Today is the start of Berlinale’s “Publikumstag” (Audience Day), which usually only happens on the last Sunday of the festival. This year, there’s four days to catch up on all the movies you haven’t seen yet. 🎞
As always, you can find all the times and cinemas below.
And don’t forget: tomorrow at 9 pm CET you can watch the live ceremony of the TEDDY AWARDS via our livestream. You can find our fabulous lineup here.
Alis 17.02. / 15:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain
Bashtaalak sa’at (Shall I Compare You to a Summer’s Day?) 17.02. / 21:00 Cubix 7
Synopsis: Benedetta, 15, lives in rural Italy with her parents and her two little sisters. After work, her father enjoys tinkering with cars while her mother takes out her frustration on Benedetta. When a funfair sets up on the family’s doorstep, she meets a fairground worker named Amanda who lives a self-determined life and defies gender norms. Benedetta is immediately fascinated by the older Amanda’s self- confidence and independence, and school quickly fades into the background. The two barely talk; their cautious friendship is not one fuelled by grand emotions but rather by genial affection, curiosity and unspoken acknowledgement.
13.02. / 16:00 Zoo Palast 1
13.02. / 18:25 Cubix 3 (Screening for industry professionals | With accreditation only)
Directed by: Every Ocean Hughes USA, United Kingdom 2021 40′
Synopsis: A millennial death doula introduces us to the world of end-of-life care. With a matter-of-fact demeanor and intense physicality, she guides us into the largely uncharted waters of corpse care—practical, political, and spiritual. She performs her knowledge within a field of props that are the tools of her trade, kept in a “mobile corpse kit”—everyday items that she manipulates to profound use. The film, drawn from workshops, research, and interviews conducted with several end-of-life doulas from different cultural backgrounds, is a skill share, threaded with humor, grief, unknowing, and a desire for justice. The doula’s work encourages us to turn towards that which we strive so hard to avoid.
Synopsis: White Sands Crystal Foxes is an experimental film journey through the point of view of a young queer person who daydreams about the erotics of a world where humans are willfully in submission to nature, and foxes are the only mammals still able to procreate. In this speculative world, in heightened states of emotion, crystals form from human secretions, such as tears, cum, and piss, and are considered to be valuable sources of energy. Foxes are polyamorous creatures slowly becoming the dominant mammals populating the world. Holes are infinite portals, social architectures, thresholds, and energy conductors. Drawing connections between chemical warfare, climate change, sustainable energy, and queering time and space, Liz Rosenfeld transforms a 360° immersive environment (a planetarium) into a speculative future lexicon of flesh, holes, crystals, and foxes.
13.02. / 21:30 Zeiss-Großplanetarium
Bashtaalak sa’at (Shall I compare you to a summer’s day?) 13.02. / 18:00 Cubix 6
Dreaming Walls 13.02. / 12:00 Zoo Palast 2 13.02. / 13:35 Cubix 4 (Screening for industry professionals | With accreditation only)
A Love Song 13.02. / 13:00 International 13.02. / 16:00 Cubix 1 (Screening for industry professionals | With accreditation only)
Mars Exalté (Exalted Mars) 13.02. / 12:00 Cubix 6
Nel mio nome (Into My Name) 13.02. / 15:00 Zoo Palast 2
Sublime 13.02. / 11:15 Cubix 3 (Screening for industry professionals | With accreditation only) 13.02. / 15:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain
Le variabili dipendenti (The Dependent Variables) 13.02. / 17:30 Cubix 8