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Since the discontinuation of Polaroid in 2008, hipsters and nostalgic grandmas alike have struggled to maintain their retro camera habit, but now Mitte's new Sofortbild-Shop in Mitte is here to save instant photography, one frame at a time. more

Apr 4, 2014 2:15 PM The Best of Berlin

Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin, like what is up with the Rundfunkbeitrag. more

Apr 1, 2014 11:00 AM Features

At this year’s Berlinale, British director Ken Loach was honoured with a lifetime achievement award for 50 years of cinema. The filmmaker and veteran political activist hasn’t lost his faith in the power of workers to bring about change. more

Mar 26, 2014 1:30 PM People 2 Comments

The Akademie der Künste plays host to a breathtaking retrospective of contemporary sculpture from iconic twentieth century artists: foregrounded in the exhibition is an enthralling intersection of photography, sculpture and movement. Through Apr 21. more

Mar 25, 2014 3:00 PM Art

Berlin-based artist Felix Scheinberger's 100 Ways To Paint A Bird offers 328 pages of luscious illustrations centred around the theme of birds, taking inspiration from everything from the Book of Kells to film noir. more

Mar 24, 2014 2:30 PM The Best of Berlin

OUT NOW! Despite some jarring moments bestselling book adaptation THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO... serves up plenty of dark-hearted humour. more

Mar 20, 2014 6:15 PM Film

OUT NOW! Following a German farmer and his prize winning cow – DIE SCHÖNE KRISTA takes a quirky look into the world of competitive cattle raising. more

Mar 20, 2014 5:30 PM Film

Not to be confused with the Jewish Film Festival, this week (Mar 20-23), the edgier Israel Film Festival arrives at Moviemento, providing a cultural cross-section of Israeli cinema in 40 films. more

Mar 20, 2014 12:45 PM Film

The fifth installment of Alfilm covers a crucial cross-section of contemporary and vintage Arab film. Including the Oscar-nominated "Winter of Discontent", Alfilm runs at Babylon Mitte and B/B Multiples Mar 19-26. more

Mar 20, 2014 12:00 PM Film

OUT NOW! Navy Seal vs. Taliban gun battle film LONE SURVIVOR may go some way to sooth US war guilt but ultimately lapses into cliché. more

Mar 20, 2014 11:00 AM Film

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Star chef Tim Raue’s latest gastro playground is a return to traditional German food, of course with a his renowned gourmet touch. Definitely satisfying while predictably pricey, it's the décor that outshines here. more

Mar 18, 2014 12:00 PM Food

Already a filmmaker to watch at Berlin's PornFilmFestival, Jan Soldat is having a full-blown night at Volksbühne on Mar 28 at 8pm. The daring director's films provide intimate portraits of society's real sexual outcasts. more

Mar 18, 2014 11:00 AM Film

The truth about the Iberian welfare invasion: as immigrants from Spain and the rest of the crisis-stricken EU continue to flood into Germany, fears of Hartz-IV parasitism abound. But are they justified? more

Mar 17, 2014 12:00 PM Zeitgeist 4 Comments

INTERVIEW. Swedish director/actor/comedian Felix Herngren helms the lengthily titled comedy "The Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared", opening in Berlin cinemas on Mar 20. more

Mar 17, 2014 11:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! With stellar casting and an intriguing plot line THE BOOK THIEF ultimately fails to deliver. more

Mar 13, 2014 6:00 PM Film

OUT NOW! VAMPIRE ACADEMY is surprisingly lacking in cliché but nevertheless fails to deliver. more

Mar 13, 2014 5:30 PM Film

OUT NOW! An award winning meditation on life within a close-knit ultra-conservative religious family, KREUZWEG is a feast. more

Mar 13, 2014 5:00 PM Film

OUT NOW! Finnish-Argentine co-production MITTSOMMERNACHTSTANGO fuses documentary and fiction in its melancholic exploration of the dance. more

Mar 13, 2014 4:15 PM Film

OUT NOW! Keanu Reeves directorial debut MAN OF TAI CHI performs well on action but poorly elsewhere. more

Mar 13, 2014 3:45 PM Film

Following 2013's sold-out shows, the award-winning Israeli trio Hila Golan, Niva Dloomy and Ariel Nil Levy return to Berlin with their new performance "Save Your Love – Part 1", on stage at Theaterdiscounter from March 14-17. more

Mar 12, 2014 12:30 PM Stage

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