The Exberlinale Blog: Losing the plot

Cameron Cook assesses a pair of narratively experimental features in this year’s Panorama strand. Read more

Feb 9, 2019 1:50 PM The Berlinale Blog

The end of the world in a fantastic frozen wasteland is the premise of Austrian composer Beat Furrer’s Violetter Schnee (Violet Snow), which celebrated its world premiere on Sunday at Berlin’s Staatsoper. Catch it Jan 16, 24, 26 and 31. Read more

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Who are those people preparing for the worst? Far-right conspirationists? Crackpots? Or just pragmatic realists? Ben Knight investigates. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

The Berlinale Blog: The end is nigh, no, here

Austrian director Nikolaus Geyrhalter has made an ideal film for homo sapiens who hate homo sapiens – a vision of a contemporary world where humanity appears extinct. Read more

Feb 13, 2016 4:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

When the world stood on the brink of nuclear war, Stasi agent Rainer Rupp was the man passing on information that arguably prevented WWIII. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Just because Mayan Armageddon isn't going to happen today, doesn't mean you shouldn't be paranoid. In fact, according to the German government, you're not paranoid enough. Not by a long shot. Read more


What's a Berliner to do to survive after the apocalypse? Berlin's emergency systems, its bunkers and some knowledge of mushrooms may be your only hope. Read more

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We weren't all incinerated in a firestorm of Mayan smugness on Dec 21, but Exberliner investigated nine other apocalyptic scenarios, just in case. Read more

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We take a look back over the moments in history when Berlin stood on the brink of annihilation. Read more

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