Athens bears Berlin fare

Fest to mark 20th anniversary of joint event

COLOGNE — This years’ Berlin in Athens fest will focus on the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section for arthouse productions.

Marking the 20th anniversary of the joint event by the two cities, titles from the Panorama sidebar will be featured with 25 films from 20 countries.

In total, the Athens festival, April 1-7, will screen 32 pics from diverse sections of the Berlinales of the last five years. Event also will include selections from the recently introduced 14plus sidebar of the Kinderfilmfest, and reserve its midnight screenings to pics that received the Teddy Award for homosexual themes.

Fest also consists of concerts, fashion shows, theater performances and an architecture exhibition.

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