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Art's Home is my Kassel

Deutschland 2013 | Documentary | Katrin Heinz, Susanne Heinz

Katrin and Susanne Heinz, both from Kassel, observe what happens to their city every 5 years when the world’s contemporary art scene comes to town for 100 days.

Baden Baden

Frankreich/Belgien 2016 | Drama, Comedy | Rachel Lang | 6

BADEN BADEN concludes Rachel Lang’s trilogy about her heroine Ana. Instead of returning the production company’s rental car she chooses to drive to her grandmother to build her a shower.

Rak ti Khon Kaen

Rak ti Khon Kaen | Deutschland, Großbritannien, Thailand, Malaysia 2015 | Drama | Apichatpong Weerasethakul | oA

Amitchapong Weerasethakuls CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR is a cinematic poem featuring a medium in contact with the dead and the undead, the dynamics of small town life and a military hospital.

Chamissos Schatten: Kapitel 1 – Alaska und die Aleutischen Inseln

Chamissos Schatten: Kapitel 1 – Alaska und die Aleutischen Inseln | Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Ulrike Ottinger | oA

German avant-garde filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger travels from Alaska to the Bering-Islands in her 12-hour documentary. This is the first part of her filmic collage, a meditation about nature and culture, history and modernity, art and ethnography.


Deutschland 2016 | Drama | Omer Fast

Omer Fast’s second feature is a postmodern thriller that continues his 2012 “Continuity“ installation and is chock-full of unreliable narrators. Everyone is named Daniel and involved with the war in Afghanistan

The Prince and the Dybbuk

Ksiaze i dybuk | Polen/Deutschland 2017 | Documentary | Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosolowski

A cinematic journey following the life of Jewish Pole Michał Waszyński.

Una mujer fantastica

Una mujer fantástica | Deutschland/USA/Spanien/Chile 2017 | Drama | Sebastián Lelio | 12

Marina is trans and happy in her relationship with Orlando. When Orlando dies, his family wants to kick her out of their shared apartment as soon as possible and go so far as wanting to erase her from their family history. She is even told not to ...


Deutschland 2016 | Drama | Bernadette Knoller | oA

Vivian takes an island break from job disasters and relationship troubles in this playful debut full of strange islanders and absurd encounters.

Funeral Parade of Roses

Bara no Sōretsu | Japan 1969 | Drama | Toshio Matsumoto | 18

A rediscovery: an ultra-chic Japanese transgender drama from the 60s, based loosely on the Oedipus myth.

Garten der Sterne

Deutschland/Schweiz 2016 | Documentary | Stéphane Riethauser, Pasquale Plastino | oA

The moving, relaxing, and atmospheric GARTEN DER STERNE is about a cemetery at the heart of Berlin and trans Bernd Bossmann aka Ishgola Androgyn who runs a very special cemetery cafe there.

Das grosse Museum

Das grosse Museum | Österreich 2014 | Documentary | Johannes Holzhausen | oA

Filmed in the style of "Direct Cinema" THE GRAND MUSEUM by Johannes Holzhausen is an impressive and entertaining documentary about Vienna's "Kunsthistorisches Museum".


Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Philip Scheffner | oA

A single unedited youtube clip is stretched into a feature-length film and shows a refugee boat with 13 people far away in the middle of the azure blue sea. We hear more than 20 voices that make up a mosaic of information, tracks, speculations, and ...

Haymatloz – Exil in der Türkei

Haymatloz – Exil in der Türkei | Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Eren Önsöz | oA

During the Nazi era, many Germans sought political asylum in Turkey. In HAYMATLOZ, Turkish filmmaker Eren Önsöz speaks with the descendants of these emigrants.

Bright Nights

Helle Nächte | Deutschland/Norwegen 2017 | Drama, Roadmovie | Thomas Arslan | oA

After the death of his father, civil engineer Michael travels to Norway with his own son. Their relationship is difficult, they don’t talk a lot, fog hangs over the mountains. A road movie about speechlessness and fatherhood.

Wings of Desire

Der Himmel über Berlin | BRD/Frankreich 1986 | Drama | Wim Wenders | 6

Otto Sander and Brunco Ganz as angels watching over Berlin. Wim Wender‘s poetic film is also a historic document of the city before the fall of the Wall.

Ich will mich nicht künstlich aufregen

Deutschland 2014 | Drama | Max Linz

Asta, a young Berlin curator, spends her mornings rearranging her Suhrkamp books and her afternoons doing “Brecht-Yoga”. A highly ironic and visually daring satire of Berlin’s contemporary art world.

In the aisles

In den Gängen | Deutschland 2018 | Drama | Thomas Stuber

Love in a wholesale market microcosm: silent Christian starts a new job in the warehouse. His colleague Bruno shows him how to drive a forklift. Marion seems to like him, but she‘s married.

Inschallah – Ein Imam in Berlin

Inschallah – Ein Imam in Berlin | Deutschland 2017 | Documentary | Antje Kruska, Judith Keil

The documentary follows Imam Sabri, the head of a mosque in Berlin-Neukölln, as he goes about his daily business.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

USA/Irland/Großbritannien 2017 | Black Comedy, Familiy History, Horror | Yorgos Lanthimos | 16

A doctor couple with two great children. A fatherless teenager with a mission. An old secret. After THE LOBSTER, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos depicts the destruction of a middle-class family in his newest nightmare.

Liebe mich!

Liebe mich! | Deutschland 2014 | Drama, Comedy | Philipp Eichholtz | 12

Impulsive and angry young Sarah throws her expensive MacBook out the window because the guy she spent the night with is rejecting her. Maybe the nice guy at the computer shop can fix her laptop. And her life for that matter.

Marvin ou la belle education

Marvin ou la belle education | Frankreich 2017 | Drama | Anne Fontaine | 12

MARVIN is set in two intertwined time periods and is about Marvin Bijoux who grows up in a rough environment of a working-class family in southern France and tries to realize his dream of doing theatre in Paris when he‘s in his early twenties.

Mein wunderbares WestBerlin

Mein wunderbares WestBerlin | Deutschland 2017 | Documentary | Jochen Hick | 16

West Berlin as a gay place of yearning, a place of refuge, an island, and a tourist magnet. A very personal, moving chronology of gay Berlin history from the police raids under paragraph 175, which declared homosexuality to be illegal, to the AIDS ...

Much Loved

Marokko/Frankreich 2015 | Drama | Nabil Ayouch

MUCH LOVED depicts the life and work of four Moroccan sex workers and touches upon many taboo subjects: family, shame, sexual harassment by the police, corruption, transidentity homosexuality, and deeply ingrained patriarchal structures.

Der Nachtmahr

Deutschland 2015 | Drama, Horror, Mystery | AKIZ | 12

A well to do party girl encounters a monster. Nobody believes her, then others start seeing the “Nachtmahr” too. A trippy, spirited, low-budget debut picture.

Orientierungslosigkeit ist kein Verbrechen

Deutschland 2016 | Tatjana Turanskyj, Marita Neher

Greece 2014. A German journalist researches a story about refugees and surveillance. She meets a German activist. They trump around and fight about commitment, economics, and media reality.

The Graduate

The Graduate | USA 1967 | Liebeskomödie, , Youth Film | Mike Nichols | 12

Mike Nichols' timeless classic with Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman is back in cinemas in a beautifully restored version.

Flowers Everywhere

Rudolf Thome – Überall Blumen | Deutschland 2016 | Biography, Documentary | Serpil Turhan

Serpil Turhan, who has acted in several of Rudolf Thome’s films, portrays the writer/director, who created some of the most breezy German films in his rural home in Brandenburg and his attempts to finance his feature ÜBERALL BLUMEN (FLOWERS ...

Schau mich nicht so an

Deutschland/Mongolei 2015 | Drama, Love-story | Uisenma Borchu | 16

In her strange, uncompromising debut feature director Uisenma Borchu plays Hedi, a young woman living out her radically promiscuous, disturbing and liberating independence.

She's Lost Control

USA 2014 | Drama | Anja Marquardt

Ronah works as a sex surrogate. As her own fleeting relationships provide no stability, her demanding work begins to slowly take over her life. When she falls in love with a patient, her hold on reality starts to slip away.


Deutschland 2015 | Drama, Mystery, Psychothriller | Michael Krummenacher | 12

During her Italian holiday Sibylle stumbles across the body of a woman who looks like her. It is only the first of a series of disturbing incidents that begin to threaten Sibylle's mental stability.

Die Stadt als Beute

Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Andreas Wilcke

STADT ALS BEUTE looks at the condition of Berlin’s real estate market. Concerned tenants, slick CEOs, investors and Michael Müller, former senator of urban development and current Berlin mayor are interviewed, revealing a chilling the neoliberal ...


Italien/USA 2018 | Horror, Dance Film | Luca Guadagnino | 16

A strange dance school, brutal murders, a coven. Luca Guadagnino‘s eagerly awaited new adaptation of Dario Argento‘s horror classic.

Der traumhafte Weg

Deutschland 2016 | Drama | Angela Schanelec | 12

Summer vacation. A break-up. A spilled wine glass. A shoe. Angela Schanelec lets her images convey life paths, or rather moments. Radical jumps steer the concentration to the almost tactile materiality of her filmic cosmos.


USA 2015 | Biography, Drama | Jay Roach | 6

Abiopic about famous communist screenwriter Dalton Trumbo who was forced to stop publishing by McCarthy and his "House Un-American Activities Committee" in the late 1940s and continued to write under a false name.

Ursula Mamlok – Movements

Ursula Mamlok – Movements | D 2014 | Biography, Documentary | Anne Berrini

The filmmaker Anne Berrini follows the composer in Germany while she works and accompanies her to New York City where Ursula Mamlok prepares for the season finale concert of the League of Composers and meets old friends.

Usedom – Der freie Blick aufs Meer

Usedom – Der freie Blick aufs Meer | Deutschland 2017 | Documentary | Heinz Brinkmann | oA

Heinz Brinkmann from Heringsdorf made a film about the spa in Usedom, the history of island tourism, and the people who live and work on the island.

Lose Myself (Vergiss mein Ich)

Vergiss mein Ich | Deutschland 2014 | Drama | Jan Schomburg | 12

A woman suddenly and unexpectedly loses her memory and has to re-learn emotions, relationships and social interaction. In the light of her complete memory loss, she has to reinvent and reimagine herself and starts a performance called identity.


Deutschland 2015 | Drama | Carolina Hellsgard | 12

In her promising debut Swiss director Carolina Hellsgård tells the story of Wanja, a young woman who is released from prison and has to find her way back into the community.

Wer hat Angst vor Sibylle Berg?

Deutschland 2015 | Documentary | Wiltrud Baier, Sigrun Köhler | oA

This sympathetic portrait of the famous Swiss-German feminist writer doesn’t attempt to paint a complete picture of her life.

What is Left

I 2013 | Documentary | Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazzi | oA

What remains of the Italian Left after Berlusconi and what does it even mean today to be a "leftist"? The ambiguous title of Luca Ragazzi und Gustav Hofer's latest documentary is cleverly chosen. In the film they set out to explore the state of ...

Relatos salvajes

Relatos salvajes | Argentinien 2014 | Comedy | Damián Szifron | 12

In WILD TALES Argentinian director Damián Szifrón concocts six different stories in which formerly well behaved citizens hit their limit and indulge in bizarre revenge scenarios.

Wo willst du hin, Habibi?

Deutschland 2015 | Drama, Comedy, Love-story | Tor Iben | 12

Ibo, an educated gay German of Turkish descent, secretly works in a gay porn cinema, until one day he hides the small time criminal Alexander, a heterosexual, muscular working class guy.

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