Thursday Cinema "What is normal, anyway?"
Berlin Rebel High School

SALT BEYOĞLU, ONLINE

JULY 7 – JULY 10, 2022

7 Berlinrebelhighschool 1 <i>Berlin Rebel High School</i> [Berlin Başkaldıranlar Okulu] (2016) filminden bir kare 
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Still from Berlin Rebel High School (2016)
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July 7, 19.00, Salt Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema
July 8-10, saltonline.org


Berlin Rebel High School (2016)
Director: Alexander Kleider
Cast: Hanil Altunergil, Alex Bäke, Lena Christof, Florian Geissler, Mimy Girnstein, Marvin Metag, Klaus Trappmann, Beate Ulreich
92 minutes
German; Turkish subtitles

Hidden in one of Berlin’s backyards, Germany’s most unusual high school has no headmaster, no hierarchy, and no pressure. This ambitious school is entirely organized by its students without any outside funding. The students pay their own teachers and decide what they want to learn. In the film, we follow the stories of Alex, Lena, Mimy and Hanil, who come from different state schools across the country and have one thing in common: they failed. Now they experience a completely new way of learning and want to take their chances. They have two years to prepare for the final official test held by the government. Due to the absence of the typical enemies, the students have to learn to discipline themselves while motivating and supporting one another.

Directed by Alexander Kleider, Berlin Rebel High School (2016) is a documentary film about the true meaning of learning, a tribute to curiosity, the joy of life, and change. The film received the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival in 2016 where it premiered.

Following Salt Beyoğlu’s Walk-in Cinema screening on Thursday, July 7 at 19.00, the film will be streamed online from Friday, July 8 to Sunday midnight, July 10 via saltonline.org.

Thursday Cinema’s What is normal, anyway? is free admission and takes place between June 2 and July 10 in Salt Beyoğlu’s Walk-in Cinema and at saltonline.org. All films included in the program will be streamed in their original language with Turkish subtitles, and can only be accessed online by audiences in Turkey.


In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.

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