What about the future of cinema? Sebastian Koch thinks about it and formulates a wish.

Actor Sebastian Koch hopes for a future for the big screen. “The ardent wish is that the cinema will always be and hopefully survive this corona madness,” said Koch of the German Press Agency in Berlin.

“This room and the screen are an incredibly great date. Cinema is the queen of the arts. If that doesn’t exist anymore, it would be a shame. You can convey such subtle emotions there.”

“I will never forget how we saw “The Lives of Others” on the Piazza Grande in Locarno in front of thousands of people,” said Koch, who turns 60 on Tuesday. “When 9000 people smile at the same time – I still get goosebumps when I talk about it. That’s impressive.”

The film about East German state security, in which Koch starred, won an Oscar a few years ago. Koch has appeared in many films. The actor sees cinema facing challenges. “To come back to reality, it’s an uphill battle right now. This is going to be difficult. Do I think cinema will survive? I wish it from the bottom of my heart.”