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  • ARABIAN NIGHTS – VOLUME I, THE RESTLESS ONE

    WINNER EUROPEAN SOUND DESIGNER 2015

    In which Scheherazade tells of the restlessness that befell the country: "It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that in a sad country among all countries, where people dream of mermaids and whales, and unemployment is spreading. In certain places, forests bur...

  • HEAD FULL OF HONEY

    “HONIG IM KOPF” is a story about a special love. The love between TILDA and his grandfather AMANDUS. Amandus is having Alzheimer’s. He actually was the bon vivant, the humorous and beloved head of the family, but now he is acting like a child again. Only the ten-year-old granddaughter Tilda can d...

  • THE LOOK OF SILENCE

    The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated The Act of Killing. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The...

  • ELECTROBOY

    Electroboy tells the breathtaking true life story of a young man who leaves his claustrophobic Swiss surroundings for the wide world in search of fame and recognition. In a series of success stories he reinvents himself time and again, changing settings and careers like other people change their ...

  • DORA OR THE SEXUAL NEUROSES OF OUR PARENTS

    Dora is 18 and bursting with curiosity. Her mother Kristin has recently taken Dora off her sedating medication. The learning disabled young woman throws herself into all that life has to offer – this includes an infatuation with a man. To Kristin's horror the two have a spontaneous sexual encount...

  • TOTO AND HIS SISTERS

    Toto and his Sisters is an astonishing family story set in Romania. During their mother’s imprisonment for dealing drugs, Toto passionately learns street dancing, reading and writing, while his sisters try to keep the family together in a world that has long forgotten what the innocence of childh...

  • SONG OF THE SEA

    WINNER EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2015

    SONG OF THE SEA tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Seal-child – who embark on a fantastic
    journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. The film takes inspiration...

  • EVERY THING WILL BE FINE

    A winter evening. A car on a country road. It’s snowing, visibility is poor. Out of nowhere, a sled comes sliding down a hill. The car comes to a grinding halt. Silence.
    The driver is Tomas, a writer. He cannot be blamed for the tragic accident. It's also not young Christopher's fault, who shoul...

  • THE GOOD LIFE

    Jairo Fuentes is the young leader of the community of Tamaquito, a village in the forests of northern Colombia. Here, nature provides the people with everything they need to survive. For centuries, they’ve hunted in the mountains, foraged for fruit and reared hens, sheep and cattle.
    But the Wayúu...

  • 45 YEARS

    WINNER EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2015

    There is just one week until Kate Mercer’s forty-fifth wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss A...

  • WHO AM I – NO SYSTEM IS SAFE

    BENJAMIN (TOM SCHILLING) is a nobody, an outsider. This changes when he meets the charismatic MAX (ELYAS M‘BAREK). The two of them couldn‘t be more different, but they share one mutual interest: hacking. Together with Max‘s friends, impulsive STEPHAN (WOTAN WILKE MÖHRING) and paranoid PAUL (ANTOI...

  • DANCING WITH MARIA

    Maria Fux is a 90 years old Argentinian dancer. In her studio in the heart of Buenos Aires she is still dancing, teaching and conserving the elegance and the energy of a young performer.
    She accepts all kinds of people in her classes forming integrated groups of dancers. She gives everybody the p...

  • CORN ISLAND

    The Enguri River forms the border between Georgia and the breakaway Republic of Abkhazia. Tensions between the two nations have not abated since the war of 1992-93. Every spring the river brings fertile soil from the Caucasus down to the plains of Abkhazia and northwestern Georgia, creating tiny ...

  • LABYRINTH OF LIES

    Frankfurt 1958: nobody wants to look back to the time of the National Socialist regime. Young prosecuting attorney Johann Radmann comes across some documents that help to initiate the trial against some members of the SS who served in Auschwitz. But both the horrors of the past and the hostility ...

  • DEMOCRATS

    Over the course of more than three years director Camilla Nielsson has been up close in the inner circles of politics in Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe. With the process of creating Zimbabwe's new constitution as the film's narrative backbone, DEMOCRATS tells the unique story of the political elite in ...

  • VICTORIA

    On a night out in Berlin, Victoria meets four young local guys – after joining their group, she becomes their driver when they rob a bank. Finally, as dawn breaks, everyone meets their destiny.

    Direction: Sebastian Schipper

    Script: Sebastian Schipper, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Eike F. Schulz

    Prod...

  • GOOD THINGS AWAIT

    Niels is one of the last idealistic farmers in the agricultural country of Denmark. He makes some of the world's finest products, praised by the consumers, prized by the world's best restaurant, NOMA in Copenhagen, and nursed in harmony with the universe. But Niels' ways of farming in accordance ...

  • THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE

    17 year-old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. Afraid of heights, she has never dared to even enter in one of the cockpits. At a summer aeronautical show, nearby her parent’s lakeside villa, she meets Auste, a local girl of her age, who unlike Sangaile, lives her life to the full with creati...

  • NO LAND'S SONG

    In Iran, since the revolution of 1979, women are no longer allowed to sing in public as soloists - at least in front of men.
    Defying censorship and taboos, the young composer Sara Najafi is determined to organize an official concert for solo female singers. In order to support their fight, Sara a...

  • AFTERTHOUGHT

    Haifa on a sunny day. Moshe is a crumbling man walking up the Carmel Mountain on yet another work day. Will this day mark his collapse? Uri walks down the mountain to board a ship and leave behind all the things he loves and despises. His sense of belonging is losing ground. He is likely to miss ...

  • BOXING FOR FREEDOM

    Sadaf Rahimi is the best female boxer in Afghanistan, but she must deal with her country’s traditions, fear and her own fate in order to be a free woman. Sadaf and her sister Shabnam joined the newly created women’s boxing team at the age of 13, when they returned to their country after being ref...

  • LIMBO

    On the outskirts of a small Southern Danish port town, teenager Sara, connects with schoolteacher Karen in a way that transforms them both. Shot and set in Nakskov, the small Southern Danish island where director Anna Sofie Hartmann grew up, Limbo is a quietly audacious debut film, which thrives ...

  • BABAI

    Ten-year-old Nori and his father Gezim earn their living by selling cigarettes in pre-war Kosovo of the 90s. Gezim will hear nothing of Nori's mother. He is an expert at escaping the past and now he wants to flee Kosovo, without Nori. But the boy tries everything in his means to prevent his dad f...

  • ALL THINGS ABLAZE

    This film is not about the revolution that changed Ukraine this winter. Not exactly. It rather shows a universal pattern of particular kind of uprisings – those ones that end with bloodshed. At first, the noble endeavor for freedom collides with the dark force of repressive rulers. Then eventuall...