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26.9. - 5.10.2019
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10.09.

The Complete Programme

This year FILMFEST HAMBURG shows 144 films from 56 countries in 12 sections. Among them are again a range of festival successes from Cannes, Locarno, …
06.09.

»Eurovisuell« films

The crises in Europe are also becoming apparent in the box-office hits. In addition to two quirky comedies, this year's audience successes on …
26.08.

Opening film and further highlights

A journey back in time to 1974 marks the opening of this year's FILMFEST HAMBURG on September 26 and takes us on a foray into contemporary …

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29.09. | Abaton GR

Die Pfefferkörner - Das Cello und Glücksspiele

Guests
Germany 2019 | 60 Min. | OF
Director: Andrea Katzenberger
rated for 0 + years
THE CELLO Krissi is taken in by a trickster who’s got his eye on her cello. The Peppercorns find out that it‘s not the only instrument that’s …
29.09. | Abaton Klein

Die Pfefferkörner - Das Cello und Glücksspiele

Guests
Germany 2019 | 60 Min. | OF
Director: Andrea Katzenberger
rated for 0 + years
THE CELLO Krissi is taken in by a trickster who’s got his eye on her cello. The Peppercorns find out that it‘s not the only instrument that’s …
29.09. | Metropolis

Ami

Guests
Germany 2019 | 79 Min. | OV
Director: Jana Stüven
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY In 1994, Ami founded the Hamburger Tafel food service for the poor and over the years built it up to become a large logistics company. …
29.09. | CinemaxX 3

Echo

Guests
Iceland, France, Switzerland 2019 | 79 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson
rated for 0 + years
A calmly tender, loosely episodic echo of Icelandic society by Rúnar Rúnarsson. It’s just before Christmas. There’s a special atmosphere …
29.09. | Astor Filmlounge

German Lesson

Guests
Germany 2019 | 125 Min. | OV
Director: Christian Schwochow
rated for 0 + years
Supported by:AV MEDIEN SERVICE
29.09. | CinemaxX 1

Queen of Hearts

Guests
Denmark, Sweden 2019 | 128 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: May El-Toukhy
rated for 0 + years
Trine Dyrholm stars as a cool temptress in a provocative melodrama which won countless prizes in Denmark and was a box-office hit at the cinema …
29.09. | Abaton GR

Reihe für die Minis

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Diverse 2019 | 60 Min. |
Director:
rated for 0 + years
The first cinema experience? The youngest festival audience will be accompanied playfully and age-appropriately by a cheerful program of animated …
29.09. | Metropolis

Die Hamburger Krankheit

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Germany 1979 | 117 Min. | OV
Director: Peter Fleischmann
rated for 0 + years
Trashy, with a great cast and a soundtrack from the young Jean-Michel Jarre: this cultish Utopian end-times drama has been comprehensively restored …
29.09. | CinemaxX 2

Tell Me Who I Am

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Italy, Germany 2018 | 89 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Sergio Basso
rated for 0 + years
Bollywood in a refugee camp: in this documentary musical, refugees sing about loss of identity -- without pathos, but with a healthy portion of irony …
29.09. | CinemaxX 3

Under the Pear Tree

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Germany 2019 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Uli Edel
rated for 0 + years
To mark the 200th anniversary of Fontane’s birth, the film revisits his famous novella as a psychological study of a village community. Abel and …
29.09. | Abaton Klein

Scattered Night

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Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2019 | 81 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lee Jihyoung, Kim Sol
rated for 0 + years
The collapse of a South Korean family as a nuanced, unhysterical ensemble drama The separation of their parents plunges Jinho‘s and Sumin’s …
29.09. | Passage 1

The Red Hatchback

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Iran, Germany 2019 | 110 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ashkan Najafi
rated for 0 + years
Happiness on four wheels: a single dad and his son dream of owning their own car. Producer and writer is the Iranian film-maker Mohammad Rasulof …
29.09. | Studio

Your Bones and Your Eyes

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Brazil 2019 | 119 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Caetano Gotardo
rated for 0 + years
Brazilian director Caetano Gotardo plays the lead in this intelligent, intimate kaleidoscope of conversations, monologues and encounters. João …
29.09. | Abaton GR

Bangla

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Italy 2019 | 87 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Phaim Bhuiyan
rated for 0 + years
Culture shock as romcom – with the Bengali director playing himself with loads of charm and self-irony. Phaim, a 22-year old Muslim with …
29.09. | CinemaxX 2

Train

Guests
Ghana 2017 | 70 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Peter Kofi Sedufia
rated for 0 + years
A heavily pregnant woman and her husband get stranded in scorching heat in a no man’s land in Ghana. The stuff of comedy? Yes, and how! Ghana …
29.09. | Metropolis

Die Liebe frisst das Leben - Tobias Gruben, seine Lieder und die Erde

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Germany 2019 | 92 Min. | OV
Director: Oliver Schwabe
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY When Hamburg was cool: even 20 years after his death, underground musician Tobias Gruben is still seen as a rough diamond of German pop …
29.09. | Abaton Klein

Ode to Nothing

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Philippines 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Dwein Baltazar
rated for 0 + years
Death is her life: the loneliness of an undertaker leads to an unconventional family situation Sonya‘s life isn’t exactly a party. Her …
29.09. | CinemaxX 3

A Voluntary Year

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Germany 2019 | 86 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ulrich Köhler, Henner Winckler
rated for 0 + years
Do I stay or do I go? Ulrich Köhler‘s and Henner Winckler‘s sensitive filmic examination of the challenges of growing up. Jette (Maj-Britt …
29.09. | CinemaxX 1

Pelican Blood

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Germany, Bulgaria 2019 | 126 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Katrin Gebbe
rated for 0 + years
In ancient mythology, mother pelicans fed their young their own blood if they were in danger of starving: a film about a woman whose motherly …
29.09. | Abaton GR

Darkroom - Drops of Death

Guests
Germany 2019 | 89 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rosa von Praunheim
rated for 0 + years
In his new film, Rosa von Praunheim reexamines the true story of a gay serial killer and retells it in his own inimitable way. Lars, a nurse and …
29.09. | Passage 1

The Specials

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France 2019 | 114 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Éric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
rated for 0 + years
The true story of two men obsessed with the will to make the world better for others – and who do indeed manage minor miracles on a daily basis. A …
29.09. | CinemaxX 2

South Terminal

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France 2018 | 96 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
rated for 0 + years
When injustice becomes the law, resistance is a duty. Isn‘t it? South Terminal portrays a fictional dystopia that seems threateningly familiar and …
29.09. | Studio

Noah Land

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Germany, Turkey, USA 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Cenk Erturk
rated for 0 + years
A Biblical tree, planted by Noah? In a Turkish village, a father and son get caught up in a web of belief and rumour. In the final stages of a …
29.09. | Magazin

Gipsy Queen

Guests
Germany, Austria 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Hüseyin Tabak
rated for 0 + years
A young woman boxes for her life: a haunting social drama with the legendary Hamburg pub Ritze as the backdrop for a new beginning. Ali (Alina …
29.09. | Abaton Klein

Tlamess

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Tunisia, France 2019 | 120 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ala Eddine Slim
rated for 0 + years
Two people turn their back on society. This fascinating dramatic fever dream transcends the rules of logic and realism. The young Tunesian …
29.09. | Metropolis

Olanda

Guests
Germany 2019 | 154 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Bernd Schoch
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A journey into the magical world of the Carpathian Mountains. Hamburg director Bernd Schoch on the trail of mushrooms pickers who work …
29.09. | CinemaxX 3

Tatort: Die goldene Zeit

Guests
Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Mia Spengler
rated for 0 + years
Romanticism was yesterday: two federal police officers fight to control the influence of criminal gangs in St. Pauli. A contract killing shocks …
29.09. | Passage 1

Adoration

Guests
France, Belgium 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Fabrice du Welz
rated for 0 + years
Genre-hopping Fabrice du Welz undertakes a fantastic trip into the abyss of the soul. 12-year old Paul lives with his mum in a remote forest in …
29.09. | Abaton GR

Vitalina Varela

Guests
Portugal 2019 | 124 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Pedro Costa
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID A deeply black, hypnotically expressionistic ghost story from Lisbon: Pedro Costa‘s new film won the Golden Leopard at Locarno. Vitalina …
29.09. | CinemaxX 2

The Dead Queen

Guests
Portugal, France, Brazil 2018 | 120 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: António Ferreira
rated for 0 + years
A romantic drama in three acts: the skilfully told story of a couple that go on a fascinating journey through three different epochs and settings …
29.09. | Studio

La vida en común

Guests
Argentina, France 2019 | 70 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ezequiel Yanco
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID Surviving between the traditional and the modern: an artificial desert city in Argentina is haunted by a puma. A modern tent city of …
29.09. | CinemaxX 1

Bombay Rose

Guests
France, Germany, India, Qatar, United Kingdom 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Gitanjali Rao
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION Bollywood in 24 paintings per second: love, suffering and music in a whirl of colours Salim sees flower girl Kamala on the streets of …

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