Now in its 8th year, the Boddinale film festival returns this month at From this year the community gather in the magnificent building of the Flutgraben eV. for 11 days of stories, wonders and open end nights. As always the entrance is free – just bring your own beauty.
Here’s just a small selection of some of the films that are screening at this years Boddinale film festival:
This film features five charismatic taxi drivers and their passengers from five different
cities: Bangkok, Pristina, Dakar, El Paso and Berlin. For 24 hours, we follow them through
their city, their daily routine, their private life and are listening to their thoughts.
Our lives in cities today are far removed from nature, our evolutionary home. We live in technologically-oriented concrete structures that deprive our senses of connection with other life forms. On a mission to rekindle this lost connection, the filmmaker travels to remote parts of the world. Along the way to self discovery, she finds that cultures that were deeply rooted in their connection with nature are transforming under the influence of tourism and modernity.
The White Arrow is a tale of rock n roll, Russia and redemption. At a low point in life, a musician sees regeneration by travelling 15000 km alone across the Russian winter, playing in every city along the Trans Siberian Express. Unknown in the country, the story of a Scottish musician wrestling with the the country captures Russia’s heart, leading to the most unexpected apotheosis as the journey climaxes in Vladivostok.
A portrait of a Kazakh family in the mountains of western Mongolia subsisting from their herd as winter approaches. Their lifestyle makes us rethink what it means to live in a self-sufficient way, depending only on ourselves with just the barest of necessities. Theirs is a culture and tradition that makes us reconsider our own modern city lives.
For the full programme check out boddinale.com
Thursday 20th – Sunday 1st March 2020
Am Flutgraben 3 | 12435 Berlin-Kreuzberg | Free Entry