Filmfest
#FFHH19
26.9. - 5.10.2019
Hamburg

Programme 2018

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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 …
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. | 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. | 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 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

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. | 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. | 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 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. | 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. | 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. | Cinemaxx 8

Butterflies

Guests
Turkey 2018 | 117 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Tolga Karaçelik
rated for 0 + years
Three siblings and a will: a drama full of black humour about a journey to a remote part of Turkey and the heart of a family.For the last 30 years, …
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. | Cinemaxx 2

A Balkan Noir

Guests
Sweden, Montenegro 2017 | 74 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Drazen Kuljanin
rated for 0 + years
Raging revenge in 20 chapters: a woman seeks vengeance for the loss of her daughter in this dynamic, brilliantly composed psycho-thriller.Five years …
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 …
02.10. | Abaton GR

Supa Modo

Guests
Germany, Kenya 2018 | 74 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Likarion Wainaina
rated for 0 + years
9-year old Jo's most fervent wish is to be a superheroine. She lives in a village in Kenya with her mother Kathryn and her sister Mwix and because …
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

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. | 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. | Metropolis

Butterflies

Guests
Turkey 2018 | 117 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Tolga Karaçelik
rated for 0 + years
Three siblings and a will: a drama full of black humour about a journey to a remote part of Turkey and the heart of a family.For the last 30 years, …
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. | 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. | Abaton GR

Redemption

Guests
Israel 2018 | 104 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Boaz Yehonatan Yacov, Joseph Madmony
rated for 0 + years
When the life of a child is more important than religious dogma: a moving, powerful Israeli drama about the unconditional love of a father.Orthodox …
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 …
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 3

Der Tatortreiniger

Guests
Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Arne Feldhusen
rated for 0 + years
Schotty's back, cleaning crime scenes and ending up in weird situations: three new episodes of the NDR cult series with Bjarne Mädel …
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. | Abaton GR

Supa Modo

Guests
Germany, Kenya 2018 | 74 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Likarion Wainaina
rated for 0 + years
9-year old Jo's most fervent wish is to be a superheroine. She lives in a village in Kenya with her mother Kathryn and her sister Mwix and because …
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. | 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. | Cinemaxx 2

A Balkan Noir

Guests
Sweden, Montenegro 2017 | 74 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Drazen Kuljanin
rated for 0 + years
Raging revenge in 20 chapters: a woman seeks vengeance for the loss of her daughter in this dynamic, brilliantly composed psycho-thriller.Five years …
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. | Passage 1

Redemption

Guests
Israel 2018 | 104 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Boaz Yehonatan Yacov, Joseph Madmony
rated for 0 + years
When the life of a child is more important than religious dogma: a moving, powerful Israeli drama about the unconditional love of a father.Orthodox …
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. | 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 …