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international film festival. she was a love addict and a serial cheater and wasn't afraid to write about it as part of our series on classic german books we look at the poetry 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 all bollywood movies but that's where the similarity ends it's about a poverty stricken indian family whose song rights angry hip hop lyrics and smokes marijuana and it got standing ovations at the premiere. which got the boys about rap and freedom from society's expectations for what it would have. made a guy even a group they. were going to visit with
a guy. nobody you know but you know. the search for nothing what even is in a way that is going to get some money i got. a movie with the beat that kept on at the world premiere in berlin. where michael also will see god god will be doing a bit of put. downs went wild for hindi film stars round here saying and i'll be up out. 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. with a driver no go to go down no kind of an ego you fit for that but. that's not what i want what i get i got you're not going to. tell me boy tackles
india's caste system and traditional gender focus a progressive message from directors iraq time. i think because remember i cannot believe i want to put straw man on screen i also want to get the pilot man i want to know what i want to scream so i like the women so often that. so yeah and the gully boy cast bringing fresh life taken the film. done. so looks 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 bully would cease 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 belly nala it's always had
a place in its heart for bollywood some of the biggest bollywood stars of all time and 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 ballet 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 intertwining 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 you know get up and dance yeah well let's change those attacks to a serious movie premiere of a completely different kind of documentary with the connection to the iranian revolution forty years ago briefly to others about. yes i mean you
teach at the top it's born of veena 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 one of their birth 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 you know. to 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 the conversation that 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 arms of these documentary movingly depict 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 in mainz the country that i can travel to it's the place my parents when they were as young people were dreaming of. social justice of equality 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 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. 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 francis 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 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 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 so that what had. what do you think how do you think your film can help. dressing 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 they're 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 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 built on denial that. because you're quite well known actress here. what do you think about the portrayal of refugees on screen you famously played a role in four blocks a very famous series here where you do play sort of a refugee type character the baby it's a bit stereotypical what do you think of the trail of refugee characters on screen but 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 shadow but we can actually you know we are 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. thank you so much serves i. back you up. thank you very much and indeed thank you very much enough film is called born in moving on to a hundred musri has compiled a list of one hundred german classics that are available to the english 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 and 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 dizzy how borzois is love comparison to love someone must have loved me did you love me how about 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 as alaska should i was right in
the middle of it in her day she was called the greatest poet as germany ever had. incidentally today is the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of glasgow's shewn as. i am the hundred most raids on our website at v.w. don't call them slash. but sold for today thanks ever so much for watching to join is again soon until then i.
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