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Ein Gespräch mit François Ozon

Eine neue Freundin

Interview mit Todd Haynes zu CAROL

In dieser Geschichte ist sogar die Liebe illegal

Thomas Vinterberg über DIE KOMMUNE

„Es wurde mehr getrunken und gefeiert und gevögelt in den Siebzigern.“

Maria Schrader über VOR DER MORGENRÖTE

"Die Erzählform war für mich genauso ein Motor, diesen Film zu machen, wie der Inhalt selbst"

Interview mit Iciar Bollaìn zu EL OLIVO

„Filme reflektieren nicht die wirkliche Rolle, die Frauen im Leben spielen“

Interview mit Céline Sciamma

„Im Vordergrund unserer Zusammenarbeit stand immer der Dialog“

Interview mit Kathryn Bigelow zu DETROIT

"Es kommt einem vor, als sei das alles erst gestern passiert, oder morgen"

Interview mit Agnés Varda zu AUGENBLICKE: GESICHTER EINER REISE

„Konkurrenzdenken hat mich nie interessiert. Und großer Ruhm auch nicht.“

An interview with Barry Jenkins about IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

"It's a film composed of memories" - Interview with Barry Jenkins

Interview mit Nora Fingscheidt über SYSTEMSPRENGER

„Schon als Teenager wollte einen Film über ein richtig wütendes Mädchen machen.“

Interview mit Céline Sciamma über PORTRÄT EINER JUNGEN FRAU IN FLAMMEN

"Ich wollte, dass sich die Liebe echt anfühlt."

Interview mit Jessica Hausner zu LITTLE JOE

„Genrefilme neigen dazu, am Ende alle Probleme zu lösen“

Interview mit Faraz Shariat zu FUTUR DREI

„Ich habe das Gefühl, dass wir vielleicht gerade etwas Neues ins Rollen bringen“

Interview mit Katrin Gebbe zu PELIKANBLUT

„Wie wird man eigentlich böse? Und was ist überhaupt böse?

Interview mit Eliza Hittman zu NIEMALS SELTEN MANCHMAL IMMER

"Ich wollte den Zuschauern die Erfahrung näherbringen, ein Mädchen zu sein, das ständig mit kleinen Momenten von Frauenhass konfrontiert ist"

Interview mit Julia von Heinz zu UND MORGEN DIE GANZE WELT

„Keine Gewalt ist doch auch keine Lösung“

Interview mit François Ozon zu SOMMER 85

„Die Schönheit des Lebens besteht in der Flucht“

303

Deutschland 2018 | Drama, Roadmovie | Hans Weingartner | 12

When Jan is stood up by his rideshare, he hitches a ride with Jule who has an old caravan and is on her way to Portugal. The two become lovers during the long hours in the caravan, on camping sites, and the picnic breaks.

The 33

The 33 | USA/Chile 2013 | Drama | Patricia Riggen | 12

Five years ago 33 mine workers were trapped in a Chilean gold and cupper mine in the Atacama desert. THE 33 is a straight forward dramatization of the spectacular rescue operation which ensued.

Land

Land | USA 2021 | Drama | Robin Wright | 6

Robin Wright's directorial debut about Edee, a woman who retreats to a remote cabin after suffering a tragedy.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie | Großbritannien/USA 2016 | Comedy | Mandie Fletcher | 12

The film ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS is a cheery binge viewing experience for fans. Like the original BBC series, the film’s main attraction is the intoxicated nonchalance in which Eddy and Patsy gallivant in the world of the rich and beautiful.

After the Wedding

USA 2019 | Drama | Bart Freundlich | 6

Isabel (Michelle Williams) had dedicated her life to working in an Indian orphanage. Businesswoman Theresa (Julianne More) brings her back to New York under the pretense of wanting to donate money, but she actually has an entirely different motive.

Aladdin

USA 2019 | Fantasy, Adventure, Family Film | Guy Ritchie

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.

L'odyssee d'Alice

Fidelio, l’odyssée d’Alice | Frankreich 2014 | Drama | Lucie Borleteau | 12

Love, freedom, desire and the ocean. Alice is an engineer on a big old cargo ship. At home sweet Felix is waiting for her. On board she meets her former lover Gaël.

Alle Farben des Lebens

About Ray | USA 2015 | Gaby Dellal

Ramona, or Ray, is 16 and has known for a long time that she is a boy. What is missing is parental approval for gender affirming surgery. The patchwork family has to first overcome their differences in order to sign the important document.

Tous les chats sont gris

Tous les Chats sont gris | Belgien 2015 | Tragicomedy | Savina Dellicour | 12

In this down to earth Belgian debut 16 year old Dorothy suspects that she is not her father’s daughter. When she meets PI Paul she asks him to find her father for her. Paul accepts but doesn’t tell Dorothy that he´s the one she´s looking for.

Everything we want

Alles was wir wollen | D 2013 | Biography, Documentary | Beatrice Möller

In her intimate portrait Beatrice Müller follows three women in their thirties over a period of three years. What are their hopes and dreams and why do they find it so hard to decide what to do with their lives?

As We Were Dreaming

Als wir träumten | Deutschland 2015 | Drama | Andreas Dresen | 12

Adapted from the bestseller by Clemens Mayer, in AS WE WERE DREAMING Dresen tells the story of a group of young friends in Leipzig just after the fall of the Wall. The group of youth is driven by something between having fun with their newfound ...

Calvary

Calvary | Irland/Großbritannien 2014 | Drama, Comedy, Crime Drama | John Michael McDonagh | 16

In confession a member of his parish announces that he is going to kill Father James Lavelle. The priest (Brendan Gleeson) has one week to find his murderer and convince him otherwise.

On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach | Großbritannien 2018 | Drama | Dominic Cooke | 12

ON CHESIL BEACH, based on the Ian McEwan novel, revolves around a single moment, a single fatal, unsuccessful encounter: the wedding night of Florence and Edward in a small hotel on the pebble beach of Chesil Beach in 1962.

American Pastoral

American Pastoral | USA 2016 | Drama, Crime Drama | Ewan Mcgregor | 12

Ewan McGregor adapted the 400 page Philip Roth novel AMERICAN PASTORAL in his directing debut. A decent citizen is thrown off his life course when his daughter bombs a local post office and disappears in 1968.

Amour Fou

Österreich 2014 | Drama | Jessica Hausner | 6

Inspired by the double-suicide of Heinrich von Kleist and Henriette Vogel, Jessica Hausner (HOTEL, LOURDES) recounts the love-death story as an extreme stylized and amusing experiment.

Amy

USA 2015 | Documentary, Music Films | Asif Kapadia | oA

The fast-paced career of Amy Winehouse and her untimely death at 27 due to alcohol poisoning are still fresh in our collective memory. Asif Kapadia attempts to showcase a more intimate side of a well-documented woman beloved by the tabloids.

L'amant double

L'Amant double | Frankreich 2017 | Drama, Romance Films, Thriller | François Ozon | 16

Chloé falls for her gentle psychoanalyst and enters into an relationship with him. Later she discovers that he has a twin brother who is also an psychoanalyst but much less gentle.

Anni Felici

Anni Felici | Italien 2013 | Drama | Daniele Luchetti | 6

ANNI FELICI takes an astute and warm hearted look at the 70s. Ten year old Dario and his little brother watch on as their parents, the would be avant-garde artist Guido and Serena who yearns to break free from her life as housewife, try to reconcile ...

Araf - Somewhere in Between

Araf | Deutschland/Frankreich/Türkei 2012 | Drama | Yesim Ustaoglu

In ARAF the director Yesim Ustaoglu shows with precision the narrow latitude in which working-class youth can move. The lives of women especially are under constant surveillance. The young men may have more leeway, yet they have military service, ...

Nie yin niang

Nie Yinniang | Taiwan 2015 | Action, Drama | Hou Hsiao-Hsien | 12

Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s lavish and elegiac wuxia movie boasts immensely beautiful cinematography. The at times hard to follow plot revolves around the professional killer Nie Yin-Niang who is ordered to kill her cousin Liu Lang – a man she was once ...

Atlas

Deutschland 2018 | Drama | David Nawrath | 12

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.

Auf der Suche nach Ingmar Bergman

Deutschland 2018 | Documentary | Margarethe von Trotta | 12

In honor of the filmmaker‘s 100th birthday Margaretha von Trotta and her son Felix Moeller made a film about Bergmann‘s films and his influence on other directors.

Quantum Love

Une rencontre | Frankreich 2014 | Drama, Love Stories | Lisa Azuelos | oA

Sophie Marceau and François Cluzet meet through a mutual friend at a party and immediately fall for each other. The film QUANTUM LOVE asks whether you should follow your fantasies, or not.

Visages villages

Visages, Villages | Frankreich 2017 | Documentary | Agnès Varda; J. R. | oA | Interview

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.

In the Fade

Aus dem Nichts | Deutschland/Frankreich 2017 | Drama, Crime Drama, Sociological Film | Fatih Akin | 12

Fatih Akin tells the story of a Nazi terrorist attack from the vantage point of a woman who is about to lose her son and husband. Diane Kruger won the Silver Palm for best actress at this year's Cannes festival.

Ava

Frankreich 2017 | Drama | Léa Mysius | 12

Everything begins, everything stops. Ava is 13 and is about to go blind. The beach vacation with her mother is hard to bear. She feels most comfortable with Juan and his black dog.

Aware – Reise in das Bewusstsein

Deutschland 2020 | Documentary | Frauke Sandig, Eric Black | 6

The documentary follows six researchers who deal with the topic of awareness from different perspectives – among them are brain researcher Christof Kock, psychedelics researcher Robert Griffith, and biologist Monica Gagliano.

The Babadook

The Babadook | Australien 2013 | Drama, Horror, Thriller | Jennifer Kent | 16

The little son of a single mother finds a book about THE BABADOOK, a monster that comes knocking and that will not disappear. He is scared of the monster at all times. The mother tries to fight his fears, but more and more she too feels an evil ...

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Babardeala cu bucluc sau porno balamuc | Rumänien / Luxemburg / Kroatien / Tschechische Republik 2021 | Comedy, Tragicomedy, Drama | Radu Jude | 18

Realism, madness, and an unbridled anger towards those who ignore history, right-wing radicals, and stupid citizens who regard themselves as decent converge in Radu Jude‘s three-part farce.

Bande de filles

Bande de filles | Frankreich 2014 | Drama | Céline Sciamma | 12 | Interview

Radically stylish, GIRLHOOD portrays a girl gang in the “banlieues” of Paris, played by a fantastically energetic amateur cast.

Battle Royale

Batoru Rowaiaru | Japan 2000 | Thriller | Kinji Fukasaku

Battle Royale

Battle Royale | J 2000 | Action, Youth Film | Kinji Fukasaku

If Beale Street could talk

If Beale Street Could Talk | USA 2018 | Drama, Crime Drama | Barry Jenkins | Interview

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.

Beautiful Boy

USA 2018 | Biography, Drama | Felix van Groeningen | 12

This intense melodrama, about a drug addicted son and his father who wants to help him, constantly switches back and forth between hope and despair.

Below Her Mouth

Kanada 2016 | Drama, Erotic Film | April Mullen | 16

April Mullen’s BELOW HER MOUTH depicts the heated love affair between Dallas, a confident lesbian who works in construction, and Jasmine, a fashion editor who lives with her male fiancé, Rile.

Ben is Back

USA 2018 | Drama | Peter Hedges | 12

Ben is a drug addict. When he goes home for the holidays, his mother (Julia Roberts) does everything in order to save him.

Berlin Excelsior

Deutschland 2017 | Documentary | Erik Lemke

A portrait of several residents of a Berlin apartment block in Anhalter Bahnhof. A doc.

Berlin Syndrome

Berlin Syndrom | Deutschland, Australien 2016 | Thriller | Cate Shortland | 16

Clare, a young Australian, meets English teacher Andi in Berlin. She finds him charming and goes home with him. When she wakes up the next day she realizes she can’t leave the apartment. More of a psycho drama than a hostage thriller.

On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex | USA 2018 | Biography, Drama | Mimi Leder | oA

Mimi Leder‘s biopic is about Ruth Bader Ginsberg‘s beginnings – her studies, her job as a professor, and the precedent case in which she enforced gender equality before the law for the first time.

Chinese Puzzle

Casse-tête chinois | Frankreich 2013 | Drama, Comedy, Romance Films | Cédric Klapisch | 6

Cedric Klapisch brought together his ensemble from L´AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE and LES POUPÉES RUSSES. So much happened.

Le gout des merveilles

Le Goût des merveilles | Frankreich 2015 | Comedy | Éric Besnard | oA

Louise tries to keep her deceased husband‘s fruit tree plantation afloat in the middle of the picturesque Provence landscape. One day she meets Pierre, an eccentric whose quirks she thinks she has no time for...

A Blast

A Blast | Deutschland/ Italien/ Niederlande/ Griechenland/ Bosnien-Herzegowina 2014 | Drama | Syllas Tzoumerkas | 12

This angry Greek film, A BLAST, uses the story of a young woman to paint a gloomy state of affairs created by one generation, whose debts and financial troubles are crushing the next generation.

Der Boden unter den Füßen

Österreich 2019 | Drama | Marie Kreutzer | 12

Lola is a business consultant. When others go home, she continues working. She prefers smooth surfaces and expensive clothes over confronting her sister Conny, who is being looked after in a closed psychiatric ward in her home in Vienna.

Body

Ciało | Polen 2015 | Małgorzata Szumowska

Untersuchungsrichter Janusz fährt zum Tatort. Der Scheibenwischer quietscht. Es nieselt. Ein Mann hat sich erhängt, an einem Baum am Ufer der Weichsel. Die Indizien sind bereits nummeriert, der Fotograf fotografiert. „Schneidet ihn ab“ weist ...

Bonne Nuit Papa

Deutschland/Kambodscha 2014 | Biography, Documentary | Marina Kem | 6

Marina Kem, daughter of a white German mother and a Cambodian father, knew nothing of her father’s history when she was a child. He never talked about his past or family. After his death she undertakes a very personal journey to her father ...

Booksmart

USA 2019 | Comedy | Olivia Wilde | 12

Friends Amy and Molly have spent their school year conscientiously working on getting into a good college. When the find out that others have managed with far less denial, they have a new goal: party hard of the night and thoroughly misbehave before ...

Brasserie Romantiek

Brasserie romantiek | Belgien 2012 | Comedy | Joël Vanhoebrouck | 12

The episodically structured Flemish BRASSERIE ROMANTIEK fuses the culinary picture with the ensemble comedy. On Valentine’s day Pascaline’s ex from twenty years ago shows up at her restaurant and asks her to come with her to Buenos Aires. ...

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies | USA 2015 | Drama, Thriller | Steven Spielberg | 12

Lawyer James Donovan from Brooklyn is suddenly involved in world-politics when he gets a mission assignment from the CIA.

Le brio

Le Brio | Frankreich 2017 | Comedy, Family Film | Yvan Attal | oA

The quick-witted student Neila and the self-righteous chauvinist professor Pierre Mazard butt heads during her first lecture. The university forces the professor to coach Neila for a rhetoric competition.

Burning

Beoning | Südkorea 2018 | Drama, Mystery | Chang-dong Lee | 16

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.

Cahier africain

Cahier africain | Deutschland/Schweiz 2016 | Documentary | Heidi Specogna

In 2002 a village in the Central African Republic was attacked by Congolese soldiers. Heidi Specogna visits the victims over a period of 7 years and documents their ongoing fight for survival in the midst of a never-ending civil war.

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

USA 2018 | Biography, Comedy, Drama | Marielle Heller | oA

Melissa McCarthy plays real-life author Lee Israel, a struggling malcontent writer, propped up by alcohol and affection for her cat, who turns to forgery and theft after her last book is rejected for publication.

Capernaum

Capharnaüm | Libanon/Frankreich/USA 2018 | Drama | Nadine Labaki | 12

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.

Carol

USA/Großbritannien 2015 | Drama | Todd Haynes | 6 | Interview

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.

Who you think I am

Celle que vous croyez | Frankreich 2019 | Drama, Love-story | Safy Nebbou | 12

When 50 year old Claire (Juliette Binoche) is left by her lover, she creates an internet profile where she pretends to be a 24 year old and contacts his best friend...

Souvenir

Souvenir | Frankreich/Belgien/Luxemburg 2016 | Romance Films, Comedy | Bavo Defurne | 6

Liliane (Isabellte Huppert) used to be a pop starlet, and now she works in a pate factory. She meets 22 year old Jean there who is dead-set on helping her with her comeback.

Chrieg

Schweiz 2014 | Drama, Youth Film | Simon Jaquemet | 16

In his impressive debut Swiss filmmaker Simon Jaquemet tells the story of young Matteo who is sent to a resocialization camp in the mountains that turns out to be run by the anarchic inmates themselves.

The Circle

USA/Vereinte Arabische Emirate 2016 | Thriller, Science Fiction, Literary Film Adaptations | James Ponsoldt | 12

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 ...

Citizenfour

D/USA 2014 | Documentary | Laura Poitras

In January 2013 the documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras received some anonymous emails. The sender: Citizenfour. A young employee at a security firm was behind the pseudonym. His name is John Edward „Ed“ Snowden and he wanted to inform the world ...

Tereddüt

Tereddüt | Deutschland/ Frankreich/ Polen/ Türkei 2016 | Drama, | Yesim Ustaoglu

Sehnatz embodies the dream of a perfect, liberal, middle-class life. Elmas was married off to a much older man by her parents. CLAIR OBSCUR is about the obvious differences of two Turkish women – and the less obvious similarities.

Conducta

Conducta | Kuba 2014 | Drama | Ernesto Daranas | 12

8-year old Chala is a handful. Class clown, heartthrob and family provider, he's a street kid on his way to delinquency. Carmela, his teacher, is the only person who knows how to deal with him.

Coup

Deutschland 2019 | Drama | Sven O. Hill | 6

A small bank clerk steals millions from his employer in the 1980s, leaves, and then gets homesick. COUP meticulously and entertainingly reconstructs this wild – and true (!) - story of deceit.

Crimson Peak

USA 2015 | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | Guillermo del Toro | 16

Young author Edith Cushing marries Sir Thomas Sharpe. Edith tries to forget a terrible family tragedy in her new home but the house and the supernatural inhabitants aren’t making it easy on her.

A Date for Mad Mary

A Date for Mad Mary | Irland 2016 | Drama | Darren Thornton | 6

Mary, who everyone believes is “mad“, gets released from jail shortly before her best friend Charlene gets married. She tries to get a date for the wedding, but her rough demeanor puts everyone off – except Jess.

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Großbritannien 2019 | Drama, Comedy, Literary Film Adaptations | Armando Iannucci | 6

Armando Iannucci tones the melodrama down and turns the comedy up in his lively new adaptation of the semi-autobiographical classic without losing Dickens‘ social-revolutionary message on the way.

Les invisibles

Les Invisibles | Frankreich 2018 | Comedy | Louis-Julien Petit | 6

“L‘Envol,“ a day center for homeless women, faces closure. The residents decide to take matters into their own hands. That doesn‘t always go well, but it does give hope.

Detroit

USA 2017 | Thriller, Historical Film, Drama | Kathryn Bigelow | 12 | Interview

Detroit, 1967. Decades of discrimination turn into angry street riots. When shots from the Algiers Hotel are reported, the police step in and bullies a group of predominantly African-American hotel guests. Several people are shot.

Deutschboden

D 2013 | Documentary | Andre Schäfer | oA

Belle

Belle | Großbritannien 2013 | Drama, History | Amma Asante | 6

Dido Elisabeth Belle, the child of an English officer and an African slave, grows up in England in the care of her aristocratic uncle as - almost - an equal member of the family.

Gods of Molenbeek

Aatos ja Amine | Finnland/Belgien/Deutschland 2019 | Documentary | Reetta Huhtanen

The Brussels district Molenbeek has been regarded as the breeding ground of Jihadism by the media since the terrorist attacks in 2016 – for 6 year old children Aatos, Amine, and Flo it is the place where they play, think up adventures, and ...

The Dinner

USA 2016 | Drama | Oren Moverman | 12

Bridgend

Dänemark 2015 | Drama | Jeppe Rønde

In Bridgend, a county borough in Wales, 79 people committed suicide between 2007 and 2012, most of them teenagers between 13 and 17. In his rough and atmospheric feature film BRIDGEND the Danish documentary film maker Jeppe Rønde explores the ...

The Darkest Hour

The Darkest Hour | Großbritannien 2017 | War Film, Drama, Historical Film | Joe Wright | 6

The Germans captured Belgium in May 1940, France is on the brink of surrendering, and the Nazi invasion in England is foreseeable. England‘s prime minister Winston Churchill is faced with a decision of either continuing an almost hopeless war or ...

Egon Schiele – Tod und Mädchen

Egon Schiele: Tod und Mädchen | Österreich/Luxemburg 2016 | Biography, Drama | Dieter Berner | 12

Dieter Berners biopic about Vienna modernist Egon Schiele paints the portrait of a rebellious generation of artists who wanted to break from stuffy conventions and authorities before WWI put a stop to it all.

Juste la fin du monde

Juste la fin du monde | Kanada/Frankreich 2016 | Drama | Xavier Dolan | 12

Louis visits his family after 12 years of being absent to tell them he is terminally ill. His return opens a can of worms filled with years’ worth of resentment and repressed feelings.

Somebody, Somewhere

Deux Moi | Frankreich 2019 | Comedy, Drama | Cédric Klapisch | 6

Two unlucky singles around 30 who could be destined for one another live in the same quarter in Paris and pass each other by.

El club

El club | Chile 2015 | Drama | Pablo Larraín | 16

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 ...

El olivo

El olivo | Spanien 2016 | Drama, Comedy | Iciar Bollain | 6 | Interview

21-year-old Alma is convinced that her grandfather is dying because he misses the 2000-year-old olive tree his sons sold to a German company 15 years ago. She decides to go on a wild mission to Germany and get the tree back.

Elle

Deutschland/Frankreich/Belgien 2016 | Drama, Thriller | Paul Verhoeven | 16

Isabel Huppert is Michèle, tough boss of game developing company. When she is raped in her house by a man in a mask she exchanges the locks and buys pepper spray. But something in that experience also turns her on and she starts to play with her ...

Elternschule

Deutschland 2018 | Documentary | Jörg Adolph, Ralf Bücheler | 12

ELTERNSCHULE observes the clinical and therapeutic routine of the child and youth clinic in Gelsenkirchen that treats children for eating and sleeping disorders while also keeping an eye on the parents.

Emma

Großbritannien 2020 | Comedy, Drama, Literary Film Adaptations | Autumn de Wilde | oA

Rich, beautiful and smart Emma loves to devise plans for others, but is in no rush to give up her comfortable status as the favorite daughter – until she dances with outspoken Mr. Knightley. A pastel colored Austen adaptation.

Es ist nur eine Phase, Hase

Deutschland 2021 | Comedy | Florian Gallenberger | 12 | NEW RELEASE

A couple in their 50s have lost the magic and are taking a break. The film is loosely based on the eponymous book by Maxim Leo and Jochen Gugsch.

Fahrenheit 11/9

USA 2018 | Documentary | Michael Moore | 12

Like its similarly-monikered predecessor, FAHRENHEIT 11/9 is timely as hell.

Falling

Kanada/Großbritannien/Dänemark 2020 | Drama | Viggo Mortensen | 12

Since old Willis can‘t stay alone on his Upstate New York farm anymore, his gay son John takes him to California. Willis thanks him with tirades filled with bitterness.

You’re Ugly Too

You're Ugly Too | Irland 2014 | Drama, Comedy | Mark Noonan | 6

Will has been given an early release from prison in orderto take care of his 11-year-old niece Stacey. Stacey isn’t very keen on the idea - especially when Will takes her to their new home: a trailer park in the dreary midlands of Ireland.

The Farewell

USA 2019 | Familiy History, Drama, Tragicomedy | Lulu Wang | oA

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.

Das fehlende Grau

Deutschland 2014 | Drama | Nadine Heinze, Marc Dietschreit

In their bleak debut feature Nadine Heinze and Marc Dietschreit follow a nameless young woman who picks up men and later, when they are intimate, she suddenly recoils and abuses them.

Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier | USA 2013 | Documentary | Charlie Siskel, John Maloof | oA

At an auction in 2005 the collector and director John Maloof bought a box of negatives. After he developed the photos he discovered one of the best photographers of the 20th century. He goes looking for the back story of the unknown photographer ...

Frauen bildet Banden – Eine Spurensuche zur Geschichten der Roten Zora

Deutschland 2019 | Documentary | FrauenLesbenFilmCollectif LasOtras

Free Solo

USA 2018 | Documentary, Sportfilm | Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | 6

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 ...

Freeheld

Freeheld | USA 2015 | Biography, Drama | Peter Sollett | 6

FREEHELD tells the true story of Laurel Hester who worked for the Ocean County police for 23 years when she was diagnosed with cancer and couldn´t transfer her pension benefits to her partner in case of her death – a routine procedure had she ...

The French Dispatch

USA/Deutschland 2020 | Comedy | Wes Anderson

In his most recent film Wes Anderson tells stories about the last edition of an imaginary American magazine in an imaginary French town.

Seize printemps

16 printemps | Frankreich 2020 | Drama | Suzanne Lindon | oA

16 year old Suzanne doesn‘t get on with her peers. The melancholy actor in his thirties working in a small boulevard theater that she passes by on her way to school every day is far more interesting.

No Hard Feelings

Future Drei | Deutschland 2020 | Drama | Faraz Shariat | 16 | Interview

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 ...

Gauguin: Voyage de Tahiti

Gauguin – Voyage de Tahiti | Frankreich 2017 | Biography | Edouard Deluc | 6

GAUGUIN focuses entirely on Paul Gauguin‘s first trip to Tahiti (1891-1893) and depicts the tone and rhythm of the artist‘s everyday life on the island in a tasteful way. It has almost nothing to do with the colorful sensuality which Gauguin‘s ...

Napoli velata

Napoli Velata | Italien 2017 | Thriller, Mystery, Drama | Ferzan Ozpetek | 12

Ferzan Ozpetek‘s mystery thriller about an amour fou, a mysterious murder case, and a pair of twins is chiefly a homage to Naples.

Ein Geschenk der Götter

Deutschland 2014 | Drama, Comedy | Oliver Haffner | oA

Anna, an actor, loses her job at the city theatre and registers herself as unemployed. At the employment office her assigned caseworker comes up with a brilliant idea: Anna could step in and run a theatre workshop for the JobCentre until the ...

Gleißendes Glück

Gleißendes Glück | Deutschland 2015 | Drama | Sven Taddicken | 16

Depressed housewife Helene Brindel hears neuroscientist Eduard Gluck’s radio feature and decides he might be able to help her. But Gluck has some problems of his own. An adaptation of the novel “Original Bliss“ by A.L. Kennedy.

The Shiny Shrimps

Les crevettes pailletées | Frankreich 2019 | Comedy, Sportfilm | Maxime Govare, Cédric Le Gallo | 12

Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s. 18 year old Euridice Gusmão dreams of a career as a pianist, while her older sister Guida oggles men. When she runs off with a sailor, their parents break up. The sisters begin a search for each other which will span ...

Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell | USA/Chile 2018 | Comedy, Drama, Romance Films | Sebastián Lelio | oA

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.

God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya

Gospod postoi, imeto i' e Petrunija | Nordmazedonien/ Belgien/ Slowenien/ Kroatien 2019 | Comedy, Drama | Teona Strugar Mitevska | 12

When Petrunya disturbs an all male ritual and fishes a holy cross out of the local river all hell breaks loose in a Macedonian town.

Die göttliche Ordnung

Schweiz 2017 | Drama, Sociological Film | Petra Volpe | 6

Switzerland, 1971. A vote for women’s suffrage is pending and a small group of brave women advance equality and fight against the resistance in their small village.

Grand Budapest Hotel

GB/D 2014 | Drama, Crime Comedy | Wes Anderson | 12

Of the filmmakers working today, Wes Anderson is certainly one of the more unconventional and visual of the bunch. His films depict bizarre, brightly coloured parallel worlds that become more detailed and eccentric each time. In his latest film, ...

Green Book

USA 2018 | Drama | Peter Farelly | 6

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.

A Bigger World

Un Monde plus grande | Frankreich 2019 | Drama | Fabienne Berthaud | 12

Sound engineer Corine takes a job in Mongolia to escape her grief after losing her husband. While there she discovers she has the ability to go into a ritual trance.

Primaire

Primaire | Frankreich 2016 | Drama | Hélène Angel | oA

Florence (Sara Forestier) lives in the eye of the hurricane. As a elementary school teacher and mother to an 11 year old son, she is surrounded by chaos from morning till night.

Gundermann

Deutschland 2018 | Drama | Andreas Dresen | oA

The east German songwriter Gerhard “Gundi“ had a turbulent relationship to the GDR state as both an informer and a distruptive element. A biopic.

Gundermann Revier

D 2019 | Documentary, Porträt | Grit Lemke

Hail, Caesar!

USA/Großbritannien 2016 | Comedy, Musical | Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | oA

The new Coen film is set in a Hollywood studio in the 50s. Scarlett Johansson is a bathing beauty in a water ballet, George Clooney is Baird Whitlock, a movie star in the vein of Charlton Heston. When Whitlock is kidnapped by “The Future” gang, ...

Halal Daddy

Halal Daddy | Irland/Frankreich 2017 | Comedy | Conor McDermottroe | 12

Raghdan has fled Bradford and his domineering father for the relaxed Irish coastal town of Sligo. But when he turns 21 his father shows up, buys the local slaughterhouse, turns it into a halal business and tries to install Ragdhan as manager.

Die Hände meiner Mutter

Deutschland 2016 | Drama | Florian Eichinger | 12

Markus remembers that his mother abused him as a small boy at a family gathering and confronts her. The film shows how the shock reaches more and more circles till it affects everyone in the family and their surroundings.

Happy Hour

Deutschland 2015 | Tragicomedy | Franz Müller | 6

HC's wife leaves him and his longtime friend Wolfgang proposes a trip to his holiday home in Ireland with their mutual friend Nic. What sounded promising turns out to be a very mixed bag.

The Villa

La Villa | Frankreich 2018 | Drama | Robert Guédiguian | 6

When their father gets seriously ill, siblings Angèle, Joseph, and Armand, who has been holding the fort of the small family restaurant, decide on what should happen to their childhood home, the restaurant, and their father.

Her

Her | USA 2013 | Drama, Comedy, Love Stories | Spike Jonze | 12

Set in the very near future HER tells the love story of a lonely writer and his operating system. A pastel coloured rumination on artificial intelligence and love by Spike Jonze (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ADAPTATION).

Hey Bunny

Deutschland 2016 | Comedy | Barnaby Metschurat, Lavinia Wilson | oA

Shy programmer Adam is supposed to check the data network of the FU for security holes but then the network is hacked and all the data from the renowned “happiness gene project” disappear as well as the peaceloving white rabbits…

Jheronimus Bosch, Touched by the Devil

Jheronimus Bosch, Touched by the Devil | Niederlande 2016 | Documentary | Pieter van Huystee

The film follows a team of ambitious curators from Hieronymus Bosch’s hometown s’Hertogenbosch as they try to secure the master’s main works for their upcoming jubilee exhibition.

Hikari

Hikari | Frankreich/Japan 2017 | Drama, Romance Films | Naomi Kawase | oA

RADIANCE tells the story of the bumpy encounter between a young woman who makes audio descriptions for films and a photographer who is going blind.

Force Majeure: Turist

Turist | Schweden 2014 | Tragicomedy | Ruben Östlund

Tomas, Ebba and their children are sitting on the terrace of their luxury hotel at a ski resort in the Swiss Alps and watch as an avalanche erupts. It comes closer and panic breaks out. Ebba grabs the kids. Tomas flees... Once the dust settles, the ...

Höhere Gewalt

Turist | Schweden 2014 | Drama | Ruben Östlund

Tomas, Ebba and their children are sitting on the terrace of their luxury hotel at a ski resort in the Swiss Alps and watch as an avalanche erupts. It comes closer and panic breaks out. Ebba grabs the kids. Tomas flees... Once the dust settles, the ...

The 100-year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Hundraaringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann | S 2013 | Drama, Comedy, Literary Film Adaptations | Felix Herngren | 12

On his 100th birthday Allan Karlsson escapes from his retirement home and embarks on a bizarre road trip while telling his equally bizarre life story. A charming adaptation of Jonas Jonasson’s bestselling novel with a sprinkle of black comedy.

I'm Your Man

Ich bin dein Mensch | Deutschland 2021 | Comedy, Romance Films, Science Fiction | Maria Schrader | 12

Historian Alma is meant to spend three weeks with a robot who has been programmed to be her ideal partner using statistical data from millions of women and Alma‘s personal “mindfiles.“

My Name is Ki

Ki | Polen 2011 | Drama | Leszek Dawid

Ki is a single mother and an art student. Permanently overextended yet unwilling to give up on any aspect of her life, Ki spends her days running from kindergarten to university to social services to therapy and back.

Goodnight Mommy

Ich seh, ich seh | Österreich 2014 | Drama, Thriller | Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala

Goodnight Mommy is visually very Austrian; on one hand it is sparsely naturalistic and on the other hand it is perfidiously morbid. The film revolves around a mother and her twin sons. She has just returned from the hospital and is behaving rather ...

Ida

Dänemark/Polen 2013 | Drama | Pawel Pawlikowski | oA

Poland in the early 1960s. The young nun Ida discovers that she is Jewish. Together with her aunt, a convinced socialist and atheist, they embark on a journey to find the graves of her parents. A laconic and tender road movie.

Im Keller

Österreich 2014 | Documentary | Ulrich Seidl | 16

In films that oscillate between documentation and fiction, Ulrich Seidl loves to explore the dark and private places of the human soul. In IM KELLER he presents a number of basements and their owners.

In the Name of ...

W imie... | Polen 2012 | Drama | Malgorzata Szumowska | 12

Adam is a young priest with sky-blue eyes. He is transferred to a small, Polish village to help open a centre for difficult youth. But he has secret longings for the boys he is there to help.

L'ombre des femmes

L'ombre des femmes | Frankreich 2015 | Drama | Philippe Garrel | 12

In tender black and white images L’OMBRE DES FEMMES tells a laconic love story reminiscent of Woody Allen’s ANNIE HALL or the Nouvelle Vague classics.

Chce sie zyc: Life feels good

Chce sie zyc | Polen 2013 | Drama | Maciej Pieprzyca | 6

When the seriously handicapped Mateus is about seven-years-old, his doctor tells his parents that their son has such severe brain damage that he is “like a vegetable”. But this isn’t the case. Mateus is as lucid as his parents, the doctors and ...

InnSaei: the sea within

InnSæi | Island 2016 | Documentary | Kristín Ólafsdóttir, Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir | 12

Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir used to work for the UN before she had a burn-out and quit her well-paid job. In INNSÆI – Old Icelandic for “the inner sea” – she visits artist, scientists and teachers to find out about the human capacity for ...

Intrigo: Death of an Author

Intrigo – Death of an Author | Schweden/USA/Deutschland 2018 | Crime Drama, Literary Film Adaptations, Thriller | Daniel Alfredson | 12

INTRIGO is the first part of a crime trilogy from Swedish beststelling author Håkan Nesser that will be released in cinemas and bookstores at around the same time. The first part is about writers, real and alleged murders, and the question of who ...

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs | USA 2018 | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Wes Anderson | 6

Wes Anderson‘s animated film is set on a Trash Island near the imaginary Japanese city Megasaki. The mayor has banned all dogs from the city and all the canines lead a miserable existence until 12 year old Atari looks for his dog Spot on the ...

Chez nous

Chez nous | Frankreich/Belgien 2017 | Drama | Lucas Belvaux | 12

Pauline is a nurse in northern France where the Front National won over 42% of the votes in the 2015 regional elections. A 'friend' convinces her to run for the ultra-right “Patriotic Block.”

20th Century Women

20th Century Women | USA 2016 | Drama, Comedy | Mike Mills | oA

Mike Mills 20TH CENTURY WOMEN is a warm-hearted trip to late 70s sunny California. Single mom Dorothea (Annette Bening) wants to help her teenage son Jamie get through puberty with the help of her patchwork circle of friends.

Je suis Charlie

L'humeur à mort | Frankreich 2015 | Documentary | Daniel Leconte, Emmanuel Leconte | oA

JE SUIS CHARLIE details the debates that preceded the attack on the headquarters of the French magazine “Charlie Hebdo” in January 2015 and pays tribute to the cartoonists and collaborators who were murdered.

Jimmy's Hall

Frankreich/ Irland/ Großbritannien 2014 | Drama, Historical Film | Ken Loach | 6

In 1932, ten years after the Irish War of Independence, the socialist Jimmy Gralton returns from New York to his hometown in County Leitrim. When he re-opens the communal "Pearse-Connolly-Hall" the trouble with the church and state authorities ...

Jugend ohne Gott

Deutschland 2017 | Literary Film Adaptations, Youth Film, Drama | Alain Gsponer | 12

JUGEND OHNE GOTT, a loose adaptation of Ödön von Horvath’s novel, is about a group of elite students who have to prove themselves in a training camp. The winner will get privileges and power and the others will live in the overpopulated ...

Junges Licht

Deutschland 2016 | Drama | Adolf Winkelmann | 12

Meticulous Adolf Winkelmann paints a panorama of Germany’s mining district, the “Ruhrgebiet”, in the 60s that is at once nostalgic and unsentimental.

Das kalte Herz

Deutschland 2016 | Drama, Literary Film Adaptations, Märchenfilm | Johannes Naber | 12

DAS KALTE HERZ is an adaptation of the fairy tale with the same title by Wilhelm Hauff. The young charcoal burner Peter Munk trades his heart for a stone in a world where a soft heart is an impediment.

Kanashimi no Beradona

Kanashimi no Beradona | Japan 1973 | Animation, Fantasy | Eiichi YAMAMOTO | 16

The remastered erotic cult classic BELLADONNA OF SADNESS is one of the strangest films ever made. Filmed in striking watercolour animation and set in a medieval world of castles, peasants and witchcraft BELLADONNA presents an intriguing if slightly ...

Everything always all the time

Kim hat einen Penis | Deutschland 2018 | , Comedy | Philipp Eichholtz | 12

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.

Barndom

Barndom | Norwegen/Schweden 2017 | Documentary | Margreth Olin | oA

Documentarian Margreth Olin observed the children in a Waldorf forest kindergarten for a year, from fall to summer break.

The Kindness of Strangers

Dänemark/Kanada 2019 | Drama | Lone Scherfig | 12

A group of lonely souls find each other in a Christmassy, snowy New York.

Knight of Cups

USA 2015 | Drama, Love Stories | Terrence Malick | 6

Yet another opulent and mystifying meditation on the essence of life by veteran arthouse director Terrence Malick.

Kollektivet

Kollektivet | Dänemark/Niederlande/Schweden 2015 | Drama | Thomas Vinterberg | 12 | Interview

When Erik inherits a gigantic mansion his wife Anna proposes to found a commune. Her dream of a different life turns bitter when Erik falls in love with one of his students and even has her move in with them.

Queen of the Desert

Queen of the Desert | USA/Marokko 2015 | Biography, Drama | Werner Herzog | oA

Biopic of the British explorer, writer, spy and archaeologist Gertrude Bell, who traveled the Near East extensively in the beginning of the twentieth century and became instrumental in the re-shaping of the Arab world after World War I.

Crooked House

Großbritannien 2018 | Crime Drama, Mystery, Literary Film Adaptations | Gilles Paquet-Brenner | 12

The mysterious murder of a family patriarch, a tyrannical, father figure, who loomed over a decaying empire, permeates this latest Agatha Christie romp.

L'echange des princesses

L'échange des princesses | Frankreich 2017 | Historical Film | Marc Dugain

1721, Versailles. In order to keep the peace in Europe, the French monarch and Spanish King decide to marry off four children – French heir to the throne Louis XV (11) married infant Maria Anna Victoria (4) and the monarch‘s daughter Louise ...

The Lady in the Van

Großbritannien 2015 | Biography, Drama, Comedy | Nicholas Hytner | 6

When writer Alan Bennett moved to Camden Town in London in the 1970s, old Miss Shepherd and the old van in which she lived were already there. One day he allowed her to park her van in his driveway. She remained there for 15 years.

Lady Macbeth

Großbritannien 2016 | Drama, Melodram, Historical Film | William Oldroyd | 12

LADY MACBETH, based on the Nikolai Leskov novel, transports the archaic passions of the Shakespeare archetype to the demure costume drama setting of a Jane Austen romance.

Le meraviglie

Le meraviglie | Deutschland/Italien/Schweiz 2014 | Drama | Alice Rohrwacher | oA

In Gelsomina's isolated family, life revolves around keeping bees and making honey. But when Gelsomina turns thirteen and a local television show hits town, things begin to change.

Late Night

USA 2019 | Comedy | Nisha Ganatra | oA

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

Run Boy Run

Lauf Junge lauf | Deutschland/Frankreich/Polen 2014 | Drama | Pepe Danquart

From 1942 to 1945 the eight-year old Jewish child Srulik survives three long years and bitter winters as Catholic “Jurek.” RUN BOY RUN is both a teenage adventure film and a carefully researched war panorama. Based on a true story.

Laurin: A journey into death

Laurin | Westdeutschland/Ungarn 1989 | Horror, Thriller, Drama | Robert Sigl | 16

A German coastal town around 1900. A child murderer is in town and a little girl is the only one who knows about it. A creepy German fairytale.

Layla M.

Niederlande 2016 | Drama | Mijke de Jong | 12

Layla M. Is an angry teenager. Her parents are assimilated and square and she reacts in an extremely aggressive way towards discrimination. She find an alleged home in Jihadism.

Une vie

Une Vie | Frankreich 2017 | Drama, Love Stories | Stéphane Brizé

Normandy in the beginning of the 19th century. Jeanne, a daughter of a country aristocrat, grows up sheltered and happy. After marrying a destitute viscount she finds herself in a loveless marriage. An artful adaptation of the Guy de Maupassant ...

Pain And Glory

Dolor y Gloria | Spanien 2019 | Drama | Pedro Almodóvar | 6

Salvador Mallo was once a celebrated director, now he‘s battling his depression after having numerous illnesses. The screening of one of his early works takes him out of his creative crisis.

Die letzten Reporter

Deutschland 2020 | Documentary | Jean Boué | oA

Jean Boué‘s documentary is a loving portrait of three staff members working in the dying print industry business.

Les combattants

Les combattants | Frankreich 2014 | Comedy, Love-story | Thomas Cailley

In a small coastal town in France the young landscaper and carpenter Arnaud meets Madeleine, the daughter of his employers, who is obsessed with apocalyptic scenarios and survival training. Arnaud thinks she is quite mad, but when she signs up for ...

Soshite chichi ni naru

Soshite chichi ni naru | Japan 2013 | Drama | Hirokazu Kore-Eda | oA

When Keito is six years old, his parents are informed that he was exchanged at birth and has been growing up under the name of Ryusei with another family. Both families now face the question if they want to exchange their children back.

Little Joe

Little Joe | Österreich/ Großbritannien/ Deutschland 2019 | Science Fiction, Drama | Jessica Hausner | 12 | Interview

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….

Little Women

USA 2019 | Drama, Literary Film Adaptations | Greta Gerwig | oA

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".

The Lobster

Frankreich/ Irland/ Großbritannien/ Niederlande/ Griechenland 2015 | Satire, Love-story | Giorgos Lanthimos

Because his wife left him David (Colin Farrell) has to report to a bizarre hotel, where he has 45 days to find a new partner. Otherwise he will be transformed in an animal of his choice.

A Long Way Down

Großbritannien 2014 | Drama, Comedy | Pascal Chaumeil | 6

Adaptation of Nick Horny's bestselling novel. Four people meet accidentally at the top of "Topper House", London's most famous suicide spot, at new year's eve. They decide to stay together and alive for at least a month.

Lou Andreas-Salome

Lou Andreas-Salome | Deutschland/Schweiz 2015 | Biography, Drama | Cordula Kablitz-Post | 6

A biopic of philosopher, author, and psychoanalyst Lou Andreas-Salomé whose friends, admirers, and lovers were important figures like Rainer Maria Rilke, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Sigmund Freud.

Escher: Journey into Infinity

Escher – Het oneindige Zoeken | Niederlande 2018 | Documentary, Biography | Robin Lutz | oA

A documentary about M.C. Escher, who describes himself not as an artist, but as a mathematician.

Macbeth

Großbritannien/Frankreich/USA 2015 | Drama, Historical Film | Justin Kurzel | 12

In his adaptation of “Macbeth“ Justin Kurzel (SNOWTOWN) fuses the damp grey realism of the Scottish highlands with the bold symbolism of Ridley Scott, 300, or GAME OF THRONES.

Madame

Frankreich 2017 | Tragicomedy | Amanda Sthers | oA

Housekeeper Maria (Rossy de Palma) has to pretend to be an elegant lady because her boss is superstitious. The fact that the man sitting next to her, British art dealer David, immediately falls in love with her, wasn‘t planned for. A comedy of ...

Le grand partage

Le grand partage | Frankreich 2015 | Comedy | Alexandra Leclère | oA

It’s winter and a big part of the Parisian population isn’t able to pay the rent despite them working so the government decides to forcibly have them share living spaces and hectic activity breaks out in a mundane house at the corner in the 6th ...

Madison

Deutschland/Österreich 2020 | Adventure, Family Film | Kim Strobl | 6

Maggie's Plan

Maggie's Plan | USA 2015 | Comedy | Rebecca Miller | oA

New York university employee Maggie is planning to have a child. She has already set a date, found a willing sperm donor, and accumulated some savings. But when she meets John, a depressed professor of “Fictional Anthropology”, her meticulous ...

Magical Mystery oder: Die Rückkehr des Karl Schmidt

Deutschland 2017 | Comedy, Literary Film Adaptations | Arne Feldhusen | 12

Karl Schmidt, former sidekick of BERLIN BLUES' Herr Lehmann, drives his goofy “Bumm Bumm Records” techno friends from one bizarre gig to the next on a tour bus. MAGIC MYSTERY is a laconic adaptation of the novel by Sven Regener (Element of ...

Manchester By The Sea

Manchester By The Sea | USA 2016 | Drama | Kenneth Lonergan | 12

One morning withdrawn Lee, who works as a janitor in Quincy, finds out his brother Jo died from a heart attack. Lee goes back to the coastal town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, a place that connects him with his traumatic past.

Männerfreundschaften

Deutschland 2018 | Drama | Rosa von Praunheim

Rosa von Praunheim‘s documentary deals with the cult of male friendship in the 18th century and the question of whether the exuberant declarations of love were purely platonic.

Il racconto dei racconti: Tale of Tales

Il racconto dei racconti | Frankreich/Italien/Großbritannien 2015 | Fantasy, Love-story | Matteo Garrone | 12

Based on the world’s oldest collection of fairytales, the Pentameron or Tale of Tales by Giambattista Basile Matteo Garrone tells a flamboyant story, involving kings and queens, monsters and ogres and a heathy dose of passion, violence and magic.

Marie Curie

Deutschland/Frankreich/Polen 2016 | Drama, Love-story | Marie Noelle | 6

Marie Noëlle’s smart biopic MARIE CURIE depicts the period between Curie’s first and second Nobel Prize and has feminist perspective on the brilliant scientist and pioneer of women’s education.

Mary Shelley

USA/Großbritannien/Luxemburg 2017 | Drama, Biography, Romance Films | Haifaa Al-Mansour | 12

Mary Wollstonecraft is only 17 when she falls hard for the romantic – and married – poet Percy Shelley and runs off with him and her sister. She writes her classic novel“Frankenstein“ at 21.

Never Gonna Snow Again

Śniegu już nigdy nie będzie | Polen/Deutschland 2020 | Comedy, Drama | Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert | 12

In a “gated community“ in Warsaw immigrant masseur Zhenia frees the members of the new bourgeoisie from their emotional cages by touching them.

May Ayim: Hoffnung im Herz

Deutschland 1997 | Documentary | Maria Binder

Mediterranea

Deutschland/ Frankreich/ USA/ Italien/ Katar 2015 | Drama | Jonas Carpignano | 12

MEDITERRANEA follows Ayiva and Abas on their dangerous journey from Burkina Faso to Italy where they try start a new life.

Mon roi

Mon Roi | Frankreich 2015 | Drama, Love-story | Maïwenn | 12

In her intense drama French director/artist Maïwenn portrays a destructive relationship that neither Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) nor Georgio (Vincent Cassel) seem able to leave.

Aren't you happy?

Das melancholische Mädchen | Deutschland 2019 | Biography, Comedy, Drama | Susanne Heinrich | 12

Scathing satire behind a cute façade

Song from the Sea

Song of the Sea | Dänemark/ Frankreich/ Irland/ Belgien/ Luxemburg 2014 | Animation, Family Film, Fantasy | Tomm Moore | oA

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.

Mirai no Mirai

Mirai no Mirai | Japan 2018 | Fantasy, Animation | Mamoru Hosoda | 6 | Interview

4 year old Kun was actually looking forward to the birth of his sister. But the sister is different than expected and suddenly Kun isn‘t the most important person at home anymore.

Sarusuberi Miss Hokusai

Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai | Japan 2015 | Animation | Keiichi Hara | 6

Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849) is possibly the most famous Japanese artist worldwide. Little is known about his daughter, O-Ei, who worked as an artist in her own right. The award winning animé MISS HOKUSAI imagines what her life in early 19th ...

Being 17

Qund on a 17 ans | Frankreich 2016 | Drama | André Techiné | 12

Damien and Thomas are 17. They almost look grown up from the outside but inside the last storms of puberty are blustering. Excessive energy, diffused needs, and a lot of vulnerability determine their highly erratic behavior.

Alceste a bicyclette

Alceste à bicyclette | Frankreich 2013 | Comedy | Philippe Le Guay | oA

The famous actor Serge Tanneur has quit acting. His old colleague Valence Gauthier tries to convince him to perform in Moliére’s play “The Misanthrope.” A highly amusing duel between two theatre lovers, egomaniacs, and misanthropes ensues.

A Most Wanted Man

Deutschland/USA/Großbritannien 2014 | Thriller | Anton Corbijn | 12

Anton Corbijn's (CONTROL) adaptation of a thriller by John Le Carré takes place in contemporary Hamburg. Philip Seymour Hoffman in his last role plays the leader of a secret German spy unit who investigates a dubious Chechen refugee.

Mustang

Deutschland/Frankreich/Türkei 2015 | Drama | Deniz Gamze Ergüven | 12

When their grandmother hears that they have been fooling around with boys, her five teenage granddaughters are forthwith forbidden to go to school, have to remain indoors and are married off as soon as possible. The youngest, Lale, begins to plan ...

Southside with you

Southside With You | USA 2016 | Biography, Drama, Love-story | Richard Tanne | 6

In its best moments this tender account of the very first date of Michelle and Barack Obama is reminiscent of Linklater’s first date movie BEFORE SUNRISE and has a Nouvelle Vague lightness.

My Zoe

Deutschland 2019 | Drama | Julie Delpy | 12

Isabelle and James are in the middle of a divorce and an acrimonious custody battle over their daughter Zoe when she suddenly falls seriously ill.

Jusqu'a la garde

Jusqu'à la garde | Frankreich 2017 | Drama, Mystery | Xavier Legrand | 16

The court ruled for shared custody and now 11 year old Julien has to visit his father Antoine regularly – even though he and everyone else knows that Antoine is a ticking time bomb.

Narcissus and Goldmund

Narziss und Goldmund | Deutschland 2020 | Drama, Literary Film Adaptations | Stefan Ruzowitzky | 12

An opulent adaptation of Hermann Hesse‘s novel set in the Middle Ages about two boys who meet each other in monastery school. Narziss wants to join the monastery while Goldmund wants to explore the world.

Off the Tracks

Neben den Gleisen | Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Dieter Schumann | 12

A train station kiosk in the small town of Boizenburg , Mecklenburg-West Pomerania in the fall of 2015. Pensioners, shift workers, and soccer fans meet here every day starting at 5 in the morning. They talk about their work, their life, and the ...

Nefesim kesilene kadar

Nefesim Kesilene Kadar | Türkei/Deutschland 2014 | Drama | Emine Emel Balcı

UNTIL I LOSE MY BREATH by Turkish director Emine Emel Balci tells the story of a disadvantaged and angry young Istanbul woman who fights for a better life by all mens necessary.

Une nouvelle amie

Une nouvelle amie | Frankreich 2013 | Drama | Francois Ozon | 12 | Interview

When Laura dies, her best friend Claire and her husband David support each other. One day Claire finds David in one of Laura's dresses. She is both disgusted - and intrigued.

Neuland

Schweiz 2013 | Anna Thommen

For two years young refugees between 16 and 20 years of age were able to attend a school in Switzerland to learn German and gain job seeking and interview skills, find friends, and get help. In Basel, the documentary filmmaker Anna Thommen followed ...

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Never Rarely Sometimes Always | USA/Großbritannien 2020 | Drama | Eliza Hittman | 6 | Interview

When 17-year-old Autumn from Pennsylvania finds out that she‘s pregnant, she only tells her cousin Skyler about it. With little money and the address of a clinic in her bag, the two make their way to New York City.

The Aftermath

The Aftermath | Großbritannien/USA/Deutschland 2019 | Drama, Romance Films, War Film | James Kent | 12

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).

Night Moves

USA 2013 | Thriller, Drama | Kelly Reichardt

Josh, Dena and Harmon meet in the Oregon woods. They plan to explode a massive hydroelectric dam. When their eco-terrorist plan goes wrong, each of them has to deal with the aftermath on their own.

The Nile Hilton Incident

The Nile Hilton Incident | Deutschland/Dänemark/Schweden 2017 | Thriller, Crime Drama, Drama | Tarik Saleh | 12

A singer is murdered in the Nile Hilton Hotel in Cairo. Inspector Noredin is assigned but the case is meant to be filed away as soon as possible. An atmospheric paranoid thriller against the backdrop of the Tahrir Square demonstrations.

Nina Wu

Juo ren mi mi | Taiwan 2019 | Drama | Midi Z | 16

The film shoot that is supposed to help actress Nina Wu make her breakthrough turns out to be toxic and Nina slips into a nightmare again and again. The borders of film, reality, and fear fantasies blur.

Woman's Name

Nome di donna | Italien 2018 | Drama | Marco Tullio Giordana | 12

At first, Nina is happy at her new job as a caregiver in a chic retirement home. Then it turns out that the boss demands “favors“ - and not just from her.

A Regular Woman

Nur eine Frau | Deutschland 2019 | Drama | Sherry Hormann | 12

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.

The White Crow

The White Crow | Großbritannien, Frankreich 2018 | Biography, Drama | Ralph Fiennes | 6

Ballet dancer Rudolf Nurejew decides to seek political asylum in Paris in June 1961. A cat and mouse game with the Soviet secret service begins.

Nymphomaniac 1

Nymphomaniac: Volume II | Deutschland/ Dänemark/ Frankreich/ Großbritannien/ Belgien 2013 | Drama | Lars von Trier | 16

The nymphomaniac Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) recounts her life story to a stranger (Stellan Skarsgård) in eight chapters. Part I describes her career as a nymphomaniac while Part II follows the older Joe and shows her descent into ever-deeper ...

Nymphomaniac 2

Nymphomaniac 2 | D 2013 | Drama | Lars von Trier | 16

With his two-part NYMPH()MANIAC, Lars von Trier presents his most dazzling film to date. Marketed as an “Art house porno,” the film links an episodic structure and explicit sex scenes to tongue-in-cheek philosophical considerations, high-brow ...

Everybody knows

Todos lo saben | Spanien/Frankreich/Italien 2018 | Drama | Asghar Farhadi | 12

Laura has travelled to her Spanish home village for a wedding with her daughter Irene. Irene is kidnapped during the wedding and the prepetrators appear to be connected to the family…

L'economie du couple

L'économie du couple | Frankreich/Belgien 2016 | Drama | Joachim Lafosse | 12

Marie and Boris are technically separated. In reality they still a share a flat since neither of them want to move out. Daily negotiations turn into a constant battle that begins to seriously threaten the well-being of their two young daughters.

Oktober November

Österreich 2013 | Drama | Götz Spielmann | 12

Sonja, the cheerful but inconsiderate city dweller, and Verena, the self-sacrificing daughter who stayed at home. Two sisters with very different lives are brought together again when their father becomes ill. On Sonja's return to the family home in ...

O Ornitologo

O Ornitólogo | Frankreich/Portugal 2016 | Drama, Mystery | João Pedro Rodrigues | 16

João Pedro Rodrigues sends an ornithologist on a sensual, surreal version of the Stations of the Cross in the valley of Douro. Fernando encounters a dancing devil, topless Amazonians, and a beautiful shepherd, shoulders blame, performs miracles, ...

Paddington

Kanada/Frankreich/Großbritannien 2014 | Family Film, Comedy | Paul King | oA

Extremely cute adaptation of Michael Bond’s children’s classic, with a friendly message about emigration and hospitality thrown in.

Paddington 2

Großbritannien 2017 | Family Film, Comedy, Animation | Paul King | oA

Paddington wants to buy a pop-book for his aunt Lucy‘s birthday in London, but first he has to save money and then the book gets stolen. There are new, lovably set-up adventures surrounding the little bear.

Paradise Drifters

NL 2020 | Mees Peijnenburg

Patong Girl

Deutschland/Thailand 2013 | Drama, Comedy | Susanna Salonen | 6

When the family spends their Christmas holidays in Phuket the 19-year-old Felix meets Fai, a charming girl about his age. He falls in love and decides to stay longer in Thailand - only then does Fai tell him that she had a sex change and used to be ...

Pelican Blood

Pelikanblut – Aus Liebe zu meiner Tochter | Deutschland/Bulgarien 2019 | Drama | Katrin Gebbe | 16 | Interview

A psychological thriller, drama, and radical motherhood portrait. Wiebke lives with her 9 year old adopted daughter Nikolina on an idyllic horse ranch and another child is joining the fold, but 5 year old Raya shows violent traits.

Phoenix

Deutschland 2014 | Drama | Christian Petzold | 12

Germany 1945/46. Holocaust survivor Nelly returns heavily disfigured to Berlin and searches for her husband Johnny. When she finds him Johnny doesn’t recognize her but he proposes a deal. Nelly is to pretend that she is his wife so that they can ...

A ciambra

A ciambra | Frankreich/Italien/USA 2017 | Drama | Jonas Carpignano | 12

14 year old Pio grows up in an Italian port city among the Roma community, refugees, and Italian villagers. His biggest role model is his older brother, a small-time criminal.

Pioneer

Beklemmender Retro-Taucher-Thriller | Norwegen 2013 | Thriller | Erik Skjoldbjærg | 12

Enormous oil and gas deposits are discovered in Norway’s North Sea and new deep-sea diving techniques to lay pipelines. Brothers Knut and Petter are professional divers and among the first to test out this new technique. When Knut dies during a ...

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait de la jeune Fille en Feu | Frankreich 2019 | Literary Film Adaptations, Drama | Céline Sciamma | 12 | Interview

In painterly images of great tranquility and beauty with volcanic passion just beneath the surface, Céline Sciamma has made one of the most beautiful love stories seen in years.

Pride

Großbritannien 2014 | Comedy | Matthew Warchus | 6

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.

The Program

The Program | Frankreich/Großbritannien 2015 | Biography, Drama, Sportfilm | Stephen Frears | oA

THE PROGRAM tells the story of the biggest doping scandal to date very effectively if a tad removed. Ben Foster plays Lance Armstrong as he wins his first races, discovers doping, battles cancer, wins the Tour de France and is exposed as a fraud.

Quo vadis Aida?

Quo vadis Aida? | Bosnien-Herzogowina/ Österreich/ Rumänien/ Niederlande/ Deutschland/ Polen/ Frankreich/ Norwegen 2020 | Drama | Jasmila Žbanić | 12

In July 1995, when Serbian soldiers and the paramilitary marched into protected zone Srebrenica, Aida works as a translator in the nearby UN base Potočari.

A Rainy Day In New York

A Rainy Day In New York | USA 2019 | Comedy | Woody Allen | oA

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.

Räuberhände

Deutschland 2020 | Drama | Ilker Çatak | 16

Samuel and Janik are best friends and are planning a long trip to Istanbul after high school graduation. Then something stupid happens involving alcohol, but the two of them still go without patching up their deep divide.

Repertoire des villes disparues

Repertoire des villes disparues | CDN 2018 | Drama, Fantasy | Denis Cote

Results

USA 2015 | Comedy | Andrew Bujalski

The new independent comedy by Andrew Bujalski (COMPUTER CHESS) explores the alien universe of a fitness studio and its bizarre clients.

Secret Zoo

Secret Zoo | ROK 2020 | Comedy | Jae-gon Son | 6

The Riot Club

Großbritannien 2014 | Drama, Thriller | Lone Scherfig | 12

Once a year the ten members of Oxford University’s Riot Club honour the legendary scholar and libertine Lord Riot with a meal in which the tradition is to indulge as extravagantly as possible. But this year the excess escalates.

La tortue rouge

La tortue rouge | Frankreich/Japan/Belgien 2016 | Animation, Fantasy | Michael Dudok de Wit | oA

A shipwrecked man is stranded on an island, a lonely idyll with sandy beaches and cliffs with an evergreen bamboo forest in the center. Dudok de Wit (THE MONK AND THE FISH) tells a symbolic story of the cycle of life in enchanting watercolors.

Les chateaux de sable

Les châteaux de sable | Frankreich 2015 | Drama | Olivier Jahan | 12

A weekend by the sea. Two people who were once together. Now he’s helping her sell her dead father’s house. Grief is everywhere in the empty rooms as well as memories and feelings that the two have denied and brushed aside.

Das schönste Paar

Deutschland/Frankreich 2018 | Drama, Thriller, Psychodrama | Sven Taddicken | 16

Liv and Malte are traumatically attacked while on vacation in Mallorca. Just as they seem to have recovered, Malte sees the perpetrator at a snack stall in his native Cologne.

Das schweigende Klassenzimmer

Deutschland 2017 | Drama, Historical Film | Lars Kraume | 12

In 1956 a 12 grade class in the GDR has a minute of silence for the demonstrators who were killed during the Hungarian Uprising. The spontaneous act has unforeseen consequences.

Fuocoammare

Fuocoammare | Italien/Frankreich 2016 | Documentary | Gianfranco Rosi | 12

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 ...

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread | USA 2017 | Drama, Love-story, Historical Film | Paul Thomas Anderson | 6

An opulently filmed gothic romance about a perfectionist fashion designer (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his young lover Alma who dares to defy the master.

Serena

USA 2014 | Drama | Susanne Bier | 12

North Carolina in the late 1920s. When George Pemberton meets the wild and ambitious Serena he believes he has found his equal. Together they begin to build a timber empire in the remote Smoky Mountains. A dark and epic tale by Danish director ...

Shoplifters

Manbiki kazoku | Japan 2018 | Drama | Hirokazu Koreeda | 12

Hirokazu Kore-Eda depicts a poor patchwork family who muddle through life with humor, swindles, and a lot of solidarity with gentleness and precision.

Shot in the Dark

Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Frank Amann

SHOT IN THE DARK depicts three photographers who all have something in common besides producing unusual work: they are blind.

Sightseers

Großbritannien 2013 | Black Comedy, Love-story, Roadmovie | Ben Wheatley | 16

So was von da

Deutschland 2018 | Tragicomedy | Jakob Lass | 16

It‘s New Year‘s Eve and Oskar has to close his music club on the Reeperbahn. Everyone is there and goes wild one last time on the very last club night.

Breathe

Großbritannien 2017 | Biography, Drama, Romance Films | Andy Serkis | 12

Diana and Robin are newlyweds and are expecting a child when Robin suddenly breaks down. He has polio and will never be able to walk again. With the help of Diana and some resourceful friends he fights for more space bit by bit.

Summer Of 85

Été 85 | Frankreich 2020 | Drama | Francois Ozon | 12 | Interview

Summer of 1985: 16-year-old Alexis meets and is charmed by confident highschool-dropout Alexis.

Sommerfest

Deutschland 2017 | Literary Film Adaptations, Comedy | Sönke Wortmann | oA

Stefan from Bochum moved to Munich a while ago and now he is returning for his father’s funeral. It is supposed to be a short visit, but the Ruhr area offers up all its charm in order to keep Stefan there.

Sommerhäuser

Deutschland 2017 | Drama | Sonja Maria Kröner | 12

A family spends time in their summerhouse in the 70s. A girl has disappeared in the neighborhood. There’s heat, wasps, hidden feelings, and a sense of danger.

Plaire, aimer et courir vite

Plaire, aimer et courir vite | Frankreich 2018 | Drama, Comedy | Christophe Honoré | 16

Writer Jacques has AIDS. He falls in love with the younger Arthur, who is just beginning to explore his sexual orientation.

Sorry We Missed You

Großbritannien 2019 | Drama | Ken Loach | 12 | Interview

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….

Spirit Berlin

Deutschland 2014 | Documentary | Kordula Hildebrandt | oA

Between the hectic and stress of daily life, spirituality is making a comeback. Berlin is a haven for all those seeking and practicing. Tolerance is a characteristic of this city. But how do the people searching for meaning in life feel in Berlin?

The Front Runner

The Front Runner | USA 2018 | Drama, Biography | Jason Reitman | oA

An adaptation of Matt Bais novel All Truth Is Out with a fantastic cast about the rise and fall of two-time US presidential candidate Gary Hart who stumbled due to his extramarital affair in the late 80s.

The Square

Deutschland/Schweden/Frankreich/USA 2017 | Satire, Sociological Film, Drama | Ruben Östlund | 12

Absurd scenes in the museum milieu. This year’s Cannes winner is either a satire about the art industry or a performance art piece, depending on how you view it.

The People vs Fritz Bauer

Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer | Deutschland 2015 | Drama | Lars Kraume | 12

THE PEOPLE VS FRITZ BAUER explores an episode in the life of Fritz Bauer, the Federal Prosecutor General, who was instrumental in the arrest and trial of Adolf Eichmann and who later initiated the Auschwitz trials.

Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House | Großbritannien/Indien 2017 | Drama, Historical Film | Gurinder Chadha | 6

A dramatic love story frames Gurinder Chadha’s historical film about the last days of British rule in India. Young Hindu Jeet Kumar meets his great love again when he begins working for the last viceroy, but Aalia Noor is Muslim and already ...

Steve Jobs

USA 2015 | Biography, Drama | Danny Boyle | 6

Based on the Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography, Danny Boyle (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, TRAINSPOTTING, 127 HOURS) and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (WEST WING, THE SOCIAL NETWORK) have tackled some fast-paced and very amusing parts of the life and ...

Stop the Pounding Heart

USA/Italien/Belgien 2013 | Documentary | Roberto Minervini

In almost documentary images, STOP THE POUNDING HEART tells of Sara, a 14-year-old girl growing up in an extremely religious family in America's 'Bible belt', who tentatively starts to doubt her way of living.

Styx

Deutschland/Österreich 2018 | Drama | Wolfgang Fischer | 12

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.

Suicide Tourist

Selvmordsturisten | Dänemark/Norwegen/Deutschland 2019 | Drama, Mystery | Jonas Alexander Arnby | 12

Max has an incurable brain tumor. One day he finds out about the remote luxury wellness paradise “Hotel Aurora“ that helps those weary of life with dying and checks himself in.

The Sun is also a Star

The Sun Is Also A Star | USA 2019 | Drama, Romance Films | Ry Russo-Young | 6

Korean student Danile falls in love with Jamaican Natasha. It could be so sweet but Natasha's family is about to be deported.

Swimming with Men

Swimming with Men | Großbritannien 2018 | Drama, Comedy, Romance Films | Oliver Parker | oA

Accountant Eric Scott becomes part of a surreal male synchronised swimming group by accident. Their motto is: “synchronized swimming against the meaninglessness of life.“

System Crasher

Systemsprenger | Deutschland 2019 | Drama | Nora Fingscheidt | 12 | Interview

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.

Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank

Deutschland 2016 | Drama | Hans Steinbichler | 12

Hans Steinbickler has made a respectable narrative film out of the world-famous book while also letting Anne’s distinct, bright, and impatient teenager diary voice shine through.

Tagebuch einer Biene

Deutschland 2020 | Documentary | Dennis Wells | oA

A winter and summer bee shows her fascinating and short life from her own perspective. The close-ups of the beehive are simply spectacular.

Tanna

Australien/Vanuatu 2015 | Drama, Love Stories | Bentley Dean, Martin Butler

The conciliation between Imedin and Yakel on Tanna island in the southwest Pacific is going to be sealed with a wedding. But Wawa is in love with Dain, the son of Yakel’s village chief, and refuses to go to Imedin. Wawa and Dain are pursued by ...

Tao Jie – Ein einfaches Leben

Hongkong 2011 | empty | Ann Hui

Ah Tao worked for Roger’s family for over 60 years and four generations, raising both him and his siblings. When she has a stroke and has to be put into long-term care, the old routines change for everybody.

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron | Schweden 2014 | Drama | Roy Andersson | 12

In the third part of his "on being human" trilogy, Roy Andersson once again presents laconic scenarios in which sad people attempt to preserve their dignity in this strange, gray-beige world.

The Dinner

USA 2016 | Drama | Oren Moverman

Two couples – played by Steve Coogan, Laura Linney, Richard Gere, and Rebecca Hall – meet for a luxurious 7 course menu. In reality, the dinner is an emergency meeting: their sons attacked a defenseless homeless woman.

Thelma

Frankreich/ Dänemark/ Schweden/ Norwegen 2017 | Romance Films, Science Fiction, Thriller | Joachim Trier | 12

When staunchly religious Thelma begins her studies and falls for her fellow student Anja, she begins to have strange seizures. Is it epilepsy or does she have satanic abilities?

Der Vampir auf der Couch

Tobias Moretti auf der Couch | Österreich 2014 | Black Comedy | David Ruehm | 12 | NEW RELEASE

One fine night Sigmund Freud receives a strange visitor: Graf von Kösznöm is tired of life after death and needs help with his self-reflection. A gently amusing satire reminiscent of Polanski’s THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS.

This Mountain Life

Kanada 2018 | Documentary, Adventure | Grant Baldwin | 6

The documentary follows several people in British Columbia, Canada, who have decided to live their lives in the mountains.

Töchter

Deutschland 2013 | Drama | Maria Speth | 12

Agnes, a 60-year old teacher from a small town near Frankfurt, has come to Berlin to find her missing daughter. Lost in sadness she wanders the streets of the city until she meets Ines who is herself a runaway.

Die Tochter

Die Tochter | Deutschland 2017 | Drama | Mascha Schilinski

Hannah and jimmy separated two years ago. Their seven year old daughter Luca has adapted to the new daynamic but when Jimmy and Hannah start getting back together she feels threatened and intervenes.

Touch Me Not

Rumänien/ Deutschland/ Tschechische Republik/ Bulgarien/ Frankreich 2018 | Drama | Adina Pintilie | 16

The 2018 Berlinale winner TOUCH ME NOT is a mixture of very personal interviews, extremely stylized scenes, and reservedly observed therapy sessions.

Tour de France

Frankreich 2016 | Comedy | Rachid Djaidani | 12

Serge Desmoulins (Gérard Depardieu), a mason and Front National supporter with a passion for painter Joseph Vernet and Far’Hook (Sadek), a taciturn Parisian hip hop star, reluctantly go on a trip together through several French port cities.

Traumland

Deutschland/Schweiz 2013 | Drama | Petra Volpe | 12

Zurich. The whole city is preparing itself for Christmas. A number of the men and women scurrying around on Christmas Eve for their last minute shopping cross paths with Mia, a sex worker. A film about love, sex, and bourgeois hypocrisy.

Tschick

Deutschland 2016 | Fatih Akin | 12

At turns tender and hilarious TSCHICK follows two teenage boys and their “borrowed” Lada on a laconic road trip. A congenial adaptation of the bestselling novel by Wolfgang Herrndorf.

Tulip Fever

Tulip Fever | USA/Großbritannien 2016 | Drama, Romance Films, Historical Film | Justin Chadwick | 6

Based on the novel by Deborah Moggach, director Justin Chadwich tells the story of the intertwined fates of two women in Amsterdam of the 17th century during the “tulip mania” era, one of history’s first speculative bubbles.

Turn me on, Dammit!

Fa meg pa, for faen | Norwegen 2012 | Comedy | Jannicke Systad Jacobsen | 12

Alma is 15 and lives in the remote Norwegian town of Skoddeheimen. The most prominent location in the film is the bus station. Alma’s best friend Sara dreams of going to Texas. Alma on the other hand resorts to fantasizing about sex with Artur, ...

Umsonst

Deutschland 2014 | Drama | Stephen Geene

Summer in Kreuzberg. Aziza is around 20 and decides unexpectedly to return to Berlin after starting an internship in Portugal. She finds Zach, a New Zealander, in her room. He came to Berlin to hang out indefinitely.

Una Primavera

Österreich/Deutschland/Italien 2018 | Documentary | Valentina Primavera | 12

Valentina Primavera has made a very private yet incredibly political film about her family: after 40 years of marriage her mother Fiorella leaves her husband, but the path towards a new life is difficult.

Und morgen die ganze Welt

Deutschland/Frankreich 2020 | Drama | Julia von Heinz | 12 | Interview

Luisa moves into a squat and begins to get politically active against Nazis. The actions that Luisa and her group take become more and more radical.

Undine

Deutschland/Frankreich 2020 | Drama | Christian Petzold | 12

Undine, a nymph who only gets a soul if she‘s loved, works as a historian in the Berlin senate.

Suzanne

Suzanne | Frankreich 2013 | Drama | Katell Quillévéré | 12

Like Frances in FRANCES HA or Isabelle in YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL, Suzanne is part of a new team of female figures who are refreshingly complex and morally ambiguous. These new female characters break the typical pattern of life stories and social ...

Unbranded

Unbranded | USA 2015 | Documentary | Phillip Baribeau | oA

Four young men decide to travel from Mexico to Canada on horseback to raise awareness of the plight of America’s mustangs.

Utoya 22. juli

Utoya 22. juli | Norwegen 2018 | Drama | Erik Poppe | 12

On July 22nd 2011 an extreme right-wing assailant shot 69 people who were at the summer camp of the Norwegian social democratic Labor Party on the island of Utøya, Poppe shows the 72 minutes of the attack from the perspective of one of the victims ...

La verite

La vérité | Japan/Frankreich 2019 | Drama | Hirokazu Koreeda | oA

Fabienne Dangeville (Catherine Deneuve) is an established actress and diva who has just published her memoir. However, her daughter Lumir (Juliette Binoche) remembers her childhood very differently...

Victoria

Deutschland 2015 | Drama | Sebastian Schipper | 12

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. ...

Victoria & Abdul

Großbritannien 2017 | Drama, Biography, Historical Film | Stephen Frears | 6

Stephen Frears (THE QUEEN) has made an amusing historical drama about the historically verified friendship between Queen Victoria and her Indian servant Abdul Karim.

Cherchez la femme

Cherchez la Femme! | Frankreich 2017 | Comedy | Sou Abadi | 6

When the brother of his girlfriend Leila discovers his religious leanings, Armand transforms into the fully veiled Sheherazade in order to see her.

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending | Großbritannien 2017 | Drama | Ritesh Batra

Tony received a letter one day. He inherited a small amount of money and a diary. The inheritence catapults him back to his youth in the early 1960s and makes him discover that not everything happened the way he remembers.

Von Bienen und Blumen

Deutschland 2018 | Documentary | Lola Randl | 6

In an idyllic village in Uckermark, Lola Randl tries out open love and communal forms of communication with partners and like-minded people.

From Caligari to Hitler

Von Caligari zu Hitler: Das deutsche Kino im Zeitalter der Massen | Deutschland 2014 | Biography, Documentary | Rüdiger Suchsland | oA

In his documentary feature film critic Rüdiger Suchsland assembles a wealth of material to an homage to the greatest period of film making Germany has ever witnessed.

Von der Beraubung der Zeit

Deutschland 2013 | Documentary | Jörn Neumann, Daniel Poštrak | 12 | NEW RELEASE

Documentary. Three longterm prisoners talk about life in prison: the routines, the cell, the 'outside' and the slow passage of time.

Hross i oss

Hross í Oss | Island 2013 | Drama, Comedy | Benedikt Erlingsson | 12

The very strange and exhilarating debut picture by Islandic director Benedikt Erllingsson tells a number of lightly intertwined and thoroughly bizarre stories about a small rural community and their horses.

Vor der Morgenröte – Stefan Zweig in Amerika

Vor der Morgenröte – Stefan Zweig in Amerika | Deutschland/Österreich/Frankreich 2015 | Biography, Drama, Episodenfilm | Maria Schrader | oA | Interview

Director and screenwriter Maria Schrader depicts four artfully composed segments that revolve around Stefan Zweig’s experiences in exile. The author of DIE WELT VON GESTERN and DIE SCHACHNOVELLE migrated to Brazil in the 1930s and committed ...

The Wall Of Shadows

Wall of Shadows | Schweiz/Polen/Deutschland 2020 | Documentary | Eliza Kubarska

The Sherpas are hesitant to climb the holy mountain Kumbhakarna, but the family needs money and agrees to accompany a group of three European mountaineers.

Was uns nicht umbringt

Deutschland 2018 | Drama, Tragicomedy | Sandra Nettelbeck | 6

Psychotherapist Max, his ex-wife, and numerous patients battle the adversities of middle age.

Hva vil folk si

Hva vil folk si? | Norwegen/Deutschland/Schweden 2017 | Drama | Iram Haq | 12

15 year Nisha is considered a party girl at school, but at home she has to cover her crop top with a sweater. When her father catches Nisha‘s boyfriend in her room one night all hell breaks loose and Nisha‘s father takes the girl to relatives in ...

Weathering with You

Tenki no ko | Japan 2019 | Animation, Drama, Fantasy | Makoto Shinkai | 6

There‘s constant rain in Tokyo of the near future where climate change seems to have come into effect. 16 year old Hodaka tries to make it on her own and meets Hina, who has a special gift: she can let the sun shine for a short moment.

West

Westen | D 2013 | Drama | Christian Schwochow | 12

When Nelly and her small son Alexej are finally allowed to leave the GDR their ordeal is only just beginning. The allied forces suspect Alexej’s father, a Russian scientist who died in a mysterious car accident, of espionage and continue to ...

Westend

Deutschland 2015 | Drama | Mari Cantu

A middle-aged married couple from Berlin Westend decide to take a Roma child in, but instead of a child a young woman moves in with them followed by her husband, son, and father.

When Animals Dream

Når dyrene drømmer | Dänemark 2014 | Drama, Horror, Mystery | Jonas Alexander Arnby | 16

A fishing village on Denmark’s remote northern coast. This is where Marie, a lanky teenage girl, lives. Her family is considered outsiders in the village. Lately Marie has noticed some skin changes and hair growing in odd places.

Wild Plants

Deutschland/Schweiz 2016 | Documentary | Nicolas Humbert | oA

Nicolas Humbert’s meditative documentary is about the pioneers of gardening: a Detroit “Urban Gardening” couple, the members of a Genevan garden collective, and the Indian activist Milo Yellow Hair.

Willkommen bei Habib

Deutschland 2013 | Drama | Michael Baumann

Two of Us

Deux | Frankreich/Luxemburg 2019 | Drama, Romance Films | Filippo Meneghetti | 6

Madeleine and Nina live across from each other on the same floor. To the outside world, the two elderly women are friendly neighbors, but in reality the two have been a couple for years.

Wir sind die Neuen

Deutschland 2014 | Comedy | Ralf Westhoff | oA

After 25 years, Anna, Johannes and Eddi, all around the age of 60, decide to move back into together. But not long after they clash with the student apartment above them. The fights are about noise, cleaning schedules, and how one should live.

Woman (2020)

Frankreich 2019 | Documentary | Yann Arthus-Bertrandm Anastasia Mikova

Woman from different countries talk about their lives in front of a neutral, black background in portrait shots. What does their life story, body awareness, their own experience of being a woman in this world mean to them?

Wonder Wheel

USA 2017 | Comedy | Woody Allen | 12

America in the 1950s. The paths of four stranded people with big dreams cross in a Coney Island fair, played by Kate Winslet, James Belushi, Juno Temple, and Justin Timberlake.

This Beautiful Fantastic

This Beautiful Fantastic | USA, Großbritannien 2016 | Drama, Comedy | Simon Aboud | oA

Bella has two obsessions and one big wish: she arranges things constantly, she hates nature, and she wants to write children’s books. But when she sits in front of her typewriter at night, she can’t come up with anything – until her grumpy ...

Yung

Deutschland 2018 | Drama | Henning Gronkowski | 16

Janaina, Joy, Emmy, and Abbie are Berliner girls on the cusp of adulthood in a party and drug haze. They play themselves, more or less.

La tendresse

La tendresse | Deutschland/Frankreich/Belgien 2013 | Drama, Comedy | Marion Hänsel | oA

In TENDERNESS Marion Hänsel portrays a filmic rarity – a divorced couple that survive the break-up and still appreciate and like each other.

Age of Cannibals

Zeit der Kannibalen | Deutschland 2013 | Drama, Comedy | Johannes Naber | 12

Frank Öllers (Devid Striesow), Kai Niederländer (Sebastian Blomberg) and Bianca März (Katharina Schüttler) are ruthless, smooth-talking consultants. They spend their lives in meetings, carrying out reviews and preparing power point presentations ...

Zen for Nothing

Deutschland/Schweiz 2016 | Documentary | Werner Penzel

ZEN FOR NOTHING follows Swiss actress Sabine Timoteo during her six month stay in the Antaiji Japanese Zen monastery as she immerses herself in the slow sitting, eating, and working rhythm.

THE CHAMBERMAID

Das Zimmermädchen Lynn | Deutschland 2014 | Drama | Ingo Haeb | 12

The chambermaid Lynn really likes to clean. Sometimes she lies under the bed of guests to experience intimacy. With the utmost respect Ingo Haeb follows in his adaptation of the novel THE CHAMBERMAID by Markus Orth the path the main character takes ...

Zootopia

Zootopia | USA 2016 | Animation | Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush | oA

Zootropolis is a city made up of animals. All species have their own needs: mice have small houses, elephants have bigger ones. Officer Judy Hopps is the first bunny to become a cop since it’s a job for bigger animals.

En chance til

En chance til | Dänemark 2013 | Drama, Thriller | Susanne Bier | 12

One day Andreas and Simon – police officers, colleagues, and best friends for years – take a disturbance of the peace call. They encounter a well-known junkie couple and find a neglected baby in the corner of the apartment. For Simon the case is ...

Zwischen den Stühlen

Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Jakob Schmidt | oA

Trainee teachers in crisis: three young future teachers have to survive the first day of school, impart knowledge in a structured way, motivate students, hand out grades, and make themselves heard. They have to manage all this despite being ...

Non-Fiction

Doubles Vies | Frankreich 2018 | Comedy, Drama | Olivier Assayas | 6

Olivier Assayas‘ new film is set in the bourgeois Parisian literary world. On the surface they talk about Google, AI, surveillance, and Big Data while relationships begin, end, and readjust in secret.

Between Worlds

Zwischen Welten | D 2014 | Drama | Feo Aladag

The first German feature film about the war in Afghanistan, BETWEEN WORLDS attempts a portrayal of the conflict’s complexity via two main characters, a German officer and an Afghan translator who risks his life by cooperating with the ISAF forces.

ALLE ANGABEN OHNE GEWÄHR.
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