“BERLIN BETWEEN” is a reflection on and a journey to mid-1990s’ Berlin. Filmmaker Lucian Busse, an active protagonist of the period, documents the transformation of Berlin after the Wall: the art scene, clubs, concerts, and construction sites. He portrays a lifestyle and an attitude towards life that emerged only during this short transition period, shaping Berlin-Mitte’s unique character and atmosphere in these post-Wall years. Spaces, buildings, and apartments were freely available, attracting a scene that celebrated a lighthearted freedom, unconcerned whether their lifestyle promised a safe future. People lived their lives from one event to the next experiment, de-establishing art and markets, while in the parallel world surrounding them cranes and construction machinery kept running incessantly to erect one cloned office building after another on the previously open areas.Lucian Busse lets the former protagonists reflect about their experiences and what became of their attitude to life, how that temporary feeling of freedom shaped their individual lives, and to what degree that freedom can still be found among the neat order of today’s Berlin. These reflections are as diverse as the interviewees and as multifaceted as the changes in those changing times.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Filmography (selected projects as director, editor, and cinematographer)2005 Beijing Bubbles camera + editing 84 min,
2006 Woman at the wheel camera + editing 76 min,
2009 The Joyside of Europe director, camera, editing, producer 84 min,
2010 Berlin Between director, camera, editing, producer 82 min