Date: Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 06:30 pm
Location: Berlin Representative Office, Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin

In his first public appearance since the end of this year’s Berlinale, Dieter Kosslick, Director of the Berlin International Film Festival, will present his vision of the festival’s political and social role, both for the film scene in Germany as well as in the international arena. What is the festival’s position between commercial goals and artistic ambition in today’s political context? How did the Berlinale’s political function change over time from before the end of the Cold War and today? Which role can the Berlinale play between arts and politics in the future? And why does film as a creative medium work particularly well to deliver stories of political relevance?

After the conversation with Dieter Kosslick, the film “Taxi” by Jafar Panahi, winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film in 2015, will be screened for our audience.

The event is part of a series of film screenings in cooperation with Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow and Director of the Sarajevo Film Festival, Mirsad Purivatra.

The event will take place in English.

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