Hari Sama‘s This is Not Berlin will be screening at Tribeca this month, as part of the festival’s Critics’ Week lineup. The film is a coming of age story taking place in Mexico on the eve of the World Cup in 1986, when a young man discovers the exciting world of underground night clubs.
This is Not Berlin premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will be making its Tribeca premiere Sunday, April 28.
Set in Mexico in 1986, as the country gets ready for the World Cup, the film follows 17-year-old Carlos, an introverted kid who doesn’t fit in: not in his family nor at school. Everything changes when he’s invited to the Aztec, a legendary Mexico City nightclub where he discovers the underground nightlife scene—post-punk, sexually fluid, and fueled by drugs. Carlos’s awakening will challenge his relationship with his best friend, Gera, the brother of his crush, Rita, while helping him discover his passion for experimental art and lead him into adulthood.