Ulrike Ottinger: Nomad from the Lake by die-hard fan Brigitte Kramer doesn’t hide its esteem for Ottinger while celebrating her career.
My Wonderful West Berlin (Mein wunderbares West-Berlin) (Germany, 97 min.) Dir. Jochen Hick Paragraph 175 in the German Criminal Code made intimate acts between people of the same gender illegal and
Machines and Cold Valley are part of a cluster of films at Hot Docs that fall into the sub genres of labour and environmental investigation. Cold Valley by the young German director
Marc Eberhardt shows us the early warning signals. “Something is happening in Germany!” Meuthen proclaims. Feel free to read it as a threat.
Gereon Wetzel’s films El Bulli: Cooking in Progress and How to Make a Book with Steidl deal with the experience–the total work of art–or the Gesamtkunstwerk.
Kassel may never be a swan, but, you can’t call something with a 24-year history an accident; there is a sophisticated audience that keeps the festival running.