Out of all the Berlinale films we got to watch so far, here are our favourite under-the-radar treats. And follow our Berlinale Blog from Feb 15 for more tips!
The Berlinale has been dubbed the “people’s festival” for a reason. Some 334,478 viewers managed to buy tickets to screenings last year, so you can do it too! Here’s how.
From February 12 at 10am, you can pick up tickets, both online and off, for screenings at Friedrichstadt-Palast and HAU, as well as the Berlinale Goes Kiez and Culinary Cinema programmes and the post-awards Publikumstag (Feb 25). Tickets for ALL other films go on sale three days before they’re screened; buy them in person at Potsdamer Platz Arkaden, Kino International, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Audi City Berlin, or, for a €2 surcharge, at Eventim ticket offices. A limited number of tickets are sold online every day at 10am (at an extra €1.50), but remember that you’ll need punctuality, reliable WiFi and a quick trigger finger to catch the most popular flicks. We suggest skipping the Hollywood fare you’ll be able to later catch on general release anyway, and prioritising off-the-wall fare – keep your eyes glued to our daily Berlinale blog for fresh tips! Last resort: on the day of a screening, cash-only tickets are available at the venue box office, where students, Berlin Pass holders and other concessions can get 50 percent off.