Filmfest
#FFHH19
26.9. - 5.10.2019
Hamburg

Programme 2018

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28.09. | Cinemaxx 8

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Guests
Switzerland, USA 2018 | 85 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Sophie Huber
rated for 0 + years
OCUMENTARY An inspiring look behind the scenes at the pioneering jazz label Blue Note Records, which made artists like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter …
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 …
29.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Die Affäre Borgward

Guests
Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Marcus O. Rosenmüller
rated for 0 + years
A biopic about an outstanding North German personality who became a symbol for the glamour and hubris of the years of Germany's post-war economic …
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. | Metropolis

Monrovia, Indiana

Guests
USA 2018 | 143 Min. | OV
Director: Frederick Wiseman
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY During his research of contemporary American life, master documentarist Frederick Wiseman spent time in the Mid-West – and illuminated …
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. | 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 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. | Metropolis

Bernd - Pictures of an Announced Death

Guests
Germany 2018 | 69 Min. | OV
Director: Dietrich Duppel
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY The diagnosis: a brain tumour. Bernd asks the director to accompany him and make a film about his illness. A moving story about not …
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. | 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. | Abaton KL

Graves Without a Name

Guests
Cambodia, France 2018 | 115 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rithy Panh
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A documentary meditation which in poetic pictures translates the pain of the survivors of the Khmer Rouge terror regime. For 30 …
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. | Passage 1

The Tabacconist

Guests
Austria, Germany 2018 | 113 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Nikolaus Leytner
rated for 0 + years
The film version of Robert Seethaler's eponymous best-seller is a moving, disturbing coming-of-age story. Austria 1937: 17-year old Franz Huchel …
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. | 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. | 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. | Studio

Erased,___ Ascent of the Invisible

Guests
Lebanon 2018 | 76 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ghassan Halawani
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY A film that resembles an archaeological excavation, a city as transient memory store and a crime of which no trace remains. 35 years ago, …
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. | Metropolis

Yomeddine

Guests
Egypt, USA, Austria 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: A.B. Shawky
rated for 0 + years
On a donkey cart through Egypt.  A warm-hearted road movie about an old man and a boy and an enchanting homage to life. Beshay has never …
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 …
02.10. | Passage 1

A Fortunate Man

Guests
Denmark 2018 | 162 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Bille August
rated for 0 + years
The rise and fall of a Danish visionary: veteran director Bille August films an epic of turn-of-the-century Denmark.Denmark, around 1900. Young Per …
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. | 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. | 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. | 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 …
03.10. | Abaton KL

Erased,___ Ascent of the Invisible

Guests
Lebanon 2018 | 76 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ghassan Halawani
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY A film that resembles an archaeological excavation, a city as transient memory store and a crime of which no trace remains. 35 years ago, …
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. | Abaton KL

Buenos Aires al Pacífico

Guests
Argentina 2018 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Mariano Donoso
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY On the trail of a disused stretch of railway, a hypnotic documentary full of lyricism.In 1910, the railway line between Buenos Aires and …
03.10. | Metropolis

Anote's Ark

Guests
Canada 2018 | 77 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Matthieu Rytz
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY As a country disappears into the sea, its president fights for the future of his citizens. While the industrialized nations bicker …
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. | Studio

Silence is a Falling Body

Guests
Argentina 2017 | 75 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Agustina Comedi
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY After the death of her father, director Agustina Comedi sets out to find out who he really was – and discovers unknown sexual and …
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 …
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. | Abaton GR

McQueen

Guests
United Kingdom 2017 | 111 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A many-layered portrait of the star designer Alexander McQueen, who, thanks to his ambition and instinct, went from being a unremarkable …
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. | 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. | Metropolis

The Image You Missed

Guests
France, Ireland, USA 2018 | 73 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Donal Foreman
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY The civil war in Northern Ireland as the backdrop for a father-son story – and for a reflection on political cinema. For more than 30 …
04.10. | Passage 1

Graves Without a Name

Guests
Cambodia, France 2018 | 115 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rithy Panh
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A documentary meditation which in poetic pictures translates the pain of the survivors of the Khmer Rouge terror regime. For 30 …
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. | 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. | Abaton GR

Yomeddine

Guests
Egypt, USA, Austria 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: A.B. Shawky
rated for 0 + years
On a donkey cart through Egypt.  A warm-hearted road movie about an old man and a boy and an enchanting homage to life. Beshay has never …
05.10. | Studio

The Raven and The Seagull

Guests
Denmark 2018 | 70 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lasse Lau
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID Colonial meditation in the permafrost: Greenland's landscape offers space for reflection on the complex relationship with the "mother country" …
05.10. | Cinemaxx 1

First Man

Guests
USA 2018 | 141 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Damien Chazelle
rated for 0 + years
After the international success of La La Land, director Damien Chazelle and Darsteller Ryan Gosling set out for the moon –  in a thrilling …
05.10. | Abaton KL

Anote's Ark

Guests
Canada 2018 | 77 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Matthieu Rytz
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY As a country disappears into the sea, its president fights for the future of his citizens. While the industrialized nations bicker …
05.10. | Abaton GR

American Chaos

Guests
USA 2018 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: James D. Stern
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Surrounded by Trump voters: a journey to the dark heart of American politics. Six months before the US presidential election in 2016 …
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. | Abaton GR

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Guests
Switzerland, USA 2018 | 85 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Sophie Huber
rated for 0 + years
OCUMENTARY An inspiring look behind the scenes at the pioneering jazz label Blue Note Records, which made artists like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter …
06.10. | Abaton KL

Dead Souls

Guests
France, Switzerland 2018 | 495 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Wang Bing
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Survivors tell of their time in the reeducation camps of Mao's China. Their words and faces form a monumental 8-hour memorial. In …
06.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Monrovia, Indiana

Guests
USA 2018 | 143 Min. | OV
Director: Frederick Wiseman
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY During his research of contemporary American life, master documentarist Frederick Wiseman spent time in the Mid-West – and illuminated …
06.10. | Cinemaxx 3

A Fortunate Man

Guests
Denmark 2018 | 162 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Bille August
rated for 0 + years
The rise and fall of a Danish visionary: veteran director Bille August films an epic of turn-of-the-century Denmark.Denmark, around 1900. Young Per …
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. | Cinemaxx 1

Loro

Guests
Italy, France 2018 | 157 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
rated for 0 + years
Oscar-winner Paolo Sorrentino tells the opulent story of the life of Silvio Berlusconi, who still polarizes Italian society today. Italy. Everyone …
06.10. | Metropolis

Buenos Aires al Pacífico

Guests
Argentina 2018 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Mariano Donoso
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY On the trail of a disused stretch of railway, a hypnotic documentary full of lyricism.In 1910, the railway line between Buenos Aires and …
06.10. | Studio

The Image You Missed

Guests
France, Ireland, USA 2018 | 73 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Donal Foreman
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY The civil war in Northern Ireland as the backdrop for a father-son story – and for a reflection on political cinema. For more than 30 …
06.10. | Cinemaxx 2

American Chaos

Guests
USA 2018 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: James D. Stern
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Surrounded by Trump voters: a journey to the dark heart of American politics. Six months before the US presidential election in 2016 …
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 …