Berlinale 2023

Here you can learn about the fascinating Nordic films that are taking part in Berlinale in 2023. The 73rd Berlin International Film Festival is taking place from February 16 to 26.


The European Film Market is an important meeting place of the international film and media industries. We are happy to meet you and tell you about the fresh winds of Nordic cinema. This year's EFM will take place from 16 to 22 February.

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Family Time

Tia Kouvo / Finland / 2023 / 110 min / World Premiere

Family Time is a humorous and sharp study on family relations: on how we try to find connection, but don’t always succeed.


20.2.2023 16:15 Akademie der Künste

21.2.2023 10.30 Zoo Palast 3

21.2.2023 10:00 Zoo Palast 3

21.2 13.00 Cubix 7

21.2 19.15 Zoo Palast 3

21.2 19.15 Zoo Palast 4, 21.2 19.15 Zoo Palast 5

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Milad Alami / Sweden / 118 min / World Premiere

Iman, an Iranian, lives with his family in Sweden in an ever-changing succession of refugee hostels. To increase his chances of obtaining residence permits for them all, he resumes his career as a wrestler – and is confronted with why he had to flee.


18.02.2023 19:00 Haus der Berliner Festspiele

19.02.2023 18:30 Cineplex Titania

20.02.2023 10:00 Cubix 5

24.02.2023 16:00 International

25.02.2023 10:00 Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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The Quiet Migration

Malene Choi / Denmark/ 2023 / 103 min / World Premiere

Carl is expected someday to take over his parents’ agribusiness in a rural backwater of Denmark. But, as an adopted child, he also longs to learn more about his South Korean heritage. A film about otherness and finding your own place in life.


17.2.2023 15:30 Zoo Palast 1

18.2.2023 22:00 Cubix 7

19.2.2023 22:00 Zoo Palast 2

21.2.2023 19.00 Cubix 2

22.2 2023 22.00 Cubix 7

25.2 2023 16.00 Cubix 5

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Generation Kplus

Dancing Queen

Aurora Gossé/ Norway / 93 min / World Premiere

A nerdy teenager at the start of a new school year, Mina is keen to fit in. But dance is about to make her stand out. This Norwegian comedy tackles the demons of self-doubt and body-image head-on as a young girl dances her fears away.


18.2.2023 14.00 Urania

19.2.2023 09.4 Cubix 8

19.2.2023 12.30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

20.2.2023 09.30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

24.2.2023 09.30 Zoo Palast 1

S26.2.2023 12.30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

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Generation Kplus


Christer Wahlberg / Sweden / 2023 / 15 min / World premiere

To escape their super boring reality at school, five friends invent a magical chicken forest world in which they can dream as much as they want without being disturbed by adults. They call it “George-Peterland”. But utopia is turning against itself.


22.02.2023 10:00 Urania

23.02.2023 09:45 Cubix 8

24.02.2023 09:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

25.02.2023 10:00 Cineplex Titania

26.02.2023 15:45 Cubix 8

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Generation Kplus

Just Super

Rasmus A. Sivertsen / Norway/ 76 min / International premiere

Neither acrobatic nor athletic, Hedvig is probably too clumsy to become a superheroine. In order to be able to follow in the footsteps of her father Super Lion, she accepts the challenge of convincing her sceptical surroundings of the opposite.


20.2.2023 10.00 Urania

21.2.2023 18.00 Cubix 8

23.2.2023 10.00 Zoo Palast 2

25.2.2023 09.45 Cubix 8

26.2.2023 15.30 Cineplex Titania

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Generation Kplus

The Shift

Amalie Maria Nielsen/ Denmark / 19 min / 2022

Milo (Anna Charlie Zerbib Streitz) lives at a home for young, angry, maladjusted girls where the employee Nicki (Niklas Herskind) is the only one who observes her gender transition and therefore her closest relation. But behind the thin walls of the institution the rumors swirl between the girls and one day Milo hears something she wishes she hadn’t.


Feb 20.2.2023 09.30 Zoo Palast 1

Feb 21.2.2023 10.00 Cineplex Titania

Feb 22.2.2023 18.45 Cubix 8

Feb 23.2.2023 10.00 Urania

Feb 25.2.2023 12.30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

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Generation 14plus

And the King Said, What a Fantastic Machine!

Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck / Sweden / 85 min / International premiere

A visually exuberant documentary that uses powerful collages edited out of archive footage, home videos, live-streaming material and private documentation to offer a glimpse at what (or who) is at work when an image of our reality is arranged.


19.02.2023 10:00 Zoo Palast 2

20.02.2023 13:00 Urania

22.02.2023 15:45 Cubix 8

24.02.2023 12:30 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

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Generation 14plus


Malin Ingrid Johansson / Sweden / 23 min / 2023

To Madden, the muddy road to the nearby town in front of her family’s farm seems like a threshold to another world. A mystical coming-of-age story in which the teenager experiences glimpses of the unknown as feelings of longing and loyalty collide.


20.02.2023 15:30 Zoo Palast 1

21.02.2023 09:45 Zoo Palast 2

23.02.2023 20:00 Urania

25.02.2023 12:45 Cubix 8

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Berlinale Series


Nikolaj Lie Kaas / Denmark / 2023 / 8×40 min /

As an agent for some of the top names in music and film, Johan’s job is to solve his clients’ private and professional problems. Chronically overstretched, but never short of ideas, he teeters breathlessly between ingenious plans and absolute chaos.


21.2.2023 18.30 Zoo Palast 1

23.2.2023 18.30 Cubix 2

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The Architect

Kerren Lumer-Klabbers / Norway / 2023 / 4×19 min

A futuristic satire about an architect intern, who must find a way to build a thousand new apartments in downtown Oslo. An abandoned parking garage turns out to be the perfect place to build these underground apartments. The problem is, she lives there herself, illegally, with her only friend.


22.2 2023 17:00 Zoo Palast 2

23.2 2023 21.00 IL KINO

26.2 2023 13:00 Cubix 5

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European Film Market

Welcome to Scandinavian Films at the European Film Market, Gropius Bau, stand 24 Explore this year’s European Film Market here.

Check the EFM Screening Schedule here

Contact us

We are more than happy to present our exciting upcoming films to you and get to know what is happening in your part of the business and world. Feel free to reach out and arrange a meeting!

Danish Film Institute

Lizette Gram Mygind


Finnish Film Foundation

Jaana Puskala


Jenni Domingo


Norwegian Film Institute

Stine Oppegaard


Toril Simonsen


Icelandic Film Centre

Christof Wehmeier


Petter Mattsson

Head of Department


Explore the coolest new Nordic productions from the film catalogues and get to know the Nordic co-production programmes from the brochure by Nordisk Film and TV Fund.