Pioner Cinema » This is Not Berlin (Esto no es Berlin)
  • Drama
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  • 2019
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  • 115 min.
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  • Mexico
  • director: Hari Sama
  • cast: Xabiani Ponce de Leon, Jose Antonio Toledano, Mauro Sanchez Navarro, Klaudia Garcia, Ximena Romo
  • language: Spanish with Russian subtitles
  • restrictions: 18+

On 9 and 11 September, Pioner Cinema will host screenings as part of the third annual The Art Newspaper Russia Film Festival, featuring films about art, which will offer a selection of relevant works about contemporary artists, photographers, curators, and other notable figures in the art industry.

This Mexican festival hit by director Hari Sama in set in Mexico in 1986, on the background of the World Cup. This is a nostalgic story about two 17-year-old boys from good families who are getting their first taste of adult life. Their touching friendship and first love, the lure of drugs and punk rock, night clubs and their first exposure to avant-garde art — what more does a director need to remember his youth? What resulted is a lively, sincere story whether it’s easy to be young and about a new world of performative protest art and sexual freedom.

The film participated in the concourse program of the Sundance Film Festival (2019).


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