Wolf News and Cinema Week from October 19



Dearest Wolves,

While autumn is donning its most colourful costumes right now, our Wolf Edition Nr. 3: Colour in Film has startet! After our opening event last Friday with intriguing contributions by film scholars Friedrike Horstmann, Christine Noll Brinckmann and Sulgi Lie, we are continuing our investigation into the workings of colour with a focus on Hitchcock next Sunday. Sulgi Lie is presenting a lecture on The Phantasmagoria of Colour: Hitchcock’s Colourism and will connect the films with traditions of post-modern art. Come by for the lecture at 6.30 and/or the film afterwards: It's a legendary big-screen-treat NORTH BY NORTHWEST (English with German subtitles) at 8pm.

N THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY (AKHER  AYAM EL MADINA) continues in our daily programme in the company of another, very different Cairo film. Mohamed Diab's CLASH opened Cannes' Un Certain Regard section this year and is set almost entirely in a police truck during the riots following Morsi's ousting. Muslim Brotherhood, army supporters and people who don't want to belong to either faction are sharing the tiny space. "Mohamed Diab brings claustrophobic intimacy to a historic moment in this stunning thriller, set inside a police vehicle during Egypt’s 2013 street protests" - The Guardian

We much enjoyed last week's premiere of MUITO ROMÂNTICO & the filmmaker's performance "Fluxus and Refluxus" (s. cover image) and continue to show it exclusively at Wolf. 

The much-admired FÉLICITÉ and WESTERN  are both shown with English subtitles, so no excuses :) 

We're also looking forward to Nele Wohlatz' visit and her film THE FUTURE PERFECT this Wednesday 18th October: It's a smart and innovative look at the possible futures of a young Chinese immigrant to Buenos Aires, told in the stilted language of an elementary Spanish textbook (Spanish/Mandarin with English subtitles). Hosted by our dear and wonderful neighbour, filmmaker Dieu Hao Do!

This Saturday we get a visit from the team behind Fireflies Magazine. Its makers are coming to celebrate the launch of their fifth edition. Every edition is dedicated to two filmmakers, and with Angela Schanelec and Agnès Varda two of our favourite directors are presented in this edition! They are bringing with them the artists Sam Smith (from Australia), Puck Vonk (from the Netherlands) and Eli Cortiñas (from Spain) who will be performing pieces inspired by the works of Schanelec and Varda.

Next Wednesday we will be showing the complete first season of the queer web series MIXED MESSAGES by ex-London now-Berlin director Kanchi Wichmann (English/German with German subtitles)
One year single in the Berlin queer scene - how hard can it be? After breaking up with her polyamourous lover in a playground at night Ren embarks on an odyssey of dating confusion - will she ever learn to read the mixed messages of her various dates? Or is the only way forwards to join in and send out a few mixed messages of her own?

And if you haven't seen BLOOD SIMPLE and MOTHER yet, hurry! They are screening today for the last time.

On a different note, we've prolonged our lunch times! You can now get Machiko's delicious Japanese lunch menu until 4pm on weekdays (here's the menu)!


Your Wolves

Clash (OmU*): täglich 14:00, 18:20 Uhr
Muito Romântico (OmEU**): täglich 12:00, 22:30 Uhr
Félicité (OmU): täglich 13:20 Uhr / Do, Sa, Mo 20:00 Uhr / Fr, So, Di 22:15 Uhr
Western (OmEU): täglich 15:40 Uhr / Fr, So, Di 20:00 Uhr / Mi 22:00 Uhr / Do, Sa, Mo 22:20 Uhr
Blind & Hässlich (OmEU): täglich 12:00, 18:00 Uhr
In den letzten Tagen der Stadt (OmEU): täglich 16:00 Uhr
In den letzten Tagen der Stadt (OmU): täglich 20:15 Uhr
Der unsichtbare Dritte (OmU): So 20:00 Uhr
Baby Wolfgang präsentiert: The Future Perfect (OmEU): Di 10:30 Uhr
Kanchi Wichmann zu Gast: Mixed Messages (OmU): Mi 20:00 Uhr
Fireflies #5 Launch+Peformances (OV***): Sa 20:00 Uhr

*OmU = with German subtitles
** OmEU = with English subtitles
*** OV = Original version

Wolf News and Cinema Programme from October 5



Dearest Wolves,

It's autumn time! We have warmed up the cinema seats, Machiko is making hot soup for lunch: come join us this rainy week!

We are starting Alain Gomis' FÉLICITÉ from Thursday, a beautifully shot look at the life of a singer in Kinshasa, played by Véro Tshanda Beya, with captivating music by the Kasai Allstars and the Symphonic Orchestra of Kinshasa.

For all you English speakers out there: we are still showing IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY (AKHER AYAM EL MADINA) with English subtitles!

We are also showing Valeska Grisebach's WESTERN (German/Bulgarian) with English subtitles and Tom Lass' BLIND & HÄSSLICH (German with English subtitles).
Tom Lass is coming again for an extensive look at the making of his film (in German) on Sunday at 3.45 at the studio. Join him to find out how to make a film with improvisation and without despairing.

A new English language film this week is the cult classic BLOOD SIMPLE (English with German subtitles)! The Coen brothers' 1984 debut film has been restored and we're showing the director's cut every night this week in our late night slot! 

And don't forget that Lisa Nordsröm and Pether Lindgren are coming to show their film SONICA SEQUENCE and on Friday they will welcome guest musicians Felipe Waller and Daniel Schröteler.

A little preview for next week: we will be showing the artist duo Distruktur's Muito Romântico from October 12!  “A film that combines a punk sensibility with calculated risk-taking, consolidating the pair’s affinity for celluloid, as well as their ability to breathe life into the archive.” Senses of Cinema

This week's delicious Japanese lunch menu by Machiko can be found here. And in other café related news: From now you can get our special Wolf blend from our roasting house Kaffeepur as beans to take home as well.

Looking forward to seeing you soon in the cinema!

Your Wolf Pack

Félicité (OmU): täglich 15:40, 20:15 Uhr
Blood Simple - Director's Cut (OmU): täglich 22:40 Uhr
Western (OmEU): Do, Fr, So - Mi 13:20 Uhr / Do, Sa - Di 18:00 Uhr / Fr, Mi 20:00 Uhr
Blind & Hässlich (OmEU): Do - Sa, Mo - Mi 13:50 Uhr / täglich 18:00 Uhr
In den letzten Tagen der Stadt (with English subtitles): täglich 15:45 Uhr
In den letzten Tagen der Stadt (OmU): Do, Sa - Di 20:00 Uhr. Fr, Mi 18:00 Uhr
Wunde, Die (OmU): Do, Fr, So - Mi 12:00 Uhr / Sa 13:30 Uhr
mother! (OmU): täglich 22:15 Uhr
Blind & Hässlich + Werkstattgespräch mit Tom Lass (OmEU): So 13:50 Uhr
Sonica Sequence Film+Musik: Do, Fr 19:30 Uhr
Baby Wolfgang präsentiert: Félicité (OmU): Di 10:30 Uhr

Open Call: Colour Grading Workshop




Open Call for Colour Grading Workshop

07. - 10. November 2017

Wolf Studio, Wildenbruchstraße 6, 12045 Berlin


As part of the Wolf Edition 3 Undertones, which is dedicated to the topic of colour in film, we are offering a multi-day colour grading workshop. We have invited the young and accomplished cinematographer/colourist Jorge Piquer Rodriguez to give you an introduction to both the essence of, and the daily work behind, colour grading.

Jorge Piquer Rodriguez has been the colourist for many feature films and countless short films, many of which have had successful runs at major international film festivals. Because he is both colourist and cinematographer, he will give you an in-depth look into the art of digital image composition: from the film’s conception and implementation on set to postproduction and the film’s grading.

Another section of the workshop will deal specifically with how to set up a professional colour grading studio on a limited budget, making independent film work possible.


Workshop Dates and Times:

07.11. - How do I build a DIY colour grading studio?

08.11. - Introduction to DaVinci Resolve

09.11. - Theory of colour grading

10.11. - Open grading session*

10am - 5pm, in English


*Thomas Moritz Helm will provide two scenes from his recently shot film, BEFORE WE GROW OLD, to be colour graded live, with the director present.


This workshop is geared towards filmmakers, video artists, aspiring colourists, cinematographers and anyone who wishes to deepen his/her knowledge on this subject.

Workshop registration ends October 24.
Please contact: rudel@wolfberlin.org

Participation fee: 50 €


As the number of participants is limited, please write a few words about yourself and tell us why you would like to participate in the workshop.



Jorge Piquer Rodriguez has worked as a freelance cinematographer and colourist for the past 10 years. He’s done film-work for features, documentaries, short films and advertisements. In 2006, he founded the production company La Ignorancia, which has produced various dance films, installations, and performances. In his work, he is always searching for new possibilities in analogue and digital filmmaking. He has worked with filmmakers and artists such as Salomé Lamas, Tamer El Said, Marcin Malaszczak, Josephine Decker, Khristine Gillard and Jen Debauche, among others.


Detailed Description of Workshop Contents:

● Setting up the workspace

● Monitoring and calibration

● Graphical User Interface (GUI, Waveform, Scopes)

● Operation / Control / Accessories

● Computer / Hardware / Software

● Essence of colour grading / Application: art films vs. commercial films

● Processing the raw material before grading

● Error correction: exposure, sharpness, colour, etc.

● Adapting scenes and sequences

● Developing a “look”: mood / emotion / narration

● Communication and collaboration with the cinematographer / director

● Image control / Technical parameters

● Media and signals

● Primary / Secondary customization and editing

● Colour schemes and adjustment

● Working on image elements (shapes, vignettes, tracking)

● Creative and artistic work



Wolf News and Cinema Programme from September 21


Dearest Wolves,

This week we've started our school project "What is Cinema?" with a group of 13-15 year olds from a neighbouring school who will visit us weekly for the whole school year to learn about filmmaking, cinema programming and curation. We're looking forward to a year of discoveries together with the teenagers and with film historian and filmmaker Brigitta Wagner, who is leading the project.


TOMORROW, we invite you to have dinner with us and director  Tamer El Said in between the screenings of IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY (we're showing the film at 5.50pm with German and at 7.40pm with English subtitles). A perfect way to heal your Cairo cravings!
Muhammad from Kairo Koshary will come to Wolf and serve his delicious version of the Egyptian street food Koshary!
Koshary is a typical Egyptian dish made with a mix of twice cooked vermicelli and short-grain Egyptian rice, brown lentils, and Ditalini pasta topped with a slow cooked tomato pureé prepared with Mediterranean spices, chickpeas and crispy fried onions slivers (ward). Hot sauce (shatta) and garlic sauce (da'a) are common toppings.
The dishes will be between 6,50 € - 7,50 €

We also have two guests this week for Q+As in German, and for all of you English speakers out there we have two new films in our programme:
You surely have hear about mother! and/or heard people fighting about it. We also want to fight about with you! Come form an opinion, have a beer/water/tea and get into heated debates about what will surely be one of the most important films this year!

If you want to know what's being made by Neukölln directors right now, come have a look at Tom Lass' Blind und Hässlich and see for yourself how a self-loathing ugly guy - who's not really ugly - and a blind girl - who's not really blind - are trying to date.
We're showing it with English subtitles!

Screening times for this week below!

This week's delicious Japanese lunch menu by Machiko you can find here.

Looking forward to seeing you soon in the cinema!

Your Wolves

Blind & Hässlich (OmEU): Do, Sa - Mi 14:15 Uhr / Fr 15:00 Uhr / Do, Sa - Di 18:10, 22:15 Uhr
mother! (OmU): täglich 16:00, 20:10 Uhr
In den letzten Tagen der Stadt (OmEU): Do, Sa - Mi 12:00, 16:10 Uhr / Fr 12:40, 17:00 Uhr / Fr, Mi 22:00 Uhr
In den letzten Tagen der Stadt (OmU): Do, Sa - Di 20:00 Uhr
Wunde, Die (OmU): täglich 14:15, 22:20 Uhr
Kedi - Von Katzen und Menschen (OmU): täglich 12:30 Uhr / Fr 18:10 Uhr / Mi 18:15 Uhr / Do, Sa - Di 18:25 Uhr
Lukas Valenta Rinner zu Gast: Die Liebhaberin (OmU): Mi 19:30 Uhr
Tom Lass zu Gast: Blind & Hässlich (OV): Fr 19:30 Uhr
Baby Wolfgang präsentiert: Blind & Hässlich (OmEU): Di 10:30 Uhr

Wolf News and Cinema Programme from September 7


Dearest Wolves,

Last week we launched a preview of Tamer El Said's IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY (Akher ayam el madina) together with Mobile Kino and the two screens of Neukölln's Griessmühle were completely packed! We are now looking forward to the film's official cinema release starting this Thursday. We are very excited about this big step, because Wolf was part of the production team and is releasing the film together with Arsenal - Institut f. Film- und Videokunst e.V. We believe in this film and want  you to watch it a million times over :)

Tomorrow, director Tamer El Said will come by to speak about his film together with Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, who is part of the selection committee of Berlinale's Forum section and co-director of the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art. The film starts at 7.30pm (with English subtitles), the discussion is in English.

We are showing IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY twice daily (with English subtitles) and on Tuesday we're showing it for all fresh parents out there in our Baby Wolfgang strand (on that occasion with German subtitles).

And we have another new film in our programme this week: Emin Alper's (director of BEYOND THE HILL) ABLUKA: It's a film that shows Turkey to be a country full of distrust, a psychothriller in a society that has fallen into chaos, a genre film and political allegory in equal measures. We're delighted to have this film in our programme, for Emin Alper has a unique, biting ability to create visual allegories that hit the nerve of our times. 

Good news for all of you who haven't seen ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS: due to popular demand we're showing the film for one more week in our late night slot with English subtitles. Spread the word, grab that vodka bottle, skip clubbing for one night and sink into our cinema seat - this is the place to contemplate on your senseless escapism.

If you haven't seen Thomas Arslan's HELLE NÄCHTE - Bright Nights yet (German with English subtitles) you should definitely do so today: we're showing the film at 4.15 and 10.10pm for the last time.  

Screening times for this week in the grey box above or, as always, at wolfberlin.org!

This week's delicious Japanese lunch menu by Machiko you can find here.

Looking forward to seeing you soon in the cinema!

Your Wolves

Wolf News and Cinema Week August 31


Dearest Wolves,

So much to tell you this week!

The Wolf is howling especially loudly this week, because we have big news: IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY is released in German cinemas from 7th September and  is made by a fellow wolf - it also was partly developed in Wolf's venue! Some of our team co-produced, and a few years ago, before the cinema became a construction site and morphed into its current state, the music for the film was recorded between the rough walls and rugged floors. In our temporary screen (that used beer crates as seats) we had test screenings and discussed the film's future over beer and cigarettes well into the morning hours. And now it has screened at over 90 festivals and received 11 amazing awards! It still can't be shown in its home, Egypt, but we are so happy to at least be able to bring it to audiences in Germany! Wolf is doing the distribution of the film together with Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art and so, all through this summer, we have been working with the film in a completely new way. The poster was designed by Amr Hosny and was in part developed in a workshop that we had this summer on the subject of film distribution. In addition, we made flyers, stickers and post cards (you can get them at Wolf and in every cinema that plays the film), and you can find it on Facebook and Instagram as well.

Tomorrow the film will have an exclusive preview at Mobile Kino at Griessmuehle in the presence of the director (with English subtitles)! Then on Wednesday we are celebrating its official premiere for the cinema release here at Wolf and, from next week, we will be showing it as part of our regular programme; on the 7th and 8th, Tamer El Said will also be at Wolf and at Klick Kino to present his film.

In other news, we are screening the astonishing ANA, MON AMOUR (by Calin Peter Netzer "Child's Pose"). It observes a relationship over the years and is also starting at Wolf this week (Romanian with German subtitles): "...featuring terrific performances from leads Mircea Postelnicu and Diana Cavallioti, Ana, Mon Amour is a jump into the realm of intimate psychology" - Screen Daily

During filmPOLSKA we fell in love with the stunning, Warsawian ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS and decided to bring it back for seven mellow summer night screenings. It's an intoxicating journey through Warsaw's raves, parties, empty streets at dawn, full of vodka, cigarettes, kisses, end-of-an-era zeitgeist that is too poetic to describe here in simple words. Just use our screen as a vessel to join these infuriatingly young and beautiful time travellers. With English subtitles.

Also with English subtitles, and also in our late night slot, is Thomas Arslan's HELLE NÄCHTE (Bright Nights).. 

If you do speak German, come by on Friday for our radio play ODYSSEE MARE MONSTRUM, that we will play in our studio. It transfers Homer's text to the jungle of Calais, to the suburbs of Paris, to the sealed borders of Europe and to the endless vastness of Space. We're starting at 7.30, doors open 7.10.

We are saying farewell this week to the amazing 12-week-ride we had with SELF-CRTICITICISM OF A BOURGEOIS DOG and to the tragedy-comedy-rollercoaster DIE HANNAS: If you haven't seen it, today is your last chance!

Screening times for this week in the grey box above or, as always, at wolfberlin.org!

This week's delicious Japanese lunch menu by Machiko you can find here.

Your Wolves

All these Sleepless Nights (OmEU): Do - Di 22:00 Uhr / Mi 22:20 Uhr
Ana, mon Amour (OmU): täglich 16:00, 19:45 Uhr
Baby Wolfgang: All These Sleepless Nights (OmEU): Di 10:30 Uhr
Dragon Inn (OmU): täglich 12:00 Uhr
Helle Nächte (OmEU): täglich 16:15, 22:10 Uhr
Kedi - Von Katzen und Menschen (OmU): täglich 14:15, 18:00 Uhr / Do - Di 20:15 Uhr
Kinopremiere: In den letzten Tagen der Stadt (OmEU): Mi 20:15 Uhr
Odyssee Mare Monstrum: Fr 19:10 Uhr
Parasol - Mallorca im Schatten (OmU): täglich 18:30 Uhr
Touch of Zen, A (OmU): täglich 13:00 Uhr


Ana, mon amour
"Nach seinem Berlinale-Triumph 'Mutter und Sohn' zeigt Calin Peter Netzer mit 'Ana, mon amour' das Mosaik einer leidenschaftlichen Beziehung, die von Eifersucht und Angstattacken zersetzt wird." – Der Spiegel

All These Sleepless Nights (OmeU)
"Was ist das? Ein Spielfilm? Ein überlanger Techno-Videoclip? Ein Generationenporträt? Die Geburt einer neuen Filmästhetik? Vermutlich alles gleichzeitig. Manche raunen sogar: die glaubwürdigste Darstellung einer jungen Generation seit Wajdas 'Unschuldigen Zauberern'."
– FilmPolska


Regie: Thomas Arslan, Deutschland 2017. Deutsch (mit ein klein bisschen Englisch) mit englischen Untertiteln.
"Ein stilles Drama mit eindrucksvollen Bildern, sparsamen Dialogen und wunderbaren Schauspielern... Georg Friedrichs Darstellung ist herausragend." (Tagesschau)

Regie: Ceyda Torun, Türkei 2016. Türkisch mit deutschen Untertiteln
"Remarkable. A splendidly graceful and quietly magical documentary."  (Variety)

Regie: King Hu, Taiwan 1971. Mandarin mit deutschen Untertiteln.
„Ein Abenteuerfilm in perfekter Inszenierung, der aufwendig ausgestatteten Historienfilm, fantastische Gespenstergeschichte, rasante Schwertkämpfe und Zen-Buddhismus zu einer reizvollen Einheit verbindet. Kameratechnisch teils virtuos, verdichtet der Film die trivialen Handlungsmuster auf einer metaphorischen Ebene zu einer Fabel über Sinn und Zweck von Gewalt.“ – Lexikon des internationalen Films

Regie: King Hu, Taiwan 1967, Mandarin mit deutschen Untertiteln.

Regie: Valéry Rosier. Französisch, Englisch, Spanisch mit deutschen Untertiteln.
Ein spannendes, vielversprechendes Spielfilmdebüt – Zitty


ab 7.9.:

In den letzten Tagen der Stadt
Zweifellos das Wichtigste, was das ägyptische, wenn nicht das arabische Kino seit sehr langer Zeit hervorgebracht hat. – Slate

Abluka – Jeder misstraut jedem
"Der Film des türkischen Regisseurs Emin Alper, dessen Titel (Der Wahn) auf die Paranoia in einem zunehmend autoritäreren System zielt, funktioniert als dichte Parabel und als Drama um zwei Brüder." – Neue Zürcher Zeitung

ab 14.9.:

Die Wunde (Inxeba)
"John Trengove’s debut feature explores masculinity and repressed sexuality through an outsider’s experience of a South African initiation ritual." – Hollywood Reporter

ab 21.9.:

Der Film feiert am 5. September während der Filmfestspiele Venedig Premiere, davor darf niemand mehr als den Trailer sehen: Wir sind also mindestens genauso gespannt auf Darren Aronofskys neues Werk wie ihr!

Blind & Hässlich
""Mit 'Blind & Hässlich' wählt Lass den Weg der Komödie, bei der die Hoffnung aufs Zusammenfinden der beiden genauso Motor der Geschichte ist wie die Sehnsucht nach ihrem Scheitern - weil das lustiger ist, und Kino auch Schmerzen verursachen soll." – Der Spiegel

New at Wolf & Weekly Programme August 24-30, 2017


Dear Wolfgang,

Last week, Julia C. Kaiser came by to visit and to present her film DIE HANNAS, and on Sunday, many, many cats roamed our screen. Because so many people couldn't get in we're repeating our CATStragavanza this Sunday at 8pm! We're showing all three cats & cats & cats short films that were commissioned by the London Short Film Festival again (& HUGE Thanks to the filmmakers & Philip Ilson) and of course KEDI as well. Tickets, as always, here: https://wolfberlin.org/de/tickets-zeiten/

New this week is Valéry Rosier's feature film debut PARASOL a sharp and funny look at the dreams and disasters of the off-season vacationers on Mallorca island (check this amazing trailer in the link!).

Wuxia classic DRAGON INN is joining A TOUCH OF ZEN this week! "A genre classic that has been often-imitated and directly remade twice, is to the martial arts genre what "Stagecoach" is to the Western..Hu evokes an entire world in his awe-inspiring wide-angle camerawork and graceful, still-unpredictable action scenes. Now modern viewers can enjoy "Dragon Inn" in a new 4K restoration that makes Hu's classic look appropriately majestic." – rogerebert.com

And Baby Wolfgang for all fresh parents out there is showing DIE HANNAS this week. As always, Tuesday at 10.30am.

If you haven't seen MY HAPPY FAMILY, THE ORNITHOLOGIST, PONYO or SPACE IS THE PLACE: hurry, today is your last chance!

This week's delicious Japanese lunch menu by Machiko you can find here.

Your wolves

New at Wolf & weekly programme from August 3

Dear Wolfgang,

An eventful week full of workshops and discussions lies behind us. We had guests from the UK and from the US  & here from Berlin, and spoke about possibilities, strategies and philosophies of distributing (independent) film. It was exciting to hear what's happening in the rest of the world, what challenges films are faced with in other countries simply to be seen in cinemas - but it was also inspiring to witness the sheer creative force that can be used to light up people's passion for film. Huge thanks go to the workshop participants and our dear guest speakers.

Because summer holidays have started – and don't we all want to go to the sea! – we're bringing a wonderful Studio Ghibli film by Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki to our screens: PONYO (the German version), the golden fish from the sea that wants to become a human girl. We're showing the film every day at 4pm.

Your last chance for AXOLOTL OVERKILL (with English subtitles!) is today at 6.15pm, so hurry up! 

And please highlight 14th of August in your calendar because director Thomas Arslan is coming to Wolf! We are so thrilled and are looking forward to speak with him about his latest film HELLE NÄCHTE (screened with English subtitles at Wolf) that was shown in Berlinale's Competition this year.
HELLE NÄCHTE is shown at Wolf from 10th August. 

Machiko's delicious weekly menu with Japanese lunch is here.

Your wolves

Baby Wolfgang präsentiert: Dark Blood (OmU): Di 10:30 Uhr
Dark Blood (OmU): täglich 12:00, 18:00 Uhr
Meine glückliche Familie (OmU): täglich 13:30, 20:00 Uhr
Der Ornithologe (OmU): täglich 17:45, 22:00 Uhr
Ponyo: Das große Abenteuer am Meer (D): täglich 16 Uhr
Das Sams (OV): Do - Mo, Mi 12:00 Uhr / täglich 15:45 Uhr
Selbstkritik eines bürgerlichen Hundes (OmEU): Do - Mo, Mi 14:00 Uhr / täglich 19:45 Uhr
Space is the Place (OmU): täglich 22:15 Uhr



Ponyo - Das große Abenteuer am Meer
"In PONYO gelingt es dem bald 70-jährigen Filmkünstler Hayao Miyazaki, aus verschiedenen europäischen Märchen und Sagen, verwoben mit japanischer Mystik und Alltagskultur und ausgestaltet durch die für ihn charakteristische, zauberhafte Bildsprache, ein Kunstwerk zu schaffen, das von visueller Virtuosität, berückender Schönheit, ausgelassenem Humor und tiefer Menschlichkeit ist." - NZZ



Regie: George Sluizer, Vereinigtes Königreich, Niederlande, Vereinigte Staaten, 2017, Englisch mit deutschen Untertiteln
"Dark Blood ist ein magischer, mit Herzblut konstruierter Film, der nach 20 Jahren Hin und Her endlich das Licht der Welt erblickt. River Phoenix in seiner letzten Rolle zu sehen ist ein e Genugtuung für alle Fans und Cineasten" (OutNow.ch)

Regie: Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Brasilien, Frankreich, Portugal, 2017, Portugiesisch/Englisch mit deutschen Untertiteln.
"Ein Film, der nur so strotzt vor seltsamen Geheimnissen und komischen Offenbarungen"(Spiegel Online)

Regie: Nana & Simon, Deutschland, Frankreich, Georgien, 2017, Georgisch mit deutschen Untertiteln.
"...der Film [bewegt sich] mit einer großen Selbstverständlichkeit inmitten der vielen Protagonisten, von denen kein Einziger in die Nähe einer Karikatur kommt." (FAZ)

Regie: John Coney, USA 1974, 82 Minuten, Englisch mit deutschen Untertiteln.
„Eine sozialkritische Sci-Fi-Free-Jazz-Reise“ (Spex)

Regie: Julian Radlmaier. Mit Julian Radlmaier, Deragh Campbell, Beniamin Forthi. Deutschland 2017. 99 Min. Deutsch und Englisch mit englischen und deutschen Untertitlen.
"Ein sehr lustiger deutscher Film, der den Mut hat, sich nicht ernst zu nehmen und gleichzeitig utopisch zu sein, und von der Revolution zu erzählen. Eine politische Komödie." (SWR)

Regie: Ben Verbong. Mit: Aglaia Szyszkowitz Armin Rohde Christine Urspruch Eva Mattes Ulrich Noethen. Deutschland 2001, 102 Minuten.
"Ben Verbong ist es großartig gelungen, die anarchistisch liebenswerte Atmosphäre des Originals auf die große Leinwand zu bannen, um das Sams einer jungen Generation nahezubringen." – kino.de


HELLE NÄCHTE - ab 10.8.
Regie: Thomas Arslan, Deutschland, 2017, mit Georg Friedrich, Tristan Göbel, Marie Leuenberger, Deutsch mit englischen Untertiteln
"Helle Nächte zeigt Thomas Arslan in großer Form: Ein neuerlicher Beweis für sein Gespür fürs präzise, intime Drama. Beide Hauptdarsteller glänzen mit ihrem extrem nuancierten Spiel."  Filmmaker Magazine
Am 14.8. wird Regisseur Thomas Arslan zu Gast im Wolf sein!

KEDI - ab 10.8.
Regie: Ceyda Torun, Türkei, 2016.
Kino aus Katzenperspektive: In wunderschönen, berührenden Bildern erhält der Zuschauer Einblicke in das Leben dieser gleichsam anmutigen wie rätselhaften Tiere und ihr außergewöhnliches Verhältnis zu den Menschen Istanbuls. In den USA gelang dem Dokumentarfilm innerhalb kürzester Zeit ein überraschender Box-Office-Erfolg. Pünktlich zum Weltkatzentag am 8. August wollen die samtpfotigen Streuner auch die Herzen der deutschen Kinozuschauer erobern.

DIE HANNAS - ab 10.8.
Regie: Julia C. Kaiser, Deutschland 2016
"Ein Paar auf Abwegen, aberwitzig komisch und tieftraurig. Ein eigenwilliger, überraschender und irrwitziger Liebesfilm." - BR

15.8.: Resisters: Queer Films and Fictions
A programme of queer experimental short films and fictions, premiering Selina Robertson's super-8 film ZEIT ZU ZWEIT (Couple Time) 2015, Isabel Waidner's novel GAUDY BAUBLE (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2017) and CAMPBELL X's latest film DES!RE (2017).

New at Wolf & Cinema Week July 27

Dear Wolfgang,

Last week, director of THE ORNITHOLOGIST (that you can still see every night at 8.20pm!) João Pedro Rodrigues came back to us to join us for a weekend of two of his films, O FANTASMA and LAST TIME I SAW MACAO. He brought his collaborator and co-director for MACAO, João Rui Guerra da Mata, along with him to speak about past and future projects in Macao.

This week we have even more guests coming! Gareth Evans arrived from London last night to open our Wolf Edition 2 Workshop (that's today and tomorrow) with an introduction, a screening and a lovely discussion round with workshop and audience members in our bar afterwards.
Producer Karen Chien has also arrived for her talk on alternative distribution strategies in North America and China this afternoon and we're looking forward to two days of enthusiastic and inspiring discussions about how we can distribute films that we are passionate.

Right on time for the summer holidays (and the rain season!) Das Sams is coming back to the screen! The anarchical creature will be rocking our cinema – and Herr Taschenbier's life – every day at 12 and 4.20pm.

And Baby Wolfgang on Tuesday will show the 1980's cult classic LA BOUM.

And one more piece of news at the end: we have improved our website a great deal! Check out wolfberlin.org, it is clearer, better structured and we hope that it makes your life easier. And most of all: we think this site can now grow and evolve with us. So here's a shout out to our Wonder Woman, troubleshooter and design queen Maia!

Screening times for this week in the grey box above or, as always, at wolfberlin.org!

The Wolf Pack

Wolf Edition 2 Workshop


Participation: Send us an email to rudel@wolfberlin.org and explain in a few sentences

why you would like to take part. The participation fee of the workshop is €50 including

films and lunch (2x) by Machiko’s Japanese kitchen at Wolf.

Programme Part 1:


Jul 15. Saturday / 4pm / Wolf Kinosaal 1

We will show IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY (with English subtitles) as a preview at

Wolf. Director Tamer El Said as well as the Wolf team will be present to introduce the

concept of the workshop.


The opening and main part of the workshop will be lead by Gareth Evans, see details

about this in the attachment!

 Jul 25 Tuesday / 7.30 pm / Wolf Kinosaal 1

FURTHER BEYOND by Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy, Irland, 89 mins, 2016

Public screening and lecture about film curation presented by curator and producer

Gareth Evans (Whitechapel Gallery’s Adjunct Moving Image Curator, Co-curator of

Flipside Festival, Swedenborg Film Festival,Estuary 2018 and Whitstable Biennale).

"Irish co-directors Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy take their unique approach to cinema

to the next level with Further Beyond. An aptly titled work in every sense, this sui

generis piece is by turns an essay film in the tradition of Chris Marker (San Soleil) and

Patrick Keiller (London), a documentary, and a quirky drama about loss and exile.

There’s moving footage of Lawlor’s late mother whose life is sketched here, riffs on ideas

about photography and representation found in Susan Sontag and Walter Benjamin, and

a series of cinematic “notes” or tests towards a biopic about the 18th-century Irish

adventurer Ambrose O’Higgins (played by Jose Miguel Jimenez) that Lawlor and Molloy

may or may not have ever intended to produce for real. Exceedingly playful and

intellectually stimulating, Further Beyond is not for lightweights. But for those who care

about film-making that pushes against what’s possible – and fundable – in an age of

cautious, cookie-cutter comic-book franchises and safe-bet awards bait, this is essential


- Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

 Jul 26. Wednesday / 10am to 6pm / Wolf Studio

9.30pm: Arriving

10 to 12.30 pm and 1.30 to 3pm:

Gareth Evans presents his "Strategy for Distribution in an Altered Age: CARE“ and will

discuss with workshop participants why the established model of distribution doesn’t

work anymore for the majority of films. In the workshop, he will lay out why new way of

thinking about what the cultural production of cinema means, in a globalised, multiplatform

world, is urgently required.


Karin Chien of dGenerate Films presents alternative and new models of distribution in

China and North America.

 Jul 26 Wednesday / 7.30pm / Wolf Studio

Public film screening of PLAY ME SOMETHING by Timothy Neat, UK, 72 mins, 1989

"Novelist, poet, playwright, artist, critic and commentator, John Berger is something of a

Renaissance man. Here he adds a couple more strings to his bow, collaborating with

director Timothy Neat to bring one of his own short stories to the screen, and appearing

in the film as the mysterious storyteller: wandering across the sands in black suit and

hat, suggesting both an enigmatic man with no name drifted in from the Highlands and

Orson Welles avuncular MC in ‘F for Fake’. A story, he says, is like an open ticket, and so

it is, as a handful of men and women await the plane for Glasgow on the Hebridean isle

of Barra, which boasts Britain’s only tidal runway. Amongst them are visitors, a young

woman (Tilda Swinton) setting off for a job on the mainland, the locals who have charge

of the airport and in their midst, Berger. Jaunty, vibrant and expansive, he makes a

mesmerizing storyteller, and his tale, on the face of it a simple yarn of a peasant’s

weekend trip to Venice, becomes a complex exploration of people and places, factories

and farms, sex, politics, musicways of being. The film quite naturally takes on myriad

textures: colour and black/white, 35mm and blown-up 16mm footage, and, for the story

within the story, still photographs by the exemplary Jean Mohr. Berger and Neat have

discovered that there is a useful application for post modernism after all, the better to

tell a tale."

- Tom Charity, from Time Out

 Jul 27 Thursday / 10am to 4pm / Wolf Studio

10am to 1pm:

Recap and discussion with Verena von Stackelberg about cinema programming

distribution strategies and IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY.

2 to 4pm:

Jürgen Pohl (Salzgeber Film Distribution) gives insight into the world of film distribution.

 Aug 1 and 2 Tuesday & Wednesday / 11am to 3pm/ Wolf Studio

The workshop participants meet and draw up alternative PR strategies for IN THE LAST

DAYS OF THE CITY. They are also encouraged to organise events around the film

themselves. These can take place in August and September and extend to after the

release date of the film as well.






GARETH EVANS: CARE – A Strategy for Distribution in an Altered Age

When will we begin to learn from what is being born instead of what is dying?

– Murray Bookchin

It is widely known now that the long-established model of film distribution - a journey

from festival premiere, to national theatrical release, home entertainment release and

even television broadcast - is now over for the majority of works. Financially,

technologically, socially, politically: everything has changed. A new way of thinking

about what the cultural production of cinema means, in a globalised, multi-platform

world, is urgently required.

One possible way forward might appear at first glance to be a navigation back, to

sources: of creativity, purpose,community, finance and even language.

Curation derives from the Latin, curare, meaning 'to care'.

In this context, curation does not only mean the arrangement of finished works but the

attention given to the entire spectrum of production, from idea to audience, and beyond,

to the ripple effect of the work's presence in the world, at whatever scale.

The most important quality one can display in this new mode of engagement with the

challenges and successes of collective, creative making is attention...

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.

– Simone Weil

...Attention to all parts of the process outlined above.

In this day long workshop - bracketed by two evening film events, Gareth Evans will

work with participants on how these significant questions might be addressed to multiple

forms of filmic production, from short and artists' film, through documentary and hybrid

forms, to world and independent cinema. With screenings, discussion, exercises and by

example, the sessions will consider how one can best direct one's creative, emotional

and life energies towards the making of work that itself might make a difference.

To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing.

– Raymond Williams