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Errol Morris

Movie Director

The American filmmaker has established himself as one of the world’s most influential directors. In 2003, he won the Academy Award for his war documentary “The Fog of War”. The same year, the “Guardian” put him seventh in its list of the world’s 40 best active directors. Morris’ new film “The Unknown Known” investigates the causes of the Iraq War and the role of Donald Rumsfeld in that process.



Patrícia Vieira


Patrícia Vieira is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Comparative Literature, and Film and Media Studies and Director of the Comparative Literature Program at Georgetown University. She is the author of “Seeing Politics Otherwise: Vision in Latin American and Iberian Fiction”, “Portuguese Film 1930-1960: The Staging of the New State Regime” and co-editor of “Existential Utopia: New Perspectives on Utopian Thought and of Found Images: Documentary, Politics and Social Change in Portugal”. She can be reached at:



David Lynch

Film Director

The American film director, television director, visual artist, musician, occasional actor, and author is world renowned for his surrealist films and unique cinematic style. Lynch is the mastermind behind cult movies and series like “Eraserhead”, “Twin Peaks” “Blue Velvet”, “The Elephant Man” or “Mulholland Drive”. He is widely considered one of the most influential artists of our time.



Kelly Oliver


Kelly Oliver is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of over one hundred articles and twenty books, including the forthcoming Hunting Girls; Earth and World: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions; and Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment.



David Lynch on Creativity and Mystery

“Everybody holds the key to unlock the mystery”

The films of David Lynch will leave you baffled and pondering. The good news: he feels exactly the same. Lynch talked to Max Tholl about mental fishing trips, torturing audiences, and our obsession with mystery.

Conversation by Max Tholl with David Lynch 06.10.2014



Opening of the 65th Berlinale

Breathing cinema

The 65th Berlin International Film Festival – the Berlinale – starts today: For ten days the German capital will be ruled by cinema. A small outlook.

by Julia Korbik 05.02.2015



Polish film Body at the Berlinale 2015

Janusz works, Olga throws up

With “Body”, Małgorzata Szumowska succeeded in making a small, touching movie about how we use our bodies to handle certain things.

by Julia Korbik 11.02.2015



Errol Morris on Political Cinema

“People expect me to throttle Donald Rumsfeld”

In his new movie “The Unknown Known”, American film director Errol Morris investigates the causes of the Iraq War and puts Donald Rumsfeld under interrogation. He explained to Max Tholl why he chooses understanding over judging and why his movies are political rather than politically motivated.

Conversation by Max Tholl with Errol Morris 24.04.2014



The 10 Most Political Moments at the Oscars 2015

The 10 Most Political Moments at this year's Academy Awards

Including Feminist Fashion Statements™, a moving speech on race, and an invitation to be weird.

by Julia Korbik 23.02.2015

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