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THE 2022 TEDDY WINNERS

As this unique and challenging edition is swiftly approaching its end, we have saved the best for last: the winners of the 2022 TEDDY AWARD have finally been chosen! 🤩

We’re overjoyed to see their work being praised and appreciated by the entire community and beyond. Congratulations to all of you!

And the TEDDY AWARD goes to…

FEATURE FILM:

TRES TIGRES TRISTES (Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter)
directed by Gustavo Vinagre

Film still Três tigres tristes, © Cris Lyra

also nominated:

BASHTAALAK SA’AT (Shall I Compare You to a Summer’s Day?)
directed by Mohammad Shawky Hassan

TYTÖT TYTÖT TYTÖT (Girl Picture)
directed by Alli Haapasalo

SHORT FILM:

MARS EXALTÉ (Exalted Mars)
directed by Jean-Sébastien Chauvin

Film still Mars Exalté | Exalted Mars, © Venin Films

also nominated:

STARFUCKERS
directed by Antonio Marziale

WEST BY GOD
directed by Scott Lazer

DOCUMENTARY FILM:

ALIS
directed by Clare Weiskopf & Nicolás van Hemelryck

Film still Alis, © Casatarantula, deFilm, Pantalla Cines

also nominated:

NEL MIO NOME (Into My Name)
directed by Nicoló Bassetti

NELLY & NADINE
directed by Magnus Gertten

JURY AWARD:

NELLY & NADINE
directed by Magnus Gertten

Film still Nelly & Nadine © Auto Images

TEDDY TODAY: 17.02.2022

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.

RERUNS:

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

Berdreymi (Beautiful Beings)
17.02. / 19:00 Zoo Palast 1

Calcinculo (Swing Ride)
17.02. / 17:00 CinemaxX 3

Concerned Citizen
17.02. / 21:00 Zoo Palast 2

Diva
17.02. / 14:00 Werkstattkino@silent green

Dreaming Walls
17.02. / 20:30 CinemaxX 4

Home When You Return
17.02. / 14:00 Werkstattkino@silent green

Jet Lag
17.02. / 15:00 Delphi Filmpalast

Ladies Only
17.02. / 18:00 CinemaxX 1
17.02. / 18:00 CinemaxX 2

Lay Me by the Shore
17.02. / 20:00 Cubix 8

A Love Song
17.02. / 21:00 Titania Palast

Mars Exalté (Exalted Mars)
17.02. / 15:30 Titania Palast

Nel mio nome (Into My Name)
17.02. / 14:00 CinemaxX 3

Nelly & Nadine
17.02. / 20:00 Cubix 9

The Rising
17.02. / 18:00 Zoo Palast 2

Soum
17.02. / 19:00 CinemaxX 9

Starfuckers
17.02. / 19:00 CinemaxX 9

Três tigres tristes (Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter)
17.02. / 17:00 Kino Arsenal 1

Le variabili dipendenti (The Dependent Variables)
17.02. / 11:00 Urania

Viens je t’emmène (Nobody’s Hero)
17.02. / 22:00 Zoo Palast 1

TEDDY TODAY: 11.02.2022

Every year we count the days until the next Berlinale and each year it’s worth the wait! To mark the second festival day, we’ve listed below today’s most fabulous film premieres that you definitely don’t want to miss.

For all the other screenings available today, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and enjoy them enough for us as well!

PREMIERES:

JET LAG

Directed by: Zheng Lu Xinyuan
Switzerland, Austria, 2022
111′

Film still Jet Lag, © ZHENGLUXinyuan

Synopsis: One journey begins in Graz, in April 2020, the director’s trip back to China in the midst of the lockdown: flight connections on a cracked phone screen, hazmat suits on the aeroplane, tape sealing the hotel room door. But it also intermingles with another earlier journey: the family trip from China to Myanmar to find out what happened to great-grandfather, who left in the 1940s and never came back. The director films both trips and everything around them too, that’s why it’s so hard to keep things apart, always the same fascination for patterns and textures, the same grainy video in black and white, the same eye for unlikely beauty, the same unflinching gaze.

SCREENING TIMES:

11.02. / 13:30 Kino Arsenal 1

11.02. / 16:10 Cubix 4 (Screening for industry professionals | With accreditation only)

NELLY & NADINE

Directed by: Magnus Gertten
Sweden, Belgium, Norway, 2022
92′

Film still Nelly & Nadine © Auto Images

Synopsis: The voice of opera singer Nelly resonates in the middle of Ravensbrück concentration camp. Nelly and Nadine met for the first time at Christmas in 1944. They found each other again after liberation and were to stay together for the rest of their lives. Today, Nelly’s granddaughter Sylvie is about to be confronted with her grandmother’s legacy, locked in a box. The photographs, Super 8 footage and audio recordings as well as the poetic and harrowing diary entries that she comes across describe not only her grandmother’s memories of the camp, but also tell the story of her life with Nadine – a relationship that was never referred to as such by the family.

SCREENING TIMES:

11.02. / 16:00 International

11.02. / 16:50 Cubix 2 (Screening for industry professionals | With accreditation only)

BASHTAALAK SA’AT (Shall I Compare You to a Summer’s Day?)

Directed by: Mohammad Shawky Hassan
Egypt, Lebanon, Germany, 2022
66′

Film still Bashtaalak sa’at | Shall I Compare You to a Summer’s Day? © Alfam Wardeshan / Amerikafilm

Synopsis: A glance leads to a smile, a smile to a rendezvous: every love story begins the same way. These narratives are stored in songs and poems and live on beyond their inevitable endings, as Shakespeare’s titular sonnet 18 also suggests. In Mohammad Shawky Hassan’s metafictional essay, a female narrator who wishes to tell the story of a love between two men encounters a polyamorous chorus of lovers, and this oft-told tale is multiplied. In Club Scheherazade, there is no protagonist, and every song has various versions. Heteronormative dramaturgy is challenged polyphonically and across a range of media: lovers ask each other about threesomes, Grindr contacts and past dates. Pop clichés are twisted, heartache permeates the men’s singing, and poems by Wadih Saadeh are read out while a lover’s dirty laundry is aired. The narrator mischievously tries for a happy ending as her characters exit the story. “If pain could be forgotten through words,” we hear at one point, “no lover would ever have to walk away wounded.” 

SCREENING TIMES:

11.02. / 20:00 Kino Arsenal 1

BERDREYMI (Beautiful Beings)

Directed by: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Czech Republic, 2022
123′

Film still © Sturla Brandth Grøvlen / Join Motion Pictures

Synopsis: Fourteen-year-old Balli is something of a misfit. He lives with his drug-addicted mother in a squalid house and is bullied by his classmates. A stepfather who “thought the gun wasn’t loaded” has left him with a glass eye. But then Balli meets three boys of his own age – Addi, Konni and Siggi – and a friendship gently develops. For the first time in his life, Balli finds that he is able to connect, especially with Addi, whose mother believes in “the subconscious”. Addi is fighting his own demons and, when his visions appear to indicate that Balli’s brutal stepfather can no longer be tolerated, the boys decide to act.

SCREENING TIMES:

11.02. / 15:30 Zoo Palast 1

11.02. / 16:10 Cubix 1 [Screening for industry professionals | With accreditation only]

RERUNS:

Peter von Kant
11.02. / 11:00 CinemaxX 9

Viens je t’emmène (Nobody’s Hero)
11.02. / 11:45 Cubix 2 (Screening for industry professionals | With accreditation only)
11.02. / 13:30 International