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A Hero – Gharehman

Release Date 31.03.2022 In Asghar Farhadi‘s film A HERO, Rahim, who is in prison due to his debt, could bail himself out with the help of a found wallet but decides to return it. read more


B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin

Release Date 21.05.2015 A fast paced montage of TV-features, videos and Super-8-films, B-MOVIE tells the story of one of the most exciting periods of the West-Berlin music scene, from the perspective of Mark Reeder, an Englishman from Manchester, who moved to Berlin in ... read more

Batman Returns

When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda. read more

Becoming Astrid

Release Date 06.12.2018 Before Astrid Lindgren became the most famous children‘s author in the world, she spent many tough years as a working mother of an illegitimate child. read more


Release Date 24.02.2022 Nine year old Buddy grows up in 1960s Belfast in a Protestant family who are thinking about moving to England while the “Troubles“ escalate around them. read more


Release Date 19.05.2022 A documentary about singer Bettina Wegener. read more

Bis wir tot sind oder frei

Release Date 31.03.2022 Swiss escape king Walter Stürm is known all over town in the 80s. When activist and lawyer Barbara Hug takes on his case, a turbulent romantic relationship develops between them. read more


Release Date 12.05.2022 The surreal, historical discourse pop comedy takes the vampire metaphors found in Marx‘ Kapital seriously and interrogates how valid Marxist categories are today. read more


Release Date 28.10.2021 Brothers Kofi and Kojo are growing up on the electronic scrap landsfill by the gates of Accra, but they dream of a good life like the ones the “Borga“ have, the Ghanaians who have made money abroad. read more


C'mon C'mon

Release Date 24.03.2022 Radio journalist Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) interviews children in different cities about their plans, worries, and also, what makes them happy. When his sister Vivien has to take care of her mentally distressed ex-husband, Johnny takes Vivien‘s ... read more

Call Me By Your Name

Release Date 01.03.2018 Italy, 1983. Young American Oliver spends his vacation with the Perlmans and their 17 year old son Elio. A summer with antique art and very contemporary desires. read more


Release Date 17.12.2015 New York, 1952. In the Christmas season the shop girl Therese (Rooney Mara) makes the acquaintance of a glamorous housewife: Carol (Kate Blanchett). They embark on a relationship they both daren’t call love. read more

Compartment No. 6

Release Date 31.03.2022 Finnish archeology student Laura and Russian miner Ljoha have to share a train compartment during the long journey from Moscow to Murmansk. read more


Death of a Ladies' Man

Release Date 07.04.2022 Sam (Gabriel Byrne) is an alcoholic and a university professor and an old charmer, even if that doesn‘t totally work anymore. Recently, he‘s been having strange hallucinations and is haunted by memories of his father. read more

Doctor Strange 2

More manic multiverse-hopping from surgeon/sorcerer Stephen Strange and his friends. read more


Release Date 30.08.2018 In 13 grotesque scenes Sergei Losnitza‘s examines how civil war has warped society in eastern Ukraine. read more

Drive My Car

Release Date 23.12.2021 The reserved, very controlled people that this adaptation of a Haruki Murakami short story depicts are very slow to open up. The moments in which pure emotion breaks through are that much more staggering because of it. read more


Release Date 16.09.2021 Long-awaited film version of Frank Herbert's scifi-epic. Political intrigue and giant sandworms on the desert planet Arrakis. Young Paul Atreides has to face up to his destiny. read more


Everything Went Fine

Release Date 14.04.2022 When art collector André realizes he will probably never be as self-sufficient as he was after having a stroke, he decides to end his life. His daughter Emmanuèle is meant to organize the assisted suicide. read more


Fabian or Going to the Dogs

Release Date 05.08.2021 Dominik Graf has filmed Erich Kästner‘s saddest novel. A future Berlin classic. read more


While super-terrorist Castor Troy is in a come, FBI-agent Sean Archer has to wear his face to find a bomb Troy set before his accident. But then Troy wakes up and takes over Archer's life and face.

Final Account

Release Date 28.04.2022 Luke Holland asked the perpetrator generation about their memories of the Nazi regime, their involvement and guilt for over 10 years. read more


Release Date 12.05.2022 A teenage pyrokinetic and her father are on the run from a sinister government agency. read more

Freier Fall

Release Date 23.05.2013 read more


Go Mental! Film Festival – Programm 2

Short films dealing with mental health subjects. read more

Grosse Freiheit

Release Date 18.11.2021 From the concentration camp directly to prison: Hans Hoffmann (Franz Rogowski) is gay and that is still considered a crime in post-war FRG. He meets Viktor (Georg Friedrich) there, who is in prison for murder. read more



Release Date 31.03.2022 France in the 1960s. Anne is in her early 20s, a gifted student who is working towards becoming a teacher. But then she gets unexpectedly pregnant and all of the doors that were open to her are now closing. read more


Jump Darling

Release Date 17.03.2022 After an embarrassing performance, Russel flees to his grandmother‘s who lives in a small town and finds success with his drag performances there. However, the real star is grandmother Margret, one of Cloris Leachman‘s last roles. read more


King Richard

Release Date 24.02.2022 Richard Williams (Will Smith) has carefully planned out the tennis careers of his two daughters Venus (Saniyya Sidney) and Serena (Demi Singleton). Nevertheless, Richard scandalizes the rich, white upper class ball sport world. read more



Release Date 06.01.2022 Ingvar and Maria adopt a very special lamb and treat it like their own child. Will nature take revenge? The rams seem enraged. read more

Licorice Pizza

Release Date 27.01.2022 LICORICE PIZZA is set in 1973, the oil crisis is imminent. In easy-going anecdotes, Paul Thomas Anderson chronicles the life of film producer Gary Goetzman, a friend of Anderson‘s, as well as the water beds, pinballs, celebrities and old records. read more

Lieber Thomas

Release Date 11.11.2021 In their Thomas Brasch biopic, director Andreas Kleinert and writer Thomas Wendrich playfully work with facts, widely shake things up, leave things out, bulk things up, exaggerate and underplay. read more

Loving Highsmith

Release Date 07.04.2022 In the documentary LOVING HIGHSMITH, Patricia Highsmith‘s private life is at the center: the diaries that were published in honor of her 100th birthday give intimate insights, former lovers appear in front of the camera and get a chance to speak. read more


Release Date 10.03.2022 A documentary about three women who experience violence and sexism every day in their hometown Ciudad Juarez and regularly compete in the Lucha Libre competitions, a combat sport that is similar to wrestling. read more


Release Date 28.04.2022 Tourism invades the remote Tyrolean mountain world of an occult Christian and her disturbed son. The film of Haneke student Peter Brunner is crude and distressing, but also a deeply impressive mixture of FUNNY GAMES, THE EXORCIST and HEIDI. read more


Matthias et Maxime

Release Date 29.07.2021 Maxime wants to migrate to Australia for two years. His friend Matthias, with a job and a girlfriend, struggles with the goodbye more than expected. The new Dolan: quick dialogue, a boisterous party atmosphere, and a great soundtrack. read more

Mein wunderbares WestBerlin

Release Date 29.06.2017 West Berlin as a gay place of yearning, a place of refuge, an island, and a tourist magnet. A very personal, moving chronology of gay Berlin history from the police raids under paragraph 175, which declared homosexuality to be illegal, to the AIDS ... read more


Release Date 05.05.2022 Jessica (Tilda Swinton) is woken up by a muffled bang. She‘s the only one who can hear the sound. The sound scares her at first, but then she wants to hear it more and more. read more


Release Date 27.01.2022 “Monobloc", the injection molded plastic chair, is the most sold piece of furniture of all time. The documentary follows its reputation from Hamburg to Uganda, India and Brazil. read more


Release Date 09.03.2017 Barry Jenkins MOONLIGHT, nominated for eight Oscars, is a masterpiece, a daring film about what it means to grow up poor and black, a film about sexuality and masculinity, about damages to the soul, about sensuality and goodness. read more



Release Date 05.05.2022 The documentary delves into the background of the arrest and imprisonment of Alexei Navalny in 2021, especially focusing on what happened since the Russian oppositionist was poisoned by agents of the Russian secret service FSB. read more


Release Date 12.05.2022 German-Persian NICO (Sara Fazilat) is brutally attacked on the way home from a party – and with that everything changes for the fun-loving and confident Berliner geriatric nurse. read more

No Hard Feelings

Release Date 24.09.2020 Parvis manouvers between the queer Hildesheim party scene and his liberal, Iranian suburban parental home with aplomb. When he does community service at a refugee home, he meets Amon and his sister Bana and starts roaming the streets with them over ... read more

Notes Of Berlin: The Film

Release Date 09.09.2021 Joab Nist‘s blog NOTES OF BERLIN, which posted the notes found on Berlin street lamps, windscreens, and post boxes was turned into the interactive website “Notes of Berlin Lab“ in 2014, where the stories behind the notes are told: which is ... read more


One of These Days

Release Date 19.05.2022 Bastian Günther‘s feature is about an endurance competition in which participants have to put their hand on an expensive pickup truck for as long as they can. read more


Parallel Mothers

Release Date 10.03.2022 Two mothers who meet at a hospital. One is full of fear, the other is overjoyed. Absent mothers, absent fathers, absent children. Past, present, and future. read more

Paris, 13th District

Release Date 07.04.2022 Based on the short stories of American comic illustrator Adrian Tomine, Jacque Audiard‘s film is about four young people in Paris, about sex, love, friendship, life plans and aimlessness. read more

Petite maman

Release Date 17.03.2022 After the death of her grandmother, eight year old Nelly meets a girl in the forest who looks exactly like her. Through magical movie time travel, she gets to know her mother in a completely new way as a child.

Planet Terror


Release Date 13.01.2022 19 year old Linnéa came to California from Sweden to become a porn star. Carefully researched and shot with a cast of actors and porn stars, PLEASURE is about the compromises that Linnéa makes in order to pursue her dream. read more


Release Date 30.10.2014 England 1984. Based on true events, PRIDE tells the story of an unusual friendship between a group of lesbian and gay activists and a mining community in Wales. read more


Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush

Release Date 28.04.2022 Rabiye Kumas, a Turkish housewife and mother who is clueless about legal and political matters, has been fighting for the release of her son from Guantánamo prison for five years with the help of a German human rights lawyer. read more

Red Rocket

Release Date 14.04.2022 With no money, job, or prospects, ex-porn star Mikey returns to Texas and shows up at Lexi‘s, who is still technically his wife, and begs to sleep on her couch. When he meets 17 year old donut seller Strawberry, he decides to make it big as a porn ... read more


Release Date 21.04.2022 RIVER is pure luxury. A hired orchestra, Willem Dafoe as the narrator and footage of rivers that – without exaggeration – are some of the most beautiful and sublime images that a documentary has ever shown. read more

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Release Date 12.07.2018 Ryuichi Sakamoto was part of the Yellow Magic Orchestra in the 70s and later became a Japanese pop superstar, an experimental musician, and a film composer (receiving an Oscar for THE LAST EMPEROR). He explains the motifs of his music with ... read more


Selbstkritik eines bürgerlichen Hundes

Release Date 08.06.2017 While searching for love and solidarity, director Julian Radlmeier’s alter ego stumbles along the exploiter’s apple plantation. A “burlesque essay film” about Marxism, Franz von Assissi, and Berlin’s intellectual milieu. read more

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Song from the Sea

Release Date 24.12.2015 SONG FROM THE SEA, told in beautiful, hand painted animated images is the story of a brother and a sister who go through a series of adventures inspired by Irish folk tales and finally become friends. read more


The Alpinist

Release Date 17.02.2022 The documentary accompanies young Canadian climber Marc-André Leclerc, or tries to at least. Leclerc prefers to climb alone, “solo,“ meaning without protection and “on sight,“ meaning without a test run. read more

The Batman

Release Date 03.03.2022 Matt Reeves (CLOVERFIELD) reboots the BATMAN-franchise, with Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Colin Farrell as the Penguin. The trailer suggests it will get gritty. And who is the Riddler? read more

The Card Counter

Release Date 03.03.2022 William Tell learned how to count cards in prison, where he was serving time for his war crimes in Abu Ghraib. He moves from casino to casino, dispassionately playing poker and black jack according to mathematical probabilities at the low stakes ... read more

The Dark and the Wicked

Release Date 14.04.2022 Director Bryan Bertino (THE STRANGERS) uses elements from the haunted house films of the last 30 years and keeps heightening the scares right until it reaches the last confrontation revolving around old David Straker‘s soul read more

The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain

Release Date 21.04.2022 Cat painter Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch) has a lot of talent and just as many quirks. He sees electric voltage in all living things. Images vibrate and shimmer on the canvas in this tragicomedy. read more

The Father

Release Date 26.08.2021 Anthony (Anthony Hopkins) is a distinguished old man who lives alone in his spacious apartment, but he‘s having more and more glitches. French director Florian Zeller portrays the mental decline from the subjective perspective of the afflicted. read more

The Lighthouse

Release Date 28.11.2019 THE LIGHTHOUSE, a film about two men whose assignment as lighthouse keepers on a lonely rock island takes longer than planned, till food and alcohol becomes scarce, pulls you into a sense of impending doom and doesn’t let up. read more

The Northman

Release Date 21.04.2022 Robert Eggers fulfilled a dream and made a Viking film. THE NORTHMAN is an adaptation of the Nordic saga that went on to inspire Shakespeare to make “Hamlet“ centuries later. read more

The Other Side of the River – No Women No Revolution

Release Date 27.01.2022 German director Antonia Killian portrays soldiers in the autonomous Kurdish region of Rojava. read more

The Reason I Jump

Release Date 31.03.2022 The documentary named after the eponymous book, which was told from 13 year old Naoki Higashida‘s perspective, lends insight into the world of people with autism in a multifaceted and sensitive way. read more

The Seed

Release Date 28.04.2022 Reiner has problems with unscrupulous company heir Klose, his daughter Doreen has to defend herself against the evil, wealthy neighbor Mara. A family drama filled with capitalist critique. read more

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

This classic horror film has been banned from German screens for decades. Now Leatherface is back from his exile to clandestine screenings, smuggled DVDs and torrent-downloads in a glorious, restored 4k-digital cinema print. read more

This Rain Will Never Stop

Release Date 24.03.2022 Donbass, 2018. Andriy studies and works as a volunteer for the Red Cross, which provides the village regions with modern wood-fired ovens, but also administers first aid at the Russian border. read more

Trouble Every Day

Release Date 03.03.2022 A glamorous couple arrives in Paris, a biker picks up a beautiful, enraptured woman in a parking lot. Claire Denis‘ film with Vincent Gallo, Beatrice Dalle, and music by the Tindersticks. read more


Vicious Fun

Release Date 04.11.2021 Horror journalist Joel wakes up in a closed bar where serial killers are having a self-help seminar. Everyone has set their sights on him. A horror comedy. read more


Walchensee Forever

Release Date 21.10.2021 Janna Ji Wonder‘s documentary about her own family takes her from Bavaria to the US, to Rainer Langhan‘s commune, and back to Walchensee. read more

Walter Kaufmann: What A Life!

Release Date 30.09.2021 Walter Kaufmann, born in 1924, escaped to England with the Kindertransport and became a travel writer in the GDR thanks to his Australian passport: his journeys took him from Hiroshima to the US civil rights movement, the Cuban revolution, and ... read more

We Are All Detroit

Release Date 12.05.2022 The documentary examines the dismantling of the industrial areas in Detroit and Bochum and looks for the rudiments of a reinvention. read more

What Do We See When We Look At The Sky?

Release Date 07.04.2022 WAS SEHEN WIR… is a poetic film about love and soccer. It‘s a love declaration to the Georgian city of Kutaissi, filmmaking, strolling and humanity. read more

Who is Afraid of Alice Miller?

Release Date 11.11.2021 A documentary about Martin Miller and his mother Alice Miller, the author of “The Drama Of The Gifted Child,“ and their complex relationship. read more

Why Not You

Release Date 07.10.2021 Mario‘s friend Lenz dies in an islamist terrorist attack in Rome. In Mario‘s South Tyrol home village, Nadim, a former classmate and Muslim, is Mario‘s ally. The film explores sexual identity, religious terrorism, survivor guilt, addiction, ... read more

Wings of Desire

Release Date 12.04.2018 Otto Sander and Brunco Ganz as angels watching over Berlin. Wim Wender‘s poetic film is also a historic document of the city before the fall of the Wall. read more



Release Date 19.05.2022 In 1979, a small, ambitious film crew drives to an isolated farm where they plan on filming THE FARMER‘S DAUGHTER, an “artful“ porn. 24 hours after the team‘s arrival, the local sheriff is confronted with the traces of a bloodbath. read more

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