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Journey to the East

Once again, talent from just across the Oder to the furthest reaches of Siberia gathers 120km south of Berlin for the Cottbus Film Festival, an annual celebration of post-Soviet films and filmmakers. Get out of town and enjoy the festival Nov 3-8. more »

Nov 2, 2015 10:00 AM , , Film

EXBlicks: Surveying the Stasi

Keeping up with our focus on big-brotherdom, this month’s special-edition EXBlicks at Lichtblick Kino (Thu, Sep 25, 8:30pm) features a unique programme of Stasi vault films and a very special chat with Stasi Memorial director Hubertus Knabe. more »

Sep 23, 2014 11:15 AM , Film

EXBlicks: Tagging revolution

Graffiti, rebellion, politics, revolution, art. Directed by Marco Wilms, Art War gives us a glimpse into those that risked their lives through street art during the Arab Spring. Join us on Tuesday, May 20, 8pm at Lichtblick for a special screening. more »

May 18, 2014 2:00 PM Film

EXBlicks: Little Vietnam in Berlin

INTERVIEW. Exberliner Film Award winner "A Promised Rose Garden" shows Berlin from a rarely seen expat perspective: that of the insular Vietnamese community. Catch the award winning film by Lisa Violetta Gaß on Mon, May 12, 8pm at Lichtblick Kino. more »

May 8, 2014 12:00 PM Film

Polarising blues: Abellatif Kechiche

INTERVIEW. Bold and beautiful love drama? Or offensive, pornographic bore? After dividing audiences around the globe, multi awarded "Blue is the Warmest Colour" finally hits Berlin cinemas on Dec 19. Read our interview with director Adellatif Kechic. more »

Dec 12, 2013 12:00 PM Film

Pussies on film

INTERVIEW. The controversial Pussy Riot documentary finally has its Berlin debut. After months of behind-the-scenes battles, Berliners can catch an exclusive screening of "Pussy vs. Putin" on Wed, Dec 11 at Volksbühne. more »

Dec 5, 2013 12:45 PM Film

The dangers of beauty: François Ozon

INTERVIEW. Ozon’s 15th film, "Jeune & jolie", explores what the "Swimming Pool" director calls a dangerous period in a woman's life – adolescence. Particularly if she is beautiful. The film opens in Berlin cinemas on Nov 14. more »

Nov 11, 2013 12:30 PM Film

Get on the (Cott)bus

Beginning Nov 5, the 23rd Cottbus Film Festival wakes things up in the sleepy burg near the Polish border. Get over there to check out cinematic delights from all over eastern Europe; 150 films are on show, hailing from 38 countries. Through Nov 10. more »

Oct 30, 2013 11:00 AM Film