The Berlinale distinguishes itself through its openness – a large-scale competitive festival, widely open to the public, with screenings in multiple cinemas throughout the city.
In Christian Petzold’s latest bittersweet fairy tale, young Berliner Undine, named after the aquatic creature of myths, has a chance to escape her preordained fate after a faithless man reneges on promises of love. Is true love all she needs to survive?
A somber variation on the already dark tale of Scheherazade and her thousand and one nights, “Persian Lessons” is an inspired yet risky take on the banality evil.
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