Urban Lens | Spotlight on Berlin

In partnership with the Goethe Institut.

The 9th Panorama’s newest section focuses on exploring one European city through film. For its first edition, Urban Lens will direct the spotlight on the vibrant and multicultural German capital, Berlin.
Our section aims to showcase the different historical time frames that have shaped the city. Different cinematic approaches and themes are explored yet Berlin remains the muse that inspires, the heartbeat that drives the narrative forward.
As multiple versions of a single city are projected, the viewer is presented with a city that embodies the director’s vision and time.
B-MOVIE : LUST & SOUND IN WEST BERLIN 1979-1989


Music, art and chaos in the wild West-Berlin of the 1980’s: the walled-in city became the creative melting pot for sub- and pop-culture. Before the iron curtain fell, everything and anything seemed possible. B-MOVIE is a fast-paced collage of...
NEUKÖLLN UNLIMITED


The siblings Hassan, Lial and Maradona are talented musicians and breakdancers growing up in Berlin’s notorious Neukölln district. Hip Hop and streetdance are their language and their passion. Coming from Lebanon, their family lives in consta...
RUN LOLA RUN
LOLA RENNT

Lola gets a phone call from her boyfriend Manni. He left a bag containing 100,000 Deutsche Marks on the subway, and a bum made away with it. But Manni is expected to deliver the money at noon to a gangster otherwise he will...
THE LIVES OF OTHERS
DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN

East Berlin, November 1984, five years before its downfall, the East-German government ensured its claim to power with a ruthless surveillance system. Party-loyalist Captain Gerd Wiesler hopes to boost his care...
WINGS OF DESIRE
DER HIMMEL ÜBER BERLIN

Wings of Desire is one of cinema’s loveliest city symphonies. Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts, fears, hopes and dreams of all the people living below. Bu...