Wilhelm Faber of Berlinale picks a poster from the festival’s archive.
My favourite poster is for the Berlinale Retrospective in 1983. The central motif is the Anhalter-railwaystation, whose name in free translation is “place where you have to stop.” A magic black and white photograph to open the spectators imagination and memory of old cinema. At the same time an invitation to remember stories, fate or a turn of events. The festival film series (EXIL) is highlighted by a typography which is both contained and higlighted. The poster was designed by Volker Noth.
Wilhelm Faber has worked at the Berlin International Film Festival since 1990; working in the fields of program-coordination, festival-organisation, event-management and IT.