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Sektionen 2019

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Babyteeth

FF 2019 | Australia 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Shannon Murphy
rated for 0 + years
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 …

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 …

Beanpole

FF 2019 | Russia 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
rated for 0 + years
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 …

The Birth of the Leopard

FF 2019 | Germany, Italy, Latvia 2019 | 90 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Luigi Falorni
rated for 0 + years
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 …

Bruno

FF 2019 | United Kingdom 2019 | 94 Min. | OV
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 …

Corpus Christi

FF 2019 | Poland, France 2019 | 116 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Jan Komasa
rated for 0 + years
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 …

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 …

Echo

FF 2019 | Iceland, France, Switzerland 2019 | 79 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson
rated for 0 + years
A calmly tender, loosely episodic echo of Icelandic society by Rúnar Rúnarsson. It’s just before Christmas. There’s a special atmosphere …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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