Films

Fiction

7500

7500” is a film set exclusively in an airplane cockpit and, in a fictional context, explores the human aspect that surely exists behind the terrorism of today. Within the boundaries of a cramped space, the film investigates fatal dependencies, the fear of the unknown and the difficult question of who is a perpetrator and who is a victim.

THE INNOCENT

Andreas wants Ruth back after twenty years. But Ruth loves Jesus.

Fiction

LOS PERROS

Mariana (40), a Chilean upper-class woman, is trapped in the role her father and husband have created for her. She finds solace in the company of Juan (70), a riding instructor and a former colonel with a shady past.

Fiction

MONSTER

MONSTER tells the story of 60-year-old Charlotte, who leaves her husband Paul behind at a pull-in station, and says goodbye to her old life. This decision triggers an astonishing chain of events that send Charlotte, Paul, their daughter Alex, and their granddaughter Jo, on a journey, where they will come to meet one another, and experience love and life anew.

Fiction

HUNTING SEASON

A violent teenager reunites with his hunter father in the southern woods, where he confronts his own ability to love and kill.

Fiction

INVISIBLE

Ely (17) finds out that she is pregnant. Besides going to school, she keeps herself and her depressive mother afloat with a casual job in a veterinary practice. Her boss, the unborn child’s father, is urging her to have an abortion. But Ely’s loneliness and growing inner rage bring up more and more doubts in her. Whatever decision she makes, there will be no turning back.

Fiction

MY HAPPY FAMILY

Tbilisi, Georgia 2016. A patriarchal society, where three generations of an ordinary Georgian family live together under one roof. Everyone is shocked when 52 year old Manana decides to move out and live alone, leaving her parents, grown-up children and husband behind. A journey into the unknown begins.

Fiction

ANA, MON AMOUR

ANA, MON AMOUR is a story of extreme love. Ana and Toma decide to fight for their relationship in spite of Ana’s mental illness and the tension inherent in the social differences of their family backgrounds, and they create a union that develops into co-dependency. It is a psychogram of a relationship, whose existence is threatened by its own extreme nature.

 

Fiction

VOLT

This dystopian vision of the near future is about police officer Volt who kills the refugee Hesham during an operation. The deed goes unpunished, but Volt’s feeling of guilt drives him into his victim’s world. During the day a police officer, at night on the other side, he witnesses how the riots caused by his deed escalate. The pressure is rising, both from inside and out, and Volt realizes that his deed is unforgivable.

Fiction

SAMUI SONG

Viyada, a soap opera actress in her mid-thirties, is married to Jerome, a rich foreign national. But Jerome’s growing obsession with a cult-like religious sect named Buddhakaya and its charismatic leader The Holy One puts Viyada, a non-believer, in an increasingly compromising situation. Just when there seems to be no escape for her, she encounters Guy Spencer, a mysterious man who claims that he can rid her of her problems permanently – for a high price. But things do not go as planned, and Viyada is forced to take drastic measures in order to escape once and for all from the influence of The Holy One.

Non-Fiction

SCHULE, SCHULE – DIE ZEIT NACH BERG FIDEL

SCHULE, SCHULE – DIE ZEIT NACH BERG FIDEL builds on Hella Wender’s debut BERG FIDEL (2012). We follow David, Jacob, Anita and Lucas on their way through the German school system, however, we don’t remain seated at their school desks – we learn what drives them and which doors are open to them.

Fiction

APPRENTICE

Aiman, a 28-year-old correctional officer, is transferred to the territory’s top prison. He strikes up a friendship with Rahim, who is revealed to be the chief executioner of the prison, and one of the world’s most prolific. Can Aiman overcome his conscience and a past that haunts him to become the executioner’s apprentice?

Fiction

THE WOUNDED ANGEL

It's summer in 1990’s Kazakhstan, shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The lives of four teenagers are about to take an irreversible turn...

Fiction

BOX

Every day they walk down the same cobblestone streets of the old provincial town without knowing each other. But when they finally meet one day, there is no turning back. Rafael is a nineteen-year-old gypsy, striving to become a great boxer, Cristina is in her mid-thirties, actress at the local theatre – two lives that couldn’t be more different and that aren’t meant to overlap. Nevertheless, in the turmoil between theatre and boxing they find a common rhythm and love.

Fiction

THE BODA BODA THIEVES

East Africa, Uganda, Kampala: amidst the city’s crowded streets, Abel stands at the threshold of adulthood. Against his will, Abel has to take over his father’s boda boda, a motorcycle taxi. The freedom that this change in circumstances suddenly gives him, puts his idea of life to the test, as the boda boda opens up unforeseen possibilities for the young man. This film holds deep insights into an urbanised African society and its shadow zones.

Fiction

MY BROTHER'S KEEPER

While trying to find out where his missing brother Pietschi has gone, Gregor immerses himself deeper and deeper into the life of his younger sibling. Eventually, Gregor starts to wear Pietschi’s clothes, listens to his music and begins an affair with his ex-girlfriend. Finally, Gregor gets close to losing his own sense of self…

Fiction

THE DISOBEDIENT

THE DISOBEDIENT is the story of two young adults sharing a past whose paths cross again in the present. In this road movie, Leni and Lazar embark on a search for their childhood and for a way to a future together. In the countryside of Yugoslavia they encounter the boundaries between expectations and reality.

Non-Fiction

MONEY - A CONFUSED USER'S GUIDE

MONEY brings light into the density of the economical jungle that surrounds us, and which created the real estate crisis, the banking crisis and not least a fundamental crisis of meaning. During this journey of exploration, the aim is not simply to point an accusatory finger at the ones in power, but to try to get to the root of the problem.

Non-Fiction

WHO IS THOMAS MÜLLER?

WHO IS THOMAS MÜLLER? is a tongue-in-cheek search for the phantom of the average German. The transmedia project questions whether there is even such a thing as the "typical German” or “Germanness”.

Non-Fiction

BECAUSE I WAS A PAINTER

An unprecedented investigation into the artworks created secretly in Nazi concentration and death camps.

Non-Fiction

TOUR DU FASO

TOUR DU FASO takes the audience time travelling back to pre-commercialised decades. Following the Tour du Faso, we learn more about cycling, Africa and the extraordinary fighting spirit of the underdogs.

Fiction

KID

Consistently told from the perspective of a child, the audience experiences a family tragedy. Just like the seven-year-old protagonist "Kid", we can only guess as to what is actually going on around him, however, we feel the emotional reverberations with great intensity…

Fiction

AMID VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS

AMID VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS on the one hand tells the story of a man who loses everything and painfully rebuilds his life, and on the other hand creates an accessible and emotional metaphor of loss and reconstruction, of waste and recycling…

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