The Italian Pavilion in Berlin

Berlin has been and will always be a punk city. Accordingly, the theme chosen for this year’s Italian Pavilion in the Martin Gropiu Bau at the European Film Market is the scratchy punk graphic design that has characterized the UK in the 1970s and Germany in the 1980s and 1990s. In particular in Berlin, after the end of the GDR, the young subcultures that were no longer forced to hide after many years of repressions, had the chance to go out to the streets and express freely. The conditions that the German capital offered were a true paradise for the so-called punk culture.

The new space develops between the bookshop and an area of the Central Hall Gallery at the ground floor of the Martin Gropius Bau. The Pavilion is made by Luce Cinecittà in collaboration with Anica and the contribution of the MiBACT – Cinema Directorate General, Mise and Ice. Partners are: APT-Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio -Centro Sperimentale-Doc it- Festa del Cinema di Roma – Fondazione Ente Spettacolo- Giornate Degli Autori – Italian Film Commission-Italy for Movies-Media Creative Europe Desk Italia-Mia-Rai Cinema-SNGCi- SNCCi – Unefa – Cinecittanews – 8 ½.