Written by: FFT Webmaster | February 8th, 2012
Each year, the Retrospective program of the Berlin International Film Festival devotes itself to showcasing an important director or a topic relevant to film history. Organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek since 1977, this popular Berlinale section often gives younger viewers a first look at the oeuvre of a filmmaker, an epoch or a genre in a larger context. This year’s program is entitled “The Red Dream Factory. Mezhrabpom-Film and Prometheus 1921-1936”, a survey of well-known as well as obscure films made in Russia in the years immediately following the October Revolution in 1917. Most of the program will be coming to New York’s prestigious Museum Of Modern Art starting in April of this year. This will make it possible for audiences in New York to explore a little-known period of film history, one that, nevertheless, had a far-reaching impact on the development of cinematic language around the world. The Berlinale, the Deutsche Kinemathek and the Museum of Modern Art have announced in a separate statement that they will embark on a long-term cooperation, which will include jointly selecting themes and curating the Retrospective section. “The opportunity to jointly organize and present the Retrospective section at the Berlin Film Festival is a thrilling advancement of our past efforts together. We are delighted to announce this important new phase of our partnership,” Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at MoMA was quoted as saying.