I sat in my local cinema discussing the new movie Berlin Syndrome with author Melanie Joosten. She knows the movie very well – she wrote the novel that inspired it. We chat about how she first got published, her creative writing process, character development in stories and much more. Find Melanie’s adventures at www.melaniejoosten.com or on Twitter @melaniejoosten.
Melanie Joosten’s books
A Long Time Coming
Melanie’s writing faves
- M.J Hyland (Australian writer)
- The Accidental by Ali Smith
- On Beauty by Zadie Smith
- NW by Zadie Smith
- The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Shahota
- Moleskine notebooks :)
More about the movie by Aquarius Films
Berlin Syndrome is a 2017 Australian drama film directed by Cate Shortland, and written by Shaun Grant. It stars Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt.
The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2017. It is scheduled to be released in the United States in May 2017 and in the United Kingdom in June 2017.
It’s now showing in cinemas across Australia. Go and watch it…but take a friend!
Interview recorded at Palace Westgarth Cinema, Melbourne.
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