that take it to some of the trickiest places to get to around the world right now she wants to scale the highest peaks in as many european countries as possible or if there are no mountains then the highest place in said country and from there take spectacular photos.
all aluminum cans of brighton and dora she's going to scale the nearly 3000 meter corporate rules of the tallest peak in this microstate in the peonies it's part of her current project adventure you have. this card one of this diversity of europe and it's mountainous are really exciting. that one is a tiny little hill totally covered in cow dung that was phil. and then there's the vatican where the hardest part was to stand in line for 6 hours in the heat in front of st peter's basilica. even the ascent of the just 75 meter high tower was to become a rather hot u.s. adventure she braved ice and snow to conquer norway's. she teamed up with her husband to take on portugal's highest mountain the peto at night she's always on the lookout for a unique angle. her breakthrough is a photojournalist came in 2012 with
a story about an indigenous tribes ancestor called in papa new guinea in the south pacific she explored the volcanoes of than a watch who. in 2016 she became the 1st person to climb into the crater of the active ambrym volcano 600 meters down to the edge of the seeding pool of the harbor after. it helped this. guy felt the earth trembling all through my body i smelled the gases and felt the hot wind from the volcanoes on and i realized i'm suddenly a part of nature. and i think this world would be a better one if everyone could stand down there by that pool of lava because you realize how incredibly precious life is and how incredibly precious the earth is that gives you moments like these. the fleet and the couple are taking their one year old son man of up to the summit of the coma petros or he can ride on his mother's back. justin's i'm tired what keeps me going is
a passion for telling stories being here i can see things and feel and smell and taste and experience them and that makes me feel totally alive and i'd like to share this feeling with others through my pictures in a very i can even motivate them to set out to discover nature. and they can discover themselves. and do something with their lives. the photos and videos will loman is collecting for her adventure your projects are indeed an incentive to discover the old world a new. mole on. spectacular photos and all the topics on today's edition on our website of course at v.w. dot com slash culture that's it for this edition no thanks for watching and see you again next week i hope. and.
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