Filmfest
#FFHH20
24.9. - 3.10.2020
Hamburg

Programme 2019

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27.09. | CinemaxX 3

When Mum is Away

Guests
Italy 2019 | 94 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Alessandro Genovesi
rated for 0 + years
Papa on the verge of a nervous breakdown: a successful pasta manager suddenly has to run the family household. An Italian commedia al …
27.09. | Metropolis

As Happy As Possible

Guests
France, Portugal 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alain Raoust
rated for 0 + years
Under the scorching sun of Southern France, a young generation between rebellion and resignation. After years away, Salomé returns to the …
27.09. | CinemaxX 2

Good Day's Work

Guests
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 …
27.09. | CinemaxX 3

My wife's lover

Guests
Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Dirk Kummer
rated for 0 + years
A comedy with a star cast about the transformation of a long-married couple into a pair of young-at-heart lovers. After 40 years, the marriage …
27.09. | CinemaxX 3

Truth and a Lie

Guests
Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Lars Becker
rated for 0 + years
A woman unperturbed by a maze of accusations, suspicions and vengeance. Annabelle Martinelli (Natalia Wörner) specializes in the law governing …
27.09. | Abaton Klein

The Debt

Guests
Argentina, Spain 2019 | 74 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gustavo Fontán
rated for 0 + years
An Argentinian nocturne about a young woman who only has until sunrise to pay her debts. Because she’s chronically short of money, Monica feels …
27.09. | CinemaxX 3

Nightshift - Cash & Carry

Guests
Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Lars Becker
rated for 0 + years
An exciting new episode of Lars Becker‘s cult series set in Hamburg. One evening, policeman Harry Tönnies (Benno Fürmann) and his colleague …
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. | 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. | 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

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. | 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. | 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 …
29.09. | CinemaxX 3

Echo

Guests
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 …
29.09. | CinemaxX 3

A Voluntary Year

Guests
Germany 2019 | 86 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ulrich Köhler, Henner Winckler
rated for 0 + years
Do I stay or do I go? Ulrich Köhler‘s and Henner Winckler‘s sensitive filmic examination of the challenges of growing up. Jette (Maj-Britt …
29.09. | Passage 1

The Specials

Guests
France 2019 | 114 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Éric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
rated for 0 + years
The true story of two men obsessed with the will to make the world better for others – and who do indeed manage minor miracles on a daily basis. A …
29.09. | Metropolis

Olanda

Guests
Germany 2019 | 154 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Bernd Schoch
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A journey into the magical world of the Carpathian Mountains. Hamburg director Bernd Schoch on the trail of mushrooms pickers who work …
29.09. | CinemaxX 3

Tatort: Die goldene Zeit

Guests
Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Mia Spengler
rated for 0 + years
Romanticism was yesterday: two federal police officers fight to control the influence of criminal gangs in St. Pauli. A contract killing shocks …
30.09. | CinemaxX 8

Bad Poems

Guests
Hungary, France 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gábor Reisz
rated for 0 + years
A merry-melancholic kaleidoscope of a crisis in which four time frames expertly and startlingly communicate with each other. Tamás‘ soul is …
30.09. | CinemaxX 3

Das Gesetz sind wir

Guests
Germany 2019 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Markus Imboden
rated for 0 + years
Where are the borders between the rule of law and a sense of justice? A realistic, but at the same time satirical look at the world of two law …
30.09. | CinemaxX 2

When Mum is Away

Guests
Italy 2019 | 94 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Alessandro Genovesi
rated for 0 + years
Papa on the verge of a nervous breakdown: a successful pasta manager suddenly has to run the family household. An Italian commedia al …
30.09. | Abaton Klein

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 …
01.10. | CinemaxX 3

Kranke Geschäfte

Guests
Germany 2019 | 105 Min. | OV
Director: Urs Egger
rated for 0 + years
For risks and side-effects: GDR citizens as unknowing guinea pigs. 1988. Armin Glaser (Florian Stetter), first lieutenant in the Stasi, lives …
01.10. | CinemaxX 8

The Sunlit Night

Guests
Germany, Norway, USA 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: David Wnendt
rated for 0 + years
In the bright nights of Norway, a young artist falls in love not just with the beauty of the Nordic landscape. For artist Frances, the summer …
01.10. | Hapag-Lloyd Zentrale

The Birth of the Leopard

Guests
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 …
01.10. | CinemaxX 3

Dark Twin

Guests
Germany 2018 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Damir Lukačević
rated for 0 + years
Inspectors Bukow and König once again plumb the depths of the human soul. Investigating the discovery of the body of a 16-year old runaway girl …
01.10. | Studio

That Cloud Never Left

Guests
India 2019 | 65 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Yashaswini Raghunandan
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID At the gates of Kolkata, old film footage is given a new purpose. In the village of Daspada, hundreds of toys are produced every day: …
01.10. | Passage 1

Sorry We Missed You

Guests
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 …
02.10. | CinemaxX 3

Eine fremde Tochter

Guests
Germany 2019 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Stefan Krohmer
rated for 0 + years
A girl traumatized by the death of her mother moves in with her father, who is living in a homosexual relationship. After losing her single mum …
02.10. | Studio

Movements of A Nearby Mountain

Guests
Austria, France 2019 | 85 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Sebastian Brameshuber
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID Global capitalism as seen from the margins: a film about recycling, myths and car tyres. The open-cast mountain mine of Erzberg in Styria …
02.10. | CinemaxX 8

The County

Guests
Iceland, Denmark, France, Germany 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Grímur Hákonarson
rated for 0 + years
In this visually impressive, emotionally powerful drama from Iceland, a woman sees red and rebels against a corrupt agricultural cooperative in her …
02.10. | Studio

As Happy As Possible

Guests
France, Portugal 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alain Raoust
rated for 0 + years
Under the scorching sun of Southern France, a young generation between rebellion and resignation. After years away, Salomé returns to the …
02.10. | Passage 1

Guest of Honor

Guests
Canada 2019 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Atom Egoyan
rated for 0 + years
Douglas Sirk Prize-winner Atom Egoyan returns to the big screen with the sophisticated drama Guest of Honor. Jim is shocked when his daughter …
03.10. | Passage 1

Cunningham

Guests
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 …
03.10. | Abaton Klein

That Cloud Never Left

Guests
India 2019 | 65 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Yashaswini Raghunandan
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID At the gates of Kolkata, old film footage is given a new purpose. In the village of Daspada, hundreds of toys are produced every day: …
03.10. | CinemaxX 2

Bad Poems

Guests
Hungary, France 2018 | 97 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gábor Reisz
rated for 0 + years
A merry-melancholic kaleidoscope of a crisis in which four time frames expertly and startlingly communicate with each other. Tamás‘ soul is …
03.10. | Zeise Kinos

Guest of Honor

Guests
Canada 2019 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Atom Egoyan
rated for 0 + years
Douglas Sirk Prize-winner Atom Egoyan returns to the big screen with the sophisticated drama Guest of Honor. Jim is shocked when his daughter …
03.10. | Studio

The Kamagasaki Cauldron War

Guests
Japan 2018 | 117 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Leo Sato
rated for 0 + years
 A film as a time capsule: the story of a modern class struggle as a humorous homage to the cinema of the late 1960s Day labourers and sex …
04.10. | Metropolis

The County

Guests
Iceland, Denmark, France, Germany 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Grímur Hákonarson
rated for 0 + years
In this visually impressive, emotionally powerful drama from Iceland, a woman sees red and rebels against a corrupt agricultural cooperative in her …
04.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Official Secrets

Guests
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 …
04.10. | Hapag-Lloyd Zentrale

Ulrich Tukur - Life of a Showman

Guests
Germany 2019 | 60 Min. | OV
Director: Eva Gerberding
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive portrait of an exceptional character closely connected to Hamburg. Ulrich Tukur is a true all-rounder. He sings, plays piano and …
04.10. | CinemaxX 3

Ulrich Tukur - Life of a Showman

Guests
Germany 2019 | 60 Min. | OV
Director: Eva Gerberding
rated for 0 + years
A sensitive portrait of an exceptional character closely connected to Hamburg. Ulrich Tukur is a true all-rounder. He sings, plays piano and …
04.10. | CinemaxX 2

The Debt

Guests
Argentina, Spain 2019 | 74 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gustavo Fontán
rated for 0 + years
An Argentinian nocturne about a young woman who only has until sunrise to pay her debts. Because she’s chronically short of money, Monica feels …
04.10. | CinemaxX 1

Echo

Guests
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 …
05.10. | CinemaxX 1

Sorry We Missed You

Guests
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 …
05.10. | CinemaxX 2

The Kamagasaki Cauldron War

Guests
Japan 2018 | 117 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Leo Sato
rated for 0 + years
 A film as a time capsule: the story of a modern class struggle as a humorous homage to the cinema of the late 1960s Day labourers and sex …
05.10. | CinemaxX 3

Official Secrets

Guests
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 …
05.10. | CinemaxX 2

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 …
05.10. | Abaton GR

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 …

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