Anja Wiest

DON'T MISS: From Superman to Batman and the Hulk, the best superheroes were created by Jewish artists: the Jewish Museum's new show celebrates the men who made comics what they are today. Read more

Sixteen years ago, Rick Minnich’s father mysteriously lost his memory after a car accident. Minnich tried to capture the story on film – and found it to be odder than he could possibly have imagined. Read more


Richard Minnich wakes up one week after a car crash with total amnesia and starts to carve out a new life for himself – including remarrying. His son endeavours to find out why his father never got his memory back. Read more


Ever wondered where Metropolis and Inglorious Basterds were filmed? Or where Germany’s favourite soap opera, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, takes place? Babelsberg boasts a rich, 100-year history of cinematic successes... Read more

Transcendental Meditation was known for yogic flying, its aim to achieve world peace through meditation – and its star spokesman David Lynch. Then member David Sieveking filmed his experiences... Read more

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Inspired by the fragrances worn by her mother – which instilled a sense of happiness in her as a child – 83-year-old Toni Gronewald fulfilled a life-long dream with the opening of her perfume boutique last November. Read more

Achtung Berlin - the city’s one and only vanity film festival - winds up its programme of 70 features, documentaries and short films this week. Read more


At this year’s FilmPolska – Berlin’s Polish film festival – Kino Arsenal focuses on the men behind the lenses. Read more

EXBERLINER's Anja Wiest and's Frédéric Jaeger lock horns over Feo Aladag's controversial directorial debut. Read more

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In a country where mild food and sensitive palates are endemic, Pfefferhaus has brought some spice to the locals’ eating habits. Read more

While modern technology mostly aims for ever faster, more futuristic vehicles, the last decade has also seen the comeback of an ancient means of transportation: the rickshaw. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Four innovative Berlin-based film websites, in the words of their creators. Read more

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Always losing the key to your bike lock? Tired of having to purchase an extra BVG ticket for your two-wheeled companion? With the return of spring, Deutsche Bahn’s Call A Bike emerges from its period of hibernation to make cycling a responsibility-free experience. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

As if worldwide distribution, 26 regular flavours and even a new organic line weren’t enough, the company is now displaying ambitions of Willie Wonka-esque proportions: Bunte Schokowelt, a four-storey shop, café and showroom. Read more

When it premiered in the Panorama section of this year's Berlinale, Feo Aladag’s directorial debut When We Leave (Die Fremde) created quite a stir. Although she began her career as an actress, the 38-year-old Vienna-born multi-talent directed, produced and wrote the film’s screenplay herself. After working and directing spots for Amnesty International, she decided to explore a controversial subject very close to her heart: ‘honour’ killings. Read more



Photo courtesy of Christian von Richthofen

From a hammer and a (battered) Opel or two, actor/musician Christian von Richthofen has managed to create a rather unique orchestra. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Bryn Chainey

Each year, Talent Campus offers five young directors the opportunity to make a short film from scratch. Bryn Chainey - a Berlin-based, Australia-bred 23-year-old - is one of this year’s finalists. Read more


With this multi-award-nominated effort, Jason Reitman delivers an effective fusion of poignant satire and romantic comedy: a thought-provoking commentary on the superficial nature of a modern lifestyle based on technology and travel. Read more


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