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This is Not Berlin (18*)

Cinema On Demand

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It’s 1986 and a teenager’s life changes forever when he explores the queer and subversive world of Mexico City’s underground club scene.

While his fellow students avidly watch the World Cup, 17-year-old Carlos (Xabiani Ponce de León) discovers a more exciting world when he visits a new-wave club which opens his eyes to sex, sexual fluidity, drugs and glorious synth sounds, to the confusion of his best friend, Gera (José Antonio Toledano).

The underground scene of Mexico City is conveyed through electrifying underground club scenes – when the characters emerge into the outside city, it is to challenge its conformity through shocking live arts performance, often featuring nudity. It’s an exhilarating walk on the wild side, and the final scene is simply terrific.

Tagged with: Cinema Cinema On Demand

2019 Mexico Dir Hari Sama 110 min

Barbican Cinema has been supported by the Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England which is administered by the BFI, as part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund supporting arts and cultural organisations in England affected by the impact of Covid-19. #HereForCulture.

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