Filmfest
#FFHH19
26.9. - 5.10.2019
Hamburg

Programme 2018

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27.09. | Cinemaxx 1

Woman At War

Guests
France, Iceland, Ukraine 2018 | 100 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
rated for 0 + years
Benedikt Erlingsson has set his politically sharp-tongued comedy against the breath-taking backdrop of the Icelandic landscape.Halla is 50 and an …
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. | Abaton GR

The Innocent

Guests
Switzerland, Germany 2018 | 110 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Simon Jaquemet
rated for 0 + years
A disturbing drama about a woman shaken to the core by an encounter with the past.The active Christian and neuro-scientific assistant Ruth leads a …
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. | Passage 1

Woman At War

Guests
France, Iceland, Ukraine 2018 | 100 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
rated for 0 + years
Benedikt Erlingsson has set his politically sharp-tongued comedy against the breath-taking backdrop of the Icelandic landscape.Halla is 50 and an …
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. | 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. | Abaton KL

A Family Tour

Guests
Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia 2018 | 107 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Liang Ying
rated for 0 + years
Family reunion on neutral ground: in a furious melodrama, Yang Lian reworks his own experience of forced placelessness in exile as a politically …
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. | 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. | Studio

I Remember the Crows

Guests
Brazil 2018 | 84 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gustavo Vinagre
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY In the darkness of the night, the transsexual actor Julia Katharine reflects on her search for love and identity. A sleepless night. …
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. | Metropolis

Sankt Pauli's Strong Ladies

Guests
Germany 2018 | 72 Min. | OV
Director: Rasmus Gerlach
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A homage to some ladies of the Reeperbahn: Rasmus Gerlach's portrait of women who have left their mark on the Hamburg district of St …
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 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. | 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. | 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 …
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 …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 1

Roma

Guests
Mexico 2018 | 135 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
rated for 0 + years
An intimate portrait of the ways, small and large, one family maintains its balance in a time of personal, social and political strife. In the …
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. | Hapag Lloyd

Kaisersturz

Guests
Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Christoph Röhl
rated for 0 + years
Docudrama about one of the most important periods in German history: the end of the monarchy and the proclamation of the First Republic. 1918, …
01.10. | Abaton GR

I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians

Guests
Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany 2018 | 139 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Radu Jude
rated for 0 + years
Romania took an active part in the Holocaust – today the country is in complete denial. An absurd morality tale about selective memory in today's …
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. | 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. | 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. | Studio

We, the Dead

Guests
Malaysia 2017 | 106 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Edmund Yeo
rated for 0 + years
A young woman is drawn in to the misery of refugees in South-East Asia and finds herself on the border between this world and the afterlife. If …
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. | Cinemaxx 8

The Innocent

Guests
Switzerland, Germany 2018 | 110 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Simon Jaquemet
rated for 0 + years
A disturbing drama about a woman shaken to the core by an encounter with the past.The active Christian and neuro-scientific assistant Ruth leads a …
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. | Abaton GR

Wildwitch

Guests
Denmark 2018 | 96 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Kaspar Munk
rated for 0 + years
12-year old Clara is a perfectly normal girl - until one day she is scratched by a black cat. She then discovers that she suddenly has a unique gift: …
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. | 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. | 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. | Cinemaxx 3

Unschuldig (Teil I und II)

Guests
Germany 2018 | 180 Min. | OV
Director: Nicolai Rohde
rated for 0 + years
A man fights for his innocence and his children – a tense thriller with psychological depth. Alex Schwarz (Felix Klare) is released from …
02.10. | Cinemaxx 2

We, the Dead

Guests
Malaysia 2017 | 106 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Edmund Yeo
rated for 0 + years
A young woman is drawn in to the misery of refugees in South-East Asia and finds herself on the border between this world and the afterlife. If …
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 …
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

I Remember the Crows

Guests
Brazil 2018 | 84 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gustavo Vinagre
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY In the darkness of the night, the transsexual actor Julia Katharine reflects on her search for love and identity. A sleepless night. …
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. | 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 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. | 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 …
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. | 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. | Cinemaxx 1

Three Faces

Guests
Iran 2018 | 101 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Jafar Panahi
rated for 0 + years
A drama about three generations of Iranian actresses, who enjoy different degrees of freedom to pursue their careers. Jafar Panahi's latest film is …
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. | Abaton KL

I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians

Guests
Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany 2018 | 139 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Radu Jude
rated for 0 + years
Romania took an active part in the Holocaust – today the country is in complete denial. An absurd morality tale about selective memory in today's …
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. | 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 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. | 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. | 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. | 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 …