Online Film screenings featuring six films from the capital of Germany!
From 6 to 27 December 2020 the Goethe-Instituts Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia are jointly presenting the online film festival entitled Darling, Berlin! Berlin Sayang! Berlin, Teerak!
Darling Berlin! stands for fresh and unusual independent films from the capital. A new generation of directors and actors is shooting funny and dramatic cinema effectively and with passion. Touching, authentic, without conventions, without compromises.
HOW TO WATCH THE FILMS AND JOIN THE YOUTUBE PREMIERE:
Each film will premiere on Youtube on the respective date and time and is accessible her: https://www.youtube.com/user/darlingberlin
Join the premiere watch party from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand and chat with other film enthusiasts.
After each premiere, the films remain avaiblabe until 27 December 2020.
DATSCHE - blühende Landschaften
by Lara Hewitt | Great Britain 2018 | 93 Minutes | Comedy, Drama ► 6 December 2020 at 8pm
The unsuccessful New York actor Valentin moves to a sunny allotment garden near Potsdam after the death of his grandfather. In the attic of the dacha he has inherited, he meets Adam, a refugee Ethiopian who is hiding from an impending deportation from Germany. While Valentin promises to keep Adam's secret, the harmony of her flat share is put to the test by the curiosity of the neat neighbors and the arrival of couch-surfing guests from all over the world ... A refreshing summer fairy tale about friendships that cross borders and garden fences.
The film offers a view of Germany from the outside, but it is also a film for everyone who has ever loved a place and had to leave it. It is also a swan song from a British woman for the beautiful dream of Europe, a thank you and a farewell.
by Luzie Loose | Germany 2018 | 102 Minutes | Drama ► 8 December 2020 at 8pm
The film “Swimming” tells the story of Elisa and Anthea, two very different girls, whose friendship gives them support and orientation during a difficult phase in their lives. They become best friends and develop a game in which they capture everything they do with their cell phone cameras. They soon got the idea of turning the camera around and secretly filming their classmates who had mobbed Elisa earlier. A destructive dynamic develops from their close friendship, which becomes threatening for anyone who gets in the way of the two. The girls turn from victims to perpetrators.
by Oliver Alaluukas | Germany 2017 | 97 Minutes | Comedy, Drama ► 10 December 2020 at 8pm
How do we want to live together? In the middle of nowhere in Brandenburg between green meadows, techno and theater, ten people answer this question in their own way. In the artists' colony Rakete Perelman they live their version of freedom and independence - each for himself and all together.
Jen is new to the Rakete Perelman. During her mid-twenties she is went out of town, out of industry and into a new life. But the Rakete needs money and the solution, how else could it be, lies in art, more precisely in a theater production. Jen gets the lead role in a piece that slowly overtakes reality and at some point puts the idealism of the entire community to a severe test.
by Julius Schultheiß | Germany 2016 | 78 Minutes | Drama
► 13 December 2020 at 8pm
Lotte is direct and edgy, at the same time amiable and above all endowed with a big-city snout. With all these characteristics she is permanently offensive to her colleagues, girlfriends and even her boyfriend. He throws her out without further ado and Lotte is on the street - from now on, she is fully occupied with finding a place to stay.
One night Lotte meets Marcel, an almost forgotten acquaintance, in her local pub. As soon as he recognized her, Lotte flees and finds a safe place to stay in her friend Sabine's apartment. The next day, Lotte lingered over the exertions of that night and didn't seem to let go of it even during her work in the hospital. A young girl is brought in, Lotte takes care of her, a subtle affection develops.
RÜCKENWIND VON VORN
by Philipp Eichholtz | Germany 2018 | 80 Minutes | Drama
► 16 December 2020 at 8pm
Is growing up easy - and being an adult difficult? Charlie from Berlin finds it damn hard to keep the expectations of those around you and her own apart. Her friend Marco wants a child, and her colleague Gerry guesses without being asked: “Five years together? Well, there will be three of you soon…?” But Charlie is not at all sure: Is it nice to have a child, or would she disappear together with her needs? Charlie is challenged in her job as a teacher and things are not going really well with Marco at the moment. At the beginning everything was so wonderfully easy and spontaneous.
Luca tanzt leise
by Philipp Eichholtz | Germany 2016 | 81 Minutes | Drama, Comedy ► 18 December 2020 at 8pm
Luca wants to graduate from high school after dark years of depression. Her little dog Mata helps her to find motivation and a zest for life. So that it doesn't fail because of maths, Luca concludes a deal with Kurt: English for maths. He becomes a reliable friend, even when things get really bad for Luca. When will this “life” actually be achieved? If you understand maths and pass the A-Levels? Knowing how to get on sick leave to postpone exams? When you find the right guy who loves and desires you - and who isn't an asshole?
Darling Berlin! is provided by UCM.ONE and supported by the Goethe-Institut.