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TEDDY TODAY: 23rd of February 2024

Today the 38th TEDDY AWARD takes place at the Volksbühne. Be there live via our livestream!


All Shall Be Well
23.02. / 12:00 Haus der Berliner Festspiele

An Odd Turn (Un movimiento extraño)
23.02. / 13:30 Cineplex Titania

Baldiga – Unlocked Heart (Baldiga – Entsichertes Herz)
23.02. / 10:30 Cubix 5

Between the Temples
23.02. / 10:00 Cubix 9

Cidade; Campo
23.02. / 09:45 Cubix 8

23.02. / 16:30 Kino International

Cura Sana
23.02. / 12:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

Fin (Huling Palabas)
23.02. / 15:45 Cubix 8

Goodbye First Love (Jing guo)
23.02. / 21:30 HKW 2 – Safi Faye Saal

Invincible summer (Un invincible été)
23.02. / 09:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

Langue Étrangère
23.02. / 21:30 Cineplex Titania

23.02. / 19:00 Zoo Palast 2

Songs of Love and Hate
23.02. / 09:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

Teaches of Peaches
23.02. / 12:15 Verti Music Hall

Towards the Sun, Far From the Center (Al sol, lejos del centro)
23.02. / 21:30 HKW 2 – Safi Faye Saal

23.02. / 10:00 Zoo Palast 2

You Burn Me (Tú me abrasas)
23.02. / 16:00 Zoo Palast 2

TEDDY TODAY: 21st of February 2024

Dear queer independent film lovers, today there is is another packed program waiting for you. Additionally there are various film premieres of up-and-coming international hits. Otherwise we as always have a list of reruns of films that already premiered below.

We wish you a lively and queer cinema experience today, tomorrow and for the rest of the Berlinale!


Fin (Huling Palabas)

In the summer of 2001, 16-year-old Andoy searches for his long-lost father in the most unlikely of places: on VHS tapes. When two movie-like characters appear in his small hometown, his reality begins to falter.

🎥 21.02 / 18:30 Cineplex Titania
🎥 22.02 / 10:00 HKW – Miriam Makeba Auditorium
🎥 23.02 / 15:45 Cubix 8

Find out more about Ryan Machado and the film here!

Young Hearts

Fourteen-year-old Elias increasingly feels like an outsider in his village. When he meets Alexander, his new neighbour of the same age, Elias is confronted with his burgeoning sexuality.

🎥 22.02 / 19:00 HKW 1 – Miriam Makeba Auditorium
🎥 24.02 / 18:45 Cubix 8

Want to know more about Anthony Schatteman and the film “Young Hearts”? Click here!

Cidade; Campo

Two tales of migration, memories and ghosts. After a disaster floods her land, Joana moves to São Paulo and tries to restart her life. Following the death of her father, Flavia moves to his farm in the country with her wife Mara.

🎥 22.02 / 15:30 Zoo Palast 2
🎥 23.02 / 9:45 Cubix 8

You can find more information about the film and Juliana Rojas right here!

I Saw The TV Glow

Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show – a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the TV, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.

🎥 21.02 / 21:30 Cubix 8
🎥 22.02 / 18:45 Cubix 5
🎥 24.02 / 18:30 Cubix 9
🎥 25.02 / 21:30 Cubix 8

More insights are available right here!

An odd turn

Buenos Aires, 2019. Lucrecia, who works as a museum security guard, foresees a sharp rise in the dollar’s value with her pendulum and falls in love with the employee of a currency exchange office.

🎥21.02/ 21:30 HKW – Safi Faye Saal
🎥22.02/ 18:00 Kino Betonhalle @Silent Green
🎥22.02/ 18:30 Colosseum
🎥22.02/ 19:30 Cubix 7
🎥23.02/ 13:30 Cineplex Titania
🎥24.02/ 21:30 Cubix 9

Want to know more about the film, click here!


Created from archival materials from communist Poland, the film tells the story of a multispecies matriarchal family through the eyes of a child grappling with the reproduction of ideological and representational systems.

🎥 22.02 / 19:30 Arsenal Cinema 2

More information about Grandmamauntsistercat right here!


Baldiga – Unlocked Heart (Baldiga – Entsichertes Herz)

Directed by: Markus Stein
2023, Germany, 92′

Filmstill Baldiga – Entsichertes Herz (Baldiga – Unlocked Heart) ©  Schwules Museum Berlin, Leihgabe Aron Neubert

West Berlin, 1979. Jürgen Baldiga, son of a miner from Essen, has just arrived in the city and decides to become an artist. Working as a
rent boy and cook, he writes poems and a diary. After learning that he has HIV in 1984, he discovers photography. He intends his
images to stop time and capture reality. They reveal his friends and lovers, wild sex, life on the street and the camp queens from the
SchwuZ gay club who become his adopted family. Oscillating between despair and desire, rebellion and the will to survive, Baldiga
becomes a chronicler of the queer West Berlin subculture in the face of his own imminent demise. When he died at the age of 34 in
1993, he left behind thousands of photographs and forty diaries – a unique artistic legacy.
Using poetic diary excerpts, stark images and memories from companions, Baldiga – Entsichertes Herz depicts not only a ground
breaking photographer but also an AIDS activist and committed fighter against the stigmatisation of gay people’s lives.


21.02. / 18:45 Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Teaches of Peaches

Directed by: Philipp Fussenegger, Judy Landkammer
2024, Germany, 102′

Filmstilll Teaches of Peaches © Avanti Media Fiction

Filmed during the “Teaches of Peaches Anniversary Tour” in 2022, this documentary seamlessly weaves together exclusive archival
gems with dynamic tour footage to capture the transformative journey of Canadian Merrill Nisker into the internationally acclaimed
cultural powerhouse that is Peaches. From the inception of the stage show to the rigorous rehearsals and riveting performances, the film
provides an intimate look at the inner workings of the tour. As a feminist musician, producer, director and performance artist, Peaches
has spent over two decades challenging gender expectations, solidifying her status alongside pop and music industry icons. Her fearless
originality has called social norms into question, dismantled stereotypes and confronted patriarchal power structures. Through biting wit,
she advocates for LGBTQIA+ rights and tackles issues of sexual and gender and identity, leaving an indelible mark on popular culture.


21.02. / 21:30 Zoo Palast 1


Directed by: Mariana Gil Ríos
2023, Colombia, 17′

Filmstill Uli © David Correa

While their parents are away, eight-year-old Rafaela stays at home in the care of her 15-year-old sister, Laura. When Laura decides to
go visit a boy she likes, Rafaela has to tag along. But then Laura and the boy lock themselves in his room. Rafaela waits, gets bored and
finally begins to explore the house. She has a unique encounter with Uli, a queer young woman, and her pet. A film about the feeling of
strangeness and the possibility of finding freedom in an unfamiliar place.


21.02. / 09:30 Zoo Palast 1

You Burn Me (Tú me abrasas)

Directed by: Matías Piñeiro
2024, Arentina, Spain, 64′

Filmstill Tú me abrasas (You Burn Me) © Películas mirando el techo

Tú me abrasas is an adaptation of “Sea Foam”, a chapter from Cesare Pavese’s “Dialoghi con Leucò” published in 1947. The ancient
Greek poet Sappho and the nymph Britomartis meet beside the sea and have a conversation about love and death. Sappho is said to
have thrown herself into the ocean from lovesickness. Britomartis apparently tumbled off a cliff and into the water while fleeing from a
man. Together, the two discuss the stories and images that have emerged around them to try and understand, at least for a moment, the
bittersweet nature of desire. The film adapts not only the text but also footnotes and gaps in the story. For example, the fact that, in 1950,
a desperate Pavese committed suicide in a hotel room with this book by his side. Or that Sappho’s poems have survived only in
fragments. Or that sea foam is historically and scientifically associated with fertility and bacteria, that is, with life itself. “Everything dies in
the sea and comes back to life”, says Britomartis. Tú me abrasas introduces new readings and translations that go beyond the myths by
Pavese and Sappho.


21.02. / 12:00 Akademie der Künste


All Shall Be Well
21.02. / 10:00 Cubix 5

An Odd Turn (Un movimiento extraño)
21.02. / 21:30 HKW 2 – Safi Faye Saal

Between the Temples
21.02. / 18:30 Cubix 5

Cidade; Campo
21.02. / 12:30 Colosseum 1

Fin (Huling Palabas)
21.02. / 18:30 Cineplex Titania

Goodbye First Love (Jing guo)
21.02. / 15:00 Kino Betonhalle @silent green

I Saw the TV Glow
21.02. / 21:30 Cubix 8

Invincible summer (Un invincible été)
21.02. / 18:45 Cubix 8

Songs of Love and Hate
21.02. / 18:45 Cubix 8

The Devil’s Bath (Des Teufels Bad)
21.02. / 09:30 Verti Music Hall
21.02. / 22:00 Verti Music Hall

The Visitor
21.02. / 22:00 Kino International

Towards the Sun, Far From the Center (Al sol, lejos del centro)
21.02. / 15:00 Kino Betonhalle @silent green

Yuck! (Beurk !)
21.02. / 09:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

TEDDY TODAY: 18th of February 2024

Today, four queer films are celebrating their premiere at the 74th Berlinale. We also have several interviews for you that provide an interesting insight into the making of the films.


Tú me abrasas

Tú me abrasas is an adaptation of “Sea Foam”, a chapter from Cesare Pavese’s “Dialoghi con Leucò” in which the Greek poet Sappho and the nymph Britomartis talk of desire and death.

Premiere: 21.02 / 12:00 Akademie der Künste

🎥 22.02 / 22:15 Cubix 7
🎥 23.02 / 16:00 Zoo Palast 2
🎥 24.02 / 12:45 Cubix 8

Looking for more information about the movie? Click HERE!


Gentle or rough, blonde or shaved, cis or trans, long term inmates or those newly admitted: women re-enact their lives in a Buenos Aires prison, in trance and balance, voguing and singing. A hybrid musical and charming piece of collective empowerment.

Premiere: 18.02/ 18:00 Delphi Filmpalast
🎥20.02/ 19:00 Cubix 7
🎥22.02/ 22:00 Arsenal 1
🎥23.02/ 19:00 Zoo Palast 2

Do you want know more about the movie and the director? Click here!



Directed by: Marcelo Botta
2024, Brazil, 120′

Filmstill Betânia ©  Felipe Larozza / Salvatore Filmes

After losing her husband, 65-year-old midwife Betânia is persuaded by her daughters to leave her remote village. She moves near the sand dunes of Lençóis Maranhenses in northern Brazil and ventures a new beginning.


18.02. / 21:30 Zoo Palast 1

I’m Not Everything I Want to Be (Ještě nejsem, kým chci být)

Directed by: Klára Tasovská
2024, Czechia, Slovakia, Austria, 90′

Filmstill Ještě nejsem, kým chci být (I’m Not Everything I Want to Be) © Libuše Jarcovjáková

After the suppression of the Prague Spring in 1968, photographer Libuše Jarcovjáková strives to break free from the constraints of the repressive Czechoslovakian regime and embarks on a long journey towards freedom.


18.02. / 16:30 Kino International

Love Lies Bleeding

Directed by: Rose Glass
2023, USA, UK, 103′

Filmstill Love Lies Bleeding © A24


18.02. / 21:00 Verti Music Hall

Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder heading through town on the way to Las Vegas, falls in love with the reclusive gym manager Lou. But their love ignites violence, pulling them deep into the web of Lou’s criminal family.


Directed by: Lola Arias
2024, Argentina, Germany, Switzerland, 82′

Filmstill Reas © Gema Films

Gentle or rough, blonde or shaved, cis or trans, long term inmates or those newly admitted: women re-enact their lives in a Buenos Aires prison, in trance and balance, voguing and singing. A hybrid musical and charming piece of collective empowerment.


18.02. / 18:00 Delphi Filmpalast


All Shall Be Well
18.02. / 12:30 Cubix 9

18.02. / 10:00 Cubix 5

18.02. / 21:30 Cubix 8

The Visitor
18.02. / 15:30 Cubix 9

Winners (Sieger Sein)
18.02. / 12:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain
18.02. / 14:00 Neue Kammerspiele (Kleinmachnow)

Young Hearts
18.02. / 15:45 Cubix 8