New Films from Berlin


Longing (Sehnsucht, 2006).

André Dias has organised a timely film retrospective about the New Berlin School, which emerged out of the Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin. The films will be presented from 31 January to 6 February at Cinema São Jorge in Lisbon.

I have seen some of them and they share a dry tone and an interest in the uneventful as meaningful. It is a disquieting view, a new look at the contemporary German everyday.