Filmfest
#FFHH20
24.9. - 3.10.2020
Hamburg

Programme 2019

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28.09. | Abaton GR

Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs

Guests
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 …
28.09. | Metropolis

Homs and Me

Guests
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 …
28.09. | Metropolis

The Colonial Institute

Guests
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 …
28.09. | Abaton GR

Maiden of the Lake

Guests
Finland 2019 | 74 Min. | OV with German voice over, OV with English subtitles
Director: Petteri Saario
rated for 0 + years
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 …
28.09. | Passage 1

I Can Quit Whenever I Want

Guests
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 …
28.09. | CinemaxX 3

The Bare Necessity

Guests
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 …
28.09. | CinemaxX 1

On a Magical Night

Guests
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 …
28.09. | CinemaxX 2

Alice and the Mayor

Guests
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 …
28.09. | Abaton Klein

Ghost Tropic

Guests
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 …
28.09. | Studio

Bruno

Guests
United Kingdom 2019 | 94 Min. | no subs
Director: Karl Golden
rated for 0 + years
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 …
28.09. | Abaton GR

Ask Dr. Ruth

Guests
USA 2019 | 100 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ryan White
rated for 0 + years
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 …
28.09. | Metropolis

Spider

Guests
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 …
28.09. | CinemaxX 3

Skin and Bones

Guests
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 …
28.09. | CinemaxX 1

German Lesson

Guests
Germany 2019 | 125 Min. | OV
Director: Christian Schwochow
rated for 0 + years
Supported by:AV MEDIEN SERVICE
28.09. | Passage 1

Body of Truth

Guests
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 …
28.09. | Abaton Klein

143 Sahara Street

Guests
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 …
28.09. | Abaton GR

A Brother's Love

Guests
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 …
28.09. | Metropolis

Atlantis

Guests
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 …
28.09. | CinemaxX 2

Particles

Guests
France, Switzerland 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Blaise Harrison
rated for 0 + years
Back to the big bang: an atmospherically dense debut feature links sci fi with auteur cinema and describes the creeping transformation of the world …
28.09. | Studio

The Secret of a Leader

Guests
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 …
28.09. | Zinnwerke

Bonnie & Bonnie

Guests
Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Ali Hakim
rated for 0 + years
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 …
28.09. | Abaton Klein

Krabi, 2562

Guests
Thailand, United Kingdom 2019 | 93 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ben Rivers, Anocha Suwichakornpong
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID A tourist hotspot becomes the place where geological eras merge We’re in Krabi in Southern Thailand. The year is 2562 – according to …
28.09. | CinemaxX 3

Whispering Waters

Guests
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 …
28.09. | Passage 1

Joan of Arc

Guests
France 2019 | 138 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Bruno Dumont
rated for 0 + years
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 …
28.09. | CinemaxX 1

Gipsy Queen

Guests
Germany, Austria 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Hüseyin Tabak
rated for 0 + years
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 …
28.09. | CinemaxX 2

Ode to Nothing

Guests
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 …
28.09. | Metropolis

Dieter Meier - Ein Zufall

Guests
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« …
28.09. | Abaton GR

You Deserve a Lover

Guests
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 …
28.09. | Studio

Wilcox

Guests
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 …

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