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30.09. - 09.10.2021
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Sektionen 2015

Since 2014 this section has been offering various insights into contemporary film production from different countries and continents. The main focus: Ideas of man in different cultures and political situations.

Battles

FF 2015 | Belgium, Netherlands 2015 | 88 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Isabelle Tollenaere
rated for 0 + years
War is never over. Its echo reverberates through peacetime too. Relics of battles and conflicts get buried in everyday life, even become part of it. …

Botso

FF 2015 | USA 2014 | 82 Min. | OV
Director: Tom Walters
rated for 0 + years
The astonishing life of Wachtang “Botso” Korisheli. The 92-year old musician, sculptor and treasured teacher of several generations of musicians …

Brother Dejan

FF 2015 | Russia, Serbia 2015 | 113 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Bakur Bakuradze
rated for 0 + years
Dejan Stanic was a general in the Balkan War. For ten years, he has been hiding from the UN war crimes tribunal in various military camps. …

Call Me Marianna

FF 2015 | Poland 2015 | 75 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Karolina Bielawska
rated for 0 + years
Marianna is a big woman in her mid-40s. A short time ago she sued her parents in order to be allowed to undergo a sex-change operation. Alienated …

Chevalier

FF 2015 | Greece 2015 | 108 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Athina Tsangari
rated for 0 + years
Six men on a yacht in the middle of the Aegean Sea. To pass the time, they play a game with tough and increasingly absurd rules. Parts of the body …

The Creation Of Meaning

FF 2015 | Canada, Italy 2014 | 90 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Simone Rapisarda Casanova
rated for 0 + years
In the middle of the Apuanian Alps in Tuscany lives the herdsman Pacifico Pieruccioni. He has everything he needs to live. Early one morning, the …

Cut Snake

FF 2015 | Australia 2015 | 94 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Tony Ayres
rated for 0 + years
Melbourne in the 1970s: Sparra is looking to make a new start. He's got a good job, a wonderful fiancée and a nice house outside of town. Everything …

Duke of Burgundy

FF 2015 | United Kingdom 2014 | 101 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Peter Strickland
rated for 0 + years
The life of insect scientists Evelyn and Cynthia runs according to the same daily pattern: strict Cynthia dedicates herself to her research, while …

A Grain of Truth

FF 2015 | Poland 2015 | 111 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Borys Lankosz
rated for 0 + years
Sandomierz is a picturesque town in southeastern Poland. Early morning in spring, a woman’s body is found outside a former synagogue. Someone has …

Granny's Dancing on the Table

FF 2015 | Sweden 2015 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Hanna Sköld
rated for 0 + years
Eini is growing up alone with her strict, violent father in a house in the woods. He is scared of the world and convinces her that everything out …

The Here After

FF 2015 | Sweden, Poland, France 2015 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Magnus von Horn
rated for 0 + years
John has done his time and now wants to start all over again. But already on the long drive home from jail to the family farm, the tensions between …

Ivy

FF 2015 | Turkey, Germany 2015 | 104 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Tolga Karaçelik
rated for 0 + years
A Turkish freighter is being held in an Egyptian port. It has to anchor off the coast until the owner pays his debts. A skeleton crew stays on board: …

The Lobster

FF 2015 | Greece, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Netherlands 2015 | 118 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
rated for 0 + years
Society in the not-too-distant future, in which living together is of paramount importance. Singles are arrested and taken to an institution called …

Long Story Short

FF 2015 | Denmark 2015 | 100 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: May El-Toukhy
rated for 0 + years
A group of women and their love lives. They're all in their late 30s and early 40s and their relationship status is the same: complicated. They …

Love the One You Love

FF 2015 | South Africa 2014 | 88 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Jenna Cato Bass
rated for 0 + years
Terri and her boyfriend Sandile are the perfect couple. In fact, Terri thinks: too perfect. The sex hotline worker longs for freedom and decides to …

Macbeth

FF 2015 | United Kingdom 2015 | 113 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Justin Kurzel
rated for 0 + years
Urged on by his ambitious wife (Marion Cotillard) and the prophecy that he will become king of Scotland, Macbeth (Michael Fassbender) kills King …

Madame Courage

FF 2015 | Algeria, France 2015 | 89 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Merzak Allouache
rated for 0 + years
Omar, a lonely teenage drifter, lives on the edge of the Algerian port of Mostaganem. He's hooked on Artane, a popular drug known among young …

Nahid

FF 2015 | Iran 2015 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ida Panahandeh
rated for 0 + years
After her divorce, Nahid lives alone with her 10-year old son in a small town in Northern Iran. Custody of the child should have gone to the father, …

Paradise

FF 2015 | Iran, Germany 2015 | 100 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Sina Ataeian Dena
rated for 0 + years
"What must a hijab conceal?" – "Everything apart from hands and feet." – "The ankles too?" – "Them too." – "And the neck? Be honest, you …

A Perfect Day

FF 2015 | Spain 2015 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Fernando Léon de Aranoa
rated for 0 + years
The mid-1990s in the Balkans. An international group of NGO staff is travelling through the region. Sophie (Mélanie Thierry) is new at the job and …

Price of Love

FF 2015 | Ethiopia 2015 | 99 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Hermon Hailay
rated for 0 + years
Teddy is a taxi driver in Addis Ababa. He grew up on the street and is doing everything he can to prevent falling back into his old ways of chewing …

Princess

FF 2015 | Israel 2014 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Tali Shalom Ezer
rated for 0 + years
Puberty is giving Adar a hard time. The 12-year old girl skips school and spends most of her time at home. Her mother is fairly relaxed on the …

Rosita

FF 2015 | Denmark 2015 | 91 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Frederikke Aspöck
rated for 0 + years
Johannes (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard) lives with his middle-aged widower father Ulrik (Jens Albinus) in a small port in the North of Denmark. Both work in …

Schneider vs Bax

FF 2015 | Netherlands, Belgium 2015 | 96 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alex van Warmerdam
rated for 0 + years
Schneider is a hit man. On his birthday, he gets a call from his boss. His next job is to liquidate the writer Ramon Bax, who lives in a lonely shack …

Son of Saul

FF 2015 | Hungary 2015 | 107 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: László Nemes
rated for 0 + years
Auschwitz, October 1944: Saul Ausländer is a member of a special unit consisting of Jewish prisoners that have to assist the Germans in the mass …

Thirst

FF 2015 | Bulgaria 2015 | 90 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Svetla Tsotsorkova
rated for 0 + years
A couple live with their teenage son on a hill overlooking a small town. The mother earns the family upkeep by washing bedclothes for the local …

Those Who Fall Have Wings

FF 2015 | Austria 2015 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Peter Brunner
rated for 0 + years
Kati is 15 and suffers from asthma. Together with her younger sister, she spends a lot of time at her grandma's in the country, where the clean air …

The Treasure

FF 2015 | Romania, France 2015 | 89 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
rated for 0 + years
Costi leads a peaceful life. In the evening, he reads his six-year old son bedtime stories, his favourite is Robin Hood. One day, his neighbour …

Valley

FF 2015 | Israel 2014 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Sophie Artus
rated for 0 + years
David is new in Migdal Ha’emek, a small town in Northern Israel. He shuts himself away with his books and music and holds his father responsible …

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