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TEDDY TODAY: Saturday, June 19

THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST, Director: Dasha Nekrasova, USA, 2020
PREMIERE, 22:15 ARTE Sommerkino Kulturforum

The 35th TEDDY AWARD ceremony might have officially ended yesterday but we’ve still got a few tricks left up our sleeves… Director Dasha Nekrasova joined our studio today, together with actress & writer Madeline Quinn and actress Betsey Brown, to discuss her feature debut THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST. Consistently irreverent in tone, and reaching its peak during a memorable, psychedelic nocturnal trek to Epstein’s New York residence, the film exacts ruthless, mocking revenge on the perpetrator, while also taking us on a brilliant romp back through the history of film and the media.

Today’s ReScreenings:

MIGUEL’S WAR, Director: Eliane Raheb, Lebanon / Germany / Spain, 2021
21:45h, Freiluftkino Pompeji

MISHEHU YOHAV MISHEHU, Director: Hadas Ben Aroya, Israel, 2021
21:45h, Freiluftkino vom Filmrauschpalast

TEDDY TODAY: Friday, June 18

We’re starting the tenth day of the Berlinale Summer Special with endless energy and positive vibes as a much-awaited day has finally arrived!! The 35th TEDDY AWARD CEREMONY is happening TODAY, the 18th of June 2021, at 7 PM!! This year, due to pandemic restrictions, the ceremony will be streamed live as an online event from our TEDDY studio. Catch our amazing jury – Esma Akyel, Samuel Girma and Sylvie Cachin – in action as they award the best LGBTQ*-related films of the year! Access the link below to attend:

Don’t miss the TEDDY AWARD Ceremony im livestream at
19h live at teddyaward.tv/live

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