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The urban nomads who have been with us since the beginning, might remember that we hosted the Cinema For Peace after show party at the very first Pret A Diner in 2011, in Berlin. In the industrial surroundings of the prior coin factory, Alte Münze, prominent film lovers from around the world came together to satisfy – not only their visual – but all their senses. From a director’s thoughts on dining with Jesus Christ, to our top cinema recommendations and of course our top movie snack recommendations; you might have guessed by now, this edition is dedicated to the enticing world of motion picture. So let’s get comfortable and enjoy the show… Cinema for Peace Gala Motion picture for a greater cause As part of our Berlinale schedule we attended the 2014 Cinema For Peace Gala where cinematic work which highlights the human condition and human values is showcased. Uma Thurman and Catherine Deneuve were amongst the guests enjoying the tantalising menu provided by the hospitality experts, Kofler & Kompanie. Have a Dinner with Jesus Christ No compromises! From Argentinian food in Cologne to having dinner with Jesus Christ, Associate Producer on the Oscar-awarded “The Reader” Michael Simon de Normier shares his tips and thoughts with Pret A Diner while the beau monde of the film industry gather in Berlin for the yearly Berlinale. Get closer to the blond Berlin-based gentleman here.   International Filmfestspiele Berlin What to see, when and where In addition to the work of the great jury for the 64thInternational Filmfestspiele Berlin like James Schamus, Christoph Walz or Mitra Farahani, we’ve selected our top three films for you. 1. Boyhood Producer Richard Linklater (Before Midnight)follows the character of Mason from his early school days in Austin until he enters college and describes life’s desires and anxieties, both great and small, as well as the needs and fears of an adolescent. 2. Stratos The Greek-German-Cyprian production tells the story of a detached contract killer in order to explore a sad and desolate world. 3. Dans la cour – In the Courtyard A Parisian courtyard, its endearing and quirky residents, their concerns and aspirations are at the center of the zanzy tragicomedy. More information about all films and venues: The Magazin Restaurant London The snack is half the experience! No movie night is complete without a culinary companionship but we’re ready for an alternative to the classic popcorn and nachos. Head chef of The Magazine – and Pret A Diner allstar – Oliver “Ollysan” Lange shares his favourite snack – a variety of raw vegetables with wasabi mayonnaise:   – baby carrots (just rinse, don’t peel) – celery – cucumber – salad radishes (keep the green part on) – tenderstem broccoli – QP mayonnaise (Asia Shop) – Ponzu (Asia Shop) – wasabi (Asia Shop)   Cut veggies into bite size pieces. Mix the mayonnaise with a little bit of ponzu and wasabi. Serve the veggies in a bowl and the wasabi mayonnaise on the side. Itadakimasu! Always one step ahead #goodtobebaad Power obsessed, precise, one step-ahead? Ever thought about what characterises the greatest villains? Timed with the Berlin Film Festival, our friends at Jaguar have raised the question of why it´s GOOD TO BE BAD. This brilliant short film by Academy Award-winner director, Tom Hooper featuring Ben Kingsley, Tom Hiddelston and Mark Strong, without a doubt confirms the simple cultural observation that Brits play the best villains. At every red carpet event there is the flash moment of the stars arriving in big, black, luxurious vehicles. We’d take a white F-TYPE Coupé any time! Learn more about the #GoodToBeBad campaign here.