Les Rencontres Internationales is coming to Berlin for a week of cinema.  We are clearing our schedule to see free film screenings at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Nathalie Hénon and Jean-François Rettig have curated a selection of contemporary films that exhibit a range of talents. From Tuesday through Sunday avant-garde and original works will be screened throughout the day. Beyond the screenings, Les Rencontres is putting on social events as well. Don’t miss this party on Tuesday with Nasari, should be an excellent start to a week of festivity.

The French organization Les Rencontres Internationales aims to connect emerging artists as well as showcase to a large audience. They promote community and collaboration, and have done a number of projects in partnership with National School of Fine Arts in Paris, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, the Beirut Art Centre, the Cartagena Biennale, the Prague Triennale and the National Palace of Arts in Buenos Aires. We can’t wait to see how this collaborative spirit translates into the viewing experiences on offer next week. Many of the directors will attend their screenings and we are sure there will be opportunities to connect.  

There are a number of films we are especially looking forward to. Check out the schedule here. Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s film Vapour is making its German premiere. We cannot wait to see another film from the edgy and often political Thai director. On Sunday, a collection of short films organized under the theme of “Post-Traumatic” will also take a political look at society. After a closing drink, Thom Anderson’s film will be the last screening. The Thoughts That Once We Had should be an interesting documentary to end on given the elusive nature of his filmsA lot of the films selected appear to have this inquisitive nature, truly what cinema is all about. Enjoy the screenings!

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