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Films that hit a nerve!
Open-air cinema in the Schlüterhof

Great trepidation and guesswork accompany the release of every expensive film production:

Whether the audience will get involved with the story told, star constellation and film language and flock to the cinema en masse? BOX OFFICE AROUND THE WORLD is a film festival that wants to get to the bottom of this mystery from the audience’s point of view. Unlike Hollywood productions that are designed for the global market, box office hits from other regions of the world often allow surprising insights into what moves people in Ho Chi Minh City, Rio or Bangkok. For example, generational conflicts in large families that are fought out in hostile restaurants. Or tricky everyday problems of digital natives who try to thread analogue love stories…

In August, the Box Office Around the World festival presents six current cinema productions that are audience successes and box office hits in their countries of origin, but have not yet been seen on the big screen in Germany. Together with representatives of the Berlin communities from Thailand, Argentina, Nigeria, Vietnam, Brazil and India and the curator Dorothee Wenner, the films were selected and an accompanying programme developed. Before the open-air screenings, a thematic spotlight – with a star-studded line-up – will be directed at each film.

On three weekends in August, the Schlüterhof will become a meeting place for communities with film-loving Berliners from all over the world with summery drinks and snacks.

Be a part of it!

The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles.



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Curation Film Programme

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