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SHOWING 91 FILMS FROM GERMANY
Edgar

EDGAR

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Directed By: Fabian Busch and Fabian Busch
  • Country: Germany
Recent retiree Edgar feels unneeded by society until he hatches a plan to change his life. |Read More
Elles

ELLES

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Malgoska Szumowska and Malgoska Szumowska
  • Country: Germany, France, Poland
Juliette Binoche, exquisite and involved as always, stars in this sophisticated, sexually charged drama as Anne, a journalist getting in too deep with the research for her article on college students working as prostitutes. As the surprising stories of her two candid subjects stir up Anne's image of femininity, she wonders if life with her workaholic husband and two spacey sons is all that different from her subjects' lives. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)
Flat

FLAT

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Arnon Goldfinger
  • Country: Germany, Israel
At age 98, director Arnon Goldfinger's grandmother passed away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared since immigrating to Palestine from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. In this emotionally riveting documentary, Goldfinger follows the hints they left behind in a lifetime's collection of documents to investigate long-buried family secrets and uncover the mystery of his grandparents' painful past. |Read More
Documentary, Relationships
Football Under Cover

FOOTBALL UNDER COVER

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: David Assmann and Ayat Najafi
  • Country: Germany
When the members of a Berlin women's football team (we call it "soccer") learn to their surprise that they have counterparts in Iran, but that those women have never been allowed to play an actual game, they set out for Tehran to make the impossible happen. Co-hosted with Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival. |Read More
Sports
For Your Own Safety

FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 15 minutes
  • Directed By: Florian Heinzen-Ziob
  • Country: Germany
Jonas works at the hand baggage screening at an airport. He is obsessed with preventing the next terrorist attack. But neither his colleagues, nor his boss appreciate his commitment… |Read More
Drama
Fraulein

FRAULEIN

A brilliant portrait of three women from former Yugoslavia-one Croat, one Serb and one Bosnian-searching for "home" in the cold, alienating light of contemporary Zurich, and coming to terms with the war that lives in each of them. In Swiss-German, German, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian. |Read More
Female Director(s)
Freetime Machos

FREETIME MACHOS

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Mika Ronkainen and Mika Ronkainen
  • Country: Germany, Finland
Matti and Mikko play for Finland's worst amateur rugby team. Overworked and domesticated, the two men long for a space to revel in their masculinity and bond with other men. Following the two friends and their teammates on a quest to end the season with just a single win, award-winning writer/director Mika Ronkainen (Screaming Men) crafts a genuine and disarmingly funny love story about modern male friendship. |Read More
Sports, Documentary
Free Will

FREE WILL

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 163 minutes
  • Directed By: Matthias Glasner
  • Country: Germany
This sometimes shockingly graphic German film delves into the dark and complex world of Theo, a convicted rapist released from prison and readjusting to civilian life. The path he follows is rarely straight, and when he makes an attempt at a romantic relationship, The Free Will expands into a compelling, multi-layered exploration of uncharted psychological territory. |Read More
Drama
Harmony Lessons

HARMONY LESSONS

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 115 minutes
  • Directed By: Emir Baigazin
  • Country: Germany, France
Symbolism and striking cinematography help us navigate the complicated landscape of a teenager’s mind in this insightful Kazakh film about violence among children. After enduring frequent humiliation at the hands of the class bully, thirteen-year-old Aslan snaps, triggering an intense psychological reaction. Emir Baigazin artfully explores the strength of the survival instinct when public life pushes us beyond our limits. |Read More
Drama
Here and There

HERE AND THERE

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Darko Lungulov
  • Country: USA, Germany, Serbia
Miserable middle-aged musician Robert suddenly finds himself homeless and in need of quick cash. He accepts an offer from a young, enterprising Serbian immigrant named Branko: Travel to Belgrade, marry Branko's girlfriend, and bring her back to New York. But while on the trip, Robert meets Branko's mother, discovers that happiness comes when least expected, and begins to question whether money or love would be the true cure to his ills. |Read More
Drama, Comedy
Hologram for the King

HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Directed By: Tom Tykwer
  • Country: USA, Germany
In Tom Tykwer's wryly comic adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel, Tom Hanks stars as a struggling American businessman who travels to Saudi Arabia to sell a new technology to the King, only to be challenged by endless Middle Eastern bureaucracy, a perpetually absent monarch, and a suspicious growth on his back. |Read More
Drama
Houston We Have a Problem

HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM

The space race and NASA’s moon landing are as much part of our national identity as they are fodder for conspiracy theories. Houston, We Have a Problem! adds new material to the discussion on both fronts, as filmmaker Žiga Virc investigates the myth of a secret multi-billion-dollar deal involving America’s purchase of Yugoslavia’s space program in the early 1960s. |Read More
Drama, Documentary
Impy's Island

IMPY'S ISLAND

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Country: Germany
In this fun-filled CGI animation, Professor Tiberton's island school of wacky creatures includes a talking penguin, lizard, shoebill and his adopted son. One day, an egg buried in an iceberg floats ashore and hatches something amazing-Impy, a baby dinosaur! But when a king wants to take Impy as a trophy, the group must protect their new friend. In English. Ages 4+ |Read More
Comedy, Animation
Island of the Hungry Ghosts

ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Gabrielle Brady
  • Country: Germany, UK, Australia
Christmas Island, Australia, is home to one of the largest land migrations on earth—that of forty million crabs journeying from jungle to sea. But the jungle holds another secret: a high-security facility that indefinitely detains individuals seeking asylum. |Read More
Drama, Environmental, Female Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Female Screenwriter(s)
James Benning - Circling the Image

JAMES BENNING - CIRCLING THE IMAGE

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Reinhard Wulf and Erik Moe
  • Country: Germany
Documentarian Wulf accompanies Benning, whose work takes a meditative look at the American landscape, as he embarks on scouting locations and shooting his feature, 13 Lakes (2002). Ever-faithful to his 16mm camera, Benning's long takes are influenced by large-format still photography, in which he captures the subtle interplay of sunlight on water and allows the film's emulsion to be projected onto the screen. |Read More
Junction 48

JUNCTION 48

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Udi Aloni
  • Country: USA, Germany, Israel
Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Junction 48 charts the musical ambitions of Kareem, an aspiring rapper from the town of Lod. A heartbreaking portrayal of the intersection of personal and political tragedies, Junction 48 questions to what extent music can be dissociated from politics. |Read More
Drama, Music