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Feb 02, 2016:
Berlinale Goes Kiez
Neighbourhood Cinemas Get the Red Carpet Treatment

For the seventh year running, the special series Berlinale Goes Kiez will roll through a variety of Berlin’s independent cinemas on seven festival evenings and roll out the red carpet on neighbourhood sidewalks, not only to welcome local and international guests but also to honour the cinemas themselves along with their faithful audience.

From February 13 to 19 2016, one independent neighbourhood cinema per evening will be featured as an additional festival venue and present selected films from the various sections of the Berlinale.

Numerous guests from the film teams have already announced their intention to attend and take advantage of the opportunity to present their work personally and engage in conversations with the audience after their screenings.

No less than four of the seven cinemas will be taking part in Berlinale Goes Kiez for the first time. Neukölln’s IL KINO, which opened one year ago, will kick off the special series with two Asian films from Panorama (Jug-yeo-ju-neun Yeo-ja | The Bacchus Lady) and Forum (Lao Shi | Old Stone). An eclectic evening awaits the audience in ACUDkino, with Berlin um die Ecke (Berlin Around the Corner) from the Retrospective and Boris sans Béatrice (Boris without Béatrice) from the Competition section.

The Neue Kammerspiele in Kleinmachnow will also show two films from the Competition section of the festival, Cartas da Guerra (Letters from War) and 24 Wochen (24 Weeks). And in City Kino Wedding, located in the Centre Français de Berlin, the Culinary Cinema section will welcome its guests to the neighbourhood with The Singhampton Project. A menu inspired by the documentary film will be presented by Vincent Garcia at the Restaurant Pastis. Finally, the Kino UNION in Friedrichshagen will be celebrating the grand opening of two new projection rooms together with Berlinale Goes Kiez.

For every cinema, a prominent filmmaker will serve as a “cinema patron” for the evening and thus help to support the cultural mission of the neighbourhood movie theatre. On opening night, Sebastian Schipper, who presented his film Victoria in the series last year, will be our guest at IL KINO.

Festival Director Dieter Kosslick: “The festival would like to thank these brave champions of independent neighbourhood theatres, who have created a place where film can grow beyond the screen with their cinemas. They make a great effort to ensure that a simple trip to the movies can also lead to a dialogue – we are delighted to be able to support them in these efforts with Berlinale Goes Kiez.”


Saturday, February 13 at IL KINO, Neukölln
6.30 pm Panorama
Jug-yeo-ju-neun Yeo-ja by E J-yong

9.30 pm Forum
Lao Shi by Johnny Ma

Sunday, February 14 at Toni & Tonino, Weißensee
3.30 pm Generation Kplus
Rara by Pepa San Martín

6.30 pm Competition
Mahana by Lee Tamahori

9.30 pm Competition
Inhebbek Hedi by Mohamed Ben Attia

Monday, February 15 at ACUDkino, Mitte
6.30 pm Retrospective
Berlin um die Ecke by Gerhard Klein

9.30 pm Competition
Boris sans Béatrice by Denis Côté

Tuesday, February 16 at Neue Kammerspiele, Kleinmachnow
6.30 pm Competition
Cartas da Guerra by Ivo M. Ferreira

9.30 pm Competition
24 Wochen by Anne Zohra Berrached

Wednesday, February 17 at Kino UNION, Friedrichshagen
6.30 pm Generation 14plus
Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank by Hans Steinbichler

9.30 pm Panorama
Jonathan by Piotr J. Lewandowski

Thursday, February 18 at Babylon, Kreuzberg
6.30 pm Competition
Alone in Berlin by Vincent Perez

9.30 pm Berlinale Shorts Go Kiez
Hopptornet by Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck
Another City by Pham Ngoc Lan
Love by Réka Bucsi
personne by Christoph Girardet, Matthias Müller
Notre Héritage by Jonathan Vinel in collaboration with Caroline Poggi

Friday, February 19 at City Kino Wedding at Centre Français de Berlin
3.00 pm Homage
Die Ehe der Maria Braun by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

6.30 pm Culinary Cinema Goes Kiez
Schwarzbunt Märchen by Detlev Buck, Roger Heeremann
The Singhampton Project by Jonathan Staav
After the screening menu at Restaurant Pastis

9.30 pm Perspektive Deutsches Kino
Meteorstrasse by Aline Fischer

Berlinale Goes Kiez is supported by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. The complete programme of “Berlinale Goes Kiez” can be found at: For more information, please contact Uschi Feldges ().

Press Office
February 2, 2016

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