In summer, Berlin is a city of outdoor events. And this includes: the Summer Berlinale at the Open-Air Cinema in Friedrichshain. From July 24 to July 27, this summertime sequel of the Festival will give cineastes another chance to see audience favourites and winners from the Competition, Panorama, Forum, Perspektive Deutsches Kino and Berlinale Shorts – under the stars and before they are released to German cinemas.


Thursday, July 24, 2014: 9.30 pm

Symphony no.42

Directed by Réka Bucsi, Hungary 2013, 10 min., Berlinale Shorts

Anderswo (Anywhere Else)

Directed by Ester Amrami, Germany 2014, 85 min., Perspektive Deutsches Kino (winner of the “FGYO-Award Dialogue en perspective”)

To be hosted by Knut Elstermann from radioeins. Linda Söffker (head of Perspektive Deutsches Kino) will present director Ester Amrami.


Friday, July 25, 2014: 9.30 pm

Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho (The Way He Looks)

Directed by Daniel Ribeiro, Brazil 2014, 96 min., Portuguese with German  subtitles, Panorama (winner of the TEDDY Award for Best Fiction Film)

To be presented by Wieland Speck (head of Panorama)


Saturday, July 26, 2014: 9.30 pm

Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice)

Directed by: Diao Yinan, People’s Republic of China / Hong Kong, China 2014, 106 min., Mandarin with German subtitles, Competition (winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film & Silver Bear for Best Actor)

To be presented by Anke Leweke (journalist and member of the Competition selection committee)


Sunday, July 27, 2014: 9.30 pm

L’enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq (The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq)

Directed by Guillaume Nicloux, France 2014, 92 min., French with English subtitles, Forum

To be presented by Christoph Terhechte (head of Forum)

The Summer Berlinale will also be hitting the road with a varied programme in July and August. Cinemas in Cologne and Nuremberg and – for the first time – Hamburg and Munich will be showing a selection of films from this year’s Berlinale.

Starting July 1, 2014: Summer Berlinale at the “Kino, Mond & Sterne” series in Munich, with favourites from this year’s Festival programme

Starting July 11, 2014: Summer Berlinale in Cologne, with films such as Jack und Praia do Futuro (Futuro Beach) before they are released to German cinemas

Starting July 22, 2014: Summer Berlinale at the Abaton Cinema in Hamburg, with films such as Black Coal, Thin Ice and Die Geliebten Schwestern (Beloved Sisters) before they are released to German cinemas

Starting August 6, 2014: Summer Berlinale at the SommerNachtFilmFestival in and around Nuremberg, with highlights from this year’s Festival programme