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3 Days in Quiberon

Release Date 12.04.2018 3 TAGE IN QUIBERON is about 3 days in the fall of 1981 when a legendary celebrity interview was conducted with actress Romy Schneider that has become part of her legacy. read more


A Difficult Life

A Farewell to Arms

A Man of Integrity

Release Date 02.05.2019 The Iranian film is reminiscent of the US paranoia thrillers of the 1970s: not just because a big company is targeting Reza‘s estate, but because everyone who is somehow involved profits from Reza‘s downfall. read more

A Regular Woman

Release Date 09.05.2019 On February 23rd 2005, 23-year old German-Kurdish Berliner Hatun Aynur Sürücü was shot by her brother. Sherry Hormann‘s feature film tells her story. read more


Release Date 23.05.2019 Turning animation into reality through extensive CGI, the new ALADDIN offers all the pleasures of the Golden Age of film-musicals while slightly updating Princess Jasmine's motivations. read more

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Release Date 07.09.2017 AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER is Al Gore’s answer to climate change deniers who currently make up the US government. The film follows Al Gore during his tireless campaign, gives evidence of climate change, and commends the development of ... read more

Aren't you happy?

Release Date 27.06.2019 Scathing satire behind a cute façade read more

At Eternity's Gate

Release Date 18.04.2019 The best film about Van Gogh since Maurice Pialat‘s VAN GOGH (1991) and Robert Altman‘s VINCENT AND THEO (1990) depicts the artist as a pioneer of gestural painting and a forerunner of expressionist abstraction. read more

At War

Release Date 25.04.2019 Pay cuts in return for jobs, that was the deal. Now the factory is meant to shut down. read more


Release Date 25.04.2019 Furniture mover Walter mostly does evictions. When his criminal boss tasks him with kicking out the last tenant of a Berlin altbau apartment, he sees that the tenant is his son Jan. 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

Becoming Animal

Release Date 29.08.2019 A visual meditation on humanity’s place in the natural world. 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

Berlin Bouncer

Release Date 11.04.2019 A former East German punk and photographer with face tattoos and piercings. An African-American former GI. A West German school dropout. They all slid into the nightlife of this city somehow and got stuck there. read more


Release Date 23.08.2018 BLACKKKLANSMAN tells the (true) story of black police detective Ron Stallworth who pretended to be a white racist on the phone and entered the most inner circle of the Ku Klux Klan in the 70s. read more

Blackmail (silent version)

Blinded by the Light

Release Date 22.08.2019

Bohemian Rhapsody

Release Date 31.10.2018 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY tells the story of Farrokh Bulsara aka Freddie Mercury against the backdrop of the band Queen. read more


Release Date 06.06.2019 Lee Chang-dong has made a feature-length film based on a Murakami short story that is as clear and empathetic as Murakami‘s distinctive writing style while juggling uncertainties just as elegantly. read more



Release Date 17.01.2019 12 year old Zain (Zain Al Fareea) sues his parents: he‘s accusing them of putting him on this Earth and thereby making him suffer an awful fate. read more

Carmine Street Guitars

Release Date 29.08.2019 A heartfelt tribute to music, craftsmanship, and a vanishing New York. read more



Release Date 25.07.2019 Erik Schmitt‘s first feature-length film is a playful, partially animated, lively homage to Berlin and a red-headed young woman named Cleo who is on a scavenger hunt. read more

Climate Warriors – Der Kampf um die Zukunft unseres Planeten

Release Date 06.12.2018 A documentary about "climate warriors" in Germany and the US. read more

Coconut Hero

Release Date 13.08.2015 Mike lives in a small Canadian Town. His life is by no means catastrophic but still he wants call it quits. When a tumor is discovered in his brain he is relieved – at first. read more

Cold War

Release Date 22.11.2018 Poland, the 1950s. Educated professional Wiktor and working-class Zula meet due to the music group Mazurek. They begin a passionate love story that starts off in communist Poland, moves to the West, and goes back to Poland again. read more


Der Bauer und sein Prinz

Release Date 20.11.2014 THE FARMER AND HIS PRINCE takes a look at Prince Charles’ commitment to organic farming. Filmmaker Verhaag makes a visit to the sustainable model farm in southern England accompanied by the farm manager David Wilson and interviews the trailblazers ... read more

Die Einzelteile der Liebe

Release Date 22.08.2019 Miriam Bliese tells the story of a patchwork family falling in and out of love with a lot of time jumps in which the decisive moments only become clear in hindsight. read more

Die Migrantigen

Release Date 07.09.2017 Benny and Marko are integrated migrant hipsters from Vienna. When they are approached by a TV team searching for protagonists for a social flashpoint documentary, they see their chance to become TV famous and pretend to be unemployed small-time ... read more


Release Date 18.01.2018 A new strategy to conserve resources has been created: shrinking people down to 12.9 centimeters. The shrunken Matt Damon lands in mini-utopia “Leisureland“ and meets Udo Kier and Christoph Waltz, who aren‘t as ecologically idealistic. read more


Release Date 28.03.2019 Tim Burton reimagines the Disney classic about a flying elephant calf, in near-realistic CGI. read more


Early Man

Release Date 26.04.2018 Nick Park‘s new claymation is set in the transitional era between the Stone Age and the Bronze Age and is filled with cuddly, silly prehistoric people that are reminiscent of the citizens of a certain Gaellic village, but it is a football film at ... read more


Release Date 23.05.2019 Edie Moore took care of her paralyzed husband for 30 years. When he dies, the octogenarian continues with her daily routine – until an old postcard falls into her lap and she remembers an old dream of hers. read more


Release Date 22.08.2019 After the zombie apocalypse. Eva has no scruples when it comes to surviving. Vivi, on the other hand, is afraid and depressed. Together they have to fend for themselves in no man‘s land. read more

Everything always all the time

Release Date 13.06.2019 During a stop-over in Switzerland pilot Kim gets a penis and goes home with it to Neukölln, where her nice boyfriend isn‘t very enthusiastic about the new accessory. read more


Release Date 11.12.2014 Joanna Hogg´s new film tackles upper middle class bohemia through the relationship of H and D, both artists, who are trying to sell the modernist house they have been living in for the last decade. EXHIBTION is a subtle and beautiful ... read more


Familie Brasch

Release Date 16.08.2018 Father Horst Brasch was the founder of the Free German Youth and a SED official, children Thomas, Klaus, Peter, and Marion are all artists, writers, actors, and novelists. Annekathrin Hendel‘s documentary reviews the family‘s history between ... read more


Release Date 05.10.2017 Singer Félicité experiences a personal tragedy when her son is severely injured in an accident. She tries to raise enough money to pay for his necessary operation. Alain Gomis’ intoxicating, poetic film is about the dialectic between fighting ... read more

Fight Club

Fisherman's Friends

Release Date 08.08.2019 Danny gets tasked with signing the Shanty Choir from Port Isaac to a record label. When he realizes that this was a joke, he is already knee deep in the small town‘s network of relationships. read more

Five Fingers for Marseilles

Release Date 27.06.2019 Good meets evil in this atmospheric Western set in modern-day South Africa. read more

Frau Stern

Release Date 29.08.2019 Mrs. Stern survived a concentration camp, but she doesn‘t want to live anymore at age 90. No one wants to sell her a weapon. A Berlin black comedy for which Ahuda Sommerfeld won the Max Öphuls Prize for Best Actress. read more

Free Solo

Release Date 21.03.2019 Part intimate portrait, part breath-taking extreme sport thriller, FREE SOLO follows climber Alex Honnold in his ascent of the 1000 m high El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Alex is climbing it “free solo“ - all in one go with ... read more


Release Date 28.07.2016 The Italian island Lampedusa is the first point of contact in Europe for many refugees. Gianfranco Rosi (DAS ANDERE ROM) lived in Lampedusa for a year and shot a documentary about the island that is permanently in a state of emergency which won him ... read more


German Class

Release Date 16.05.2019 read more

Gloria Bell

Release Date 22.08.2019 GLORIA (Julianne Moore) is in her mid-fifties and divorced for 12 years with two almost adult children. She tries to confront the loneliness that is slowly creeping into her life. read more

Golden Twenties

Release Date 29.08.2019 Ava moves back in with her mother and her new boyfriend after university. Since she can‘t find a job, she interns at a theater where she meets actor Jonas. read more

Good Boys

Release Date 22.08.2019 read more

Green Book

Release Date 31.01.2019 In 1962 African-American pianist Dr. Don Shirley needs a driver to accompany him on a risky tour in the South and hires Italian-American bouncer Tony Lip for the job. read more


High Life

Release Date 30.05.2019 In Claire Denis‘ science fiction film a prison spaceship is racing towards a black hole. On board, Dr. Dibs (Juliette Binoche) conducts fertility experiments and lives out her desires in a “fuckbox“ while Monte (Robert Pattinson) remains ... read more

History is made at Night


I Am Not Your Negro

Release Date 30.03.2017 Raoul Peck’s Oscar nominated documentary, based on the unpublished texts from James Baldwin’s estate, is moving in its poetry and staggering in its relevance. read more

Ich war zuhause, aber...

Release Date 15.08.2019 Angela Schanelec‘s film ICH WAR ZUHAUSE, ABER… is a film about carrying on after a catastrophe. read more

If Beale Street could talk

Release Date 07.03.2019 IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK is a 2018 American romantic drama film directed and written by Barry Jenkins, based on James Baldwin's novel of the same name. read more




Kamikaze 1989

A dystopian sci-fi film directed by Wolf Gremm. read more


Release Date 04.07.2019 Austrian grotesquerie about Russian oligarchs, gigantic blueprints, lots of bribes, and a chaotic trio of women who want to sabotage the deal. read more


Release Date 11.07.2019 Thomas Vinterberg (THE HUNT) made a film about Russian submarine “Kursk“ that was damaged in a maneuver in 2000 and sank to the seabed with 118 crew members. read more

Kurzfilmprogramm I

A selection of short films read more


La flor (Block II)

La Flor (Part 3)

Lady Bird

Release Date 19.04.2018 Christine McPherson, who calls herself “Lady Bird“, comes from idyllic, sheltered Sacramento, California and is bored with 2002. Most of all, she‘s annoyed with her sacrificing mother. read more

Late Night

Release Date 29.08.2019 Young writer Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling) has to save Katherin Newbury‘s (Emma Thompson) late night show from getting cancelled. read more

Little Monsters

Release Date 29.08.2019 read more

Long Shot

Release Date 20.06.2019 In terms of the comedy, LONG SHOT is like a road trip that starts out brilliantly but then the map gets lost. read more

Love Movie

Release Date 02.05.2019 Lenz is a slacker and Ira is, too, or so Lenz thought. But then Ira starts talking about having children. Lenz splits. read more



Release Date 01.11.2018 The manic cult-revenge-fantasy MANDY provides great fanboy fun and features an irate Nicholas Cage completely losing the plot. read more

Mantra – Sounds into Silence

Release Date 07.06.2018 More and more people are discovering “chanting“ or singing meditation. Goergia Wyss visited the followers and artists and filmed a euphoric and uncritical documentary about the movement. read more


Release Date 05.09.2019 In Asif Kapadia‘s film about Diego Maradona, he focuses on his time in SC Neapel, the most spectacular era of Maradona‘s career. read more

Mary Poppins Returns

Release Date 20.12.2018 While the original Banks children have now grown up, there’s a new generation of Banks children in need of Mary’s particular brand of whimsy, and so, Mary Poppins… um... returns read more

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

Release Date 22.11.2018 The portrait of the singer who grew up in Sri Lanka and London is both a pop-documentary and a political documentary. read more

Metti la nonna in freezer

Release Date 04.07.2019 Italian black comedy that manages a mostly sunny outlook. read more


Release Date 07.03.2019 13-year-old Stevie befriends a small gang of cool skaters who are all older than he is. MID90s is one of the most honest looks at teens from bad environments in modern US cinema. read more


Release Date 26.09.2019 A group of college students travel to Northern Sweden in order to study a pagan community. Ari Aster boils down high-culture cult motifs into ornaments, fun, and shock effects. read more

Mission Lifeline

Release Date 23.05.2019 While Pegida and the AfD in Germany incite hatred against refugees, “Lifeline“ tries to save the shipwrecked in the Mediterranean from drowning. read more

Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You.



Release Date 23.02.2017 Poet and political activist Pablo Neruda has to go into hiding. Police chief Peluchonneau is hot on his trail but Neruda is always a step ahead in this phantasmagoric cat and mouse game. read more

Nothing like a dame

Release Date 25.04.2019 Four elderly actresses drink tea and chat. Roger Michell’s film is a gentle, though unsentimental group portrait of Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright, and Eileen Aitkens. read more


O Beautiful Night

Release Date 20.06.2019 Hypochondriac Berliner Juri constantly feels death approaching. One night he finally meets him for real, looking a small time criminal. Together they take a trip through the city's night life. There's danger, love and exotic birds. read more

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Release Date 15.08.2019 Though the Manson murders serve as the hook – Tarantino‘s ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD is less about Charles Manson, Sharon Tate, and Roman Polanski and more about the myth of Hollywood. read more


Paradise Hills

Release Date 29.08.2019 Rich young women are meant to train to conform on “Paradise“ island, but Uma (Emma Roberts) and her friends suspect something even more evil is at play. read more

Pope Francis – A Man of his Word

Release Date 14.06.2018 Wim Wenders filmed a documentary about the current pope on behalf of the Vatican. He searches for references to his namesake Francis of Assisi who preached about modesty and humbleness and also lived that way. read more


Release Date 29.08.2019 19-year-old pianist David is accepted to a music academy and is on the verge of something great, but the pressure he puts on himself keeps getting bigger. 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


Release Date 06.06.2019 PUSH follows Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing on her travels and explains how global finance is the root cause of exploding rents in cities all over the globe. read more


Rabbi Wolff

Release Date 14.04.2016 Willy Wolff trained to be a Rabbi when he was 53. Now he is 88 and still practicing, constantly moving between his London home and his parishes in Rostock, Schwerin and Wismar, as well as between Berlin, Tel Aviv and Brooklyn. read more


Release Date 31.01.2019 Kena and Ziki are two young women from Nairobi who fall in love – despite their different personalities, rival families, and the people in their environment who can‘t wait to badmouth them. read more


Release Date 13.12.2018 The documentary reconstructs Ruth Bader Ginsberg‘s aka “The Notorious RBG‘s“ path to the Supreme Coart and becoming a role model with medial flashbacks and interviews. read more

Red Joan

Release Date 04.07.2019 85-year old Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) enjoys retirement in a peaceful London suburb when the MI5 knocks on her door. It turns out, the old lady used to work as a spy for Russia. Based on the real life story of Melita Norwood. read more


Release Date 30.05.2019 The ultimate Elton John musical: prioritizing energy and fun over historical accuracy. ROCKETMAN gaily races through the life of Elton John from his youth until 1983. read more



Release Date 12.09.2019 15 year old Elisa and her seemingly ice-cold new friend Anthea secretly shoot embarrassing videos of their classmates and post them online – as revenge on those who did the same to them. read more

Short films II

Another selection of short films read more

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Stan & Ollie

Release Date 09.05.2019 When Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy embark on a theater tour across Britain in 1953, their glory days seem to be behind them and their artistic relationship is also strained. read more


Release Date 13.09.2018 Hobby sailor Rike sees an overcrowded refugee boat that is about to sink off the coast of Africa. The coastguard demands that Rike should stay away and promises to send help, but no rescue boats are coming. read more

Sunset over Mulholland Drive

Release Date 23.05.2019 They were once the backbone of Hollywood, but they never stood in the limelight: director Uli Gaulke portrays residents of a Hollywood nursing home, the “Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital“. read more


Release Date 05.09.2019 Cryptic, associative, fast-paced, physical, and generally extreme: young Israeli Yoav (Tom Mercier) tries to shed his cultural identity and become French in Paris. The 2019 Golden Bear winner. read more


Release Date 19.09.2019 9 year old Benni has been kicked out of every foster home. Anger management trainer Micha tries to help Benni with a lot of personal investment, but he begins to lose his professional distance. read more


Talking About Trees

The Aftermath

Release Date 11.04.2019 Hamburg, right after the war. British officer‘s wife Rachel (Keira Knightley) hates the Germans and the fact that she has to share the requisitioned villa with its previous owner, a charming German architect (Alexander Skarsgård). read more

The Apparition

Release Date 13.12.2018 Experienced and war traumatized journalist Jacques is sent by the Vatican to head an investigative commission meant to get to the bottom of a Marian apparition in rural southern France. read more

The Beach Bum

Release Date 28.03.2019 He used to be a poet and dreamt of writing the Great American novel, then Moondog created a life for himself that‘s comfortable, like one long, warm sunset. read more

The Biggest Little Farm

Release Date 11.07.2019 A couple wishes to do their bit for a better global future by starting an organic farm in California. They have a rocky road ahead. read more

The Children Act

Release Date 30.08.2018 Emma Thompson plays a family court judge whose private life is in shambles and loses her professional distance because of it. An adaptation of the novel “The Children Act“ by Ian McEwan. read more

The Circle

Release Date 07.09.2017 An adaptation of Dave Eggers bestseller: in the very near future a global tech company called “The Circle” which unifies the services of Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter, is in the process of becoming a seamless control and ... read more

The Dead Don't Die

Release Date 13.06.2019 Even though the name of the US president isn‘t mentioned, demagogue Trump, his followers, and the insidious decay of values and moral inevitably come to mind in Jarmusch‘s meta zombie film. read more

The Golden Glove

Release Date 21.02.2019 A film about Fritz Honka, a Hamburg serial killer who kills women at the fringes of post-war society. read more

The Hateful Eight

Release Date 28.01.2016

The Lion King

Release Date 18.07.2019

The Old Man & The Gun

Release Date 28.03.2019 Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford) is a friendly older gentlemen with an unusual hobby: he likes to rob banks. He isn‘t doing it to supplement his pension. It‘s all about the thrill, the feeling of being alive. read more

The Operative

Release Date 29.08.2019 One day Rachel, a missing spy for the Mossad, reports back. A story of a woman who was deployed in increasingly more reckless ways for unknown purposes unfolds in her supervisor‘s report to his superior. read more

The Public

Release Date 25.07.2019 On a very cold winter night the homeless visitors of the public library in Cincinniati refuse to leave the building like they usually do and instead occupy one of the reading halls. read more

The Sisters Brothers

Release Date 07.03.2019 The Sisters Brothers are ruthless assassins. They are meant to get a secret formula from a gold prospector that will simplify the digging of gold and then murder the man, but the prospector has used his charm and friendliness to befriend one of them. read more

The Whale and the Raven

Release Date 05.09.2019 Hermann Meuter and Janie Wray record whale activities in order to use this scientific data to support the battle of the indigenous population of British Columbia against a planned liquid gas project. read more

The Wife

Release Date 03.01.2019 Glenn Close plays Joan, the wife of author Joe Castelman, who has just found out that he received the literary Nobel Prize. On the way to the award ceremony Joan‘s longstanding suppressed feelings and repressed memories erupt. read more

The Wild Boys

Release Date 23.05.2019 LES GARÇONS SAUVAGES/THE WILD BOYS is a fantastical castaway tale that leaves you marooned on the ever-shifting shoreline of sex and gender. read more

They Shall Not Grow Old

Release Date 27.06.2019 read more

Three Comrades


Release Date 20.06.2019 Dome Karukoski‘s biopic of intellectual and language lover Tolkien focuses on his early biography – the orphan‘s school days and Tolkien‘s experience in World War I. read more


Und der Zukunft zugewandt

Release Date 05.09.2019 Three women who migrated to Moscow in the 30s return to the GDR in 1952 where they‘re welcomed with open arms. They just can‘t talk about being in labor camps during the Stalinist cleansings. read more

Undir trénu

Release Date 16.05.2019 A tense black comedy under the bright Icelandic sun. read more



Release Date 21.02.2019 Dick Cheney (Christian Bale) was the most powerful vice president in the history of the US. He instigated a war based on falsified evidence and reinstated torture, calling it “enhanced interrogation.“ Adam McKay turns Cheney‘s story into a ... read more


Release Date 11.06.2015 The film shot in one single take follows young Spaniard Victoria during one night in Berlin. Victoria meets Sonne and his friends before going to a club. They go with the flow, drink their last beer and look down at the city from the rooftop. ... read more

Visages, Villages

Release Date 31.05.2018 90-year-old avant garde filmmaker Agnès Varda went on a road trip across the French province with street art artist JR and made art events in cooperation with the residents. read more

Vox Lux

Release Date 25.07.2019 High schooler Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) is heavily injured during a massacre at her school. She becomes a popstar after she sings during a memorial day. Years later Celeste (Natalie Portman) battles alcohol, drugs, and the hostile press. Music by ... 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 25.01.2018 10 year old Auggie prefers to wear his astronaut helmet so that no one can see that his face is deformed from birth. But now he has to go to a normal school and learn to stand up to bullies and find friends. read more



Release Date 11.07.2019 After a worlwide blackout nobody on Earth remembers the Beatles anymore - except failing musician Jack Malik. read more

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