Author: Jochen Kürten

"Bastille Day", source: youtube

French films on terror

Should this be shown?

Still from "A Dragon Arrives", one of this year's Berlinale entries, by Iranian director Mani Haghighi (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Berlinale/Abbas Kosari)

Germany′s Berlinale

Where film meets reality

Still from "Queen of the Desert": Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman) recognises the soul of the Bedouin peoples and forges invaluable ties (photo: 2015 PROKINO Filmverleih GmbH)

Werner Herzog′s epic ″Queen of the Desert″

Hackneyed melodrama

The Iranian director Jafar Panahi (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A. Kenare)

Berlinale 2015: Golden Bear for Jafar Panahi's film "Taxi"

An incredible feeling of warmth and humanity

Scene from ''5 Jahre Leben'' (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Film on the Case of Murat Kurnaz

''A Scandal of Democracy''