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1000 Arten Regen zu beschreiben

Deutschland 2017 | Drama | Isabel Prahl | 12

What other teens do for days is something Mike has been doing for weeks: he isn‘t coming out of his room.

800 mal einsam – Ein Tag mit dem Filmemacher Edgar Reitz

800 mal einsam – Ein Tag mit dem Filmemacher Edgar Reitz | Deutschland 2019 | Documentary | Anna Hepp | oA

Filmmaker Anna Hepp portrays legendary auteur filmmaker Edgar Reitz, the director of the “Heimat“ Series and the co-initiator of the Oberhausen Manifesto.

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl | Deutschland 2019 | Drama, Literary Film Adaptations | Caroline Link | oA

In the adaptation of the young adult classic by Judith Kerr, Caroline Link has struck the unsentimental tone of the source.

Amelie rennt

Deutschland/Italien 2017 | Drama, Youth Film | Tobias Wiemann | 6

Amelie is 13 and the rudest girl in Berlin. When she gets sent to a sanitarium in the mountains because of her asthma, she escapes. She meets 15 year old Bart in the mountains who takes her on a dangerous expedition.

Back for Good

Deutschland 2017 | Comedy, Drama | Mia Spengler | 12

Angie – peroxide blonde, tanning salon brown, fitness studio hard – dreams of participating in TV‘s Jungle Camp but has to return to her mother in the province due to a lack of funds. It‘s temporary of course, just until she becomes TV ...

Black Box

Deutschland/Belgien 2023 | Thriller, Drama | Aslı Özge

The police imposes a ban on going out due to an unspecified suspicion of terrorism in an apartment building in Berlin. Under the pressure from outside, loyalties crumble, relationships and once trusted assumptions collapse, distrust and fear run ...

Dancing Pina

Deutschland 2022 | Documentary, Dance Film | Florian Heinzen-Ziob

The Wuppertal dance theater is trying to keep the work of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch alive after her death and gain a new audience for her pieces by performing new stagings with other companies, among other things.

Blaga's Lessons

Uroticite na Blaga | Bulgarien/Deutschland 2023 | Drama | Stephan Komandarev

Stephan Komandarev’s film works like a Brecht drama: a figure who initially has moral integrity becomes an accomplice to inhumane circumstances out of necessity.

God's Own Country

Großbritannien 2017 | Drama, Love-story | Francis Lee | 12

Johnny Saxby leads a tough, lonely life on his father’s farm in Yorkshire. When Romanian seasonal worker Goerghe shows up and Johnny falls in love a whole new world opens for him.


Golda | Großbritannien 2023 | Historical Film, War Film | Guy Nattiv


Österreich/Luxemburg 2021 | Drama, Crime Drama | Stefan Ruzowitzky | 16

In 1920, former detective Perg and his troop return to Vienna from imprisonment after the lost war. The past catches up with Perg when a brutal series of murders kill his wartime friends. Digitally added backgrounds of slanted, falling city ...

Jeder schreibt für sich allein

Deutschland/Frankreich 2023 | Documentary | Dominik Graf | 12

Dominik Graf follows the traces of writers in Nazi Germany in an almost three hour long documentary.


Deutschland 2019 | Drama | Jan Ole Gerster | oA

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

Sein oder Nichtsein – Lars Backstage

Sein oder Nichtsein – Lars Backstage | Deutschland 2022 | Documentary, Porträt | Reiner Holzemer | 6

Reiner Holzemer accompanies the outstanding actor Lars Eidinger during his stage appearances as Hamlet and Richard III, film shoots, at night in cabs and in the rehearsals of the Salzburg “Jedermann“ in 2021.

The Euphoria Of Being

A létezés eufóriája | Ungarn 2019 | Documentary, Porträt | Réka Szabó

94 year old Holocaust survivor Éva Pusztai-Fahidi rehearses a performance with young dancer Emese Cuhorka that is meant to bring the trauma of the past to the stage. The documentary accompanies the process.

Long Shot

Long Shot | USA 2019 | Comedy | Jonathan Levine | 12

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

Macht das alles einen Sinn? – Und wenn ja – warum dauert es so lange?

Macht das alles einen Sinn? – Und wenn ja – warum dauert es so lange? | Deutschland 2018 | Documentary | Andreas Wilcke

A Berlin theater legend, controversial, glorified, and now history after 2 decades: Andreas Wilcke followed Volksbühne director Frank Castorf‘s last season (2016/17) with a camera.


Deutschland / Australien 2015 | Drama, Experimental film | Julian Rosefeldt | oA

Cate Blanchett presents the manifestos of 20th century art movements in 13 roles, playing everything from a punk to a strockbroker. MANIFESTO is the film version of Julian Rosefeldt‘s video installation that could be seen in Hamburger Bahnhof in ...

Miss Holocaust Survivor

Deutschland 2022 | Documentary | Radek Wegrzyn | 12

Every year, a charity home for Holocaust survivors in Haifa puts on the unusual beauty contest “Miss Holocaust Survivor,“ organized by evangelical Christians seeking forgiveness for Christians’ actions during the Holocaust.


Deutschland 2017 | Documentary | Christoph Hübner, Gabriele Voss | 6

Christoph Hübner and Gabriele Voss asked the descendants of Nazi perpetrators about what knowing about their father and grandfather‘s deeds has done to their lives.

Die Nacht der Nächte

Deutschland 2017 | Documentary | Yasemin Samdereli, Nesrin Samdereli | oA

In their first documentary, sisters Yasemin and Nesrin Samdereli (ALMANYA) follow four couples in four continents that have been together for 55 years and ask how living together for so long works.

Petite maman

Petite maman | Frankreich 2021 | Drama, Fantasy | Céline Sciamma | oA

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

Pink Elephants

Deutschland 2018 | Documentary | Susanne Bohlmann, Christopher Hawkins | 12

Bernard Hiller markets himself as the "Hollywood's leading acting coach." His courses are considered to be a life-changing experience by many.

Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush

Rabiye Kurnaz gegen George W. Bush | Deutschland/Frankreich 2022 | Drama | Andreas Dresen | 6

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

She Came to Me

USA 2023 | Rebecca Miller


Pokot | Deutschland/ Schweden/ Polen/ Tschechien/ Slowakei 2017 | Drama, Crime, Mystery | Agnieszka Holland | 12

Brutally murdered hunters are found in a backwoods village on the Polish-Czech border. There are deer traces next to the corpses. Did the animals take their revenge?

Die Unbeugsamen

Deutschland 2020 | Documentary, Politfilm, Sociological Film | Torsten Körner | oA

A documentary about the women politicians of the "Bonner Republik".

The Invisibles

Die Unsichtbaren – Wir wollen leben | Deutschland 2017 | Semi-documentary Film, Drama, Historical Film | Claus Räfle | 12

Around 7,000 people escaped the Nazis in Berlin by “going underground” and trying to survive illegally. Claus Räfle’s film tells the story of four of them: Cioma Schönhaus, Ruth Arndt, Eugen Friede, and Hanni Lévy.

Varda by Agnès

Varda par Agnès | Frankreich 2019 | Semi-documentary Film | Agnès Varda | 12

The exuberant French documentarian Agnès Varda passed away last year. In VARDA PAR AGNÈS, arriving in cinemas posthumously, she assembled director talks, lectures, and anecdotes and made a charming self-portrait.

Illusions perdues

Illusions perdues | Frankreich 2021 | Drama, Historical Film | Xavier Giannoli

Xavier Giannolis adaptation of the eponymous novel by Honoré de Balzac is opulent and precisely staged, but completely relies on the text for the important aspects of the narrative, for the categorization and interpretation of the events.

Walter Kaufmann: What A Life!

Walter Kaufmann: Welch ein Leben! – What A Life | Deutschland 2021 | Documentary, Porträt | Karin Kaper, Dirk Szuszies | 12

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

Kiss My Wounds

Wann kommst du meine Wunden küssen? | Deutschland 2022 | Drama | Hanna Doose | 16

In her second feature film, Hanna Doose brings together a group of forty-somethings with a shared past in a siuation that reopens old conflicts and forces them to break through the years of silence.

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