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Skateboard fahren und den Wind im Tschador spüren
Noir: die Dunkelheit des Geistes
„Niemand kann sich auf eine sichere Position zurückziehen“
„Das Unausgesprochene ist das Wichtige“
„Interessantes kommt aus unerwarteten Ecken“
"Wenn man nichts mehr kalkuliert oder hinterfragt - dann kann man von Liebe sprechen"
"Gesellschaftliche Verantwortung darf kein Kriterium sein"
Die Erfindung des wirklich echten weiblichen Stars
„Tatsache ist doch, dass unser Leben aus einer Aneinanderreihung von Ungewissheiten besteht.“
„Ich würde sagen, dass ich eine gewisse innere Ungemütlichkeit anstrebe“
„Wir waren nur ein kleines, ziemlich schräges Low-Budget-Projekt“
Grossbritannien/USA 2019 | War Film, Drama, Historical Film | Sam Mendes | 12
Simply breath-taking or blatant pro-military propaganda? Our authors Tom Dorow and Jared Abbott take opposing views to director Sam Mendes' and cinematographer Roger Deakins' one-take-film about two British soldiers in World War I.
Nick Cave – 20.000 Days on Earth | Großbritannien 2014 | Essay Film, Music Films | Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard | 6
A portrait of the singer and author Nick Cave on the fictitious 20.000th day of his life develops into an essay of the driving forces behind the artist´s creativity.
Großbritannien 2015 | Drama | Andrew Haigh | oA
Kate (Charlotte Rampling) and Geoff (Tom Courtenay) are about to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary when news reaches them that Geoff’s former girlfriend Katya who died in a hiking accident has been found in a glacier. The perfectly ...
6 Jahre, 7 Monate und 16 Tage. Die Morde des NSU | Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Sobo Swobodnik
The National Socialist Underground murders were some of the most traumatic episodes in recent German history. 10 murders from Munich to Hamburg within 6 years, 7 months, and 16 days. The documentary strives to represent the trauma and depict the ...
7 Days at Entebbe | Großbritannien 2018 | Historical Film, Politthriller, Action, Thriller, Crime Drama | José Padilha | 12
José Padilhas adaptation of the hijacking of an Air France plane on June 27th 1976 by two members of the “Popular Front of the Liberation of Palestine“ and the German members of the “Revolutionary Cells“ Winfried Böse and Brigitte Kuhlmann ...
Above & Below | Deutschland/Schweiz/USA 2015 | Documentary | Nicolas Steiner
A couple living in a Las Vegas sewer, a loner in an abandoned military bunker, an army veteran in a Mars research station in the desert. ABOVE AND BELOW is a visually stunning and gentle documentary about people who live where the world ends.
Schweiz/Argentinien 2011 | Drama | Milagros Mumenthaler
After the death of their grandmother, three Argentinian sisters have to come to terms with a life on their own in this mellow film about a generation shaped by experiences of exile.
Ha'berech | Israel/Frankreich 2021 | Drama | Nadav Lapid | 12
Nadav Lapid‘s film is pure provocation, but also a psychogram of a man in personal crisis and is at least partially autobiographical.
Schweiz 2019 | Documentary | Rita Ziegler | oA
A documentary about the measured Swiss painter of abstract forms and landscapes.
All the Money in the World | USA 2017 | Thriller, Drama, Crime Drama | Ridley Scott | 12
Ridley Scott’s film about the 1973 abduction of Paul Getty III in Italy and his grandfather J. Paul Getty’s refusal to pay the ransom money is a tight thriller with a philosophical twist.
Frankreich/USA 2021 | Musical, Drama | Leos Carax | 12
At its root a very current version of A STAR IS BORN, the collaboration between Leos Carax and the Mael brothers Ron and Russel of the band Sparks is filled to the brim with visual and musical ideas.
USA 2015 | Animation, Comedy | Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson | 12
ANOMALISA by Charlie Kaufman is a tender stop motion animation for adults about a successful author and motivational trainer who is so depressed that all voices sound the same to him. Then one day he hears a voice that is different: it belongs to a ...
Jeszcze dzien zycia | Spanien/ Polen/ Deutschland/ Spanien/ Ungarn 2017 | Animation, Drama, Semi-documentary Film | Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow | 12
Polish “reporter of the century“ Riszard Kapuszinski was the only European journalist in Angola in 1975 during the war between socialist MPLA and the FNLA/UNITA coalition supported by South Africa. An atmospheric animated film with interviews ...
Antiporuno | Japan 2016 | Drama | Sion Sono | 16
Sion Sono‘s ANTIPORNO was made as part of a series of films with Japanese studio Nikkatsu that tried to revive the films of the “Pinku Eiga“ or “Roman Porn“ tradition from the 70s.
Re dai wang shi | China 2021 | Drama, Thriller | Wen Shipei | 16
The weather always determines the atmosphere here, and it‘s no coincidence that the (anti-) hero in this stylistic debut about guilt and memories repairs air-conditioners.
Amazing Grace | USA 2018 | Documentary, Music Films, Konzertfilm | Sydney Pollack, Alan Elliott | oA
ARETHA FRANKLIN: AMAZING GRACE is a fascinating, dazzling historic document about a career highlight of one of the greatest singers of the 20th century, and about the production of one of her most successful albums.
Arrival | USA 2016 | Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction | Denis Villeneuve | 12
Denis Villeneuve’s new film ARRIVAL is a philosophical Sci-fi film in which aliens teach a linguistics professor, who just lost her daughter to cancer, about circular temporal consciousness.
Piazzolla - The Years of the Shark
Piazzolla, los años del tiburón | Argentinien/Frankreich 2018 | Documentary, Music Films | Daniel Rosenfeld
An intimate portrait of tango revolutionary Astor Piazzola in super 8 family films, recordings of conversations with his daughter Diana from the 80s, and current stories from his son Daniel.
The Best Years
Gli anni più belli | Italien 2020 | Drama | Gabriele Muccino | 12
The melodramatic Italian generational epic THE BEST YEARS, is about love, friendship, competition, and class conflicts between three men and a woman who met as teenagers in 1982.
All of a Sudden | Deutschland/Frankreich/Niederlande 2016 | Drama | Asli Özge | 12
In her first German language picture Asli Özge paints a claustrophobic picture of small town society: when junior banker Karsten makes a mistake and is consequently charged with “nonassistance to a person in danger”, his wife leaves him, his ...
First Man | USA 2018 | Biography, Drama, Historical Film | Damien Chazelle | 12
Damien Chazelle‘s screen adaptation of the first moon expedition is about the dark side of the expedition, the hardships, failures, and the loneliness of an astronaut in space.
Out of the Furnace | USA/Großbritannien 2013 | Drama, Crime Drama, Thriller | Scott Cooper | 16
A star-packed film, this bleak revenge drama is about two brothers in a working-class steel town on the edge of the Appalachians.
Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Sergei Loznitsa | oA
Sergei Loznitsa films the visitors of the Sachsenhausen memorial on a hot summer day. A reflection on history and remembrance.
Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Sergei Loznitsa
Sergei Loznitsa films the visitors of the Sachsenhausen memorial on a hot summer day. A reflection on history and remembrance.
Deutschland 2015 | Documentary, Music Films | Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck, Heiko Lange | 16
A fast paced montage of TV-features, videos and Super-8-films, B-MOVIE tells the story of one of the most exciting periods of the West-Berlin music scene, from the perspective of Mark Reeder, an Englishman from Manchester, who moved to Berlin in ...
Österreich 2017 | Documentary | Katharina Rohrer, Gil Levanon | 6
A portrait of young Israelis who moved to Austria and Germany, countries where their grandparents were persecuted.
Barakah yoqabil Barakah | Saudi-Arabien 2016 | Comedy | Mahmoud Sabbagh
Young public affairs officer Barakah falls in love with Bibi, a boutique owner’s daughter, in this Saudi Arabian romantic comedy. The two want to get closer, but that isn’t easy to do in a country where everything is separated by gender.
USA 2017 | Sportfilm, Comedy, Biography | Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | oA
Following the formation of the Women's Tennis Association, Billie Jean King is challenged to a match by 55- year-old tennis buffoon Bobby Riggs. The match is marketed as a BATTLE OF THE SEXES. At the same time, King falls for stylist Marilyn.
USA/Großbritannien 2016 | Documentary | Ron Howard | 6
Ron Howard’s documentary shows excerpts of Beatles live shows from 1963 to 1966, the year when the band decided not to perform in public anymore. The film also chronicles the band’s story during the height of Beatlemania.
Belluscone. Una storia siciliana | Italien 2014 | Documentary | Franco Maresco
Satirist Franco Maresco examines the culture of the Neapolitan-Sicilian mafia and their relationship to Silvio Berlusconi. Two singers from the clan of ”impressario” Ciccio Mira dedicated their song “I'd like to meet Berlusconi” to the ...
D 2013 | Documentary | Arne Birkenstock | oA
Wolfgang Beltracchi, a relaxed and nice guy and eloquent talker who made millions producing and selling fake classic modern art before he was caught. In this amusing portrait he talks about the art world and his scams.
Frankreich 2021 | Historical Film, Drama, Love Stories | Paul Verhoeven | 16
BENEDETTA is a nunsploitation film, there‘s no doubt that about that. However, in his adaptation of the life of mystic Benedetta Carlini, Paul Verhoeven takes her visions and the religious meaning of her sexual relationship with novice Bartolomea ...
Berlin Alexanderplatz | Deutschland/Niederlande 2020 | Drama, Literary Film Adaptations, Metropolitan Movie | Burhan Qurbani | 12
In Burhan Qurbani‘s new adaptation of Döblin‘s “Berlin Alexanderplatz,“ Franz Biberkopf is replaced by Francis, a migrant from Guinea-Bissau who feels responsible for his wife‘s drowning in the Mediterranean and wants to become a good ...
Avant l'hiver | Frankreich 2013 | Drama | Philippe Claudel | 12
Paul (Daniel Auteuil), a neurosurgeon, is being followed by a young Moroccan waiter named Lou. He starts receiving anonymous bouquets of flowers. Philippe Claudel’s unconventional combination of thriller, marriage drama, and a critical picture of ...
Frankreich/Italien 2015 | Thriller | Luca Guadagnino | 12
Luca Guadagninos Version of SWIMMING POOL (1969) is set on the Italian Island Pantelerria, where a rock singer (Tilda Swinton) has retreated with her lover to heal from an operation on her vocal chords. When her ex-partner Harry and his daughter ...
Le livre d'image | Frankreich/Schweiz 2018 | Experimental film, Drama | Jean-Luc Godard
Jean Luc Godard‘s THE IMAGE BOOK is a testament, a collage, a modern poem about film and reality, representation and democracy, politics and revolution, and control and life.
Billie | Großbritannien 2019 | Documentary, Biography | James Erskine | 12
A kaleidoscope-like image of Billie Holiday emerges out of around 200 hours of tape and cassette recordings of interviews with the singer‘s friends and companions.
USA 2016 | Biography, Drama, Historical Film | Nate Parker | 16
Film pioneer D.W. Griffith’s THE BIRTH OF A NATION was the first feature-length film that had its own fully developed film language – a racist concoction. Director Nate Parker tells the story of the 1831 slave uprising led by Nat Turner anew ...
BlacKkKlansman | USA 2018 | Biography, Comedy, Crime Drama | Spike Lee | 12
BLACKKKLANSMAN tells the (true) story of black police detective Ron Stallworth who pretended to be a white racist on the phone and entered the most inner circle of the Ku Klux Klan in the 70s.
Kanada/USA/Großbritannien 2017 | Science Fiction | Denis Villeneuve | 12
A sci-fi film directed by Denis Villeneuve with Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, and Ana de Armas.
Blood Simple | USA 1984 | Thriller, Crime, Crime Drama | Joel Coen | 18
A revival of the restored version of the Coen brothers 1984 debut. Bar owner Marty hires sleazy detective Vissar to kill his wife Abby and her lover Ray, but Vissar has his own plans.
USA 2013 | Thriller | Jeremy Saulnier | 16
Dwight is a homeless guy who lives in a broken down car on the beach. His life changes when a killer gets out of prison. Excellent Noir-Thriller with nods to classic European crime movies and a fantastic Macon Blair in the leading role.
Blutgletscher | A 2013 | Horror, Thriller | Marvin Kren | 16
A thawing glacier in the Alps frees evil microbe parasites with the ability to transform into any creature they come into contact with and turn them into monster chimeras. An entertaining attempt at an Austrian creature movie.
Dylda - Beanpole
Dylda | Russland 2019 | Drama, War Film | Kantemir Balagov | 12
Leningrad, 1945: Iya, nicknamed“beanpole,“ is a nurse who takes care of disabled war veterans in a military hospital and tries to support herself and her son while waiting for her partner Masha to return home from the front.
Book Club | USA 2018 | Comedy | Bill Holderman | oA
Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen play four college friends who have had a book club for years and are inspired to have romantic adventures after reading “Fifty Shades of Gray.“
Borg McEnroe | Dänemark/Schweden/Finnland 2017 | Sportfilm, Drama | Janus Metz Pedersen | oA
Sverrir Gudnason is Swedish tennis champion Björn Borg. Shia LaBeaof is his rowdy opponent John McEnroe.
USA 2002-2014 | Drama | Richard Linklater | 6
Richard Linklater filmed Boyhood with the same cast over a 12-year period. The film starts when the young boy, Mason (Ellar Coltrane), is 6 and ends when he leaves home and goes to college at 18.
Britt-Marie var här | Schweden 2019 | Drama, Literary Film Adaptations | Tuva Novotny | oA
63 year old Britt-Marie is meant to train a children's soccer team without having a clue about the sport.
Bunch of Kunst | Deutschland 2017 | Biography, Documentary, Music Films | Christine Franz
A documentary about the British working-class electro-dance-punk band Sleaford Mods.
Cafe Nagler | Deutschland/Israel 2016 | Documentary | Yariv Barel, Mor Kaplansky | oA
Mor Kaplansky great-great-grandparents had a café at Moritzplatz in Berlin before their emigration to Palestine in 1925. Mor has heard glorious stories about the fame of Café Nagler from her grandmother Naomi, but its traces are hard to find in ...
Deutschland/USA 2014 | Documentary, Drama | Bastian Günther | oA
A man searches for mosquito breeding grounds in CALIFORNIA CITY, where many houses were abandoned following the aftermath of the real estate crash. While he sprays insecticides into kitchen sinks and dried out pools, he dreams of his lost love.
Le capita | Frankreich 2012 | Drama | Constantin Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras (MISSING, Z) is one of the last great European political filmmakers of his generation. His new film is vaguely reminiscent of HOUSE OF CARDS. A young banker becomes the interim president of a large French bank and is totally ...
Großbritannien/China/USA 2021 | Drama | Paul Schrader
William Tell learned how to count cards in prison, where he was serving time for his war crimes in Abu Ghraib. He moves from casino to casino, dispassionately playing poker and black jack according to mathematical probabilities at the low stakes ...
Tierra de carteles | Mexiko/USA 2015 | Action, Documentary, Drama | Matthew Heineman
Vigilantes free a city from cartel violence in Mexico while paramilitary groups go after drug smugglers in Arizona.
USA 2016 | Drama | Kelly Reichardt | oA
Kelly Reichardt’s films show great affection for her unsure heroes and heroines who are muddling through somehow. This time four women from Livingston, Montana are the center of three very loosely connected episodes that depict the undersides of ...
Griechenland 2015 | Drama, Comedy | Athina Rachel Tsangari | 6
In this new exponent of the „Greek Weird Wave“ five men on a yacht in the Aegean play a bizarre game. They compete in everything, from the biggest erection to the most elegant sleeping position to the best way to prepare a seafood salad. The ...
CINEMA OBSCURE presents classic and modern genre movies. In February, the series delivers a full dose of independent horror films. There is the excellent character driven STARRY EYES, also featuring wonderful Satanists, the horror comedy HOUSEBOUND, ...
Frankreich 2018 | Dance Film, Horror | Gaspar Noé | 16
A multi-ethnic troupe dances with endless erotic energy and bliss. Then someone spikes drugs in the sangria and hate and paranoia breaks out. Gaspar Noé has said that CLIMAX is his most political film.
Colonia | Deutschland / Luxemburg / Frankreich 2015 | Drama, Historical Film, Thriller | Florian Gallenberger | 16
On the outside „Colonia Dignidad“ in Chile was a deeply religious German community. Behind closed doors sect leader Paul Schäfer drugged and abused his disciples and ran a prison for the Pinochet regime. Florian Gallenberger uses the real story ...
Color Me Blood Red | USA 1965 | Horror, Comedy | Herschell Gordon Lewis
June is the month to see films by Herschell Gordon Lewis, the master of exploitation cinema. He is best known for creating the “splatter” subgenre of horror films. To celebrate Lewis’ 85th birthday the TILSITER LICHTSPIELE cinema is screening ...
C'mon C'mon | USA 2021 | Drama | Mike Mills
Radio journalist Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) interviews children in different cities about their plans, worries, and also, what makes them happy. When his sister Vivien has to take care of her mentally distressed ex-husband, Johnny takes Vivien‘s ...
Deutschland 2020 | Satire, Politfilm | Johannes Naber | 12
In his passionate political satire, Johannes Naber dramatizes one of the largest spy scandals in recent decades: the involvement of the BND in the falsified information about bioweapons experiments in Iraq that served to justify the Iraq War.
Deutschland 2014 | Drama, Historical Film | Fatih Akin | 12
Fatih Akin concludes his trilogy about Love, Death and the Devil with the epic story of the Armenian blacksmith Nazaret Mamoolian's search for his daughters after the Armenian genocide in 1915.
Frankreich 2017 | Drama, Biography, Music Films | Lisa Azuelos
DALIDA is a wild biopic about a once famous singer; a portrait of passion, dreams, and the melancholy of a generation. It is a postmodern musical melodrama and an intense, fiery fantasy about trauma, intoxication, love, and death.
Frankreich 2015 | Drama, Crime Drama | Jacques Audiard | 16
Three Tamil refugees take on the identity of a dead family in order to get visas to Europe. They are now Dheepan, Yalini and Illayal, a false family on the way to become a real one.
Irland/Grossbritannien 2020 | Horror | Liam Gavin | 16
Sofia wants occultist Joseph to conduct the “Abremalin Operation,“ a long process that is meant to end with her facing her guardian angel who will be able to fulfil any wish. A Welsh indie occult horror film.
Sacro GRA | Italien 2013 | Documentary | Gianfranco Rosi | oA
During two years documentary filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi filmed people who live close to the gigantic highway that circles Rome. His poetic portrayal of life at the periphery of the urban moloch has won the Venice Film Festival in 2013.
Kanada/Irland 2020 | Drama | Matt Bissonnette | 16
Sam (Gabriel Byrne) is an alcoholic and a university professor and an old charmer, even if that doesn‘t totally work anymore. Recently, he‘s been having strange hallucinations and is haunted by memories of his father.
USA 2018 | Action, Thriller, Crime Drama, Drama | Karyn Kusama | 12
Nicole Kidman‘s restrained but intense performance as down-and-out policewoman Erin Bell is the highlight of DESTROYER, which tells a typical noir revenge story.
Koh Pich | Deutschland/ Frankreich/ Thailand/ Katar/ Kambodscha 2016 | Drama | Davy Chou | oA
DIAMOND ISLAND tells the classic noir story of a country bumpkin who is seduced by the lures of the big city. The actual protagonist is Boomtown Diamond Island itself which became the meeting place for youths from Phnom Penh.
Polen/Israel 2015 | Drama, Thriller | Marcin Wrona | 12
Peter/Piotr returns from England to his home country Poland to marry. When during the weeding preparations a skeleton is unearthed, everybody pretends that nothing has happened. Based on a Jewish folk tale DEMON is an intelligent horror movie about ...
Ma loute | Deutschland/Frankreich 2015 | Bruno Dumont
Bruno Dumont’s summer tourist farce set in the 1910’s in Normandy feels a bit like the Monty Python “Upper Class Twit of the Year” sketch as a period film with incest and cannibalism.
Großbritannien 2016 | Stephen Frears
Florence Foster Jenkins, the "world's worst singer," was a promising piano player in her youth but lost her musical ability due to a Syphilis related illness. Stephen Frears tells her life story as a feminist tragicomedy.
Österreich/Deutschland 2017 | Documentary | Hüseyin Tabak
Hüseyin Tabak wanted to make a film about his idol, the turkish-kurdish director Yilmaz Güney. His research unearthes deeply toxic personality traits in the celebrated director.
Ah-ga-ssi | Korea 2016 | Park Chan-Wook
Park Chan-Wook’s new masterpiece is set in Korea in the 1930’s. Slick con-man Count Fujiwara sends the petty thief Suki into the household of the rich Kuzuki who holds his niece Hideko prisoner.
Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Aslı Özarslan | 12
Leyla Imret migrated to Germany when she was 6 and returned to her hometown of Cizre in eastern Turkey at 27. She ran for the communal elections as a representative of the social democratic Kurdish party BDP and became the youngest mayor in Turkey. ...
Django | Frankreich 2017 | Biography, Music Films | Etienne Comar | 12
DJANGO is less a film about guitarist Django Reinhardt and more about the attitude the Nazis had to jazz music and the persecution of Sinti and Roma in France.
Italien/Frankreich 2018 | Drama | Matteo Garrone | 16
Subservient dog hairdresser and part-time cocaine dealer Marcello is being terrorized by brutal thug Simone. Matteo Garrone has made a revenge drama with the force of a Verdi opera.
Kanada/USA 2015 | Biography, Documentary | Laura Israel
DON’T BLINK about “The Americans“ photographer Robert Frank isn’t a neat, chronological documentary but more an investigation into what goes into Robert Frank’s artistic process which includes wanderings and reacting to spontaneous ...
Don't worry, he won't get far on foot | USA 2018 | Drama, Biography | Gus Van Sant | 12
A loving biopic from Gus Van Sant about the biting cartoonist and outsider John Callahan who became paralyzed from the neck down after a car accident when he was 21 and likes stepping on people‘s toes with his illustrations.
Long men kezhan | Taiwan 1967 | History, Action, Adventure | King Hu | 16
DRAGON INN (1967) and A TOUCH OF ZEN (1971) by King Hu offer vast landscapes, kinetic action, battle-tested heroines, and are both absolute classics of the martial arts genre.
Doraibu mai kâ | Japan 2021 | Drama | Ryûsuke Hamaguchi | 12
The reserved, very controlled people that this adaptation of a Haruki Murakami short story depicts are very slow to open up. The moments in which pure emotion breaks through are that much more staggering because of it.
USA 2021 | Science Fiction, Adventure, Literary Film Adaptations | Denis Villeneuve | 12
Long-awaited film version of Frank Herbert's scifi-epic. Political intrigue and giant sandworms on the desert planet Arrakis. Young Paul Atreides has to face up to his destiny.
Frankreich, USA, Großbritannien 2017 | Historical Film, War Film, Drama | Christopher Nolan | 12
Äta sova dö | S 2012 | Drama | Gabriela Pichler | NEW RELEASE
Raşa is a hard working girl with a good heart, but when she loses her job times get tough for her and her father. Gabriela Pichler’s EAT SLEEP DIE is reminiscent of Mike Leigh’s tenderly realistic tragi-comedies.
Frankreich 2014 | Drama, Music Films | Mia Hansen-Løve | 12
Based on true events, EDEN tells the story of the 1990s French house scene. The film follows the fortunes of DJ Sven Løve, Paul in the film, from his first raves in an old fortress to the clubs of Paris to the garage raves in New York. But soon a ...
El profugo | ARG / MEX 2020 | Horror, Psychothriller | Natalia Meta
USA 2022 | Drama, Biography | Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann isn‘t a storyteller, he‘s a showman. The actual protagonist of the film isn‘t Elvis, but rather Elvis‘ manager Colonel Tom Parker, one of the most hated villains in show business.
USA 2017 | Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller | Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead | 12
Justin and Aaron, played by directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, fled from a UFO suicide cult as children. When Justin convinces his brother to visit the cult one more time, they notice that the members haven‘t aged a day.
The Theory of Everything | Großbritannien 2014 | Biography, Drama | James Marsh | oA
The adaptation of Stephen Hawking's first wife Jane Wilde's autobiography tells of their long marriage, sends out the message that love overcomes almost everything and draws a symbolic parallel between their love and the place of religion in modern ...
Trydno byt bogom | Russland 2013 | Science Fiction | Aleksei German | 16
Alexei Germans adaptation of the Strugatzki Brothers' novel HARD TO BE A GOD is a pessimistic masterpiece. On a planet that is developmentally 800 years behind Earth, Don Rumata tries to get a doctor out of prison, while a fundamentalist sect ...
Deutschland 2018 | Documentary | Arjun Talwar, Bigna Tomschin | oA
The big Oxen Islands are in the Flensburg fjords. They were farmed by a German tenant farmer community until 2016. The documentary shows the aftermath of a broken dream.
Euforia | Italien 2018 | Drama | Valeria Golino | 12
When Matteo, a high flying, rich art entrepreneur learns that his brother Ettore, a grumpy teacher, has cancer he invites him to stay with him in Rome but doesn't tell him that his condition is terminal.
Deutschland/ Kanada/ Schweden/ Frankreich/ Norwegen 2015 | Drama | Wim Wenders | 6
Tomas, a reclusive writer, kills a little boy in an accident. He experiences a heavy crisis, and his relationship falls apart. The boy's mother helps him overcome his self-doubt. Wim Wender's wonderful film deals with the aftermath of a catastrophic ...
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Everything Everywhere All at Once | USA 2022 | Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure | Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Considering all of its absurd ideas, butt plug jokes, martial arts sequences, wobbly eyes and parallel universes, EEAAO is a very moving and charming family film.
Evolution | Frankreich/Spanien/Belgien 2014 | Drama, Horror, Mystery | Lucile Hadzihalilovic
ÉVOLUTION is a bizarre, oceanic horror trip. A barren island is populated by ten year-old boys and their “mothers”, strange identical looking women, who perform weird rituals and force the boys to undergo frightening medical procedures.
La Giovinezza | Italien/ Frankreich/ Schweiz/ Großbritannien 2015 | Drama | Paolo Sorrentino | 6
Sorrentino’s YOUTH shows two older gentleman in states of crisis, as they worry about their health and artistic integrity in a first rate spa. Hefty jokes, glamorous women, subtle irony and words of wisdom.
Großbritannien 2013 | Drama | Joanna Hogg
Joanna Hogg´s new film tackles upper middle class bohemia through the relationship of H and D, both artists, who are trying to sell the modernist house they have been living in for the last decade. EXHIBTION is a subtle and beautiful ...
Exil | Belgien/Deutschland/Kosovo 2020 | Drama | Visar Morina | 12
Xhafer, an academic in his mid-40s who is of Bosnian origin suspects he is being mobbed at work. His wife thinks he is imagining things. EXIL is a slow burning psycho thriller.
USA 2016 | Drama, Horror | Nicolas Pesce | 16
Francesca’s mother is murdered by a serial killer. The young woman traps the murderer in a barn and develops strange obsessions.
Fabian oder Der Gang vor die Hunde | Deutschland 2021 | Drama, Tragicomedy, Literary Film Adaptations | Dominik Graf | 12
Dominik Graf has filmed Erich Kästner‘s saddest novel. A future Berlin classic.
A fabrica de nada | Portugal 2017 | Drama, Musical | Pedro Pinho
A factory in Portugal is being relocated abroad. The employees occupy the factory, but can‘t produce anything because of a lack of material. So they produce nothing.
Color Out Of Space | USA 2019 | Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Literary Film Adaptations | Richard Stanley | 16
Cult director Richard Stanley tries his hand at Lovecraft. A meteor crashes into a family‘s garden and triggers mutations reminiscent of John Carpenter‘s THE THING.
Irland/Großbritannien 2018 | Drama, History, Comedy | Yorgos Lanthimos | 12
No one has filmed malice, lies, deception as wonderfully as Yorgos Lanthimos has in THE FAVOURITE in a long time.
Ma loute | Deutschland/Frankreich 2015 | Black Comedy | Bruno Dumont | 12
Bruno Dumont’s summer tourist farce set in the 1910’s in Normandy feels a bit like the Monty Python “Upper Class Twit of the Year” sketch as a period film with incest and cannibalism.
Felicite | Frankreich/ Deutschland/ Belgien/ Libanon/ Senegal 2017 | Drama, Music Films | Alain Gomis | 6
Singer Félicité experiences a personal tragedy when her son is severely injured in an accident. She tries to raise enough money to pay for his necessary operation. Alain Gomis’ intoxicating, poetic film is about the dialectic between fighting ...
Bai ri yan huo | China 2014 | Drama, Crime Drama, Mystery | Diao Yinan | 16
A wintery provincial city. A gruesome discovery of a corpse. An unpleasant detective. The winner of the 2014 Berlin Film Festival is a thriller in the tradition of film noir
Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Susanne Binninger
Mixed martial art (MMA) is a controversial kind of martial art in Germany. Television broadcasts of the sport were banned in 2010 but the ban was repealed in 2016. Filmmaker Susanne Binninger follows three German mixed martial artists as they ...
Großbritannien 2017 | Biography, Drama, Romance Films | Paul McGuigan | 6
A beautifully shot melodrama about the last great love of one the biggest film noir femme fatales, Gloria Grahame.
USA/Großbritannien 2020 | Documentary | Luke Holland
Luke Holland asked the perpetrator generation about their memories of the Nazi regime, their involvement and guilt for over 10 years.
USA 2017 | Drama, Thriller | Paul Schrader
Pastor Ernst Toller is seriously ill, he is eaten up by guilt over his son’s death in Iraq. When he meets environmentalists Mary and Michael, his crisis deepens – until he makes a terrible decision.
Großbritannien 2019 | Comedy, Drama, Musical | Chris Foggin | oA
Danny gets tasked with signing the Shanty Choir from Port Isaac to a record label. When he realizes that this was a joke, he is already knee deep in the small town‘s network of relationships.
La mosca en la ceniza | Argentinien 2009 | Drama | Gabriela David | 12
Two rural Argentinian girls, the 19-year-old Patricia, also called Pato, and the older yet somewhat slower Nancy, are offered jobs in the city. Soon it becomes clear that they have been trafficked and are made to work in a brothel in Buenos Aires to ...
La flor – Akt 1 (Episode 1) | Argentinien 2018 | Essay Film, Horror | Mariano Llinas
Mariano Llina‘s 14 hour film consists of six films. The same four actors play the main roles in most of them. A panorama of film narratives and histories arise made up of old horror b-films, Latin musicals, spy films, strange occult entanglements, ...
The Florence Foster Jenkins Story | Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Ralf Pleger | oA
Part fiction part documentary, THE FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS STORY tells the life of the "world's worst singer" in a spectacularly campy way. The singer is played by real life opera star Joyce DiDonato.
Vif-argent | Frankreich 2019 | Drama | Stéphane Batut | 12
In the streets of Paris angel of death Juste gently takes moribund people who can see him to the afterlife.
USA / Deutschland 2008 | M.A. Littler
The Folk Singer - A Tale of Men, Music & America is a journey into the souls of men, maverick roots music and the dying old America.
Kanada 2015 | Drama, Comedy, Mystery | Guy Maddin
In THE FORBIDDEN ROOM Guy Maddin, the great Canadian magician of surreal cinema, resurrects lost and forgotten storylines and compiles them making a meandering, wild and hypnotic cinematic trip.
Irland/Großbritannien 2013 | Comedy | Leonard Abrahamson | 12
British small town wannabe musician Jon stumbles into the band Soronprfbs, led by the charismatic and ingenious FRANK, who never takes his artificial head off. Soon Jon finds himself on a collision course with the excentric members of the Band.
816 | Frankreich/Deutschland 2016 | Drama, History | François Ozon | 12
Quedlinburg, Germany after World War I. Anna meets a young man, who puts flowers on the grave of her fiancé Frantz. Adrien is a young Frenchman, who Anna assumes to be an old friend of Frantz. But Adrien has a secret.
Woman Walks Ahead | USA 2018 | Biography, Drama, History | Susanna White | 12
In 1890 Catherine Weldon wants to paint the portrait of Lakota-Sioux-Chief Sitting Bull, just when the government is about to pass the infamous "General Allotment Acts" and the army contemplates revenge for their defeat at Little Big Horn.
Großbritannien/Norwegen 2014 | Theateradaption, Tragicomedy | Liv Ullmann | 12
The Bergman actor Liv Ullmann directs an adaptation of Strindberg's anti-feminist classic battle of the sexes.
Deutschland/USA 2020 | Documentary | Philipp Reichenheim | 6
Dinosaur Jr. are indie rock pioneers, but there have been reports of tension between the three band members from the beginning. In FREAKSCENE, J Mascis, Lou, and Murph speak openly about the toxic atmosphere in the band.
Frankreich/Großbritannien 2016 | Action, Comedy | Ben Wheatley | 16
Gangsters meet for an arms deal, a petty matter leads to a fight, one person fires followed by everyone firing. Minimalist 70s retro gangster film in the vein of Johnny To’s THE MISSION and Tarantino’s RESERVOIR DOGS.
Deutschland 2018/2019 | Crime Drama, Drama | Christian Alvart | 16
Christian Alvart‘s remake of the Spanish thriller LA ISLA MINIMA (2014) is set in the Oderbruch in 1992. A West German inspector and an East German inspector meet in order to investigate a series of murders targeting young girls.
Deutschland 2015 | Drama | Marc Brummund | 12
1968. Wolfgang’s stepfather decides to put the 14 year old in a Christian reform school called FREISTATT. Beneath the friendly facade lies a regime of forced labor and collective punishment. Director Marc Brummund aligns himself with a classic ...
Deutschland 2015 | Biography, Drama | Gordian Maugg | 12
In his movie M Fritz Lang used sound for the first time and to great effect. Fusing original material with invented scenes FRITZ LANG undertakes an imaginary but well researched exploration of the way Lang conceived M by researching the case of a ...
Les invincibles | Frankreich 2013 | Comedy | Frédéric Berthe | 6
Momo (Atmen Kelif) and Jacky (Gerard Depardieu) are petty criminals who cheat other Boccia players – until Momo falls victim to intrigue and is deported. A light, antiracist summer comedy.
Deutschland 2014 | Horror, Thriller | Michael David Pate | 16
GEFÄLLT MIR is a wild mix of a revenge-drama, teen slasher and Struwwelpeter stories about the dangers of online flirting, German crime-drama and found-footage horror genre.
Deutschland 2013 | Documentary | Martin Gressmann | oA
For over a period of 30 years director Martin Gressmann filmed the area in Berlin where the “Reich Main Security Office” was located, the headquarters of the Gestapo, SS and SD, where the genocide of the European Jews was orchestrated.
Grâce à dieu | Frankreich 2019 | Drama | Francois Ozon | 6
Francois Ozon‘s film about the abuse scandals in the Catholic church is more interested in the victims than the perpetrators. From banker Alexandre, programmer Pierre, to day laborer Emmanuel, the film shows how differently trauma is dealt with.
Deutschland 2015 | Action, Fantasy, Horror | Andreas Marschall, Michal Kosakowski, Jörg Buttgereit | 18
Horror anthology by Germany’s leading genre filmmakers. Jörg Buttgereit’s FINAL GIRL tells the story of a girl’s revenge, in Michal Kosakowski’s MAKE A WISH victim and perpetrator swap roles and Andreas Marschall’s neo-Giallo ALRAUNE ...
USA 2017 | Action, Drama, Science Fiction | Rupert Sanders | 16
Remake of the Japanes anime classic, with impressive visuals and a sharp turn in the philosophy.
Großbritannien 2017 | Gruselfilm, Horror, Theateradaption | Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman | 16
Professor Goodman is tasked with clearing up three ghost sightings by his big role model, TV ghost debunker Charles Cameron who has been missing for decades. A lovingly told and somewhat confusing homage to classic British horror anthologies.
USA 2017 | , Fantasy, Drama | David Lowery | 12
A young couple. The Man, C., dies suddenly in a car crash. The woman, M., survives and is shaken. C. returns as a ghost with no one noticing and observes how the world keeps moving. A gentle, sad, and philosophical ghost film.
Incident in a Ghost Land | Kanada/Frankreich 2018 | Horror | Pascal Laugier | 16
Author Vera returns to the house where she was attacked by intruders as a child. Or maybe she wasn‘t. Pascal Laugier creates a bizarre game with reality and fantasms in his new horror film.
USA 2016 | Documentary, Music Films | Jim Jarmusch | oA
Jim Jarmusch’s documentary GIMME DANGER about The Stooges, who Jarmusch calls the “greatest rock ‘n roll back of all time” right at the beginning is an astoundingly conventional, perhaps deliberately relaxed rock documentary that contrasts ...
USA 2014 | Horror, Thriller | Ana Lily Amirpour | 12 | Interview
At night, the GIRL haunts the streets of Sherhabad "Bad City," an apocalyptic oil mining town. The GIRL has no name, she wears the chador like a superhero’s cape and she takes the souls of men. Then she meets young Arash, a boy who loves nothing ...
The Girl with all the Gifts | USA/Großbritannien 2016 | Drama, Horror, Thriller | Colm McCarthy | 16
Melanie is the most talented among the few children who developed signs of intelligence in spite of their infection with a zombie fungus. Her brain is the last hope for a small group of people who make their way through the infested lands.
Lazzaro | Italien/ Schweiz/ Frankreich/ Deutschland 2018 | Drama | Alice Rohrwacher | 12
Alice Rohrwacher has made a modern sacred story, a parable of oppression, absent resistance, the desire for submission, and group mentalities.
Der Goldene Handschuh | Deutschland 2019 | Horror, History, Biography | Fatih Akin | 18
A film about Fritz Honka, a Hamburg serial killer who kills women at the fringes of post-war society.
Irland/Großbritannien 2012 | Biography, Drama, Music Films | Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn | 6
It is 1976 in Northern Ireland and Terri Hooley is a not-so-young, leftie, one-eyed, pacifist hippie annoyed by the sectarian violence euphemistically known as The Troubles. He decides to open up a record store in Belfast on the most bombed street ...
USA/Irland 2020 | Fantasy | David Lowery | 16
David Lowery (GHOST STORY) has taken on the strange epic “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight“ and has turned it into an even stranger, hypnotic film that is visually reminiscent of German expressionism and the films of Carl Theodor Dreyer.
USA 2015 | Thriller | Jeremy Saulnier | 18
A punk band short on cash perform at a Nazi joint, see something they weren’t supposed to see, and find themselves trapped. A very bloody, suspenseful thriller with believable characters and cleverly devised action sequences in a closed space.
Submergence | USA 2018 | Drama, Thriller | Wim Wenders | 12
A MI6 agent pretending to be a hydraulic engineer and a deep-sea researcher fall in love on the Norman beach. He is then captured by Islamists and she submerges in the Nordic Sea.
Ein großes Versprechen
Deutschland 2021 | Drama | Wendla Nölle
University professor Erik has just retired when his wife Juditha‘s multiple sclerosis flares up.
The Gruesome Twosome | USA 1967 | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | Herschell Gordon Lewis
June is the month to see films by Herschell Gordon Lewis, the master of exploitation cinema. He is best known for creating the “splatter” subgenre of horror films. To celebrate Lewis’ 85th birthday the TILSITER LICHTSPIELE cinema is screening ...
Die guten Feinde – Mein Vater, die Rote Kapelle und ich | Deutschland 2017 | Documentary | Christian Weisenborn | 12
Christian Weisenborn made a touching documentary about the life of his parents Günther and Joy Weisenborn who were part of the anti-Nazi resistance movement coined the “Red Orchestra” by the Gestapo.
Irland/Großbritannien 2015 | Horror | Corin Hardy | 16
In his home-invasion-meets-creature-horror debut Corin Hardy sends a young couple into the Irish woods where “the hallow” live and take revenge on anyone who dares trespass into their territory.
Deutschland/Japan 2016 | Drama, Mystery | Sabu | 16
Strange Mr. Kanzaki arrives in a small town where everyone is depressed. With the help of a “happy helmet“, he reminds all of the people about the happiest moment in their lives and gives them a new vitality. He doesn‘t seem happy at all ...
Deutschland/Österreich/Frankreich 2017 | Drama, Familientragödie | Michael Haneke | 12
Little Eve poisoned her hamster first and her mother next. Her stinking rich family is slowly and steadily self-destructing. Michael Haneke’s new film is somewhere between Chabrol and social satire.
Großbritannien/ Belgien/ Italien/ Deutschland 2018 | Historical Film, Drama | Rupert Everett
Rupert Everett depicts the last years of Oscar Wilde‘s stay in France after being released from prison as a fever dream where memories and recurring fairy tale stories of the happy prince blend together.
Deutschland/Frankreich/Polen 2017 | Drama, Historical Film, War Film | Robert Schwentke | 16
Willi Herold, a 19 year old potential deserter, has just found a captain‘s uniform and is already posturing and beginning to exercise his power.
Hao Ji Le | China 2017 | Animation, Crime Drama | Jian Liu
A bag full of money changes hands numerous times in Liu Jian‘s animated gangster film HAVE A NICE DAY. The mixture of violence, noir atmosphere, and humor is reminiscent of Tarantino and the drawing style evokes comparisons to the US independent ...
Heinrich Vogeler | Deutschland 2022 | Semi-documentary Film, Drama | Marie Noëlle | 12
Jugendstil artist Heinrich Vogeler, who worked a draftsman, painter, and an illustrator as well as a designer and architect, created a poetic and artistic alternative world to daily life. A documentary.
USA 2018 | Horror | Ari Aster | 16
A family tragedy turns into an escalating nighmare in this original and effective horror film.
High Life | Großbritannien/ Frankreich/ Deutschland 2018 | Adventure, Science Fiction, Horror | Claire Denis | 16
In Claire Denis‘ science fiction film a prison spaceship is racing towards a black hole. On board, Dr. Dibs (Juliette Binoche) conducts fertility experiments and lives out her desires in a “fuckbox“ while Monte (Robert Pattinson) remains ...
High Rise | USA 2015 | Action, Drama, Science Fiction | Ben Wheatley | 16
Neurosurgeon Dr. Laing buys an apartment in a posh brutalist high-rise. When the buildings facilities fail, an orgy of violence ensues. A wild adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s cult novel.
Deutschland 2014 | Drama | Christian Bach | 12
Simon's father Hans used to be a successful architect, until he developed schizophrenia. He refuses to take medication and life for the family then becomes increasingly difficult.
Frankreich/USA/Schweiz/Belgien 2016 | Documentary | Raoul Peck | 12
Raoul Peck’s Oscar nominated documentary, based on the unpublished texts from James Baldwin’s estate, is moving in its poetry and staggering in its relevance.
USA 2017 | Biography, Sportfilm, Drama | Craig Gillespie | 12
Right before the 1994 Olympic Winter Games, a man is assigned to hit ice skater Nancy Kerrigan with an iron rod by ice skater Tonya Harding‘s ex husband. A funny and engaging biopic with an excellent cast.
Ich war zuhause, aber... | Deutschland/Serbien 2019 | Drama | Angela Schanelec | 6
Angela Schanelec‘s film ICH WAR ZUHAUSE, ABER… is a film about carrying on after a catastrophe.
Im Labyrinth des Schweigens | Deutschland 2014 | Drama, Historical Film | Giulio Ricciarelli | 12
At a time when no one else in Germany was interested in Nazi crimes, a young prosecutor takes on a case against all obstacles. The case initiates the trial of former Auschwitz camp guards. LABYRINTH OF LIES tells the story of the Frankfurt Auschwitz ...
Au nom de ma fille | Deutschland/Frankreich 2016 | Familiy History, Crime Drama | Vincent Garenq | 12
André Bamberski’s 14-year-old daughter Kalinka died in 1982, while in the care of her mother and her stepfather Dr. Dieter Brombach. Bamberski has fought for decades to bring Brombach, the alleged rapist/murderer of Kalinka, to justice.
V luchakh solnca | Deutschland/ Russland/ Tschechische Republik/ Nordkorea 2015 | Documentary | Vitaliy Manskiy | 6
When Vitaly Mansky applied to film a documentary about an ordinary North Korean girl, every step of production was closely monitored. Nonetheless Mansky managed to secretly film some scenes of North Korean daily life.
Imagine Waking Up Tomorrow and All Music Has Disappeared | Deutschland/Schweiz/Großbritannien 2015 | Documentary, Music Films | Stefan Schwietert | oA
Bill Drummond, an artist and enfant terrible in the British music scene, imagines a world without musical history. In his project “The 17” he arranges very simple, archaic noise-“scores” with volunteers that include factory workers, nuns and ...
Fa yeung nin wah | Hong Kong 2000 | Drama, Romance Films | Wong Kar Wai | 6
Set in Hong Kong in 1962 in a claustrophobic apartment building and portrays the yearning between an editor and a secretary.
USA 2015 | Drama, Crime Drama | Paul Thomas Anderson | 16
Paul Thomas Anderson directs the first ever adaptation of a novel by the cult author Thomas Pynchon. INHERENT VICE is cooler than expected, and, in spite of an abundance of jokes and wild allusions, a melancholy elegy to the hippie era.
Island of the Hungry Ghosts | Deutschland 2018 | Documentary | Gabrielle Brady | 12
Gabrielle Brady‘s award-winning documentary about the Christmas Island follows the work of trauma therapist Poh Lin Lee, who treats interned refugees from the Australian camps.
La Isla Minima | Spanien 2014 | Crime Drama, Thriller | Alberto Rodriguez | 16
Spain 1980, in the marshlands southwest of Sevilla. Two detectives are searching for a serial killer, but the surrounding swamps and marshes aren't the only thinkgs that seem dangerous. Just after the end of the Franco dictatorship, secrets, ...
USA 2014 | Horror | David Robert Mitchell | 12
An incredibly creepy teen horror film: after a romantic encounter Jay finds herself being constantly followed by strange entities that will surely kill her. .
Israel/USA 2017 | Documentary, Biography, Music Films | Alison Chernick
ITZHAK is a warm and entertaining portrait of famous violinist Itzhak Perlman.
Deutschland 2013 | Drama | Edward Berger | 6
Jack is ten-years-old. His mother Sanna is 26. She is a sweet-natured party girl who can’t quite get it together to look after her kids. Jack does his best to care for his younger brother Manuel.
Jam | Japan/Deutschland 2018 | Drama | Sabu | 16
Sabu tells three fast-paced stories that are tied to each other, even though nothing fully connects. JAM is shot with a light tone and is definitely very fun.
Jazz On A Summer's Day | USA 1959 | Documentary, Konzertfilm, Music Films | Bert Stern | 12
In 1958 fashion photographer Bert Stern and his co-director Aram Avakian filmed the Newport Folk Festival. They captured a hip summer audience that attended a musical game-changer on a bright summer‘s day.
Deutschland 2021 | Drama | Christian Schwochow | 12
Maxi‘s mother and her little siblings die in a terrorist attack that is attributed to Islamist terrorists but was actually committed by neo-Nazis. Handsome young Nazi Karl creeps in on Maxi in order to use her for the group‘s propaganda.
USA 2019 | Biography, Drama | Benedict Andrews | 12
SEBERG tells the story of actress Jean Seberg (BREATHLESS), who was driven to numerous suicide attemps by J. Edgar Hoover‘s FBI because she was involved with the black civil rights movement and the Black Panther party.
Joan of Arc
Jeanne | Frankreich 2019 | Historical Film, Drama | Bruno Dumont
Whereas JEANNETTE is sing-songy, JEANNE is talky talky. It has none of the aspirations toward campiness or originality of its predecessor. Missing this eccentricity, the film becomes a trial — for both Joan and the person watching.
Jeannette, l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc | Frankreich 2017 | Musical, Historical Film, Drama | Bruno Dumont
Bruno Dumont‘s extremely odd rock opera about Jeanne d‘Arc‘s childhood is a about the ecstatic decision to revolt.
USA 2019 | Drama, Crime Drama, Thriller | Todd Phillips | 16
THE KILLING JOKE meets TAXI DRIVER and KING OF COMEDY.
D/CH/JA 2013 | Documentary, Music Films | Noel Dernesch, Moritz Springer | oA
A portrait of European reggae migrants Gentleman and Alborosie and their quest for spiritual development is juxtaposed with the harsh realities in Jamaica and discussions about Rastafarianism and dancehall culture in that country.
Le jeune Karl Marx | Deutschland/Frankreich/Belgien 2016 | Biography, Historical Film | Raoul Peck | 6
LE JEUNE KARL MARX portrays the friendship between Marx and Friedrich Engels and the encounters and discussions that lead to them composing the communist manifesto.
Just for the Hell of It | USA 1968 | Drama, Thriller | Herschell Gordon Lewis
June is the month to see films by Herschell Gordon Lewis, the master of exploitation cinema. He is best known for creating the “splatter” subgenre of horror films. To celebrate Lewis’ 85th birthday the TILSITER LICHTSPIELE cinema is screening ...
Frankreich/Neuseeland 2019 | Documentary, Sociological Film | Justin Pemberton | 12
An adaptation of the non-fiction bestseller by Thomas Piketty.
USA / Deutschland 2011 | Documentary | M.A. Littler
“The Kingdom of Survival is a beautiful film about an ugly world.” Noam Chomsky M.I.T 2010
Deutschland 2014 | Documentary | Simone Wendel | oA
Director Simone Wendel returns to her native Kallstadt (birth town of Donald Trump and Heinz Ketchup) and documents the peculiarities of its inhabitants.
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.
Idi i smotri | UdSSR 1985 | Drama, War Film | Elem Klimow | 16
Elem Klimow shows the cruelty of the German Wehrmacht towards Belarussian civilians from the perspective of 12 year old Russian boy who is the only one to survive in a World War 2 massacre.
Komunia | Polen 2016 | Semi-documentary Film | Anna Zamecka
14 year old Oda lives with her autistic younger brother Nikodem and their alcoholic father in a tiny apartment. Oda does everything: she washes, cleans, and takes care of Nikodem. He will have his first communion soon and Oda hopes that her mother ...
Margrete den første | Dänemark 2021 | Drama, Biography, Historical Film | Charlotte Sieling | 12
A whiff of Netflix fare pervades the film, but the mix of Scandinavian noir and medieval film is very entertaining.
Cordillera of Dreams
La cordillera de los suenos | Frankreich/Chile 2019 | Documentary | Patricio Guzmán | 6
For Chilean documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán, the Cordillera, the central mountain range in the Andes, became a symbol in which Chilean history has been inscribed in during his decades of exile.
The War In Me
Der Krieg in mir | Deutschland/Schweiz 2019 | Documentary | Sebastian Heinzel | 6
La Gomera | Rumänien/Frankreich 2019 | Thriller, Crime Drama | Corneliu Porumboiu | 16
Corneliu Porumboiu has made a funny, intricate crime thriller about a prison escape that involves a policeman having to learn the whistling language of the residents of La Gomera.
Dýrið | Island/Schweden/Polen 2021 | Drama, Fantasy | Valdimar Jóhannsson | 16 | Interview
Ingvar and Maria adopt a very special lamb and treat it like their own child. Will nature take revenge? The rams seem enraged.
USA 1971 | Drama | Dennis Hopper | 12
Dennis Hopper’s legendarily maligned, long-lost followup to EASY RIDER returns in a newly restored edition.
Last Night in Soho | USA/Grossbritannien 2021 | Horror, Thriller | Edgar Wright | 16
Sensitive and introverted Eloise dreams of glamorous Sandy at night, who wants to become a singer in the swinging sixties in London. But soon the dark and dangerous sides of the sixties are revealed.
Réparer les vivants | Frankreich/Belgien 2016 | Drama, Literary Film Adaptations | Katell Quillévéré | 12
A young man gets irreparable brain damage after a car accident. A musician is waiting for a donor heart. The story of a transplant.
Deutschland/ Schweiz/ Großbritannien/ Jamaika/ Äthiopien 2015 | Biography, Documentary, Music Films | Volker Schaner
In his documentary feature Swiss director Volker Schahner visits Lee “Scratch” Perry, the charismatic high priest of dub in his Swiss refuge in 1999.
Une fille facile | Frankreich 2019 | Drama, Biography | Rebecca Zlotowski | 16
Zahia Daher, a former underage callgirl and now a model and designer, plays Sofia from Paris who teaches her cousin Naima how to have fun without money while they‘re on vacation.
Klass Korreksii | Russland/Deutschland 2014 | Drama | Ivan I. Tverdovskiy | 12
Lena is 16 and has never been to school because she is in a wheelchair. She goes to an “adaptation class”, but to her disappointment, it only serves to control physically and mentally handicapped students.
Deutschland/Frankreich/Schweiz 2013 | Drama | Pierre-Henry Salfati | 12
Marcus Schwartz (Mario Adorf) wants to become Menahim Teitelbaum again. The Hungarian Jewish Holocaust survivor changed his name after liberation. Now in old age he wants to be buried in a Jewish cemetery and for that he needs to prove his identity.
King of Thieves | Großbritannien 2018 | Crime Drama, Drama | James Marsh | 12
The old heroes of British crime cinema get together and re-enact one of the most spectacular heists of recent history, the Hatton Garden robbery in Kondon's jewelry district.
USA 2019 | Horror | Robert Eggers | 16 | Interview
THE LIGHTHOUSE, a film about two men whose assignment as lighthouse keepers on a lonely rock island takes longer than planned, till food and alcohol becomes scarce, pulls you into a sense of impending doom and doesn’t let up.
USA 2021 | Drama, Comedy | Paul Thomas Anderson | 12
LICORICE PIZZA is set in 1973, the oil crisis is imminent. In easy-going anecdotes, Paul Thomas Anderson chronicles the life of film producer Gary Goetzman, a friend of Anderson‘s, as well as the water beds, pinballs, celebrities and old records.
USA/Großbritannien/Australien 2016 | Drama | Garth Davis | 12
Little Saroo falls asleep in a freight car one night and lands in Calcutta 1600 kilometers away. Adult Saroo begins to search for his roots years after being adopted by an Australian family.
Großbritannien 2019 | Horror, Psychothriller | Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala | 16
The first US film from Austrian directing duo Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz (GOODNIGHT MOMMY). Two children drive to a mountain cabin with their soon-to-be stepmother. Mysterious things happen.
USA 2014 | Biography, Drama, Music Films | Bill Pohlad | 6
LOVE & MERCY is a portrait of Brian Wilson, the creative mind behind The Beach Boys at two crucial moments in his life: at the peak of his musical career, when he slips into a psychological crisis and twenty years later, when he meets the car ...
Love | Frankreich/Belgien 2015 | Drama, Love-story | Gaspar Noé | 18
Gaspar Noé’s 3D film LOVE is a story of loss, told in flashbacks that Murphy experiences when he learns that his ex-lover Electra has disappeared. There is lots of sex, tender, enthusiastic, desperate and angry sex, but LOVE is above all a film ...
USA 2017 | Documentary | Lisa Immordino Vreeland | oA
Lisa Immordino Vreeland‘s lively doc about famous British glamour photographer Cecil Beaton is above all a celebration of his images and rightly so.
USA/Großbritannien 2016 | Drama, Biography | Jeff Nichols | 6
The first sterile and gentle film about the civil rights movement. LOVING tells the story of Mildred and Richard Loving and the Loving vs the State of Virginia case which ended the ban on so-called “mixed marriages.”
USA 2017 | Drama | John Carroll Lynch | oA
Harry Dean Stanton in his last role: Lucky has a peaceful routine in a sleepy desert town. One day he falls over and has to grapple with his imminent death.
Deutschland 2018 | Horror, Crime Drama, Mystery | Tilman Singer | 12
Chilean taxi driver LUZ stumbles to a German police station. The doctor, who interrogates and hypnotizes her, is possessed by a demonic entity who has set its sights on Luz.
Deutschland/Indien/Finnland 2016 | Documentary | Rahul Jain | oA
Rahul Jains multiple award winning film shows the working conditions of a partially pre-industrial textile factory in the Indian district of Gujarat.
Deutschland 2018 | Drama | Joachim Lang | 6
MACKIE MESSER isn‘t just an adaptation of “The Threepenny Opera,“ it‘s also a rehabilitation of G.W. Pabst‘s unbeloved adaptation from 1931, a demonstration of Brecht‘s theatre theory, a narrative about the production history of the ...
Marguerite | Frankreich/ Tschechische Republik/ Belgien 2015 | Comedy | Xavier Giannoli | 12
Inspired by the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, MADAME MARGUERITE tells the story of an opera-loving, tone deaf baroness whose atrocious concerts were all the rage in post WW2 Parisian society.
Le Semeur | Frankreich 2017 | Drama | Marine Francen | 12
France, the middle of the 19th century. Louis Napoleon‘s government forces have either kidnapped or killed all the men and the women make a decision: the first man who comes to village should be shared by all of them.
Až do mesta Aš | Slowakei 2012 | Drama | Iveta Grófová
Slovakian director Iveta Grófová worked in a textile factory in Ash and shows the exploitative situation these women workers find themselves in as well as the helpless solidarity between them in her fiction debut. Primarily, though, the film is ...
Les magnétiques | Frankreich/Deutschland 2020 | Drama | Vincent Maël Cardona
In the early 80s, Jerôme and his brother Philippe experiment with a pirate station in a French small town. Then Jerôme is drafted into the army and goes to the big border city of Berlin.
Niederlande/Ukraine 2014 | Documentary | Sergei Loznitsa
MAIDAN portrays events unfolding in the Maidan square during the Ukrainian national revolution – from peaceful demonstration to fighting on the barricades to the funeral of the revolution’s martyrs.
USA 2018 | Documentary, Biography | Robert Anderson Clift, Hillary Demmon | 6
Documentary taking in the highs and lows in the career of Montgomery Clift, Hollywood-star and queer icon. Co-directed by Clift's nephew Robert.
Lerd | Iran 2017 | Drama, Thriller | Mohammad Rasoulof | 12
The Iranian film is reminiscent of the US paranoia thrillers of the 1970s: not just because a big company is targeting Reza‘s estate, but because everyone who is somehow involved profits from Reza‘s downfall.
Mandy | USA 2018 | Horror, Action, Thriller, Crime Drama | Panos Cosmatos | 18
The manic cult-revenge-fantasy MANDY provides great fanboy fun and features an irate Nicholas Cage completely losing the plot.
Ford v Ferrari | USA 2019 | Biography, Drama, Sportfilm | James Mangold | 12
A men‘s film: in 1966 the Ford company, known for its tasteful family cars, challenged Ferrari‘s leading position as a race car manufacturer.
Deutschland/Kanada/Frankreich/USA 2014 | Drama | David Cronenberg | 16
A David Cronenberg film that chronicles the lives of two dysfunctional families and their encounters with sex, violence and incest.
Mary, Queen of Scots | Großbritannien 2018 | Biography, Drama, Historical Film | Josie Rourke | 12
Mary Stuart returned to Scotland from France, quelled a Protestant rebellion, and was ultimately defeated due to intrigues. An attempt at a new feminist interpretation.
Tschechoslowakei 1967 | Action, Drama, Historical Film | František Vláčil | 16
František Vláčil’s poetic and visceral masterpiece from 1967 works with strong contrasts and captivating black and white imagery. The film follows the course of a prolonged feud between two Bohemian clans who fall under the yoke of Saxon rule ...
Deutschland/Frankreich/Schweiz 2018 | Drama | Philip Gröning | 16
A summer meadow. A tank station. A brother and sister who want to stop time. Conversations about Heidegger. The most contentious competition film at this year‘s Berlinale.
Dancing Arabs | Deutschland/Frankreich/Israel 2014 | Drama | Eran Riklis | 6
An adaptation of arabic-israeli journalist Sayed Kashua semi-autobiographical novel, DANCING ARABS (MEIN HERZ TANZT) tells of the young Arab Eyad, who is admitted to a Jewish elite school in Jerusalem and falls in love with a Jewish girl from a ...
Amanda | Frankreich 2018 | Drama | Mikhaël Hers | 12
David, 24, makes a living working part-time. When his sister is killed in a terrorist attack, he has to take care of his 8 year old niece.
Kolumbien/ Thailand/ Deutschland/ Mexiko/ Qatar 2021 | Drama | Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Jessica (Tilda Swinton) is woken up by a muffled bang. She‘s the only one who can hear the sound. The sound scares her at first, but then she wants to hear it more and more.
Frankreich / Libanon / Kanada / Katar 2021 | Drama | Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
On Christmas Eve the canadian-lebanese family receives a package full of letters, pictures and diaries mother Maia sent to a friend during the civil war. When daughter Alex goes through the records, her mother's memories merge with her own ...
Hors Saison | Deutschland/Italien/Dänemark 2021 | Drama | Ronny Trocker | 12 | NEW RELEASE
In the fall a family drives to a weekend home on the Belgian coast and it looks like there are already people in the house. A break-in? The film revolves around the different perceptions of a reality that can only emerge through communication.
Griechenland/Deutschland 2012 | Drama, Love Stories | Spiros Stathoulopolos
METEORA is a story of an illicit attraction between the Greek monk Theodorus and the Russian nun Theodora, who live in the famous Greek hilltop monasteries.
USA 2019 | Mystery, Horror | Ari Aster | 16
A group of college students travel to Northern Sweden in order to study a pagan community. Ari Aster boils down high-culture cult motifs into ornaments, fun, and shock effects.
Mietrebellen – Widerstand gegen den Ausverkauf der Stadt | Deutschland 2014 | Documentary | Gertrud Schulte Westenberg, Matthias Coers
A documentation of Berlin’s tenant movement and that has gained ground in the last years to fight against rent increases and forced evictions.
Österreich 2017 | Comedy | Arman T. Riahi | 12
Benny and Marko are integrated migrant hipsters from Vienna. When they are approached by a TV team searching for protagonists for a social flashpoint documentary, they see their chance to become TV famous and pretend to be unemployed small-time ...
USA 2019 | Documentary, Music Films | Stanley Nelson | oA
An uptempo chronicle of a musical and style icon
Indien 2012 | Ashim Ahluwalia
Bombay, the early Eighties. Duggal Brothers Sonu and Vicky have specialized in cheap sexploitation horror movies. The pressure rises from both their gangster financiers and the police but Sonu dreams of making a romantic movie with his lover Pinky.
Die Mission der Lifeline | Deutschland 2019 | Documentary | Markus Weinberg, Luise Baumgarten | 12
While Pegida and the AfD in Germany incite hatred against refugees, “Lifeline“ tries to save the shipwrecked in the Mediterranean from drowning.
Mitgift – Ostdeutschland im Wandel | Deutschland 2014 | Documentary | Roland Blum | oA
Before the Berlin Wall fell, Roland Blum had filmed the environmental pollution in the GDR. In 2000 and 2013 he returns to the same places he filmed before 1989 and documents the impressive transformation that has taken place.
Kanada 2014 | Drama, Familiy History | Xavier Dolan | 12
Xavier Dolan’s new film about a hard-drinking and cussing single mother, her violent son and a traumatized teacher with a speech impediment who gives new hope to the family, is high-powered cinema, reminiscent of John Cassavetes films.
Monos | Kolumbien/ Argentinien/ Niederlande/ Deutschland/ Dänemark/ Schweden/ Uruguay 2019 | Drama | Alejandro Landes | 16
A group of teenagers, guerillas in an unspecified conflict in a South American country, are trapped in the war machine that demands discipline but, above all, generates brutalization.
Chocolat | Frankreich 2016 | Drama | Roschdy Zem | 12
MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT tells the story of the first black clown in France, Raffaël Padilla, found success with his Partner Georges Footit as “Footit and Chocolat”. A brilliant reflection on showbiz, racism and colonialism and obviously a matter of ...
USA 2017 | Drama | Barry Jenkins | 12
Barry Jenkins MOONLIGHT, nominated for eight Oscars, is a masterpiece, a daring film about what it means to grow up poor and black, a film about sexuality and masculinity, about damages to the soul, about sensuality and goodness.
USA 2019 | Crime Drama, Drama | Edward Norton | 12
Edward Norton‘s adaptation of Jonathan Lethem‘s exhillarating novel MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN is a good, solid noir film with a great jazz soundtrack.
Ryu san | Japan/China/Taiwan/Deutschland 2017 | Action, Crime, Drama | Sabu | 16
Ryu San | Deutschland/ Japan/ Taiwan/ China/ Hongkong 2017 | Drama, Thriller | Sabu
After a shootout, Chinese assassin Mr. Long wakes up in a Japanese town and builds a new, peaceful existence for himself as a cook.
Still Life | Italien/Großbritannien 2013 | Tragicomedy | Uberto Pasolini | oA
The last case of a gentle man who arranges funerals for people who died without relatives leads him closer to his own passions than ever before.
Moj pes Killer | CZ/SK 2013 | Drama | Mira Fornayová
In stark realism MY DOG KILLER portrays a single day in the life of skinhead Marco in a rural region of Slovakia. Racism and fear of not fitting in lead to a terrible catastrophe.
F/D/IRQ 2013 | Drama | Hiner Saleem | 12
A dream of Kurdistan as a western movie. A policeman from the capital rides into a remote village where he has to deal with a smuggler warlord, rebels from across the border and his attraction to a beautiful teacher.
D'après une histoire vraie | Frankreich/Polen 2017 | Thriller | Roman Polanski
At a book signing of her new novel successful author Dephine Dayrieux meets a charming, confident woman who calls herself “Elle“ and is her “biggest fan.“ It‘s the beginning of a friendship in which Elle keeps invading more and more of ...
Nuevo Orden | Mexiko/Frankreich 2020 | Drama | Michel Franco | 16
Michel Franco‘s political thriller seems to be a film about a bloody revolution at first, but it soon becomes clear that there are powers other than the rebels that are pulling the strings.
Italien/Belgien 2017 | Biography | Susanna Nicchiarelli | 12
NICO, 1988 has the date of death of the singer in its title, but it is less interested in that event and more interested in Nico‘s personality and the biographical origins of her songs.
Großbritannien/USA 2013 | Drama, Thriller | Steven Knight | oA
Tom Hardy is construction manager Ivan Locke. On the eve of a big, important day at work he receives a call and must drive to London. One night, one man, a car and a telephone.
Frankreich 2016 | Thriller | Bertrand Bonello | Interview
A group of young people moves across Paris in an organized fashion. They will plant bombs and then hide out in a shopping mall until the situation calms down.
USA 2016 | Drama | Tom Ford | 16
Susan is a successful gallery owner, married to an attractive, rich, cheating husband. One day she receives a manuscript of her ex-husband Tony’s book NOCTURNAL ANIMALS which is dedicated to her. But is Tony’s brutal novel meant to seduce, charm ...
USA 2020 | Drama | Chloé Zhao | oA
Fern (Frances McDormand) becomes one of the “nomads“ after the death of her husband. The community lives in trailers at the margins of society leading a life somewhere between poverty and freedom.
Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan | Philippinen 2013 | Drama | Lav Diaz
Lav Diaz´adaptation of Dostoyevsy´s 'Crime and Punishment' is an epic philosophical reflection on class relations and the entropy of Filipino intellectuals.
Estland/Niederlande/Polen 2017 | Drama, Fantasy, Romance Films | Rainer Sarnet
NOVEMBER is less a horror film and more a satirical look at Estonian folklore tradition, told in magical black and white and with the devices of fairy tale-like poetic realism.
Großbritannien/Italien 2020 | Drama | Uberto Pasolini | 6
A Northern Irish window cleaner has cancer and knows he doesn‘t have much time left. Before he dies, he wants to find the right adoptive family for his son.
Nuestro tiempo | Mexiko/ Frankreich/ Deutschland/ Dänemark/ Schweden 2018 | Drama | Carlos Reygadas | Interview
Juan is a successful poet and fighting bull breeder. Ester runs the family‘s farm. They have agreed on having an open relationship. When Ester begins an affair with horse trainer Phil, Juan is indignant at first, but then he begins to secretly ...
USA/Großbritannien 2019 | Drama, Thriller | Gavin Hood | 6
Keira Knightley plays whistleblower Katharine Gun, who unveils the attempt of the British secret service to push the Iraq War.
Old | USA 2021 | Thriller | M. Night Shyamalan | 16
In M. Night Shyamalan's latest thriller a group of people are trapped on a beach which makes them age rapidly. And they're also being watched.
Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja | Südkorea 2017 | Drama, Comedy | Hong Sang-soo | oA
Younghee is unhappily in love. She wants to be free of this senseless love, but can‘t do it because she keeps thinking about it and she can‘t think of anything else because she‘s in love. Hong Sang-soo depicts love, primarily in images and ...
One of These Days | Deutschland/USA 2020 | Drama | Bastian Günther
Bastian Günther‘s feature is about an endurance competition in which participants have to put their hand on an expensive pickup truck for as long as they can.
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.
Deutschland 2016 | Documentary | Lutz Dammbeck | 12
Lutz Dammbeck’s film OVERGAMES follows a story German showmaster Joachim Fuchsberger tells: He claims that the first game shows were based on games which were developed in American psychiatric hospitals. Were game shows parts of an American ...
Papusza | Polen 2013 | Krzysztof Krauze, Joanna Kos-Krauze
In epic scale PAPUSZA tells the story of one woman, the Roma poet Bronisława Wajs who was also called Papusza (doll), and of the Polish Roma in the 20th century.
Rai | Deutschland/Russland 2016 | Drama, War Film | Andrey Konchalovsky | 12
Jules, a French police officer and Nazi collaborator, Olga, a Russian aristocrat, and Helmut, a young SS officer who was in love with Olga before the war, are the main protagonists of this complex drama about the mental structures of fascist rule.
Spanien 2019 | Drama, Science Fiction | Alice Waddington | 12
Rich young women are meant to train to conform on “Paradise“ island, but Uma (Emma Roberts) and her friends suspect something even more evil is at play.
Gisaengchung | Südkorea 2019 | Drama | Bong Joon-Ho | 16 | Interview
Bon Joon-ho‘s Cannes winner PARASITE is a film about the bourgeoisie‘s worst nightmare. Working-class family Kim seem to be merged with trash, but they creep into the life of beauty, goodness, and cultivated elegance that the Park family is ...
Les parfums | Frankreich 2019 | Comedy | Grégory Magne | 6
Truly charming: an introverted fragrance specialist and a newly single chauffeur befriend each other.
USA 2016 | Jim Jarmusch
Inspired by a poem by William Carlos William, PATERSON follows the daily routines of bus driver Paterson who lives in the town of Paterson and writes poetry in his spare time.
Deutschland 2015 | Drama, Familiy History | Daniel Pfander
Hermes Phettberg, who used to be famous for his outrageous size, sexual tastes and TV appearances, plays the severely handicapped Graf Hohenlohe who tries to murder his son and adopt his pretty aid Jean-Jacques in this artsy no budget production.
Un dia perfecto | Spanien 2015 | Drama | Fernando León de Aranoa | 12
Bosnia after the civil war. NGO employees discover a body in the district’s last working well. They need to remove the body but rope is nowhere to be found.
El botón de nácar | Frankreich/Spanien/Chile 2015 | Documentary | Patricio Guzmán
THE PEARL BUTTON is a poetic political documentary about the relationship of Chile to water, the tradition of the “water people” of Patagonia and the genocide committed by the colonists, the terror of the Pinochet junta which dropped the bodies ...
Persischstunden | Russland/Deutschland 2019 | Drama, Historical Film | Vadim Perelman | 12
Jewish Frenchmen Gilles pretends to be Persian in order to survive a concentration camp. In order to survive, he has to teach Farsi to an SS man even though he doesn‘t know the language. An adaptation of the story “Die Erfindung einer Sprache“ ...
Frankreich 2016 | Drama, Thriller | Olivier Assayas | 12
Maureen (Kristen Stewart) is a personal shopper for a popstar in Paris. In her private life, she mourns her brother’s death and tries to contact him in the afterlife, as she believes them both to be mediums. Things get even weirder when Maureen ...
A Walk in the Woods | USA 2015 | Adventure, Drama, Comedy | Ken Kwapis | oA
Bill Bryson (Robert Redford), retired author of travel guides and his best friend Katz (Nick Nolte) an alcoholic out of shape, decide to walk the Appalachian Trail.
Schweiz 2019 | Documentary | Yu Hao | oA
Well-travelled Chinese TV Reporter Yu Hao who falls head over heels for the Appenzell mountain idyll.
Flores Rares | Brasilien 2013 | Drama | Bruno Barreto | 6
A biographical drama about the lesbian love affair between the Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares and the American poet Elisabeth Bishop.
Deutschland 2021 | Drama, Love Stories | Lisa Bierwirth | 6
One day Frankfurt curator Monika stumbles into an African bar and meets the mysterious Joseph during a raid. A complex love story begins.
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women | USA 2017 | Biography, Sociological Film, Erotic Film | Angela Robinson | 12
William Marston, the inventor of both the lie detector and superheroine Wonder Woman, grew up in a suffragette household and lived with feminists his entire life.
Queen and Slim | USA 2019 | Drama, Crime Drama | Melina Matsoukas | 12
QUEEN & SLIM is the rare film that feels both important and super cool.
Room | Kanada/Irland 2015 | Drama | Lenny Abrahamson | 12
Joy and her Son Jack are kept in a small room by Joy’s kidnapper. Jack was born in this room, and Joy pretends that the room is the only thing that really exists in the world. But Jack is getting too old for this illusion.
Schweiz 2016 | Documentary | Susanne Regina Meures | 6
Arash and Anoosh are Deep-House-DJ’s in Teheran organizing raves in remote desert locations. Back in Teheran, they struggle with absurd prohibitions and regulations until they get a call from Zurich.
La drum cu tata | Deutschland/ Schweden/ Ungarn/ Rumänien 2016 | Drama, Comedy | Anca Miruna Lazarescu | 12
In 1968 a completely unlikely series of events sees a Romanian family travel to the GDR and end up in a West German student commune. Based on a bizarre but true story.
Deutschland/Großbritannien 2015 | Drama | Omer Fast | 16 | Interview
Tom gets hit on the head by an object that fell from the sky. After being released from the hospital, he receives 8.5 million pounds as compensation and uses the money to recreate the visions in his head. Everything has to be in place: cats on the ...
USA 2013 | Drama, Thriller | Cheyenne Picardo
Cheyenne Picardo's film REMEDY is a cinematic autobiography that revolves around the relationship between the sex worker Remedy and her clients and the feelings around these encounters.
USA 2021 | Biography, Music Films | Liesl Tommy | 12
RESPECT isn‘t the worst music biopic, as long as you don‘t expect a historically accurate depiciton of the life of soul legend, feminist, and civil rights icon Aretha Franklin.
The Revenant | USA 2015 | Adventure, Drama, Western | Alejandro González Iñárritu | 16
Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) barely survives a bear attack and is left to die in the wilderness by a group of hunters. A breathtaking and surreal revenge tale directed by Alejandro Iñárritu.
USA 2017 | Drama | Chloé Zhao | 12
Lakota cowboy Brady isn‘t actually allowed to ride anymore after a head injury which he got while doing rodeo, but there‘s no other life for him. In Chloe Zhao‘s moving and enchanting film, Brady and his family play a fictional version of ...
Jigeumeun Matgo Geuttaeneun Teullida | Südkorea 2015 | Drama, Love Stories | Hong Sang-soo
RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN consists of two films that tell the same story of a first encounter – with minimal differences that change everything.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
USA 2016 | Adventure, Action, Science Fiction | Gareth Edwards | 12
USA 2018 | Drama, Crime Drama | Dan Gilroy | 6
Lawyer and activist Roman Israel has been working as the man behind the curtain in an office for decades. When his partner dies, he has to reorient himself, but stubborn, finicky Roman J. Israel is not very good with people.
Taiwan 2021 | Horror, Splatter | Rob Jabbaz
An epidemic has been unleashed in Taiwan. Those infected turn into violent and sexually aggressive maniacs. Lovers Jim and Kat are caught by the outbreak on opposing sides of the city and have to try to meet up before the infected get them.
Tom à la ferme | Kanada/Frankreich 2013 | Drama, Thriller | Xavier Dolan | 16
Tom visits a remote farm in the countryside to attend his lovers' funeral. He is threatend by his lovers' brother Francis, but out of some sadomasochistic inclination, stays on. Queer horror from film "wunderklind" Xavier Dolan.
Forushande | Frankreich/Iran 2016 | Drama | Asghar Farhadi | 12
Rama and Emad are an intellectual bourgeois couple in Tehran. One day Rama is assaulted by a mysterious stranger in their flat. The assault triggers a series of events that reveal the constraints and taboos under which Iranian society operates.
Deutschland 2014 | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller | Till Kleinert | 16
Is the SAMURAI who hangs out in Brandenburg a psychopath or only the bloody revenge fantasy of a young police officer who feels uncomfortable in the presence of the sexist villagers? This first feature-length film by Berliner Till Kleinert is ...
Krotkaya | Frankreich/ Niederlande/ Deutschland/ Litauen 2017 | Drama | Sergei Loznitsa | 12
In DIE SANFTE Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa sends a nameless woman on the search for her detained husband and into an odyssey across Russia which reveals itself to be an allegorical prison.
Verdens verste menneske | Frankreich/Norwegen 2021 | Drama, Comedy, Romance Films | Joachim Trier
Julie, in her late 20s, is a woman without a plan. She changes careers and relationships and realizes that something has to change.
Hermosa Juventud | Frankreich/Spanien 2014 | Jaime Rosales
Natalia and Carlos are in love, but their situation is as hopeless as it gets. Both are in their early twenties, jobless and still living with their parents. To make a little cash, they decide to shoot a porno.
Les plus belles années d'une vie | Frankreich 2019 | Drama, Romance Films | Claude Lelouch | 6
In Claude Lelouch‘s film UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME from 1966 Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant played one of the most beautiful, romantic, and glamorous couples of the 60s. Now the couple is meeting again after 50 years.
Les Héritiers | Frankreich 2014 | Drama | Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar | 12
MADAME ANNE is another film about a great teacher saving lower and middleclass children. The main focus here lies on teaching the kids solidarity through group work and a class project.
The Wild Goose Lake
Nan fang che de ju hui | China 2019 | Drama | Diao Yinan | 16
A slow-burn Chinese thriller with occasional moments of excess.
The Shallows | USA 2016 | Drama, Horror, Thriller | Jaume Collet-Serra | 12
Nancy, a surfer, (Blake Lively) gets attacked by a shark on a desolate beach in Mexico. She barely manages to crawl on a small rock, but the shark keeps circling her, and sooner or later, her sanctuary will be submerged.
Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan | Großbritannien/Irland 2020 | Documentary, Biography | Julien Temple | 12
Julian Temple (THE GREAT ROCK’N’ROLL SWINDLE, ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS) has paid The Pogues singer Shane MacGowan a cinematic punk tribute.
Shape of Water | USA 2017 | Fantasy, Love-story, Modern Fairytale | Guillermo del Toro | 16
Sally Hawkins saves the “Creature from the Black Lagoon” in Guillermo del Toro’s nostalgic Cannes-winner.
USA 2015 | Action, Drama, Crime Drama | Denis Villeneuve | 16
DEA agent Kate is transferred to a secret task force that is part of the „War on Drugs“ on the Mexican border. Her role on this strange team is unclear and the role of the South American lawyer Alejandro is even more dubious.
Der Siebzehnte | Deutschland 2020 | Drama | Saskia Walker, Ralf Walker
Two men and a women have a threesome. Two of them have sex at a time, they lie in bed and talk. Sometimes they go out for a walk. DER SIEBZEHNTE depicts a polyamorous, queer constellation using slightly surreal methods.
Sigmund Freud, un juif sans dieu
Sigmund Freud, un juif sans Dieu | Frankreich/Österreich 2020 | Documentary | David Teboul
David Teboul‘s excellent documentary only consists of Freud‘s own testimonies and correspondences with his daughters Anna and Lucie Freud as well as friends and colleagues like Lou Andreas Salomé, Marie Bonaparte, Wilhelm Fließ and Carl ...
Ai no utagoe o kikasete
Ai no utagoe o kikasete | Japan 2021 | Animation | Yasuhiro Yoshiura
USA/Frankreich/Rumänien/Spanien 2018 | Drama, Western | Jacques Audiard | 12
The Sisters Brothers are ruthless assassins. They are meant to get a secret formula from a gold prospector that will simplify the digging of gold and then murder the man, but the prospector has used his charm and friendliness to befriend one of them.
Deutschland/Türkei 2014 | Drama | Kaan Müjdeci | 12
11-year-old Aslan nurses a wounded Kangal dog back to health. Sivas becomes his best friend, but in Aslan’s world Kangal dogs are used for one thing only: killing.
Dræberne fra Nibe | Dänemark 2017 | Comedy, Crime Drama | Ole Bornedal | 12
Two schmucks hire a Russian contract killer to get rid of their wives who happened to have hired a British assassin to kill their husbands. An amusing black comedy from Denmark.
USA/Deutschland/Frankreich 2016 | Biography, Drama, Thriller | Oliver Stone | 6
Oliver Stone’s SNOWDEN presents the story of the world’s most famous whistleblower as a thriller with a very patriotic hero. Stone makes it very clear that global surveillance and cyberwarfare threatens the life of every individual.
Fehérlófia | Ungarn 1981 | Animation, Fantasy, Adventure | Marcell Jankovics | 12
Marcell Jankoviscs‘ animated cult classic from 1980 is a bizarre, psychedelic fairy tale with a unique animation style and a brachial synthesizer soundtrack.
Something Weird | USA 1967 | Fantasy, Horror | Herschell Gordon Lewis
June is the month to see films by Herschell Gordon Lewis, the master of exploitation cinema. He is best known for creating the “splatter” subgenre of horror films. To celebrate Lewis’ 85th birthday the TILSITER LICHTSPIELE cinema is screening ...
Saul Fia | Ungarn 2015 | Drama, History | László Nemes | 16 | Interview
Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the corpse of a boy he ...
Großbritannien 2021 | Documentary, Porträt, Music Films | Edgar Wright | 12
Edgar Wright (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, BABY DRIVER) has made a long and very entertaining film about the very long career of the band of brothers Ron and Russel Mael.
Spiral | Kanada 2019 | Horror | Kurtis David Harder
White, older Aaron and his younger, Black partner Malik are moving from the city to the countryside with Aaron's teen daughter Kayla. SPIRAL is a horror film with ritual and folk themes, in many ways reminiscent of Jordan Peele's GET OUT.
St. Vincent De Van Nuys | USA 2014 | Comedy | Theodore Melfi | 6
Bill Murray plays Vincent, a grumpy old wino and gambler, who starts to babysit a small boy because he desperately needs the money. Not Bill Murray’s best film but boasting a terrific cast and some lovely set pieces.
A Star Is Born | USA 2018 | Drama, Music Films | Bradley Cooper | 12 | Interview
Lady Gaga as Barbra Streisand as Judy Garland plays a singer who becomes a star while the male star who discovers her succumbs to his alcohol and drug addiction. The fourth version of the material – not counting variations like ALL ABOUT EVE, ...
Star Wars: The Force Awakens | USA 2015 | Adventure, Action, Science Fiction | JJ Abrams | 12
The new STAR WARS movie.
USA 2014 | Horror | Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer | 18
A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.
CDN 2012 | Essay Film | Sarah Polley
The film hybrid uses original footage as well as reenactments, proving that the "truth" depends on the narrator’s perspective.
The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears | Frankreich/Belgien/Luxemburg 2013 | Mystery, Thriller | Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani | 18
Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, reigning gods of neo-giallo, present their follow-up to AMER. A man searches for his wife in a perversely decorated art-deco house with strange inhabitants. Wild cinematography and a unique psychosexual movie ...
Hrútar | Island 2015 | Drama | Grímur Hákonarson | 6
Gummi and Kiddi are two slightly eccentric Icelandic sheep farmers and brothers who haven’t spoken in years. When the authorities decide that their herds have to be put down because of foot and mouth disease they have to collaborate.
Viharsarok | Ungarn/Deutschland 2014 | Drama | Ádám Császi | 16
After the football player Szabi, a star player on a German team, messes up on the field and gets into a fight with his roommate and best friend, he flees to his hometown in Hungary. Back home, he gets to know Aron. A film about identity, sex and ...
Arunoday | Indien 2014 | Thriller | Partho Sen-Gupta | 12 | Interview
6 year old Aruna didn’t come home from school 10 years ago. Her father, inspector Joshi, has been searching for her ever since. During the day he works in the dull Mumbai police office and at night he combs through bars trying to find his daughter.
Napszállta | Ungarn 2018 | Drama | László Nemes | 12
On the eve of WWI a young woman searches for her mysterious brother and entres a labyrinth of crime, intrigue, anarchy and perversion.
Supercondriaque | Frankreich 2013 | Comedy | Dany Boon | 6
Dany Boon is a superchondriac – a guy who can’t be in a carpeted room because of the dust mites, who faints on New Year’s Eve out of fear that someone might kiss him, and who never leaves the house without his disinfectant wipes.
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.
USA 2016 | Adventure, Drama, Comedy | Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert | 12
On a lonely island a depressed young man played by Paul Dano meets a farting corpse played by Daniel Radcliffe. He teaches the corpse how to speak and they become friends.
Sympathisanten – Unser Deutscher Herbst | Deutschland 2017 | Documentary | Felix Moeller
In the late 70s middle-class left-wingers like Margarete von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, and Heinrich Böll were declared RAF “sympathizers“ by the press and politicians. Historian Felix Möller, Trotta‘s son and Schlöndorff‘s stepson, ...
Finding Your Feet | Großbritannien 2017 | Comedy, Drama | Richard Loncraine | 12
When Sandra (Imelda Staunton) finds out that her renowned husband has been having an affair for years, she fleas to her older, fun-loving, political hippie sister Bif (Joanna Lumley).
Ah-ga-ssi | Korea 2016 | Drama, Love-story | Park Chan-Wook | Interview
Park Chan-Wook’s new masterpiece is set in Korea in the 1930’s. Slick con-man Count Fujiwara sends the petty thief Suki into the household of the rich Kuzuki, who holds his niece Hideko as a prisoner.
Te3n | Indien 2016 | Thriller | Ribhu Dasgupta
Eight years ago, Uncle John’s granddaughter was killed in the course of a kidnapping. Now a second child has been kidnapped, and Uncle John (Amithab Bachchan) has finally found a trace.
Termeszetes feny | Ungarn / Lettland / Frankreich / Deutschland 2020 | Dénes Nagy
USA 2013 | Drama | Chris Mason Johnson
San Francisco 1985. Frankie is starting his career as a modern dancer. TEST gives a precise snapshot of the 1980s when androgynous was hip, and dancing and drugs the most important way to avoid the fear in the early years of the AIDS epidemic.
USA 1981 | Splatter | Sam Raimi | 18
Sam Raimi’s legendary 80s cult horror film that involves a cabin in the woods, teenagers, demons, and amazing play dough splatter effects was banned for decades and can finally be shown in German cinemas.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre | USA 1974 | Splatter | Tobe Hooper | 18
This classic horror film has been banned from German screens for decades. Now Leatherface is back from his exile to clandestine screenings, smuggled DVDs and torrent-downloads in a glorious, restored 4k-digital cinema print.
USA 1985 | Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
TOXIC AVENGER is one of the most successful films released by the infamous Troma Entertainment, known in the 1980s for producing low-budget B movies. Troma has cult status but that doesn’t make the film any better or more bearable.
Plemya | UA/NL 2014 | Drama | Myroslav Slaboshpitsky | 16
THE TRIBE depicts the world of a gang in charge of a prostitution ring at a deaf-mute school. The extremely violent and multiple award winning film is a purely visual experience: it is filmed in Ukrainian sign language and there are no subtitles.
Ukraine/Lettland/Deutschland/Katar 2020 | Documentary | Alina Gorlova
Donbass, 2018. Andriy studies and works as a volunteer for the Red Cross, which provides the village regions with modern wood-fired ovens, but also administers first aid at the Russian border.
Frankreich/Mauretanien 2013 | Drama | Abderrahmane Sissako | 12
Abderrahmane Sissako´s epic film about the occupation of Timbuktu by Al Qaida militia is a tale of longing and a celebration of the great cultural heritage of Mali. A moving and spiritual cinematic experience.
Großbritannien 2017 | Documentary | Finlay Pretsell | oA
In his documentary Finlay Pretsell follows the final season of Scottish cycling pro David Millar.
USA 2021 | Documentary, Porträt, Music Films | Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin
The restrained, affectionate documentary TINA tells the story of Tina Turner from her early success, to the abuse she suffered at the hands of Ike Turner, up until her comeback.
Tod den Hippies – Es lebe der Punk! | Deutschland 2015 | Drama | Oskar Roehler | 16
In his intentionally daft and rowdy satire Oskar Roehler revisits West Berlin in the 1980s. We meet the young punk Robert, his gay Nazi friend Gries and the American stripper/artist Sanja. Blixa Bargeld, R.W. Fassbinder and Nick Cave also put in an ...
Tomorrow is always too long | Großbritannien/Deutschland 2014 | Animation, Documentary, Essay Film, Musical | Phil Collins | 12
A love song to Glasgow, a musical with the intoxicating songs of Welsh songwriter Cate Le Bon, sung by ordinary Glaswegians and played by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. An arrestingly funny, moving and poetic film about the things that make ...
Deutschland 2016 | Drama, Comedy | Maren Ade | 12
Winfried is a friendly melancholic whose modus opperandi are silly practical jokes. His daughter Ines is a tough business woman, who isn’t laughing. TONI ERDMANN is a hilarious and sad portrayal of their fraught relationship.
Top Girl oder La deformation professionnelle | Deutschland 2014 | Drama | Tatjana Turanskyj | 16
TOP GIRL is reminiscent of René Pollesch's discourse theatre. The second part of Turanskyj's women and work trilogy tells the story of Helena, an unemployed actor (Julia Hummer), who works as an escort and fulfills the sexual wishes of her clients. ...
Transit | Deutschland/Frankreich 2018 | Drama | Christian Petzold | 12
Christian Petzold has adapted Anna Segher‘s exile novel and set it in present-day Marseille.
Großbritannien 2014 | Adventure, Drama, Thriller | Stephen Daldry | 12
Raphael, Gardo, and Rato live in a Favela on the edge of a garbage dump. One day they come across a mysterious wallet which the cops and their sadistic captain Frederico are also looking for. A fast-paced adventure based on a young adult novel by ...
Deutschland/Österreich 2020 | Drama, Science Fiction | Sandra Wollner | 16
Sandra Wollner‘s debut about ten year old android “Elli“ who lives together with her “dad,“ a well-off middle-aged engineer, is a very uncomfortable film that stays with you.
USA 2018 | Comedy | Jason Reitman | 12
Marlo‘s rich brother Craig treats her to a “night nanny“ while she‘s expecting her third child, the freewheeling, beaming student who always finds a way to gets by.
Deutschland 2017 | Documentary, Sociological Film | Martin Farkas | 12
Hundreds of Demmin residents killed themselves in 1945 due to their fear of the Russians. The topic could not be discussed in the GDR, today it is used as propaganda by fascists.
USA 2018 | Crime Drama, Thriller | David Robert Mitchell | 16
David Robert Mitchell‘s (IT FOLLOWS) new film is a Hollywood paranoid thriller about power and immortality. A whiff of MULLHOLLAND DRIVE with Andrew Garfield in the main role.
Großbritannien 2013 | Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller | Jonathan Glazer
An alien disguised as Scarlett Johansson picks up hitchhikers in Scotland and leads them to their deaths. When she lets a disfigured young man escape, she becomes a fugitive herself.
Großbritannien 2016 | Biography, Drama | Amma Asante | 6
A UNITED KINGDOM tells the story of the marriage between Seretse Kama, the crown prince of Bamangwato in Botswana, and British insurance officer Ruth Williams, who goes against the British colonial powers, the South African government, and must ...
USA 2013 | Documentary | Errol Morris | 12
When he was minister of defense, Donald Rumsfeld convinced the public with fake evidence and a web of lies that the war against Iraq was inevitable. Errol Morris (THE THIN BLUE LINE) interviews the unrepentant sophist.
Schweiz/Deutschland 2018 | Drama | Simon Jaquemet | 16
The wild plot of DER UNSCHULDIGE can be seen as completely realistic, but also as a pure awareness process or as an intertwining of subjective and objective realities.
The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man | Brasilien/USA 2020 | Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller | Leigh Whannell | 16
Cecilia's abusive ex is dead. Or is he? Something or somebody is tormenting her. Somebody she cannot see.
Bigah | Iran 2019 | Drama | Pouya Esthehardi
In spite of strict and constant surveillance geographical and physical borders are crossed in Eshtehardi's visually stunning UNTIMELY.
Österreich 2017 | Documentary | Michael Glawogger, Minoka Willi | 12
Michael Glawogger’s (WORKINGMAN’S DEATH, WHORE’S GLORY) last film, which was completed by his colleague Monika Willi after his death, is a journey without a destination, a meditation on movement, goodbyes, and death.
La chute de l'empire américain | Kanada 2018 | Crime Drama, Thriller | Denys Arcand | 12
Philosopher and parcel carrier Pierre-Paul finds a sack full of money. A somewhat old-fashioned but friendly and clever comedy about money and morality directed by Denys Arcand.
Frankreich 2015 | Drama | Guillaume Nicloux | oA
Gérard Depardieu and Isabell Huppert play two actors, who had a son thirty years ago, but whose relationship fell apart long ago. A letter sent by their son on the day he killed himself brings them to Death Valley.
At Eternity's Gate | Großbritannien/Frankreich/USA 2018 | Biography, Drama | Julian Schnabel | 6
The best film about Van Gogh since Maurice Pialat‘s VAN GOGH (1991) and Robert Altman‘s VINCENT AND THEO (1990) depicts the artist as a pioneer of gestural painting and a forerunner of expressionist abstraction.
Vanatoare | Deutschland 2016 | Drama | Alexandra Balteanu
The uncompromising film is about the hard lives of three women who work as prostitutes in Bulgaria. Director Alexandra Balteanu received the Mas Ophüls Prize for Best Direction in 2017.
D 2013 | Documentary | Felix Moeller | 6
40 movies from the Nazi era, censored by the Allies after the war because of their propagandistic content, are still forbidden in Germany. Are the reasons for this continuing censorship still valid? Documentary.
The Beguiled | USA 2017 | Drama, Western | Sofia Coppola | 12
1864. A school for girls offers a place of refuge in the middle of the Civil War. An injured soldier is brought to the school, and everything starts spiraling out of control.
The Post | USA 2017 | Drama, Biography, Historical Film | Steven Spielberg | 6
Steven Spielberg‘s film about the publishing of the secret “Pentagon Papers“ in the Washington Post in 1971 is a passionate plea for an independent press that orients itself on facts, even when they don‘t align with one‘s own position.
Verteidiger des Glaubens | Deutschland/Italien 2019 | Documentary | Christoph Röhl | oA
A documentary about the second Pope to have ever stepped down, Joseph Ratzinger, and the lengths the church went to to cover up instances of child abuse by clerics.
Vice | USA 2018 | Biography, Drama, History | Adam McKay
Dick Cheney (Christian Bale) was the most powerful vice president in the history of the US. He instigated a war based on falsified evidence and reinstated torture, calling it “enhanced interrogation.“ Adam McKay turns Cheney‘s story into a ...
Frankreich 2013 | Biography, Drama | Martin Provost | 12
A fantastically filmed biopic by Martin Provost (SERAPHINE) about Violette Leduc, a French novelist and sexual radical who was supported by and madly in love with Simone de Beauvoir.
Thoroughbreds | USA 2017 | Thriller, Drama | Cory Finley | 16
Rich girls and former childhood friends Lily and Amanda decide to get Lily‘s stepfather out of the way. Schoolyard dealer Tim is meant to help them do that.
Vendanges | Frankreich 2014 | Documentary | Paul Lacoste | oA
Paul Lacostes documentary follows a group of seasonal workers during the harvest in a vineyard in the Gaillac, southeast of Toulouse. Lacoste shows a diverse group, constantly fluctuating, with very different motivations for working there.
Deutschland 2005 | Documentary | M.A. Littler
Voodoo Rhythm - The Gospel of Primitive Rock 'n' Roll is a testament to the D.I.Y. spirit and wild joyous individuality in an age of conformity and assimilation - a film that will certainly ruin any party and make you quit your 9 to 5!
Frankreich 2021 | Drama | Gaspar Noé
VORTEX is about a couple in their 80s, played by Dario Argento and Francoise Lebrun. He tries to maintain the illusion of routine and work, she keeps getting lonelier in her dementia. Gaspar Noé follows the two of them with separate cameras in ...
Norwegen, Deutschland 2019 | Documentary | Tommy Gulliksen | oA
A group of seven international artists are meant to organize workshops with students in North Koea and meet with North Korean artists. The documentary which was made during the project shows an unfamiliar image of North Korea.
En attendant Bojangles
En attendant Bojangles | Frankreich 2021 | Drama, Literary Film Adaptations | Régis Roinsard
It is love at first sight between Camille and Georges. It begins as an amour fou and continues as an endless party with Camille at the center – until her excesses take her to the psychiatric ward.
USA 2019 | Drama, Romance Films | Trey Edward Shults | 12
Writer-director Trey Edward Shults’s latest film adds to a small subsection of movies that use a highly stylistized brand of filmmaking to engage with the extreme but familiar emotions of modern life. It also relies heavily on music, sound design, ...
Deutschland 2017 | Documentary, Biography, Historical Film | Hermann Pölking | 12
A portrait of Hitler made up of largely unknown, contemporary photographic material and many contemporary voices which focuses less on him as a person and more on his function as a public phantasm.
La Loi du marché | Frankreich 2015 | Drama | Stéphane Brizé | oA
51 year old Thierry, played by Vincent Lindon who won the Silven Palm at Cannes 2015 for his performance, loses his job as an IT engineer and struggles hard to keep his life together.
Deutschland/Österreich/Bulgarien 2017 | Drama | Valeska Grisebach | 12
In Valeska Griesebach’s laconic “western”, the frontier lies in the east, in Bulgaria, and the cowboys are a troupe of taciturn construction workers who are meant to build a small hydro station in the summer heat.
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist | Großbritannien 2018 | Documentary, Biography | Lorna Tucker | oA
Vivienne Westwood invented punk, or at least British punk fashion, along with Malcolm McLaren. Today, she runs a successful and independent fashion label with her partner Andreas Kronthaler. A documentary.
USA 2014 | Drama, Music Films | Damien Chazelle | 12
19-year-old drummer Andrew enters a prestigious jazz academy and meets the abusive teacher Terence Fletcher, who tries to trash talk his students to brilliance. A passionate duel ensues in this five-time Oscar ™ nominated movie
Who is Afraid of Alice Miller? | Schweiz 2020 | Documentary, Porträt | Daniel Howald | 12
A documentary about Martin Miller and his mother Alice Miller, the author of “The Drama Of The Gifted Child,“ and their complex relationship.
Wiener-Dog | USA 2016 | Black Comedy | Todd Solondz | 12 | Interview
A little dachshund is passed through four owners, each one older than the next: a young boy who is a cancer survivor with a penchant for anarchy; Dawn Wiener, who is a veterinarian ‘s assistant in her latest incarnation, a rundown movie director ...
Deutschland 2016 | Drama | Nicolette Krebitz | 16
Annoyed with her boring job, Ania captures a wolf and lives with it in her flat. Her desire is not to domesticate the animal, but to become wild herself.
Großbritannien 2018 | Drama, Music Films | Tom Harper | 12
Irish actress and singer Jessie Buckley plays singer Roselynn Harlan, who dreams of performing in Nashville but has to stand on her feet again after being in prison in her hometown Glasgow.
Deutschland 2014 | Documentary | Hauke Wendler, Carsten Rau | oA
Asylum seekers are to be accommodated in two well-situated middle-class communities in Lower Saxony’s district of Harburg. WILLKOMMEN AUF DEUTSCH lets different sides of the conflict have their say.
Wilson | USA 2017 | Comedy | Craig Johnson | 12
Wilson is the kind of guy who will chew your ear off with his bitterness while you’re at a bar, a cafe, or the subway; someone who hates everyone, most of all himself. An adaptation of the ultra-depressing Daniel Clowes graphic novel.
Deutschland 2018 | Drama | Jan Bonny | 16
Jan Bonny‘s WINTERMÄRCHEN depicts a neo-Nazi trio as dumb, degenerate, narcissistic beings whose life consists of partying, drinking, grunting, fucking,and killing – crimes and ideologies that are portrayed from a comfortable distance.
Us | USA 2019 | Horror, Thriller | Jordan Peele | 16
The Wilsons are a perfectly normal Black middle-class family until they meet their doppelgängers during one traumatic evening. An inventive horror film by Jordan Peele (GET OUT).
Deutschland 2013 | Documentary | Niels Bolbrinker, Roswitha Ziegler
Before Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the extent of the NSA’s global surveillance and monitoring, anyone who had articulated something similar was regularly dismissed as paranoid. In their documentary, Niels Bolbrinker and Roswitha Ziegler ...
Ang Babaeng Humayo | Philippinen 2016 | Drama | Lav Diaz
THE WOMAN WHO LEFT is a quasi sequel of Tolstoy‘s story “God Sees the Truth, But Waits.“ Horacia is released from prison after 30 years and is searching for the man who was responsible for the murder she was incarcerated for.
Deutschland/Frankreich/Belgien 2016 | Documentary | Jonathan Littell | 12
WRONG ELEMENTS by Jonathan Littell, author of „The Kindly Ones“ portrays the former child soldiers of Uganda. As members of Joseph Kony’s LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army), Geoffrey, Nighty, Mike, and Lapisa were both victims and perpetrators of ...
Deutschland 2018 | Comedy | Detlev Buck
A comedy about dogs and their owners.
Desert Dancer | Großbritannien 2014 | Biography, Drama | Richard Raymond | 12
Afshin Ghaffarian is an Iranian dancer and choreographer in a country where dancing is forbidden so he starts an underground dance company. The company performed for the first time in 2007 in the middle of the desert. DESERT DANCER recounts his ...
Yes, God, Yes | USA 2019 | Comedy | Karen Maine
In the middle of the restrictive environment of a Christian fundamentalist school in the 90s, 16 year old Alice discovers that she‘s interested in sex.
Großbritannien 2019 | Comedy, Music Films, Phantastischer Film | Danny Boyle | oA
After a worlwide blackout nobody on Earth remembers the Beatles anymore - except failing musician Jack Malik.
Kimi no na wa | Japan 2016 | Animation, Drama, Fantasy | Makoto Shinkai | 6
Taki a boy from the city and Mitsuha a country girl exchange their bodys while they are asleep. One day the dreams end and Taki sets out to find Mitsuha.
Argentinien/ Spanien/ Frankreich/ Holland/ USA 2017 | Drama | Lucrecia Martel | 12
In 18th century South America an officer of the Spanish throne has been waiting for a promotion that would bring him to a better place for years. When it doesn‘t happen, he decides to become a rebel.
Race | Deutschland/ Kanada/ Frankreich/ Großbritannien 2016 | Biography, Drama, Sportfilm | Stephen Hopkins | oA
RACE tells the story of Jesse Owens, four time gold medal winner in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. The film details the relatively short period from Owens first encounter with his coach Larry Snyder at Ohio State University to his spectacular ...
Frankreich 2019 | Drama, Fantasy | Bertrand Bonello | 16
Bonello's new feature is as politically ambivalent and elegantly filmed as its predecessor NOCTURAMA. This time Bonello tackles questions of postcolonialism in a set up that might itself be called colonial.
USA 1978 | Horror | George A. Romero | 18
Classic zombie film from George A. Romero: On the run from the zombie apocalypse the survivors hide in a shopping mall. Soon the place is overrun by aggressive bikers and shambling zombies.
Deutschland 2019 | Documentary | Ute Adamczewski
The “wild“ concentration camps to eliminate political enemies were established right after the National Socialists came to power in March 1933. ZUSTAND UND GELÄNDE visits the nearly forgotten places and investigates how different political ...
Un homme pressé | Frankreich 2019 | Drama, Tragicomedy | Hervé Mimran | oA
Fabrice Luchini is fantastic in the role of top executive Alain Wapler who has to rebuild his life after having a stroke that has led to some brain damage and cause him to make surreal verbal mistakes.
Deutschland 2019 | Drama | Norbert Lechner | 6
An East-West teen love story set shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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