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Silent film with live music performed by the composer and pianist improviser Jean-François Zygel. In the presence of Franck Loiret (director of Cinémathèque de Toulouse who supervised the restoration process)

Les Misérables (ciné-concert)

Hugo - Fescourt - Zygel
| 381 minutes

Victor Hugo’s novel comes to life in a spectacular digital restoration of Henri Fescourt’s 1925 silent-film adaptation. The screening will be accompanied by live music performed by esteemed French pianist Jean-François Zygel.

Monday | 16.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of producer Dominique Welinski

Oblivion Verses

Dir.: Alireza Khatami
| 92 minutes

When a cemetery caretaker discovers the body of a young woman, he embarks on a surreal journey in search of the circumstances of her death. Alireza Khatami’s debut is an enthralling work which was awarded three prizes at the Venice Film Festival.

Monday | 16.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of producer Carlo Cresto-Dina

Happy as Lazzaro

Dir.: Alice Rohrwacher
| 125 minutes

Lazzaro is a laborer on the Marchesa de Luna’s tobacco plantation. When her son Tancredi visits the fields, he is captivated by Lazzaro’s sincerity and kindness. Alice Rohrwacher’s (The Wonders) new, critically-acclaimed film.

Monday | 16.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of director Rüdiger Suchsland and producer Martina Haubrich

Hitler's Hollywood

Dir.: Rüdiger Suchsland
| 105 minutes

Based on archival footage from German films produced between 1933-1945, this documentary debates the entertainment industry’s submission to Nazi demands and ponders its double role as a propaganda mouthpiece and escapist space.

Thursday | 12.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of director Christian Petzold

Transit

Dir.: Christian Petzold
| 101 minutes

A man escaping Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation adopts a dead author’s identity. In Marseilles, he meets a woman looking for her husband—the very man he impersonates. A brazen adaptation of Anna Seghers’ novel placing characters from 80 years ago in contemporary Marseilles.

Thursday | 12.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of director Stefano Savona

Samouni Road

Dir.: Stefano Savona
| 128 minutes

In the outskirts of Gaza the Samouni family is about to celebrate a wedding - the first celebration since the latest war. Through recollections, the film conveys a deep, multifaceted portrait of a family before, during, and after the tragic event that changed its life forever.

Thursday | 12.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of actor Marcello Fonte

Dogman

Dir.: Matteo Garrone
| 95 minutes

Marcello runs a dog boarding facility, but another job leads him to a dangerous relationship with a violent former boxer. Matteo Garrone’s (Gomorra) new film is about an eternal victim who wants to change his fate. Best Actor Award at Cannes.

Thursday | 12.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of director Camille Vidal-Naquet and producer Emmanuel Giraud

Sauvage

Dir.: Camille Vidal-Naquet
| 97 minutes

Leo is 22. He sells his body on the streets for cash. He yearns for love but cannot say what lies ahead. An authentic portrayal of a transparent character operating in feral regions we take care to repress.

Thursday | 12.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of producers Guillaume de Seille and Eike Goreczka

Aga

Dir.: Milko Lazarov
| 96 minutes

In icy northern Siberia, Nanook and Sedna struggle to maintain their traditional ways. While Nanook refuses to acknowledge their estranged daughter, Aga, Sedna misses her desperately. A mesmerizing cinematographic feat.

Monday | 16.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of director Amos Gitai

House | A Letter to a Friend in Gaza

Dir.: Amos Gitai
| 86 minutes

Two bookend films in Amos Gitai’s oeuvre epitomizing his unique view on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The first is a new digital version of House,the second is his latest film, Letter to a Friend in Gaza.

 

Monday | 16.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of director Christian Petzold

Phoenix

Dir.: Christian Petzold
| 98 minutes

A Holocaust survivor with a disfigured face returns to Berlin. When she finds her husband, he does not recognize her but suggests she help him claim his “dead” wife’s inheritance. Christian Petzold collaborates with actress Nina Hoss to create a powerfully poignant film.

Thursday | 12.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of director Sergei Loznitsa and producer Maria Coustova

Donbass

Dir.: Sergei Loznitsa
| 121 minutes

Taking advantage of the raging war in the Donbass region, Ukraine, gangs perpetuate crime and the propaganda machine works incessantly. Sergei Loznitsa’s (A Gentle Creature) new film, winner of the Un Certain Regard Director Award at Cannes.

Thursday | 12.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of producer Eike Goreczka

Lemonade

Dir.: Ioana Uricaru
| 88 minutes

A Romanian nurse working in the US awaits her green card. But when the process veers off course, she realizes that America is not all she had hoped for. A sensitive and profound debut produced by renown Romanian director Cristian Mungiu.

Monday | 16.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of producer Martina Haubrich

Mademoiselle Paradis

Dir.: Barbara Albert
| 97 minutes

An award-winning period drama inspired by the life story of Maria Theresia von Paradis​, a blind pianist in late 18th century Vienna. Treated by a “miracle” healer, Maria soon discovers that all is not what it appears to be.

Monday | 16.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of director Stefano Savona

Samouni Road

Dir.: Stefano Savona
| 128 minutes

In the outskirts of Gaza the Samouni family is about to celebrate a wedding - the first celebration since the latest war. Through recollections, the film conveys a deep, multifaceted portrait of a family before, during, and after the tragic event that changed its life forever.

Thursday | 19.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of director Sergei Loznitsa and producer Maria Coustova

Victory Day

Dir.: Sergei Loznitsa
| 94 minutes

Every year, on May 9, the day marking the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany, Berlin’s Soviet War Memorial becomes a pilgrimage. Sergei Loznitsa documents the unique choreography of celebrators in fancy dress and Red Army uniforms. Screened together with two short films by Loznitsa, "Reflections" (2014) and "The Old Jewish Cemetery" (2015). 

Thursday | 12.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of actor Marcello Fonte

Dogman

Dir.: Matteo Garrone
| 95 minutes

Marcello runs a dog boarding facility, but another job leads him to a dangerous relationship with a violent former boxer. Matteo Garrone’s (Gomorra) new film is about an eternal victim who wants to change his fate. Best Actor Award at Cannes.

Thursday | 12.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of director Camille Vidal-Naquet and producer Emmanuel Giraud

Sauvage

Dir.: Camille Vidal-Naquet
| 97 minutes

Leo is 22. He sells his body on the streets for cash. He yearns for love but cannot say what lies ahead. An authentic portrayal of a transparent character operating in feral regions we take care to repress.

Thursday | 12.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of director Małgorzata Szumowska and actor Mateusz Kościukiewicz

Mug

Dir.: Małgorzata Szumowska
| 91 minutes

A Polish metalhead works in construction, building the world’s largest statue of Jesus. Following an accident, he has a face transplant—a life-altering circumstance that unveils unpleasant truths. Winner of Berlinale’s Grand Jury Prize.

Thursday | 19.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of director Axel Petersen

The Real Estate

Dir.: Måns Månsson, Axel Petersén
| 88 minutes

After years of revelry, sixty-eight-year old Nojet returns to Stockholm where she’s inherited an apartment building. Discovering that black-market crooks have taken over the seventh floor, she wages war against them.

Thursday | 12.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of director Axel Petersen

The Real Estate

Dir.: Måns Månsson, Axel Petersén
| 88 minutes

After years of revelry, sixty-eight-year old Nojet returns to Stockholm where she’s inherited an apartment building. Discovering that black-market crooks have taken over the seventh floor, she wages war against them.

Thursday | 12.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of the cast and crew

Life According to Agfa

Dir.: Assi Dayan
| 100 minutes

Over the course of a single night in the early 1990s, all the mythological characters in Israeli society gather in a small Tel Aviv pub in Tel Aviv. Assi Dayan’s exemplary film in a new digitally-restored print screened at this year’s Berlinale.

Monday | 16.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of actor Laura Benson

Touch Me Not

Dir.: Adina Pintilie
| 125 minutes

The Berlinale’s big winner, this film straddles the often-invisible line between fact and fiction. In her debut, Adina Pintilie embarks on a therapeutic investigation of human sexuality that strives toward liberating human intimacy.

Thursday | 12.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of director Valeria Golino and producer Viola Prestieri

Euphoria

Dir.: Valeria Golino
| 115 minutes

A successful businessman invites his brother, a provincial teacher who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, to stay with him in Rome. Euphoria’s depiction of their sibling relationship is surprisingly creative and touching. 

Thursday | 12.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of director Valeria Golino and producer Viola Prestieri

Euphoria

Dir.: Valeria Golino
| 115 minutes

A successful businessman invites his brother, a provincial teacher who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, to stay with him in Rome. Euphoria’s depiction of their sibling relationship is surprisingly creative and touching. 

Thursday | 12.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28
Screening in the presence of actor Dogu Demirkol

The Wild Pear Tree

Dir.: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
| 188 minutes

Sinan returns home to raise money for the publication of his first novel. But his parents’ relationship is on the rocks and his flamboyant, gambling father is deep in debt. Award-winning director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s new film.

Thursday | 12.07.18 to Monday | 31.12.18
Thursday | 12.07.18 to Sunday | 31.12.28