Berlinale Goes Kiez 2023

When the Berlinale establishes its presence throughout the city once again in February, in nearly all of its districts, in a celebration of cinema and the festival audience, then Berlinale Goes Kiez, a perpetual audience favourite, has to be part of the party. From February 18 to 24, over seven days the special series will be making guest appearances at seven additional festival venues on one day each – this year once again featuring international film guests, cinema theatres filled to capacity and the Red Carpet.

In 2023, alongside six classic arthouse cinemas, Berlinale Goes Kiez will also take place for the first time in a multiplex cinema. Inspired by David Wnendt's film Sonne und Beton (Berlinale Special), based on the eponymous novel by Felix Lobrecht and set in large part in Gropiusstadt, the special series will also be making a guest appearance for one special evening at UCI Luxe Gropius Passagen.

The full programme

Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, in 2023 the series will once again be expanded with an additional special screening at Plötzensee's correctional facility, which is also open to the general public. Please note the specific admission requirements.

In short video portraits Thomas Baumann (Blauer Stern), Peter Latta and Martin Erlenmaier (Bundesplatz-Kino), Christian Suhren (fsk Kino), AnÄ‘elko Dominovic (UCI Luxe Gropius Passagen), Carla Molino (IL KINO), Andreas Radtke (Kino im Zeiss-Großplanetarium) and Daniela Zuklic (Thalia – Das Programmkino) invite viewers to come and get to know their venues.

Blauer Stern (Pankow)

Bundesplatz-Kino (Wilmersdorf)

fsk Kino (Kreuzberg)

IL KINO (Neukölln)

Kino im Zeiss-Großplanetarium (Prenzlauer Berg)

Thalia – Das Programmkino (Potsdam – Babelsberg)

UCI Luxe Gropius Passagen (Gropiusstadt)