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:
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