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Berlin Alexanderplatz by Burhan Qurbani premiered at the 18th FICM

By: Gustavo R. Gallardo

The feature film Berlin Alexanderplatz, by Burhan Qurbani, was loaned at the 18th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), with the presence of Rudolf de Baey, director of the Goethe Institut Mexiko.

“We will witness a Latin American premiere today in the beautiful city of Morelia. This was possible thanks to the courage and commitment of all of you who have contributed to this festival, one of the first face-to-face festivals at this juncture,” said De Baey.

Berlín Alexanderplatz

Berlín Alexanderplatz

Berlin Alexanderplatz, the German filmmaker’s fourth film, addresses how Francis, an African migrant, vows to be a new, better and decent man, all the while being washed up on the shores of southern Europe. Upon arriving in Berlin, he realizes how difficult it is to be fair when he is an illegal refugee in Germany.

Rudolf de Baey said the film has a connection to Alfred Döblin’s novel of the same name, published in 1929, “but only you can judge whether this edition is an adequate interpretation of the novel.”

Berlin Alexanderplatz will be available for 24 hours at Cinépolis KLIC from 12:00 hours.