Anke Christina Fischer is a German comedian and voice-over actress born in Montréal, Canada. Engelke moved to Cologne in 1971 with her German parents, early on, she exhibited singing talent, and was discovered in 1978 by Georg Bossert at a performance of her schools choir. From 1979 to 1986, she was the presenter of the childrens television show broadcast from the Funkausstellung. From 1978 to 1980, she hosted the show Moment mal on RTL, sWF3 first brought her on board in 1986 as an editor, on, she was the presenter there until 1998. She has sung with Fred Kellner und die famosen Soul Sisters since 1989, since 1993, she has been part of the SWF3-Comedy-Ensemble Gagtory. From 1994 to 2000, Engelke was married to the keyboardist Andreas Grimm with whom she has a daughter, currently she is married to musician Claus Fischer with whom she has two sons. From 1996 to 2000, she was part of Die Wochenshow on Sat.1, in 2003, Anke Engelke and Olli Dittrich were awarded the Grimme-Preis for the improv show Blind Date 2 - Taxi nach Schweinau.
In December 2003, Engelke provided the voice of the fish Dory in the German dubbing of the computer-animated film Finding Nemo and she provided the voice of Jane Porter in the German dubbing of the Disney movie Tarzan, who is voiced by Minnie Driver in the original version. Engelke can be seen in the sketch comedy show Ladykracher on Sat.1. Engelke is the German voice of Marge Simpson on The Simpsons since her predecessor Elisabeth Volkmann died in the summer of 2006, Elisabeth Volkmann was Marges German voice for 15 years until her death. Engelkes first episode was My Fair Laddy, which aired in Germany on January 21,2007, in December 2009 she hosted the European Film Awards ceremony, a role she would repeat in 2010,2011 and 2012. In May 2011, she hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf alongside Stefan Raab, the following year, Engelke served as the spokesperson for Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Before presenting the votes, she gave a live statement on the human-rights issues in the hosting country, saying.
But it is good to be able to vote, and it is good to have a choice. Good luck on your journey and she was the only spokesperson to articulately address human rights during the event. She had served as one of Germanys national juries for the contest during that year, in February 2013, her involvement with the Eurovision Song Contest continued as she hosted Unser Song für Malmö, the German national final. Brainpools Anke Engelke page Article on sbznet
Rachid Bouchareb is an Algerian film director. From 1977 to 1983, he worked as an assistant director for France’s state television production company, subsequently, he worked for broadcasters TF1 and Antenne 2. He formed a company called 3B with his associate Jean Bréhat in 1988. Bouchareb began making films in the 1980s. His featured film debut came in 1985 with Bâton Rouge, boucharebs films have a following amongst international cineastes. His film, Hors-la-loi, competed for the Palme dOr at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in May and it was the Algerian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards and was one of the five final nominees. 1976, La Pièce 1977, La Chute 1978, Le Banc 1983, Peut-être la mer 1985, Bâton rouge 1991, flucht aus Afrika 1994, Poussières de vie, a. k. a. Dust of Life / Die Kinder von Saigon / Der Himmel ohne Sonne 2000, Little Senegal 2006, Days of Glory, a. k. a
Dominik Graf is a German film director. He studied film direction at University of Television and Film Munich, after a few films in the tradition of the German Autorenfilm, he turned towards work in television, focussing primarily on the genres police drama and crime mystery. He is a participant in public discourse about the values of genre film in Germany, through numerous articles. Der Regisseur von Die Sieger im Gespräch mit Stefan Stosch über die Arbeit am Film, wehrhahn Verlag, Laatzen 1998,47 S. ISBN 3-932324-51-X Dominik Graf, Schläft ein Lied in allen Dingen. Und mit einem Vorwort von Michael Althen, alexander Verlag, Berlin 2009, ISBN 978-3-89581-210-1 Dominik Graf, Im Angesicht des Verbrechens. Video interview at Cargo, November 2008 Yearning for Genre, The Films of Dominik Graf, essay by Marco Abel I Build a Jigsaw Puzzle of a Dream-Germany, An Interview with German Filmmaker Dominik Graf, Senses of Cinema Nr.55 In der Mitte des Orkans. Interview with Dominik Graf Und plötzlich die Wirklichkeit, retrospective Dominik Graf at the Austrian Film Museum,2013
Wesley Wales Wes Anderson is an American film director, film producer and actor. His films are known for their visual and narrative style. He received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Director and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014 and he received the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2015. His films are produced under his American Empirical Pictures banner, Anderson is regarded by many as a modern-day example of the auteur. Wesley Wales Anderson was born on May 1,1969, in Houston, the son of Texas Ann, a realtor and archaeologist, and Melver Leonard Anderson and he is the second of three boys, his parents divorced when he was eight. His elder brother, Mel, is a physician, and his brother, Eric Chase Anderson, is a writer and artist whose paintings. Anderson is of Swedish and Norwegian ancestry and he graduated from St. Johns School in Houston in 1987, which he used as a prominent location throughout Rushmore.
As a child, Anderson made silent films on his fathers Super 8 camera, starring his brothers and friends, Anderson attended college while working part-time as a cinema projectionist. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in philosophy in 1990, Andersons first film was Bottle Rocket, based on a short film that he made with Luke and Owen Wilson. It was a crime caper about a group of young Texans aspiring to achieve major heists and it was well reviewed but performed poorly at the box office. Andersons next film was Rushmore, a comedy about a high school students crush on an elementary school teacher starring Bill Murray. Murray has since appeared in every Anderson film to date, in 2000, filmmaker Martin Scorsese praised Bottle Rocket and Rushmore. The Royal Tenenbaums was Andersons next comedy-drama film, about a successful artistic New York City family and it represented his greatest success until Moonrise Kingdom in 2012, earning more than $50 million in domestic box office receipts.
The Royal Tenenbaums was nominated for an Academy Award and ranked by an Empire poll as the 159th greatest film ever made, Andersons next feature was The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou about a Jacques Cousteau-esque documentary filmmaker played by Bill Murray. It serves as a example of Andersons style, but its critical reception was less favorable than his previous films. They offered Anderson their soundtrack services for his The Darjeeling Limited, the Darjeeling Limited was about three emotionally distant brothers traveling together on a train in India. It reflected the dramatic tone of The Royal Tenenbaums but faced criticisms similar to The Life Aquatic. Anderson has acknowledged that he went to India to film the 2007 movie, the film starred Anderson staples Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson in addition to Adrien Brody, and the script was co-written by Anderson and Roman Coppola
Valeria Golino is an Italian actress and director. She is best known to English-language audiences for her roles in Rain Man, Big Top Pee-wee and the Hot Shots. Golino was born in Naples, Italy, to an Italian father who was a Germanist and scholar, and a Greek mother and she grew up in an artistic household and, after her parents split, was raised between Athens and Sorrento. Golino is the niece of LEspresso journalist Enzo Golino, her brother is a musician, as a child her mother would frequently take her to the cinema and it is thanks to her that she quickly became interested in films. But in spite of this, she never thought about pursuing a career until she made her first movie. She was diagnosed with scoliosis at 11 and had to have a steel rod implanted in her back for five years, she remained in Chicago for six months where she learned to speak English. At 14 she started to work as a model in Athens, Milan and Los Angeles, she shot commercials for beers and makeups and modeled bathing suits, an absent-minded student, she dropped out of high school after her first film.
The two met and Valeria was eventually cast in her film debut A Joke of Destiny, alongside Ugo Tognazzi after an audition where she performed Shakespeare. Despite her parents reservations and Wertmullers demanding on-set behavior, she liked the experience so much that she decided to pursue an acting career and she quit modeling, a profession that she never found fulfilling or interesting, and started to study diction and elocution. Among her early auditions were Una spina nel cuore and The Name of the Rose and she was offered roles in Giochi destate and other similarly themed romantic films about teenagers, but she turned them down to focus on smaller and more challenging projects. Later that year she was involved in a car accident which displaced the metal bar in her back and had to have surgery in order to fix it, she was bedridden for five months. Her true star-making role came the year, when she played the life-loving cleaning lady who romances two different men in A Tale of Love by Francesco Maselli.
Her vibrant performance received reviews and garnered her two prizes at the 1986 Venice Film Festival, the official Best Actress award and the Golden Ciak award. The same film won her the oldest and most prestigious critics prize of the Italian cinema. Her following projects were again independent, auteur-driven films, The Gold Rimmed Glasses. She was supposed to reunite with Maselli for his following film Luomo della casa di fronte, co-starring Marcello Mastroianni, the same director moved on to another film, Codice privato, and Golino turned down the role that was eventually played by Ornella Muti. She moved to Los Angeles and began to work in Hollywood and she was cast in Rain Man, as the girlfriend of Tom Cruises chararacter, and the comedy films Hot Shots. and Hot Shots. Her characters nationality in Rain Man was changed from American to Italian to accommodate her accent, even though she was known as a dramatic actress in Italy, most of the offers she received in Hollywood were for comedies
Berlin International Film Festival
The Berlin International Film Festival, called the Berlinale, is one of the worlds leading film festivals and most reputable media events. It is held annually in Berlin, founded in West Berlin in 1951, the festival has been celebrated annually in February since 1978. With around 300,000 tickets sold and 500,000 admissions it is considered the largest publicly attended film festival based on actual attendance rates. Up to 400 films are shown in sections, representing a comprehensive array of the cinematic world. Around twenty films compete for the called the Golden and Silver Bears. Since 2001 the director of the festival has been Dieter Kosslick, the European Film Market, a film trade fair held simultaneously to the Berlinale, is a major industry meeting for the international film circuit. The trade fair serves distributors, film buyers, financiers, the Berlinale Talent Campus, a week-long series of lectures and workshops, gathers young filmmakers from around the globe. It partners with the festival itself and is considered to be a forum for upcoming artists, the festival, the EFM and other satellite events are attended by around 20,000 professionals from over 130 countries.
More than 4200 journalists are responsible for the exposure in over 110 countries. At high-profile feature film premieres, movie stars and celebrities are present at the red carpet, the Berlinale has established a cosmopolitan character integrating art, commerce and a global media attention. The Berlin International Film Festival was founded in West Berlin in 1951, alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca opened the first Berlinale. Although the film had premiered in 1940, many Germans had been unable to watch it until after the war ended, since 1978 the festival has been celebrated annually in February. The next-to-most recent festival, the 66th Berlinale, was held from 11 February to 21 February 2016, meryl Streep presided over the international jury. Joel and Ethan Coens film Hail, Caesar. was selected to open the festival, the Golden Bear was awarded to the Italian documentary Fire at Sea, directed by Gianfranco Rosi. The 67th Berlin International Film Festival was held February 9 to February 19,2017, the festival is composed of seven different film sections.
Films are chosen in each category by a director with the advice of a committee of film experts. Categories include, comprises feature-length films yet to be released outside their country of origin, films in the Competition section compete for several prizes, including the top Golden Bear for the best film and a series of Silver Bears for acting and production. Panorama, comprises new independent and arthouse films that deal with controversial subjects or unconventional aesthetic styles, films in the category are intended to provoke discussion, and have historically involved themes such as LGBT issues
Kenneth Charles Ken Loach is an English director of television and independent film. He is known for his socially critical directing style and for his socialist ideals, Loachs film Kes was voted the seventh greatest British film of the 20th century in a poll by the British Film Institute. Two of his films, The Wind That Shakes the Barley and I, Daniel Blake received the Palme dOr at the Cannes Film Festival, Loach was born in Nuneaton, the son of Vivien and John Loach. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School and went on to law at St Peters College. Loachs ten contributions to the BBCs Wednesday Play anthology series include the docudramas Up the Junction, Cathy Come Home and they portray working-class people in conflict with the authorities above them. Three of his plays are believed to be lost films. His 1965 play Three Clear Sundays dealt with capital punishment, and was broadcast at a time when the debate was at a height in the United Kingdom, in Two Minds, written by David Mercer, concerns a young schizophrenic womans experiences of the mental health system.
Tony Garnett began to work as his producer in this period, during this period, he directed the absurdist comedy The End of Arthurs Marriage, about which he said that he was the wrong man for the job. Coinciding with his work for The Wednesday Play, Loach began to feature films for the cinema, with Poor Cow. The latter recounts the story of a boy and his kestrel. The British Film Institute named it No 7 in its list of best British films of the twentieth century, during the 1970s and 1980s, Loachs films were less successful, often suffering from poor distribution, lack of interest and political censorship. His documentary The Save the Children Fund Film was commissioned by the charity and it was only screened publicly for the first time on 1 September 2011, at the BFI Southbank. At the end of the 1980s, he directed some television advertisements for Tennents Lager to earn money, frank Chapple, leader of the Electrical, Telecommunications and Plumbing Union, walked out of the interview and made a complaint to the Independent Broadcasting Authority.
A separate complaint was made by Terry Duffy of the Amalgamated Engineering, the series was due to be broadcast during the Trade Union Congress conference in 1983, but Channel 4 decided against broadcasting the series following the complaints. The film was transmitted on Channel 4, but only after it won a prize at an Italian film festival. Three weeks after the end of the strike, the film End of the Battle, was broadcast by Channel 4 in its Diverse Strands series. This film argued that the Conservative Party had planned the destruction of the National Union of Mineworkers political power from the late 1970s. The play was due to run at the Royal Court Theatre in 1987 and he directed the Courtroom Drama reconstructions in the docu-film McLibel, concerning the longest libel trial in English history
Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany as well as one of its constituent 16 states. With a population of approximately 3.5 million, Berlin is the second most populous city proper, due to its location in the European Plain, Berlin is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. Around one-third of the area is composed of forests, gardens, rivers. Berlin in the 1920s was the third largest municipality in the world, following German reunification in 1990, Berlin once again became the capital of all-Germany. Berlin is a city of culture, media. Its economy is based on high-tech firms and the sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations. Berlin serves as a hub for air and rail traffic and has a highly complex public transportation network. The metropolis is a popular tourist destination, significant industries include IT, biomedical engineering, clean tech, biotechnology and electronics. Modern Berlin is home to world renowned universities, orchestras and its urban setting has made it a sought-after location for international film productions.
The city is known for its festivals, diverse architecture, contemporary arts. Since 2000 Berlin has seen the emergence of a cosmopolitan entrepreneurial scene, the name Berlin has its roots in the language of West Slavic inhabitants of the area of todays Berlin, and may be related to the Old Polabian stem berl-/birl-. All German place names ending on -ow, -itz and -in, since the Ber- at the beginning sounds like the German word Bär, a bear appears in the coat of arms of the city. It is therefore a canting arm, the first written records of towns in the area of present-day Berlin date from the late 12th century. Spandau is first mentioned in 1197 and Köpenick in 1209, although these areas did not join Berlin until 1920, the central part of Berlin can be traced back to two towns. Cölln on the Fischerinsel is first mentioned in a 1237 document,1237 is considered the founding date of the city. The two towns over time formed close economic and social ties, and profited from the right on the two important trade routes Via Imperii and from Bruges to Novgorod.
In 1307, they formed an alliance with a common external policy, in 1415 Frederick I became the elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg, which he ruled until 1440. In 1443 Frederick II Irontooth started the construction of a new palace in the twin city Berlin-Cölln
Barbara D. Broccoli, OBE Hon is an American film producer known for her work on the James Bond film series. Broccoli is the daughter of the James Bond producer Albert R. Cubby Broccoli, Broccoli married actor Frederick M. Zollo, but has since divorced him. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen of the United Kingdom in the 2008 New Year Honours, in 2014 she was selected as a member of the jury for the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Broccoli started in the Bond franchise at the age of 17, six years later, she became an assistant director on 1983s Octopussy. Soon after, she progressed to become a producer of the film The Living Daylights in 1987. However, her most notable role has been as a producer of the Bond films starring Pierce Brosnan, Broccoli rehired the original songwriters from the film to write the new material for the stage version. The Sherman Brothers wrote five new songs for the show debuted on April 16,2002. The show ran at the London Palladium and was the most financially successful show to have played there.
The musical has toured extensively in the UK and in Asia, Broccoli co-produced Chariots of Fire, the stage adaptation of the film of the same title. Broccolis involvement with Chariots of Fire extends back to 1980, when she introduced her friend Dodi Fayed to the screenplay and he co-financed the film and became its executive producer. She co-produced the play along with Hugh Hudson, who directed the 1981 Oscar-winning film
Michel Gondry is a French independent film director and producer. He is noted for his visual style and distinctive manipulation of mise en scène. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as one of the writers of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and he is well known for his music video collaborations with Radiohead, Björk, The Chemical Brothers and The White Stripes. He is the grandson of inventor Constant Martin, Gondrys vision and career began with his emphasis on emotion. Much of his inspiration, he says, came from the film Le voyage en ballon and he stated, When I watch this movie, I dream Im flying and I do stories where people are flying. His career as a filmmaker began with creating videos for the French rock band Oui Oui. The style of his videos for Oui Oui caught the attention of music artist Björk, the collaboration proved long-lasting, with Gondry directing a total of eight music videos for Björk. Other artists who have collaborated with Gondry on more than one occasion include Daft Punk, The White Stripes, The Chemical Brothers, The Vines, Steriogram and Beck.
Gondry’s video for Lucas Secons Lucas With The Lid Off was nominated in the Best Music Video category at the 37th Grammy Awards, along with directors Spike Jonze and David Fincher, is representative of the influx of music video directors into feature film. Gondry made his film debut in 2001 with Human Nature. His second film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, was released in 2004 and received favorable reviews. Eternal Sunshine utilizes many of the image manipulation techniques that Gondry had experimented with in his music videos, Gondry won an Academy Award alongside Kaufman and Pierre Bismuth for the screenplay of Eternal Sunshine. The style of Gondrys music videos often relies on videography and camera tricks which play with frames of reference and his following film, The Science of Sleep, hit theaters in September 2006. This film stars Mexican actor Gael García Bernal, and marked a return to the fantastical, surreal techniques he employed in Eternal Sunshine, according to the Guinness World Records 2004, Michel Gondrys Levis 501 Jeans Drugstore spot holds the record for Most awards won by a TV commercial.
The commercial was never aired in North America because of the suggestive content involving purchasing latex condoms. He was asked by French comic duet Éric and Ramzy to direct Seuls Two, in September 2006, Gondry made his debut as an installation artist at Deitch Projects in New York Citys SoHo gallery district. A leitmotif of the film is a Disastrology calendar, Gondry commissioned the painter Baptiste Ibar to draw harrowing images of natural and human disasters. His brother Olivier Twist Gondry is a commercial and music video director creating videos for bands such as The Stills, Hot Hot Heat, Daft Punk
The Monuments Men
The Monuments Men is a 2014 American-German war film directed by George Clooney, and written and produced by Clooney and Grant Heslov. The film stars an ensemble cast including Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett. It is loosely based on the non-fiction book The Monuments Men, Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, the Monuments Men was co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Babelsberg Studio, and released on February 7,2014. It received mixed reviews and grossed $155 million worldwide against a $70 million budget. In 1943, during World War II, the Allies are making good progress driving back the Axis powers in Italy, Frank Stokes persuades the American President that victory will have little meaning if the artistic treasures of Western civilization are lost in the fighting. Simone runs to the railyard to confront Stahl, but can only watch as Stahl departs aboard the train carrying the precious cargo, standing defiantly as he futilely fires his pistol at her.
Stokes unit finds its work frustrated by its own officers in the field. James Granger finds that Simone will not cooperate with those whom she suspects want to confiscate the art for their own country. The unit splits up to cover ground, with varying degrees of success. Donald Jeffries, of the British Army, sneaks into Bruges and he is killed attempting to stop Colonel Wegner from taking it away. Eventually, purely by chance, they find and arrest Viktor Stahl, hiding as a farmer, walter Garfield and Jean Claude Clermont get lost in the countryside and blunder into a firefight. Clermont is mortally wounded and dies when Garfield is unable to find medical help and she provides a comprehensive ledger she has compiled that provides valuable information on the stolen art and the rightful owners. Even as the team learns that the artwork is being stored in various mines and castles, it learns that it must now compete against the Soviet Union. Meanwhile, Colonel Wegner is systematically destroying whole art caches, in addition, the team captures the entire gold reserves of the Nazi German national treasury.
Finally, the finds a mine in Austria that appears to have been demolished. However, the team discovers that the entrances were blocked by the locals in order to prevent the Nazis from destroying the contents, Stokes reports back to President Truman that the team has recovered vast quantities of artwork and various other culturally significant items. As he requests to stay in Europe to oversee further searching and restoration, Truman asks if,30 years from then, anyone will remember that these men died for a piece of art. In 1977, the elderly Stokes, replies Yeah, while he takes his grandson to see Michelangelos Madonna sculpture