Berlinale Goes Open Air

From June 15 to 29, the Berlinale presented festival highlights from the February programme in a summery outdoor atmosphere. In cooperation with five Berlin outdoor cinemas and the films’ distributors, films from various Berlinale sections were shown over the course of 15 evenings. The films were introduced by the festival directors or the Berlinale section heads. Guests from film teams also attended some screenings.

Berlinale Goes Open Air 2022 impressions captured by photographer Dirk Michael Deckbar

The Berlinale is very grateful to the BKM and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg for their financial support of Berlinale Goes Open Air, without which the project would not have been possible.
Radioeins (rbb) - the Berlinale Radio covered Berlinale Goes Open Air.

June 15-17, Freiluftkino Friedrichshain

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 9.45 pm

Alcarràsby Carla Simón (Competition)
Golden Bear 2022
Spain / Italy 2022, 120’
Catalan with German subtitles / age rating: -

The Solé family spends the summer picking peaches in their orchard in Alcarràs, a small village in Catalonia, Spain. But this year’s crop may well be their last as new owners plan to replace the peach trees with solar panels and the family’s livelihood is threatened.

Presentation: Mariette Rissenbeek, Executive Director of the Berlin International Film Festival and Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director of the Berlin International Film Festival
Moderation: Knut Elstermann

Thursday, June 16, 2022, 9.45 pm

A E I O U – Das schnelle Alphabet der Liebe by Nicolette Krebitz (Competition)
Germany / France 2022, 104'
German with English subtitles / age rating: 6

Anna is 60 and her acting heyday is now behind her. She reluctantly accepts a job as a language coach for 17-year-old misfit Adrian who has a speech impediment. But she recognises him as the thief who recently snatched her handbag in the street ...

Director Nicolette Krebitz will be present, presentation by Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director of the Berlin International Film Festival
Moderation: Moderation: Anne Lakeberg

Friday, June 17, 2022, 9.45 pm

Aşk, Mark ve Ölüm by Tod Cem Kaya (Panorama)
Winner of the Panorama Audience Award
Germany 2022, 96'
Documentary form
Turkish, German, English with German subtitles; screening with German audio description and extended subtitles via app GRETA
age rating: 12

Cem Kaya’s dense documentary essay celebrates 60 years of Turkish music in Germany. An alternative post-war history that is at the same time a musical Who’s Who – from Yüksel Özkasap to Derdiyoklar and Muhabbet.

Producer Florian Schewe and protagonists will be present, presented by Michael Stütz, section head of Panorama

June 18-20 Freiluftkino Rehberge

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 9.45 pm

Peter von Kant by François Ozon (Competition)

France 2021, 84'
French, German with German subtitles / age rating: –

The life of famous film director Peter von Kant is turned upside down when he meets the handsome young Amir. François Ozon’s take on Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is a ruthless satire on the cult of celebrity.

Presentation: Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director of the Berlin International Film Festival
Moderation: Knut Elstermann

Sunday, June 19, 2022, 9.45 pm

Un año, una noche by Isaki Lacuesta (Competition)
Spain / France 2021, 120'
French, Spanish with German and English subtitles / age rating: -

Céline and Ramón, a young couple who survived the Bataclan terrorist attack, are struggling to regain a sense of normality and get beyond being identified as victims. Can they move on in spite of wounds that may never heal?

Presentation: Mariette Rissenbeek, Executive Director of the Berlin International Film Festival
Moderation: Anne Lakeberg

Monday, June 20, 2022, 9.45 pm

Sublime by Mariano Biasin (Generation 14plus)

Argentina 2022, 100'
Spanish with German subtitles / age rating: –, recommended from age 14

When 16-year-old Manu realises that he has fallen in love with his bandmate Felipe, turbulent emotions start brewing beneath the surface. How do you avoid losing a friendship once its very foundation has shifted?

Presentation: Maryanne Redpath, section head of Generation
Moderation: Julia Vismann

June 21-23 ARTE Sommerkino Schloss Charlottenburg

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 9.30 pm

Nelly & Nadine by Magnus Gertten (Panorama)

Sweden / Belgium / Norway 2022, 92'
Documentary form
French, English, Swedish, Spanish with German subtitles / age rating: -

Nelly and Nadine meet in Ravensbrück concentration camp. They spend the rest of their lives together. Decades later, Nelly’s granddaughter goes in search of clues. A poignant film about a love story and the need for individual and collective remembrance.

Presentation: Michael Stütz, Section Head of Panorama
Moderation: Julia Vismann

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 9:30 PM

Axiom by Jöns Jönsson (Encounters)

Germany 2022, 108'
German with English subtitles; screening with German audio description and extended subtitles via app GRETA / age rating: –

Julius is an eloquent young museum attendant loved by his friends, colleagues and his girlfriend. One day, he invites his fellow workers on a sailing trip on his aristocratic family’s boat. But something goes wrong. Julius is not who he seems to be.

In attendance of director Jöns Jönsson and actor Petra Welteroth, presented by Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director of the Berlin International Film Festival
Moderation: Knut Elstermann

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 9.30 pm

L’ état et moi by Max Linz (Forum)

Germany 2022, 85'
German, French with German and English subtitles / age rating: –

Judge Praetorius-Camusot’s legal routines are interrupted when the ghost of a member of the Paris Commune turns up at an event celebrating German-French relations. An anarchic comedy about the origins of German criminal law and much, much more.

In attendance of director Max Linz and actor Jeremy Mockridge as well as producers Florian Koerner von Gustorf and Anton Kaiser, presented by Forum section head Cristina Nord
Moderation: Anne Lakeberg

June 24-26 Freiluftkino Friedrichshagen

Friday, June 24, 2022, 9.30 pm

Der Passfälscher by Maggie Peren (Berlinale Special)

Germany / Luxembourg 2022, 116'
German with English subtitles; screening with German audio description and extended subtitles via app GRETA
age rating: 6

The true story of Cioma Schönhaus, a Jewish man who, during the Second World War, repeatedly escaped the Gestapo thanks to his ability to forge passports. But his other talent was perhaps even rarer: the gift for happiness.

Presentation: Mariette Rissenbeek, Executive Director of the Berlin International Film Festival
Moderation: Anne Lakeberg

Saturday, June 25, 2022, 9.30 pm

Le Chêne by Laurent Charbonnier and Michel Seydoux (Berlinale Special)

France 2021, 80'
Documentary form
Without dialogue, German intertitles / age rating: –, recommended from age 6

Once upon a time, there was a 210-year-old oak tree, the pillar of a world teeming with all forms of life. An ode to nature’s bounty and to one of its most majestic, vital guardians, Le Chêne is a spectacular adventure film for viewers big and small.

Presentation: Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director of the Berlin International Film Festival
Moderation: Julia Vismann

Sunday, June 26, 2022, 9.30 pm

Echo by Mareike Wegener (Perspektive Deutsches Kino)

Germany 2022, 98'
German with English subtitles / age rating: 16

Saskia Harder, a policewoman traumatised by a bomb attack in Afghanistan, has barely begun investigating the identity of a body found on the moor in provincial Friedland when a bomb from World War II has to be destroyed in a controlled explosion in the village.

Director Mareike Wegener will be present, presented by Mariette Rissenbeek, Executive Director of the Berlin International Film Festival
Moderation: Knut Elstermann

June 27-29 Freiluftkino Hasenheide

Monday, June 27, 2022, 9.45 pm

Sonne von Kurdwin Ayub (Encounters)
Winner of the GWFF Best First Feature Award

Austria 2022, 87'
German, Kurdish with German subtitles / age rating: –

Young women, Austrian style. Yesmin is Kurdish and wears a headscarf. She shoots a cheeky burqa video with Bella and Nati which makes the trio famous in the Muslim community. Controversy and alienation ensue. Immediate, exuberantly introverted cinema.

Presentation: Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director of the Berlin International Film Festival
Moderation: Julia Vismann

Mars Exalté

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 9.45 pm

Berlinale Shorts:

  • Mars Exalté by Jean-Sébastien Chauvin
    France 2022, 18', without dialogue
  • Histoire pour 2 Trompettes by Amandine Meyer
    France 2022, 5', without dialogue
  • Chhngai Dach Alai by Polen Ly
    Cambodia 2022, 24', Bunong with English subtitles
  • Haulout by Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev
    United Kingdom 2022, 25', Russian with English subtitles
  • Starfuckers by Antonio Marziale
    USA 2022, 14', English without subtitles

Presentation: Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck, curator and section head of Berlinale Shorts
Moderation: Knut Elstermann

Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 9.45 pm

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande by Sophie Hyde (Berlinale Special)

United Kingdom 2022, 97'
English with German subtitles / age rating: 12

Nancy Stokes, a retired teacher, has never had an orgasm. Routine is all her late husband had to offer in the bedroom. Hoping to finally find out what sex is all about, Nancy takes the leap and hires the services of Leo Grande, a young sex worker.

Presentation: Mariette Rissenbeek, Executive Director of the Berlin International Film Festival
Moderation: Julia Vismann

The minimum age for admission to events at the Berlinale is 18 (with the exception of Generation). Admission is according to age specified by the FSK rating.