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1917

Release Date 16.01.2020 Simply breath-taking or blatant pro-military propaganda? Our authors Tom Dorow and Jared Abbott take opposing views to director Sam Mendes' and cinematographer Roger Deakins' one-take-film about two British soldiers in World War I. read more

2020 Oscar Shorts

The short films nominated for this year's Academy Award read more

21 Bridges

Release Date 06.02.2020 On paper, 21 BRIDGES does offer an interesting variation to a standard cops and robbers story by introducing a cop in the DIRTY HARRY mold - and then asks, what if Dirty Harry’s willingness to violence was purposefully used against him? read more

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A Dog Called Money

Release Date 14.11.2019 Documenting a unique recording and the travels that inspired it. read more

A Hidden Life

Release Date 30.01.2020 Like in his very first film, the lyrical BADLANDS (1973), A HIDDEN LIFE is also modeled after a true story. Franz Jägerstettet was an Austrian conscientious objector in World War II. When he was drafted, he refused the oath of allegiance to Hitler. read more

A Rainy Day In New York

Release Date 05.12.2019 A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK is another entry in Woody Allen's list of light urban romantic comedies, following MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, TO ROME WITH LOVE, and VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA. read more

Amazing Grace

Release Date 28.11.2019 ARETHA FRANKLIN: AMAZING GRACE is a fascinating, dazzling historic document about a career highlight of one of the greatest singers of the 20th century, and about the production of one of her most successful albums. read more

Angel

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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

Bait

Release Date 24.10.2019 Director Mark Jenkin tells a tale of gentrification of Cornwall in grainy 16mm black and white that‘s jumpy and scratched. Martin, a fisherman without a boat, has to renovate the house of newly arrived Londoners, but he has his own plans. read more

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

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

Release Date 26.12.2019 An animated biopic with surrealist flourishes read more

Burning

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

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Cunningham

Release Date 19.12.2019 A large portion of the film about groundbreaking choreographer Merce Cunningham is a reinterpretation of Cunningham‘s choreographies whereby 3D technology makes the spatial depth of dance accessible. read more

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Darkroom – Tödliche Tropfen

Release Date 30.01.2020 In a few months of 2012 Dirk P. killed three men with roofies in Berlin. The case served as inspiration for Rosa von Praunheim‘s story of a gay serial killer. read more

Das freiwillige Jahr

Release Date 06.02.2020 Father Urs convinces daughter Jette to do a voluntary social year in South America – but she doesn‘t really want to leave the province. read more

Das Vorspiel

Release Date 23.01.2020 DAS VORSPIEL is a film about disappointment, about music obsessiveness, about a women without a center amongst five men (son, father, husband, lover, violin student). read more

Disturbing The Peace

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El club

Release Date 05.11.2015 At the edge of the sea stands a house. Four men live there with a slightly younger woman who seems to take care of them. It’s an odd community slowly revealing its dark secret: all inhabitants are criminal priests who have escaped prosecution but ... read more

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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

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

Freies Land

Release Date 09.01.2020 Christian Alvart‘s remake of the Spanish thriller LA ISLA MINIMA (2014) is set in the Oderbruch in 1992. A West German inspector and an East German inspector meet in order to investigate a series of murders targeting young girls. read more

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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

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Heaven Can Wait

Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit

Release Date 26.09.2019 Thomas Heise traces the lives of his family members over four generations in personal documents, black and white photos, and the places mentioned there. 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

Honeyland

Release Date 21.11.2019 Haditze, a daughter and beekeeper in a remote Macedonian village, takes care of her mother and the bees that live in craggy rock faces, tree trunks, and ruins and make honey. A documentary. read more

Humanity

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Joan of Arc

Release Date 02.01.2020 Whereas JEANNETTE is sing-songy, JEANNE is talky talky. It has none of the aspirations toward campiness or originality of its predecessor. Missing this eccentricity, the film becomes a trial — for both Joan and the person watching.

Jojo Rabbit

Release Date 23.01.2020 Ten-year-old Jojo discovers that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl. Not even his imaginary friend Hitler knows what to do. Taika Waititi‘s garish comedy offers jokes in volleys, but it also contains an emotionally moving story. read more

Joker

Release Date 10.10.2019 THE KILLING JOKE meets TAXI DRIVER and KING OF COMEDY. read more

Judy

Release Date 02.01.2020 Renée Zellweger plays Judy Garland at the end of her career with full commitment walking the fine line between high tension and losing control. read more

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Kamikaze 1989

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

Knives Out

Release Date 02.01.2020 A homage to good old-fashioned whodunnits including a famous victim, a dysfunctional family, and a flamboyant master detective (Daniel Craig) with the nice name of Benoit Blanc. read more

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Lara

Release Date 07.11.2019 The morning begins like any other for Lara Jenkins. But today is a very special day for her: not only is it her 60th birthday, but her son Viktor is giving a big solo piano concert. He hasn't invited his mother. read more

Little Joe

Release Date 09.01.2020 Alice and her team of biotechnologists have developed a red flower with a smell that causes happiness. “Little Joe“ flourishes well, but the vast amounts of pollen that the supposedly sterile plant produces is strange…. read more

Little Women

Release Date 30.01.2020 Greta Gerwig's adaptation of the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott. The four March sisters are moving from childhood to adulthood, briefly stuck in a transitory state as "little women". read more

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Marianne & Leonard – Words of Love

Release Date 07.11.2019 Nick Broomfield (KURT & COURTNEY, WHITNEY - CAN I BE ME) follows the relationship of Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen from its beginnings on the Greek island of Hydra to Marianne's death. read more

Mein Ende.Dein Anfang. – Relativity

Release Date 28.11.2019 A physics lecture, a love story, a grief story, a thriller, a tragedy. Nora misses Aron, and Mariko Minoguchi spins a complex web made out of memory and clues in her debut. read more

Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool

Release Date 02.01.2020 An uptempo chronicle of a musical and style icon read more

Motherless Brooklyn

Release Date 12.12.2019 Edward Norton‘s adaptation of Jonathan Lethem‘s exhillarating novel MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN is a good, solid noir film with a great jazz soundtrack. read more

My 2011

Mystify – Michael Hutchence

Release Date 30.01.2020 A journey into the heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, lead-singer of INXS, a complex and shy man who spent his life in the public eye, rarely revealing his true self to anyone except his very close friends. read more

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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

One Recluse

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Parasite

Release Date 17.10.2019 Bon Joon-ho‘s Cannes winner PARASITE is a film about the bourgeoisie‘s worst nightmare. Working-class family Kim seem to be merged with trash, but they creep into the life of beauty, goodness, and cultivated elegance that the Park family is ... read more

Peaceful Land

Push

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

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Queen and Slim

Release Date 09.01.2020 QUEEN & SLIM is the rare film that feels both important and super cool. read more

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Repeated Absences

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Short films II

Another selection of short films read more

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So long, my son

Release Date 14.11.2019 A Chinese family epic spanning three decades. The private and the political meld together at a time of constant change. read more

So Sorry

Sorry We Missed You

Release Date 30.01.2020 Ken Loach takes the ‘I Incorporated‘ world to task: Ricky Turner from Newcastle becomes a self-employed parcel carrier. If everything goes well, he and his wife Abbie, an outpatient geriatric nurse, can pay off their little house…. read more

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Release Date 18.12.2019 Second-time helmer J.J. Abrams has always been less about exciting new things and more about delivering faithful homages. In this respect, he’s brought the latest series to a conclusion that feverishly tries to stack up one surprise after another ... read more

Stay Home

Synonymes

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

System Crasher

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

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The Farewell

Release Date 19.12.2019 Billi is a young New Yorker who loves her grandmother in China very much. When Nai Nai gets cancer, the family doesn‘t want to tell her anything and hastily organize a wedding instead so that everyone can see Nai Nai again. read more

The Fire Within

The Good Liar

Release Date 28.11.2019 Ian McKellen plays con man Roy, who meets recently widowed Betty, played by Helen Mirren. 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 Peanut Butter Falcon

Release Date 19.12.2019 Two men on the lam: 22 year old Zak with Down syndrome and outsider Tyler sail towards Florida on a raft and become friends. read more

The Rest

To be or not to be

Tommaso

Release Date 13.02.2020 Tommaso (Willem Dafoe) has decided to leave art behind and dedicates his time to being a house husband, but secretly the yearning for his old life keeps getting greater. read more

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When Hitler stole Pink Rabbit

Release Date 25.12.2019 In the adaptation of the young adult classic by Judith Kerr, Caroline Link has struck the unsentimental tone of the source. read more

Why Don't You Just Die

Release Date 16.01.2020 A garishly violent chamber piece in a small russian flat where nobody has a clear conscience or gets out unbloodied. read more

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Yesterday

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