Filmfest
#FFHH19
26.9. - 5.10.2019
Hamburg

Programme 2019

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. | Abaton GR

Bruno

Guests
United Kingdom 2019 | 94 Min. | no subs
Director: Karl Golden
rated for 0 + years
The search for a dog brings together a homeless man and a young boy. A moving road movie set in the streets of London. Daniel lives on the …
27.09. | CinemaxX 2

A Son

Guests
Tunisia, France, Lebanon, Qatar 2019 | 96 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Mehdi M. Barsaoui
rated for 0 + years
While two parents fight for the life of their son, their love threatens to founder on events supposedly long past. Tunesia, summer 2011. Fares, …
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. | 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. | Metropolis

Homs and Me

Guests
Germany 2019 | 62 Min. | no subs
Director: Sulaiman Tadmory, Stephan Löhr, Katharina Schiele
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY The story of a siege: for two years during the Syrian civil war, the director was trapped in Homs and kept a film diary of his painful …
28.09. | Studio

Bruno

Guests
United Kingdom 2019 | 94 Min. | no subs
Director: Karl Golden
rated for 0 + years
The search for a dog brings together a homeless man and a young boy. A moving road movie set in the streets of London. Daniel lives on the …
28.09. | Passage 1

Body of Truth

Guests
Germany, Switzerland 2019 | 96 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Evelyn Schels
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Strong, radical and provocative: the film accompanies four female artists on a fascinating, emotional journey through their pasts …
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

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. | Metropolis

Die Hamburger Krankheit

Guests
Germany 1979 | 117 Min. | OV
Director: Peter Fleischmann
rated for 0 + years
Trashy, with a great cast and a soundtrack from the young Jean-Michel Jarre: this cultish Utopian end-times drama has been comprehensively restored …
29.09. | CinemaxX 3

Under the Pear Tree

Guests
Germany 2019 | 88 Min. | OV
Director: Uli Edel
rated for 0 + years
To mark the 200th anniversary of Fontane’s birth, the film revisits his famous novella as a psychological study of a village community. Abel and …
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. | Studio

Noah Land

Guests
Germany, Turkey, USA 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Cenk Erturk
rated for 0 + years
A Biblical tree, planted by Noah? In a Turkish village, a father and son get caught up in a web of belief and rumour. In the final stages of a …
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 …
29.09. | CinemaxX 2

The Dead Queen

Guests
Portugal, France, Brazil 2018 | 120 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: António Ferreira
rated for 0 + years
A romantic drama in three acts: the skilfully told story of a couple that go on a fascinating journey through three different epochs and settings …
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. | Abaton GR

Widow of Silence

Guests
India 2018 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Praveen Morchhale
rated for 0 + years
A widow in Kashmir is denied a new start and is instead forced to undergo an odyssey through a maze of corrupt bureaucracy. Aasia is a so-called …
30.09. | CinemaxX 3

Trust me

Guests
Germany 2018 | 89 Min. | OV
Director: Thomas Kronthaler
rated for 0 + years
A suggestive psycho-thriller about the power of trust – and its fragility. On a train journey, doctor and single mother Nina (Lisa Maria …
30.09. | Studio

A Son

Guests
Tunisia, France, Lebanon, Qatar 2019 | 96 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Mehdi M. Barsaoui
rated for 0 + years
While two parents fight for the life of their son, their love threatens to founder on events supposedly long past. Tunesia, summer 2011. Fares, …
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. | CinemaxX 2

Noah Land

Guests
Germany, Turkey, USA 2019 | 109 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Cenk Erturk
rated for 0 + years
A Biblical tree, planted by Noah? In a Turkish village, a father and son get caught up in a web of belief and rumour. In the final stages of 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. | CinemaxX 2

You Will Die at Twenty

Guests
Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar 2019 | 103 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Amjad Abu Alala
rated for 0 + years
Living with a sentence of death: a boy grows up with a curse and is treated in his village like a leper. Shortly after his birth, Muzamil and …
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. | 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

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. | Metropolis

Dark Suns

Guests
Canada 2018 | 155 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Julien Elie
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY An epic search for traces of countless unsolved murders in Mexico. Since the 1970s, thousands of people have been murdered in Mexico …
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 8

Our Mothers

Guests
Guatemala, Belgium, France 2019 | 77 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: César Diaz
rated for 0 + years
20 years after the civil war in Guatemala, the submerged past comes to light thanks to the memories of the women of the time. Ernesto works as a …
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 …
03.10. | Abaton GR

Emu Runner

Guests
Australia 2018 | 95 Min. | OV with German voice over
Director: Imogen Thomas
rated for 0 + years
Nine-year old Gem lives with her Aborigine family in a remote region of Australia. When Gem‘s mother dies suddenly, a wild emu helps her get …
03.10. | Abaton Klein

You Will Die at Twenty

Guests
Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar 2019 | 103 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Amjad Abu Alala
rated for 0 + years
Living with a sentence of death: a boy grows up with a curse and is treated in his village like a leper. Shortly after his birth, Muzamil and …
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. | 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. | CinemaxX 2

Our Mothers

Guests
Guatemala, Belgium, France 2019 | 77 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: César Diaz
rated for 0 + years
20 years after the civil war in Guatemala, the submerged past comes to light thanks to the memories of the women of the time. Ernesto works as a …
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. | Studio

Widow of Silence

Guests
India 2018 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Praveen Morchhale
rated for 0 + years
A widow in Kashmir is denied a new start and is instead forced to undergo an odyssey through a maze of corrupt bureaucracy. Aasia is a so-called …
05.10. | Abaton Klein

Death in the Land of Encantos

Guests
Philippines 2007 | 543 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Lav Diaz
rated for 0 + years
HYBRID When the world goes out of kilter: a nine-hour plunge into a shattered country and the survivors. In 2006, the Philippine region of Bicol …
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 …

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