The Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and its counterpart in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Film Development Council invited ten Hong Kong directors during the Berlinale for an exchange.
The Hong Kong contingent and Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg's Teresa Hoefert de Turégano and Christiane Raab
The Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg had actually invested in my film The Drummer through my producer, Twenty Twenty, in Germany. They are an important film funding entity for films throughout the world.
They had arranged a tour for us at the Studio Babelsberg where such classics as Metropolis, the Marlene Dietrich films, and modern classics like Polanski’s The Pianist, Ghost Writer, and Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds were made.
Marlene Dietrich and Brad Pitt
Alfred Hitchcock made films in Studio Babelsberg and learnt about German Expressionist cinema there
Derek Tsang, Saville and Adam Wong in the prop shop
Adam Wong, Saville, Derek Tsang and Clement Chang looking at a piece of the Berlin wall
This backlot was built in the 80’s. They change the façade to accommodate the film. Polanski shot The Pianist and Kevin Spacey shot Beyond the Sea here.
Quentin Tarantino shot Shosanna’s, played by Mélanie Laurent, cinema exterior of Inglorious Basterds at the end of the street on the left
And a street in the huge studio is dedicated to him…
We also visited the Holocaust museum
Mélanie Laurent’s new film was selling at the European film Market.