Before the premiere of Competition film Blind Massage, presenter Loretta Stern welcomes up to 120 guests in the Audi Berlinale Lounge to take a glimpse behind the scenes of the Festival. Intriguing background information and a screening of the press conference will get everyone in the mood for the film. Blind Massage – a massage parlour in Nanjing employs only blind workers, and each of them has a story to tell. A sensitively played film which opens the viewer's senses to the emotional world of the blind, revealing in particular their perception of beauty and desire. The event will take place in German.