BERLINALE 2018

 

BERLINALE 2018: THE BERLINALE BELONGS TO THE BEARS


When the 68th Berlin International Film Festival takes place from February 15 - 25, 2018, Berlin will once again belong to the bears. The Berlinale has introduced the official posters. From January 22 the 6 different scenes will go up city-wide.

 
 
 
 

"It's that time of year again: The bears are out and about! On this year's posters they'll be popping up at well-known Berlin landmarks to get us in the mood for terrific festival days", comments Festival Director Dieter Kosslick.

 
 

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Credit: © Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin / Velvet Creative Office

FROM GRAPE TIL WINE - WINE TASTING

 

FROM GRAPE TIL WINE - BOTTLED EMOTIONS


Actor Til Schweiger presented three new wines from the series "From Grape Til Wine" with a wine tasting at the Barefood Deli in Hamburg on November 30th. The wines were created with winemakers on a wine tour through Tuscany and Rhinehessen.

 
 
 
 

Together with the CEO of the Hanseatic Wine- and Sparkling Wine Kontor (HAWESKO) Nikolas von Haugwitz and winemaker Jochen Dreissigacker, Til Schweiger welcomed friends and media to a winetasting, snacks and showed emotional films of the creation of the wines.

During a wine  tour through Tuscany and Rhinehessen three special wines, named after Schweigers daughters, were created. Luna, a Pinot Gris (2017), Luna Marie, a Chardonnay (2016) and Emma Tiger Super T, a Cabernet Sauvignon (2015) are available now.

BAREFOOT HOTEL GRAND OPENING

 

BAREFOOT HOTEL
GRAND OPENING
 

On 1st June 2017 the barefoot Hotel Timmendorfer Strand officially opened its doors. With more than 100 years the 19th century historical villa is one of the oldest buildings in the Lübeck Bay. With 57 different sized rooms, individually arranged with a selection of Til Schweiger’s favorite products, a soulful hotel was created in which guests feel at home from the very beginning.

 
 
 
 

It was love at first sight when Til Schweiger discovered a picture, which showed the building around the turn of the century. An old colonial style building with wooden beams like in Louisana. After extensive renovations a hotel close to nature has been created, which perfectly fits the seaside-surrounding – with authentic charm and character. 

A lot of wood, warm natural tones, organic feel on all surfaces. It is all about the integrated attitude towards life, which we already know from Tils interior and lifestyle brand Barefoot Living – a mixture of Malibu, Hamptons and Mallorca. 

In cooperation with Jasika Holding, which took care of all costs and organization of the historic renovation, Til Schweiger is responsible for all the design elements, interior and exterior of the barefoot Hotel. With lots of love and imagination he took care of every single detail, from the allocation of the rooms, to the shape of the cups up to the materials and colors of the pillows.

In terms of the furniture and living accessoires long-term cooperations with selected manufacturers have been made. The chairs and beds are made by Verywood near Venice, the TV furniture in a family business in Lübeck, the lamps in Mallorca. Many products can be bought in the hotel shop. In addition, there is a spa, gym, lounge area with fireplace and a restaurant with honest and modern cuisine. 

The barefoot Hotel is located between spa gardens and pier, 200 meters from the sea, is for people who want to experience individual relaxation. Due to its timeless authenticity and the beachhouse flair it is 100% barefoot.

BERLINALE 2017 – GLASHÜTTE APPEARANCE

 

BERLINALE 2017
– GLASHÜTTE APPEARANCE


Throughout the 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (9th -19th February) VIA organised and supervised the Golden Bear Lounge at the Hyatt Potsdame Platz, like the years previous. This year, Glashütte Original is the lounge’s main sponsor. The internationally renowed watch manufactory produces luxury watches - „Made in Germany“. As in years before, the lounge welcomed guests from the national and international film business as well as numerous personalities of creative industries.

 

TESIRO GOLDEN BEAR LOUNGE

 

TESIRO GOLDEN BEAR LOUNGE


On behalf of BERLINALE’s main sponsor TESIRO VIA Berlin took care of the guest management and organization of the exclusive TESIRO Golden Bear Lounge at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Guests included representatives of the national and international film scene as well as personalities from the creative industry.

 
 
 
 

During the festival, the lounge was used by film makers as well as journalists from all over the world as a meeting point and for interviews as well as appreciated retreat facility. VIA Berlin also coordinated numerous Get-Togethers of the Festival Filmcrews - and offered the TESIRO Golden Bear Lounge a suitable setting for the exciting minutes before the gala screening.

 

Barefoot Living

 

BAREFOOT LIVING


Til Schweiger has always attached great importance to design and a special mood aspects in his movies – when it comes to setting up his apartments or houses he emphasizes these two aspects as well. For years, Til Schweiger has been passionately searching for favorite pieces that find a place in his films and houses. The idea was born: "Barefoot Living" is about a feeling of life - for life, laughter, well-being and relaxation.

 
 
 
 

"We are looking for long-lasting products, which are still loved after years and eventually re-ordered. We prefer to work with small manufactories."

Among other things, handmade ceramics, cashmere sweaters produced in Nepal, hand-crocheted carpets, mouth-blown lamps from a Majorcan glass factory, a dining table made of recycled wood or bed linen made of natural linen in gentle earth tones to relax and unwind.