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29. October 2021 - 19. November 2021

Luis García Berlanga

100th Anniversary

Luis García Berlanga's filmography is part of general education in Spain, and knowledge of the idiosyncrasies of his work is so widespread that in 2020 the prestigious Real Academia de las Letras Españolas unanimously added the adjective "berlanguiano" to its dictionary. Juan Luis Cebrián, co-founder of the influential newspaper El País, recently suggested "grotesque but real" as a definition of this neologism. Curated by Miguel Herrero, the retrospective provides a special insight into the filmmaker's work during and after the Franco dictatorship.

9. November 2021 - 16. November 2021

“Divinely Gifted”

National Socialism's favoured Artists in the Federal Republic

Many renowned protagonists of the National Socialist art establishment continued to work full-time as visual artists after 1945. They produced works for public spaces, received lucrative commissions from the state, business and the church, taught at art academies, were represented in exhibitions and took part in competitions. The exhibition "Divinely Gifted". National Socialism's favoured Artists in the Federal Republic, on view at the German Historical Museum until December 5, 2021, examines for the first time the postwar careers of formerly "Divinely Gifted" visual artists. Their networks are examined as well as the reception of their works.

03. October 2021 - 13. November 2021

Moved by sound

The cinema and Ludwig van Beethoven

Ever since the 100th anniversary of his death, for which an elaborate silent film biopic with Fritz Kortner in the leading role was released, Beethoven anniversaries seem to be unable to exist without the cinema, just as, conversely, film is unable to shake off its dubious relationship with Beethoven's music. The retrospective Moved by Sound: The Cinema and Ludwig van Beethoven shows, however, that the cinematic appropriation of Beethoven is only in part the story of an unfortunate misalliance.

13. August 2021 - 30. September 2021

Terror and Transgression in No Man's Land

Retrospective Takahisa Zeze

Takahisa Zeze is one of the most distinguished and prolific Japanese filmmakers of the present day. Over the course of his career, the obsessive director has devoted himself to a wide range of subject matter, narrative forms and genres, and since the late 1980s has realized more than 60 works in various segments of the Japanese film landscape. The retrospective "Terror and Transgression in No Man's Land" presents this extraordinary body of work in its entirety for the first time, presenting 18 works from 1989 to 2021 - many of them as German and European cinema premieres.

26. August 2021 - 08. September 2021

Wojciech Jerzy Has

Retrospective Wojciech Jerzy Has

The somnambulistic opus Sanatorium pod klepsydrą (The Hourglass Sanatorium), conceived after the student riots of March 1968, when a wave of anti-Semitic purges swept Poland, looks like a phantasmagoria between memory and evocation. Wojciech Jerzy Has was able to realize the project only after Kazimierz Kutz took over as director of the Silesia Film Studio in 1972 and pushed it through against fierce opposition from party elites. The Zeughauskino is showing this and seven other works by the Polish director.

15. August - 27. August 2021

Chaos & Awakening

Berlin 1920|2020

In 1920, Berlin's population doubled overnight. The incorporation of neighboring, previously independent cities and municipalities created the second largest city in the world in terms of area. With now 20 districts, the municipality strove to even out the great financial and social imbalances between the sometimes very different parts of the city. A "policy for all" aimed to provide people with a minimum standard of education, health, housing and recreation. The Greater Berlin Act became the basis for the city of today - for the metropolis of Berlin.

Lebens-Geschichte des Bergarbeiters Alphons S. (BRD 1979)

16. July 2021 - 10. August 2021

Film and the Political Public

Cinematic innovations have decisively shaped the course of cinema history - the speed, reach and topicality of the medium - since the beginning. In eight programs we present works that, at the time of their creation, exploited novel medial possibilities in an impressive way.

25. June - 14. July 2021

The Return of the Boogeyman

Movies by Ulli Lommel

Ulli Lommel's para-cinema, which never quite blends into traditional genre and production conventions, is surprising and offbeat, original and unruly. The retrospective The Return of The Boogeyman invites you to rediscover Lommel's unusual oeuvre in all its breadth and presents highlights from almost all of the director's creative phases - many of them as rare analog prints and German theatrical premieres.

Berlin in Berlin (TR/D 1993)

01. October 2020 - 24. July 2021

Berlin international

Rare Glimbses of Foreign Filmmakers 1924-1995

One hundred years after the creation of Greater Berlin, the Berlin International Retrospective brings some two dozen rarities back to the screen: foreign images of Berlin, created between 1924 and 1995, many of them widely acclaimed and successful at the time, works by renowned artists.