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TEDDY TODAY: Wednesday, June 16

MIGUEL’S WAR, Director: Eliane Raheb, Lebanon / Germany / Spain, 2021
PREMIERE, 21:30h Freiluftkino Kreuzberg

In a mixture of re-enactments, animation, soul-searching interviews and archive material, the brilliant filmmaker Eliane Raheb shaped what it came to become MIGUEL’S WAR. The feature skilfully proves how strict familial traditions and religion can kill a person’s individuality, as depicted through the struggle of the main character. Follow Miguel through his journey.


Today’s ReScreenings:

GUZEN TO SOZO, Directors: Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Japan, 2021
22:00h ARTE Sommerkino Schloss Charlottenburg

INTERNATIONAL DAWN CHORUS DAY, Directors: John Greyson, Kanada, 2021
21:45h, Freiluftkino Pompeji

TEDDY TODAY: Tuesday, June 15

GUZEN TO SOZO, Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Japan, 2021
PREMIERE, 19:00h Freiluftkino Museumsinsel

Today we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming the director of WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY (original title: “Guzen to Sozo”) – Ryusuke Hamaguchi – to offer us a better understanding of his feature film. His new work could be described as a collection of short episodes, each revolving around a woman. They tell stories of an unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction trap, and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding. Awoken your curiosity?

INTERNATIONAL DAWN CHORUS DAY, Director: John Greyson, Canada, 2021
PREMIERE, 21:45h Freiluftkino Hasenheide

Ending a new Berlinale day on the right note with director John Greyson and his moving short film INTERNATIONAL DAWN CHORUS DAY. Born out of pandemic isolation, the powerful story is based on the real-life satirical anti-dictatorship filmmaker Shady Habash, who died in Cairo’s notorious Tora prison, and Egyptian queer activist Sarah Hegazi, famously incarcerated for flying a rainbow flag at a Cairo concert, who later committed suicide after suffering severe trauma in prison. Despite the delicate theme it deals with, Greyson’s film gives freedom a whole new meaning.

MOON,66 QUESTIONS, Director: Jacqueline Lentzou, Greece / France, 2021
PREMIERE, 22:15h ARTE Sommerkino Kulturforum

Up next we’ve welcomed Jacqueline Lentzou in our TEDDY studio to chat about her long-awaited feature debut – MOON, 66 QUESTIONS. The story tackles notions of acceptance and communication (or the lack of it), while accompanying the flow of the unconscious and vivifying the grey areas of family life at the same time. Get an insight into the touching story here:

Today’s ReScreenings:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SURVIVAL, Director: Yana Ugrekhelidze, Germany, 2021
21:45, Freiluftkino Friedrichshagen

MISHEHU YOHAV MISHEHU, Director: Hadas Ben Aroya, Israel, 2021
21:45 Freiluftkino Kreuzberg

LES ATTENDANTS, Director: Truong Minh Quý, France/ Singapore, 2020
21:45h, Freiluftkino Pompeji

TEDDY TODAY: Monday, June 14

LES ATTENDANTS, Director: Truong Minh Quý, France / Singapur, 2020
PREMIERE, 21:45h, Freiluftkino Hasenheide

In an insightful and simply captivating interview, director Truong Minh Quý examines his latest short film THE MEN WHO WAIT (original title: “Les Attendants”), which parallels two storylines that seem to be completely disconnected from each other at first, yet gradually fuse together as the film progresses. This film is a raw, emotionally arresting account of two parallel desires: the need for sexual encounters and the need for a home. Shot entirely on analogue film, the intimacy translated seamlessly through camerawork.



Today’s ReScreenings:

ESQUI, Director: Manque La Banca, Argentina / Brasil, 2021
21:30h, Silent Green

LA MIF, Director: Fred Baillif, Schwitzerland, 2021
21:45h, Freiluftkino Pompeji

Do not miss: The TEDDY AWARD CEREMONY
livestream on 18.06.21 at 19h live on teddyaward.tv/live

TEDDY TODAY: Sunday, June 13

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SURVIVAL, Director: Yana Ugrekhelidze, Germany, 2021
PREMIERE, 21:45h, Freiluftkino Hasenheide

On the fifth day of the Berlinale special edition, we had the pleasure of “interrogating” director Yana Ugrekhelidze about her recent feature film INSTRUCTIONS FOR SURVIVAL. In an insightful interview, she presents the story centred around a couple whose lives are a constant battle yet decide to stick together against all odds.

Today’s ReScreenings:

HUMAN FACTORS, Director: Ronny Trocker, Germany / Italy / Denmark, 2021
21:30h Freiluftkino Biesdorfer Parkbühne

Do not miss: The TEDDY AWARD CEREMONY
livestream on 18.06.21 at 19h live on teddyaward.tv/live

TEDDY TODAY: SATURDAY, JUNE 12

HUMAN FACTORS, Director: Ronny Trocker, Germany / Italy / Denmark, 2021
PREMIERE, 21:30h, Freiluftkino Kreuzberg

Director Ronny Trocker’s second feature film, HUMAN FACTORS (original title: “Der menschliche Faktor”) is a subtle family drama that smoothly transitions between different perspectives of an event. It circles around the microcosm of family and questions our perception of reality and how we experience it. A must-see feature that keeps you on the edge of the seat.

LA MIF, Director: Fred Baillif, Schwitzerland, 2021
PREMIERE, 21:30h, ARTE Sommerkino Schloss Charlottenburg
21:30h, Freiluftkino Rehberge

“Who are you?” – “The queen of punks, in the land of pain in the ass.”
Seven girls live under the same roof but haven’t chosen each other, just like a family. Emerging from difficult backgrounds, here in the safe house, the girls find a new community, in a way they’d never experienced before. They are sharing joy and pain, passionately rebel against the shortcomings of their surrounding – the young women’s temperaments are different, their lust for life large, their place in society too precarious for things to be all peace, love and harmony. Home director Lora is always there for them when­­­­­ they need her. Or is it the other way around?

Today’s ReScreenings:

BLASTOGENESE X, Directors: Conrad Veit & Charlotte Maria Kätzl, Germany, 2020
21:45h, Freiluftkino vom Filmrauschpalast

MORE HAPPINESS, Director: Livia Huang, USA, 2021
21.45h, Freiluftkino vom Filmrauschpalast