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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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01.10. | Abaton GR

Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs

Guests
Latvia, Poland 2019 | 70 Min. | OV with English subtitles, OV with German voice over
Director: Edmunds Jansons
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATED FILM Jacob lives in the city and dreams of becoming a busy architect like his father. When his father goes on a business trip, Jacob has to …
01.10. | Abaton GR

A Colony

Guests
Canada 2018 | 102 Min. | OV with German and English subtitles
Director: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
rated for 0 + years
Camille loves to spend time in the wild, talking to frogs and chickens and roaming unselfconsciously around. Her big sister Mylia has it tougher. …
01.10. | CinemaxX 3

Thou Shalt Not Kill

Guests
Romania 2018 | 120 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gabi Virginia Sarga, Catalin Rotaru
rated for 0 + years
Based on real events, a disturbing drama about an appalling scandal in the Romanian health system. Christian is an unconventional surgeon and …
01.10. | CinemaxX 2

Noah Land

Guests
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 …
01.10. | Abaton GR

Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes

Guests
Chile, Argentina, Germany 2019 | 88 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: José Luis Torres Leiva
rated for 0 + years
Two women rediscover love in the face of death. A quiet, magic end-times drama in the remoteness of a forest hut. María and Ana have been a …
01.10. | Abaton Klein

South Terminal

Guests
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 …
01.10. | CinemaxX 8

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 …
01.10. | CinemaxX 3

Kranke Geschäfte

Guests
Germany 2019 | 105 Min. | OV
Director: Urs Egger
rated for 0 + years
For risks and side-effects: GDR citizens as unknowing guinea pigs. 1988. Armin Glaser (Florian Stetter), first lieutenant in the Stasi, lives …
01.10. | Metropolis

Mosaic Portrait

Guests
People's Republic of China 2019 | 108 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: YiXiang Zhai
rated for 0 + years
What begins as a classic whodunnit, slowly turns into an intelligent reflection on the conflict of differing points of view When the migrant …
01.10. | Passage 1

A White, White Day

Guests
Iceland, Denmark, Sweden 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Hlynur Pálmason
rated for 0 + years
According to Icelandic superstition, on »white days«, when the snow-covered earth blends in with the sky, the living meet the dead: a thrilling …
01.10. | CinemaxX 8

The Sunlit Night

Guests
Germany, Norway, USA 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: David Wnendt
rated for 0 + years
In the bright nights of Norway, a young artist falls in love not just with the beauty of the Nordic landscape. For artist Frances, the summer …
01.10. | Abaton GR

Young Juliette

Guests
Canada 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Anne Émond
rated for 0 + years
In this Canadian feel-good comedy about a self-confident teenage girl, eveything’s a little bit over the top. 14-year old Juliette is …
01.10. | Studio

Giraffe

Guests
Germany, Denmark 2019 | 87 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Anna Sofie Hartmann
rated for 0 + years
A tunnel project, an ethnologist who collects lost life forms and Polish migrant workers who dream of a future far from home: a lingering film about …
01.10. | CinemaxX 2

You Will Die at Twenty

Guests
Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar 2019 | 103 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Amjad Abu Alala
rated for 0 + years
Living with a sentence of death: a boy grows up with a curse and is treated in his village like a leper. Shortly after his birth, Muzamil and …
01.10. | Hapag-Lloyd Zentrale

The Birth of the Leopard

Guests
Germany, Italy, Latvia 2019 | 90 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Luigi Falorni
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY How a great love became a masterpiece of European literature: the fascinating story of how the novel »The Leopard« came to be written …
01.10. | Abaton Klein

No Data Plan

Guests
USA 2019 | 70 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Miko Revereza
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY A train journey from Los Angeles to New York – seen through the eyes of an immigrant without documentation. By Amtrak across the USA: …
01.10. | Alabama

Beats

Guests
United Kingdom 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Brian Welsh
rated for 0 + years
The last night of a friendship and an explosion of new youth culture: a British music drama with a touch of Trainspotting has the screen booming …
01.10. | CinemaxX 3

Dark Twin

Guests
Germany 2018 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Damir Lukačević
rated for 0 + years
Inspectors Bukow and König once again plumb the depths of the human soul. Investigating the discovery of the body of a 16-year old runaway girl …
01.10. | CinemaxX 8

Corpus Christi

Guests
Poland, France 2019 | 116 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Jan Komasa
rated for 0 + years
A young petty criminal gets a small community back on track after passing himself off as a vicar. A Polish drama based on real events. 20-year …
01.10. | Abaton GR

Stripped

Guests
Germany, Israel 2018 | 120 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Yaron Shani
rated for 0 + years
In the first part of a trilogy about love, Israeli director Yaron Shani has constructed  a clever, sly psychodrama that looks deep into the …
01.10. | Studio

That Cloud Never Left

Guests
India 2019 | 65 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Yashaswini Raghunandan
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID At the gates of Kolkata, old film footage is given a new purpose. In the village of Daspada, hundreds of toys are produced every day: …
01.10. | Passage 1

Sorry We Missed You

Guests
United Kingdom, France, Belgium 2019 | 101 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ken Loach
rated for 0 + years
Zero hours contracts and neo-liberal serfdom: Ken Loach’s new film tells of the social abyss created by a digital service economy. Ricky, Abby …
01.10. | Abaton Klein

Endless Night

Guests
Spain 2019 | 90 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Eloy Enciso
rated for 0 + years
Interwoven with dream-like, poetically bleak tableaux vivants, this Spanish triptych is a journey to the roots of Spanish fascism. When the …
01.10. | Metropolis

Yu Gong

Guests
Germany 2019 | 84 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Daniel Kötter
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY A journey through the complex web of African-Chinese relations. The economic, political and cultural future of globalisation is taking …
01.10. | CinemaxX 2

The Hidden City

Guests
Spain, France, Germany 2018 | 80 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Víctor Moreno
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A cinematic subterranean journey through the Madrid underworld. Claustrophobic, with virtuoso visuals and a mesmerizing soundtrack …

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