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24.09. - 03.10.2020
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25.09. | Cinemaxx 2

Poppie Nongena

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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. | Studio

Bad Roads

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Ukraine 2020 | 105 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Natalya Vorozhbit
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Four short stories from the streets of Donbass. An introduction to a world in which chaos rules and humanity has capitulated. East Ukraine …
25.09. | Passage

Antigone

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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. | Cinemaxx 2

This Is My Desire

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Nigeria 2020 | 110 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] The chronology of a yearning: two moving episodes about two people in the Nigerian capital Lagos and their longing for a new life in Europe. …
25.09. | Studio

Gull

Guests
South Korea 2020 | 75 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Kim Mi-jo
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] In her impressive debut film, director Kim Mijo takes on a subject that in South Korea is a highly controversial taboo: #metoo in Seoul. Obok …
25.09. | Abaton

Bad Boy Lemke

Guests
Germany 2020 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Klaus Lemke
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Hamburg has him to thank for formative Kiez classics like Rocker and Paul. Klaus Lemke, the Wild One of German cinema, turns 80 – and …
25.09. | Passage

Billie

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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 Billie presents hitherto unpublished recordings and shows the singer for …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. | Abaton

My Family and the Wolf

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France 2020 | 80 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Adrià Garcia
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] 9-year old Hugo is spending the summer holidays with his Granny Sara, who is celebrating her 80th birthday. The whole family has made the …
26.09. | Metropolis

Uppercase Print

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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. | Cinemaxx 2

Kuessipan

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Canada 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Myriam Verreault
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A declaration of love to Quebec‘s Innu community: the adaptation of the eponymous novel is a humorous and moving coming-of-age story …
26.09. | Passage

Martin Margiela: In His Own Words

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Germany, Belgium, France 2019 | 91 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Reiner Holzemer
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] DOCUMENTARY Belgian designer Martin Margiela is the »Banksy of Fashion«. 12 years after his departure from the world stage, he reveals …
26.09. | Studio

Sun Inside

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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. | Abaton

Gaza mon amour

Guests
France, Germany, Portugal 2020 | 87 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] An absurd comedy from Gaza. At the centre: an old man in love and the god of male beauty. A Hamburg co-production which ran in Venice in …
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

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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

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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. | Abaton

Reihe für Minis 2020

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Russia, France, Switzerland, Germany 2020 | 60 Min. |
Director:
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Die Decke (Blanket)RUS 2020, 5 min., directed and written by Marina MoshkovaFar, far up in the North lives a very, very moody polar …
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

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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. | Abaton

Kuessipan

Guests
Canada 2019 | 117 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Myriam Verreault
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A declaration of love to Quebec‘s Innu community: the adaptation of the eponymous novel is a humorous and moving coming-of-age story …
27.09. | Metropolis

Martin Margiela: In His Own Words

Guests
Germany, Belgium, France 2019 | 91 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Reiner Holzemer
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] DOCUMENTARY Belgian designer Martin Margiela is the »Banksy of Fashion«. 12 years after his departure from the world stage, he reveals …
27.09. | Studio

The Year of the Discovery

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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

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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

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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

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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. | Metropolis

Orphea

Guests
Germany 2020 | 99 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Alexander Kluge, Khavn de la Cruz
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] ESSAY The second collaboration between Kluge and Khavn is an aesthetic mash-up – with a wonderful accomplice in Lilith Stangenberg. While in …
27.09. | Cinemaxx 1

Kajillionaire

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USA 2020 | 115 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Miranda July
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] The new film from multimedia artist Miranda July is a comedy about a family of tricksters, as original as it is moving. Petty criminals Theresa …
27.09. | Studio

Caterpillars

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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

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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. | Cinemaxx 3

Tragic Jungle

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Mexico, France, Colombia 2020 | 96 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Yulene Olaizola
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Jungle, demons and a mysterious yong woman: the new film from Mexican director Yulene Olaizola plunges deep into the mythological world of the …
27.09. | Passage

No

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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 …
27.09. | Metropolis

Gull

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South Korea 2020 | 75 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Kim Mi-jo
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] In her impressive debut film, director Kim Mijo takes on a subject that in South Korea is a highly controversial taboo: #metoo in Seoul. Obok …
28.09. | Abaton

Perfect 10

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United Kingdom 2019 | 83 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Eva Riley
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Leigh lives with her father on the outskirts of Brighton. A talented gymnast, the 14-year old is busy preparing for her first tournament. …
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

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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. | Passage

Run Uje Run

Guests
Sweden 2020 | 77 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Henrik Schyffert
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Suddenly it’s Parkinson's: Uje Brandelius, singer of the Stockholm pop band Doktor Kosmos, plays himself in this moving Swedish comedy. Uje …
28.09. | Metropolis

The Seeds We Sow

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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. | Abaton

Bad Roads

Guests
Ukraine 2020 | 105 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Natalya Vorozhbit
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Four short stories from the streets of Donbass. An introduction to a world in which chaos rules and humanity has capitulated. East Ukraine …
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 1

Hope Gap

Guests
United Kingdom 2019 | 100 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: William Nicholson
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Scenes from a marriage: Annette Bening and Bill Nighy star in a razor-sharp drama about a couple united in the pain of separation. It's …
29.09. | Studio

Gaza mon amour

Guests
France, Germany, Portugal 2020 | 87 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] An absurd comedy from Gaza. At the centre: an old man in love and the god of male beauty. A Hamburg co-production which ran in Venice in …
29.09. | Passage

Spring Blossom

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France 2020 | 73 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Suzanne Lindon
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] The debut film of this 20-year old director and lead actor Suzanne Lindon is a tender amour fou between a schoolgirl and an actor. Crackling, …
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 …
29.09. | Cinemaxx 1

Rascal

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France 2020 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Peter Dourountzis
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] With a Satanic main character, this remarkable debut film portrays the destructive fascination of evil. Djé is a man without a history, a …
29.09. | Studio

Bad Boy Lemke

Guests
Germany 2020 | 90 Min. | OV
Director: Klaus Lemke
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Hamburg has him to thank for formative Kiez classics like Rocker and Paul. Klaus Lemke, the Wild One of German cinema, turns 80 – and …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 2

River of Grass

Guests
USA 1994 | 76 Min. | OV
Director: Kelly Reichardt
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Kelly Reichardt's »amazing first film« (Todd Haynes). In her debut film, which was rarely shown in Germany, the director returns to the …
30.09. | Cinemaxx 1

Gagarine

Guests
France 2020 | 97 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Between tower block and orbit: the story of a young fan of space travel from the banlieue is an expedition into the power of the imagination …
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. | Abaton

Apples

Guests
Greece, Poland, Slovakia 2020 | 90 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Christos Nikou
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] In the midst of a pandemic which leads to memory loss, a man takes part in a test programme for a new treatment. An intelligent and at the …
30.09. | Passage

Kajillionaire

Guests
USA 2020 | 115 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Miranda July
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] The new film from multimedia artist Miranda July is a comedy about a family of tricksters, as original as it is moving. Petty criminals Theresa …
30.09. | Hansafilmstudio Bergedorf

Hope Gap

Guests
United Kingdom 2019 | 100 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: William Nicholson
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Scenes from a marriage: Annette Bening and Bill Nighy star in a razor-sharp drama about a couple united in the pain of separation. It's …
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

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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. | Abaton

Orphea

Guests
Germany 2020 | 99 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Alexander Kluge, Khavn de la Cruz
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] ESSAY The second collaboration between Kluge and Khavn is an aesthetic mash-up – with a wonderful accomplice in Lilith Stangenberg. While in …
30.09. | Studio

Tragic Jungle

Guests
Mexico, France, Colombia 2020 | 96 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Yulene Olaizola
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Jungle, demons and a mysterious yong woman: the new film from Mexican director Yulene Olaizola plunges deep into the mythological world of the …
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.

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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. | Passage

Ema

Guests
Chile 2019 | 107 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Pablo Larraín
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Pablo Larraín powerfully tests the limits of modern cinema. Ema is the portrait of a woman in flames. Their lives are as experimental and …
01.10. | Astor

Run Uje Run

Guests
Sweden 2020 | 77 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Henrik Schyffert
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Suddenly it’s Parkinson's: Uje Brandelius, singer of the Stockholm pop band Doktor Kosmos, plays himself in this moving Swedish comedy. Uje …
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 3

Sweat

Guests
Poland, Sweden 2020 | 106 Min. | OV with German and English subtitles
Director: Magnus von Horn
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] 600,000 followers and one stalker: in this Instagram drama from Poland, staged life collides with unvarnished reality. Sylwia lives …
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. | Metropolis

Who is afraid of ideology

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Lebanon, Syria 2019 | 51 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Marwa Arsanios
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] »The destruction of nature is an integral part of the politics of assimilation and incorporation as practised by the dominant states of …
02.10. | Metropolis

Piqueuses

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Germany, Mauritius 2019 | 84 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Kate Tessa Lee, Tom Schön
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Marie Louise Édouard lives on the island of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean. She’s stopped diving for octopus, which used to be her …
02.10. | Cinemaxx 2

Reborn

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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 3

River of Grass

Guests
USA 1994 | 76 Min. | OV
Director: Kelly Reichardt
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Kelly Reichardt's »amazing first film« (Todd Haynes). In her debut film, which was rarely shown in Germany, the director returns to the …
02.10. | Abaton

Gagarine

Guests
France 2020 | 97 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Between tower block and orbit: the story of a young fan of space travel from the banlieue is an expedition into the power of the imagination …
02.10. | Cinemaxx 1

Sweat

Guests
Poland, Sweden 2020 | 106 Min. | OV with German and English subtitles
Director: Magnus von Horn
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] 600,000 followers and one stalker: in this Instagram drama from Poland, staged life collides with unvarnished reality. Sylwia lives …
02.10. | Passage

Run Uje Run

Guests
Sweden 2020 | 77 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Henrik Schyffert
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Suddenly it’s Parkinson's: Uje Brandelius, singer of the Stockholm pop band Doktor Kosmos, plays himself in this moving Swedish comedy. Uje …
02.10. | Metropolis

Present Perfect

Guests
USA, Hong Kong 2019 | 124 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Regie Shengze Zhu
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Live streaming has been huge in China since 2016, a market worth billions. In so-called showrooms, self-publicists known as anchors …
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. | 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. | Metropolis

Purple Sea

Guests
Germany 2019 | 67 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Amel Alzakout, Khaled Abdulwahed
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] The boat has sunk, people are in the water. Only occasionally does the camera briefly surface, as if coming up for air – only to then …
02.10. | Abaton

This Is My Desire

Guests
Nigeria 2020 | 110 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] The chronology of a yearning: two moving episodes about two people in the Nigerian capital Lagos and their longing for a new life in Europe. …
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 …
02.10. | Passage

Rascal

Guests
France 2020 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Peter Dourountzis
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] With a Satanic main character, this remarkable debut film portrays the destructive fascination of evil. Djé is a man without a history, a …
03.10. | Abaton

Perfect 10

Guests
United Kingdom 2019 | 83 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Eva Riley
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Leigh lives with her father on the outskirts of Brighton. A talented gymnast, the 14-year old is busy preparing for her first tournament. …
03.10. | Metropolis

At the Bottom of the Sea

Guests
Germany 2019 | 49 Min. | OV
Director: Karsten Krause
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] The South-West of Texas was once part of the sea bed and has over time become mountains, prairie and desert. With almost archaeological …
03.10. | Metropolis

Nach zwei Stunden waren zehn Minuten vergangen

Guests
Germany 2020 | 20 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Steffen Goldkamp
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Rituals of waiting: sitting on the bed, lying, sleeping. Routines of vigilance: searching cisterns, opening presents, reading letters. A …
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. | Abaton

Ema

Guests
Chile 2019 | 107 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Pablo Larraín
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Pablo Larraín powerfully tests the limits of modern cinema. Ema is the portrait of a woman in flames. Their lives are as experimental and …
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. | Passage

Hope Gap

Guests
United Kingdom 2019 | 100 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: William Nicholson
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] Scenes from a marriage: Annette Bening and Bill Nighy star in a razor-sharp drama about a couple united in the pain of separation. It's …
03.10. | Cinemaxx 1

Never Gonna Snow Again

Guests
Germany, Poland 2020 | 113 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] A profound Polish social satire about a masseur who becomes a guru for Warsaw’s high society. The Ukrainian migrant Zhenia works as …
03.10. | Abaton

Spring Blossom

Guests
France 2020 | 73 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Suzanne Lindon
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] The debut film of this 20-year old director and lead actor Suzanne Lindon is a tender amour fou between a schoolgirl and an actor. Crackling, …
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. | Passage

Apples

Guests
Greece, Poland, Slovakia 2020 | 90 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Christos Nikou
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] In the midst of a pandemic which leads to memory loss, a man takes part in a test programme for a new treatment. An intelligent and at the …
03.10. | Metropolis

If it Were Love

Guests
France 2020 | 82 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Patric Chiha
rated for 0 + years
[⏵] How do you transform a dance performance of layered movements and time shifts into a kind of loose literary adaptation for the cinema? …

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