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issue 157

Quit your whining, North American expats. The local Mexican food scene is growing up thanks to these new eateries that kick tacos up a notch. more

Food & Drink

From intimate dinners in a small Neukölln flat, to packed streetfood markets in Kreuzberg, Berlin's volunteer and refugee communities are coming together through a basic mean of cultural exchange – food. But is it real or just “disaster tourism"? more

Zeitgeist

INTERVIEW! Hot on the heels of last month’s Jackie, Pablo Larrain returns with the equally formally daring biopic "Neruda". It opens in Berlin cinemas on Feb 23. more

Film

OUT NOW! Viola Davis stands out in Denzel Washington's mediocre adaptation of August Wilson's 1983 play FENCES. more

Film

OUT NOW! Don’t get turned off by the unusual aesthetics of the stop-motion characters in this animated gem MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI. more

Film

OUT NOW! Based on Philippe Djian’s novel Oh..., Paul Verhoeven's ELLE is an incendiary thriller that also functions as a satirical black comedy showcasing an ever-on-mark Huppert. more

Film

Warning: musical-theatrical performance MDLSX will not get out of your head. Italian performance artist Silvia Calderoni delivers an adrogynous, punk performance not to be missed Gorki Studio Feb 16-18! more

Theatre & Dance

Despite a “Black Worlds” focus and an “Africa Hub”, the continent still lacks representation. more

, Film

Who’ll take home the coveted queer film award this year? Here’s a look at some of the Berlinale’s LGBTQ gems. more

Film

Berlin theatre has plenty of cool and plenty of loud. So let’s celebrate the quiet side: Naoko Tanaka’s "Shadow Trilogy" on at Sophiensaele Feb 9-12. more

Theatre & Dance

OUT NOW! Just when you thought the zombie movie was played out, along comes a fresh batch in the Mike Carey’s adaptation of his own YA novel, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS. more

Film

The Berlinale’s back! From Feb 9-19, the 67th edition of the international fest draws crowds from all over the world to the Hauptstadt (and locals too!). 400+ films screened all across the city might seem overwhelming though. Here's our guide. more

Film

While Kreuzberg's Markthalle IX gets all the attention (and crowds), Moabit´s 1891-founded Arminius Markthalle remains an under-the-radar gem for bourgeoise types, hipsters and old-school West Berliners. more

Food & Drink

Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin. Write to hanstorsten@exberliner.com. more

Features

Expats from Israel's party city are opening restaurants in the German capital, bringing not just hummus, but a taste of the lifestyle. more

Food & Drink

Here are 15 out-of-competition films that have already caught our eye. Buy your tickets in advance! more

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After Exberliner published an article about the exploitation of food delivery workers, a couple of Deliveroo riders contacted us to set the record straight: their situation is becoming even worse. more

Zeitgeist

OUT NOW! Anyone watching HIDDEN FIGURES is unlikely to need reminding or convincing that institutionalised racism is still a problem – nevertheless, there’s a great deal to enjoy here. more

Film

OUT NOW! As gorgeous as THE EYES OF MY MOTHER looks, it will test even the strongest of stomachs. more

Film

Running alongside the Berlinale, Berlin Critics’ Week (Feb 8-16) brings critics and cinephiles together for film screenings (Hackesche Höfe) and lively debates (Silent Green). more

Film

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