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At almost 90, she's got a brain still buzzing with daring film projects and strong opinions. We spoke with the cult Hungarian director Márta Mészáros on being the first woman to win the Golden Bear, the war between the sexes, and more... Read more

Film

Every Berliner knows her name, but many are ignorant of who Rosa Luxemburg really was, and there are many misconceptions about her life and ideas. We spoke to historian Jörn Schütrumpf to set the record straight. Read more

History

During her Berlin years, Luxemburg developed a passion for collecting plants. She meticulously catalogued her finds in 18 notebooks in the last six years of her life – up until the October Revolution put an abrupt end to her unexpected hobby. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Exberliner's editor-in-chief on why she'll once again be at Friedrichsfelde cemetery this Sunday, January 13, to remember Luxemburg, as well as a bit on what can be found in our Rosa issue out on newsstands now! Read more

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Rosa Lux reloaded! 100 years after Rosa Luxemburg's death, Exberliner rediscovers the vibrant woman and prophetic thinker behind the revolutionary Berlin icon, and what makes her inspiring for generations of women today. Out now! Read more

Gretchen Dutschke on the day they shot Rudi, the man behind the 1968 icon and how she thinks he is still being misportrayed. Read more

History

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Photo by Florian Baumgarten

At Schaubühne, Milo Rau contemplates the Russian Revolution through Lenin's dying days. The next performances are Nov 4-5, 16-19 (in German). Read more

Theatre & Dance

"Babylon Berlin" is the most expensive German TV series ever. And its fictional plot is based on plenty of historical fact – including the fact that Berlin police massacred dozens of people on May 1, 1929. Our communist blogger elaborates. Read more

Opinion

The Left Party (Die Linke) or the other nine small parties just not left enough for you? Wladek looks at three communist parties that are even further to the left. Read more

Opinion 1 Comments

Berlinale Blog: Raoul Peck makes time

Veteran Haitian director Raoul Peck, who has two movies at this year's festival, took some time to talk to the Berlinale Talents. And got all nostalgic about street communism in 1980s West Berlin. Read more

Feb 17, 2017 2:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

A compelling cast of real-live characters narrates the Gorki's new GDR documentary piece Atlas of Communism. Catch it with English surtitles Jan 24 and 25. Read more

Theatre & Dance

A Rosa Luxemburg fan spent Sunday in Friedrichsfelde among East German nostalgists and Marxists of all feathers, commemorating the 98th anniversary of the deaths of Luxemburg and comrade-in-arms Karl Liebknecht. Read more

Opinion 1 Comments

This month's issue of EXB is all about Weimar Berlin – and it wasn't just cabaret and ballrooms. Wladek takes us on a tour to the red side of 1920s Berlin. This Sun, Jan 15, see its surviving remnants at the coldest demo of the year. Read more

History

Kicking off Jun 29, the Fusion festival is turning 20 – and, if rumors are true, this year's gathering might be the last. John RIceburg looks back at flying caterpillars, apocalyptic bunkers and an experiment in anti-capitalist entertainment. Read more

Opinion 1 Comments

Ever wonder what it was like to be a Jew in East Germany? After fleeing Nazi Germany as a child, Salomea Genin returned to live in East Berlin, expecting a utopia free of anti-Semitism – an illusion that would soon shatter. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

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Zamatoví teroristi

The Berlinale Blog: Calling post-communism

Looking back with hindsight at Eastern Europe pre-1989 needn’t always be an exercise in angst. Eve Lucas considers the discreet charms of films from Romania and the Czech Republic. Read more

Feb 11, 2014 11:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

It’s been 95 years since Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were murdered by the Social Democratic government of 1919. Remember them - and take part in a uniquely Berlin institution - at their annual commemorative demonstration this Sunday at 10am. Read more

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