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prayed to write about it as part of our series on classic german books we look at the poets as. nine hundred twelve confessional my hols. thoughts we begin with a bollywood film with a difference golly boy had its world premiere international film festival over the weekend yes it's a love story like old bollywood movies but that's where the similarity ends it's about a poverty stricken indian family whose son writes angry hip hop lyrics and smokes marijuana and he got standing ovations at the premiere. of the big boys about rap loud and freedom from society's expectations for him or whatever but i think the whole focus of the. guy even to do you think. it's a guy. people
nobody even you know. the jordan saudi even in a way that. when i got. a movie with the beat i kept on at the world premiere in berlin. where buckles who also will see god will be to whom a political junkie. fans went wild for hindi film stars round here saying and i'll see about. you in the movie run for your sings character more dreams of making it big as a rapper and he needs all the support he can get. it out with a driver no gotta go big and no credibility to you for that but. that's not what i want what i get what i get are not i believe the big. boy tackles india's caste system and traditional gender roles is
a progressive message from directors oh yeah. i think being a female director not to do i want to put strong women on screen i also want to have the kind of man i want to know out of one screen so i like the tough the women so often that. so yeah and the gully boy cast bringing fresh life taking the film. done. so it's very different and joining me now the hospital is my colleague scott rocks from scott so that the premiere of galley boy in berlin i mean bollywood scenes because of the. yeah you know very much so i mean the hindi hip hop is a bit of a new one for me but in terms of the daily nala it's always had a place in its heart for bollywood some of the biggest bollywood stars of all time i mean shah rukh khan probably the greatest and most famous bollywood star has been
here several times very famously he danced a bollywood dance with the belly now the director dieter cosily that's a performance you can i think find online if you look carefully but the connection between bollywood between india and berlin has been very very strong and it's actually great because one thing bollywood films do so well is provide a joyous experience or they can be such intertainment delightful movies and particular with the ballet not often we have very serious very very political films all very very good but in between all those sometimes you just want to get up and dance yeah well let's change the time to a serious movie premiere of a completely different kind of documentary with a connection to the iranian revolution forty years ago briefly tell us about. yes i mean you tease at the top it's a born of venus it's a documentary and what we quickly take a look but i can just say this it's
a film that examines the trauma of forty years ago in particular how it affects the generations from then and from now the iranians living in exile let's take a look. the film is a leap into the past saturday sets off to find out more about the circumstances and the rebirth in iran's most notorious prison for political dissidents when a hardline shiite cleric ayatollah khomeini proclaimed the islamic republic of iran in one nine hundred seventy nine it was the start of a theocracy that brutally persecuted its critics and opponents to which saudis parents belonged in her film she tries to get her parents to talk about their time in prison. to home where you are and i was going. through a portion. from.
the first. round as. her mother finds the topic much more difficult to talk about. i even showed her a trailer i had made and hope that it would open up a conversation and we would finally talk and cry a little and everything would be said and in fact she was very moved but eventually the conversation did not come up. and most of my i'm sorry's documentary movingly depicts her need to understand her family's history but it ends with her understanding how difficult it is for her parents to revisit that traumatizing past this is handguns and. yes i'm very glad to be joined here by actress and director of i am sorry rector of born a fiend thank you for joining us thank you for letting me be here. your film is is
very very powerful but maybe because we're now on the fortieth anniversary of the islamic revolution in iran maybe i ask you what do you think now when you see these images from from from back then we're seeing them all of the news today and in other days around this this fortieth anniversary what goes through your mind when you see those images. well to be honest it's very strange for me because it's still been manes the country that i can travel to it's the place where my parents when they were as young people were dreaming of. social justice of the quality of democracy and the way the revolution has been hijacked by the regime that is now in power has led to us living in exile has led to these severe human rights abuses that if we have been victimized doesn't that mean they're you five years later i'm trying on my quest to find out what has happened because there's no actual dealing
with the crimes committed in the eighty's i mean obviously the reagan revolution is a national trauma but as your film really pulls out it's also very much a personal trauma or a series of personal traumas. in going through this experience and making this movie. did you find the answers that you were looking for. i think there is a vengeance. without giving anything away i realize that at the end you know we don't have as a second generation we don't have a right france's we can't demand from the survivors to give us the end says you know just the surviving per se is already such a success but we have a right as a second generation follower questions and the right to develop our narrative and because it's important how we will transmitted and for the collective memory as well so so i think it wasn't so much about the questions but it was finding all a voice as a second generation and that's something that you really bring out the film the
fact that. the second generation is still carrying this burden of that history of the secrets that were told of this question is that what had. what do you think how do you think your film can help. addressing this particularly with the iranians of second generation people like yourself well i actually don't even think that it even though it uses the specifics of the iranian topic it actually my ambition or my my approach was to make it much more universal to really see how much our lives are how are they shaped when there is denial when there is not being the shadows not acknowledged the crimes are not acknowledged and what it to portray what it means if one of the family member goes on the quest and reveals that process and looking into the dark chambers of the past and eventually you know acknowledging them and then coming out and i'm trying to do you know be maybe somehow an example for people so that to find that courage to to do so because it's important and we
can build up the society build on denial that you just briefly asked because you're quite well known actress here. what do you think about the betrayal of refugees on screen you famously played a role in four blocks a very famous series here where you do play a sort of a refugee type character the baby it's a bit stereotypical what do you think of betrayal of refugee characters on on screen well i think it's very. necessary that we have other voices behind the structure we have meaning having us as the writers as the directors who can share our stories who can share what it means to have have experienced human rights abuses what it means so that the idea of human rights doesn't become shallow but we can actually you know we're witnesses of the. voices need to be heard and often they're cliché and stereotypical because they're not told by the people who actually have experience yeah well thank you so much. and back to you rob. thank you very much indeed thank you very much in the film is called born.
moving on to one hundred must read steve has compiled a list of a hundred german classics that are available. and today we're going to have a look at a book written by a woman addicted to love no surprise then that it's called my halt it's never been so easy to break up with someone is over and sent used to be people would write letters like the author. who confessed her serial infidelity in a series of letters to her husband open letters published in a magazine. talk about a rough breakup. didn't spare anyone the details of her numerous affairs my heart is a collection of those one hundred open letters to her husband and that was back in one nine hundred twelve berlin was pretty wild back then. it is wonderful to be in
love so intoxicating so overpowering so irresponsible the heart is always. how bush was his love the comparison to be in love someone must have loved me did you love me that's her husband who has loved me. as alaska's true love was practically addicted to love she was always madly in love with someone and writing about it even in her old age but my heart isn't just about the thrill of fresh love or the demise of her marriage it's a who's who of the buzzing artistic scene of bohemian berlin you may have heard about berlin in the one nine hundred twenty s. but the years before world war one were also a time of flexible morals and rampant affairs and those alaska should i was right in the middle of it in her day she was called the greatest poet as germany ever had
. and today is the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of glasgow soon as. i am the hundred must read on our website at v.w. don't call them slash culture but soul for the day thanks ever so much for watching to join us again soon until then. france's yellow rebellion a movement against my call. it was about your boil over it something like this is really dangerous. below this movement has france's leadership on the defensive.