Conference "Lost in Politics": Schedule & Tickets

Conference "Lost in Politics": Schedule & Tickets

On Wednesday, February 8th, the third edition of the Berlin Critics’ Week will be launched with a conference held at silent green Kulturquartier.

Lost in Politics
Do films have to be political?
Or: On contemporary cinema: how it risks being taken over by content and why it is afraid of art.

silent green Kulturquartier, Gerichtstr. 35, 13347 Berlin

On the eve of the film event routinely referred to as the most political of the big festivals, we probe the role of the political in cinema. How can films be made political without turning cinema into politics?

Tickets are now available online for € 5,50.


Doors open at 7pm

Beginning at 8pm

Welcome Greetings Theses on political cinema by Nino Klingler (film critic, programming team member of the Berlin Critics’ Week, fellow at the UdK Berlin Graduate School)

Panel discussion with

  • Athina Rachel Tsangari (director and producer, “Attenberg”, “Chevalier”)
  • Azize Tan (curator, former director of the Istanbul Film Festival from 2006 to 2015)
  • Joachim Lepastier (film critic, Cahiers du Cinéma)
  • Alexander García Düttmann (philosopher, Universität der Künste Berlin)
  • Carlos Gerstenhauer (editor-in-chief “Kino und Debüt” at Bayerischer Rundfunk)

Moderated by Rüdiger Suchsland

Audience discussion

The conference closes around 10:30 pm.

We are looking forward to an inspiring evening!

Further information on the conference

Members of the press intending to cover the event are asked to kindly register their interest by contacting

Following the opening conference “Lost in Politics”, the third Berlin Critics’ Week will take place February 9 through 16, 2017 at Hackesche Höfe Kino, Berlin. Berlin Critics’ Week offers seven nights of film screenings and debates on timely questions of film culture, politics and aesthetics. A variety of films from different production backgrounds will lay the ground for these discussions.

Tickets for Berlin Critics’ Week are online available.

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