From June 30 to July 3, movie fans in Berlin will have the opportunity of spending warm summer evenings watching outstanding films selected from this year’s Berlinale programme. During the 9th Summer Berlinale, the radioeins Open-Air Cinema Friedrichshain will show film highlights that have not yet been released theatrically in Germany.
In addition to this year’s Golden Bear winner Nader And Simin, A Separation, the programme includes audience favourites from the Panorama, Generation and Perspektive Deutsches Kino sections. Section directors Wieland Speck, Maryanne Redpath, Florian Weghorn and Linda Söffker will introduce the films.
Thursday, June 30, 2011, 9:45 pm
Berlinale Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Lollipop Monster, Germany 2011, directed by Ziska Riemann, 96 min. Presented by Linda Söffker.
Shrill teenage-comic-pop-drama about two profoundly different friends dreaming of breaking out into freedom – and getting into some weird and dangerous situations in the process.
Friday, July 1, 2011, 9:45 pm
Berlinale Panorama: Even the Rain - También la lluvia, Spain, France, Mexico 2010, directed by Iciar Bollain, 104 min. Spanish with German subtitles, presented by Wieland Speck.
While a filmmaker (Gael García Bernal) is contemplating a due rectification to history when he’s in Bolivia casting ‘Indios’ for his Christopher Columbus conquest drama, reality proves to be much closer to the historical record than is comfortable for the filmmakers.
Winner of the PanoramaAudienceAward 2011.
Saturday, July 2, 2011, 9:45 pm
Berlinale Competition: Nader And Simin, A Separation, Iran 2011, directed by Asghar Farhadi, 123 min. Farsi with German subtitles, presented by journalist Anke Leweke.
A dramatic family story from contemporary Iran, Nader And Simin, A Separation gives a remarkable insight into both the personal fates of its characters as well as into the fragile living conditions of the population at large.
Winner of the Golden Bear 2011.
Sunday, July 3, 2011, 9:45 pm
Berlinale Generation: On the Ice, USA 2011, directed by Andrew Okpeaha MacLean, 96 min. English with German subtitles, presented by Maryanne Redpath and Florian Weghorn.
Qalli and his best mate like to race around on their snowmobiles and rap battle each other. Their friendship is put in danger when a seal hunt ends with blood-red marks in the snow, as nothing remains a secret in their little Iñupiat settlement.
Winner of the Crystal Bear and the Best First Feature Award 2011.
For more information visit www.freiluftkino-berlin.de
The Open-Air in Cologne (www.filmfestivals-koeln.de) as well as the Mobile Kino Nürnberg (www.sommernachtfilmfestival.de) will also be showing films from this year’s Berlinale in July and August.
June 8, 2011