10.05. ‐ 15.05.2022

LICHTER Sommerkino

From July 1, 2021, selected highlights of this year's film program can be seen open-air at the LICHTER Sommerkino.

Altes Polizeipräsidium
Eingang über Ludwigstraße 18
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Admission: 10,00 €
Tickets here

Doors open at 07:30 p.m., movie starts at 09:00 p.m.
In compliance with current hygiene measures to contain the pandemic, the number of tickets per screening is limited.


The Truffle Hunters

Thursday, July 8th, 2021


It's a long, long journey for a truffle. From the depths of the underground in the Italian woods to an immaculate plate in one of the most expensive restaurants, The Truffle Hunters shows how an entire industry works. But at the grassroots level, it all comes down to a few old men and their sniffer dogs. This heartwarming documentary follows the daily lives of these hunters in the midst of a dilemma: how to continue their traditional way of obtaining truffles without bowing to the pressures of the capitalist market. The humanistic attitude of the film shows us that without the unique and loving relationship of these men with their dogs, truffle hunting would not exist. Can they resist an ever-changing world?


The Truffle Hunters; Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw; ITA/USA/GR 2020; 84 Min.; FSK: ab 16; OmeU

Schoolgirls (Las Niñas)

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021


In every child's life, there comes a moment when they realize that the world is so much bigger than they thought. For 11-year-old Celia, that moment comes when she meets Brisa, a new classmate at her Catholic school. Amidst a conservative environment and the company of her friends, in music, dancing, teasing and asking questions, Celia tries to find the liberation she needs.

The screening of this film is made possible with the kind support of Instituto Cervantes.


Schoolgirls (Las Niñas); Pilar Palomero; ESP 2020; 97 Min.; FSK: ab 12; OmeU

Wer Wir Waren

Thursday, July 1st, 2021


Before he died, the journalist Roger Willemsen stated: „We were those who knew but did not understand, full of information but lacking insight, rich in knowledge but poor in experience. Thus, we walked on, unstopped by ourselves.”

Inspired by these thoughts, the documentary Wer wir waren takes us on a tour through the present of humankind – from the uncharted depths of the ocean to the inconceivability of space, from modern technical developments to the consequences of climate change. The film focuses on six protagonists, among them the marine scientist Sylvia Earle and the astronaut Alexander Gerst. By following these protagonists, the film investigates the challenges of our times and presents models of how we can shape a future that is worth living.

Wer wir waren is shown in cooperation with the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.


Wer wir waren; Marc Bauder; D 2021, 115 Min., OmdU

street line

Sunday, July 4th, 2021


Ten years after shooting the documentary film Kleine Wölfe, directors Justin Peach and Lisa Engelbach return to Nepal to find out what has become of the street boy from back then. Sonu is now an adult and father of a young daughter. With the support of his two sisters, he tries to take care of three-year-old Sona. In the hope of giving her a childhood that he and his siblings were denied, he goes through a drug withdrawal that is supposed to enable him to build a new life. When Sona and her friends play in the sun-drenched streets of Kathmandu, their parents' drug problems and financial hardships seem momentarily forgotten. In fact, however, they are felt in all areas of life and threaten to fatally predetermine the future of these children.


Award Winner, 14th LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International

street line; Justin Peach, Lisa Engelbach; D 2021, 79 Min., FSK: ab 12 Jahren, OmdU

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Friday, July 2nd,2021


Sam and his girlfriend Abeer are separated by the Syrian civil war. While he flees Syria, she is pressured by her family to marry a Syrian diplomat. In Lebanon, Sam meets an artist who wants to make him his artwork - in exchange for a Schengen visa. In order to be reunited with the love of his life, Sam agrees to this deal, unaware that he is selling more than "just" his skin.


The Man Who Sold His Skin; Kaouther Ben Hania; TUN/F/D/BE/SWE 2020; 104 Min.; FSK: ab 12; OmdU