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Review: Öndög at Berlinale 2019

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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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Lithuanian taxidermy film travels across Europe

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Photo by WATARI on Unsplash.
Photo by WATARI on Unsplash.

A Leipzig-based Lithuanian viewer ponders the film: “[Animus Animalis] was very powerful and had a great variety of natural beauty in it. But some of its parts were truly irksome to watch or even think about.”

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Theatre: Is “Proof” any good, after all?

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"Proof." Photo courtesy of English Theatre Leipzig.
"Proof." Photo courtesy of English Theatre Leipzig.

“Watching ‘Proof’ in a sold out venue had its merits in terms of entertainment and cultural experience. But was the play any good and will it be worth attending next Saturday? You’ll find out here.”

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“Proof” that English Theatre’s back

in Theater/What's on
On "Proof," staged by ETL in Leipzig. (Photo: public domain)
On "Proof," staged by ETL in Leipzig. (Photo: public domain)

A theatre play that won both the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play is coming to Leipzig. Brace yourself for a delightful night with great acting and existential questions – “Proof” is here.

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LIS students shine in gangster comedy

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LIS cast taking a bow at Schaubühne Lindenfels. (Photo credit: Rebecca Markovitz, costume director and vocal coach for Bugsy Malone)
LIS cast taking a bow at Schaubühne Lindenfels. (Photo credit: Rebecca Markovitz, costume director and vocal coach for Bugsy Malone)

“You give a little love, and it all comes back to you.” Students and staff from Leipzig International School staged Bugsy Malone, a gangster comedy with an international twist, at Schaubühne Lindenfels – earning a rave review from our guest contributor.

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Closer: a play of four extremes

in Theater/What's on
English Theatre Leipzig flyer for their production of "Closer," on at Neues Schauspiel 19-20 January.
English Theatre Leipzig flyer for their production of "Closer," on at Neues Schauspiel 19-20 January.

Marber’s play is more than a mere comedy of sexual juxtapositions, as it captures the merciless flair engulfed between the sexes. Check out the local production of “Closer” by English Theatre Leipzig next Friday and Saturday.

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