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Interview mit Lee Isaac Chung über MINARI

„Ich musste erst selbst Vater werden, um diese Geschichte erzählen zu können“

As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto

As Mil e Uma Noites | Deutschland/ Frankreich/ Schweiz/ Portugal 2015 | Drama | Miguel Gomes | 12

Miguel Gomes’ ARABIAN NIGHTS is a six-hour-long epic in three installments (VOLUME 1: THE RESTLESS ONE, VOLUME 2: THE DESOLATE ONE, and VOLUME 3: THE ENCHANTED ONE). Like the classic collection of fairytales, stories and anecdotes, Gomes’ film ...

Ocho apellidos vascos

Spanien 2014 | Comedy | Emilio Martínez Lázaro | 6

OCHO APELLIDOS VASCOS, the most successful film in Spain with 11 million filmgoers, centers around Rafa, a prototypical macho from Seville as he follows the Basque Amaia to her hometown so he can give her back her handbag. It is the beginning of a ...

a-ha: The Movie

a-ha: The Movie | Norwegen/Deutschland 2021 | Documentary, Biography | Thomas Robsahm | oA

Norwegian pop band a-ha had a worldwide hit with their first single “Take on Me.“ But there are deep cracks and animosities between the band members.


Abluka | Türkei 2015 | Drama | Emin Alper

Kadir is suddenly released from prison on one condition – he has to use his job as a garbageman to collect information about opponents of the regime. Kadir's increasingly detailed reports intensify his paranoia. A dark vision of the future in ...


Air | USA 2023 | Drama, Sportfilm | Ben Affleck | 6

AIR tells the story of Nike's marketing manager Sonny Vaccaro, who contracted Michael Jordan in the early 80s and turned the company's basketball trainers into a global brand.

Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember

Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember | Deutschland/Philippinen 2016 | Science Fiction | Khavn | 16

In Mondomanila, a version of the Filipino capital, the poorest of the poor are shortening their lives by manufacturing coal under unhealthy conditions. The excessive documentary-like gangster story was developed by director Khavn together with slum ...

The Farewell Party

Mita Tova | Deutschland / Israel 2014 | Drama, Comedy | Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit | 12

A dark comedy about a group of elderly people in assisted living that designs a machine for assisted euthanasia in order to “help” their friends. When the wife of the inventor begins to show symptoms of Alzheimer's, she demands to die as well….

And-ek ghes...

And-ek ghes... | Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Philip Scheffner, Colorado Velcu | NEW RELEASE

While filming REVISION Philip Scheffner met the Romanian Colorado Velcu and his family. By now the Velcus have relocated to Berlin and Scheffner portrays their efforts to gain ground in their new home.


Anmaßung – Anamnesis | Deutschland 2021 | Documentary | Stefan Kolbe, Chris Wright | 16

A documentary looking at guilt, without ever showing the face of the film's subject, convicted murderer Stefan S. What do we see when we can't see something, and how do we talk about it?


Großbritannien/ Deutschland/ Dänemark 2018 | Documentary, Naturfilm | Victor Kossakovsky | 6

90 minutes of water. In liquid and solid form. As ice and steam. The visually stunning essay film shows the element of water in its beauty and in its destructive power.

Arena 196

Arena 196 | Deutschland 2023 | Documentary | Yvonne Andrä, Wolfgang Andrä

In the run-up to the 2021 federal election, Hans-Georg Maaßen, known for his right-wing populist statements, ran for the CDU in constituency 196 in southern Thuringia as an applicant from outside the district. The documentary follows him and four ...

Ash is Purest White

Jiang hu er nv | Frankreich/China 2018 | Drama, Romance Films, Crime Drama | Jia Zhang-Ke | 12

Young Qiao goes to prison for five years to protect her beloved, Bin the gangster. When she‘s released, the world has changed. The gangsters have become businessmen since the introduction of capitalist economics in China and Bin is now married.

Athos – Im Jenseits dieser Welt

Griechenland/Deutschland 2015 | Documentary | Peter Bardehle, Andreas Martin | oA

Orthodox monks have been living in Athos, an autonomous monk’s republic on a peninsula east of Thessaloniki, for over 1000 years. Documentarians Peter Bardehele and Andreas Martin were granted access to this normally closed-off world.

Auf der Suche nach Fritz Kann

Deutschland 2022 | Documentary | Marcel Kolvenbach

German director Marcel Kolvenbach is looking for Fritz Kann, the Jewish first husband of his grandmother who might have been his own grandfather.

Aus dem Abseits

Deutschland 2015 | Documentary | Simon Brückner | oA

Social psychologist Peter Brückner was one of the first victims of the West German version of McCarthyism. Following juristidiction which prohibited supposed “enemies of the constitution”, he was removed from his teaching position in 1972. His ...


Deutschland/ Frankreich/ Mazedonien/ Kosovo 2015 | Drama | Visar Morina | 12

10 year old Nori follows his father from Kosovo to Germany in Visar Morina’s unsentimental debut.

Paris pieds nus

Paris pieds nus | Frankreich/Belgien 2016 | Comedy | Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon | oA

BARFUSS IN PARIS, written, directed, and acted by renowned pantomime duo Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon, depicts amusing episodes experienced by Canadian Fiona and Dom the tramp in Paris.


Bouwdorp | Niederlande 2014 | Familiy History | Margien Rogaar | 6

It is the last tree house building competition for best friends Bas and Ziggy because after the summer they will be too old, and, much worse, they will be going to different schools.

The Beach Bum

The Beach Bum | USA 2019 | Comedy | Harmony Korine | 16

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

Beyond Punishment

Deutschland 2014 | Documentary | Hubertus Siegert | 12

From the drastic, decade-long punishments in the US to the rather mild seeming conditions in Norway: Hubertus Siegert’s thoughtful documentary gives three distinct examples of the different ways in which the justice system deals with victims and ...


Kanada 2023 | Drama | Matt Johnson

Using a nice low-fi aesthetic, Matt Johnson depicts this story of the rise of the nerds who did big business for a few years – until Apple came on the market with the iPhone and introduced the now ubiquitous touch screen.

Born in Evin

Deutschland/Österreich 2019 | Documentary | Maryam Zaree

Actress Maryam Zaree goes searching for traces of her past. She was born in Evin, an Iranian high-security prison where the regime imprisoned, tortured, and killed the political opposition.

The Cleaners – Im Schatten der Netzwelt

The Cleaners – Im Schatten der Netzwelt | Deutschland 2018 | Documentary | Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck

The documentary portrays content moderators who look at thousands of pictures and videos on facebook, twitter, and instagram day after day and decide whether they have to be deleted or censored.

Corpus Christi

Boze cialo | Polen/Frankreich 2019 | Drama | Jan Komasa | 16

A harsh, beautiful exploration of religion and redemption in small-town Poland.

El camino

El camino | Deutschland/Weißrussland 2021 | Documentary | Aliaksei Paluyan

Aliaksei Paluyan‘s documentary COURAGE about the resistance movement in Belarus was filmed in the summer of 2020 during the presidential election on August 9th. After the dubious election results ltens of thousands of citizens took to the streets ...

The Dead Don't Die

USA 2019 | Horror, Comedy | Jim Jarmusch

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

A dysfunctional cat

Die defekte Katze | Deutschland 2018 | Drama | Susan Gordanshekan | 6

Iranian Mina comes to Germany to marry her countryman Kian. He‘s happy this arranged marriage means he will finally have a wife, she wants a bit more freedom


Deutschstunde | Deutschland 2018 | Drama, Literary Film Adaptations | Christian Schwochow | 12

Christian Schwochow has adapted Siegfried Lenz‘ novel “Deutschstunde.“ The German literature classic is about young Siggi, who reflects on his relationship to his overly dutiful father and “degenerate“ painter Nansen in an essay for German ...

Walad Min Al Janna: Boy From Heaven

Boy From Heaven | Schweden 2022 | Drama, Thriller | Tarik Saleh

Al-Azhar University in Cairo educates the future elite of the country. The head of this institution, an Imam and one of the most powerful men in the country, dies under mysterious circumstances and young student Adam gets entangled in the intrigues ...

Djon Africa

Portugal/Brasilien/Kap Verde 2018 | Roadmovie, Drama | Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra

25 year old Miguel flies to his homeland, the Cape Verde Islands, which he only knows from stories. He starts looking for his father while there and finds himself in the process.

There Is No Evil

Sheytan vojud nadarad | Deutschland/ Tschechische Republik/ Iran 2020 | Drama | Mohammad Rasoulof

The winner at the 2020 Berlinale. Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof depicts four episodes of people having to grapple with the death penalty.

Drei Zinnen

Three Peaks | Deutschland/Italien 2017 | Drama, Thriller | Jan Zabeil | 12

Aaron drives to the mountains with his new girlfriend and her son Tristan. The boy tries to call Aaron “dad“ at times, and other times he tries to drive him away. A psycho drama and mountain thriller.

Eddie the Eagle

Eddie The Eagle | USA/Großbritannien/Deutschland 2016 | Biography, Drama | Dexter Fletcher | oA

A Cheerful biopic of British ski jumper Eddie „the Eagle“ Edwards, whose determined performance at the Olympics in Calgary 1988 made him world famous, even though – or possibly because – he always finished last.

Elfriede Jelinek – Die Sprache von der Leine lassen

Deutschland 2022 | Documentary, Porträt | Claudia Müller | 12

Claudia Müller‘s portrait of author Elfriede Jelinek puts her texts at the center, which are read here by Sophie Rois, Sandra Hüller and Martin Wuttke.

Das Ende der Wahrheit

Deutschland 2019 | Thriller, Agentenfilm | Philipp Leinemann | 16

A shooting in an Arab pub is the starting point of this secret service thriller, in which a federal intelligence agent (Roland Zehrfeld) is dragged into a mire of conflicting interests.

Enfant Terrible

Deutschland 2020 | Drama, Biography | Oskar Roehler | 16

With cardboard backdrops and deliberate artificial staging, Oskar Roehler provides a powerful, gentle memorial to filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder who died at age 37.

Face It! – Das Gesicht im Zeitalter des Digitalismus

Face It! – Das Gesicht im Zeitalter des Digitalismus | Deutschland 2019 | Documentary | Gerd Conradt | oA

Gerd Conradt‘s documentary carefully and thoughtfully revolves around the questions that arise about face recognition technology.

Familie Brasch

Deutschland 2018 | Documentary, Biography, Familiy History | Annekatrin Hendel | 6

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

Feuer bewahren, nicht Asche anbeten

Deutschland 2015 | Documentary | Annette von Wangenheim | oA

Annette von Wangenheim attempts a portrait of choreographer Martin Schläpfer. She shows him in his private life and in the process of developing a new choreography.

The Forecaster

USA 2014 | Documentary | Marcus Vetter, Karin Steinberger | oA

A documentary about the glamorous American economic analyst Martin Armstrong and his astonishingly accurate prognoses on the economic development of various countries.


Francofonia, le Louvre sous l’Occupation | Frankreich/Deutschland/Niederlande 2015 | Drama, War Film | Alexander Sokurov | 12

Russian auteur Alexander Sokurov explores the history of the Louvre in Paris and meditates about art, war and life in the process.


Großbritannien/USA 2016 | Biography, Drama | Michael Grandage | 6

Jude Law plays Thomas Wolfe and Colin Firth plays his editor, friend, and opponent Maxwell Perkins who forces Wolfe to radically shorten his meandering master piece „Look Homeward, Angel“ and thus helps him towards success.

Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Deutschland/Frankreich/Israel 2014 | Drama | Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz | oA

GETT, THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM details the excruciating legal and emotional journey a woman has to undertake to receive a GETT - the document granting a divorce - from the rabbinical court.

Ghostland: Reise ins Land der Geister – Ghostland: The View of the Ju'Hoansi

Ghostland – The View of the Ju'Hoansi | Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Simon Stadler, Catenia Lermer, Sven Methling | oA

Four members of the Namibian tribe Ju/'Hoansi-San visit Frankfurt to talk about their life in the bushes in front of students.


Deutschland/Dänemark 2019 | Drama | Anna Sofie Hartmann | oA

The Danish island Lolland residents have to make space for the new Fehmarn Tunnel. Danish ethnologist Anna, who lives in Berlin, asks them about their experiences. Polish worker Lucek travels from one construction site to the next.

Glück ist was für Weicheier

Deutschland 2018 | Drama, Familiy History | Anca Miruna Lazarescu | 12

Jessica has OCD and takes care of her sister who is suffering from an incurable lung disease. Her father Stefan tries to overcome the pain of the accidental death of his wife by reading to hospice patients.

Le grand jour

Le grand jour | Frankreich 2015 | Documentary | Pascal Plisson

Four teenagers face a day that might change their lives: in India Nidhi hopes to be chosen for a studentship, in Cuba Albert wants to become a professional boxer, in Mongolia Deegii trains for circus school nd in Uganda Tom hopes to pass his ranger ...

Die Hannas

Deutschland 2016 | Drama, Comedy | Julia C. Kaiser | 12

Anna and Hans have been together for so long that their friends simply call the couple “The Hannas“. When both of them start affairs, their desire to experiment soon leads to more serious questions about life and relationships.

Hasret: Sehnsucht

Hasret: Sehnsucht | Deutschland/Türkei 2015 | Drama | Ben Hopkins, Ceylan Ünal Hopkins

Ben Hopkins’ intimate portrait of Istanbul drifts between fiction and documentary and between a realistic and a surreal atmosphere.

Ein Haus in Ninh Hoa

Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Philip Widmann | oA

The setting of this quiet observational documentary is a house in Ninh Hau, a small town on the southern coast of Vietnam, and the ancestral seat of the Le Thi family. Their story mirrors the eventful history of Vietnam in a multifaceted way.

Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit

Deutschland, Österreich 2019 | Documentary, Familiy History | Thomas Heise | 6

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

A Hero - Gharehman

Ghahreman | Frankreich/Iran 2021 | Drama | Asghar Farhadi

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


USA/Deutschland 2020 | Drama | Franka Potente

Franka Potente‘s film HOME is set in a Californian small town hit by poverty and the opioid epidemic. Marvin returns to his hometown after 17 years in prison where the granddaughter of the woman he murdered develops sympathy for him.

The House That Jack Built

Dänemark/ Frankreich/ Deutschland/ Schweden 2018 | Drama, Horror, Thriller | Lars von Trier | 18

A serial killer, Jack, tells a listener named Serge about his murders which he views as his work and art.


USA 2023 | Thriller, Action, Mystery | Robert Rodriguez

Part film noir, part mindbender, part family drama: these are the ingredients of Rodriguez‘s genre mix about cop Daniel Rourke (Ben Affleck), his missing daughter, and a mastermind named Dellrayne.

I Am Zlatan – Jag är Zlatan

I Am Zlatan – Jag är Zlatan | Schweden/Dänemark/Niederlande 2022 | Biography, Drama, Sportfilm | Jens Sjögren

Zlatan Ibrahimović - goal scorer and enfant terrible, incredible footballer and stubborn egoist. Based on the eponymous autobiography, the Swedish biopic shows how a nobody from a bad neighborhood in Malmö became an international star.


Burnt | USA 2015 | Comedy | John Wells | 6

Bradley Cooper plays Adam Jones, a jobless celebrity chef who is given one last chance to gain a third Michelin star. However, to achieve his goal the notorious egomaniac has to work in a team.

Brad's Status

Brad's Status | USA 2017 | Comedy | Mike White | oA

Things aren‘t going badly for Brad. He lives in Sacramento, has a family, a house, a car, and a meaningful job, but he probably won‘t be raking in the big bucks. Brad asks himself: is this enough to be happy?

In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts

Deutschland 2017 | History, Drama | Matti Geschonneck | oA

The film, based on Eugen Ruge’s novel, is set in the fall of 1989. Relatives, friends, and comrades all come to celebrate the 90th birthday of the incorrigible, Stalinist functionary Wilhelm Powileit, but one person is missing: his nephew Sasha, ...

An Officer And A Spy

J'accuse | Frankreich/Italien 2019 | Drama, Historical Film | Roman Polanski | 12

Roman Polanski‘s new, controversial film is about the antisemitic Dreyfus affair of 1894. The original title of the film was J’ACCUSE, based on Emile Zola‘s famous article in which he accused the military court of convicting Dreyfus without ...

Invisible Sue – Plötzlich unsichtbar

Deutschland/Luxemburg 2018 | Children's Film | Markus Dietrich | 6

12-year-old Sue becomes invisible when she holds hot things in her hand due to her mother‘s experiment which went wrong. It is pretty cool, but evil pursuers are on her trail.

Jean-Paul Gaultier: Freak and Chic

Jean-Paul Gaultier: Freak and Chic | Frankreich 2019 | Documentary, Biography | Yann L'Hénoret | 6

Jean-Paul Gaultier looks back on his life in “Fashion Freak Show“ (2018) in Folies Bergères. The show serves as a thread in L’Hénoret‘s excessive documentary.


Deutschland 2016 | Drama, Science Fiction | Piotr J. Lewandowski

Jonathan’s father has terminal cancer, but seems to feel slightly better when Ron, a man Jonathan doesn’t know, suddenly turns up.


Sadilishteto | Bulgarien 2014 | Drama | Stephan Komandarev | 12

When Mityo, who lives next to the Bulgarian-Turkish border with his son Vasko, finds himself short of money, he turns to a rich and ruthless captain. The latter was once a border police officer whose job was to brutally prevent people from fleeing ...

Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait

USA 2017 | Documentary, Biography | Pappi Corsicato | oA

Pappi Corsicato made a portrait of his friend Julian Schnabel, the New York artist known for his large format artworks as well as his exuberant personality.

The King of Staten Island

USA 2020 | Biography, Drama, Comedy | Judd Apatow | 12

Those who grow up in Staten Island want to leave – everyone but 24 year old Scott that is, who is so lethargic that he‘s satisfied with smoking joints all the time and spending evenings in front of his computer.

Komm mit mir in das Cinema – Die Gregors

Deutschland 2022 | Documentary, Film about film-making | Alice Agneskirchner

Ulrich and Erika Gregor met in 1957 and have led a life together dedicated to the cinema ever since. In 1963 they founded the “Freunde der deutschen Kinemathek“ who run Arsenal Kino in Berlin and started the “Internationale Forum des jungen ...

C'est la vie!

Le sens de la fete | Frankreich 2017 | Comedy | Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache | oA

Wedding planner Max and his team have to overcome a lot of hurdles during the mundane celebration of a wealthy Parisian couple. A new comedy from the director of INTOUCHABLES.


Leto | Russland 2018 | Biography, Drama, Music Films | Kirill Serebrennikov | 12

Leningrad 1980: mostly in black and white, broken up by pseudo-documentary footage and musical numbers, LETO is about rock musician Viktor Tsoi and the feeling of a new beginning.

The Last City

Die letzte Stadt | Deutschland 2020 | Drama | Heinz Emigholz | 18

An archeologist and an arms dealer, who remember being a filmmaker and a psychiatrist in a previous life, have an uninterrupted conversation about family, the relationship between youth and old age, weapons design, cosmology, and war guilt.

The Railway Man

The Railway Man | Großbritannien/Australien 2013 | Biography, Drama, War Film | Jonathan Teplitzky | 12

Eric (Colin Firth) was tortured in a Japanese POW camp in World War 2 where he helped build the River Kwai Bridge. He never processed what he went through and, in 1980, he wishes to find closure. He meets his tormentor in Thailand who suffers from ...

Love Movie

Liebesfilm | Deutschland 2018 | Comedy, Love Stories | Robert Bohrer, Emma Rosa Simon

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

Breathe Umphefumlo

Breathe Umphefumlo | Südafrika 2014 | Music Films | Mark Dornford-May | oA

Ten years ago Mark Dornford-May won the Berlinale with his adaption U-CARMEN that transplanted the opera into South Africa. Now he is back with an adaptation of Puccini’s “La Bohème” in Xhosa.


Linoleum | USA 2023 | Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction | Colin West | 12

Cameron (Jim Gaffigan) wanted to be an astronaut, but that didn’t happen. Then a corvette falls from the sky and a younger version of Cameron (also Jim Gaffigan) steps out. There’s also a space capsule in the garden.


Nelyubov | Frankreich/Russland 2017 | Drama | Andrei Zvyagintsev | 16

Andrey Zvyagintsevs unsparing portrait of a broken marriage and a society in a vacuum.

Simindis kundzuli

Simindis kundzuli | Georgien 2014 | Drama | George Ovashvili | oA

Every spring natural islands appear in the Enguri, a river that separates Abkhazia and Georgia, that only last a few months. In this allegorical narrative an older man and a younger woman settle on one of the islands and start to plant corn there, ...

Mali Blues

Deutschland/Mali 2016 | Documentary | Lutz Gregor | oA

More than half of Mali’s territory is controlled by Islamists. Where once the “Festival au Désert“ took place is where secular music is now completely forbidden. Various musicians in the faraway capital Bamako refuse to just accept that.

Mamma Roma

Italien 1962 | Drama | Pier Paolo Pasolini | 16

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Spanien/ Großbritannien/ Frankreich/ Portugal 2018 | Adventure, Science Fiction | Terry Gilliam | 12

The production on Terry Gilliam‘s most recent film kept being disrupted by calamities and legal disputes. Almost 20 years after filming began, the film about a cynical ad executive and an old cobbler who believes he is Don Quixote in coming to the ...

Marianne & Leonard – Words of Love

Marianne & Leonard – Words of Love | USA 2019 | Documentary | Nick Broomfield | oA

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.

Marie et les naufrages

Marie et les naufragés | Frankreich 2016 | Comedy, Liebeskomödie | Sébastien Betbeder

The center of this off-beat love triangle is Marie, a modern-day siren who magically attracts heartbroken men. Her satellites are Siméon, a man whose marriage proposal was rejected, and her ex Antoine, a crisis-prone author with an overdeveloped ...

Daughter of Mine

Figlia Mia | Italien/Schweiz/Deutschland 2018 | Drama | Laura Bispuri

A fishing village in Sardinia: Vittoria was raised by her adoptive mother Tina while her living and mentally unstable mother Angelica didn‘t take care of her. When that changes, a relationship drama begins between the three women.

Mia madre

Mia madre | Italien/Frankreich 2015 | Drama | Nanni Moretti | 6

Margherita has trouble reconciling both her private and business life: no one wants to finance her new film, an old fashioned kitchen sink drama, and her mom is dying.


USA 2020 | Drama | Lee Isaac Chung | 6 | Interview

In his semi-autobiographical film, Lee Isaac Chung depicts Korean-American family Yi, who don‘t move out west in search of the American Dream, but rather from California to rural Arkansas.

Un peu, beaucoup, aveuglement

Un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément | Frankreich 2014 | Comedy | Clovis Cornillac | 6

A 30 year old square pianist and her neighbor, a wealthy, eccentric inventor live in what amounts to basically the same apartment, divided by a soundproof wall. The bitter enemies slowly develop a relationship – without ever meeting each other.

With One's Own Eyes

Mit eigenen Augen | Deutschland 2020 | Documentary | Miguel Müller-Frank | 12

WITH ONE‘S OWN EYES documents the work of the editorial team of ARD‘s political magazine “Monitor“ on a segment about the killing of district president Walter Lübke.


Dänemark/Deutschland/Niederlande 2021 | Drama | Kaweh Modiri | 12

70 year old exiled Iranian Haleh fled her home many years ago after her daughter Mitra was executed. Now an exile organization has found the woman who betrayed Mitra.


Deutschland 2021 | Documentary | Hauke Wendler | oA

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

Mr. Gaga

Deutschland/ Schweden/ Israel/ Niederlande 2015 | Documentary | Tomer Heymann | oA

MR. GAGA portrays the Israeli dancer and choreographer Ohad Naharin.

National Gallery

Frankreich/USA/Großbritannien 2014 | Frederick Wiseman

Frederick Wiseman, one of the inventors of the “direct cinema” style, is famous for his insightful portraits of institutions and their inhabitants. In his latest documentary feature he takes on the National Gallery in London.

National Gallery

Frankreich/USA/Großbritannien 2014 | Documentary | Frederick Wiseman | oA

Frederic Wiseman, one of the inventors of the “direct cinema” style, is famous for his insightful portraits of institutions and their inhabitants. In his latest documentary feature he takes on the National Gallery in London.

Neo Rauch – Gefährten und Begleiter

Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Nicola Graef | oA

Neo Rauch is known for his large figurative paintings inspired by events from German history. Nicola Graef observes the extremely camera-shy painter at work in his studio in Leipzig and talks to his companions.

The Neon Demon

USA/Dänemark/Frankreich 2016 | Horror, Thriller | Nicolas Winding Refn | 16

THE NEON DEMON, set in L.A.’s ruthless fashion industry, is the most recent experiment in extreme stylization by Nicolas Winding-Refn (DRIVE, ONLY GOD FORGIVES).


Nightcrawler | USA 2014 | Drama, Crime Drama, Thriller | Dan Gilroy | 16

A young drifter comes across a TV reporter filming an accident and then demands hundreds of dollars for the footage. Lou develops a taste for blood. He finds himself a camera, buys a police radio, and sets out to find the most gruesome and violent ...


Sutak | Kirgisistan 2015 | Drama | Mirlan Abdykalykov | oA

The daily life of a family of nomads in a remote Kirgizia valley gets disturbed when their grandson returns from living in the city.

The Northman

Großbritannien 2022 | Action, Historical Film, Drama | Robert Eggers

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

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood | USA 2019 | Drama, Crime Drama, Thriller | Quentin Tarantino

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.


L'opéra de Paris | Frankreich/Schweiz 2016 | Documentary, Oper | Jean-Stéphane Bron | oA

In an exacting study with excellent irony, Jean- Stéphane Bron profiles the Parisian Opera, which regards itself as the pillar of the nation and often overlooks the fact that it‘s not nearly as egalitarian as it believes.

The Palace

Italien/Schweiz/Frankreich/Polen 2023 | Comedy | Roman Polanski | 12

An illustrious flock of guests spends New Year’s Eve 1999 in a luxury hotel in the Swiss mountains: snobby millionaires, cosmetically altered old ladies, aggressive Russians with pretty young things in tow.

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Pope Francis – A Man of his Word | USA 2018 | Biography, Documentary | Wim Wenders | oA

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

Peter Handke – Bin im Wald. Kann sein, dass ich mich verspäte

Peter Handke – Bin im Wald. Kann sein, dass ich mich verspäte | Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Corinna Belz | oA

Documentarian Corinna Belz follows up her film about Gerhard Richter with a profile of writer Peter Handke in his house in Paris.

Petrovy v grippe

Petrovy v grippe | Russland 2021 | Drama, Science Fiction | Kirill Serebrennikov | 16

Petrov, a car mechanic, is plagued by the flu like almost all the residents of the city. He gets medication from a friend that causes him to go into a wild and often tumultous stream of thoughts and memories.

Playland USA

Deutschland 2019 | Essay Film | Benjamin Schindler

The essay film by Benjamin Schindler and Jan Wilde sees the US as a country in which reality and illusion is becoming less and less distinguishable.


Deutschland 2017 | Documentary | Monika Hierscher, Matthias Heeder

PRE-CRIME centers on the technology with which the police attempt to predict where potential crimes will happen as well as the tricky issue of who will potentially be the criminal.


Prelude | Deutschland 2019 | Drama, Music Films | Sabrina Sarabi | 12

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


L'envol | Deutschland/Frankreich/Italien 2022 | Drama | Pietro Marcello

In a small Italian village after World War I, Juliette dreams of a Prince Charming who arrives in the form of pilot Jean. Cinematographer Marco Graziaplena shot material on grainy 16 mm, which gives the color saturated, light-filled images a magical ...

The Royal Train

Rumänien/Österreich 2019 | Documentary | Johannes Holzhausen

Princess Margarete of Romania, direct descendent of the last King Mihai I, travels across the Romanian province in a royal saloon carriage. She waves and smiles like a real ruler and is welcomed by crowds waving the flag.

Return to Montauk

Deutschland/Frankreich 2017 | Drama, Love Stories | Volker Schlöndorff | oA

Max (Stellan Skarsgard) is an overconfident writer with a wife, Clara, who loves and admires him. He meets his old flame Rebecca (Nina Hoss) during a stay in New York.

The Salvation

Dänemark/ Großbritannien/ Südafrika 2014 | Western | Kristian Levring | 16

The Danish soldier Jon (Mads Mikkelsen) has built a new life for himself in America and sends for his wife and son to join him. When they are murdered on the journey, Jon seeks revenge and starts a vicious circle of violence.

Scarred Hearts

Inimi cicatrizate | Deutschland/Rumänien 2016 | Drama | Radu Jude | 12

A gravely ill man leads a lonely and reclusive life in a sanatorium while there’s war outside. The enigmatic adaptation of “Scarred Hearts” by Romanian author Max Blecher awakens the desire to delve into his work more.

Une jolie Ch'tite famille

La Ch’tite famille | Frankreich 2018 | Comedy | Dany Boon | oA

Schlachthäuser der Moderne – Slaughterhouses of Modernity

Schlachthäuser der Moderne – Slaughterhouses of Modernity | Deutschland 2022 | Documentary | Heinz Emigholz

Emigholz‘ essay film which was developed in Bolivia, Argentina and Berlin traces the connections and influence between European and Latin American fascism, colonial crimes and commemorative culture.

Les beaux jours d'Aranjuez

Les beaux jours d'Aranjuez | Deutschland/Frankreich 2016 | Drama | Wim Wenders | oA

An adaptation of a one-act play by Peter Handke: a woman and a man sit at a table in a villa garden overlooking Paris. They talk about everything and nothing, about life, and about the constantly changing, difficult, and wonderful relations between ...


USA 2014 | Biography, Drama | Ava DuVernay | 12

Summer 1965: During the fight for voter rights in practice and not just on paper, Martin Luther King and his campaigners organize peaceful protests in Selma. The (white) police force respond with brutal force.

Seneca – On the Creation of Earthquakes

Seneca – On The Creation Of Earthquakes | Deutschland/Marokko 2022 | Historical Film, Drama | Robert Schwentke | 16

Schwentke‘s new film SENECA, revolves around the Roman philosopher who was the teacher and mentor of young emperor Nero for some years and later died due to his proximity to power.


Italien/Deutschland/Mexiko 2020 | Drama, Experimental film | Abel Ferrara | 16

Clint tends a bar in the snowy sticks of possibly Canada. But his journey leads him into himself, towards his past, his regrets and the women he loved.

Siberian Love

Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Olga Delane | oA

Olga Delane moved to Germany at 17 and became a filmmaker. SIBERIAN LOVE compares her Berlin life as a single with the relationship model in her village Onon Borzya in Siberia.

Silly – Frei von Angst

Deutschland 2017 | Documentary, Music Films, Konzertfilm | Sven Halfar | oA

A documentary about the former East German band Silly.

Le fils de l'autre

Le fils de l'autre | Frankreich 2012 | Drama | Lorraine Levy | 6

Eighteen years ago, an Israeli and a Palestinian baby were swapped at birth. When the truth comes out, the young men and their families have to cope with the situation.

Speer Goes to Hollywood

Israel 2021 | Documentary, Film about film-making | Vanessa Lapa | 12

Albert Speer, who was convicted of being a war criminal in Nürnberg, belonged to the social elite of the Federal Republic after his release. In the early 70s, his autobiography was going to be filmed in the US.

Still Alice

Still Alice | USA 2014 | Drama | Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer | 6

Julianne Moore plays a woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Linear, but also loose, with numerous leaps in time, weeks and months are compressed together is the way the film depicts Alice’s progressive mental decline, but also the ...


Stillwater | USA 2021 | Drama | Tom McCarthy | 12

Bill Baker (Matt Damon) from Stillwater, Oklahoma regularly flies to Marseille, where his daughter is charged with killing her roommate.

At War

En guerre | Frankreich 2018 | Drama | Stéphane Brizé | 12

Pay cuts in return for jobs, that was the deal. Now the factory is meant to shut down.

Suite francaise

Suite francaise | Kanada/Frankreich/Großbritannien 2014 | Drama, War Film, Love Stories | Saul Dibb | 12

With her husband missing in action during WWII, French villager Lucille (Michelle Williams) has to shelter a German officer (Matthias Schoenaerts) and falls in love with him. An Adaptation of Irène Némirovsky’s bestselling novel.

The Yes Men – Jetzt wird's persönlich

The Yes Men Are Revolting | USA 2014 | Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Laura Nix

The Yes Men duo Mike and Andy aka Jacques and Igor draw attention to the “collateral damage” of globalized capitalism by their anarchic and daring interventions. A propaganda film.


Till | USA 2022 | Drama | Chinonye Chukwu

TILL tells the story of teenager Emmett Till who was lynched by White people in the 1950s and of his mother Mamie Till who spent her whole life being involved in the civil rights movement.

Titos Brille

Deutschland 2014 | Documentary | Regina Schilling

Trying to make sense of her fractured European identity, Adriana Altares, actor and author, visits the places of her past: Italy where she grew up, Croatia where her parents came from, Giessen where her parents live and Berlin where she herself ...


Tommaso | Italien 2019 | Drama | Abel Ferrara | 12

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.

Der Trafikant

Deutschland/Österreich 2018 | Drama, Literary Film Adaptations | Nikolaus Leytner | 12

17 year old Franz moves to Vienna shortly before Austria‘s so-called “Anschluss“ (annexation) to the Third Reich. He works in a newspaper shop and discusses his love troubles with a special customer – Sigmund Freud.

Treppe aufwärts

Treppe aufwärts | Deutschland 2015 | Drama | Mia Maariel Meyer | 12

Adam successfully outsmarts a slot machine with a computer program. He is paying back his debt that accrued due to his father who suffers from dementia. One day, his 16 year old son Ben stands outside his door.

About Endlessness

Om det oändliga | Schweden 2019 | Drama | Roy Andersson | 12

Episodic and poetic vignettes about life and what one can do against it ending.

Uns geht es gut

Deutschland 2015 | Drama | Henri Steinmetz | NEW RELEASE

Somewhere, sometime that might be today or not, Tubbie, Jojo, Birdie and Marie spend their days hanging out and doing nothing in particular.


Unsane | USA 2018 | Psychothriller, Horror, Drama | Steven Soderbergh | 16

A young woman fleeing from her stalker lands in the psychiatric ward and recognizes one of her nurses as her stalker. Steven Soderbergh shot this simple B movie on his iPhone.


Deutschland 2018 | Documentary | Frauke Lodders | oA

How do the siblings of disabled and seriously ill children deal with their role? A documentary.

Boy Erased

USA 2018 | Biography, Drama | Joel Edgerton | 12

Jared is raised in a caring home, but after telling his father, baptist preacher Marshall (Russell Crowe), about an incident in college, he puts him in the “Love in Action“ program that is meant to drive out his homosexuality.

In Bed With Victoria

Frankreich 2016 | Drama, Comedy | Justine Triet | 12

Lawyer Victoria can argue brilliantly in court but her life outside of work is an utter catastrophe: she keeps pushing her 2 children onto her nannies, her ex writes a blog about her, and even her psychiatrist thinks she’s disturbed.

Der Vorname

Deutschland 2018 | Comedy | Sönke Wortmann | 6

Stephan and Elisabeth want to call their son Adolf. A comedy directed by Söhnke Wortmann (DEUTSCHLAND – EIN SOMMERMÄRCHEN, DAS WUNDER VON BERN).

Der Waldmacher

Deutschland 2022 | Documentary, Porträt | Volker Schlöndorff | oA

Tony Rinaudo has found a simple method to revive the desert soil of the Sahara. Small bushes build a huge root network underground and grow into trees when they are cut. A documentary by Volker Schlöndorff.

Was heißt hier Ende? Der Filmkritiker Michael Althen

Was heißt hier Ende? Der Filmkritiker Michael Althen | Deutschland 2015 | Documentary, Drama | Dominik Graf | oA

The critic Michael Althen, who died way too young in 2011, is one of the most important voices for a generation of film journalists that grew up with the newspaper as an essential medium. Filmmaker Dominik Graf chose to honor his friend in a very ...

Lost in Karastan

Lost in Karastan | Großbritannien/Georgien/Frankreich 2014 | Comedy | Ben Hopkins | 12

The celebrated author and filmmaker Emil Forester is invited to a festival in a fictitious Caucasus republic and meets a film enthusiast dictator, who makes Forester an offer he can’t refuse: The film adaptation of Karastanian national myth.

Never Look Away

Werk ohne Autor | Deutschland 2018 | Drama, Thriller | Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | 12

WERK OHNE AUTOR is about the career of a German artist inspired by the biography of Gerhard Richter against the background of Nazism, Communism, and capitalism.

Where is Rocky II?

Where Is Rocky II? | Deutschland/ Frankreich/ Italien/ Belgien 2016 | Documentary | Pierre Bismuth | 6

In 1979 artist Ed Ruscha planted an artificial rock somewhere in the desert. In his playful WHERE IS ROCKY II? filmmaker Pierre Bismuth instigates a search for the elusive object that is part real, part fiction and very amusing.

Hiso hiso boshi

Hiso Hiso Boshi | Japan 2015 | Science Fiction | Sion Sono | oA

Android Yoko Suzuki works for an intergalactic delivery service, delivering parcels to the few remaining humans she tracks down in the barren landscapes of faraway galaxies - filmed in the abandoned villages surrounding the nuclear reactor of ...

White Shadow

Deutschland/USA/Italien/Tansania 2013 | Drama | Noaz Deshe

The African boy Alias is albino and is persecuted because of his skin color. WHITE SHADOW is above all an escape story, an endless fight for survival and running away from danger and persecution, only broken by short moments of quiet where Alias can ...

Heaven on Earth

Så ock på jorden | Schweden 2015 | Drama | Kay Pollak | 6

WIE AUF ERDEN takes place only a few months after its extremely successful prequel WIE IM HIMMEL ended: the charismatic conductor Daniel is dead, his girlfriend Lena is raising their child on her own and the local choir tries to put on stage ...

Wiedersehen mit Brundibar

Deutschland 2014 | Documentary | Douglas Wolfsperger | oA

From 1942 to 1944 the children's opera BRUNDIBAR was regularly performed at the Theresienstadt concentration camp. The Schaubühne Berlin has re-staged the opera with an amateur youth theatre group. Documentary.

Wilde Maus

Deutschland/Österreich 2017 | Black Comedy | Josef Hader | 12

Josef Hader wears many hats as the writer, director, and protagonist: Georg, a music critic and misanthrope in his best years, just got laid off from his magazine, has a marriage with psychotherapist Johanna that’s on the rocks, and doesn’t ...

Welcome to Marwen

Welcome to Marwen | USA 2018 | Drama, Biography | Robert Zemeckis | 12

Based on the true-life story of Mark Hogancamp. WELCOME TO MARWEN describes how an artist recovered from a traumatic assault by projecting his anxieties and dreams into a world of dolls and models.

Kis uykusu

Kis Uykusu | Frankreich/Türkei/Deutschland 2014 | Drama | Nuri Bilge Ceylan | 6 | Interview

For his bitter and satirical potrayal of an actor and writer, who has retired into the countryside and passes his time writing resentful columns for the local newspaper while dreaming of writing a major book on the history of the Turkish theatre, ...

Zentralflughafen THF

Deutschland 2018 | Semi-documentary Film | Karim Ainouz | oA

Director Karim Ainouz lives close to the former Airport Tempelhof in Berlin. During one year he documents the daily lives of the refugees who have been stationed there.

Zwei Herren im Anzug

Mittelreich | Deutschland 2018 | Drama, Historical Film, Familiy History | Josef Bierbichler | 12

ZWEI HERREN IM ANZUG follows a Bavarian pub dynasty and in the course of the 20th century in a powerful, overstuffed, and somewhat confusing way.

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