Achtung Berlin

The fes­ti­val of new Ger­man Films com­ing from Ber­lin and Bran­den­burg is for the first time at the fsk.

April 10th – 17th (fsk: April 14th – 17th)

Web: https://achtungberlin.de

scree­ning at the fsk:

SO 14.4.

18:30 Der Stein zum Leben R: Kat­in­ka Zeu­ner | 78 min.

https://achtungberlin.de/wettbewerb/dokumentarfilm‑2/der-stein-zum-leben/

In dia­lo­gue with the mour­ning, ston­e­ma­son Micha­el Speng­ler trans­la­tes life sto­ries into stone. Step by step the tomb­stones take shape and crea­te a new con­nec­tion bet­ween the living and the dead.


21:00 Frau Stern R: Ana­tol Schus­ter | 78 min.

https://achtungberlin.de/wettbewerb/spielfilme/frau-stern/

Mrs Stern is 90 years old, Jewish and sur­vi­ved the Nazis. Love, she lear­ned, is a decisi­on. Death as well. But again and again she is char­min­gly pre­ven­ted from put­ting an end to her life.

MO 15.4.

18:30 Con­go Cal­ling R: Ste­phan Hil­pert | 90 min.

https://achtungberlin.de/wettbewerb/dokumentarfilm/congo-calling/

Three Europeans at the cri­sis-torn eas­tern Con­go, three per­so­nal insights into the col­la­bo­ra­ti­on bet­ween Euro­pe and Afri­ca. They want to help, but it’s more com­pli­ca­ted than expec­ted.


21:00 Dreis­sig R: Simo­na Kosto­va | 114 min. https://achtungberlin.de/wettbewerb/spielfilme/dreissig/

Six fri­ends in their 30s are clo­se to a mid life cri­sis. Tog­e­ther they are loo­king for a reward for all the things they have to endu­re in ever­y­day life.

DI 16.4.

18:30 Bar­s­tow, Cali­for­nia R: Rai­ner Komers | 76 min.

https://achtungberlin.de/wettbewerb/dokumentarfilm‑2/barstow-california/

With a vivid voice, wit­hin the pan­ora­ma of the Moja­ve Desert, Stan­ley »Spoon« Jack­son reads from his auto­bio­gra­phy. An encoun­ter with average Ame­ri­cans and an explo­ra­ti­on of Rou­te 66.


21:00 Das Melan­cho­li­sche Mäd­chen R: Susan­ne Hein­rich | 80 min.

https://achtungberlin.de/wettbewerb/spielfilme/das-melancholische-maedchen/

In fif­te­en pas­tel-colo­red epi­so­des, a melan­cho­lic girl wan­ders around town loo­king for a place to sleep. Ins­tead of adap­ting, she starts con­si­de­ring her depres­si­on a poli­ti­cal issue.

MI 17.4.

18:30 (M)other R: Anto­nia Hun­ger­land | 87 min.

https://achtungberlin.de/wettbewerb/dokumentarfilm‑2/mother/

A young filmma­ker rai­ses the ques­ti­on: What makes a mother? The movie kalei­do­scopi­cal­ly descends on a jour­ney ques­tio­ning the ste­reo­ty­pe »mother« from a varie­ty of voices and per­spec­tives.


21:00 Lost Reac­tor R: Alex­an­dra West­mei­er | 77 min.

https://achtungberlin.de/wettbewerb/dokumentarfilm‑2/lost-reactor/

The sur­re­al ter­rains around a reti­red nuclear power plant in the Cri­mea are the sce­ne­ry for a som­nam­bu­listic sto­ry about hope, dreams and stami­na at a place that has alrea­dy given up on its­elf.