The opening film of the Green Years section this year is Thirty, by Simona Kostova, produced by the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB), which is also the invited school—we’ll screen films covering 50 years of its existence. As of this edition, the competitive component of Green Years opens up to European productions, thus presenting the views of new directors on a continent scale.
Green Years – Opening Session
Green Years – Competition
Notes From the Neighbourhood
Aufzeichnungen aus der Nachbarschaft
Everything Near Becomes Distant
Todo lo cercano se aleja
Green Years – German Film and Television Academy Berlin
The Green Years section invites the German Film and Television Academy Berlin [DFFB] to lead us through its production from the 1960s to the present day. It was the first film school in Western Germany, and it became one of the most significant and thriving birthplaces for German cinema. We’ll be able to watch the early films of directors such as Helke Sander, Angela Schanelec or Gerd Conradt, as well as films from upcoming talents of the past few years.
DFFB SPECIAL SESSION 1
Chaos is a fairy‑tale about the devil—what are one jogger, one hobo and two pigs doing in a forest? In Flat Desires, we go through the entire glory of the Internet in less than 5 minutes, while in Asphalt Flowers two misfits fight their loneliness. In Yesterday My Friend Bought a Bike, a young woman meets a friend who tells her she bought a bike the day before. I Stayed in Berlin All Summer takes a melancholic view of two young couples who have trouble trusting each other.
Yesterday My Friend Bought a Bike
Gestern hat sich meine Freundin ein Fahrrad g...
DFFB SPECIAL SESSION 2
Helke Sander’s first film, Subjectitude, is a tense yet playful “Boy Meets Girl” at a bus stop. In Layover, two people try to make plans for the evening while listening to the sound of two black holes merging. The death of a family’s rabbit has deep consequences in What We Were. After the first glass of Absinth, you see things as you wish they were. Linger on Some Pale Blue Dot begins in space and leads to cats, using the codes of a musical.
SESSÃO ESPECIAL DFFB 3
A red flag goes through the streets of Berlin in a relay race to the town hall, in which balcony it is raised by the participants. The Berliner Morgenpost commented on the victory of the “red vision” at the Academy. Color Test: The Red Flag had the participation of Holger Meins. In Rescue the Fire, we delve into the work of photographer and artist Jürgen Baldiga, who in the 1990s, while battling HIV himself, documented the AIDS epidemic in West Berlin.