Legendary production designer Ken Adam, The Lord Of The Rings cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, Indian film critic Aruna Vasudev and Israeli filmmaker Udi Aloni are among the film industry luminaries lined up for five discussion events open to the general public at the Berlinale Talent Campus (8-12 Feb).
The programme will kick off on Sunday, 8 February, with Filmmaking in the Post-Democratic Society, a discussion between Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, French thinker Alain Badiou and Aloni whose documentary Local Angel screened at Berlinlast year
A Short Film Night on 9 Feb will present the twelve international shorts of the Official Berlinale programme, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and representatives of the leading international short film festivals.
In Ken Adam: Film Sets Are Forever! on 10 Feb, the 83-year-old legend will present a "behind the scenes" look at how he created the sets for such films as Dr. No, Moonraker, Barry Lyndon and Dr. Strangelove, while on 11 February, Peter Jackson's director of photography Andrew Lesnie and Bronwyn Nicholas will give an insider's account of the shooting of the Rings trilogy as well as addressing the question of how digital technology may change the function of the DoP.
The public events will be rounded off on 12 February by a session entitled How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Critics, where the twelve young critics and journalists participating in the Talent Press initiative discuss the state of film criticism with veterans such as Peter Cowie, Derek Malcolm and Aruna Vasudev.