Filmfest
#FFHH20
24.9. - 3.10.2020
Hamburg

FILM ARCHIVE

143 Sahara Street

FF 2019 | Algeria, France, Qatar 2019 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Hassen Ferhani
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY An anti-road movie of stories from life in the desert. Malika has a little kiosk in the middle of the sandy wastes of the Algerian …

7500

FF 2019 | Germany, Austria 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Patrick Vollrath
rated for 0 + years
The Emergency Code for a plane hijacking is 7500: a tense, intense thriller, told from the cockpit. A flight from Berlin to Paris. Everyday …

Abou Leila

FF 2019 | Algeria, France, Qatar 2019 | 139 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Amin Sidi-Boumédiène
rated for 0 + years
A surreal mirror of present-day Algeria: during the civil war, two policeman undertake a nightmarish trip through the desert. In 1994, S. and …

Adoration

FF 2019 | France, Belgium 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Fabrice du Welz
rated for 0 + years
Genre-hopping Fabrice du Welz undertakes a fantastic trip into the abyss of the soul. 12-year old Paul lives with his mum in a remote forest in …

Africa

FF 2019 | Israel 2019 | 82 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Oren Gerner
rated for 0 + years
So much for being past it! In his debut feature film Africa, director Oren Gerner makes his pensioner father an unwilling rebel. For the last 30 …

Alice and the Mayor

FF 2019 | France 2018 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Nicolas Pariser
rated for 0 + years
An old white man and a young philosopher meet at the town hall – and turn the political landscape in France on its head. A comedy about the …

All Alone

FF 2019 | Croatia, Netherlands, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro 2018 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Bobo Jelčić
rated for 0 + years
A father fights for more time with his daughter: a family drama from Croatia that portrays a tense, emotional odyssey through all instances …

Ami

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 79 Min. | OV
Director: Jana Stüven
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY In 1994, Ami founded the Hamburger Tafel food service for the poor and over the years built it up to become a large logistics company. …

As Happy As Possible

FF 2019 | France, Portugal 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alain Raoust
rated for 0 + years
Under the scorching sun of Southern France, a young generation between rebellion and resignation. After years away, Salomé returns to the …

Ask Dr. Ruth

FF 2019 | USA 2019 | 100 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ryan White
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DOCUMENTARY The German Jew Ruth Westheimer rose to become a cult sex therapist in the USA: a warm portrait of a humorous taboo-breaker. When …

Atlantis

FF 2019 | Ukraine 2019 | 108 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Valentyn Vasyanovych
rated for 0 + years
A dystopian vision of the massive consequences of the war between Ukraine and Russia in the Donbass. East Ukraine in the near future: the …

The Audition

FF 2019 | Germany, France 2019 | 99 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ina Weisse
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An intense family drama with Nina Hoss as a violin teacher whose own expectations prove too much and provoke a breakdown. Anna Bronsky (Nina …

Babyteeth

FF 2019 | Australia 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Shannon Murphy
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When carpe diem is more than just a slogan on a wall: in this unconventional dramedy from Australia, a young woman facing death discovers the beauty …

Bad Poems

FF 2019 | Hungary, France 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gábor Reisz
rated for 0 + years
A merry-melancholic kaleidoscope of a crisis in which four time frames expertly and startlingly communicate with each other. Tamás‘ soul is …

Bangla

FF 2019 | Italy 2019 | 87 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Phaim Bhuiyan
rated for 0 + years
Culture shock as romcom – with the Bengali director playing himself with loads of charm and self-irony. Phaim, a 22-year old Muslim with …

The Bare Necessity

FF 2019 | France 2019 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Erwan Le Duc
rated for 0 + years
In this oddball romantic comedy, love and some oh so beloved relatives keep a bourgeois policeman busy. In a sleepy village in the forests of …

Beanpole

FF 2019 | Russian Federation 2019 | 139 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Kantemir Balagov
rated for 0 + years
A visually and emotionally striking drama about the traumas of two women shortly after the end of World War 2. Leningrad 1945: the siege is over …

Beats

FF 2019 | United Kingdom 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Brian Welsh
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The last night of a friendship and an explosion of new youth culture: a British music drama with a touch of Trainspotting has the screen booming …

La Belle Époque

FF 2019 | France 2019 | 115 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Nicolas Bedos
rated for 0 + years
Full of esprit, charm and truth, this French comedy plays with the question as to whether everything really was better in the old days. For …

The Birth of the Leopard

FF 2019 | Germany, Italy, Latvia 2019 | 90 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Luigi Falorni
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DOCUMENTARY How a great love became a masterpiece of European literature: the fascinating story of how the novel »The Leopard« came to be written …

Body of Truth

FF 2019 | Germany, Switzerland 2019 | 96 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Evelyn Schels
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Strong, radical and provocative: the film accompanies four female artists on a fascinating, emotional journey through their pasts …

Bombay Rose

FF 2019 | France, Germany, India, Qatar, United Kingdom 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Gitanjali Rao
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION Bollywood in 24 paintings per second: love, suffering and music in a whirl of colours Salim sees flower girl Kamala on the streets of …

Bonnie & Bonnie

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Ali Hakim
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A female Bonnie & Clyde in Hamburg: two young girls fight for their love and break away from their previous lives. Yara and Kiki belong to …

A Brother's Love

FF 2019 | Canada 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Monia Chokri
rated for 0 + years
In this colourful, visually playful Franco-Canadian comedy, a young woman seeks her place in life with the help of her brother. 35-year old …

Bruno

FF 2019 | United Kingdom 2019 | 94 Min. | no subs
Director: Karl Golden
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The search for a dog brings together a homeless man and a young boy. A moving road movie set in the streets of London. Daniel lives on the …

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

FF 2019 | France, New Zealand 2019 | 103 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Justin Pemberton
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DOCUMENTARY Capitalism over the centuries: a statement of political bankruptcy for today’s market economy. Director Justin Pemberton has …

The Colonial Institute

FF 2019 | Germany 2018 | 89 Min. | OV with German and English subtitles
Director: Daniel Kulle
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY Right up until the 1960s, Hamburg University saw itself as a „colonial university“. A search for traces of a difficult legacy and the …

A Colony

FF 2019 | Canada 2018 | 102 Min. | OV with German and English subtitles
Director: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
rated for 0 + years
Camille loves to spend time in the wild, talking to frogs and chickens and roaming unselfconsciously around. Her big sister Mylia has it tougher. …

Corpus Christi

FF 2019 | Poland, France 2019 | 116 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Jan Komasa
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A young petty criminal gets a small community back on track after passing himself off as a vicar. A Polish drama based on real events. 20-year …

The County

FF 2019 | Iceland, Denmark, France, Germany 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Grímur Hákonarson
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In this visually impressive, emotionally powerful drama from Iceland, a woman sees red and rebels against a corrupt agricultural cooperative in her …

Cunningham

FF 2019 | Germany, France, USA 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Alla Kovgan
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A reunion with the iconic work of the legendary American choreographer Merce Cunningham – as a 3D cinema experience! The works of …

Dark Suns

FF 2019 | Canada 2018 | 155 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Julien Elie
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DOCUMENTARY An epic search for traces of countless unsolved murders in Mexico. Since the 1970s, thousands of people have been murdered in Mexico …

Dark Twin

FF 2019 | Germany 2018 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Damir Lukačević
rated for 0 + years
Inspectors Bukow and König once again plumb the depths of the human soul. Investigating the discovery of the body of a 16-year old runaway girl …

Darkroom - Drops of Death

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 89 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rosa von Praunheim
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In his new film, Rosa von Praunheim reexamines the true story of a gay serial killer and retells it in his own inimitable way. Lars, a nurse and …

The Dead Queen

FF 2019 | Portugal, France, Brazil 2018 | 120 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: António Ferreira
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A romantic drama in three acts: the skilfully told story of a couple that go on a fascinating journey through three different epochs and settings …

Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes

FF 2019 | Chile, Argentina, Germany 2019 | 88 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: José Luis Torres Leiva
rated for 0 + years
Two women rediscover love in the face of death. A quiet, magic end-times drama in the remoteness of a forest hut. María and Ana have been a …

Death in the Land of Encantos

FF 2019 | Philippines 2007 | 543 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lav Diaz
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID When the world goes out of kilter: a nine-hour plunge into a shattered country and the survivors. In 2006, the Philippine region of Bicol …

The Debt

FF 2019 | Argentina, Spain 2019 | 74 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gustavo Fontán
rated for 0 + years
An Argentinian nocturne about a young woman who only has until sunrise to pay her debts. Because she’s chronically short of money, Monica feels …

Dieter Meier - Ein Zufall

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 86 Min. | OV
Director: Peter Sempel
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY From Zurich to the Ganges: A associative portrait of Dieter Meier, best known as the singer and lyricist of the Swiss duo »Yello« …

Donny hat ein neues Auto und fährt etwas zu schnell

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 33 Min. | OV
Director: Karoline Eichhorn
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SUPPORTING FILM to: Ulrich Tukur - Life of a Showman Between love and »storage capacity«: Karoline Eichhorn’s first short as director is a …

Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains

FF 2019 | People's Republic of China 2019 | 154 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Gu Xiaogang
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A film like a river: three generations of a Chinese family drift through four eventful seasons Fuyang lies in a valley in eastern China and was …

Echo

FF 2019 | Iceland, France, Switzerland 2019 | 79 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson
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A calmly tender, loosely episodic echo of Icelandic society by Rúnar Rúnarsson. It’s just before Christmas. There’s a special atmosphere …

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

FF 2019 | United Kingdom 2019 | 90 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Leslie Woodhead
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DOCUMENTARY The portrait of a fascinating woman whose music was the soundtrack of a turbulent century. Her career was a unique journey which …

Emu Runner

FF 2019 | Australia 2018 | 95 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Imogen Thomas
rated for 0 + years
Nine-year old Gem lives with her Aborigine family in a remote region of Australia. When Gem‘s mother dies suddenly, a wild emu helps her get …

Endless Night

FF 2019 | Spain 2019 | 90 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Eloy Enciso
rated for 0 + years
Interwoven with dream-like, poetically bleak tableaux vivants, this Spanish triptych is a journey to the roots of Spanish fascism. When the …

Fahim

FF 2019 | France 2019 | 107 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Pierre François Martin-Laval
rated for 0 + years
The true story of a young chess genius fighting for the right to stay in France, told with passion and humour. 8-year old Fahim (Assad Ahmed) …

German Lesson

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 125 Min. | OV
Director: Christian Schwochow
rated for 0 + years
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Das Gesetz sind wir

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Markus Imboden
rated for 0 + years
Where are the borders between the rule of law and a sense of justice? A realistic, but at the same time satirical look at the world of two law …

Ghost Tropic

FF 2019 | Belgium 2019 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Bas Devos
rated for 0 + years
A woman falls asleep in the subway and sets out on a nocturnal odyssey through the melting pot of Brussels. A minimalistic night walk full of …

Gipsy Queen

FF 2019 | Germany, Austria 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Hüseyin Tabak
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A young woman boxes for her life: a haunting social drama with the legendary Hamburg pub Ritze as the backdrop for a new beginning. Ali (Alina …

Giraffe

FF 2019 | Germany, Denmark 2019 | 87 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Anna Sofie Hartmann
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A tunnel project, an ethnologist who collects lost life forms and Polish migrant workers who dream of a future far from home: a lingering film about …

Good Day's Work

FF 2019 | Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Slovenia 2018 | 75 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Martin Turk
rated for 0 + years
A social drama set in Sarajevo sees a father fighting for his integrity – against a corrupt system that ruthlessly hits back. Nothing in …

Guest of Honor

FF 2019 | Canada 2019 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Atom Egoyan
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Douglas Sirk Prize-winner Atom Egoyan returns to the big screen with the sophisticated drama Guest of Honor. Jim is shocked when his daughter …

The Halt

FF 2019 | Philippines, France 2019 | 279 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lav Diaz
rated for 0 + years
A dictator as buffoon: Lav Diaz presents a manifesto against the authoritarian rulers of his home country and elsewhere. In the year 2034 the …

Die Hamburger Krankheit

FF 2019 | Germany 1979 | 117 Min. | OV
Director: Peter Fleischmann
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Trashy, with a great cast and a soundtrack from the young Jean-Michel Jarre: this cultish Utopian end-times drama has been comprehensively restored …

The Hidden City

FF 2019 | Spain, France, Germany 2018 | 80 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Víctor Moreno
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A cinematic subterranean journey through the Madrid underworld. Claustrophobic, with virtuoso visuals and a mesmerizing soundtrack …

Homs and Me

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 62 Min. | no subs
Director: Sulaiman Tadmory, Stephan Löhr, Katharina Schiele
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY The story of a siege: for two years during the Syrian civil war, the director was trapped in Homs and kept a film diary of his painful …

I Can Quit Whenever I Want

FF 2019 | Spain 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Carlos Therón
rated for 0 + years
Welcome, economic crisis! Three young Spaniards have a great business idea and then just make everything worse – in a comedy for which the …

I Lost My Body

FF 2019 | France 2019 | 82 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Jérémy Clapin
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION A hand seeks its body and sets out on a spectacular journey through Paris. This prize-winning animation mixes fantasy, adventure and …

An Iron Box

FF 2019 | Austria, Germany 2018 | 102 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Nils Olger
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A grandson follows the murderous trail left by his grandfather 70 years previously. After the death of his grandfather, Nils Olger is …

Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs

FF 2019 | Latvia, Poland 2019 | 70 Min. | OV with English subtitles, OV with German voice over
Director: Edmunds Jansons
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATED FILM Jacob lives in the city and dreams of becoming a busy architect like his father. When his father goes on a business trip, Jacob has to …

Joan of Arc

FF 2019 | France 2019 | 138 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Bruno Dumont
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The demythologisation of an icon: Bruno Dumont tells the story of the life and death of Jeanne D’Arc as an idiosyncratic biopic that veers from …

The Kamagasaki Cauldron War

FF 2019 | Japan 2018 | 117 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Leo Sato
rated for 0 + years
 A film as a time capsule: the story of a modern class struggle as a humorous homage to the cinema of the late 1960s Day labourers and sex …

Krabi, 2562

FF 2019 | Thailand, United Kingdom 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ben Rivers, Anocha Suwichakornpong
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HYBRID A tourist hotspot becomes the place where geological eras merge We’re in Krabi in Southern Thailand. The year is 2562 – according to …

Kranke Geschäfte

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 105 Min. | OV
Director: Urs Egger
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For risks and side-effects: GDR citizens as unknowing guinea pigs. 1988. Armin Glaser (Florian Stetter), first lieutenant in the Stasi, lives …

Die Liebe frisst das Leben - Tobias Gruben, seine Lieder und die Erde

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 92 Min. | OV
Director: Oliver Schwabe
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DOCUMENTARY When Hamburg was cool: even 20 years after his death, underground musician Tobias Gruben is still seen as a rough diamond of German pop …

The Lighthouse

FF 2019 | USA, Canada 2019 | 110 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Robert Eggers
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A lighthouse becomes the scene for a gripping face-off between two men. A remote island off the New England coast at the turn of the century. …

Lingua Franca

FF 2019 | USA, Philippines 2019 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Isabel Sandoval
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Sensuous and provocative: Isabel Sandoval tells the astonishingly frank story of the political and sexual awakening of a disempowered woman. The …

Maiden of the Lake

FF 2019 | Finland 2019 | 74 Min. | OV with German voice over, OV with English subtitles
Director: Petteri Saario
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DOCUMENTARY 13-year old Emika and her cousin Antti like to spend their free time in the wild. They camp out on a remote island, roam the …

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

FF 2019 | United Kingdom 2019 | 102 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Nick Broomfield
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DOCUMENTARY »So Long, Marianne«: the biopic tells of the close relationship between singer Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne …

Marriage Story

FF 2019 | USA 2019 | 134 Min. | OV
Director: Noah Baumbach
rated for 0 + years
Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach paints a precise and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking apart. Charlie (Adam Driver) is a playwright who wants …

Martin Eden

FF 2019 | Italy, Germany, France 2019 | 129 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Pietro Marcello
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Based on the eponymous novel by Jack London, this visually impressive drama tells of the class struggle at the beginning of the 20th century and art …

Maternal

FF 2019 | Italy, Argentina 2019 | 91 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Maura Delpero
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»Blessed be the fruit of thy womb«: a meeting between a nun and two teenage mothers has a long-term effect on their lives. Young Sister Paola …

Matthias & Maxime

FF 2019 | Canada 2019 | 119 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Xavier Dolan
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Suppressed love and an ode to friendship: Matthias & Maxime is a typical Dolan film, full of boundless energy and romance. Max (Xavier …

Mosaic Portrait

FF 2019 | People's Republic of China 2019 | 108 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: YiXiang Zhai
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What begins as a classic whodunnit, slowly turns into an intelligent reflection on the conflict of differing points of view When the migrant …

Movements of A Nearby Mountain

FF 2019 | Austria, France 2019 | 85 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Sebastian Brameshuber
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HYBRID Global capitalism as seen from the margins: a film about recycling, myths and car tyres. The open-cast mountain mine of Erzberg in Styria …

Mute Fire

FF 2019 | Colombia 2019 | 83 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Federico Atehortúa Arteaga
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ESSAY In the tradition of Harun Farocki and João Moreira Salles, in this personal film essay Federico Atehortúa Arteaga examines the relationship …

My Life as a Courgette

FF 2019 | Switzerland, France 2016 | 64 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Claude Barras
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION Céline Sciamma wrote the screenplay for this magical stop-motion film, which gained an Oscar nomination and numerous prizes. After …

My wife's lover

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Dirk Kummer
rated for 0 + years
A comedy with a star cast about the transformation of a long-married couple into a pair of young-at-heart lovers. After 40 years, the marriage …

Nightshift - Cash & Carry

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Lars Becker
rated for 0 + years
An exciting new episode of Lars Becker‘s cult series set in Hamburg. One evening, policeman Harry Tönnies (Benno Fürmann) and his colleague …

No Data Plan

FF 2019 | USA 2019 | 70 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Miko Revereza
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY A train journey from Los Angeles to New York – seen through the eyes of an immigrant without documentation. By Amtrak across the USA: …

Noah Land

FF 2019 | Germany, Turkey, USA 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Cenk Erturk
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A Biblical tree, planted by Noah? In a Turkish village, a father and son get caught up in a web of belief and rumour. In the final stages of a …

Nona. If They Soak Me, I’ll Burn Them

FF 2019 | Chile, Brazil, France, Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2019 | 86 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Camila José Donoso
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID Grandmother, friend, anarchist and arsonist – a director portrays the life of her grandmother with cinematic chutzpah and explores the …

Ode to Nothing

FF 2019 | Philippines 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Dwein Baltazar
rated for 0 + years
Death is her life: the loneliness of an undertaker leads to an unconventional family situation Sonya‘s life isn’t exactly a party. Her …

Official Secrets

FF 2019 | United Kingdom, USA 2019 | 112 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Gavin Hood
rated for 0 + years
A British whistleblower reveals exortionate machinations before the third Gulf War to the press and is arrested: a tense court drama based on a true …

Olanda

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 154 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Bernd Schoch
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A journey into the magical world of the Carpathian Mountains. Hamburg director Bernd Schoch on the trail of mushrooms pickers who work …

On a Magical Night

FF 2019 | France, Luxembourg, Belgium 2019 | 97 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Christophe Honoré
rated for 0 + years
Full of esprit and surreal humour, Christophe Honoré’s new film pays homage to the great tradition of French light comedy. After her affair …

One Child Nation

FF 2019 | People's Republic of China, USA 2019 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
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DOCUMENTARY Population planning and the consequences: a disturbing journey into the Chinese past and present. China’s so-called »one child …

Our Mothers

FF 2019 | Guatemala, Belgium, France 2019 | 77 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: César Diaz
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20 years after the civil war in Guatemala, the submerged past comes to light thanks to the memories of the women of the time. Ernesto works as a …

Particles

FF 2019 | France, Switzerland 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Blaise Harrison
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Back to the big bang: an atmospherically dense debut feature links sci fi with auteur cinema and describes the creeping transformation of the world …

The Peanut Butter Falcon

FF 2019 | USA 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
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A road movie with fairytale qualities follows in the footsteps of Mark Twain and is a heart-warming plea for friendship. 22-year old Zak (Zack …

Pelican Blood

FF 2019 | Germany, Bulgaria 2019 | 126 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Katrin Gebbe
rated for 0 + years
In ancient mythology, mother pelicans fed their young their own blood if they were in danger of starving: a film about a woman whose motherly …

Die Pfefferkörner - Das Cello und Glücksspiele

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 60 Min. | OF
Director: Andrea Katzenberger
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THE CELLO Krissi is taken in by a trickster who’s got his eye on her cello. The Peppercorns find out that it‘s not the only instrument that’s …

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

FF 2019 | France 2019 | 120 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Céline Sciamma
rated for 0 + years
Céline Sciamma‘s new film is a sensitive love story and a powerful modern statement about the situation of women in the past and today. In …

Psychobitch

FF 2019 | Norway 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Martin Lund
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Love in the age of »Generation Perfect«: the box-office hit from Norway tells the refreshing coming-of-age story of two young people, who despite …

Queen of Hearts

FF 2019 | Denmark, Sweden 2019 | 128 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: May El-Toukhy
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Trine Dyrholm stars as a cool temptress in a provocative melodrama which won countless prizes in Denmark and was a box-office hit at the cinema …

The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen

FF 2019 | Finland 2018 | 103 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Teppo Airaksinen
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The Finnish Dylan! A melancholy, yet at the same time fast and funny biopic tells of the rise and fall Juice Leskinen, an icon of Finnish pop music, …

A Rainy Day in New York

FF 2019 | USA 2019 | 95 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Woody Allen
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A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK is a love letter to old New York in which Woody Allen casts a loving look at the greater and smaller miracles and …

Red Fields

FF 2019 | Israel, Luxembourg, Germany 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Keren Yedaya
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This adaptation for the screen of the 80s Israeli rock opera Mami tells the story of the Middle East conflict poetically and surreally. Young, …

The Red Hatchback

FF 2019 | Iran, Germany 2019 | 110 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ashkan Najafi
rated for 0 + years
Happiness on four wheels: a single dad and his son dream of owning their own car. Producer and writer is the Iranian film-maker Mohammad Rasulof …

Redemption

FF 2019 | Mozambique 2019 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Mickey Fonseca
rated for 0 + years
When Maputo becomes the Bronx: a fast-paced thriller from Mozambique is reminiscent of US American examples of the genre. After four years in …

Reihe für die Minis

FF 2019 | Diverse 2019 | 60 Min. |
Director:
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The first cinema experience? The youngest festival audience will be accompanied playfully and age-appropriately by a cheerful program of animated …

Scattered Night

FF 2019 | Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2019 | 81 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lee Jihyoung, Kim Sol
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The collapse of a South Korean family as a nuanced, unhysterical ensemble drama The separation of their parents plunges Jinho‘s and Sumin’s …

Season of the Devil

FF 2019 | Philippines 2017 | 234 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lav Diaz
rated for 0 + years
Pain in melodic form: Lav Diaz condenses the traumas of a nation into an anti-musical. At the end of the 1970s, dictator Marcos rules the …

The Secret of a Leader

FF 2019 | Kazakhstan 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Farkhat Sharipov
rated for 0 + years
Capitalism made in Kazakhstan: a bank clerk longs for glamour and girls and lands up in a world of false friends and dirty money. Kanat is fed …

Skin and Bones

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Christina Schiewe
rated for 0 + years
Love vesus addiction: a drama about a widespread illness. »I’m afraid your daughter is anorexic!« The diagnosis is a shock for Susanne (Anja …

Snow White and the magic of the dwarves

FF 2019 | Czech Republic, Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | no subs
Director: Ngo The Chau
rated for 0 + years
Snow White finds out that her cold-blooded stepmother wants to oppress the people and remain the most beautiful in the land at any price. Driven away …

A Son

FF 2019 | Tunisia, France, Lebanon, Qatar 2019 | 96 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Mehdi M. Barsaoui
rated for 0 + years
While two parents fight for the life of their son, their love threatens to founder on events supposedly long past. Tunesia, summer 2011. Fares, …

Sorry We Missed You

FF 2019 | United Kingdom, France, Belgium 2019 | 101 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ken Loach
rated for 0 + years
Zero hours contracts and neo-liberal serfdom: Ken Loach’s new film tells of the social abyss created by a digital service economy. Ricky, Abby …

South Terminal

FF 2019 | France 2018 | 96 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
rated for 0 + years
When injustice becomes the law, resistance is a duty. Isn‘t it? South Terminal portrays a fictional dystopia that seems threateningly familiar and …

The Specials

FF 2019 | France 2019 | 114 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Éric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
rated for 0 + years
The true story of two men obsessed with the will to make the world better for others – and who do indeed manage minor miracles on a daily basis. A …

Spider

FF 2019 | Chile, Argentina, Brazil 2019 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Andrés Wood
rated for 0 + years
They wanted to be part of a youth movement – and became right-wing terrorists. An intense political thriller linking Chilean history to the present …

Stars By The Pound

FF 2019 | France 2018 | 88 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Marie-Sophie Chambon
rated for 0 + years
Loïs would like nothing more than be an astronaut. The 16-year old has a talent for physics, but also the problem that she weighs over 100 kilos. …

Stripped

FF 2019 | Germany, Israel 2018 | 120 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Yaron Shani
rated for 0 + years
In the first part of a trilogy about love, Israeli director Yaron Shani has constructed  a clever, sly psychodrama that looks deep into the …

Sune vs Sune

FF 2019 | Sweden 2018 | 89 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Jon Holmberg
rated for 0 + years
On his first day in year four an unpleasant surprise awaits Sune. A new classmate is sitting in his place and he is everything that Sune would like …

The Sunlit Night

FF 2019 | Germany, Norway, USA 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: David Wnendt
rated for 0 + years
In the bright nights of Norway, a young artist falls in love not just with the beauty of the Nordic landscape. For artist Frances, the summer …

Tatort: Die goldene Zeit

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Mia Spengler
rated for 0 + years
Romanticism was yesterday: two federal police officers fight to control the influence of criminal gangs in St. Pauli. A contract killing shocks …

Tell Me Who I Am

FF 2019 | Italy, Germany 2018 | 89 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Sergio Basso
rated for 0 + years
Bollywood in a refugee camp: in this documentary musical, refugees sing about loss of identity -- without pathos, but with a healthy portion of irony …

That Cloud Never Left

FF 2019 | India 2019 | 65 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Yashaswini Raghunandan
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID At the gates of Kolkata, old film footage is given a new purpose. In the village of Daspada, hundreds of toys are produced every day: …

Thou Shalt Not Kill

FF 2019 | Romania 2018 | 120 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gabi Virginia Sarga, Catalin Rotaru
rated for 0 + years
Based on real events, a disturbing drama about an appalling scandal in the Romanian health system. Christian is an unconventional surgeon and …

Tlamess

FF 2019 | Tunisia, France 2019 | 120 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ala Eddine Slim
rated for 0 + years
Two people turn their back on society. This fascinating dramatic fever dream transcends the rules of logic and realism. The young Tunesian …

Tomboy

FF 2019 | France 2011 | 82 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Céline Sciamma
rated for 0 + years
Empathetic, impressive and wonderfully natural, the film portrays the decisive summer for a girl who would like to be different. Laure likes her …

Tomorrow we are free

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 97 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Hossein Pourseifi
rated for 0 + years
A German-Iranian family from the GDR longs for its home and its freedom and gets caught up in the Islamic Revolution of 1979. A gripping historical …

Train

FF 2019 | Ghana 2017 | 70 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Peter Kofi Sedufia
rated for 0 + years
A heavily pregnant woman and her husband get stranded in scorching heat in a no man’s land in Ghana. The stuff of comedy? Yes, and how! Ghana …

Transnistra

FF 2019 | Sweden, Denmark, Belgium 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Anna Eborn
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Hearts a-flutter and probing questions about the future: against a beautiful backdrop, a film about the everyday life of six teenagers in …

Trust me

FF 2019 | Germany 2018 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Thomas Kronthaler
rated for 0 + years
A suggestive psycho-thriller about the power of trust – and its fragility. On a train journey, doctor and single mother Nina (Lisa Maria …

Truth and a Lie

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Lars Becker
rated for 0 + years
A woman unperturbed by a maze of accusations, suspicions and vengeance. Annabelle Martinelli (Natalia Wörner) specializes in the law governing …

Ulrich Tukur - Life of a Showman

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 60 Min. | OV
Director: Eva Gerberding
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive portrait of an exceptional character closely connected to Hamburg. Ulrich Tukur is a true all-rounder. He sings, plays piano and …

Under the Pear Tree

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Uli Edel
rated for 0 + years
To mark the 200th anniversary of Fontane’s birth, the film revisits his famous novella as a psychological study of a village community. Abel and …

Vitalina Varela

FF 2019 | Portugal 2019 | 124 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Pedro Costa
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID A deeply black, hypnotically expressionistic ghost story from Lisbon: Pedro Costa‘s new film won the Golden Leopard at Locarno. Vitalina …

A Voluntary Year

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 86 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ulrich Köhler, Henner Winckler
rated for 0 + years
Do I stay or do I go? Ulrich Köhler‘s and Henner Winckler‘s sensitive filmic examination of the challenges of growing up. Jette (Maj-Britt …

Water Lilies

FF 2019 | France 2007 | 81 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Céline Sciamma
rated for 0 + years
The strict choreography of synchronized swimming juytaposed with the commotion of personal feelings: a subtle, soaring coming-of-age story about the …

When Mum is Away

FF 2019 | Italy 2019 | 94 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Alessandro Genovesi
rated for 0 + years
Papa on the verge of a nervous breakdown: a successful pasta manager suddenly has to run the family household. An Italian commedia al …

Whispering Waters

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Thorsten M. Schmidt
rated for 0 + years
What we didn’t know: a young woman on a painful search for the truth about her family. Many years after giving up a promising career as a …

A White, White Day

FF 2019 | Iceland, Denmark, Sweden 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Hlynur Pálmason
rated for 0 + years
According to Icelandic superstition, on »white days«, when the snow-covered earth blends in with the sky, the living meet the dead: a thrilling …

Widow of Silence

FF 2019 | India 2018 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Praveen Morchhale
rated for 0 + years
A widow in Kashmir is denied a new start and is instead forced to undergo an odyssey through a maze of corrupt bureaucracy. Aasia is a so-called …

Wilcox

FF 2019 | Canada 2019 | 66 Min. | OV
Director: Denis Côté
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID A man disappears in the woods: Denis Côté‘s new film is a fascinating, wordless variation on Walden. From the centre to the periphery …

Wild Rose

FF 2019 | United Kingdom 2018 | 101 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Tom Harper
rated for 0 + years
A star is born: newcomer Jessie Buckley shines in this unsentimental portrait of a rebellious country singer on the road to fame. Newly released …

Winter's Night

FF 2019 | Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2018 | 91 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Jang Woo-jin
rated for 0 + years
Director Jang Woo-jin’s film is a tightrope walk between reality and dream, yesterday and today, rush and catharsis. Eun-ju and Heung-ju have been …

You Deserve a Lover

FF 2019 | France 2019 | 102 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Hafsia Herzi
rated for 0 + years
Oh, l’amour! In her candid debut film as director, actor Hafsia Herzi looks at the life of a modern young woman who after a break-up gets lost in …

You Will Die at Twenty

FF 2019 | Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar 2019 | 103 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Amjad Abu Alala
rated for 0 + years
Living with a sentence of death: a boy grows up with a curse and is treated in his village like a leper. Shortly after his birth, Muzamil and …

Young Juliette

FF 2019 | Canada 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Anne Émond
rated for 0 + years
In this feel-good comedy from Québec about a self-confident teenage girl, eveything’s a little bit over the top. 14-year old Juliette is …

Your Bones and Your Eyes

FF 2019 | Brazil 2019 | 119 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Caetano Gotardo
rated for 0 + years
Brazilian director Caetano Gotardo plays the lead in this intelligent, intimate kaleidoscope of conversations, monologues and encounters. João …

Yu Gong

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 84 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Daniel Kötter
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY A journey through the complex web of African-Chinese relations. The economic, political and cultural future of globalisation is taking …

Zombi Child

FF 2019 | France 2019 | 103 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Bertrand Bonello
rated for 0 + years
In his new film, Bertrand Bonello blends 1960s Haiti and present-day Paris to a surreal voodoo vision.  A film full of frenzy, both puzzling and …

Eine fremde Tochter

FF 2019 | Germany 2019 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Stefan Krohmer
rated for 0 + years
A girl traumatized by the death of her mother moves in with her father, who is living in a homosexual relationship. After losing her single mum …

La vida en común

FF 2019 | Argentina, France 2019 | 70 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ezequiel Yanco
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID Surviving between the traditional and the modern: an artificial desert city in Argentina is haunted by a puma. A modern tent city of …

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