8 AUGUST 2017 KULTURFORUM 9 PM
The festival opens with a huge screening of the fabulous BIARRITZ SURF GANG at Kulturforum Sommerkino, Potsdamer Platz. Tickets are on sale for 7,5O € - hurry up, the last two years were sold out!
FRA, 2O17, NATHAN CURRAN & PIERRE DENOYEL
BIARRITZ SURF GANG
Surfing in Biarritz, France, in the 1980s was wild: Surfing was punk, surfers were outlaws. They had a thirst for pure thrill that could lead to the top of the world - or directly into prison.
This is the unknown story of the six best European surfers of the 80s. The history of their greatness, decadence and their fall. It's also a story about how surfing changed from being all about wild fun, drugs and rock'n'roll to the healthy outdoor activity it is nowadays.
The setting in beautiful Biarritz, the amazing archive footage and the crazy characters that to this day still rule the local scene make BIARRITZ SURF GANG the most breathtaking surf movie of the year and one of the outstanding documentaries of the genre.
Bruce Gold has managed to survive for almost 50 years in Jeffreys Bay without having a job. He is among the last of a dying breed of surfers who have dedicated their entire lives to riding waves.
2016, ANDERS MELCHIOR
KULTURFORUM MATTHÄIKIRCHPLATZ 10785 BERLIN