Summer Berlinale at the Open-Air Cinema Friedrichshain, Berlin
All those who missed the audience favourites Gloria, The Strange Little Cat, Frances Ha and Viktor und Viktoria during this year’s Berlinale will get a chance to discover these highlights, before they will be released theatrically in Germany, at the Summer Berlinale from July 25-28, 2013 at the Open-Air Cinema Friedrichshain in Berlin:
Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 9 pm
Berlinale Forum: Das merkwürdige Kätzchen (The Strange Little Cat), director: Ramon Zürcher, Germany 2013
A family get-together in a Berlin flat: preparations, conversations in the kitchen, an evening meal. Deliberately eschewing the larger picture, the film assembles seemingly unspectacular details and snippets into an exciting choreography of the everyday.
Knut Elstermann from radioeins will host the evening, and present filmmaker Ramon Zürcher and his team.
Friday, July 26, 2013 at 9 pm
Berlinale Panorama: Frances Ha, director: Noah Baumbach, USA 2012
Although Frances’ life is nothing like her dreams, she plunges with irrepressible enthusiasm into the daily reinvention of her career, life and loves. A funny urban fairytale about growing up after you’re grown up.
Presented by Wieland Speck (head of Panorama)
Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 9 pm
Berlinale Competition: Gloria, director: Sebastián Lelio, Chile/Spain 2012, Silver Bear for Best Actress
Gloria is 58 and divorced. Determined to defy old age and still in search of true love, she takes up with Rodolfo, a formal naval officer. A tragicomedy of fragile hopes and painful truths.
Thomas Hailer (Berlinale programme manager) will present director Sebastián Lelio.
Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 9 pm
Berlinale Retrospective: Viktor und Viktoria, director: Reinhold Schünzel, Germany 1933
When female impersonator Viktor Hempel falls ill, Viktoria takes his place, puts on his trousers and, as a woman, plays a man playing a woman. This cheeky film operetta is a classic of “queer cinema”.
Presented by Connie Betz (Programme coordinator of the Retrospective)
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