Berlin is Germany’s singles capital, but that doesn’t mean there’s no love to be found here. We spoke to polyamorous throuples, Berliners who’ve won the Tinder lottery and a veteran couples therapist, and collected confessions about impossible romances and extramarital sex slaves. Also in this issue: The 69th Berlinale is upon us and our film team tells you what films are worth queueing for, about the Panorama section’s 40th anniversary, where Hitchcock started his career and much, much more!
HONESTLY OPEN The realities of open relationships and polyamory
THE THINGS WE CALL LOVE A couples therapist unpacks the L-word
TYING THE TINDER KNOT Meet couples who’ve (almost) made it from app to altar
LOVE CONFESSIONS Berliners tell their toughest stories
THE BEAR ESSENTIALS What to see at this year’s Berlin Film Festival
HITCHCOCK IN BABELSBERG Where the master of suspense learned his craft
Also in this issue…
PANORAMA TURNS 40 Wieland Speck and Andreas Struck look back
CINEMATIC CONFLICT ZONES A preview of this year’s Berlin Critics Week
HOUELLEBECQ IN GERMANY Why the French literary bad boy is so popular here
BRITISH SCULPTURE An interview with the Tate curators behind PalaisPopulaire’s new show
EXB ASTROLOGY What the Berlin stars hold for you this month
BERLIN BITES Ramen renaissance and queue-worthy Sichuan noodles
…And much, much more!