What a beautiful night my friends! What a spectacular Award Ceremony! Conchita Wurst was there, Udo Kier and even Andrea Nahles (even if she doesn´t really fit into this list). The TEDDY trophies were given away and we all danced till our toes were bleeding.
So maybe we should do something calm today… how about going to the movies? Maybe something to sharpen our political awareness. How about “Mein wunderbares West-Berlin” by Jochen Hick? In this documentary, Jochen Hick revives memories of the time of political struggles. His film tells us, among other things, about the movement “Homosexuelle Aktion West-Berlin”, which was founded in 1971 and stood up for the exclusion of §175. Jochen Hick takes us back to the time when Berlin was a magical and a very political place. Legends say, by the way, that the “HAW” was founded at the Berlin Film Festival right after the screening of Rosa von Praunheims film “It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives “. So maybe you are going to find out about this political movement right after this screening. Who knows…
Below you´ll find the programme for today
Continue reading Day 10: Destroy what destroys you
Dear ones, tomorrow the 31st TEDDY AWARDS are taking place in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele and there are still tickets available!!
So if you didn´t buy a ticket so far, quickly go to this site and get one, so you can join the Award Ceremony and Party tomorrow!
It is the second last day of the Berlinale and we went through an emotional and eventful night! The TEDDY trophy got awarded and we laughed, danced and drank. We celebrated 30 years of TEDDY, saw some great performances, Wieland Speck was giving an Laudatio and Christine Vachon was there as well.
Happy and tired we went to bed this morning just to get up only a few hours later to throw ourselves into the hustle of the festival. Two films which won the TEDDY AWARD yesterday will be shown at the Berlinale today: Continue reading Day 10: 2 times Kater and one time Kiki
The country of the Alps, the rivers and the lakes. The country of pastries, skiing vacationists and beer drinkers. Home of the coffee houses and “Sachertorten”. But now it’s enough with cliches about Austria, let’s rather talk about the interesting things like Austrian movies. Continue reading Day 8: Austria!
Berlinale has been running for one week now and I have the feeling it just started two days ago. Time is running super fast and we reached the seventh day of the Festival. And we really need a motto…how about…CHINA!
China’s law does not criminalize homosexuality but of course it’s not the favourite country you want to live in when you are a queer person. “Chinese censors consistently hone in on LGBT content in media and film” writes Xiaogang Wei, who is part of the TEDDY Jury, in a statement. So we are especially happy about having two chinese films with queer content at the Berlinale this year!
We’ve got a documentary named “Inside the Chinese Closet” which is following two gay people in their everyday life in China. Continue reading Day 7: China, Baby