Filmfest
#FFHH17
5.10. - 14.10.2017
Hamburg

Programme 2017

08.10. | Metropolis

Watu Wote

Guests
Germany, Kenya 2017 | 22 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Katja Benrath
rated for 0 + years
For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and …
08.10. | Abaton Gross

Die Pfefferkörner

Guests
Germany 2017 | 60 Min. | OV
Director: Daniel Drechsel-Grau
rated for 0 + years
Recommended from age 6DIE RATTE IST LOS [THE RAT'S OUT] Strange goings-on in Mia and Alice's mother's new café. To top it all, a rat appears and …
08.10. | Metropolis

Pre-Crime

Guests
Germany 2017 | 87 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Monika Hielscher, Matthias Heeder
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY When science fiction becomes reality: the expression "pre-crime" was coined by US author Philip K. Dick and describes the fulfillment of …
08.10. | CinemaxX 3

Die Pfefferkörner

Guests
Germany 2017 | 60 Min. | OV
Director: Daniel Drechsel-Grau
rated for 0 + years
Recommended from age 6DIE RATTE IST LOS [THE RAT'S OUT] Strange goings-on in Mia and Alice's mother's new café. To top it all, a rat appears and …
08.10. | Abaton Gross

Little Wing

Guests
Finland, Denmark 2016 | 100 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Selma Vilhunen
rated for 0 + years
Recommended from age 1412-year old Varpu doesn't know who her father is. She's being brought up by her mother, who sometimes acts more like a younger …
08.10. | CinemaxX 8

Letters for Amina

Guests
Denmark, Germany 2017 | 88 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Jacob Bitsch
rated for 0 + years
The only things that give Janus hope during his time in a psychiatric clinic are letters from his old schoolfriend Amina. Then one day they stop …
08.10. | Metropolis

Werner Nekes - The Life Between Images

Guests
Germany 2017 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Ulrike Pfeiffer
rated for 0 + years
Documentary January 2017 saw the death of Werner Nekes, one of Germany's most significant experimental film-makers. He made more than 100 films, …
08.10. | Passage 1

24 Frames

Guests
Iran, France 2017 | 114 Min. |
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID Every second of a film consists of 24 frames. This is the theme of Abbas Kiarostami's last film which is made up of famous paintings and …
08.10. | CinemaxX 8

A Song from Lisbon

Guests
Portugal 2016 | 110 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Pedro Varela
rated for 0 + years
Medical student Vasco loves his life in Lisbon: he parties and goes dancing and loves to set the girls' hearts a-flutter. And, naturally, with all …
08.10. | Metropolis

The Summit - Performing G20

Guests
Germany 2017 | 77 Min. | OV
Director: Rasmus Gerlach
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY The lasting memories of the G20 summit in Hamburg are above all the pictures of destruction and escalating violence, which largely …
08.10. | CinemaxX 3

Under the family tree

Guests
Germany, Poland 2017 | 92 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Constanze Knoche
rated for 0 + years
Because of trouble at school, 16-year old Isabell's single mum persuades her to take part in a self-knowledge seminar in the Sudeten Mountains. What …
08.10. | Abaton Klein

Araby

Guests
Brazil 2017 | 96 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Affonso Uchôa, João Dumans
rated for 0 + years
Andre lives near an aluminium plant in an industrial area of the Brazilian city of Ouro Preto. When Cristiano, one of the workers, has an accident, …
08.10. | Abaton Gross

Song of Granite

Guests
Ireland, Canada 2017 | 104 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Pat Collins
rated for 0 + years
Endless green fields, craggy rock formations and majestically thundering surf – the landscape of Ireland. This breath-taking natural spectacle, …
08.10. | Studio

A Fish Out of Water

Guests
Taiwan 2017 | 91 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Lai Kuo-An
rated for 0 + years
Yi-an's parents are shocked when he asks them to help him find his "previous parents". Is their son mentally ill? Is he overwrought because he's just …
08.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Score: A Film Music Documentary

Guests
USA 2016 | 93 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Matt Schrader
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY "Music is a film's heartbeat!" says James Cameron. What would classics of film history like Psycho, the Bond films, Indiana Jones or …
08.10. | Passage 1

Tehran Taboo

Guests
Germany, Austria 2016 | 93 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Ali Soozandeh
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION In the schizophrenic world of Teheran, the paths of three self-confident women and one male musician cross. In the city, sex, corruption, …
08.10. | Abaton Klein

Ex Libris. The New York Public Library

Guests
USA 2017 | 197 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Frederick Wiseman
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY With more than 51 million media, the New York Public Library is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Opened in 1911, the building …
08.10. | CinemaxX 8

The Invisibles

Guests
Germany 2017 | 110 Min. | OV
Director: Claus Räfle
rated for 0 + years
Berlin, 1943. The Nazi regime has declared the capital of the Reich officially "Jew-free". But a few Jews have managed to slip through the net. Cioma …
08.10. | Abaton Gross

Soldiers. Story from Ferentari

Guests
Romania, Serbia, Belgium 2017 | 119 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Ivana Mladenovic
rated for 0 + years
Anthropologist Adi has been dumped by his girlfriend. To distract himself, he surrounds himself with work. He moves to Ferentari, the poorest part of …
08.10. | CinemaxX 3

Tatort: Die dunkle Zeit

Guests
Germany 2017 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Niki Stein
rated for 0 + years
Because Nina Schramm (Anja Kling), chairwoman of a populist party, is receiving an increasing number of death threats, Inspector Falke (Wotan Wilke …
08.10. | Metropolis

Do you sometimes feel burned out and empty?

Guests
Germany, Netherlands 2017 | 94 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Lola Randl
rated for 0 + years
One morning, relationship therapist Luisa (Lina Beckmann) wakes up to find that she has become two: overnight, she has turned into the old Luisa and …
08.10. | Studio

The Future Perfect

Guests
Argentina 2016 | 65 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Nele Wohlatz
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID Xiaobin is 17 and doesn't speak a word of Spanish when she arrives in Argentina. While her family live in their own parallel universe, the …
08.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Beach Rats

Guests
USA 2017 | 95 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Eliza Hittman
rated for 0 + years
Summer in Coney Island. Teenager Frankie is a drifter: during the day, he hangs with his friends on the beach, smoking weed. But neither his macho …
08.10. | Passage 1

Mathilde

Guests
Russia 2017 | 110 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Alexey Uchitel
rated for 0 + years
Nikolaus (Lars Eidinger) is heir to the Russian throne, Mathilde (Michalina Olszanska) a world-famous ballerina. The two have a fleeting affair which …
08.10. | Studio

Cocote

Guests
Argentina, Dominican Republic, Germany, Qatar 2017 | 106 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias
rated for 0 + years
After his father is killed by an influential man, the Evangelical gardener Alberto returns to his home city for the first time in years to attend the …
08.10. | Metropolis

Mrs. Fang

Guests
Hong Kong, France, Germany 2017 | 86 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Wang Bing
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Fang Xiu Ying is 67 years old, was a farmer and has been suffering from Alzheimer's for eight years. The director follows her closely …
08.10. | CinemaxX 3

Meine fremde Freundin

Guests
Germany 2017 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Stefan Krohmer
rated for 0 + years
Judith Lorenz (Ursula Strauss), a new employee at the Health Authority, is brutally raped in a filing room by her colleague Lehmann (Hannes Jaenicke) …
08.10. | CinemaxX 8

Ice Mother

Guests
Czech Republic 2017 | 105 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Bohdan Sláma
rated for 0 + years
Since Hana was widowed, she has lived alone in her big house on the edge of town. The days pass meaninglessly and her sons' weekly visits are the …
08.10. | Cinemaxx 2

The Dissidents

Guests
Estonia, Finland, Latvia 2017 | 92 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Jaak Kilmi
rated for 0 + years
The 1980s: Europe is cut in half by the Iron Curtain. Three young Estonians manage to flee the Soviet Union to Sweden. For them, it's like entering …
08.10. | Abaton Gross

Until the birds return

Guests
France, Germany, Algeria, Qatar 2017 | 113 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Karim Moussaoui
rated for 0 + years
Three stories, each illustrating a different facet of Algeria – between slums and luxury apartments, rural expanses and urban moloch, the …