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sixty nine burnin film festival about it is about to get underway and it will be the last fall festival directed to a costly he's been in charge for nearly two decades and in that time he's raised its profile by one of the major film festivals in the world talking to my colleague melissa holroyd about what's in store this year but first a look back ten year. we caught up with to talk us look at butlins film and television museum. the current photo exhibition there on the history of the bally nala also tells his story as festival director. he took over the helm in two thousand and one. for me characters here exciting because it's such a huge festival. number of initiatives we've expanded the film market the co-production market cooperation with the book and the biggest project was the talent campus called simply talents today. more than seven thousand young people
have been at the bell and nearly ten percent of the films we've shown each year of involve someone from the talent companies whether as a director actor rules designed to. design a. coslet also gave german sentiment a special platform including inviting german directors to the main competition. i. was really the first year that we started it will always having a german production in the competition the entire sometimes as many as four. interesting when you look at the statistics these german films all the actors in these german films a lot of silver bear awards and feeling. and german turkish director fattish akon even won the main golden bear prize for best film in two thousand and four for his powerful relationship drama head on.
that's right was the moment that was a big moment i realized that on the red carpet arab language t.v. stations were suddenly there the whole world flew in from you for all i found when the rolling stones walk down the red carpet in two thousand and eight that was a dream come true for a cause like a passionate music fan they presented their documentary shine a light directed by martin scorsese. for after but as a qualifier the leader of the press conference he said he would thank you ditto for inviting us if i don't i wasn't there but someone wrote out and said hey you should download that is your ring tone. thank you i didn't download it but it was a great evening one of the best experiences i've ever had here. is that he had to. cuss like how skillfully struck a balance between hollywood glamour and powerful films addressing politically
relevant topics in twenty fifteen the jury awarded the golden bear in absentia to a rainy and director jeff harp on a he was forbidden to leave the country the next year the main prize went to fire at sea and italian documentary about the refugee crisis cost. also turned the belly knowledge into the world's largest publicly accessible film festival with hundreds of screenings across the city film fans have the chance to see their idols up close even global superstars like shah rukh khan. trouble comes to decent shah rukh khan did the red carpet and went up to his fans even hugging which never happened people usually just take selfies i don't think anyone has as many fans as he has. after eighteen years in the spotlight this is due to a cost looks final barely knowledge he leaves behind a legacy that will go down in film history. and my
colleague mr horowitz and now now it's his song but he's leaving behind a pretty vibrant festival he's leaving behind a very very good legacy he's certainly raised the billion dollar to be among the three best festivals in the world the other two festivals can and venice there are a lot more focused on the competition itself but the berlin knowledge is really a festival for the people which is also why it became so big it's also a very political festival what i think is interesting is that what he's praised for here what we've just seen is also what he's been criticized for people say that the berlin ali is too big and that that means the standard has gone down and they also say that he's willing to like to take political risks but not really cinematic ones it's always going to happen i was there i mean ok it's his last belinelli walk since store for us well over four hundred films for
a start seventeen of those films are in competition for the golden bear and seven of those seventeen have been directed by women just thinking about the venice festival where only one of their films in competition was directed by a woman in twenty eight ok let's look briefly at the competition. what's call your art the opening film for a start the kindness of strangers that's called by danish director lone a share. it's a modern day fairy tale about outsiders who cross paths in a new york restaurant ok and mr jones and i have to choose another film by star polish director agnieszka holland it's about a journalist who travels to moscow in one nine hundred thirty three and discovers the myth behind the communist utopia ok for the moment thank you let's have a look at.
ok so you. see the. river guard in london i'm on my way. yeah reds i've been trying to reach you so we're coming here. again this time arranging an interview with please tell me you know way go through what we do around here you see if. there is a lot of. this and i read. something. like. paul. paul. you know what i hate. ok that couple films become just what about other ones in the panorama section there is a film called flatland by jennifer bast which tells the story of three very
different women in south africa who embark on a journey of self discovery. the images here. and we've talked about being female directors who is a few and. the world judy have been all shot this year is the jury president absolutely yes she's a very very welcome jury perjury president a lot of people are very very pleased about that she said and a huge career herself both in france and around the world will well actually we're going to have more on julia and shahram things getting a lifetime achievement award that she's getting a golden bear for a lifetime achievement that's right all right thank you for fun. thanks very much melissa sorry and that's just
a taste of culture course we'll be diving into the festival on a regular basis here on arts and culture over the next ten days now it's time for our series baking bread our europe correspondent matters is a passionate bacon has taken on the task of baking the national bread of each european union member states including britain will have to do that one quick anyway he mixes it also with some local history as well this week it's portugal. a little bit dusty that's what they used to say about this part of the you. know country of aging infrastructure traditional dances melancholy people and even more melancholy fish want to go is the oldest state in europe its borders have remained the same since that twelfth century but the country has changed radically.
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