Filmspotting Lothar Lambert “Fräulein Berlin”

Lothar Lambert celebrates his 80th birthday in July. In 1982, the Toronto Festival dedicated a retrospective to him, who had become known as an underground filmmaker in the 1970s. He used the invitation to shoot his next film during the trip – improvised as usual, with the simplest of means and a resulting rough aesthetic as well as a (partly self-ironic) mixture of reality and fiction: his regular leading actress at the time, Ulrike S., played a woman who struggles with the fact that she is mainly known for her revealing appearances with a West Berlin underground filmmaker and receives no other role offers. So she tries her luck in Toronto and New York.
Current events such as the short-term ban on the screening of the Lambert film 1 Berlin-Harlem in Toronto were incorporated into FRÄULEIN BERLIN. And various fellow directors agreed to appear in front of the camera: from Norman Jewison to Bette Gordon and Jim Jarmusch to Helke Sander. The film had its world premiere at the 1984 Berlinale (Jan Gympel).

Fräulein Berlin will be screened on July 29, 2024 at 07pm at Arsenal 1, followed by a film discussion with Lothar Lambert, moderated by Jan Gympel.

  • Regie: Lothar Lambert
  • BRD / 1983 91 Min. / 16 mm / OF mit Ulrike S., Alan Rosenthal, Hans-Dieter Frankenberg
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LoLa DaBei – The great Lothar Lambert/Dagmar Beiersdorf retrospective

LoLa DaBei – A summer of queer West Berlin underground cinema starts on July 07, 2024.
ACUDkino, BrotfabrikKino, Bundesplatz-Kino and Klick will be showing 30 films in 35 screenings from July 7 to September 1, 2024, with a focus on the seventies, eighties and nineties. Each film will be accompanied by an introduction and/or a discussion.

The small cinema museum at Schönleinstraße 33 in Kreuzberg also offers the opportunity to view its collection (which focuses on Lambert films) and to meet Lothar Lambert on four Saturdays, supplemented by a surprise program.

Download the flyer with all the information.


The weekend of July 20/21 marks the 30th anniversary of the Lesbian and Gay City Festival at Nollendorfplatz.

You can find us at Eisenacher Straße 118, come by and visit us at the TEDDY stand, daily from 11am. We look forward to seeing you!

Lesbisch-schwules Stadtfest Berlin
Lesbisch-schwules Stadtfest Berlin

Thank you, see you next year!

Yesterday the Berlinale came to a close with the Audience Day and the 38th TEDDY AWARDS are behind us, as well. We would like to give you a short review of a fantastic award ceremony and after-show party.

It was an honor to make our contribution with the 38th TEDDY AWARD and to share a rainbow of queer joy, visibility and community with you.

© Katy Otto
© Katy Otto
© Katy Otto
© Katy Otto

We would like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to our partners and sponsors, without whom the TEDDY would not be possible in this form:

Air France
BASE Berlin
Brazilian Embassy in Berlin
Harald Christ
Hotel Berlin Berlin
Myer’s Hotel
No Coffee
Queer Academy
Radio One

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We would especially like to thank the volunteers who supported us on the evening of the award ceremony. You were fantastic!

We are already looking forward to the next Berlinale and the 39th TEDDY – see you in February 2025!


All Shall Be Well
26.02/ 22: 00 Kino International

TEDDY TODAY: 25th of February 2024

The last day of the Berlinale is here and with it many reruns of great and inspiring films from this year’s 38th TEDDY AWARD. Enjoy the watch!


All Shall Be Well
25.02. / 15:30 Cineplex Titania
26.02/ 22:00 Kino International

An Odd Turn (Un movimiento extraño)
25.02. / 19:00 Kino International

25.02. / 22:00 Zoo Palast 2

Between the Temples
25.02. / 12:00 Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Cura Sana
25.02. / 18:30 Cineplex Titania

Goodbye First Love (Jing guo)
25.02. / 18:30 Colosseum 1
25.02. / 19:00 Kino International

I Don’t Want To Be Just A Memory
25.02. / 19:00 Kino International

Invincible summer (Un invincible été)
25.02. / 19:00 Kino International

I Saw the TV Glow
25.02. / 21:30 Cubix 8

Langue Étrangère
25.02. / 09:45 Verti Music Hall

Love Lies Bleeding
25.02. / 21:00 Cineplex Titania

25.02. / 13:15 Cubix 5

The Devil’s Bath (Des Teufels Bad)
25.02. / 16:00 Berlinale Palast

Towards the Sun, Far From the Center (Al sol, lejos del centro)
25.02. / 18:30 Colosseum 1

25.02. / 19:00 Kino International

Yuck! (Beurk !)
25.02. / 12:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain