Cinema of Care. Who Looks After the Cinema?

“Berlin Critics’ Week” Opening Conference

Debates about the relationship between care work, society and art have intensified in recent years. We take that conversation and apply it to the particularly industrial art form that is cinema. Who gets burned out by the film industry? What responsibilities do the institutions and filmmakers of today have for each other, and which kinds of labor relations are outdated? What would be the costs of a "caring cinema" – and which films point the way forward? In addition to the conference, there will be the film and debate programme Aesthetics of Care at Hackesche Höfe Kino on 17 February at 8 pm.

Welcome: Thomas Heise
Moderation: Julia Bee and Devika Girish
Guests: Filmmaker Claire Denis (France), Festival director of Ji.hlava IDFF Marek Hovorka, Professor of queer studies in the arts and sciences Isabell Lorey, Artist Elke Marhöfer (Germany), and Film curator/critic Abby Sun (USA)

Wednesday, 15 Feb 2023

7 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenary Hall

With Claire Denis, Marek Hovorka, Isabell Lorey, Elke Marhöfer and Abby Sun

Welcome: Thomas Heise
Moderation: Julia Bee and Devika Girish

In English

€ 6/4


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