Filmfest
#FFHH19
26.9. - 5.10.2019
Hamburg

Programme 2018

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28.09. | Metropolis

Happy Lamento

Guests
Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alexander Kluge featuring Khavn De La Cruz
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY After more than 20 years, Alexander Kluge returns to the cinema screen with a happy lament that links the slums of Manila with Elvis …
28.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Vermisst in Berlin

Guests
Germany 2018 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Sherry Hormann
rated for 0 + years
Abuse of those needing protection: Sherry Horman's tense thriller takes on a controversial topic. One evening, a child runs out in front of …
28.09. | Metropolis

A Land Imagined

Guests
Singapore, France, Netherlands 2018 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Yeo Siew Hua
rated for 0 + years
An elegant neo-film noir that slinks through Singapore by night and explores the shadowy existence of itinerant workers on the fringes of society …
29.09. | Abaton GR

White Fang

Guests
France, Luxembourg, USA 2018 | 85 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Alexandre Espigares
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION White Fang is a courageous wolfdog growing up in the snowy Yukon. Native Americans take the dog in and train him to be a sled dog. But the …
29.09. | Abaton GR

On Her Shoulders

Guests
USA 2018 | 94 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alexandria Bombach
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY The portrait of a genocide survivor who became the symbol of a whole ethnic group. Nadia Murad is 23, an Iraki Yazidi and a survivor …
29.09. | Abaton KL

A Family Tour

Guests
Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia 2018 | 107 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Liang Ying
rated for 0 + years
Family reunion on neutral ground: in a furious melodrama, Yang Lian reworks his own experience of forced placelessness in exile as a politically …
29.09. | Studio

Nervous Translation

Guests
Philippines 2018 | 91 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Shireen Seno
rated for 0 + years
The world between globalized clan and doll's house, a playful portrait of a shy girl. Yael is often alone: her father works abroad, her mother …
30.09. | Metropolis

Fourteen-and-a-half Collisions 

Guests
Germany 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Guido Weihermüller
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Sensitive insights into an unusual wheelchair basketball team in Hamburg – and an unusual friendship.After a terrorist attack, 24-year …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Aufbruch in die Freiheit

Guests
Germany 2017 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Isabel Kleefeld
rated for 0 + years
A woman decides on a new, self-determined life. The drama tells one of the stories behind Stern magazine's 1971 cover story "We had …
30.09. | Studio

In The Desert – A Documentary Diptych

Guests
Israel, Canada 2018 | 215 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Avner Faingulernt
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY In direct proximity and yet without contact: in West Jordan, Israeli settlers and Palestinian farmers live side by side – in separate …
30.09. | Abaton KL

Graves Without a Name

Guests
Cambodia, France 2018 | 115 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rithy Panh
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A documentary meditation which in poetic pictures translates the pain of the survivors of the Khmer Rouge terror regime. For 30 …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Fischer sucht Frau

Guests
Germany 2018 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Sinan Akkus
rated for 0 + years
A city-dweller rediscovers his unloved birthplace. After a long absence, Alex (Sebastian Fräsdorf) visits his old home town of Stresund. He …
30.09. | Abaton KL

A Violent Desire for Joy

Guests
France 2018 | 75 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Clément Schneider
rated for 0 + years
The French Revolution in the countryside: a monk has to choose between his holy vows and revolutionary cravings. France 1792: After a few years' …
01.10. | Abaton GR

Peter's Odyssey

Guests
Russian Federation 2018 | 74 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Anna Kolchina, Alexey Kuzmin-Tarasov
rated for 0 + years
As every summer, 12-year old Peter is spending the holidays at his grandmother's outside Moscow. But the happy days with the country house, the trees …
01.10. | Abaton GR

I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians

Guests
Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany 2018 | 139 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Radu Jude
rated for 0 + years
Romania took an active part in the Holocaust – today the country is in complete denial. An absurd morality tale about selective memory in today's …
01.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Oh Gloria

Guests
Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Ingo Rasper
rated for 0 + years
Tragicomedy with Dagmar Manzel as the ordinary hero from an East German village, a very special cow and a disputed inheritance that could ruin …
01.10. | Cinemaxx 8

Butterflies

Guests
Turkey 2018 | 117 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Tolga Karaçelik
rated for 0 + years
Three siblings and a will: a drama full of black humour about a journey to a remote part of Turkey and the heart of a family.For the last 30 years, …
01.10. | Studio

We, the Dead

Guests
Malaysia 2017 | 106 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Edmund Yeo
rated for 0 + years
A young woman is drawn in to the misery of refugees in South-East Asia and finds herself on the border between this world and the afterlife. If …
01.10. | Metropolis

Yomeddine

Guests
Egypt, USA, Austria 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: A.B. Shawky
rated for 0 + years
On a donkey cart through Egypt.  A warm-hearted road movie about an old man and a boy and an enchanting homage to life. Beshay has never …
01.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Are you happy?

Guests
Germany 2018 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Max Zähle
rated for 0 + years
The precisely observed psychological study of a marriage, its failure and a possible future. After 13 years together, Sonja (Laura Tonke) and …
02.10. | Metropolis

A Violent Desire for Joy

Guests
France 2018 | 75 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Clément Schneider
rated for 0 + years
The French Revolution in the countryside: a monk has to choose between his holy vows and revolutionary cravings. France 1792: After a few years' …
02.10. | Cinemaxx 2

We, the Dead

Guests
Malaysia 2017 | 106 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Edmund Yeo
rated for 0 + years
A young woman is drawn in to the misery of refugees in South-East Asia and finds herself on the border between this world and the afterlife. If …
02.10. | Abaton KL

Nervous Translation

Guests
Philippines 2018 | 91 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Shireen Seno
rated for 0 + years
The world between globalized clan and doll's house, a playful portrait of a shy girl. Yael is often alone: her father works abroad, her mother …
02.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Nightshift - Long live Death

Guests
Germany 2017 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Lars Becker
rated for 0 + years
The new episode of Nachschicht is a film noir of the finest kind and at the same time an ironic refraction. Johnny de Groot is head of a …
03.10. | Metropolis

Butterflies

Guests
Turkey 2018 | 117 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Tolga Karaçelik
rated for 0 + years
Three siblings and a will: a drama full of black humour about a journey to a remote part of Turkey and the heart of a family.For the last 30 years, …
03.10. | Studio

The Blessed

Guests
France, Belgium, Qatar 2017 | 102 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Sofia Djama
rated for 0 + years
Why didn't we leave? A family is suffering with their home country Algeria. A sensitive drama on the subject of escape, as seen from the other side …
03.10. | Metropolis

Anote's Ark

Guests
Canada 2018 | 77 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Matthieu Rytz
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY As a country disappears into the sea, its president fights for the future of his citizens. While the industrialized nations bicker …
03.10. | Passage 1

Trautmann

Guests
Germany, United Kingdom 2018 | 120 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
rated for 0 + years
David Kross is inspiring as legendary goalkeeper Bert Trautmann in this unique true story. At the end of World War II, the German soldier Bernd …
03.10. | Passage 1

Amin

Guests
France 2018 | 91 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Philippe Faucon
rated for 0 + years
This sensitive drama about migration illustrates not just loneliness in alien places but also the gap that is left back home. Nine years ago, …
03.10. | Abaton GR

A Land Imagined

Guests
Singapore, France, Netherlands 2018 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Yeo Siew Hua
rated for 0 + years
An elegant neo-film noir that slinks through Singapore by night and explores the shadowy existence of itinerant workers on the fringes of society …
04.10. | Cinemaxx 2

The Blessed

Guests
France, Belgium, Qatar 2017 | 102 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Sofia Djama
rated for 0 + years
Why didn't we leave? A family is suffering with their home country Algeria. A sensitive drama on the subject of escape, as seen from the other side …
04.10. | Abaton KL

Amin

Guests
France 2018 | 91 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Philippe Faucon
rated for 0 + years
This sensitive drama about migration illustrates not just loneliness in alien places but also the gap that is left back home. Nine years ago, …
04.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Der Tatortreiniger

Guests
Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Arne Feldhusen
rated for 0 + years
Schotty's back, cleaning crime scenes and ending up in weird situations: three new episodes of the NDR cult series with Bjarne Mädel …
04.10. | Metropolis

The Image You Missed

Guests
France, Ireland, USA 2018 | 73 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Donal Foreman
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY The civil war in Northern Ireland as the backdrop for a father-son story – and for a reflection on political cinema. For more than 30 …
04.10. | Passage 1

Graves Without a Name

Guests
Cambodia, France 2018 | 115 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rithy Panh
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A documentary meditation which in poetic pictures translates the pain of the survivors of the Khmer Rouge terror regime. For 30 …
05.10. | Studio

On Her Shoulders

Guests
USA 2018 | 94 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alexandria Bombach
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY The portrait of a genocide survivor who became the symbol of a whole ethnic group. Nadia Murad is 23, an Iraki Yazidi and a survivor …
05.10. | Abaton KL

I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians

Guests
Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany 2018 | 139 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Radu Jude
rated for 0 + years
Romania took an active part in the Holocaust – today the country is in complete denial. An absurd morality tale about selective memory in today's …
05.10. | Metropolis

The School on Magic Mountain

Guests
Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Radek Wegrzyn
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A rare look inside the most expensive boarding school in the world, where pupils are educated to be world leaders.They are the offspring …
05.10. | Abaton GR

Yomeddine

Guests
Egypt, USA, Austria 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: A.B. Shawky
rated for 0 + years
On a donkey cart through Egypt.  A warm-hearted road movie about an old man and a boy and an enchanting homage to life. Beshay has never …
05.10. | Studio

The Raven and The Seagull

Guests
Denmark 2018 | 70 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lasse Lau
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID Colonial meditation in the permafrost: Greenland's landscape offers space for reflection on the complex relationship with the "mother country" …
05.10. | Metropolis

The Return

Guests
Denmark, Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2018 | 84 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Malene Choi
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID A woman caught between two worlds, looking for roots in a foreign land that somehow feels like home. Karoline was born in South Korea and …
05.10. | Abaton KL

Anote's Ark

Guests
Canada 2018 | 77 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Matthieu Rytz
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY As a country disappears into the sea, its president fights for the future of his citizens. While the industrialized nations bicker …
05.10. | Studio

House of My Fathers

Guests
Sri Lanka 2018 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Suba Sivakumaran
rated for 0 + years
Dealing with trauma in the primeval forests of Sri Lanka: a political parable about war and remembrance with superb, lyrical cinematography. The …
06.10. | Abaton GR

Rosie & Moussa

Guests
Belgium 2018 | 93 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Dorothée van den Berghe
rated for 0 + years
Her father's sudden disappearance and moving to a new neighbourhood have all been a bit much for Rosie -- if it wasn't for Moussa, the boy next door. …
06.10. | Metropolis

House of My Fathers

Guests
Sri Lanka 2018 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Suba Sivakumaran
rated for 0 + years
Dealing with trauma in the primeval forests of Sri Lanka: a political parable about war and remembrance with superb, lyrical cinematography. The …
06.10. | Studio

The Return

Guests
Denmark, Republic of Korea (South Korea) 2018 | 84 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Malene Choi
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID A woman caught between two worlds, looking for roots in a foreign land that somehow feels like home. Karoline was born in South Korea and …
06.10. | Studio

The Image You Missed

Guests
France, Ireland, USA 2018 | 73 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Donal Foreman
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY The civil war in Northern Ireland as the backdrop for a father-son story – and for a reflection on political cinema. For more than 30 …