Tuesday, 23 March 2010


I cannot remember the last time I visited a cinema so I find it a little strange to be recommending sources of information about cinema and film trends in Germany. My starting point is the incredibly rich http://www.filmportal.de/ which has details of 73,500 German feature films from 1895 to the present. Thy claim 7,000 titles are covered in-depth with synopses, reviews, photos or posters. On top of that 3000 biographies and introductory texts on important aspects and periods of German film history. Their multimedia section has trailers, film clips and more. This site also lets you search the literature of just about every film library in Germany.

So how do you find out about trends in German film? Just look at the Themen page and you'll find Aktuelle Tendenzen.

Deutsche Welle has a monthly film report about the latest German filems - KINO Das DeutscheFilmmagazin. Filmforen.de is a communication platform for film fans covering many genres. http://www.regie.de/ and http://www.kinopolis.de/ are worth a look. For a multi-lingual film dictionary go to http://home.snafu.de/ohei/ofd/moviedict.html

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