A Beginners’ Guide to the 70th Berlinale. Yes! The Berlin International Film Festival 2020 is finally here!

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OMG!

I’ve told you before and I’ll probably tell you a million times over, living in Berlin is awfully fabulous!

I mean, there’s just so much to do!

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Only a few weeks ago I was telling you all about how I could afford to travel all over Europe, and that the last year was really exciting but also quite topsy-turvy.

In fact, in most cases I only managed to write one (1) or two (2) articles per month!

And why pray?

Well, my dad died!

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How I went to 8 exciting countries. Brexit happened. And then my father died in 2019!

I would like to thank you all, for the kind words and support that many of you gave me, at that most awful time.

And so we soldier on.

As soldier on we must.

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How I went to 8 exciting countries. Brexit happened. And then my father died in 2019!

Because ladies and gents, the red carpet has been rolled out yet again and Berlin is about to hobnob with the best of the best. I mean, if it’s good enough for Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Elle Fanning, Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. It’s surely good enough for you!

And why forsooth?

Because the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, otherwise known as the Berlinale, is in town!

Now for those of you interested in getting a piece of the action it’s really quite easy.

Read on!

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WHAT IS THE BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / BERLINALE?

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Well, the Berlinale is simply, the world’s largest public film festival which provides an audience of interested film-goers, a city full of excitement, a diverse cultural scene, fascinating new films, up and coming artists, and an opportunity to see, talk to, and take close-up pictures, of international stars in the movie world!

The public programme of the Berlinale shows about 400 films per year of mostly international or European premieres of every genre, length and format!

Helen Mirren - The Last Station / Ein russischer Sommer. ©2009 Egoli Tossell Film Halle GmbH, The Andrei Konchalovsky Production Center and Sam Film GmbH. All Rights Reserved
Helen Mirren – The Last Station / Ein russischer Sommer.
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Formats such as:

  • Epic international cinema (Competition)
  • A platform aimed at film art from independent, innovative filmmakers in order to support diverse narrative and documentary forms (Encounters)
  • Independent art house cinema (Panorama)
  • Films for a younger audience or indeed, anyone young at heart (Generation)
  • New discoveries and promising talent from the German film scene (Perspektive Deutsches Kino)
  • Avant-garde, experimental cinematography (Forum / Forum Expanded)
  • International film history consisting of cinematographic rediscoveries, high-quality film prints, digital screening formats, film aesthetics, film technology, and historical black and white documentary filming. For 2020, the focus is on the perspective of dynamic female characters (Retrospective)
  • Film classics and digitally restored film classics and rediscovered films  (Berlinale Classics)
  • Cult films curated by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen (the German Cinematheque – Museum for Film and Television) and that pay tribute to the lifetime achievement of great and inspirational film stars or personalities (Homage)
  • Films about food (Culinary Cinema)
  • Art house cinemas within Berlin (Berlinale Goes Kiez)
  • Cinematic story-telling of Indigenous people around the world (NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema)
  • New and extraordinary productions via the honouring of the glamorous, the extraordinary, and influential cinema personalities (Berlinale Special)
  • An exclusive first look at exciting new series productions from around the world (Berlinale Series)
  • And brilliant art house cinema short pieces (Berlinale Shorts)

The Berlin International Film Festival is a source of inspiration in the global film community, encouraging the influx of film programmes, workshops, panel discussions, joint projects, and other creative outlets and networking possibilities via:

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Networking & sloshing down wine, at the Culinary Cinema / Gropius Mirror Restaurant – Berlin International Film Festival 2017! ©Berlinale 2017
  • The European Film Market (EFM) an international marketplace for the new film year, and a platform for innovation and change
  • The Berlinale Co-Production Market a forum for international networking and matching projects, producers, and money institutions for film production
  • The Berlinale Talents which introduces high-profile professionals to 250 promising young international film makers
  • The World Cinema Fund (WCF) which provides financial support to boost cultural diversity in German and European cinemas as well as film projects in countries with weak film infrastructure

Yeah baby!

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Victoria & Wes Anderson. And a lady who accidentally photo-bombed us!
©Victoria Ade-Genschow – The British Berliner – Berlin – Feb 2018

And with more than:

  • 332,403 sold tickets
  • 18,080 professional visitors
  • 130 countries
  • 3,688 journalists
  • Art
  • Glamour
  • Parties
  • Networking
  • The Business of Film-Making

I’m actually in the video above. This was the first “star” Press Conference at the Berlinale, and I’m standing right behind the journalist who asked Bryan Cranston that super interesting question!

You simply can’t go wrong!

That’s right.

From the 20th of February to the 1st March, 2020, Berlin will be packed solid, with members of the film industry.

My heart swells and is almost fit to bursting, when I know that Berlin is competing with the likes of other film festivals, in Cannes, and Sundance.

Berlinale Goes Kiez 2020 | Xenon Kino Berlin
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Alright, not in the same category, but still.

In my opinion, a festival to be proud of!

With more than four hundred (400) films, fifteen (15) categories sections, and more than half a million cinema visits, the Berlinale is not only an independent film festival with a difference, but also a film festival that ordinary people can actually visit.

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Ordinary punters at the Berlinale. You know. People like YOU!
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Yes, that means YOU!

A world international festival can sometimes be daunting, so I’m going to try and make it as easy as possible, so that you too can participate.

If you want to!

Read my beginners’ guide and find out how!

A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO THE 70TH BERLINALE. YES!

Robert Pattinson at the Berlinale - Damsel ©Gerhard Kassner / Berlinale
Robert Pattinson at the Berlinale – Damsel – What a sexy gorgeous bloke!
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As I write this piece, the film festival hasn’t actually started yet so I can’t put in impressions of this year.

If you’ve never been to the Berlinale before or indeed, any other film festival, it can seem a bit overwhelming!

Not to worry, I’ve put in a few video clips of 2019 & 2018, so that you can see what to expect.

The Highlights | Berlinale 2019
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Red Carpet Highlights | Berlinale 2019
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Right.

Let’s get the party started!

BE PREPARED:

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Are you ready for the Berlinale?
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  • The Berlinale always takes place in February so get yourself on the mailing list of the Berlinale, so that you know when the official Berlinale programme is published.

USE THE INTERNET:

  • There is a Berlinale homepage in both English and German. On the homepage is a Programme Section which also has a most valuable item called the Berlinale programme or Programmsuche. Use this item to filter and search for films so that you have an idea of what you might want to see BEFORE the film festival begins.

GET THE PROGRAMME:

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The new 70th Berlinale 2020 Film Programme is here! ©Victoria Ade-Genschow – The British Berliner – Berlin – Feb 2020
  • If you’re not entirely sure what each film is about, you can either download the pdf format or if you’re in Berlin (and why wouldn’t you be!), you can pretty much find the programme brochures / publications in every cinema forum in the city, as well as the Potsdamer Platz Shopping Arcade (Arkaden), every Berlinale Box Office, many theatre box offices, and in pubs, bars, cafés, and restaurants everywhere!

It’s free of charge. Just help yourself!

USE TECHNOLOGY:

  • Not only can you use the Berlinale programme for your personal searches but you can also get into the 21st century and download the programme so that you can mark your favourite film or event at home, or on the move, and still remain up-to-date across multiple devices. The programme also provides Berlinale information about Press Conferences and Photo Calls, festival venues, festival events and an overview of festival video broadcasts, the Opening and Closing Gala, as well as all the fun on the Red Carpet!

Relax & check my social media feed about the Berlinale, on Twitter & Facebook!

USE SOCIAL MEDIA:

  • The Berlinale is on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube – with the hashtag #Berlinale or #Berlinale2020. You can also follow MY Twitter titbits and little quips here!
  • Not only that, but around Potsdamer Platz Arcade, WiFi is available for 2 hours per day per person, and there are other WiFi hotspots scattered around in various venues. For free!

MAKE A LIST:

List your place & get free bookings!
  • Once you have a rough idea of what you want to see, go ahead and make a list. Don’t forget to put the date, the name of the film in it’s original language and in English or German, the section category, the country of origin, the venue, and the time of screening.

Then make a second list with different films. Just in case.

And a third one too!

CHECK THE FILM TIME:

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  • People get really excited when punters finally get the film of their dream and then discover very soon after, that they can’t actually watch it, ‘cos they’re still at a previous showing!

Just because the film states a starting time of 20:00 doesn’t actually mean that it’s going to start at 20:00! Films start late, discussions over lap. Deal with it!

I find that putting films three (3) hours apart generally leaves more than enough room to manoeuvre. So, if for example, a film starts at 09:30, the next film I book is at 12:30 and not anything less! Most films tend to last between 80 and 100 minutes but you want to give yourself time for overlaps, and also for getting from A to B.

Berlin’s public transport system is fantastic but you still have to wade your way through the crowds to get out of the venue itself, and then go downstairs to your next train station, not to talk of wading yourself through more crowds, at the next film venue!

If you plan well, you can even use the Berlinale shuttle bus departing every hour which can be used by each and every Berlinale festival visitor travelling between Potsdamer Platz (Linkstraße, close to the entrance of U2) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (main entrance), and is absolutely free of charge!

LEAVE EARLY:

  • Doors generally open 10 – 15 minutes before the film starts, so make sure you’re in the queue at least 20 minutes before the movie begins. If it’s a popular film, give yourself 30 minutes, as there is no allocated seating. First come, first served n’ all that!

No seat is a dud in my opinion, but if you have preferred seating, or want to get comfy with the new plush seats available in some cinema venues, then get there early.

BUYING TICKETS IN PERSON:

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Get your Berlinale film tickets in person!
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This means that you’re going to have to gird your loins, get all your mates together and be smart and efficient. Each individual can only buy 2 tickets per film, except for Generation (children / youth films) which you can buy, 5 tickets at a time, and Culinary Cinema film screenings at 19:30, and you can buy as many as you like!

You can of course, cross your fingers and buy on the day if tickets are available at the box office of the cinemas themselves. Ticket counters open daily from 10:00 to 20:00, with people forming a queue from as early as 08:00!

Oh, and don’t forget.

For Same-Day tickets, credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, AmEx), girocard and cash, are now accepted!

BUYING TICKETS ONLINE:

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If you don’t feel up to being with the rabble, not a problem, use your fingers and go online to buy tickets at the Berlinale instead!
  • If you don’t feel up to being with the hoi polloi, not a problem, use your fingers and go online instead!

On the programme page is an online ticket icon. If you click on it, you’ll be directed to the online ticket shop but be warned, the other buyers are keen film-goers and pros. at this game. You’ll need firm fingers to keep clicking and refreshing, in order to get those tickets. Or better still, allocate yourself an army of friends to help you.

You know how concert tickets sell out in just a few minutes? Yep! They use the same method. Friends! Mates! Neighbours!

Everyone you know!

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Grab a few friends to help you buy your Berlinale ticket!

If you click on the Online Tickets icon, you will automatically be forwarded to the website of the Berlinale ticketing partner – Eventim. You’ll have to create an Eventim account. There is no processing fee, so what you see is what you pay!

You can also use a major credit card and the tickets will be delivered to you by either Email, on your mobile phone, or you can simply pick the tickets up at the Online Ticket Pick-up Counter in the Potsdamer Platz Arcade shopping centre, by showing your printed confirmation and some sort of ID.

There’s also an exclusive ticket counter for punters with MasterCard who then save €1.00 per purchase to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Berlinale. This saving is credited back to you in March / April. For more info, click here!

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TICKET PRICES:

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Berlinale ticket prices are very reasonable!
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If you register by telephone for Generation tickets, groups of at least 6 people or more, can buy their tickets at a cost of just €3.50 – €4.00 each!

Oh, and you need to be at least 18 years old to see any of the films (except for Generation screenings)!

NO TICKET:

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Roll up! Roll up! Queue up & come & get your ticket!
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  • If you still haven’t got the ticket you want, then go ahead and get any other film ticket instead!

The whole point of a film festival are the intriguing films that are made available. Every film has passed muster, and outside of your own personal preference, none of the films are duds.

Go on live a little!

If you’re still unsure, then go to the venue of your choice and either hold out a sign that you’re looking for an extra ticket, or look for individuals who might want to sell theirs. Don’t deal with touts!

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Get your Berlinale film tickets in person!
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If the individual looks nice enough and has 1 or 2 tickets rather than 20, and is willing to sell it at market price, or even cheaper, then go for it!

WATCH YOUR THROAT:

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Victoria at the Berlin International Film Festival aka the Berlinale!
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  • After watching quite a few films, the throat does tend to take a bit of a beating as the rooms can get a bit dry, so arm yourself with water and cough drops. Take a scarf too, in case the air-con is at full blast!

PRESS:

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A film industry and press-only conference – Isle of Dogs – Berlinale!
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  • If you’re a press person, you should have been through the accreditation process and looking forward to picking up your badge and Berlinale gift bag!

In 2018, a dedicated Press Screening Guide was introduced. And was a godsend!

The press-screening guide has information about press screenings, and other events that are available to accredited journalists and media representatives.

And I used the Press Screening Guide to the full!

Nevertheless, even press people have to organise themselves, as film tickets are only made available one (1) day prior, and so I found myself checking into the Grand Hyatt Berlin on a daily basis!

At 08:00 in the morning.

Eeek!

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After a hard day at the Berlinale, surely I deserve a glass of champagne!
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On the other hand, free water, free coffee (Ouch!) free WiFi, a press room, comfy seats, and a quick means of getting all the press stuff and press tickets that you need, are provided.

Everyone is always so helpful and kind because I’m a professional!

I usually manage to get 99% of the film tickets that I want. However, on the very last film festival day, I sometimes end up buying tickets from my own pocket at the cinema box office, as press tickets are sometimes in limited supply, especially if I really, really, really want to watch something!

All in all, I pretty much get every film ticket that I want.

Thank you Berlinale Press Team!

BE OPEN TO A NEW EXPERIENCE:

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Vai – NATIVe 2019 at the Berlinale – The Berlin International Film Festival
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  • I love going to film festivals and one of the main reasons is that in many cases, the films that you get to see at such events will never be shown at regular cinemas, or ever at all!

I mean, I hardly doubt that a film about a young boy who saved a village such that there was not a dry eye in the room, and various sounds of sniffing and blowing of handkerchiefs, a quirky tale of how a tiny rural village in Greece – with a population of just a mere 33 elderly inhabitants – engaged in organic farming, not by the use of any added ingredient but by literally, the sound of music, a Chinese film about an adopted son. which I didn’t completely understand but somehow I still happily sat and watched it for 3+ hours, is going to be shown at a local cinema near you!

I really don’t think so!

p.s. Netflix did eventually buy the film – The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – which was excellent!

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Die Adern der Welt | Veins of the World – Bat-Ireedui Batmunkh
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In my case, I aim for weird Asian films, obscure East European films, Anglo-American films with controversial topics, German films with a twist, and films over issues that I would never usually go for, ‘cos they’re just not shown at your local flick!

STAY FOR Q&A:

Helen Mirren at the Berlinale. Because anyone who matters is here! - © Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
Helen Mirren at the Berlinale. Because anyone who matters is here!
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  • The beauty of an international film festival or any film festival at all, is that everyone tends to be there.

You get stars such as Johnny Depp, Chris Pratt, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Sigourney Weaver, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Jonny Lee Miller, Tom Holland, Octavia Spencer, Bill Nighy, Ben Whishaw, Richard E. Grant, Matthew Macfadyen and Dominic West.

And directors such as Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Idris Elba (Luther), Rupert Everett (The Importance of Being Earnest), Steven Soderbergh (the Ocean’s Trilogy), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), Sally Potter, as well as other other directors, producers, and actors.

In fact, everyone!

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Helena Bonham-Carter sat behind me at the Berlinale, and I hadn’t even noticed, until she got up to go to the front of the stage! © Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin

A few years ago, Helena Bonham Carter sat behind me and I hadn’t even noticed, until she got up to go to the front of the stage!

Actors, directors and producers tend to go out to the front and apart from staring at them really closely, you can ask them questions about their films or their thoughts surrounding that film. And being that this is Berlin, everyone’s really chilled and not freaking out, or going crazy!

Not inside the cinema theatre in any case.

Idris Elba at the Berlinale; the Berlin International Film Festival - Director - Yardie 2018. You can just about see my pink phone cover! © Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
The gorgeous Idris Elba at the Berlinale – the Berlin International Film Festival – Director – Yardie 2018. You can just about see my pink phone cover!
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And here’s the very same photo I took of Idris Elba – Director of Yardie – Zoo Palast – Berlinale! ©Victoria Ade-Genschow – The British Berliner – Berlin – Feb 2018

If there’s a hottie on the red carpet like George Clooney, Robert Pattinson, Idris Elba, or Natalie Dormer, all that flies out of the window, and people start screaming!

I mean, it sometimes goes insane.

Natalie Dormer was here to promote Picnic at Hanging Rock, & all I could think of was Game of Thrones! © Thomas Lobenwein - Berlinale Series
Natalie Dormer was here to promote Picnic at Hanging Rock, & all I could think of was Game of Thrones! © Thomas Lobenwein – Berlinale Series

The actors are always calm, professional and charming (especially George, Robert, Idris, Helen & Natalie. We’re on first name basis now of course!) but the audience just lose themselves with star-lust, over-whelmingness, or the fact that film premier tickets can sell out surprisingly quickly, and not be found for love or money.

If you didn’t know somebody, who knew somebody, who knew somebody way up there, chances were, you wouldn’t get a look in!

The atmosphere once you get indoors, really is comforting and quite frankly, it’s nice.

And all for the price of a cinema ticket.

Less in some cases!

MAKE FRIENDS:

We're so chilled in Berlin. Bring your beer in at the Kino Casablanca. And make friends! - Berlinale Goes Kiez - © Peter Kreibich
We’re so chilled in Berlin. Bring your beer in at the Kino Casablanca. And make friends! Berlinale Goes Kiez © Peter Kreibich
  • Chat to the person next to you.

Find your friends and partners and go for a well-deserved late night drink!

TAKE ACTION:

  • Now that you know what to do, go ahead and get yourself a film ticket, and do it all over again the next day!

See you at the Berlinale!

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A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO THE 70TH BERLINALE. YES! THE BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020 IS FINALLY HERE!

Joaquin Phoenix at the Berlinale - The Berlin International Film Festival - Competition - Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot 2018 © Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin
Joaquin Phoenix at the Berlinale – The Berlin International Film Festival – Competition – Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot 2018 © Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin

This article is not sponsored and even though I receive press tickets, all opinions and the brilliant festival films that I choose, are my very, very own!

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I went to Norway. Watch out for the details!

I’ll be continuing my How To Visit India posts in March / April!

I’ll be at the 70th Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival taking place between 20.02.20 – 01.03.20.

Everyone who is anyone will be in Berlin!

Will you?

Save the Date!

February is delightfully rushed!

Catch me if you can!

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Victoria at the Berlin International Film Festival aka the Berlinale!
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Watch this space!

DISCLOSURE!

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Note! I never travel without insurance as you never know what might happen.

I learnt my lesson in Spain. And obviously, in countries like Qatar, where technically the risk is higher, I can’t imagine going that far beyond WITHOUT INSURANCE. No siree! You can get yours here, at World Nomads!

So what are you waiting for?

Let’s get ready for the Berlinale!

Thanks a million!

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Have you ever been to the Berlinale? Would you like to visit a film festival? Let me know in the comments below!

See you in Berlin.

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