July 2019, berlinale forum

Berlinale Summer Spotlight: "So Pretty"

Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli's SO PRETTY can be seen as part of this year's Berlinale Summer Spotlight at radioeins Freiluftkino Friedrichshain on July 16. The film carries out a literal re-reading of Ronald M. Schernikau’s “So schön”, superimposing the lives and politics of the West German gay scene of the 1980s onto a group of queers sharing an apartment in present-day New York. Both now and back then, the same question persists: how to organise being together and in love.

Monday, July 15, 2019, 9.30 pm
Talking About Trees, 
dir.: Suhaib Gasmelbari,
France / Sudan / Germany / Chad / Qatar 2019, 93 min., English with German and English subtitles,
Presentation: Michael Stütz, head of Panorama

Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 9.30 pm
So Pretty, dir.: Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli
USA / France 2019, 83 min., English with German subtitles, Forum
Presentation: Anna Hoffmann, member of the 2019 Forum selection committee

Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 9.30 pm
Synonyms, dir:
 Nadav Lapid,
France / Israel / Germany 2019, 123 min., French with German subtitles, Competition
Presentation: Mariette Rissenbeek, Executive Director of the Berlin International Film Festival

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 9.30 pm
Stupid Young Heart, dir.:
 Selma Vilhunen, Finland / Netherlands / Sweden 2018, 102 min., Finnish with German subtitles, Generation 14plus
Presentation: Maryanne Redpath, head of Generation