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Before the berlinale starts: how to get to the film!

Before the berlinale starts: how to get to the film!

The Berlinale starts on Thursday. Around 400 films will be shown in ten days. How do you cope? A guide.

How do you keep track of everything at the Berlinale? Photo: dpa

Same procedure as every year Every year in February, Berlin becomes the capital of cinema for ten days. The International Film Festival has been held here since 1951. The Berlinale is considered one of the three most important film festivals in the world, along with Cannes and Venice. Unlike the other two, Berlin is a festival for the public: over 350,000 tickets have always been sold in recent years for the 400 or so films shown. And that’s where the problem starts: Which of the films should one watch? And how do you get tickets for them?

Rape verdict in congo: life sentence for militiamen

Rape verdict in congo: life sentence for militiamen

For the first time in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an elected politician is sentenced as a terrorist militia leader. His fighters raped en masse.

The Panzi hospital in Bukavu. Batumike’s victims were identified there Photo: dpa

The fight against impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo often seems futile, but now there is a success story from, of all places, the war-torn east of the country. After a 17-day public trial, a military court in Kavumu, near the eastern Congolese provincial capital of Bukavu, on Wednesday sentenced 11 militiamen to life in prison for crimes against humanity – and one of those convicted is an active politician.

Deadly food aid in uganda: “super cereal” from the un.

Deadly food aid in uganda: “super cereal” from the un.

Several people have died in Uganda after eating food provided by the United Nations. Many others ended up in hospital.

Drought region: Karamoja in northeastern Uganda Photo: reuters

The UN World Food Program (WFP) has distributed suspected poisoned food in Uganda. Three people died, hundreds had to be treated. According to an internal investigation, the WFP distributed cereals and frying oil to about 120 families in the bitterly poor northeastern region of Karamoja on Tuesday last week.

Spd in thuringia: mecca temporarily closed

Spd in thuringia: mecca temporarily closed

After the fall of communism, many SPD members no longer wanted to know anything about the SED. Are they now voting for a left-wing prime minister in Thuringia?

The chairwoman of the Eisenach SPD district association, Heidrun Sachse. Picture: Roger Hagmann

When the comrade is finished, even Heidrun Sachse can think of nothing more to say. Basically, she is an optimist, otherwise she would have had no fun in this party for a long time. But now this man is sitting there, a district councilor in the Wartburg district for 24 years, a dog breeder, a cross like Herbert Wehner, and he has just confessed that he can no longer sleep. Every night, the 58-year-old lies awake for two hours thinking about the SPD: "We’re losing our base, we’re laying off employees, and we’ll have to close the Golden Lion soon, too."

Socially critical book “anerkennung”: not without the others

Socially critical book “anerkennung”: not without the others

The word selfie does not appear in Axel Honneth’s latest work "Anerkennung". Although it would stand to reason.

The tendency to self-portrayal is expressed today in a veritable selfie mania Photo: imago

A laughing face, taken an arm’s length away from one’s own hand, usually the magic square that captures it is still in the picture. The iconic gesture of the present usually sets off all culturally pessimistic alarm bells. But it is not just a matter of narcissism. Without the hope of recognition by a counterpart, this cheerful contortion would make no sense. The word selfie does not appear in Axel Honneth’s latest work. Although it would stand to reason. After all, the exaggerated self-love that is chalked up to the selfie mode is one of the pivotal points of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s philosophy.

Saudi journalist in istanbul: disappeared in the consulate

Saudi journalist in istanbul: disappeared in the consulate

He wanted to get wedding documents. Since then, there has been no trace of Saudi government critic Jamal Khashoggi.

Vanished without a trace: Jamal Khashoggi Photo: ap

He went in and did not come out again. At least that’s what friends and observers claim after Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday. Since then, the prominent Saudi journalist has disappeared without a trace.

Displacement from the city center: restricted area for musicians

Displacement from the city center: restricted area for musicians

In Hanover, street musicians are now only allowed to play for a few hours a day. The city of Hamburg immediately issues a ban on playing.

May only play in Hamburg’s city center with a permit: Street musicians Photo: dpa

When the stores in downtown Hamburg open and the shopping arcades slowly fill up, they have already taken up their positions: Guitar in hand, instrument case laid open in front of their feet, street musicians wait for their audience – who, however, do not always listen to the music entirely voluntarily. Because complaints about noise pollution in Spitalerstrasse and Lange Muhren have become more frequent, street music is now generally prohibited there: This was decided by the red-green majority in the district of Hamburg-Mitte on Tuesday.

Schiller’s “mary stuart” in berlin: each alone in his box

Schiller’s “mary stuart” in berlin: each alone in his box

Anne Lenk staged "Mary Stuart" at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. She has infused the battle of the queens with presence and lightness.

Mary Stuart and two of the courtiers, each:r alone Photo: Marcus Lieberenz/Bildbuhne

Elizabeth of England: at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, the antipodean of Mary Stuart is a character who awakens the protective instinct when she first appears. She seems lost in the pink cube that surrounds her. Julia Windischbauer appears marionette-like fragile as the Queen of England. She has put on a large 3-D head – her spitting image with large melancholy eyes. Elizabeth knows Mary Stuart, the Scottish queen chased from her country and laying claim to the English throne, in the dungeon and yet has no peace.

Scientist on turkey after coup: “give erdoğan a second chance”.

Scientist on turkey after coup: “give erdoğan a second chance”.

Haluk Sahin believes the president is unsettled. He now needs allies and must seek a compromise with the secular opposition.

Opponents of the coup show solidarity with Erdogan Photo: dpa

site: Professor Sahin, you say the West, the Western media, is misjudging the situation in Turkey after the failed coup. President Erdoğan
is not in the process of establishing a one-man dictatorship at all. He would be rather weakened compared to the time before the coup attempt.