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cannes film festival. is in the family the personal story. is the. sheds light on how germany's legacy. is still affecting generations. and series. takes his skills to new heights with the austrian. so that was looking good but we're starting with some exciting news on the festival front and i'm joined by my colleague scott ross for our film expert scott can has just announced a new jury president for this coming may so tell us about yeah i was on. to the for time oscar winning director of one of the everything of babel birdman of the revenue at the level of the phenomenal phenomenal director and i think it's a huge coup for hanna my pity because he is in my opinion the best director working
today and it's kind of nice as well because it's sort of a homecoming for a new veto because his very first film amourous paris premiered in cannes one thousand years ago ok so he's got a long history there but judging by the last few years at the oscars there's a real mexican wave that you could almost call it sweeping world cinema it's a plot even possibly to get old trumps ira yeah it's funny because it's true last six years it's been five mexican directors have won best directors maybe from builds that will finally an american will get a chance to win the best director oscar but no i mean seriously it's it's quite interesting because this generation of mexican directors they've done something very very special and what i think they've done is they've combined one of the european style of cinema storytelling with the sort of american approach to to movie making and you really see it in work i mean you films like morris paris or more beautiful and these films are really much really very much in the european
tour style of sanaa making but it was made films with huge hollywood movie stars as well i mean like babel with people and brad pitt or michael keaton in birdman another great stand alone over four bits and of course the revenant with leonardo di caprio and i fuge bayer but so what he's done here is he taking time a very sort of personal european style of. filmmaking and combined it with that big sweeping hollywood movie tradition a mantra stay true to both tradition both traditions at the same time so exciting stuff in store for can we're going to stop there just for a moment but i am coming back to bear with me because our next story could make a great screenplay one day nearly every family has its hidden secrets but it's quite extraordinary not to mention scary and destabilizing to see your own parents arrested for espionage german author deck has just published
a novel that was inspired by events in his own family in divided germany a story that says light on the impact of lies and deceit on generations of germans . the german spy museum in the center of berlin this man is no ordinary visitor and it's no coincidence that he's come here and is looking at the collection of dead drops dick brown's grandparents were spies they worked in east germany for west germany's foreign intelligence agency and they used dead drops which could be something his in conspicuous as this nutshell to exchange secret intelligence their story took a fateful turn one that had consequences across three generations eventually catching up with dick brown's inspiring him to write his novel. go you know i think every novel is autobiographical in some way and this one is especially so i used the story of my family but only certain details about your inspiration for my
story was the arrest of my grandparents in one thousand nine hundred sixty five this is the starting point of my story. because it's the arrest of the browns in east berlin set the family drama in motion pounds was sentenced to fifteen years in prison and his wife to eight years. novel those events are the start of a difficult time for martine the couple's eighteen year old son and the author's alter ego. friends and neighbors cut him off and brand mark him as the child of traitors that was what hina stix father did in fact experience. he's talked a lot to his son about what happened back then breaking the silence in the family after many years of my young going to the school and moving other things were more important part it was part of developments that were present but we were relatively young back then i joined the east german army and there were other things that were
important so it was repressed only in as much as we just didn't talk about it at all we were. espionage can have a destabilizing effect personally in debt but on's novel the generations never managed to reconcile in his life things turned out differently as well as the most of all it was really really nice to work with my father i would recommend that for troubled father son relationships writes a novel together oprah paths to write one and the best case it will bring you closer together. for many years but ounds like his protagonist much in schmidt suffered under his family's silence about the past the looks as though his novel has given them a voice again. so interesting scott you know and this year of course marks the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall and these stories are still coming out obviously there are a lot of wounds there that have not yet healed yeah no i mean it seems they're in
an endless supply of stories from this period i mean in so many lives touched by by the cold war i mean what i find interesting about this book is that it's a spy thing phil by story but it's not beyond style thriller doesn't romanticize that quiet very quiet it's very very personal really told looks at like the untold stories of all these people whose lives were well started by global political power plays that so many families obviously affected we just saw there in the report the spy museum here in berlin. an accident that to berlin really was in our central throughout the cold war and perhaps still is today yeah i think so i mean now a days i mean maybe the distance are coming not from hungary and poland but from you know turkey or china but they're still ending up here in berlin and the spy services are still following them is still happening here and i think that's also why berlin popular culture is the center for spy stories i mean look at all you know old movies you go way back to this by looking in from the cold you know with with richard burton on the the clinic or bridge the the infamous bridge where east
and west crossed over and just and sometimes were shot down by the by the east german military but even in modern day films i mean steven spielberg made bridge of spies so we have tom hanks taking the richard burton role and going up again on that infamous bridge same sort of settings same sort of approach in berlin and even i mean netflix has the series berlin station which is a modern day story. cia in germany modern terrorism is the plot lines but it's still set here in berlin so it looks like if you want to do a spy story of some kind this is definitely a good place to start to do have lost its appeal they'll have to stop cleaning it up so if. you're thinking about thank you for bringing us that story about in conspicuous ones as it will be called in english thanks very much scott roxboro well for our series baking bread my colleague. is leading and meeting us around the e.u. in twenty eight loaves or rather this time in rolls because this week's project is
a button and where i'm from it's the perfect base for a basic sandwich or even a hamburger but at home it has a decidedly monarchical flair. in today's episode both baking grant will be taking things to new heights in fact we're approaching the summer. not the summit in brussels though today's recipe comes from the alps and was named in honor of emperor sunset was at the falls of austria presenting. the kaiser roll. so here's how you make an bacon you'll need five hundred grams of bread flour bakers malt pada sold. fifteen grams of fresh least two hundred seventy millimeters of water and softened butter. need everything until you have
a flexible don't. divide the dough into nine equal pieces one for each central state in austria and then shape each piece. adding a little pressure here. into football. like one of these most arch chaplets austrians most famous prodigy vols gun i'm a deal small start to cut care of his appearance and that's exactly the challenge if you have kaiser rolls they need to be i can't change them just like australia's modern day would i can't chancellor said bus town karts. matters in a fashion if you're pointing the camera the wrong way on you tube you can all of europe's youngest national leader has perfected the art of image management.
everyone get stage directions. even presidents and prime ministers so what can we learn from courts first of all. aim for perfection. austrian bakers have developed a special way of folding these rolls to create the fancy star pattern but it takes a thousand drolls before you get it right. so let's the number to use a simple math that tie the dough in a knot. or rather tall. that's what the conservative courts did when he formed a coalition with the far right in austria to become chancellor talk both into the center always taking from the far right of small.
less number three if you end up tying yourself in too many knots reach one of these stands specially made for kinds of rules. closing europe sport those was austria to the refugee crisis you need to press the stamp to look almost reaches the bottom if you do it. for twenty minutes to get the part french colleagues a role they are crusty imperial and if you break twelve of these starseed read rolls you can ask the entire you so breakfast. and before we go one of germany's most famous folk tales has an anniversary it was two hundred years ago the but even town musicians first appeared in the second edition of grimm's fairy tales to tell the story of a donkey a dog a cat and
a rooster who all cast their usefulness for their masters refused a life of mistreatment and ran away to put women to become town musicians and although they never actually make it there the city honors them to this day on its downfalls for air. and not brings us to the end of the program so until next time all the best from us here in berlin and by. cut.
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