Picture Tree Intl. Picks Up Leander Haussmann’s ‘A Stasi Comedy’ (Exclusive)

Picture Tree Intl. Picks Up Leander Haussmann’s ‘A Stasi Comedy’ (Exclusive) Berlin-based Picture Tree International (Pti) has acquired global sales rights to Leander Haussmann’s highly anticipated East German laffer “A Stasi Comedy.” Set in the early 1980s, the film centers ...

Berlinale 2012. Babelsberg @ 100 + Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Just yesterday, Empire posted a photo of Tom Tykwer and Lana and Andy Wachowski surrounded by novelist David Mitchell and producers Uwe Schott, Philip Lee, Stefan Arndt and Grant Hill. The occasion? ...

Daily Briefing. Senses of Cinema 60, Chris Marker

A new issue of Senses of Cinema will always be the top story, any day it appears. As this one's not only the 60th but also a "bumper issue," as Catherine Grant puts it, it's "a timely reminder of just ...

From Hitler's Germany To Stalin's Russia In Gorgeous German Comedy Hotel Lux

A comedy set both in Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia? It seems like a bold - perhaps even foolhardy - move but that's exactly what director Leander Haußmann has done with Hotel Lux.Following the ...