The Berlin Film Festival is going Greek for the second year — its Berlinale in Athens mini fest will run May 4-11.
The event, which follows a similar presentation of Berlin screeners in Turin, Italy, last month, will showcase highlights from all the sections of this year’s Berlinale.
Berlinale in Athens organizers also have put together several film series based on the big events of this year’s fest, with special emphasis on “Dream Girls: Film Stars of the Fifties”; the 20th anniversary of the gay and lesbian Teddy Awards and the fifth anniversary of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section.
Wieland Speck, director of the Berlinale’s Panorama section, Alfred Holighaus, head of Perspektive Deutsches Kino, and other international guests are expected in the Greek capital.
Berlinale in Athens is organized by Greek orgs Cultural Action and Cinemad and supported by the German Embassy in Athens, the Greek Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs, the Municipality of Athens Cultural Organization and the Goethe Institute Athens.