BERLIN · the 9th Berlin international directors lounge, the annual festival for contemporary media and film, is coming at cha, faster than a bullet and with a punch to knock you off your feet.

flights of fancy without flights from sanity – just what the doctor ordered, antidote and overdose rolled into one.

the naherholung sternchen, in-spot with cult appeal, will once again provide the stage for this melding of flickering visions and formidable visionaries.

a truly one-off Berliner film-and-more experience. no sides drawn up – filmmaker and film-goer thrown together. no red carpet, but a yellow brick road into a city of absolute wonder.