Filmfest
#FFHH19
26.9. - 5.10.2019
Hamburg

Programme 2018

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28.09. | Abaton GR

Hayflower, Quiltshoe and The Rubens Brothers

Guests
Finland 2017 | 89 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Anna Dahlman
rated for 0 + years
The Kattilakoski family are going on holiday and it's not only the kids Hayflower and Quiltshoe who can't wait. The two whimsical village policemen …
28.09. | Cinemaxx 2

Fugue

Guests
Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden 2018 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska
rated for 0 + years
A woman with amnesia returns against her will to her former life. This Polish psychodrama is a fascinating and disturbing journey into a dark past …
28.09. | Studio

Suleiman Mountain

Guests
Russian Federation, Kyrgyzstan 2017 | 102 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Elizaveta Stishova
rated for 0 + years
With the spectacular panorama of the holy mountain Suleiman-Too, the first Kirghiz UNESCO world heritage site, as a backdrop, director Elizaveta …
28.09. | Studio

Cassandro the Exotico!

Guests
France 2018 | 73 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Marie Losier
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A portrait of the Mexican drag queen/wrestler Cassandro and his retirement from the sport.„Exótico“ is the name given to wrestlers …
28.09. | Abaton KL

Little Tickles

Guests
France 2018 | 103 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Andréa Bescond, Eric Métayer
rated for 0 + years
In this autobiographically inspired drama, co-director and leading actor Andréa Bescond deals unsparingly yet humorously with the consequences of …
28.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Vermisst in Berlin

Guests
Germany 2018 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Sherry Hormann
rated for 0 + years
Abuse of those needing protection: Sherry Horman's tense thriller takes on a controversial topic. One evening, a child runs out in front of …
28.09. | Studio

Las hijas del fuego

Guests
Argentina 2018 | 115 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Albertina Carri
rated for 0 + years
An explicit road movie, in which director Albertina Carri explores female sexuality poetically, pornographically and sensually. In Ushuaia, the …
28.09. | Abaton GR

Sibel

Guests
France, Germany, Luxembourg, Turkey 2018 | 95 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Çağla Zencirci, Guillaume Giovanetti
rated for 0 + years
In the seclusion of a small Turkish village, an unusual young woman fights for her female identity. Sibel lives with her father and sister in a …
29.09. | Abaton GR

Gordon & Paddy

Guests
Sweden 2017 | 62 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Linda Hambäck
rated for 0 + years
Frog Gordon, chief of the forest police, is due to retire shortly and is faced with his last big case: all the squirrel's painstakingly collected …
29.09. | Metropolis

All Creatures Welcome

Guests
Germany 2018 | 87 Min. | OV with German and English subtitles
Director: Sandra Trostel
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY The Chaos Computer Club is the largest group of hackers in Europe and stands for net neutrality and freedom of information. In the …
29.09. | Abaton KL

Too Late to Die Young

Guests
Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands, Qatar 2018 | 110 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Dominga Sotomayor
rated for 0 + years
This subtle, atmospheric coming-of-age drama about a group of young people in a Chilean commune won the prize for best direction at Locarno.Chile in …
29.09. | Abaton GR

On Her Shoulders

Guests
USA 2018 | 94 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alexandria Bombach
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY The portrait of a genocide survivor who became the symbol of a whole ethnic group. Nadia Murad is 23, an Iraki Yazidi and a survivor …
29.09. | Passage 1

Yuli

Guests
Spain, Cuba, United Kingdom, Germany 2018 | 110 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Icíar Bollaín
rated for 0 + years
Featuring spectacular dance sequences, this is an inspiring biopic on ballet star Carlos Acosta, who danced his way from a poor quarter of Havana …
29.09. | Studio

Nervous Translation

Guests
Philippines 2018 | 91 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Shireen Seno
rated for 0 + years
The world between globalized clan and doll's house, a playful portrait of a shy girl. Yael is often alone: her father works abroad, her mother …
29.09. | Abaton GR

M

Guests
France 2018 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Yolande Zauberman
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Fearlessly, the film uncovers a web of child abuse in an ultra-orthodox community near Tel Aviv. M won the special jury prize at Locarno …
29.09. | Abaton GR

Nancy

Guests
USA 2018 | 86 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Christina Choe
rated for 0 + years
In this US indie production, a woman takes on a new identity and weaves herself -- and the audience -- into a web of illusion and reality. Nancy …
30.09. | Abaton GR

The Peppercorns – the wonder kid and  the drop-out

Guests
Germany 2018 | 60 Min. | OV
Director: Andrea Katzenberger, Daniel Drechsel-Grau
rated for 0 + years
THE PRODIGY Levin and the musical Wunderkind Kim Soo-Ri are kidnapped outside the Elbphilharmonie concert hall. Kira and Nele search for them in …
30.09. | Abaton GR

Reihe für Minis 2018

Guests
2018 | 60 Min. |
Director:
rated for 0 + years
NIGHT MOVES In the night, when everything's asleep, the toys in the nursery come to life. No building block remains unturned until the …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Aufbruch in die Freiheit

Guests
Germany 2017 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Isabel Kleefeld
rated for 0 + years
A woman decides on a new, self-determined life. The drama tells one of the stories behind Stern magazine's 1971 cover story "We had …
30.09. | Metropolis

Who Will Write Our History?

Guests
USA 2018 | 95 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Roberta Grossman
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY You can liquidate us, but not the memory of our lives: the story of the secret archive of the Warsaw Ghetto.In 1941, the Jewish historian …
30.09. | Abaton GR

The Bees and the Birds

Guests
Germany 2018 | 96 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lola Randl
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Is country life more fulfilling than life in the city? Armed with a camera and a warm sense of humour, director Lola Randl goes in search …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 1

What doesn't kill us

Guests
Germany 2018 | 129 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Sandra Nettelbeck
rated for 0 + years
With a certain cheerfulness, Sandra Nettelbeck tells a story of crises of purpose and affairs of the heart. As a sought-after psychotherapist …
30.09. | Abaton GR

Westwood: punk, icon, activist

Guests
United Kingdom 2017 | 83 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Lorna Tucker
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Anti-establishment for more than 40 years: with subversive verve and hitherto unseen insights, the film portrays the past and present of …
30.09. | Metropolis

Something is Happening

Guests
France 2018 | 101 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Anne Alix
rated for 0 + years
Two women travel through a part of France as yet untouched by tourism and rediscover themselves. A meditative, Mediterranean road movie full of …
01.10. | Abaton GR

Reihe für Minis 2018

Guests
2018 | 60 Min. |
Director:
rated for 0 + years
NIGHT MOVES In the night, when everything's asleep, the toys in the nursery come to life. No building block remains unturned until the …
01.10. | Abaton GR

Peter's Odyssey

Guests
Russian Federation 2018 | 74 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Anna Kolchina, Alexey Kuzmin-Tarasov
rated for 0 + years
As every summer, 12-year old Peter is spending the holidays at his grandmother's outside Moscow. But the happy days with the country house, the trees …
01.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Something is Happening

Guests
France 2018 | 101 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Anne Alix
rated for 0 + years
Two women travel through a part of France as yet untouched by tourism and rediscover themselves. A meditative, Mediterranean road movie full of …
01.10. | Metropolis

Ella and Nell

Guests
Germany 2018 | 79 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Aline Chukwuedo
rated for 0 + years
Where were you when I needed you? A hiking movie about two friends who have grown apart. The sun is high in the heavens, the landscape …
01.10. | Abaton KL

Malila: The Farewell Flower

Guests
Thailand 2017 | 96 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Anucha Boonyawatana
rated for 0 + years
Two loves take their leave and confront their demons. A breath-taking meditation on life, death and memory. Once upon a time, Pich was Shane's …
02.10. | Hapag Lloyd

Victory Of Women

Guests
Germany 2018 | 102 Min. | OV
Director: Annette Baumeister, Carsten Gutschmidt
rated for 0 + years
100 years of female suffrage: docudrama about the battle for the right to vote waged by women across Europe which had its successful highlight after …
02.10. | Abaton GR

Firecrackers

Guests
Canada 2018 | 93 Min. | OV
Director: Jasmin Mozaffari
rated for 0 + years
Out of the provinces, into the big city! A wild, impulsive drama about two girlfriends who make a break for freedom. Lou and Chantal are best …
02.10. | Abaton KL

Nervous Translation

Guests
Philippines 2018 | 91 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Shireen Seno
rated for 0 + years
The world between globalized clan and doll's house, a playful portrait of a shy girl. Yael is often alone: her father works abroad, her mother …
03.10. | Studio

Fugue

Guests
Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden 2018 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska
rated for 0 + years
A woman with amnesia returns against her will to her former life. This Polish psychodrama is a fascinating and disturbing journey into a dark past …
03.10. | Abaton GR

In the mighty jungle

Guests
France 2018 | 81 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Caroline Capelle, Ombline Ley
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY La Pépinière, an institution for handicapped young people in Northern France, has lots of space -- for music, art and sport. The young …
03.10. | Studio

The Blessed

Guests
France, Belgium, Qatar 2017 | 102 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Sofia Djama
rated for 0 + years
Why didn't we leave? A family is suffering with their home country Algeria. A sensitive drama on the subject of escape, as seen from the other side …
03.10. | Metropolis

M

Guests
France 2018 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Yolande Zauberman
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Fearlessly, the film uncovers a web of child abuse in an ultra-orthodox community near Tel Aviv. M won the special jury prize at Locarno …
03.10. | Abaton KL

Malila: The Farewell Flower

Guests
Thailand 2017 | 96 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Anucha Boonyawatana
rated for 0 + years
Two loves take their leave and confront their demons. A breath-taking meditation on life, death and memory. Once upon a time, Pich was Shane's …
04.10. | Abaton GR

Gordon & Paddy

Guests
Sweden 2017 | 62 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Linda Hambäck
rated for 0 + years
Frog Gordon, chief of the forest police, is due to retire shortly and is faced with his last big case: all the squirrel's painstakingly collected …
04.10. | Cinemaxx 2

The Blessed

Guests
France, Belgium, Qatar 2017 | 102 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Sofia Djama
rated for 0 + years
Why didn't we leave? A family is suffering with their home country Algeria. A sensitive drama on the subject of escape, as seen from the other side …
04.10. | Studio

Suleiman Mountain

Guests
Russian Federation, Kyrgyzstan 2017 | 102 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Elizaveta Stishova
rated for 0 + years
With the spectacular panorama of the holy mountain Suleiman-Too, the first Kirghiz UNESCO world heritage site, as a backdrop, director Elizaveta …
05.10. | Studio

On Her Shoulders

Guests
USA 2018 | 94 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alexandria Bombach
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY The portrait of a genocide survivor who became the symbol of a whole ethnic group. Nadia Murad is 23, an Iraki Yazidi and a survivor …
05.10. | Cinemaxx 8

Firecrackers

Guests
Canada 2018 | 93 Min. | OV
Director: Jasmin Mozaffari
rated for 0 + years
Out of the provinces, into the big city! A wild, impulsive drama about two girlfriends who make a break for freedom. Lou and Chantal are best …
05.10. | Metropolis

The Return

Guests
Denmark, Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2018 | 84 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Malene Choi
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID A woman caught between two worlds, looking for roots in a foreign land that somehow feels like home. Karoline was born in South Korea and …
05.10. | Studio

House of My Fathers

Guests
Sri Lanka 2018 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Suba Sivakumaran
rated for 0 + years
Dealing with trauma in the primeval forests of Sri Lanka: a political parable about war and remembrance with superb, lyrical cinematography. The …
05.10. | Passage 1

Place Publique

Guests
France 2017 | 98 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Agnès Jaoui
rated for 0 + years
With bitingly witty dialogues and precise situation comedy, leading actor and director Agnès Jaoui reveals the depths of Paris society. What a …
05.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Cassandro the Exotico!

Guests
France 2018 | 73 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Marie Losier
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A portrait of the Mexican drag queen/wrestler Cassandro and his retirement from the sport.„Exótico“ is the name given to wrestlers …
05.10. | Cinemaxx 1

Too Late to Die Young

Guests
Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands, Qatar 2018 | 110 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Dominga Sotomayor
rated for 0 + years
This subtle, atmospheric coming-of-age drama about a group of young people in a Chilean commune won the prize for best direction at Locarno.Chile in …
06.10. | Abaton GR

Rosie & Moussa

Guests
Belgium 2018 | 93 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Dorothée van den Berghe
rated for 0 + years
Her father's sudden disappearance and moving to a new neighbourhood have all been a bit much for Rosie -- if it wasn't for Moussa, the boy next door. …
06.10. | Metropolis

House of My Fathers

Guests
Sri Lanka 2018 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Suba Sivakumaran
rated for 0 + years
Dealing with trauma in the primeval forests of Sri Lanka: a political parable about war and remembrance with superb, lyrical cinematography. The …
06.10. | Studio

The Return

Guests
Denmark, Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2018 | 84 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Malene Choi
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID A woman caught between two worlds, looking for roots in a foreign land that somehow feels like home. Karoline was born in South Korea and …
06.10. | Abaton GR

Little Tickles

Guests
France 2018 | 103 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Andréa Bescond, Eric Métayer
rated for 0 + years
In this autobiographically inspired drama, co-director and leading actor Andréa Bescond deals unsparingly yet humorously with the consequences of …
06.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Nancy

Guests
USA 2018 | 86 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Christina Choe
rated for 0 + years
In this US indie production, a woman takes on a new identity and weaves herself -- and the audience -- into a web of illusion and reality. Nancy …