We love our city, but there is just one major downside — it’s nowhere near the ocean. Well, dive into some celluloid waves by watching surf movies instead thanks to the Nord / Nordost Surf Film Fest. Travel back in time to the 1980s with the “Biarritz Surf Gang“, whose wild lifestyle of Sex, Drugs, and Big Waves is a stunning story set around Le Grande Plage. A lot has changed since the early years of surf culture in Europe. One thing, however, is still the same: If you surf, you get off (or get carried away). Escape society or everyday life and experience adventure in the hollow of a wave — at least until it crashes in on itself and wipes you out. Heading to Iceland for a surf? Why not! Impressive shots from that trip and others like it can be seen this Friday and Saturday. The crew organizing the festival is bringing their best to the finale: not just the movie highlights from the previous program, but also premiere screenings, a photo exhibition, and a party with music by Chatburn and Thomas Andersen — and then DJ Team Freezing takes over the speakers. If you can’t surf in Berlin, you can always dance at least.(Text: Verena Schwarz / Photo: Dylan Gordon)
Nord/Nordost Surf Film Fest at Zwei Drei Raum, Gitschiner Str. 20, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg; map
Fri 11.8.2017 & Sat 12.8.2017, 18-3h
Tickets for Friday are available at Été Clothing and Langbrett or at the box office. Tickets for Saturday are also available online.