Berlinale: Programme

Film File

Guest of Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Film Wanderungen

Film Walks

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What does it mean to live in a neighbourhood? What does the place where you live mean to you? Who lives next-door? In the summer of 2017, 140 people who live on and around Rosa-Luxemburg Platz in Berlin’s ‘Mitte’ district were interviewed. These conversations were turned into a series of short films that provide personal insights into diverse lives. Behind each door there’s a different story: long-standing Mitte dwellers, founders of start-ups, centenarians, globetrotters, those pining for the old East Germany, and students. There are people who have lived here for two months or sixty years; people who grew up in what used to be East or West Germany, in Latin America, Russia, or former Yugoslavia. A neighbourhood full of diversity and contradictions. Some call it their home, others just the place they live, while still others think of it as a real neighbourhood or ‘kiez’. And yet, memories and emotions associated with this place connect them all as neighbours. Visitors to the Berlinale are invited into the living rooms around Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz to watch the films, meet the neighbours and perhaps even begin conversations of their own.

The Film Walks start at 2 pm sharp in Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 18, 10178 Berlin.

Germany 2017

German, other

Documentary form
150 min · Colour


project participants
Matthias Jochmann, Kathrin Unger, Julius Weigel, Laura Wiegand, Lili Duchow, Ana Hupe, Donata Schmidt Werthern, Helena Kühnemann, Thomas Kowalski, Marlon Weber, Lisann Behm, Hannes Raphael Beere, Anne Retzlaff, Yasmin El Yassini, Simón Lobos, Leon Wienhold, Kai Ehlers, Yannick Geske, Carlotta-Marie Romano, Julie Kuschel, Hannah Ugé, Linda Udre, Gilberto Giardini, Fritzie Benesch, Christophe Knoch

Produced by

Phenomen Berlin Filmproduktion

Phenomen Trust

World sales

Phenomen Berlin Filmproduktion