I managed it to get some Berlinale Tickets - the first Movie "Paziraie Sadeh" (Modest Reception) was amazing. You should really dig into Iranian Cinema, there are so many great Directors beside Abbas Kiarostami. Note: last year´s Winner actually w a s an Iranian Film - A Seperation/Nader and Simin.
Since Street Carnival starts today in Cologne and elsewhere ("alaaaaaaaf"!) I´m leaving town for some red-nosed Celebration there.