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so. but we begin with the american photographer cindy sherman she's this year's winner of the prestigious max beckman prize which recognizes outstanding performances in the artistic field sherman is considered one of the most important and influential artists of her generation throughout her career she has explored identity and the nature of representation in society especially of women. cindy sherman has been photographing herself since the one nine hundred seventy s. but her works are not self portraits in the classic sense of an artist taking a look at their authentic self instead sherman takes on different personas in her own imagine scenarios critiquing gender and identity. in this series for instance she portrays women in their fifty's trying to recant or their last few. years in the only person you see how different they are the one
with the mind's made of hair could be kind of barbra streisand impersonator and she has the kind of hunky got looks sinful and said that women whose guy says hello i'm stupid a fool and sixty six i can suggest you. sherman's photos sell for millions of dollars now sixty five year old artist uses makeup wigs and clothing to create images of women images in which we can often recognize ourselves. as all in you she must have an enormous stock of costumes in a studio. cindy sherman the woman of a thousand faces and not only beautiful ones but also ones that seem ugly or nightmarish. the option in. because she can most indian starting back in the nineteen eighties she was creating work in which fantasies of death and dismemberment perversions the shocking and the nightmarish sad. only
appear to have to flip through some force right. now so disconcerting are her confidence which don't adhere to expectations there's not much to laugh about here. this month that makes these images mostly lied mike all her photos. her photos are all untitled one more way that cindy sherman's work remains cryptic and open to interpretation. there are many facets to the berlin international film festival i'm one of them is the shooting stars project every year the european film promotion networks select ten young actors from around the continent as shooting stars the actors may have already made a name for themselves in their own countries but by inviting them to the film festival it gives them all a chance to hopefully branch out internationally. thank
of the international film world war upon these ten young stars of tomorrow made their big appearance at the berlin international film festival accepting their european shooting star of this year's class includes in america even one from norway and milan markets from serbia. each year the shooting stars come to berlin for a whirlwind four days full of activity with one appointment after the next. they have interviews with the press and they meet casting directors from around the world as well as producers and directors. they take advantage of every opportunity to make their faces known to the film business which comes together in a concentrated form of elena. i thought it was going to feel like just work and. now we have to make contacts and this is a. stepping stone. but i feel like it's much more inspiring and
less than i expected i really happy because if you're a force this great opportunity for me i think it's a big deal for. the main question for me. what about after this award. at your school on one of. your core issue of. march had his biggest success to date with tough lot of which screened in the twenty eighteen billion dollar competition it depicts a group of writers with the soviet state of the one nine hundred seventy s. . the young serbian actor learned russian in just three months and gained twenty kilos all to lend authenticity to his portrayal of the poet sergei duff not of. intimate leave this man is earning praise for her work in sunny other white swan
a biopic of. hollywood star and ice skating legend son yanni the film shows how henne ended up defeated by the male dominated film business the women learn to ice skate like a pro for the role despite breaking several bones in the process. of. shooting stars putting everything they have into their roles and into their time at the ballina and they're rewarded with great interest from around the world i was always loving european films and actors i asked the directors and producers to consider a long list usually of international talent. so remember the names the team them out even on and on much you're sure to be hearing a lot from them soon. joining me from being hans of the film festival is my colleague david levitz david two names to remember the day they joined a few shooting stars who have since become household names. yeah actually
more than a few robin but i can't fill up the whole show i know so i won't list them all i'll just give you a few names ever heard of rachel vice she was a shooting star back in one nine hundred ninety eight now this year she's up for potentially her second oscar for the favorite and her husband the one and only daniel craig he was a shooting star back in two thousand now he's known as double zero seven the whole world knows him as the james bond with the best beach body of the whole another name you might know elisia of the candor of sweden yeah the civic kandor of sweden she was a shooting star not long ago right before she starred in the danish girl now she's laura croft in to murder so this really is a launching pad for international fame here at the bally knowledge. perhaps she will be soon now our attention to the us and the german independent filmmaker. has a new movie with the interesting title i was
a poem but now you've seen it was it interesting. robin let me just tell you what happened in the movie theater as i was saying it i was in the press screening before the world premiere so full of film critics and i have to tell you about half of them at some point or other dozed off for a little bit now that doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad piece of art but it definitely means that the film critics are falling asleep this is not a film for a wider audience i'll tell you a little bit about it though the plot if you can call it a plot is basically the story of a young man who comes home his mother finds him he's covered in dirt we never really find out where he's been and we get a glimpse into this family there's some joyous moments there are moments of of rupture of emotional outburst. but in the end we don't really know what exactly is going on because there's very little dialogue the camera is
very static and actually the director told us at the press conference that she only moves the camera if she absolutely has to if she sees a reason to i personally would argue that keeping your audience awake might be a reason to move the camera. point of contention there ok david thank you very much obviously that that one is in competition but it doesn't look from your point of view that it's going to win david we'll have to leave it for now thanks very much for being with us we'll speak to you again very soon. now turn our attention to the opera singer as dry you see she was a bit of a shooting star in the opera world but was quick to establish herself as a leading siren lowest here in berlin at the start. of a very young age for an operatic soprano she is just twenty seven years old we spent a day with her. i'm an obvious singer and today is
a work day for me. and i'm singing get a say in media. is like a second home for me to. work day begins with warm ups and vocal training. backstage the singers are pretty relaxed many walk around in a bathrobe and slippers. this is my greatest wish my dream is to constantly renew myself. and to never suddenly think i've reached my limit i can't go any further just to show you an elusive think it can be fight again.
the same wrong another hairstyle elsa device of his once again singing the role of justice in the opera the day. the singer with the stunning voice studied in paris and might see her parents are also opera singing yes i. been this deep you know as i did performing on stage since i was six but there's a great picture i have to show you this photo reveals so much about my life up until now well that's if i spent it all on stage even at six or seven and you see how happy i am it's been. backstage during the performance she prepares for next rule and stay up. oh are.
are. it's time for the curtain call. elza device back in costume once again at the end of the day to take our final bow. was i. think. i'm sorry but i have to say i'm relieved because a couple of people told me that it was really good. after the show she autographed copies of her debut album and there was another day in the life of an opera singer comes to a close. and another name to watch. voice not too much good bravo i lock up if you'd like to know more about how any of all
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