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24.09. - 03.10.2020
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25.09. | Metropolis

City Hall

Guests
USA 2020 | 272 Min. | OV
Director: Frederick Wiseman
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY For the good of the people: in his new film, doyen Frederick Wiseman observes the complex work of the city administration in Boston …
25.09. | Cinemaxx 2

Poppie Nongena

Guests
South Africa 2020 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Christiaan Olwagen
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] In the film version of the novel by author Elsa Joubert, a mother gets caught up in the machinery of the apartheid system. South Africa 1976. …
25.09. | Passage

Antigone

Guests
Canada 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Sophie Deraspe
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A young migrant woman’s fight against an inhuman immigration system: a provocative adaptation of the Ancient Greek tragedy with an …
25.09. | Passage

Billie

Guests
United Kingdom 2019 | 97 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: James Erskine
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] DOCUMENTARY Billie Holiday was one of the great voices of jazz. Billie presents hitherto unpublished recordings and shows the singer for …
26.09. | Cinemaxx 1

There Is No Evil

Guests
Iran, Germany, Czech Republic 2020 | 150 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Mohammad Rasoulof
rated for 0 + years
Only in China are more people executed every year than in Iran. In four haunting episodes, Mohammad Rasoulof portrays people who are part of the …
26.09. | Metropolis

Uppercase Print

Guests
Romania 2020 | 128 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Radu Jude
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Based on a true story, Radu Jude’s filmi tells of the demoralizing state propaganda and everyday surveillance of the Ceausescu regime. …
26.09. | Studio

Sun Inside

Guests
Brazil 2019 | 94 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Jo Serfaty
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] HYBRID In her semi-documentary film, director Jo Serfaty accompanies her main characters through the shimmering heat of Rio de Janeiro. …
26.09. | Cinemaxx 2

Poppie Nongena

Guests
South Africa 2020 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Christiaan Olwagen
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] In the film version of the novel by author Elsa Joubert, a mother gets caught up in the machinery of the apartheid system. South Africa 1976. …
26.09. | Metropolis

Genus Pan

Guests
Philippines 2020 | 146 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lav Diaz
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] An in-depth study of human nature, a possible evolution of our animalistic urges. Hugaw is a god-forsaken island in the Philippine …
26.09. | Passage

First Cow

Guests
USA 2019 | 122 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Kelly Reichardt
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Once again, Kelly Reichardt offers us her take on the Western and counterposes a sensitive story of male friendship with the mythology of …
26.09. | Studio

Chaco

Guests
Bolivia, Argentina 2020 | 80 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Diego Mondaca
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] An army in inhospitable territory between Bolivia and Paraguay seeks the enemy – and finds the biggest adversary in itself. A war film …
26.09. | Cinemaxx 1

Caged Birds

Guests
Switzerland, Germany 2020 | 118 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Oliver Rihs
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Walter Stürm is seen as the break-out king of Switzerland and was an idol of the left. The film portrays the criminal legend – and the very …
26.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Mome

Guests
Turkey 2019 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Rodi Güven Yalçınkaya
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A Kurdish woman is suspected of being a terrorist: a tense political thriller that goes deep into Turkey‘s paranoid surveillance …
27.09. | Cinemaxx 2

City Hall

Guests
USA 2020 | 272 Min. | OV
Director: Frederick Wiseman
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY For the good of the people: in his new film, doyen Frederick Wiseman observes the complex work of the city administration in Boston …
27.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Dark Waters

Guests
USA 2019 | 126 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Todd Haynes
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A tense industrial thriller tells the true story of lawyer Rob Bilott, who takes on one of the biggest chemical companies in the world. …
27.09. | Cinemaxx 1

Son-Mother

Guests
Iran 2019 | 102 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Mahnaz Mohammadi
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A piercing Iranian social drama in which a single mother is faced with an impossible choice. The screenplay is by Mohammad Rasoulof. Leila …
27.09. | Studio

The Year of the Discovery

Guests
Spain, Switzerland 2020 | 200 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Luis López Carrasco
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] HYBRID In 1992, it wasn’t just the Olympic flame burning in Spain: a film that reawakens a forgotten past and plays with the conventions of …
27.09. | Passage

The Father

Guests
Bulgaria, Greece, Italy 2019 | 87 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A Bulgarian family story about loss, mourning and guilt reminiscent of the absurd comedy of Toni Erdmann. Vasil has just lost his wife. At …
27.09. | Koralle

Caged Birds

Guests
Switzerland, Germany 2020 | 118 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Oliver Rihs
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Walter Stürm is seen as the break-out king of Switzerland and was an idol of the left. The film portrays the criminal legend – and the very …
27.09. | Cinemaxx 1

The Voiceless

Guests
France 2020 | 85 Min. |
Director: Pascal Rabaté
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A chance for waste: a dialogue-free comedy of the grotesque in which the happiness of a drop-out community depends on the future of a …
27.09. | Abaton

First Cow

Guests
USA 2019 | 122 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Kelly Reichardt
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Once again, Kelly Reichardt offers us her take on the Western and counterposes a sensitive story of male friendship with the mythology of …
27.09. | Studio

Caterpillars

Guests
Central African Republic, Italy, Argentina 2020 | 72 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Elvis Sabin Ngaïbino
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] DOCUMENTARY Everyone should have the right to go to school! Two young Aka pygmies in Central Africa fight against the discrimination of their …
27.09. | Abaton

Mayor

Guests
Palestine, USA 2020 | 88 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: David Osit
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] DOCUMENTARY When local politics dictate world events– and vice versa: welcome to Ramallah! Musa Hadid shares similar worries to millions …
27.09. | Passage

No

Guests
Chile, Mexico, USA 2012 | 117 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Pablo Larraín
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] »Chile, joy awaits us!« Pablo Larraín’s third film on the Pinochet regime is a witty David-vs-Goliath story. In 1988, Chilean dictator …
28.09. | Cinemaxx 2

Caterpillars

Guests
Central African Republic, Italy, Argentina 2020 | 72 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Elvis Sabin Ngaïbino
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] DOCUMENTARY Everyone should have the right to go to school! Two young Aka pygmies in Central Africa fight against the discrimination of their …
28.09. | Abaton

Reborn

Guests
Israel, Germany 2019 | 108 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Yaron Shani
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Three women carry the wounds and scars of their lives. An intense Israeli drama. Avigail had her first child much too young and is …
28.09. | Studio

Bread and People

Guests
Brazil 2020 | 60 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Renan Rovida
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] ESSAY The daily bread of the oppressed: the film puts an artistic, combative finger in the wound of capitalism. Brazil is marked by social …
28.09. | Metropolis

The Seeds We Sow

Guests
France 2020 | 77 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Nathan Nicholovitch
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Faces full of sadness, faces full of anger. A very topical political drama. “Macron demission” – “Macron, resign”. Two words …
28.09. | Blankeneser Kino

The Voiceless

Guests
France 2020 | 85 Min. |
Director: Pascal Rabaté
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A chance for waste: a dialogue-free comedy of the grotesque in which the happiness of a drop-out community depends on the future of a …
28.09. | Studio

Genus Pan

Guests
Philippines 2020 | 146 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lav Diaz
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] An in-depth study of human nature, a possible evolution of our animalistic urges. Hugaw is a god-forsaken island in the Philippine …
28.09. | Cinemaxx 2

Meek's Cutoff

Guests
USA 2010 | 104 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Kelly Reichardt
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] In her fourth film, Kelly Reichardt returns to the early days of the USA and gives the Western a female makeover. 1845, Oregon. Three …
28.09. | Metropolis

Sun Inside

Guests
Brazil 2019 | 94 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Jo Serfaty
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] HYBRID In her semi-documentary film, director Jo Serfaty accompanies her main characters through the shimmering heat of Rio de Janeiro. …
28.09. | Passage

Caged Birds

Guests
Switzerland, Germany 2020 | 118 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Oliver Rihs
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Walter Stürm is seen as the break-out king of Switzerland and was an idol of the left. The film portrays the criminal legend – and the very …
28.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Tony Manero

Guests
Brazil, Chile 2008 | 98 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Pablo Larraín
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] In his disturbing study of a loner, Pablo Larraín links the trauma of the Pinochet dictatorship with the disco craze of the 1970s. Santiago, …
29.09. | Cinemaxx 2

The Seeds We Sow

Guests
France 2020 | 77 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Nathan Nicholovitch
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Faces full of sadness, faces full of anger. A very topical political drama. “Macron demission” – “Macron, resign”. Two words …
29.09. | Metropolis

becoming sea

Guests
Germany, Brazil 2020 | 85 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Philipp Hartmann, Danilo Carvalho
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] HYBRID With docu-fictional elements, the film creates an associative picture of water as a both physical and metaphysical basis for human …
29.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Amara terra mia - Bitter Land Of Mine

Guests
Germany, Italy 2020 | 82 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Ulrich Waller, Eduard Erne, Dania Hohmann
rated for 0 + years
Docudrama about the first generation of so-called Gastarbeiter in Germany. Carla and Maria Grazia meet for the first time outside the crematorium, …
29.09. | Alabama

Son-Mother

Guests
Iran 2019 | 102 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Mahnaz Mohammadi
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A piercing Iranian social drama in which a single mother is faced with an impossible choice. The screenplay is by Mohammad Rasoulof. Leila …
29.09. | Abaton

Mayor

Guests
Palestine, USA 2020 | 88 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: David Osit
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] DOCUMENTARY When local politics dictate world events– and vice versa: welcome to Ramallah! Musa Hadid shares similar worries to millions …
29.09. | Metropolis

Bread and People

Guests
Brazil 2020 | 60 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Renan Rovida
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] ESSAY The daily bread of the oppressed: the film puts an artistic, combative finger in the wound of capitalism. Brazil is marked by social …
30.09. | Metropolis

Elsewhere, Everywhere

Guests
Belgium 2020 | 63 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Isabelle Ingold, Vivianne Perelmuter
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] DOCUMENTARY The collected documents of a young Iranian man reveal the facts of a real migration – and the fiction of a success story. A …
30.09. | Studio

becoming sea

Guests
Germany, Brazil 2020 | 85 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Philipp Hartmann, Danilo Carvalho
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] HYBRID With docu-fictional elements, the film creates an associative picture of water as a both physical and metaphysical basis for human …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 3

Dark Woods

Guests
Germany 2019 | 90 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Sven Bohse
rated for 0 + years
A three-parter with an excellent cast about one of the most mysterious criminal cases in German post-war history. In the summer of 1989, the …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 2

Chaco

Guests
Bolivia, Argentina 2020 | 80 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Diego Mondaca
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] An army in inhospitable territory between Bolivia and Paraguay seeks the enemy – and finds the biggest adversary in itself. A war film …
30.09. | Metropolis

Aswang

Guests
Philippines, Germany, Qatar, Norway, France, Denmark 2019 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alyx Ayn Arumpac
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] DOCUMENTARY In his war on drugs, the Philippine crypto-dictator Duterte has turned the streets of Manila into a battlefield, setting his …
30.09. | Passage

Meek's Cutoff

Guests
USA 2010 | 104 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Kelly Reichardt
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] In her fourth film, Kelly Reichardt returns to the early days of the USA and gives the Western a female makeover. 1845, Oregon. Three …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 3

The Voiceless

Guests
France 2020 | 85 Min. |
Director: Pascal Rabaté
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A chance for waste: a dialogue-free comedy of the grotesque in which the happiness of a drop-out community depends on the future of a …
01.10. | Cinemaxx 1

Curveball - A True Story. Unfortunately.

Guests
Germany 2020 | 108 Min. | OV
Director: Johannes Naber
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] To know more than the CIA for a change! This biting spy satire is based on real events and lampoons the German intelligence agency BND, which …
01.10. | Abaton

Son-Mother

Guests
Iran 2019 | 102 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Mahnaz Mohammadi
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A piercing Iranian social drama in which a single mother is faced with an impossible choice. The screenplay is by Mohammad Rasoulof. Leila …
01.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Helga - Die Zwei Gesichter der Feddersen

Guests
Germany 2020 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Oliver Schwabe
rated for 0 + years
Moving portrait of an extraordinary woman. In the 1960s, Helga Feddersen became known as a comedy actress far beyond the borders of Hamburg. But …
01.10. | Passage

Dark Waters

Guests
USA 2019 | 126 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Todd Haynes
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A tense industrial thriller tells the true story of lawyer Rob Bilott, who takes on one of the biggest chemical companies in the world. …
01.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Elsewhere, Everywhere

Guests
Belgium 2020 | 63 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Isabelle Ingold, Vivianne Perelmuter
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] DOCUMENTARY The collected documents of a young Iranian man reveal the facts of a real migration – and the fiction of a success story. A …
02.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Reborn

Guests
Israel, Germany 2019 | 108 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Yaron Shani
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Three women carry the wounds and scars of their lives. An intense Israeli drama. Avigail had her first child much too young and is …
02.10. | Cinemaxx 2

The Year of the Discovery

Guests
Spain, Switzerland 2020 | 200 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Luis López Carrasco
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] HYBRID In 1992, it wasn’t just the Olympic flame burning in Spain: a film that reawakens a forgotten past and plays with the conventions of …
02.10. | Passage

Quo vadis, Aida?

Guests
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Norway 2020 | 101 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Jasmila Žbanić
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] After her harrowing drama about systematic rape in the Bosnian war, Jasmila Žbanić’s new film deals with the massacre of Srebrenica …
02.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Im Wahn

Guests
Germany 2020 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Klaus Brinkbäumer, Stephan Lamby
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Chrononology of a current nightmare. The USA are experiencing several levels of catastrophe: no country has been harder hit by the Corona …
02.10. | Magazin

Curveball - A True Story. Unfortunately.

Guests
Germany 2020 | 108 Min. | OV
Director: Johannes Naber
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] To know more than the CIA for a change! This biting spy satire is based on real events and lampoons the German intelligence agency BND, which …
02.10. | Cinemaxx 3

The Father

Guests
Bulgaria, Greece, Italy 2019 | 87 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A Bulgarian family story about loss, mourning and guilt reminiscent of the absurd comedy of Toni Erdmann. Vasil has just lost his wife. At …
03.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Uppercase Print

Guests
Romania 2020 | 128 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Radu Jude
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Based on a true story, Radu Jude’s filmi tells of the demoralizing state propaganda and everyday surveillance of the Ceausescu regime. …
03.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Antigone

Guests
Canada 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Sophie Deraspe
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A young migrant woman’s fight against an inhuman immigration system: a provocative adaptation of the Ancient Greek tragedy with an …
03.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Quo vadis, Aida?

Guests
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Romania, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Norway 2020 | 101 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Jasmila Žbanić
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] After her harrowing drama about systematic rape in the Bosnian war, Jasmila Žbanić’s new film deals with the massacre of Srebrenica …
03.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Aswang

Guests
Philippines, Germany, Qatar, Norway, France, Denmark 2019 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alyx Ayn Arumpac
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] DOCUMENTARY In his war on drugs, the Philippine crypto-dictator Duterte has turned the streets of Manila into a battlefield, setting his …
03.10. | Cinemaxx 1

Nomadland

Guests
USA 2020 | 108 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Chloé Zhao
rated for 0 + years
A woman loses everything and leaves her old life behind. A fascinating road movie on the dark side of the American dream with Frances McDormand in …
03.10. | Cinemaxx 3

Nomadland

Guests
USA 2020 | 108 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Chloé Zhao
rated for 0 + years
A woman loses everything and leaves her old life behind. A fascinating road movie on the dark side of the American dream with Frances McDormand in …

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