We don’t get fed nearly enough films from the land of Fellini and Pasolini here in Berlin, so it’s a great opportunity to play some quick catchup at the Italian Festival Berlin, which presents the bulk of its selection as exclusive German premieres, shown with English subtitles. Among the mix of serious and light-hearted fares, one should probably not miss the existential drama Anime nere. Chronicling three young men’s struggle through the mafia scene of Milan, it vividly describes the unbreakable chain of revenge and dominated this year’s Italian Academy Awards. A Mafioso is also involved in the offbeat comedy Noi e la Giulia, in which five losers are willing to do whatever it takes to open up a farmhouse in the countryside. Understandably, funny business follows. Those looking for some kinky relationship drama will get their fix in I nostri ragazzi, adapted from Herman Koch’s worldwide bestseller The Dinner. Set over the course of an evening, it explores the changes in dynamics between two couples as secrets, lies, and an ugly family history are slowly, teasingly revealed. For all dates and screening schedules, see www.italianfilmfestivalberlin.com.