I’m the kind of person who likes to be prepared and who likes to know how things are going to happen (as far as that is reasonably possible). So going to Berlinale was a bit of a challenge for me because I had no way of knowing how everything is going to work out, what am I supposed to do (besides trying to watch as many movies as possible), and whether I will manage to spend 8 days in Berlin and still enjoy it. Prior my departure I did my homework and hoped for the best. Looking back now, I have to admit that the whole trip came together as a surprisingly good adventure. And it wasn’t just that I got to watch a lot of good movies (check out part I), but it was the festival atmosphere throughout the city that made the experience pretty special.
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Some people may know, but most people don’t know that I got the unique opportunity to attend Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival this year. I’m not from the film industry, I’m just a normal person who won the European Film Challenge and ended up in Berlin with a festival accreditation and all the advantages and challenges that come with it. It was an experience that I never knew I would get, and it was completely different from what I had imagined. So, I have decided to write not one, but two blog post about my highlights – the first one about the movies and the second one about how it is to experience such a festival for the first time. Let’s start with the movies!
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Another season, another 10 great European movies – that’s all it took for me to win a chance to go to Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival. I know that the festival will be amazing (and I promise to write a short overview of my highlights afterward), but winner or not – the best thing about this challenge is the additional motivation to watch good movies from different European countries. I think everyone should do it, and I hope the challenge will include new participating countries with each season! In this post, I just want to briefly reflect on my 10 winning movies, so read on if you’re interested.
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For me, the first part of the year has been full of challenges… and this time I’m not talking about my baking. I participated in my first ever short story writing challenge and my second ever European Film Challenge. And I think it’s finally time to give spotlight to 10 wonderful films I watched for my second season of #EuropeanFilmChallenge from January till April 2017.
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