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EXBlicks: Boys of summer

August’s EXBlicks highlights prolific short film director Sven Wegner, showcasing his sharp and wry eye for the Berlin male’s key concerns. Followed by a Q&A with Wegner himself. Don't miss it on Aug 26, 20:15 at Lichtblick Kino

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August’s EXBlicks highlights prolific short film director Sven Wegner, showcasing his sharp and wry eye for the Berlin male’s key concerns. Check out our interview for more.

A look at his music video and trailer work includes an intro to satirical pseudo-documentary series Prenzlbasher, which pokes fun at the chaotic and absurd efforts of hapless anti-hipsters to stem the tide of P’berg gentrification.

In Wegner’s most lauded short, the deft and chirpy Ungeschriebene Regeln, scruffy, intense Berliner Tom begins testing a ‘seduction principle’ deduced from his observation of big-city romance, with varying results.

Auszeit, the company’s first mid-length film, follows a motley gang of soccer hobbyists languishing in a Brandenburg Ferienwohnung complex.

At this Exberliner evening in collaboration with realeyz.tv, Wegner will be at hand to introduce and expand on the films, along with complementary wine.

EXBlicks, Aug 26, 20:15 | Lichtblick Kino, Kastanienallee 77, Prenzlauer Berg, U-Bhf Senefelderplatz, www.lichtblick-kino.org

Originally published in Issue #118, July/August 2013