Summer is (pretty much) here! Emerging from the dark winter months, Berlin’s cinephiles are finding comfort in the legendary open-air institute Freiluftkino. Here’s the lowdown on some highlights at one of our favourites: Freiluftkino Kreuzberg.
The best spot for English Language OVs, this year marks something of an exciting sea change: the curation reflects the fresh and innovative post-Covid cinema revival, without an over-reliance on the ‘classics’.
On June 8, there is a chance to see Licorice Pizza in what feels like its natural habitat. The master of contemporary US cinema, Paul Thomas Anderson’s sprawling will-they-won‘t-they is one of his best and most accessible films: a cinematic experience made for hazy summer evenings.
Something of a modern classic, Call Me By Your Name’s featherweight exploration of sexuality and first love under languorous Italian sun make it an essential summer flick. Catch it on June 12.
Also not to be missed are two strong indie releases from this year: the tender yet dark Red Rocket from A24 Studios on June 7, and the everyday poetics of the world seen through the eyes of children in director Mike Mills’s Come On, Come On on June 14.
- Mariannenplatz 2, Kreuzberg. More info: freiluftkino-kreuzberg.de