The City Named Desire
Catch this month's EXBlicks, featuring Peter Zach's documentary The City Named Desire, at Lichtblick Kino on Feb 24, 20:00.
Peter Zach’s documentary The City Named Desire takes its audience on a pilgrimage through the city, picking up threads of conversations between internationally renowned artists on their experiences of Berlin pre-Mauerfall.
It remains a challenge to imagine Berlin as it was in an era now afflicted with what filmmaker Andrew Horn calls “amnesia” – but the protagonists clearly share a mutual love for a formerly beleaguered city that’s both nostalgic and compassionate.
In between the stories, Zach explores the city by car, boat and S-Bahn, capturing the architecture and sights of a city in motion and perfectly reflecting the notion that Berlin is not in stasis but in constant flux — albeit not always in a good direction.The film’s steady pace and authentically honest feel combine to create a lasting reflection of change.
Get on board with our EXBlicks screening, presented by Exberliner in cooperation with realeyz.tv, followed by a Q&A with the director and complimentary wine.
EXBlicks: The City Named Desire, 20:00 | Lichtblick Kino, Kastanienallee 77, Prenzlauer Berg, U-Bhf Senefelderplatz
Originally published in issue #124, February 2014.