Filmfest
#FFHH17
5.10. - 14.10.2017
Hamburg

Programme 2017

06.10. | Abaton Gross

Oskar's America

Guests
Norway, Sweden 2017 | 79 Min. | OV with English ST and German voice over
Director: Torfinn Iversen
rated for 0 + years
10-year old Oskar has a dream: to ride the American prairies with his mother. Shortly before the summer holidays, his mother travels to the States, …
06.10. | Abaton Klein

Corporate

Guests
France 2017 | 95 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Nicolas Silhol
rated for 0 + years
Emilie is an HR manager and the soulless, smiling embodiment of neo-liberal profit maximisation ideology. She gets rid of "unviable" employees by …
06.10. | Abaton Gross

The Wait

Guests
Denmark 2016 | 61 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Emil Langballe, Andrea Storm Henriksen
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY She lives in a small town, talks with her girlfriends about boys they fancy and plays football in the local club. Rokhsar would be living …
06.10. | Metropolis

Drift

Guests
Germany 2017 | 97 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Helena Wittmann
rated for 0 + years
Two women spend the weekend on the North Sea. They go for walks on the beach, enjoy local delicacies like freshly made fish rolls and check their …
07.10. | Abaton Klein

The Wait

Guests
Denmark 2016 | 61 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Emil Langballe, Andrea Storm Henriksen
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY She lives in a small town, talks with her girlfriends about boys they fancy and plays football in the local club. Rokhsar would be living …
07.10. | CinemaxX 3

Eine Braut kommt selten allein

Guests
Germany 2017 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Buket Alakus
rated for 0 + years
One day, Johnny, a failed club owner (Sido), finds a young Roma woman called Sophia on his doorstep. She claims to have come straight from Belgrade, …
07.10. | Metropolis

Siberian Love

Guests
Germany 2016 | 82 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Olga Delane
rated for 0 + years
Documentary Love in the cold: after 20 years in Berlin, Olga, mid-30s, single, travels to her home village in Siberia. Here, the roles of man and …
07.10. | Abaton Gross

What Will People Say

Guests
Norway, Germany, Sweden 2017 | 106 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Iram Haq
rated for 0 + years
16-year old Nisha leads a double life in Oslo. For her strict Pakistani parents, she is the perfect daughter. Then, when she goes out with her …
07.10. | CinemaxX 3

Tatort: Borowski und das Land zwischen den Meeren

Guests
Germany 2017 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Sven Bohse
rated for 0 + years
A man's body is found on Suunholt, a sleepy little island in the North Sea: years previously, Oliver Teuber had been the key figure in a corruption …
07.10. | Studio

People Power Bombshell: The Diary of Vietnam Rose

Guests
Philippines 2016 | 89 Min. | OV with english st
Director: John Torres
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID The Diary Of Vietnam Rose was an unfinished erotic drama by Celso Ad Castillo which he started shooting in 1986 during the uprising against …
07.10. | CinemaxX 8

Jupiter's Moon

Guests
Hungary, Germany 2017 | 128 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Kornel Mundruczó
rated for 0 + years
While fleeing from Syria, Aryan is shot and wounded on the border between Serbia and Hungary. Still in shock, the injured man discovers that he can …
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. | 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 …
09.10. | CinemaxX 8

Jupiter's Moon

Guests
Hungary, Germany 2017 | 128 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Kornel Mundruczó
rated for 0 + years
While fleeing from Syria, Aryan is shot and wounded on the border between Serbia and Hungary. Still in shock, the injured man discovers that he can …
09.10. | Metropolis

Taste of Cement

Guests
Germany, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Qatar 2017 | 85 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Ziad Kalthoum
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY More than one million people have fled the war in Syria to Lebanon. Many of them work on building sites constructing skyscrapers in …
09.10. | Abaton Klein

People Power Bombshell: The Diary of Vietnam Rose

Guests
Philippines 2016 | 89 Min. | OV with english st
Director: John Torres
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID The Diary Of Vietnam Rose was an unfinished erotic drama by Celso Ad Castillo which he started shooting in 1986 during the uprising against …
09.10. | CinemaxX 8

Some Like It Veiled

Guests
France 2017 | 87 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Sou Abadi
rated for 0 + years
Armand and Leila are a couple and would like to go to New York to do a practical at the United Nations. But everything is put on hold when Leila's …
10.10. | CinemaxX 8

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 …
10.10. | CinemaxX 3

Women Walk the Walk

Guests
Germany 2016 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Matthias Tiefenbacher
rated for 0 + years
In a village located idyllically in the Bavarian foothills, Paula (Anna Maria Mühe), the young owner of a restaurant, receives an offer from an …
10.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Corporate

Guests
France 2017 | 95 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Nicolas Silhol
rated for 0 + years
Emilie is an HR manager and the soulless, smiling embodiment of neo-liberal profit maximisation ideology. She gets rid of "unviable" employees by …
10.10. | Abaton Klein

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 …
10.10. | Metropolis

Birds Are Singing in Kigali

Guests
Poland 2017 | 113 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
rated for 0 + years
Ruanda, 1994. The Polish ornithologist Anna is on a field trip when the genocide of the Tutsis at the hands of the Hutus breaks out. Anna manages to …
10.10. | CinemaxX 3

Tian - The mystery of St. Pauli

Guests
Germany 2017 | 92 Min. | OV
Director: Damian Schipporeit
rated for 0 + years
When engineer Michael Winter (Stephan Kampwirth) loses his job, he, his wife Friederike (Katharina Schüttler) and their 8-year old daughter Selma …
10.10. | Passage 1

Human Flow

Guests
Germany 2017 | 140 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Ai Weiwei
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY For the last two years, Ai Wei Wei has lived outside China as an involuntary emigré.  The people that he met on a year-long …
10.10. | CinemaxX 8

Crash Test Aglaé

Guests
France 2017 | 85 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Éric Gravel
rated for 0 + years
Aglaé has two outstanding characteristics: she is incredibly stubborn – and loves her job in the crash test department of a car factory. When the …
11.10. | Abaton Gross

Zaineb Hates the Snow

Guests
Tunisia, France, Qatar, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates 2016 | 94 Min. | OV with English ST and German voice over
Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
rated for 0 + years
Recommended from age 11DOCUMENTARY Zaineb is growing up in Tunesia without her father. When her mother gets to know a man from Canada, they move …
11.10. | CinemaxX 8

Taste of Cement

Guests
Germany, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Qatar 2017 | 85 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Ziad Kalthoum
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY More than one million people have fled the war in Syria to Lebanon. Many of them work on building sites constructing skyscrapers in …
11.10. | Metropolis

Long Echo

Guests
Germany 2017 | 87 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Veronika Glasunowa, Lukasz Lakomy
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Dobropillja lies in East Ukraine, 70km from the embattled border to the areas held by pro-Russian separatists. At first glance, the …
11.10. | Cinemaxx 2

The Wedding Ring

Guests
Niger, Burkina Faso, France 2016 | 96 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Rahmatou Keïta
rated for 0 + years
Tiyaa, a member of the aristocratic family of the sultanate of Damagaran in Niger, is studying in France. In the winter holidays, she returns home to …
12.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Men Don't Cry

Guests
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia 2017 | 100 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Alen Drljević
rated for 0 + years
The last guests of the season gather at a hotel in the Serbian mountains. They have come to finally face their traumas. At least that's the plan of …
12.10. | Abaton Klein

Birds Are Singing in Kigali

Guests
Poland 2017 | 113 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
rated for 0 + years
Ruanda, 1994. The Polish ornithologist Anna is on a field trip when the genocide of the Tutsis at the hands of the Hutus breaks out. Anna manages to …
13.10. | Abaton Gross

Angels Wear White

Guests
China, France 2017 | 107 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Vivian Qu
rated for 0 + years
A small coastal town in China has half-hearted ambitions to make more of its touristic potential. In one of the many, more or less interchangeable …
13.10. | Metropolis

Demons in Paradise

Guests
France, Sri Lanka 2017 | 94 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Jude Ratnam
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Sri Lanka, 1983: at the age of five, Jude Ratnam fled the massacre of the Tamil minority by the Sinhalese majority. 30 years later, he …
13.10. | Abaton Klein

Long Echo

Guests
Germany 2017 | 87 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Veronika Glasunowa, Lukasz Lakomy
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Dobropillja lies in East Ukraine, 70km from the embattled border to the areas held by pro-Russian separatists. At first glance, the …
14.10. | 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 …
14.10. | Abaton Klein

Demons in Paradise

Guests
France, Sri Lanka 2017 | 94 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Jude Ratnam
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Sri Lanka, 1983: at the age of five, Jude Ratnam fled the massacre of the Tamil minority by the Sinhalese majority. 30 years later, he …
14.10. | Passage 1

Some Like It Veiled

Guests
France 2017 | 87 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Sou Abadi
rated for 0 + years
Armand and Leila are a couple and would like to go to New York to do a practical at the United Nations. But everything is put on hold when Leila's …
14.10. | Studio

Human Flow

Guests
Germany 2017 | 140 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Ai Weiwei
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY For the last two years, Ai Wei Wei has lived outside China as an involuntary emigré.  The people that he met on a year-long …
14.10. | Metropolis

What Will People Say

Guests
Norway, Germany, Sweden 2017 | 106 Min. | OV with german s.t.
Director: Iram Haq
rated for 0 + years
16-year old Nisha leads a double life in Oslo. For her strict Pakistani parents, she is the perfect daughter. Then, when she goes out with her …
14.10. | Passage 1

Crash Test Aglaé

Guests
France 2017 | 85 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Éric Gravel
rated for 0 + years
Aglaé has two outstanding characteristics: she is incredibly stubborn – and loves her job in the crash test department of a car factory. When the …
14.10. | Abaton Gross

Town in a Lake

Guests
Philippines 2016 | 84 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Jet Leyco
rated for 0 + years
Matangtubig is a sleepy little village where everybody knows everybody else. At least that's what everybody thought, until two teenage girls …
14.10. | Metropolis

Angels Wear White

Guests
China, France 2017 | 107 Min. | OV with english st
Director: Vivian Qu
rated for 0 + years
A small coastal town in China has half-hearted ambitions to make more of its touristic potential. In one of the many, more or less interchangeable …