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tv   Arts and Culture - News  Deutsche Welle  January 29, 2019 7:45am-8:01am CET

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if you can these awards all he feels is looming. and taking german literature around the world i'll be talking to my colleague david levitz will be telling us all about one hundred must read steve w.'s definitive list of german books available in english. but first the cold. it was voted best opera house in the world a couple of years back its artistic director barry kosky best director a year before that and the accolades keep coming now koskie has a brand new production of what must be one of the most popular operas in the repertoire puccini's lab it premiered on sunday night. nineteenth century paris a group of crazy artists enjoying life the setting for puccini's masterpiece labo
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m. . when this seems trust me arrives on the scene a sweet and tragic love story begins. it's now being staged by the artistic director of berlin barry kosky when you take a piece that's completely unknown it's it's always much easier to do a production because the audience and the artists and the critics they don't know it so it's the complete opposite love away because it's one of the top three most played in five time the piece drips with nostalgia and that piece drips with expectation. and kosky satisfies those expectations his puccini is quite traditional. the cooper show is one of berlin's big three opera houses because he has been at the helm for ten years. he transformed the
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rather conventional commercial and put it on the world map in twenty fourteen the ultimate accolade the international opera award. the. inventive staging of mozart's the magic flute first got the world's attention . the director went on to rediscover berlin's roaring twenty's. and he brought leonard bernstein west side story to the coma. i. think steve. today. without kosky is almost unthinkable. in his latest production designer and demise are bedfellows as is so often the case with put genie.
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in the d.n.a. of all right operas that are dealing with these subjects erotic and and death and a walk hand in hand was. so it's inevitable that in level and mimi must die in the most dramatic way it's the female character is many a who is etta who set the tone here with the genie there is no question she's on the side of women we've tried to present to me that's not this do move fragile little flower she's just this young girl. kosky needs puccini. and once again. it's grand opera. that is definitely an opera house with
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a difference now moving of the world of literature if you're not sure what book to read next d.w. has the one hundred says in fact my called david leavitt's is the brazilians are of all series one hundred german must reads david welcome now we'll be featuring a different book from the list every week this must have been quite so reading mattress it was you know i was i was pinching myself thinking i've got the best job ever can this be real on the one hand and on the other hand i was worried that i was going to go permanently cross eyed. literature team and i read tens of thousands of pages for this project and we came up with a reading list that could keep the average reader busy for maybe a few decades but don't let that intimidate you because we've made it very easy to pick and choose with one hundred short videos each about a different book all the books are translated into english and there's something here for everyone whether you're new to german lit or you're an expert already
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we've got page turners for your next trip to the beach we've got literary heavyweights the whole spectrum of german history two world wars the berlin wall we've got crime novels i five dancing polar bears it is all there. one of the books on the list is. the plants are a classic which takes place just down the road from here before we look at it is there anything we need to know well this is an absolute classic and it's a it's a first hand view at berlin of the one nine hundred twenty s. this very wild period right before the nazis take power this is a period of time actually that still fascinates filmmakers and writers today that may be one of the reasons that it's one of our top most feared videos on social media so far ok ok so let's have a look. hardly anywhere in berlin has seen as much transformation as the area around i think sunday plots today it's a living monument to the cold grey architecture of communist east germany but
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before world war two it was filled with narrow crowded streets in the roaring one nine hundred twenty s. it was a center of nightlife riddled with crime. and. berlin aleksandar plots but i do believe it is the story of an ex convicts named france be brought cop who's just served time for beating his girlfriend to death not a great guy when france gets out of prison for lynn is no longer the city he once knew it's the one nine hundred twenty s. of his neighborhood has turned into a frenzied cesspool of parties and sick how's it got to keep his nose clean in a place like. the book is a tour through rowdy bars and dance halls like this one fashions from the house where the author himself was known to have a good time now keeps getting into a brawl as he keeps getting knocked down over and over and so finally he gets some sense knocked into much misfortune comes of walking alone if there are several of
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you that is already better you have to get used to listening to other people because what others say concerns me when i see who i am and what i can take on author i've played to glean worked as a neurologist so he had some pretty good insight into the darker sides of humanity his nine hundred twenty nine novel paints berlin as the home of crooks pimps and prostitutes berlin alexander plots was a huge success but being jewish and a socialist had to flee germany for his life when the nazis took over after world war two he came back to germany from the us but he couldn't stand it so he left again this time for friends berlin has been turned into some pretty good movies but none of them. matches the book. i reckon you have got the. this is this project is the
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first of it's cawing and it's a chance for readers all over the world to get german language orses now why should we be reading german the literature in translation gives a deep insight into places that we personally may never go to people we may never get to meet and germany in particular isn't all the headlines today german history people see in hollywood movies they read about it from now on german authors but you're not going to get to really know these topics until you see them from an insider's perspective so why not go straight to the source i have to say that i've been really it's been really wonderful to see the global interest in german literature my colleagues have been accused of buff and i got to meet with readers in india recently she hosts the german versions of the videos and the readers we met at our presentations in delhi told us they actually thought the books on our list were relevant to their own country to their own lives how amazing is that but you know that's what good literature does it's local in scope but it's human enough
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to resonate with the whole world so now we're looking forward to taking this project to book fairs and london and san francisco and in taipei and seeing how people there react it's been really refreshing so far to see how excited people still are about books very briefly have you got a favorite. but will have to show it another week but that's blood brothers buy a house now also takes place in berlin in the one nine hundred twenty s. it's rough when i decided to take a david thank you and we'll be looking at a classic every week as david said culture now all on sunday night the screen actors guild awards were held in los angeles and it's continuing to be a highly unpredictable. world season is the big winner this time was black panther with the top prize of outstanding performance by cast in a movie. the best went to remy malik four but he meehan wraps the day
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and best actress was glenn close the amazing turn close for a fantastic performance in the wife. and nothing incidentally for a star is born which should lead the way with four nominations so how important are these awards to the sags as they're known and which are only for actors we asked our film expert scott rocks for that and also his favorites for the oscars. sag award doesn't guarantee an oscar but suppose you can get because you see the group the votes for the oscars the academy the largest voting bloc within the academy are actors so if they pick a sag winner it tends to go on to win the oscars and you can see last year that was the case all four of the actors who won last year one oscar last year want to sag before for the same role you had frances mcdormand and sam rockwell but me winning best actress and best supporting actor for their roles in three billboards i was
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there but what we still don't know is who's going to win the oscars this year and if i had to place a bet i'd go with a film it's got ten nominations. romance a black and white spanish language film from mexico that recreates the director's childhood in the one nine hundred seventy s. mexico city. there's another black and white four language film of i think could have a good chance at the oscars it's called cold war it's a polish movie from the director who won an oscar a couple of years ago with eva for my money this is maybe a little bit better than roma it's a beautiful love story told over a couple of decades crossing the borders of the cold war.
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interesting from scotland to black and white movies not really mainstream anyway that's it for this first edition of our culture don't forget to check out websites that. hopefully join us again for the next edition we leave you with pictures from the.
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