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EXBlicks: Exberliner Film Award

Director Lisa Violetta Gaß explores the lives of the Vietnamese in Berlin in a touching "fairy tale" that won our first ever Exberliner Film Award. Catch it at Lichtblick Kino with English subs and a director Q&A on Mon, May 12 at 20:00.

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We present the winner of our Exberliner Film Award on Monday, May 12 at 8:00pm.

Join us for a very special EXBlicks this month as we screen the first-ever Exberliner Film Award Winners, presented at last month’s Achtung Berlin film festival: both grand prize winner A Promised Rose Garden (Lisa Violetta Gaß) and the special mention, short “The Silence Between Two Songs” (Mónica Lima).

With its portrayal of the frequently overlooked aspects of international Berlin, A Promised Rose Garden stood out for us as a very unusual fairytale of “expat” life. Following two different couples of North and Central Vietnamese backgrounds whose lives are intertwined, the superb actors (all first-timers) and script illustrate Berlin as a Weltstadt in all its beauty and ugliness.

“The Silence Between Two Songs” impressed us thoroughly by not trying to impress us at all. Understated and beautifully shot, two young siblings must arrive on a decision about their relationship in Berlin and its ability to enchant and repel us simultaneously.

Join us for a get-together with directors present for a Q&A and complimentary wine. 

EXBLICKS: Award Winners, Thu May 12, 20:00 | Lichtblick Kino, Kastanienallee 77, Prenzlauer Berg