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111 exciting hours

111 exciting hours

Glamorous finale to 10 eventful days in Berlin

Berlin’s biggest cultural event came to a glamorous end last Saturday with the announcement that the Chinese film „Black Coal, Thin Ice“ had won the “Golden Bear”. For ten days the 64th Berlinale gave expression to the creative strength and diversity of the cinema today and celebrated the world’s best films and filmmakers.

Glashütte Original – again official Partner of the Berlinale - looks back on a successful and exciting time in Berlin in the fourth year of its partnership.

The Glashütte Original Lounge, situated in the “Panoramapunkt” café at the top of the Kollhoff Tower, proved very popular again this year, offering filmmakers, festival partners and journalists from around the world an impressive view of the red carpet and fascinating moments in the “Him & Her” exhibition—for a total of 111 hours over the course of ten days.

A special premiere

A special premiere

Glashütte Original and INTERVIEW present “Awake“

The evening of February 14, Glashütte Original and INTERVIEW magazine presented the premiere of “Awake“, a film by the winner of the Berlin Fashion Film Festival, Martin Monk, about the Fall-Winter Collection from Hien Le.

High over the rooftops of Berlin, in the Glashütte Original Lounge, the film celebrated its premiere in the presence of some 150 invited guests. In a comment following the premiere, Martin Monk said, „The idea for “Awake”’ emerged in collaboration with Hien Le, who found inspiration for his new Fall-Winter Collection in modern architecture. My short film attempts to tell, without using dialogue, the story of a couple who have yet to find each other. The film explores the narrow path between appearance and being, dream and reality, in both narrative and aesthetic terms.”

Glashütte Original hosts winner of Honorary Golden Bear

Glashütte Original hosts winner of Honorary Golden Bear

British Director Ken Loach celebrates at Glashütte Original Lounge

Ken Loach is considered one of Europe’s greatest directors. "He makes use of a variety of cinematic means to express his profound interest in people and their individual fates,” said Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick.

The British director was set to receive an Honorary Golden Bear for his life’s work, to be awarded in the course of the festival’s “Homage” series; he welcomed his guests to a reception held yesterday in the Glashütte Original Lounge.

The director, who is known above all for his critical social engagement, spent a relaxed evening in lively discussions with family and filmmaker friends, including the film producer Ulrich Felsberg. This year the Saxon manufactory is supporting, for the first time, the “Homage” and “Retrospective” sections of the Berlin International Film Festival.

Special Reception for Studio Babelsberg

Special Reception for Studio Babelsberg

Glashütte Original Lounge hosts Art Studio Babelsberg Art Department

Today the Saxon manufactory was pleased to welcome a great number of interesting guests. Again this year, Studio Babelsberg held a reception in the Glashütte Original Lounge.

Michael Düwel, head of the studio’s art department, and Eike Wolf, head of communications at Studio Babelsberg, welcomed a numerous filmmakers to the 24th floor of the Kollhoff Tower and its fascinating views over the rooftops of Berlin.

Every year Studio Babelsberg, the world’s oldest large-scale film studio, hosts significant international film productions: among the recent crop was the film that opened this year’s Berlinale, "The Grand Budapest Hotel".

24th floor of Kolhoff Tower proves a popular place

Numerous encounters and intensive discussions

Young Directors from Germany celebrate their film premieres

64 Minutes to the 64th Berlinale

64 Minutes to the 64th Berlinale

Glashütte Original Lounge celebrates start of Berlin International Film Festival with sponsors and Berlinale team.

High over the rooftops of Berlin yesterday, partners of the Film Festival celebrated the spectacular start of the 64th Berlinale. The Glashütte Original Lounge on the 24th floor of the Kollhoff Tower played host again this year to numerous sponsors and the Berlinale team, on hand for the traditional warm-up reception. Guests took advantage of the 64 minutes leading up to the inauguration of the red carpet to observe the young watchmaker at work in the Lounge, and to admire the watches on display in the fascinating exhibition, “Him & Her.”

In a relaxed atmosphere, guests in the Lounge took binoculars in hand and peered down from far above, hoping to catch a glimpse of the movie stars stepping onto the red carpet in front of the Berlinale Palast. The brilliant Wes Anderson comedy “The Grand Budapest Hotel” opened the 64th Berlinale and fired the start pistol for the following eleven days of the Festival.

Curtain rises on 64th Berlin International Film Festival

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