Filmfest
#FFHH19
26.9. - 5.10.2019
Hamburg

Programme 2019

27.09. | Abaton Klein

All Alone

Guests
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 …
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 …
28.09. | CinemaxX 3

The Bare Necessity

Guests
France 2019 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Erwan Le Duc
rated for 0 + years
In this oddball romantic comedy, love and some oh so beloved relatives keep a bourgeois policeman busy. In a sleepy village in the forests of …
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. | 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. | CinemaxX 2

Particles

Guests
France, Switzerland 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Blaise Harrison
rated for 0 + years
Back to the big bang: an atmospherically dense debut feature links sci fi with auteur cinema and describes the creeping transformation of the world …
28.09. | CinemaxX 2

Ode to Nothing

Guests
Philippines 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Dwein Baltazar
rated for 0 + years
Death is her life: the loneliness of an undertaker leads to an unconventional family situation Sonya‘s life isn’t exactly a party. Her …
28.09. | Studio

Wilcox

Guests
Canada 2019 | 66 Min. | OV
Director: Denis Côté
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID A man disappears in the woods: Denis Côté‘s new film is a fascinating, wordless variation on Walden. From the centre to the periphery …
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. | Metropolis

Die Liebe frisst das Leben - Tobias Gruben, seine Lieder und die Erde

Guests
Germany 2019 | 92 Min. | OV
Director: Oliver Schwabe
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY When Hamburg was cool: even 20 years after his death, underground musician Tobias Gruben is still seen as a rough diamond of German pop …
29.09. | Abaton Klein

Ode to Nothing

Guests
Philippines 2019 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Dwein Baltazar
rated for 0 + years
Death is her life: the loneliness of an undertaker leads to an unconventional family situation Sonya‘s life isn’t exactly a party. Her …
29.09. | Abaton GR

Darkroom - Drops of Death

Guests
Germany 2019 | 89 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rosa von Praunheim
rated for 0 + years
In his new film, Rosa von Praunheim reexamines the true story of a gay serial killer and retells it in his own inimitable way. Lars, a nurse and …
29.09. | Abaton Klein

Tlamess

Guests
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 …
29.09. | Abaton GR

Vitalina Varela

Guests
Portugal 2019 | 124 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Pedro Costa
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID A deeply black, hypnotically expressionistic ghost story from Lisbon: Pedro Costa‘s new film won the Golden Leopard at Locarno. Vitalina …
30.09. | CinemaxX 3

The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen

Guests
Finland 2018 | 103 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Teppo Airaksinen
rated for 0 + years
The Finnish Dylan! A melancholy, yet at the same time fast and funny biopic tells of the rise and fall Juice Leskinen, an icon of Finnish pop music, …
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 2

Particles

Guests
France, Switzerland 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Blaise Harrison
rated for 0 + years
Back to the big bang: an atmospherically dense debut feature links sci fi with auteur cinema and describes the creeping transformation of the world …
30.09. | Studio

Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes

Guests
Chile, Argentina, Germany 2019 | 88 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: José Luis Torres Leiva
rated for 0 + years
Two women rediscover love in the face of death. A quiet, magic end-times drama in the remoteness of a forest hut. María and Ana have been a …
30.09. | CinemaxX 8

Babyteeth

Guests
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 …
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. | Abaton GR

Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes

Guests
Chile, Argentina, Germany 2019 | 88 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: José Luis Torres Leiva
rated for 0 + years
Two women rediscover love in the face of death. A quiet, magic end-times drama in the remoteness of a forest hut. María and Ana have been a …
01.10. | Passage 1

A White, White Day

Guests
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 …
01.10. | Studio

Giraffe

Guests
Germany, Denmark 2019 | 87 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Anna Sofie Hartmann
rated for 0 + years
A tunnel project, an ethnologist who collects lost life forms and Polish migrant workers who dream of a future far from home: a lingering film about …
01.10. | Abaton Klein

Endless Night

Guests
Spain 2019 | 90 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Eloy Enciso
rated for 0 + years
Interwoven with dream-like, poetically bleak tableaux vivants, this Spanish triptych is a journey to the roots of Spanish fascism. When the …
02.10. | CinemaxX 3

My Life as a Courgette

Guests
Switzerland, France 2016 | 64 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Claude Barras
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION Céline Sciamma wrote the screenplay for this magical stop-motion film, which gained an Oscar nomination and numerous prizes. After …
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. | CinemaxX 3

I Lost My Body

Guests
France 2019 | 82 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Jérémy Clapin
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION A hand seeks its body and sets out on a spectacular journey through Paris. This prize-winning animation mixes fantasy, adventure and …
02.10. | Metropolis

Wilcox

Guests
Canada 2019 | 66 Min. | OV
Director: Denis Côté
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID A man disappears in the woods: Denis Côté‘s new film is a fascinating, wordless variation on Walden. From the centre to the periphery …
03.10. | CinemaxX 3

Giraffe

Guests
Germany, Denmark 2019 | 87 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Anna Sofie Hartmann
rated for 0 + years
A tunnel project, an ethnologist who collects lost life forms and Polish migrant workers who dream of a future far from home: a lingering film about …
03.10. | CinemaxX 3

The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen

Guests
Finland 2018 | 103 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Teppo Airaksinen
rated for 0 + years
The Finnish Dylan! A melancholy, yet at the same time fast and funny biopic tells of the rise and fall Juice Leskinen, an icon of Finnish pop music, …
03.10. | Abaton GR

Beanpole

Guests
Russian Federation 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 …
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. | Metropolis

Babyteeth

Guests
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 …
03.10. | Abaton GR

The Bare Necessity

Guests
France 2019 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Erwan Le Duc
rated for 0 + years
In this oddball romantic comedy, love and some oh so beloved relatives keep a bourgeois policeman busy. In a sleepy village in the forests of …
04.10. | CinemaxX 3

All Alone

Guests
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 …
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 1

I Lost My Body

Guests
France 2019 | 82 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Jérémy Clapin
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION A hand seeks its body and sets out on a spectacular journey through Paris. This prize-winning animation mixes fantasy, adventure 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 3

Tlamess

Guests
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 …
05.10. | Studio

Vitalina Varela

Guests
Portugal 2019 | 124 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Pedro Costa
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID A deeply black, hypnotically expressionistic ghost story from Lisbon: Pedro Costa‘s new film won the Golden Leopard at Locarno. Vitalina …
05.10. | Studio

Beanpole

Guests
Russian Federation 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 …
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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