The "Berlin In Film In The Nineties" retrospective, as part of Achtung Berlin screens across selected Berlin cinemas April 10-16.
The 1990s was a vibrant time in Berlin: the city was in a state of flux, full of wild abandon and creation. Fittingly in sync with the 25th anniversary of the Mauerfall, the Achtung Berlin has curated a program dedicated to the decade of the newly re-unified of the Hauptstadt: a snap shot of Berlin in a new cultural adolescence.
Fourteen feature films, two documentaries and ten short films, each with a unique blick of the city in transition. Opening on Thursday, April 10 at Babylon Mitte with Oben – Unten a colourful East Berlin romantic from director Joseph Orr, the Berlin im Film der Neunziger Jahren retrospective culminates with a panel discussion with directors and producers of the selected films hosted by the curators, Hajo Schäfer and Regina Kräh.
Some highlights in the programme include Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg, a poignant portrait of the crumbling GDR in the year 1990 and Alle Zeit der Welt which interweaves the lives of eccentric expats through surreal stylistic contradictions. All around, a hearty, unmissable film event for Berlinophiles.
Retrospektive: Berlin im Film der Neunziger Jahren in ACHTUNG BERLIN, Apr 10-16 | Various venues throughout Berlin, full programme at www.achtungberlin.de