Filmfest
#FFHH19
26.9. - 5.10.2019
Hamburg

Programme 2018

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28.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Tödliches Comeback

Guests
Germany 2018 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Hermine Huntgeburth
rated for 0 + years
A new variation on the theme of generational conflict: a conformist son vs his rebellious father. Martin Brambach with a brilliant performance as a …
28.09. | Cinemaxx 2

We the Animals

Guests
USA 2018 | 94 Min. | OV
Director: Jeremiah Zagar
rated for 0 + years
This dream-like coming-of-age drama based on Justin Torres‘ novel We The Animals won the Next Innovator Award at Sundance. Brothers Manny …
28.09. | Metropolis

A Land Imagined

Guests
Singapore, France, Netherlands 2018 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Yeo Siew Hua
rated for 0 + years
An elegant neo-film noir that slinks through Singapore by night and explores the shadowy existence of itinerant workers on the fringes of society …
28.09. | Cinemaxx 8

The Way to Mandalay

Guests
Denmark 2018 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ole Bornedal
rated for 0 + years
John Mogensen was one of Denmark's most popular singers. This rousing, authentic biopic tells the story of a breathless life spent between success …
29.09. | Cinemaxx 1

The Favourite

Guests
United Kingdom, Ireland, USA 2017 | 119 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
rated for 0 + years
In his new film, Yorgos Lanthimos weaves a complex web of intrigue, envy and treachery about lady-in-waiting Abigail (Emma Stone). The early …
29.09. | Cinemaxx 2

A Coach's Daughter

Guests
Poland 2018 | 83 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lukasz Grzegorzek
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive road movie about an ambitious tennis coach and his teenage daughter who wants to make her own way in the world. It's a scorching hot …
29.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Echte Bauern singen besser

Guests
Germany 2018 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Holger Haase
rated for 0 + years
Rocking the provinces: a lookalike farce with Sebastian Bezzel in a double role. Shy farmer Sven and haggard rock star Alexander Gromberg have …
29.09. | Cinemaxx 3

The Beginning of Something

Guests
Germany 2018 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Thomas Berger
rated for 0 + years
A woman between reality and insanity: a sensitively told psychological drama based on a story by Siegfried Lenz. Anne Hoppe (Ina Weisse), …
29.09. | Passage 1

The Most Beautiful Couple

Guests
Germany, France 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Sven Taddicken
rated for 0 + years
A man takes the law into his own hands: Sven Taddicken's new film is a sensitive, yet tense  revenge drama. Malte (Maximilian Brückner) …
29.09. | Abaton KL

Ville Neuve

Guests
Canada 2018 | 78 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Félix Dufour-Laperrière
rated for 0 + years
This impressive animated drama about a painful attempt at self-realization was realized entirely in ink on paper. Quebec in the summer of 1995. …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 2

Outdoors

Guests
Israel 2018 | 80 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Asaf Saban
rated for 0 + years
A sensitively drawn Israeli portrait of a couple who build a house together in Galilee and in doing so lose sight of what brought them together …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 8

A Simple Favor

Guests
USA 2018 | 117 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Paul Feig
rated for 0 + years
A naive housewife become a resolute detective: Paul Feig's new film is fast-paced and blackly funny. Is it really friendship that links the …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 2

We the Animals

Guests
USA 2018 | 94 Min. | OV
Director: Jeremiah Zagar
rated for 0 + years
This dream-like coming-of-age drama based on Justin Torres‘ novel We The Animals won the Next Innovator Award at Sundance. Brothers Manny …
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 3

Divorce for Beginners

Guests
Germany 2017 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Thorsten M. Schmidt
rated for 0 + years
A »war of roses« as a recipe against a boring marriage? Andrea Sawatzki and Christian Berkel show us how in this screwball comedy. When the teasing …
30.09. | Passage 1

Shéhérazade

Guests
France 2018 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Jean-Bernard Marlin
rated for 0 + years
A melodrama set in the slums of Marseille, a tough, gripping story. All the actors were amateurs, cast on the streets. Zachary is released from …
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. | Cinemaxx 3

Fischer sucht Frau

Guests
Germany 2018 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Sinan Akkus
rated for 0 + years
A city-dweller rediscovers his unloved birthplace. After a long absence, Alex (Sebastian Fräsdorf) visits his old home town of Stresund. He …
30.09. | Abaton GR

Hotel by the River

Guests
Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2018 | 96 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Hong Sangsoo
rated for 0 + years
A small ensemble, a feast of witty dialogue – and a lot of alcohol: Hong Sang Soo makes a shout-out for filmic minimalism. In a hotel …
30.09. | Abaton KL

A Violent Desire for Joy

Guests
France 2018 | 75 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Clément Schneider
rated for 0 + years
The French Revolution in the countryside: a monk has to choose between his holy vows and revolutionary cravings. France 1792: After a few years' …
30.09. | Metropolis

A Coach's Daughter

Guests
Poland 2018 | 83 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lukasz Grzegorzek
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive road movie about an ambitious tennis coach and his teenage daughter who wants to make her own way in the world. It's a scorching hot …
01.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Oh Gloria

Guests
Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Ingo Rasper
rated for 0 + years
Tragicomedy with Dagmar Manzel as the ordinary hero from an East German village, a very special cow and a disputed inheritance that could ruin …
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 …
01.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Put Grandma in the Freezer

Guests
Italy 2018 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Giancarlo Fontana, Giuseppe G. Stasi
rated for 0 + years
Is it OK to cheat the state if you find out it's cheated you? The main character in this crazy Italian comedy would give a loud Yes! Art …
01.10. | Passage 1

In Love and War

Guests
Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic 2018 | 135 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Kasper Torsting
rated for 0 + years
A tense German-Danish melodrama based on actual events about the fate of a soldier back from the war. The First World War, South Jutland is part …
01.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Are you happy?

Guests
Germany 2018 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Max Zähle
rated for 0 + years
The precisely observed psychological study of a marriage, its failure and a possible future. After 13 years together, Sonja (Laura Tonke) and …
01.10. | Abaton GR

Shéhérazade

Guests
France 2018 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Jean-Bernard Marlin
rated for 0 + years
A melodrama set in the slums of Marseille, a tough, gripping story. All the actors were amateurs, cast on the streets. Zachary is released from …
02.10. | Metropolis

A Violent Desire for Joy

Guests
France 2018 | 75 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Clément Schneider
rated for 0 + years
The French Revolution in the countryside: a monk has to choose between his holy vows and revolutionary cravings. France 1792: After a few years' …
02.10. | Cinemaxx 1

Mario

Guests
Switzerland 2018 | 119 Min. | OV
Director: Marcel Gisler
rated for 0 + years
Two professional footballers fall in love – the start of a tightrope walk between secrecy and gossip. The drama tackles a taboo subject with subtle …
02.10. | Metropolis

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

Guests
Palestine, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico 2018 | 127 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Muayad Alayan
rated for 0 + years
An affair of the heart becomes an affair of state: a Palestinian drama that takes the upheavals between Arabs and Jews to another, unusual level …
02.10. | Abaton GR

To the Ends of the World

Guests
France 2018 | 103 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Guillaume Nicloux
rated for 0 + years
This breathlessly paced French revenge drama makes the madness and brutality of war almost tangible. A grandiose performance from Gérard Depardieu …
02.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Put Grandma in the Freezer

Guests
Italy 2018 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Giancarlo Fontana, Giuseppe G. Stasi
rated for 0 + years
Is it OK to cheat the state if you find out it's cheated you? The main character in this crazy Italian comedy would give a loud Yes! Art …
02.10. | Passage 1

The Favourite

Guests
United Kingdom, Ireland, USA 2017 | 119 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
rated for 0 + years
In his new film, Yorgos Lanthimos weaves a complex web of intrigue, envy and treachery about lady-in-waiting Abigail (Emma Stone). The early …
02.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Nightshift - Long live Death

Guests
Germany 2017 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Lars Becker
rated for 0 + years
The new episode of Nachschicht is a film noir of the finest kind and at the same time an ironic refraction. Johnny de Groot is head of a …
03.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Three Million Euros

Guests
Lithuania 2018 | 90 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Tadas Vidmantas
rated for 0 + years
Sudden riches: after winning the lottery, a couple go mad with money. This colourful comedy was the box-office smash of 2017 in Lithuania …
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. | Cinemaxx 2

Genesis

Guests
Canada 2018 | 130 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Philippe Lesage
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive coming-of-age film from Quebec about first love and the desire to break out of society's conformity of feelings. Three young people …
03.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Blochin

Guests
Germany 2018 | 109 Min. | OV
Director: Matthias Glasner
rated for 0 + years
The final episode in Matthias Glasner's thriller series – with idiosyncratic characters, an action-filled story and fascinating photography …
03.10. | Passage 1

Trautmann

Guests
Germany, United Kingdom 2018 | 120 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
rated for 0 + years
David Kross is inspiring as legendary goalkeeper Bert Trautmann in this unique true story. At the end of World War II, the German soldier Bernd …
03.10. | Cinemaxx 1

Summer

Guests
Russian Federation, France 2018 | 128 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Kirill Serebrennikow
rated for 0 + years
Kirill Serebrennikov's new film is a light-footed, yet energetic trip through Leningrad's underground music scene, shortly before the advent of …
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 …
03.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Tatort Kiel: Borowski and the fortune of others

Guests
Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Andreas Kleinert
rated for 0 + years
Envy as a motive for murder? Kiel Inspectors Klaus Borowski (Axel Milberg) and Mila Sahin (Almila Bagriacik) investigate the death of a lottery …
03.10. | Abaton GR

A Land Imagined

Guests
Singapore, France, Netherlands 2018 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Yeo Siew Hua
rated for 0 + years
An elegant neo-film noir that slinks through Singapore by night and explores the shadowy existence of itinerant workers on the fringes of society …
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. | Cinemaxx 3

Technically Single

Guests
Germany 2018 | 50 Min. | OV
Director: Sebastian Stojetz
rated for 0 + years
An innovative web series with laconic humour and an unusual format.  Just as 19-year old, brainy Juli registers to study Engineering at uni, her …
04.10. | Studio

Ville Neuve

Guests
Canada 2018 | 78 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Félix Dufour-Laperrière
rated for 0 + years
This impressive animated drama about a painful attempt at self-realization was realized entirely in ink on paper. Quebec in the summer of 1995. …
04.10. | Passage 1

A Simple Favor

Guests
USA 2018 | 117 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Paul Feig
rated for 0 + years
A naive housewife become a resolute detective: Paul Feig's new film is fast-paced and blackly funny. Is it really friendship that links the …
04.10. | Abaton KL

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

Guests
Palestine, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico 2018 | 127 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Muayad Alayan
rated for 0 + years
An affair of the heart becomes an affair of state: a Palestinian drama that takes the upheavals between Arabs and Jews to another, unusual level …
04.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Wildlife

Guests
USA 2018 | 104 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Paul Dano
rated for 0 + years
Paul Dano's much-acclaimed directorial debut is a happy-sad coming-of-age drama about a family that is falling apart. Montana in the later …
04.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Outdoors

Guests
Israel 2018 | 80 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Asaf Saban
rated for 0 + years
A sensitively drawn Israeli portrait of a couple who build a house together in Galilee and in doing so lose sight of what brought them together …
04.10. | Cinemaxx 1

The Way to Mandalay

Guests
Denmark 2018 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ole Bornedal
rated for 0 + years
John Mogensen was one of Denmark's most popular singers. This rousing, authentic biopic tells the story of a breathless life spent between success …
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. | Passage 1

Wildlife

Guests
USA 2018 | 104 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Paul Dano
rated for 0 + years
Paul Dano's much-acclaimed directorial debut is a happy-sad coming-of-age drama about a family that is falling apart. Montana in the later …
06.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Genesis

Guests
Canada 2018 | 130 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Philippe Lesage
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive coming-of-age film from Quebec about first love and the desire to break out of society's conformity of feelings. Three young people …
06.10. | Metropolis

Hotel by the River

Guests
Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2018 | 96 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Hong Sangsoo
rated for 0 + years
A small ensemble, a feast of witty dialogue – and a lot of alcohol: Hong Sang Soo makes a shout-out for filmic minimalism. In a hotel …
06.10. | Passage 1

To the Ends of the World

Guests
France 2018 | 103 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Guillaume Nicloux
rated for 0 + years
This breathlessly paced French revenge drama makes the madness and brutality of war almost tangible. A grandiose performance from Gérard Depardieu …