In Berlin, from late August to mid-December 2018, Perspektive Deutsches Kino, the Berlinale’s section for new young talents, will present five films and their directors from this year’s programme. In doing so, the Berlinale Spotlight is extending the Festival, making it possible for its programme to be seen throughout the year.
“With Berlinale Spotlight: Perspektive Deutsches Kino, we’re building a bridge that will get people ready for the next Berlinale in February 2019. At City Kino Wedding we’ll be showing five documentary and fiction films that have not been released to cinemas yet. Berlin audiences can expect some interesting evenings at the movies,” says section head Linda Söffker. Following the screenings, audiences are invited to take part in discussions with the directors, hosted by Linda Söffker.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 7 pm
Feierabendbier (After-Work Beer), directed by Ben Brummer
With: Tilman Strauß, Julia Dietze, Johann Jürgens, Christian Tramitz
A film about the world of hipsters and cool vintage cars, well mixed drinks and modern love.
Followed by a discussion with director Ben Brummer
Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 7 pm
Überall wo wir sind (Everywhere We Are), directed by Veronika Kaserer
Winner of the Compass Perspektive Award for the best film of the 2018 programme
To quote the jury statement: “Veronika Kaserer has made a film about grief, which at the same reminds us that life is worth living. With an astonishing closeness, unconventional montage, and many surprising moments, she portrays the last weeks and days of Heiko Lekutat, a 29-year-old Berlin dance instructor, and, most notably, his wonderful, big-hearted family.”
Followed by a discussion with director Veronika Kaserer
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7 pm
Verlorene (Lost Ones), directed by Felix Hassenfratz
With: Maria Dragus, Anna Bachmann, Clemens Schick, Enno Trebs
After the death of their mother, Maria and Hannah have been living alone with their father. When Valentin, a journeyman carpenter, begins to work in the family business, Maria falls in love with him. A dark secret hinders Maria from pursuing her love.
Followed by a discussion with director Felix Hassenfratz
Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 7 pm
Impreza – Das Fest (Impreza – The Celebration), directed by Alexandra Wesolowski
Ola, who lives in Germany, turns her aunt’s golden wedding anniversary into an opportunity to visit her family in Poland. But instead of concentrating on the big celebration, talk increasingly revolves around politics. A black comedy portraying a European family.
Followed by a discussion with director Alexandra Wesolowski
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7 pm
The Best Thing You Can Do With Your Life, directed by Zita Erffa
A brother who has joined the Legion of Christ, and a sister who is studying film - for years they have hardly communicated with each other. The film is an attempt to reconnect and understand one another.
Followed by a discussion with director Zita Erffa
August 6, 2018