Carlo Chatrian #Berlinale2023

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Artistic Director of the Berlinale, Carlo Chatrian on the 23rd edition: “Looking forward to sharing the full festival experience as we did in the past”

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Carlo Chatrian, the artistic director of the Berlin International Film Festival.

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As on his blog on the Berlinale website, Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian wrote: “A festival programme is, even more than just a (hopefully coherent) line-up of films, the result of a year’s worth of work, of meetings, of travel, of frequently unexpected and instantaneous viewings”, in this interview he tells us what we should look forward to, in this edition. Chatrian talks about gender equality, inclusion and representation in this year’s program and also how Berlinale keeps being a festival that is very connected to what happens in the world, especially in terms of politics and social problems. The Artistic Director finally confirms that he is looking forward to an edition that will be the first after 2020 where we can all go back to enjoying the festival experience at its fullest, with no restrictions.

Berlinale is a unique place of artistic exploration and entertainment. It is one of the largest public film festivals in the world, attracting tens of thousands of visitors from around the globe each year. For the film industry and the media, the eleven days in February are also one of the most important events in the annual calendar and an indispensable trading forum. The Berlin International Film Festival enjoys an eventful history. The festival was created for the Berlin public in 1951, at the beginning of the Cold War, as a “showcase of the free world”. Shaped by the turbulent post-war period and the unique situation of a divided city, the Berlinale has developed into a place of intercultural exchange and a platform for the critical cinematic exploration of social issues. To this day it is considered the most political of all the major film festivals. The Berlinale brings the big stars of international cinema to Berlin and discovers new talents. It accompanies filmmakers of all disciplines on their paths into the spotlight and supports careers, projects, dreams and visions. Thanks to its numerous industry initiatives, the Berlinale is a significant driver of innovation and an important economic factor internationally as well as for companies in Germany and Berlin.

To discover more about the 73° edition of Berlin International Film Festival, click here.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Carlo Chatrian
  • Interviewee role
    Artistic director
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