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Sektionen 2013

The 44 films in this section are from 29 different countries and offer exciting insights into current topics and trends of world cinema. A world tour with a lot of new discoveries, but also great established directors.

3x3D

FF 2013 | Portugal 2013 | 70 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Greenaway, Edgar Pêra
rated for 0 + years
A film triptych from three of Europe's most inspirational film-makers: Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Greenaway and Edgar Pêra look at the history, …

74 (The Reconstitution of a Struggle)

FF 2013 | Lebanon 2012 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rania Rafei, Raed Rafei
rated for 0 + years
In 1974, students in Beirut demonstrated against a rise in education fees and for 37 days occupied the university offices. The Lebanese student …

82 Days in April

FF 2013 | Belgium 2013 | 89 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Bart Van den Bempt
rated for 0 + years
Herman and Marie, a couple in their mid-fifties, have travelled from Belgium to Istanbul to collect the luggage of their son who has died in an …

August Fools

FF 2013 | Finland, Slovenia 2013 | 104 Min. | OV
Director: Taru Mäkelä
rated for 0 + years
Helsinki 1962: Elsa makes hats and works part-time as a medium. During the Communist World Youth Games, she meets her former great love Jan again, …

Borgman

FF 2013 | Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark 2013 | 113 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alex van Warmerdam
rated for 0 + years
Evil turns up from nowhere. Its name: Borgman. An unkempt, bearded forest man, flushed out of his hole by hunters, who escapes and seeks refuge in a …

Defining Love: A Failed Attempt

FF 2013 | Morocco, USA 2012 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Hakim Belabbes
rated for 0 + years
The actors Zineb and Hamza are in the Atlas mountains, preparing for the roles in a play about the saga of Isli and Tisselt. The story is of two …

Devil's Knot

FF 2013 | USA 2913 | 114 Min. | OV
Director: Atom Egoyan
rated for 0 + years
For the media they were the West Memphis Three – the teenagers arrested in 1993 and later convicted for the gruesome murder of three children …

Filth

FF 2013 | United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Belgium 2013 | 97 Min. | OV
Director: Jon S. Baird
rated for 0 + years
Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) is a man of excesses: prescription pills, coke, booze, bad behaviour. The Glasgow sergeant has set himself the target …

Floating Skyscrapers

FF 2013 | Poland 2013 | 93 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Tomasz Wasilewski
rated for 0 + years
Kuba knows what he wants. He is strong and very disciplined. But all that is forgotten when he meets Michal. The two young men begin a passionate …

Forgive Me

FF 2013 | Turkey 2012 | 85 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Cemil Ağacıkoğlu
rated for 0 + years
Selim is 40, but in his head has remained a child. His autism dictates his family's life, above all that of his mother, who looks after him …

Good to Go

FF 2013 | Slovenia, Croatia 2012 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Matevž Luzar
rated for 0 + years
For Ivan, the glass is always half empty, never half full. The widowed former music teacher in his late 70s feels, as do his children, that the …

Imbabazi - The Pardon

FF 2013 | Rwanda 2013 | 73 Min. | OV
Director: Joel Karekezi
rated for 0 + years
Ruanda 1994. Manzi and Karemera are inseparable best friends. Then the president is murdered and the country is plunged into an appalling civil war …

In Search of 'Oil and Sand'

FF 2013 | Egypt, Belgium 2012 | 59 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Wael Omar, Philippe Dib
rated for 0 + years
In July 1952, Farouk I, the last king of Egypt, was overthrown by the military. Mahmoud Sabit's father was a cousin of the king. In the family …

Innere Blutungen

FF 2013 | Austria 2013 | 79 Min. | OV
Director: Anatol Bogendorfer, Florian Sedmak
rated for 0 + years
The Austrian provinces, 1965 to 1975. The film presents a series of "true stories" of the time, all from local newspapers. From the …

Inside Llewyn Davis

FF 2013 | USA 2013 | 105 Min. | OV
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
rated for 0 + years
New York, 1961. What does a failed New York musician do without a roof over his head? What happens when he has to spend every night on someone …

Jews of Egypt

FF 2013 | Egypt 2012 | 96 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Amir Ramses
rated for 0 + years
When Elie, Gerard and Isabelle talk about Egypt, their eyes light up. The country was their home - until 1956, when the Suez crisis forced Egyptian …

Julia

FF 2013 | Germany, Lithuania 2013 | 89 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: J.Jackie Baier
rated for 0 + years
"When I was born," Julie says of herself, "God wasn't paying attention." Yet this God is the only authority she accepts. Julia …

The Keeper of Lost Causes

FF 2013 | Denmark, Germany, Sweden 2013 | 97 Min. | OV
Director: Mikkel Nørgaard
rated for 0 + years
After a police operation that went disastrously wrong, Carl Mørck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) is exiled to Special Dept. Q. He is no longer allowed to …

Lovely Louise

FF 2013 | Switzerland, Germany 2013 | 91 Min. | OV
Director: Bettina Oberli
rated for 0 + years
In his mid-50s, André (Stefan Kurt) still lives with his 80-year old mother Louise. He enjoys his sheltered existence as a taxi driver and model …

My Sweet Pepper Land

FF 2013 | France, Germany, Iraq 2013 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Hiner Saleem
rated for 0 + years
Images and scenery recall the Wild West, but the backdrop for this Kurdish Western is a provincial backwater in the no-man's-land between Iran, Iraq …

Nebraska

FF 2013 | USA 2013 | 115 Min. | OV
Director: Alexander Payne
rated for 0 + years
Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is no longer of sound mind. At least that's what his wife and two sons think. Especially when the oddball takes seriously …

Oh Yeah, She Performs!

FF 2013 | Austria 2012 | 101 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Mirjam Unger
rated for 0 + years
Documentary What is everyday life like for female musicians who aren't in the charts or surrounded by a crowd of producers, marketing pros and …

Omar

FF 2013 | Palestine 2013 | 97 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
rated for 0 + years
CLOSING FILM: Almost every day, Omar climbs over the huge wall separating Israel and Palestine, ducking the Israeli bullets. He's risking his life …

Once I Entered a Garden

FF 2013 | Israel, France, Switzerland 2012 | 97 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Avi Mograbi
rated for 0 + years
The Israeli Avi Mograbi is well-known for his unsparing criticism of his mother country. HIs new film is a both melancholy and heartening journey …

Only Lovers Left Alive

FF 2013 | United Kingdom, Germany, USA 2013 | 123 Min. | OV
Director: Jim Jarmusch
rated for 0 + years
Vampires Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) have been a couple for several centuries. He's an underground musician and lives in a …

Paradjanov

FF 2013 | Ukraine, France, Georgia, Armenia 2013 | 95 Min. | OV
Director: Serge Avedikian, Olena Fetisova
rated for 0 + years
He was subversive and gay, two things that made life very hard in the Soviet Union. Sergei Parajanov, rebel of Soviet cinema of the 1960s and 70s, …

Pioneer

FF 2013 | Norway, Germany 2013 | 106 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg
rated for 0 + years
Norway 1981. Huge gas and oil fields are discovered in the North Sea. Peder, his brother Knut and a few other top divers are given the job of …

A Place in Heaven

FF 2013 | Israel 2013 | 118 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Yossi Madmony
rated for 0 + years
An old man lies in hospital waiting to die. He has a long career in the Israeli army behind him and is highly decorated. For some, he is the …

The Resurrection of a Bastard

FF 2013 | Netherlands 2012 | 89 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Guido van Driel
rated for 0 + years
Tarantino in Friesland: the Amsterdam gangster Ronnie is almost killed and undergoes a near-death experience. This changes him, to the consternation …

The Reunion

FF 2013 | Sweden 2013 | 89 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Anna Odell
rated for 0 + years
Swedish artist Anna Odell attends a class reunion. As ancient hierarchies and truths are called into question, the event escalates. But what is in …

Rosie

FF 2013 | Switzerland 2013 | 106 Min. | OV
Director: Marcel Gisler
rated for 0 + years
Lorenz is a well-established gay writer in Berlin. When his mother Rosie is taken to hospital after a fall, he travels back to his Swiss village …

See You Next Tuesday

FF 2013 | USA 2013 | 82 Min. | OV
Director: Drew Tobia
rated for 0 + years
Mona is impulsive and always good for a moment of madness. Above all, she's pregnant. She's not sure in which month, just that there isn't long to …

September

FF 2013 | Greece, Germany 2013 | 105 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Penny Panayotopoulou
rated for 0 + years
Anna is around 30 and lives a secluded life with her dog Manu in her little flat. For Anna, she and her dog are the perfect family. Then Manu dies …

Sex, Drugs & Taxation

FF 2013 | Denmark 2013 | 110 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Christoffer Boe
rated for 0 + years
They were the most spectacular thing Denmark had to offer in the 1960s: two notorious drop-out provocateurs, Simon Spies and Mogens Glistrup. Spies, …

The Shallow Yellow Sky

FF 2013 | Iran 2013 | 80 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Bahram Tavakoli
rated for 0 + years
A young couple reappraise their shared past in order to reinvent their relationship, which is above all burdened by a traumatic incident which keeps …

Short Term 12

FF 2013 | USA 2013 | 96 Min. | OV
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
rated for 0 + years
Grace (Brie Larson) in her early 20s is team leader at Short Term 12, a support facility for young people with behavioural problems. She loves her …

They Are the Dogs

FF 2013 | Morocco 2013 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Hicham Lasri
rated for 0 + years
A TV crew is shooting a film about the social upheavals in Morocco in the wake of the Arab Spring. The situation on the streets of Casablanca is …

Tinghir - Jerusalem, Echoes from the Mellah

FF 2013 | France, Italy, Morocco 2013 | 86 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Kamal Hachkar
rated for 0 + years
At first glance, Tinghir is a perfectly normal small town in the mountains of Southern Morocco. But it was once home to a significant Jewish …

Tito on Ice

FF 2013 | Germany, Sweden 2012 | 76 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Max Andersson, Helena Ahonen
rated for 0 + years
Comic artists Max Andersson and Lars Sjunnesson are travelling through former Yugoslavia, with amongst other things a fridge containing the mummy …

Two Meters of This Land

FF 2013 | Palestine 2012 | 80 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ahmad Natche
rated for 0 + years
"Two meters of this land are enough for me" wrote the Palestinian nationalist poet Mahmud Darwisch in a poem about the moment of his passing. He died …

The Way, Way Back

FF 2013 | USA 2013 | 103 Min. | OV
Director: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
rated for 0 + years
The summer holidays are about to begin. For 14-year old, shy Duncan, this means spending them with his mother Pam (Toni Collette), her new boyfriend …

With Mom

FF 2013 | Bosnia and Herzegovina 2012 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Faruk Loncarevic
rated for 0 + years
Art student Berina lives with her parents and younger sister in Sarajevo. Her mother, a doctor, is dying, having fought for years against breast …

Yozgat Blues

FF 2013 | Turkey, Germany 2013 | 93 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Mahmut Fazil Coskun
rated for 0 + years
Yuvaz has got the blues. The music teacher from Istanbul, who occasionally sings French chansons in shopping centres, wears a toupet and has the …

Zéro

FF 2013 | Morocco 2012 | 109 Min. | OV
Director: Nour-Eddine Lakhmari
rated for 0 + years
Amine is a policeman in his mid-thirties. His nickname, Zéro, says it all: he gets zero respect from anyone and has zero respect for himself. He …

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