The Berlin Film Society always puts on amazing filmic events that are more than just the film and certainly out of the ordinary. In this spirit one could only expect something super fabulous for their last event of the year. And they didn’t disappoint; this upcoming Saturday Berlin Film Society presents Max Ophüls masterpiece Lola Montés at the dreamy former silent film theater Delphi in Weissensee. There will be an Electro Swing After Party with Justin Fidèle after the screening and drinks before and we are giving away a couple of tickets…
On Satuday the kids of SXX SELLS celebrated their big White Ball at P.O.P. and offered quite a lot for their Christmas party: Vibrator icicles hanging from the ceiling, Christmas buffet with candy canes, cupcakes and ginger bread, condom photo wall courtesy of Eis.de and none other than Peaches at the decks. It was an absolute blast! Enjoy the photos and – by popular demand after a long break – animated party GIFs after the jump on 3 pages.
In the latest episode of our Cinéma de Mode we have the incredible teaser for the short film Heile Gänsje, conceived by well-known filmmaker Matt Lambert and commissioned by Dazed & Confused. The film is a youth portrait of sexual discovery in Berlin, whose narrative is built around the fragmented experience of deconstructing the self to allow the visceral in. Heile Gänsje will be on display in Berlin at Platoon Kunsthalle next Tuesday night, as part of Dazed Visionaries, an exclusive premiere of Matt Lambert’s recent series of short films, all of which poetically explore the future of youth and sexuality. Enjoy a preview of the film’s abstract reality after the jump.
photo: Harald Hauswald
The next story of our Strange Magic series is about the wonderful and surreal magical island that is Berlin. This contribution comes from talented young author David Bramhoff. David lives in Berlin since ten years and writes stories since roughly five years. Some dreamy, some dark, some funny, some brutal. Before that he studied at the University of the Arts and pretends that he learned a few things there. With what he learned, he works as a communication conceptioner next to his writing. Beyond that, David likes to travel to Southeast Asia, likes espresso that’s slightly too strong and music that’s slightly too loud. Enjoy his story in the German section.
Lana Del Rey is back with a 30 minute short film called Tropico. The movie features model Shaun Ross and includes her songs Electric, Gods and Monsters and Bel Air. Tropico was directed Anthony Mandler. More after the jump.
photo: Dan Hirsch
We all know that living together in a 35 square meter studio apartment in Berlin did not bring eternal love and happiness to the young couples of the city. And still I see more and more people moving together in tiny apartmens, losing their privacy in the name of love and money. But what does all this saving money bring you in the end if you will wreck your relationship. Maybe love just can’t be a bargain.
The economy of love and relationships in Berlin is also the topic of the upcoming piece Save Your Love by Israeli director Ariel Nil Levy and performers Hila Golan, Niva Dloomy at Theaterdiscounter. A basic berlin relationship will unfold in front of your eyes with all the problems love can have of living in a big city in a small apartment. The piece is suited for an English-speaking audience. Furthermore during all of December there will be performances around the topic of love at this little theater which now is fighting for its existence, since the state will not support it in the future. Let’s hope for the best and let’s get some love there this month. The dates and the address after the jump.
If you know less after a film than you did before, that’s actually a huge compliment. Because art is meant to startle you, to plant questions in your head and trigger new thoughts. That’s why it’s great, fun and important. Blue Jasmine managed to do precisely this to me. The latest Woody Allen film made me think about things I hadn’t thought about in a long time and reigned the conversation after…
This week’s Cinéma de Mode features the striking fashion film by Cécile Gariépy for high-end womenswear label IMPAIR in collaboration with the jewelry line RAW TASTE, designed by Sasha Cherovsky. The SS14 collection is inspired by the fantasy of a modern, confident and slightly boyish woman evolving into a powerful physical entity, thus complementing the label’s feminine strength. Discover some noble quality and elegance in their beautiful fashion film after the jump!
December is always packed. But before everyone heads home and Berlin feels like completely emptied out everyone wants to do something nice with their friends. Each year the KreuzbergKalender offers small events that provide the perfect opportunity for lasting memories and the team has great things planned for the upcoming weeks…
We had to wait over a year, but now finally Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is back to the screen.
Living in a repressed futuristic world Katniss had to compete in the Hunger Games in the first part of this trilogy, which will actually be made into a quadrilogy as they are turning the third book into two films. These games are a kind of modern day gladiator entertainment that is staged in order to make the frustrated masses of this utopian world forget about the real issues. Each year only one player gets out alive and in the first film it was Kantiss. However by making everyone believe (or not?) that she was in love with her Hunger Game mate Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and pretending that they would swallow poisonous berries to kill themselves, they cheated the game and were both freed. Now the almighty President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is afraid of a revolution and when Katniss and Peeta cannot convince him on their tour through the 12 repressed districts, he decided that this year’s games will actually consist of all winners from earlier games.
So Katniss and Peeta are back in the ring and the fight is on again.