Category Archives: Berlin

Berlin 07: Mmmmm, Meat!

A dinner some friends and I had recently in what we like to call Das Fleischhaus:
It consists of: 4 Schnitzels, 4 small steaks, 4 pork cutlets and 4 small ground beef & pork links called Cevapcici, not to mention 2 kinds of rice and fries. Sheer heaven…so we ordered 8 more Cevapcici on the side. My doctor would be so proud!

Berlin 07: What Was She Thinking?

Emmanuelle Béart’s official Berlinale portrait on display at the Berlinale Palast, main theater of the Berlin International Film Festival:


Or as I like to call it, “Please sir, can I have some more?” She’s a fine actress and quite attractive, but, erm, not in this pic. That said, André Téchiné’s Les Témoins (The Witnesses) is a fine film. Review coming soon!

Berlin 07: Some Pix For Starters

Well, I’m 5 days into the Berlinale and I’ve seen 10 films, putting my cume for the trip at 33. I doubt I am going to make my stated goal of 50, alas. There’s just too much to do here in Berlin to make seeing 4 or 5 films a day possible, unless that’s all you do and well, even with my newfound responsibility, I gotta be me!


indieWIRE’s editor in chief Eugene Hernandez, publicist Gary Springer and Berlinale competition filmmkaer Ryan Eslinger chill at the Norwegian Film Institute party on Saturday night. Eslinger’s film When A Man Falls in the Forest premiered this morning.

Continue reading Berlin 07: Some Pix For Starters

The Silly Season Begins: Rotterdam and Berlin

Many industries have a part of their calendar year that is referred to as the “silly season.” In European football it’s when the transfer windows are open in the summer and during the month of January and in the marginally independent segment of the film biz in which I find myself, it’s pretty much from January to March. In that space of time you have the Sundance, Rotterdam and Berlin film festivals, the Golden Globe Awards, the Oscar nominations and awards and the Spirit nominations and awards. Whew.

Continue reading The Silly Season Begins: Rotterdam and Berlin