10.05. ‐ 15.05.2022

Film Series Future German Film

When people talk about the future of German film, they usually think of young filmmakers. In order to show and support their films, quite a few young talent awards are offered. But what about the future of German film, regardless of the biological age of its filmmakers?

This is what the film series ZUKUNFT DEUTSCHER FILM is all about. Its curation focuses on German film itself! It wants to track down its opportunities and lines of development, to strengthen it where it has the most artistic confidence, and finally to show that German film, in its most successful cases, is far better than its reputation.

Location

TUE, 10. MayLichter FilmfestLichter Filmfest

20:00 h

Aşk, Mark ve Ölüm – Liebe, D Mark und Tod

Section: Future German Cinema

Direction: Cem Kaya

Documentary, 2022

Language: Original with English Subtitles

Playtime: 96 min

Berlinale 2022 - Winner Audience Award

Hessian premiere

(In presence of the director)

Tuesday, 10. May 2022, 20:00, Cantate-Saal – Volksbühne Im Großen Hirschgraben

In Cem Kaya’s documentary essay, which tells the story of their 60-year musical culture in Germany, migrant workers don’t remain the mere footnote in the supposed success story of the German economic miracle which they are so often reduced to. Instead, the film makes their experiences, desires, and their anger at their circumstances vividly audible and visible against the backdrop of German contemporary history.

WED, 11. MayLichter FilmfestLichter Filmfest

17:15 h

Aşk, Mark ve Ölüm – Liebe, D Mark und Tod

Section: Future German Cinema

Direction: Cem Kaya

Documentary, 2022

Language: Original with English Subtitles

Playtime: 96 min

Berlinale 2022 - Winner Audience Award

Wednesday, 11. May 2022, 17:15, Pupille Kino

In Cem Kaya’s documentary essay, which tells the story of their 60-year musical culture in Germany, migrant workers don’t remain the mere footnote in the supposed success story of the German economic miracle which they are so often reduced to. Instead, the film makes their experiences, desires, and their anger at their circumstances vividly audible and visible against the backdrop of German contemporary history.

20:00 h

Komm mit mir in das Cinema – Die Gregors

Section: Future German Cinema

Direction: Alice Agneskirchner

Documentary, 2022

Language: Original language

Playtime: 155 min

Hessian premiere

(In presence of the director)

Wednesday, 11. May 2022, 20:00, Kino im DFF

Life without cinema is possible, but pointless. True to this motto, Erika and Ulrich Gregor have travelled all over the world since 1957 to find unusual films and bring them to Berlin. In the associative montage "Komm mit mir in das Cinema", film history, German contemporary history are combined with the life of the Gregor’s today, and thus paint a vivid picture of the film culture of the last 70 years.

21:30 h

AEIOU - Das schnelle Alphabet der Liebe

Section: Future German Cinema

Direction: Nicolette Krebitz

Feature film, 2022

Language: German and French with English subtitles

Playtime: 104 min

Hessian premiere

Wednesday, 11. May 2022, 21:30, Cantate-Saal – Volksbühne Im Großen Hirschgraben

The glory days as an actress are over for 60-year-old Anna. She lives alone, but has a good friend and confidant in her neighbor Michel. Anna reluctantly accepts a job as a language coach for 17-year-old Adrian. In the student she recognizes the young man who recently stole her handbag on the street. Irresistible - this word describes the light-footed and humorous story of an impossible love between two very different people.

THU, 12. MayLichter FilmfestLichter Filmfest

17:30 h

Zum Tod meiner Mutter

Section: Future German Cinema

Direction: Jessica Krummacher

Feature film, 2022

Language: Original language

Playtime: 135 min

World premiere in the Section Encounters – Berlinale 2022

Hessian premiere

Thursday, 12. May 2022, 17:30, Mal Seh'n Kino

Kerstin is terminally ill. She decides to stop eating to end her suffering. Her daughter Juliane is supporting her in this. Very slowly, she says goodbye, in silence by her mother’s side at a care home. She wants to help her but knows that she cannot take the death her mother yearns for from her. Days turn into weeks.

20:15 h

L’état et moi

Section: Future German Cinema

Direction: Max Linz

Feature film, 2022

Language: Original language (German-French), partially with German subtitles

Playtime: 85 min

Hessian premiere
(In presence of the director)

Thursday, 12. May 2022, 20:15, Kino im DFF

Judge Praetorius-Camusot falters in her juridical routines when an exhibit awakens from a 150-year slumber during the celebrations of German-French relationships: composer Hans List from the Paris community looks just like her, resulting in a slapstick chain reaction. The ZEIT named the film as one of the best ten works of this year’s Berlinale.

21:00 h

Axiom

Section: Future German Cinema

Direction: Jöns Jönsson

Feature film, 2022

Language: Original language

Playtime: 112 min

Berlinale 2022 - Competition film

Hessian premiere

Thursday, 12. May 2022, 21:00, Cantate-Saal – Volksbühne Im Großen Hirschgraben

The eloquent museum attendant Julius is popular with everyone. When he invites his colleagues to a sailing trip on his aristocratic family’s boat, an exciting getaway seems in store. But things turn out differently: shortly before the trip begins, Julius suffers an epileptic seizure and ends up in the hospital. His mother shows concern, but less for his health than for the absurd family history. Is it a mere misunderstanding, as Julius says, or is he not who he claims to be?

FRI, 13. MayLichter FilmfestLichter Filmfest

19:30 h

Blutsauger

Section: Future German Cinema

Direction: Julian Radlmaier

Feature film, 2021

Language: Original language

Playtime: 127 min

Friday, 13. May 2022, 19:30, Mal Seh'n Kino

In August 1928, Soviet factory worker Ljowuschka is cast to portray Trotzky in director Sergei Eisenstein’s film "Oktober". But his dreams of a life as an artist are shattered when the real Trotzky falls out of favour with Stalin and he is cut from the film. Henceforth, the romantic dreamer wants to try his luck in Hollywood. Too bad that right now he's falling in love with an eccentric millionaire who also has bloodsuckers in tow.

20:30 h

Alle reden übers Wetter

Section: Future German Cinema

Direction: Annika Pinske

Feature film, 2022

Language: Original language

Playtime: 89 min

Hessian premiere

Friday, 13. May 2022, 20:30, Kino im DFF

Clara is 39 years old and doing a PhD in philosophy in Berlin. She has mastered the art of rhetoric, conducts research into Hegel and spends what little time remains with her patient teenage daughter Emma and her secret affair with one of her students. When Clara and her daughter travel to the Mecklenburg provinces for her mother's birthday, she finds herself in her past for a short time. What is it like going back to the place of your childhood?

SAT, 14. MayLichter FilmfestLichter Filmfest

18:00 h

Schweigend steht der Wald

Section: Future German Cinema

Direction: Saralisa Volm

Feature film, 2022

Language: Original language

Playtime: 95 min

Berlinale 2022 - Section Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Hessian premiere

(In presence of the director)

Saturday, 14. May 2022, 18:00, Eldorado Filmtheater

Not quite by coincidence, the talented forestry intern Anja ends up in the Upper Palatinate Forest, the place where her father disappeared without a trace 20 years ago in unexplained circumstances. Immediately after her arrival, a gruesome murder happens in the nearby village. Anja suspects a connection between this crime and her father’s disappearance and begins an investigation into her family’s past. When she discovers an anomaly in the soil while collecting soil samples, the well-kept history of the village starts to unravel.

19:30 h

Blutsauger

Section: Future German Cinema

Direction: Julian Radlmaier

Feature film, 2021

Language: Original language

Playtime: 127 min

(In presence of the director)

Saturday, 14. May 2022, 19:30, Mal Seh'n Kino

In August 1928, Soviet factory worker Ljowuschka is cast to portray Trotzky in director Sergei Eisenstein’s film "Oktober". But his dreams of a life as an artist are shattered when the real Trotzky falls out of favour with Stalin and he is cut from the film. Henceforth, the romantic dreamer wants to try his luck in Hollywood. Too bad that right now he's falling in love with an eccentric millionaire who also has bloodsuckers in tow.

SUN, 15. MayLichter FilmfestLichter Filmfest

19:30 h

Blutsauger

Section: Future German Cinema

Direction: Julian Radlmaier

Feature film, 2021

Language: Original language

Playtime: 127 min

Sunday, 15. May 2022, 19:30, Mal Seh'n Kino

In August 1928, Soviet factory worker Ljowuschka is cast to portray Trotzky in director Sergei Eisenstein’s film "Oktober". But his dreams of a life as an artist are shattered when the real Trotzky falls out of favour with Stalin and he is cut from the film. Henceforth, the romantic dreamer wants to try his luck in Hollywood. Too bad that right now he's falling in love with an eccentric millionaire who also has bloodsuckers in tow.