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Panorama and Monos, South American critics’ darling

in Film festival/Movies/Reviews
Panorama favorite Monos
"Monos" film screenshot, YouTube. © Alejandro Landes

Alejandro Landes’s new fever-dream film, “Monos,” has critics raving about its deft mix of “Lord of the Flies,” “Apocalypse Now” and contemporary socio-political climate.

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Review: Öndög at Berlinale 2019

in Film festival/Movies/Reviews
The Berlinale Bear at the Sony Centre, Potsdamerplatz. Photo: Brigette Dummer © Berlinale
The Berlinale Bear at the Sony Centre, Potsdamerplatz. Photo: Brigette Dummer © Berlinale

“In this barren wasteland, next to a corpse and leaning on a gigantic animal, the mature herder seduces the young cop with alcohol and cigarettes. And while this might suggest sinister intent or a moral point to hammer home, the embrace that the two share is oddly beautiful.”

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Poetry: “Collapsing new thoughts”

in Poetry/Society
Image by Johannes Plenio, public domain
Image by Johannes Plenio, public domain

“I can’t open my eyes / to watch the fluttering ring of lies (…) I can’t move opinions / if the thoughts are fake.”

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Serving music from a different perspective

in Music/My Leipzig
Barbara Venetikidou, Orchestra Manager of the Saxon Wind Philharmonic, talks about her changing but continuous relationship with music. (Photo: Dan Safier)
Barbara Venetikidou, Orchestra Manager of the Saxon Wind Philharmonic, talks about her changing but continuous relationship with music. (Photo: Dan Safier)

“I was blessed with two very good jobs, which paid my rent and gave me a decent life again. [But] realizing that this was what my life was going to be, I totally freaked out and started thinking what I could do that could be even more creative than making music.”

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3 challenges for Leipzig’s startup scene

in Business/Opinion
With the resistance to multiculturalism, Leipzig may not yet be ready for a sustainable startup scene.
With the resistance to multiculturalism, Leipzig may not yet be ready for a sustainable startup scene.

Our guest author wonders: Without outgrowing its resistance to diversity, how can Leipzig ever measure up to Berlin?

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Camera: noise against the system

in Music/What's on
The guys from Camera. (Photo credit: Ford Transit Camera)
The guys from Camera. (Photo credit: Ford Transit Camera)

Camera have made a name for themselves playing spontaneous concerts on the streets of Berlin, with some having dubbed these DIY performances “guerilla concerts.” They’re coming to UT Connewitz on 4 March. To get to know them a bit, read this interview.

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