Helke Sander’s film is an ironic and clever depiction from a feminist perspective of the everyday life of a working mother. Her essayistic narrative also draws an authentic portrait of a divided Berlin.
Los Angeles, January 1972. Aretha Franklin spends two days recording her legendary gospel album ‘Amazing Grace’. It has taken 47 years for the concert film that was made at the time to be released.
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick and Secretary General of Amnesty International in Germany Markus N. Beeko will jointly present the film receiving the Amnesty Film Award.
High contrast: the simple life in his mother’s hut off the grid set against the huge TVs in the apartment blocks where the other children live. Asalif adapts to the changes to his familiar surroundings with growing autonomy. He becomes Anbessa, the lion.
Kingdom | Leyenda dorada | Entropia | Suc de síndria | All on a Mardi Gras Day
A man falls in a forest. First an arm, then the man. Naked and carrying a suitcase, he walks through the forest. He finds a house, jams his bottom in first, and the journey begins.
The small community of Montánchez in Spain: an idyllic summer’s day where people of all ages enjoy themselves around a swimming pool.
Entropia – a life without bras is possible, or how a fly paralysing the systems. An animated film from Hungary in which colour is hardly the only thing to lustfully explode.
She tries to regain her ability to orgasm. He helps her. With the most loving dedication.
Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans. The Big Chiefs of the various African-American tribes work on their costumes. Who is the fairest in the land?
Circumnavigating the earth in a series of visually stunning images, this film shows us landscapes that have been irrevocably changed by humans. The lush colours and formal beauty of the images are deceptive: our planet is on the brink of collapse.
A girl roams through the city looking for a place to sleep, but between yoga studios, art galleries and the beds of strangers there is no space for her. A post-modern comedy in pink and blue.
Aldemar Matias delivers this delicate, sensitively filmed family portrait from Cuba. The life of competitive athlete Jenniffer is on the brink of change, just like the whole country. She is poised on the starting blocks – and not just in the 100-meter dash.
Aruna is investigating cases of bird flu in Indonesia. She is joined by two friends and the trio decides to use the trip to have a culinary adventure. A chance encounter with Aruna’s secret crush, Farish, gradually unveils some truths about the virus.
Twenty-six people talk about love and hardship, hope and bitterness, fear and happiness accompanied by celluloid images of Berlin at night. A symphony of life, a magical cosmos. The third part of the filmmaker’s ‘Chants’ trilogy on space, time and the body.
Walter is a 60-year-old removal man for forced evictions. He recognises in one of the tenants about to be evicted his estranged son, Jan. In order to help Jan, Walter has to confront not only his crooked boss but also his own past.
The Forum Expanded group exhibition presents 16 film and video installations in the newly opened underground hall at silent green Kulturquartier, at Ebensperger Rhomberg Gallery and at Luxoom Lab.
Opening: Wednesday, 06.02., 19:00 | Opening Hours: 07.02.-17.02., 11:00-21:00, except Thursday, 14.02., 11:00-17:00 | 19.02.-09.03., Tuesday-Sunday, 14:00-19:00
Notes to Self is an ongoing series of videos documenting a simple, repetitive act as a way to mimic our fleeting engagement with social media status updates. Fragments of text, in the form of notes, are set on fire with varying degrees of success.
Free entrance | Opening: Thursday, 07.02., 17:30 | Opening Hours: 08.02.-17.02., Mon-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 14:00-18:00
The exhibition revisits a chapter in Tibet’s history: the armed struggle for freedom and its entanglement in global geopolitics through the CIA, raising questions on collective intelligence, surveillance, decolonization, and the post-Cold War world.
Free entrance | Opening: Thursday, 07.02., 19:00 | Opening Hours: 08.02.–10.03., 14:00–19:00
A tragicomedy in the form of a documentary, portraying a story about courageous failures and relentless pushing forward, taking place in the abandoned B12 roadside restaurant.