Berlin Festival Unveils First Titles in German Cinema Sidebar

Away You Go
Courtesy of the Berlin International Film Festival

Philipp Eichholtz's drama 'Away You Go' will open next year's Perspektive Deutsches Kino sidebar.

Philipp Eichholtz's Away You Go, a drama about a young Berlin schoolteacher who strikes out on her own path, will open the Perspektive Deutsches Kino sidebar, which focuses on young German cinema, at the Berlin Film Festival early next year.

Organizers on Thursday unveiled the first six titles in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino lineup, which often highlights debut features or student films.

Other titles in the 2018 Perspektive are: After-work Beer, the directorial debut of Ben Brummer; Great Wall of China from film student Aleksandra Odic; Kolja Malik's Storkow Kalifornia, another student feature; and Ra, by Sophia Bosch, a directing student at Babelsberg film university.

Outside, a documentary about the homeless from directors Johanna Sunder-Plassmann and Tama Tobias-Macht, will also screen in the Perspektive section.

The complete Perspektive Deutsches Kino program will be unveiled in January. 

The 2018 Berlin International Film Festival runs Feb. 15-Feb. 25.