DESTINATION BERLIN shows images from the lives of immigrants and a native ‘Berliner’. Though never 'at home', the foreigners say they can make a home anywhere.
From my perspective as a foreigner in the Netherlands, I have made a film about the feelings of foreigners who see Berlin as their home, but who also don’t feel ‘at home’ anywhere. For the Slovenian 'butterfly man', who lives like a nomad, Berlin is also a hunting place for insects. Two Congolese brothers struggle with the tragic death of their father, a comrade of Patrice Lumumba. Eva-Maria, a pure-bred Berliner and once a fashion model, now runs a fur shop in a poor district populated by many immigrants.
75’ / DCP / colour
Original title: DESTINATION BERLIN
Dir.: Rosemarie Blank
Prod: Casafilm (NL), Zig/Zag Film (NL)
Sc: Rosemarie Blank
D.O.P.: Rosemarie Blank
Completed: October 2015
a.o. BERLIN DIARY (2012, doc), JOB AND THE DUTCH FREESTATE (2009, doc), FAREWELL PAVEL (1999, feature), CROSSING BORDERS (1994, feature) Award: Golden Calf Best Director Netherlands FF.
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