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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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04.10. | Abaton GR

Sune vs Sune

Guests
Sweden 2018 | 89 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Jon Holmberg
rated for 0 + years
On his first day in year four an unpleasant surprise awaits Sune. A new classmate is sitting in his place and he is everything that Sune would like …
04.10. | Abaton GR

Snow White and the magic of the dwarves

Guests
Czech Republic, Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | no subs
Director: Ngo The Chau
rated for 0 + years
Snow White finds out that her cold-blooded stepmother wants to oppress the people and remain the most beautiful in the land at any price. Driven away …
04.10. | Passage 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 …
04.10. | CinemaxX 3

All Alone

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Croatia, Netherlands, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro 2018 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Bobo Jelčić
rated for 0 + years
A father fights for more time with his daughter: a family drama from Croatia that portrays a tense, emotional odyssey through all instances …
04.10. | Abaton GR

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 …
04.10. | Metropolis

The County

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Iceland, Denmark, France, Germany 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Grímur Hákonarson
rated for 0 + years
In this visually impressive, emotionally powerful drama from Iceland, a woman sees red and rebels against a corrupt agricultural cooperative in her …
04.10. | CinemaxX 2

Corpus Christi

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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 …
04.10. | CinemaxX 1

I Lost My Body

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France 2019 | 82 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Jérémy Clapin
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION A hand seeks its body and sets out on a spectacular journey through Paris. This prize-winning animation mixes fantasy, adventure and …
04.10. | Studio

Widow of Silence

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India 2018 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Praveen Morchhale
rated for 0 + years
A widow in Kashmir is denied a new start and is instead forced to undergo an odyssey through a maze of corrupt bureaucracy. Aasia is a so-called …
04.10. | Abaton Klein

Lingua Franca

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USA, Philippines 2019 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Isabel Sandoval
rated for 0 + years
Sensuous and provocative: Isabel Sandoval tells the astonishingly frank story of the political and sexual awakening of a disempowered woman. The …
04.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Official Secrets

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United Kingdom, USA 2019 | 112 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Gavin Hood
rated for 0 + years
A British whistleblower reveals exortionate machinations before the third Gulf War to the press and is arrested: a tense court drama based on a true …
04.10. | Passage 1

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Guests
United Kingdom 2019 | 90 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Leslie Woodhead
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY The portrait of a fascinating woman whose music was the soundtrack of a turbulent century. Her career was a unique journey which …
04.10. | Hapag-Lloyd Zentrale

Ulrich Tukur - Life of a showman

Guests
Germany 2019 | 60 Min. | OV
Director: Eva Gerberding
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive portrait of an exceptional character closely connected to Hamburg. Ulrich Tukur is a true all-rounder. He sings, plays piano and …
04.10. | CinemaxX 2

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 …
04.10. | CinemaxX 1

The Lighthouse

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USA, Canada 2019 | 110 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Robert Eggers
rated for 0 + years
A lighthouse becomes the scene for a gripping face-off between two men. A remote island off the New England coast at the turn of the century. …
04.10. | Metropolis

Water Lilies

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France 2007 | 81 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Céline Sciamma
rated for 0 + years
The strict choreography of synchronized swimming juytaposed with the commotion of personal feelings: a subtle, soaring coming-of-age story about the …
04.10. | Abaton GR

Martin Eden

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Italy, Germany, France 2019 | 129 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Pietro Marcello
rated for 0 + years
Based on the eponymous novel by Jack London, this visually impressive drama tells of the class struggle at the beginning of the 20th century and art …
04.10. | Studio

Mute Fire

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Colombia 2019 | 83 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Federico Atehortúa Arteaga
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY In the tradition of Harun Farocki and João Moreira Salles, in this personal film essay Federico Atehortúa Arteaga examines the relationship …
04.10. | Blankeneser Kino

Young Juliette

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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 …
04.10. | Abaton Klein

Season of the Devil

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Philippines 2017 | 234 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lav Diaz
rated for 0 + years
Pain in melodic form: Lav Diaz condenses the traumas of a nation into an anti-musical. At the end of the 1970s, dictator Marcos rules the …
04.10. | Metropolis

Redemption

Guests
Mozambique 2019 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Mickey Fonseca
rated for 0 + years
When Maputo becomes the Bronx: a fast-paced thriller from Mozambique is reminiscent of US American examples of the genre. After four years in …
04.10. | CinemaxX 3

Donny hat ein neues Auto und fährt etwas zu schnell

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Germany 2019 | 33 Min. | OV
Director: Karoline Eichhorn
rated for 0 + years
Between love and »storage capacity«: Karoline Eichhorn’s first short as director is a comedy about the unavoidable in a society based on having a …
04.10. | CinemaxX 3

Ulrich Tukur - Life of a showman

Guests
Germany 2019 | 60 Min. | OV
Director: Eva Gerberding
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive portrait of an exceptional character closely connected to Hamburg. Ulrich Tukur is a true all-rounder. He sings, plays piano and …
04.10. | CinemaxX 2

The Debt

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Argentina, Spain 2019 | 74 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gustavo Fontán
rated for 0 + years
An Argentinian nocturne about a young woman who only has until sunrise to pay her debts. Because she’s chronically short of money, Monica feels …
04.10. | Passage 1

Zombi Child

Guests
France 2019 | 103 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Bertrand Bonello
rated for 0 + years
In his new film, Bertrand Bonello blends 1960s Haiti and present-day Paris to a surreal voodoo vision.  A film full of frenzy, both puzzling and …
04.10. | Studio

Transnistra

Guests
Sweden, Denmark, Belgium 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Anna Eborn
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Hearts a-flutter and probing questions about the future: against a beautiful backdrop, a film about the everyday life of six teenagers in …
04.10. | CinemaxX 1

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 …
04.10. | Abaton GR

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 …

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