Filmfest
#FFHH19
26.9. - 5.10.2019
Hamburg

Programme 2018

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28.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Tödliches Comeback

Guests
Germany 2018 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Hermine Huntgeburth
rated for 0 + years
A new variation on the theme of generational conflict: a conformist son vs his rebellious father. Martin Brambach with a brilliant performance as a …
28.09. | Cinemaxx 8

Mirai

Guests
Japan 2018 | 98 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION A four-year old escapes into a world of fantasy. Playful, visually impressive anime. Kun is a happy four-year old – up until the …
28.09. | Cinemaxx 2

We the Animals

Guests
USA 2018 | 94 Min. | OV
Director: Jeremiah Zagar
rated for 0 + years
This dream-like coming-of-age drama based on Justin Torres‘ novel We The Animals won the Next Innovator Award at Sundance. Brothers Manny …
28.09. | Abaton KL

Little Tickles

Guests
France 2018 | 103 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Andréa Bescond, Eric Métayer
rated for 0 + years
In this autobiographically inspired drama, co-director and leading actor Andréa Bescond deals unsparingly yet humorously with the consequences of …
28.09. | Passage 1

Another Day of Life

Guests
Poland, Spain, Belgium, Germany 2018 | 85 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION The thrilling story of a three-month journey undertaken by the well-known Polish reporter Ryszard Kapuściński through war-torn Angola. …
29.09. | Metropolis

Land of my children

Guests
Germany, Switzerland 2018 | 88 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Darío Aguirre
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Unexpectedly, the German authorities offer the Ecuadorian director Dario Aguirre German citizenship. In this tenderly ironic …
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. | Studio

The Image Book

Guests
Switzerland, France 2018 | 84 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
rated for 0 + years
In his latest work, legendary director Jean-Luc Godard contemplates the status quo in the world. A stream of thoughts like a rush. An …
29.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Echte Bauern singen besser

Guests
Germany 2018 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Holger Haase
rated for 0 + years
Rocking the provinces: a lookalike farce with Sebastian Bezzel in a double role. Shy farmer Sven and haggard rock star Alexander Gromberg have …
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 …
29.09. | Abaton GR

M

Guests
France 2018 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Yolande Zauberman
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Fearlessly, the film uncovers a web of child abuse in an ultra-orthodox community near Tel Aviv. M won the special jury prize at Locarno …
29.09. | Cinemaxx 3

The Beginning of Something

Guests
Germany 2018 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Thomas Berger
rated for 0 + years
A woman between reality and insanity: a sensitively told psychological drama based on a story by Siegfried Lenz. Anne Hoppe (Ina Weisse), …
29.09. | Abaton KL

Ville Neuve

Guests
Canada 2018 | 78 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Félix Dufour-Laperrière
rated for 0 + years
This impressive animated drama about a painful attempt at self-realization was realized entirely in ink on paper. Quebec in the summer of 1995. …
29.09. | Studio

I Remember the Crows

Guests
Brazil 2018 | 84 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gustavo Vinagre
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY In the darkness of the night, the transsexual actor Julia Katharine reflects on her search for love and identity. A sleepless night. …
30.09. | Metropolis

Sankt Pauli's Strong Ladies

Guests
Germany 2018 | 72 Min. | OV
Director: Rasmus Gerlach
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A homage to some ladies of the Reeperbahn: Rasmus Gerlach's portrait of women who have left their mark on the Hamburg district of St …
30.09. | Abaton GR

Reihe für Minis 2018

Guests
2018 | 60 Min. |
Director:
rated for 0 + years
NIGHT MOVES In the night, when everything's asleep, the toys in the nursery come to life. No building block remains unturned until the …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 2

We the Animals

Guests
USA 2018 | 94 Min. | OV
Director: Jeremiah Zagar
rated for 0 + years
This dream-like coming-of-age drama based on Justin Torres‘ novel We The Animals won the Next Innovator Award at Sundance. Brothers Manny …
30.09. | Metropolis

Who Will Write Our History?

Guests
USA 2018 | 95 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Roberta Grossman
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY You can liquidate us, but not the memory of our lives: the story of the secret archive of the Warsaw Ghetto.In 1941, the Jewish historian …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Divorce for Beginners

Guests
Germany 2017 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Thorsten M. Schmidt
rated for 0 + years
A »war of roses« as a recipe against a boring marriage? Andrea Sawatzki and Christian Berkel show us how in this screwball comedy. When the teasing …
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. | Cinemaxx 1

Roma

Guests
Mexico 2018 | 135 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
rated for 0 + years
An intimate portrait of the ways, small and large, one family maintains its balance in a time of personal, social and political strife. In the …
01.10. | Abaton GR

Reihe für Minis 2018

Guests
2018 | 60 Min. |
Director:
rated for 0 + years
NIGHT MOVES In the night, when everything's asleep, the toys in the nursery come to life. No building block remains unturned until the …
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. | Hapag Lloyd

Kaisersturz

Guests
Germany 2018 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Christoph Röhl
rated for 0 + years
Docudrama about one of the most important periods in German history: the end of the monarchy and the proclamation of the First Republic. 1918, …
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. | Studio

Erased,___ Ascent of the Invisible

Guests
Lebanon 2018 | 76 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ghassan Halawani
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY A film that resembles an archaeological excavation, a city as transient memory store and a crime of which no trace remains. 35 years ago, …
01.10. | Metropolis

Ella and Nell

Guests
Germany 2018 | 79 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Aline Chukwuedo
rated for 0 + years
Where were you when I needed you? A hiking movie about two friends who have grown apart. The sun is high in the heavens, the landscape …
01.10. | Abaton KL

Malila: The Farewell Flower

Guests
Thailand 2017 | 96 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Anucha Boonyawatana
rated for 0 + years
Two loves take their leave and confront their demons. A breath-taking meditation on life, death and memory. Once upon a time, Pich was Shane's …
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. | Abaton KL

The Image Book

Guests
Switzerland, France 2018 | 84 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
rated for 0 + years
In his latest work, legendary director Jean-Luc Godard contemplates the status quo in the world. A stream of thoughts like a rush. An …
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. | Hapag Lloyd

Victory Of Women

Guests
Germany 2018 | 102 Min. | OV
Director: Annette Baumeister, Carsten Gutschmidt
rated for 0 + years
100 years of female suffrage: docudrama about the battle for the right to vote waged by women across Europe which had its successful highlight after …
02.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Unschuldig (Teil I und II)

Guests
Germany 2018 | 180 Min. | OV
Director: Nicolai Rohde
rated for 0 + years
A man fights for his innocence and his children – a tense thriller with psychological depth. Alex Schwarz (Felix Klare) is released from …
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. | Studio

Dry Martina

Guests
Chile, Argentina 2018 | 90 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Che Sandoval
rated for 0 + years
A forgotten singer rediscovers her sexuality – and a branch of the family. A very funny, lusty comedy from Chile.In the 1990s, Martina was a star …
03.10. | Cinemaxx 2

I Remember the Crows

Guests
Brazil 2018 | 84 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Gustavo Vinagre
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY In the darkness of the night, the transsexual actor Julia Katharine reflects on her search for love and identity. A sleepless night. …
03.10. | Abaton KL

Erased,___ Ascent of the Invisible

Guests
Lebanon 2018 | 76 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ghassan Halawani
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY A film that resembles an archaeological excavation, a city as transient memory store and a crime of which no trace remains. 35 years ago, …
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. | Abaton KL

Buenos Aires al Pacífico

Guests
Argentina 2018 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Mariano Donoso
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY On the trail of a disused stretch of railway, a hypnotic documentary full of lyricism.In 1910, the railway line between Buenos Aires and …
03.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Blochin

Guests
Germany 2018 | 109 Min. | OV
Director: Matthias Glasner
rated for 0 + years
The final episode in Matthias Glasner's thriller series – with idiosyncratic characters, an action-filled story and fascinating photography …
03.10. | Studio

Silence is a Falling Body

Guests
Argentina 2017 | 75 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Agustina Comedi
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY After the death of her father, director Agustina Comedi sets out to find out who he really was – and discovers unknown sexual and …
03.10. | Metropolis

M

Guests
France 2018 | 105 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Yolande Zauberman
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Fearlessly, the film uncovers a web of child abuse in an ultra-orthodox community near Tel Aviv. M won the special jury prize at Locarno …
03.10. | Abaton KL

Malila: The Farewell Flower

Guests
Thailand 2017 | 96 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Anucha Boonyawatana
rated for 0 + years
Two loves take their leave and confront their demons. A breath-taking meditation on life, death and memory. Once upon a time, Pich was Shane's …
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. | 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. | Studio

Ville Neuve

Guests
Canada 2018 | 78 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Félix Dufour-Laperrière
rated for 0 + years
This impressive animated drama about a painful attempt at self-realization was realized entirely in ink on paper. Quebec in the summer of 1995. …
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. | Cinemaxx 2

Mirai

Guests
Japan 2018 | 98 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
rated for 0 + years
ANIMATION A four-year old escapes into a world of fantasy. Playful, visually impressive anime. Kun is a happy four-year old – up until the …
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 …
05.10. | Abaton KL

Dry Martina

Guests
Chile, Argentina 2018 | 90 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Che Sandoval
rated for 0 + years
A forgotten singer rediscovers her sexuality – and a branch of the family. A very funny, lusty comedy from Chile.In the 1990s, Martina was a star …
06.10. | Abaton KL

Dead Souls

Guests
France, Switzerland 2018 | 495 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Wang Bing
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Survivors tell of their time in the reeducation camps of Mao's China. Their words and faces form a monumental 8-hour memorial. In …
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. | Metropolis

Buenos Aires al Pacífico

Guests
Argentina 2018 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Mariano Donoso
rated for 0 + years
ESSAY On the trail of a disused stretch of railway, a hypnotic documentary full of lyricism.In 1910, the railway line between Buenos Aires and …
06.10. | Abaton GR

Little Tickles

Guests
France 2018 | 103 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Andréa Bescond, Eric Métayer
rated for 0 + years
In this autobiographically inspired drama, co-director and leading actor Andréa Bescond deals unsparingly yet humorously with the consequences of …
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 …