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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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03.10. | Abaton GR

Emu Runner

Guests
Australia 2018 | 95 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Imogen Thomas
rated for 0 + years
Nine-year old Gem lives with her Aborigine family in a remote region of Australia. When Gem‘s mother dies suddenly, a wild emu helps her get …
03.10. | CinemaxX 2

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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France, New Zealand 2019 | 103 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Justin Pemberton
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Capitalism over the centuries: a statement of political bankruptcy for today’s market economy. Director Justin Pemberton has …
03.10. | Abaton GR

A Colony

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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. …
03.10. | Metropolis

The Halt

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Philippines, France 2019 | 279 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lav Diaz
rated for 0 + years
A dictator as buffoon: Lav Diaz presents a manifesto against the authoritarian rulers of his home country and elsewhere. In the year 2034 the …
03.10. | CinemaxX 3

Giraffe

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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 …
03.10. | CinemaxX 8

Maternal

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Italy, Argentina 2019 | 91 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Maura Delpero
rated for 0 + years
»Blessed be the fruit of thy womb«: a meeting between a nun and two teenage mothers has a long-term effect on their lives. Young Sister Paola …
03.10. | CinemaxX 2

Red Fields

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Israel, Luxembourg, Germany 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Keren Yedaya
rated for 0 + years
This adaptation for the screen of the 80s Israeli rock opera Mami tells the story of the Middle East conflict poetically and surreally. Young, …
03.10. | Passage 1

Cunningham

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Germany, France, USA 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Alla Kovgan
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A reunion with the iconic work of the legendary American choreographer Merce Cunningham – as a 3D cinema experience! The works of …
03.10. | Studio

One Child Nation

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People's Republic of China, USA 2019 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Population planning and the consequences: a disturbing journey into the Chinese past and present. China’s so-called »one child …
03.10. | CinemaxX 3

The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen

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Finland 2018 | 103 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Teppo Airaksinen
rated for 0 + years
The Finnish Dylan! A melancholy, yet at the same time fast and funny biopic tells of the rise and fall Juice Leskinen, an icon of Finnish pop music, …
03.10. | Abaton GR

Stars By The Pound

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France 2018 | 88 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Marie-Sophie Chambon
rated for 0 + years
Loïs would like nothing more than be an astronaut. The 16-year old has a talent for physics, but also the problem that she weighs over 100 kilos. …
03.10. | Abaton Klein

You Will Die at Twenty

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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 …
03.10. | CinemaxX 8

Matthias & Maxime

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Canada 2019 | 119 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Xavier Dolan
rated for 0 + years
Suppressed love and an ode to friendship: Matthias & Maxime is a typical Dolan film, full of boundless energy and romance. Max (Xavier …
03.10. | CinemaxX 2

Bombay Rose

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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 …
03.10. | Passage 1

Wild Rose

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United Kingdom 2018 | 101 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Tom Harper
rated for 0 + years
A star is born: newcomer Jessie Buckley shines in this unsentimental portrait of a rebellious country singer on the road to fame. Newly released …
03.10. | Studio

Stripped

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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 …
03.10. | CinemaxX 3

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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France 2019 | 120 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Céline Sciamma
rated for 0 + years
Céline Sciamma‘s new film is a sensitive love story and a powerful modern statement about the situation of women in the past and today. In …
03.10. | Abaton GR

Beanpole

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Russian Federation 2019 | 139 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Kantemir Balagov
rated for 0 + years
A visually and emotionally striking drama about the traumas of two women shortly after the end of World War 2. Leningrad 1945: the siege is over …
03.10. | Metropolis

Africa

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Israel 2019 | 82 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Oren Gerner
rated for 0 + years
So much for being past it! In his debut feature film Africa, director Oren Gerner makes his pensioner father an unwilling rebel. For the last 30 …
03.10. | Abaton Klein

That Cloud Never Left

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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: …
03.10. | CinemaxX 2

Bad Poems

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Hungary, France 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gábor Reisz
rated for 0 + years
A merry-melancholic kaleidoscope of a crisis in which four time frames expertly and startlingly communicate with each other. Tamás‘ soul is …
03.10. | CinemaxX 8

Psychobitch

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Norway 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Martin Lund
rated for 0 + years
Love in the age of »Generation Perfect«: the box-office hit from Norway tells the refreshing coming-of-age story of two young people, who despite …
03.10. | Zeise Kinos

Guest of Honor

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Canada 2019 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Atom Egoyan
rated for 0 + years
Douglas Sirk Prize-winner Atom Egoyan returns to the big screen with the sophisticated drama Guest of Honor. Jim is shocked when his daughter …
03.10. | Passage 1

On a Magical Night

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France, Luxembourg, Belgium 2019 | 97 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Christophe Honoré
rated for 0 + years
Full of esprit and surreal humour, Christophe Honoré’s new film pays homage to the great tradition of French light comedy. After her affair …
03.10. | Abaton Klein

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 …
03.10. | Metropolis

Babyteeth

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Australia 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Shannon Murphy
rated for 0 + years
When carpe diem is more than just a slogan on a wall: in this unconventional dramedy from Australia, a young woman facing death discovers the beauty …
03.10. | Studio

The Kamagasaki Cauldron War

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Japan 2018 | 117 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Leo Sato
rated for 0 + years
 A film as a time capsule: the story of a modern class struggle as a humorous homage to the cinema of the late 1960s Day labourers and sex …
03.10. | CinemaxX 3

The Peanut Butter Falcon

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USA 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
rated for 0 + years
A road movie with fairytale qualities follows in the footsteps of Mark Twain and is a heart-warming plea for friendship. 22-year old Zak (Zack …
03.10. | Abaton GR

The Bare Necessity

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France 2019 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Erwan Le Duc
rated for 0 + years
In this oddball romantic comedy, love and some oh so beloved relatives keep a bourgeois policeman busy. In a sleepy village in the forests of …
03.10. | CinemaxX 2

Our Mothers

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Guatemala, Belgium, France 2019 | 77 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: César Diaz
rated for 0 + years
20 years after the civil war in Guatemala, the submerged past comes to light thanks to the memories of the women of the time. Ernesto works as a …
03.10. | CinemaxX 8

Marriage Story

Guests
USA 2019 | 134 Min. | OV
Director: Noah Baumbach
rated for 0 + years
Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach paints a precise and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking apart. Charlie (Adam Driver) is a playwright who wants …

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