Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen (Film and Television Museum)

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Deutsche Kinemathek
Deutsche Kinemathek

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The Deutsche Kinemathek Film and Television Museum in the heart of Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide) presents the major milestones in German film and TV history. The modern hi—tech museum houses two permanent exhibitions — about German film and German television — as well as various temporary ones and additionally is responsible for the Retrospective section of the Berlinale.

The permanent film exhibition at the Deutsche Kinemathek Film and Television Museum traces the history of German film beginning with its three pioneers Max Skladanowsky, Oskar Messter and Guido Seebe in the late 19th century, the rise of the world—renowned Babelsberg Studios, to the heyday of German cinema, the Expressionism in the 1920s, to the propaganda industry during the Third Reich, the German New Wave period in the 1970s with its enfant terrible, the director Rainer Werner Fassbinder to the present days. A highlight of this exhibition is the memorabilia of the glorious Marlene Dietrich, one of Berlin’s most famous stars to date.

In the Deutsche Kinemathek's television exhibition, visitors have the chance to rediscover the most significant moments of broadcasting history. Furthermore the exhibition focuses on the diverse development of the mass medium television in East and West Germany.

In 2009 the Deutsche Kinemathek Film and Television Museum presents a temporary exhibition dedicated to the coverage of the most important event in post—war German history, the fall of the Berlin war. For the year 2010 the museum plans an exhibition about one of Europe’s greatest actresses: Romy Schneider. The Austrian born actress came to fame starring in several highly successful sentimental films in Germany in the 50s and later went to France to write history as one of the greatest muses of the Nouvelle Vague movement in the 60s and 70s.

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She grew up in a small town in Bavaria and then studied Media studies, Literature and History in Erlangen and Munich. As a student she already spent half a year in London and moved back there after graduation in 2006. She is still living in London, where she works in publishing.

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Location: Potsdamer Straße 2, 10785 Berlin, Germany

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Opening Hours

  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 6pm
  • Thursday from 10am until 8pm
  • Monday closed

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