You rarely have to wrap yourself up in a faux fur coat for Berlinale parties. But this year it could happen to you. One of the biggest celebrations, the Berlinale party hosted by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, took place partly outdoors. Celebrities like Ruby O. Fee or Jasmin Tabatabai wrapped themselves in colorful coats and came to the Holzmarkt in Berlin’s Friedrichshain district on Saturday evening, where there was street food and wristbands with flower seeds.

“It’s a bit unusual, I have to say,” said the moderator Palina Rojinski, and at the same time was enthusiastic. “It’s a bit circus-like, and I love circus.” Actress Jessica Schwarz thought the idea of ​​moving the party from the Hotel Ritz-Carlton – where it took place before the pandemic – to the hip area on the banks of the Spree was “great”. The 45-year-old said: “It’s a bit broken that on the fourth or third day you somehow have to walk around in very high heels and a glitter dress.”

German film greats in Clärchens Ballhaus

And how is the party situation after two years of corona-related break? Except for a few innovations or one or two party cancellations, everything seems to be the same. So again: dresses with a lot of glitter, celebrity casseroles and DJs (which should include Lars Eidinger again this year).

At the Babelsberg studio party in Clärchens Ballhaus, German film greats such as Veronica Ferres, Fritzi Haberlandt and Tom Tykwer pose in front of a specially constructed historic hotel lobby. Bryan Adams was also seen unpacking his camera at the party – the musician is now trying his hand at photography more often.

Actresses such as Yvonne Catterfeld and Maren Kroymann came to the Museum for Communication for the ARD party “Blue Hour”, as did the “Babylon Berlin” stars Volker Bruch and Meret Becker. Catterfeld also revealed to “Bild am Sonntag” that she “has been in a relationship for a long time”. But she did not reveal who it was.

Karoline Herfurth: “Exploding joie de vivre”

Back to the wood market. Everyone there is happy to be able to meet again at the weekend. The actress and director Karoline Herfurth says: “I have the feeling, basically – I don’t even know if it only applies to the Berlinale – that such a joie de vivre is exploding and that everyone is incredibly happy to be able to meet again. And to be able to say hello and hug and be together, even if it’s not quite like it’s all that easy or it’s over.”

Actress Emilia Schüle describes it like this: “I would say that this time it’s a special Berlinale because everyone is particularly euphoric and happy that we’re finally here again.”