DW -“For a storyteller, a perfect future is the most boring thing one could imagine,” says Reiner Rother, director of the Berliner Kinemathek. That’s why the films shown at the Berlinale retrospective portray dark visions of the future.
Inspired by threats of destruction and catastrophes as well as by social misconceptions, science fiction is a film genre that’s not only for dreamers and people who refuse to grow up, believes Rother. Through these utopian and dystopian stories, the best science fiction films also reveal a given society’s visions and fears. – read more