HIERNAMAALS | AFTERLIFE

HIERNAMAALS | AFTERLIFE

NL 2019. D: Willem Bosch. A: Willem Bosch. 93 min. Feature. Dutch OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over. Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 14

GERMAN PREMIERE

Is there an afterlife? Yes, and you can find milk shakes there! Sam discovers this after her own death. She also meets her mother again. But although everything seems wonderful in the afterlife and even the angels meet secretly to celebrate with the people, Sam is supposed to return. And while she gets the chance to live her life again, the decisions don’t get any easier! Light-footed and never irreverent, HIERNAMAALS illuminates the subject of depression and negotiates philosophical heavyweights such as destiny and freedom of will with fantasy and humour. (AB)

SAT, 21.9. | 2 pm | Kino des DFF
THU, 26.9. | 11 am | CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Creative Producer Felix van Gisbergen

DIRECTOR

Willem Bosch studied at the Dutch Film Academy in Amsterdam and began his career as a screenwriter for film, TV and commercial clip productions. He started directing short films in 2009, HIERNAMAALS is his feature film debut.

Filmography (selection)
2018 HIERNAMAALS | 2015 WEG MET WILLEM (short) | 2010 SCROLL LOCK (short) | 2009 UITGELEEFD (short)

HOME

HOME

FR 2009. D: Yann Arthus-Bertrand. A: Isabelle Delannoy, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Denis Carot, Yen Le Van. Documentary. 89 min. Eng. Version with German ST. No age restriction. Recommended from age 13.

The French photographer and journalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand shows the earth in breathtaking pictures from above and at the same time points out the destruction of this beauty by humanity.
With his impressive aerial shots, HOME is made for the big screen, leaving behind a feeling of hope and motivation instead of the resignation that dominates this theme.

HOME has made history on World Environment Day, 5 June 2009: That day the film was released in cinemas, on DVD, on television and on the Internet, and at the same time broadcasted in Paris on screens at the Eiffel Tower. The impressive images opened people’s eyes throughout Europe and even influenced the 2009 elections, when the Green Party doubled their results. (Anna, Joshua)

FRI, 20.9. | 6.30 pm | Kino des DFF
THU, 26.9. | 10.30 am | CineStar Metropolis

This film is under a creative-commons license. Admission is free.

SHORT FILM 13+ PROGRAM 4

COMPETITION SHORT FILMS 13+ Program 4 | 15+

PROGRAM 4 | recommended from age 15

SCREENINGS

TUE, 24.9. | 11 am | CineStar Metropolis                  
THU, 26.9. | 9 am | CineStar Metropolis

With english subtitles and German voice-over.

ALL FILMS AS GERMAN PREMIERE.

Program suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 15.

LES ENFANTS DE LA BAIE | BAY KIDS
FR 2019. D: Emma Séméria. 19 min. Fiction. French OV with Eng. ST
14-year-old Shanone does fine on her own. One day she invites her new classmate Sydney to her home. Will she tell him her secret?

DIRECTOR
After her film studies at the University of Paris, Emma Séméria (*1994, Paris) lives and works now in Grasse, in the south of France.

Filmography
2019 LES ENFANTS DE LA BAIE (short) | 2017 LE JOUR ET LA NUIT (short) | 2017 JUIN JUILLET (short)

 

NETEK | RIFT
IL 2018. D: Yarden Lipshitz Louz. 22 min. Fiction. Hebr. OV with Eng. ST.
Lidor would rather have it easier. She lives with her unemployed father, who only smokes and drinks and does not pay any bills. The two get along quite well, but then the electricity is turned off. What now?

DIRECTOR
Yarden Lipshitz Louz (*1989 in Tel-Aviv) studies film at the Israeli Sapir Academic College and specializes in directing and editing. Her final project NETEK is autobiographically inspired.

Filmography
2018 NETEK (short)

 

SHUĬMŬ | WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE WATER AND THE MOON
TW/US 2019. D: Jian Luo. 15 Min. Fiction. Chin. OV with Eng. ST.
After her attempt to have an abortion, a young woman gives birth to a living jellyfish instead of a baby. A peculiar situation that makes her search for answers, which she can finally find.

DIRECTOR
Jian Luo (*Region Xinjiang, China) lives and works in China and the USA. In 2018 she completed her directing studies at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. SHUĬMŬ received an honorary mention as Best Student Film at the Palm Springs Short Film Festival, where Jian Luo completed an artist in residence program.

Filmography
2019 SHUĬMŬ (short)| 2015 CHEONGSAM (short)

RUSTNING
NO 2018. D: Marius Myrmel. 24 min. Fiction. Nor. OV with Eng. ST.
The appearance and reality among three teenage boys can be very different. If they are together, they constantly challenge each other, brag about their conquests and measure themselves against each other. If they are alone, hidden desires and conflicts come to light.

DIRECTOR
Marius Myrmel studied at the Nordland Art and Film Academy until 2015. His short film FRYSNINGER won the Amanda Prize and was awarded best short film at the Tromsø Film Festival in 2016. Myrmel’s films also appeared at the festivals of Palm Springs, Poitiers and Lübeck.

Filmography (selection)
2018 RUSTNING (short) | 2017 RINGVIRKNINGER (short) | 2016 FRYSNINGER (short)

SHORT Film 13+ PROGRAM 3

COMPETITION SHORT FILM 13+ PROGRAM 3 | 13+

PROGRAM 3 | Recommended from age 13

SCREENINGS

MON, 23.9. | 11 am | Kino im Hafen 2
Guest: Director of “Il prezzo del biglietto” Mariama Balde
TUE, 24.9. | 9 am | CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Director of “Il prezzo del biglietto” Mariama Balde

With english subtitles and German voice-over.

All FILMS AS GERMAN PREMIERE

Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 13.

FUCK LES GARS | SCREW THE BOYS
CA 2018. D: Anthony Coveney. 8 min. Fiction. French OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over
Anaïs, 6th grade, is pissed off: Her boyfriend breaks up with her, she has to listen to stupid macho comments and she is also out of the basketball group. Screw the boys!

In collaboration with the Embassy of Canada, Berlin

DIRECTOR
Anthony Coveney (*1994, Longueuil) is a young filmmaker from Montréal. He studied film at UQAM from 2016 to 2019 and realised several short film projects during this time. His main interests are directing and set design.

Filmography
2018 FUCK LES GARS (short)| 2018 UZEMI (short)

NOLAI TANBUR | THE CRYING OF TANBUR
TJ 2018. D: Anisa Sabiri. 25 min. Fiction. Russ. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over
Hafiz lives in Tajikistan during the civil war. While his family is waiting for his father’s return, Hafiz tries to hide his hunger, his own fears and an important message from them.

DIRECTOR
Anisa Sabiri (*1991 in Duschanbe, Tajikistan) obtained an officer’s degree at the Moscow University of the Ministry of the Interior before working as a tourist guide. During this time she devoted herself intensively to literature and photography. Since 2016 she has been studying film at the Moscow School of New Cinema.

Filmography 
2018 NOLAI TANBUR (short) | 2017 REDEMPTION (short)

IL PREZZO DEL BIGLIETTO l THE PRICE OF THE TICKET
CH 2018. D: Mariama Baldé. 18 min. Fiction. Ital. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over
A fleeting encounter between two boys somewhere on the border between Italy and Switzerland. A short conversation, a common goal: to travel by train. This journey ends completely different than any previous one.

DIRECTOR 
Before Mariama Baldé (*Lausanne) started working behind the camera, she was a film journalist for Swiss newspapers and magazines. She studied film at the École Cantonal d’Art de Lausanne in the class of Lionel Baier, Philippe Faucon and Alain Gomis.

Filmography 
2018 IL PREZZO DEL BIGLIETTO (short) | 2017 LA NUIT AU HOME (Documentary)

BRASIL x HOLANDA l BRAZIL VS NETHERLANDS
BR 2018. D: Caroline Biagi. 19 min. Fiction. Port. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over
13-year-old Marina is on her way to her sister’s wedding, while a football match of the 1994 World Cup is being broadcasted on television. Most of the guests are excitedly sitting in front of the TV, but Marina is making completely different discoveries.

DIRECTOR 
Caroline Biagi studied film and journalism and has been working as a screenwriter, director and producer since 2010. She is currently working on her feature film debut.

Filmography 
THE SUN AND THE FISH (in production) | 2018 BRASIL x HOLANDA (short) | 2016 NOITE PÚRPURA (short) | 2015 THE END OF SUMMER (short)

 

SHORT FILM 8+ PROGRAM 1

Competition SHORT FILM 8+ Program 1 | 8+

PROGRAM 1 | Recommended from age 8

SCREENINGS

TUE, 24.9. | 9 am | Kino des DFF
Guest: Directors of “BOJE” Andreas Cordes and Robert Köhler
Director of “Ijrain Maradona” Zorana Musikic
WED, 25.9. | 11 am | CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Directors of “BOJE” Andreas Cordes and Robert Köhler
Director of “Ijrain Maradona” Zorana Musikic

With english subtitles and german voice-over

ALL FILMS AS GERMAN PREMIERE.

Program suitable from age 6. Recommended from age 8.

BOJE
DE 2019. D: Andreas Cordes, Robert Köhler. 10 min. Fiction. German OV with Eng. ST.
Boje lives with his father by the sea. Over and over again he asks him questions that are not so easy to answer. His father would like to give Boje answers and finally asks the sea for help.

TRAILER

Andreas Cordes, Robert Köhler © Niklas Vogt
Andreas Cordes, Robert Köhler © Niklas Vogt

DIRECTOR
Andreas Cordes (*1981, Hamburg) and Robert Köhler (*1993, Hamburg) have been working together on a TV series before and are both making their directing debut with BOJE. Cordes previously worked as a screenwriter, while Köhler appeared mainly as an actor.

Filmography
2019 BOJE (short)

IJRAIN MARADONA | MARADONA’S LEGS
DE/PS 2018. D: Firas Khoury. 23 min. Fiction. arab. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over
In a Palestinian village during the 1990 World Cup, Rafat and Fadel search for “Maradona’s legs” – the last missing sticker they still lack for their World Cup album. The way to this rare piece leads them further and further out of their home village.

DIRECTOR
Firas Khoury (*Eilaboun, Israel) is a Palestinian director, screenwriter and film mediator. He teaches film language at the ESAC Film College in Tunisia and is a founding member of the group “Falastinema”, which organizes film workshops and screenings throughout Palestine.

Filmography
2019 DEAR TARKOVSKY (in production) | 2018 ALAM (in production) | 2018 IJRAIN MARADONA (short)

LES ENFANTS DU RIVAGE | FIREFLIES
BE 2018. D: Amelia Nanni. 20 min. Fiction. French OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

Aiché’s biggest concern: to be arrested like her family, who lacks a residence permit for Belgium. Her new friend Hugo’s biggest concern: missing the broadcast of a football match. Two worlds collide.

DIRECTOR
Franco-Italian Amelia Nanni studied film in Paris and Brussels and has travelled Asia in between. Her films revolve around encounters and fairy tales. She is currently working on her master’s thesis on travel notebooks and is preparing her first feature-length film.

Filmography
2018 LES ENFANTS DU RIVAGE (short) | 2018 LA CHATOUILLEUSE D’OREILLES (short) | 2015 LE POURQUOI DES ENFANTS (short)

WELCOME TO THE BALL
US 2019. D: Adam Vincent Wright. 5 min. Fiction. Eng. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over
Sean learns sign language through YouTube to be able to communicate with his neighbour Noah. Together they indulge in their passion for fashion, make-up and dance.

DIRECTOR
Adam Vincent Wright is an American screenwriter and director. After studying in Boston, Wright returned to his hometown in Pennsylvania to make films. WELCOME TO THE BALL has been shown at more than 50 festivals worldwide.

Filmography
2019 WELCOME TO THE BALL (short) | 2018 TIMMY SLAYS THE TALENT SHOW (short) | 2017 AN UNDOCUMENTED SALVATION (short)

I’M NOT SCARED OF THE CROCODILE
ES 2018. D: Marc Riba, Anna Solanas. 4 min. Animated film. Span. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over
The crocodile does not like hunting and is kind to all animals. It even drinks tea with the duck. Something is strange here because the narrator determines that the crocodile has to be gentle. But at a certain point, the predator decides not to listen.

DIRECTOR
Marc Riba and Anna Solanas have been working together with doll animation for 18 years. They have produced a large number of short films which have been shown at more than 1000 festivals worldwide.

Filmography
2018 I’M NOT SCARED OF THE CROCODILE (short) | 2017 EL POU (short) | 2017 CUCARACHAS (short) | 2016 CAVALLS MORTS (short)

O RAPAZ E A CORUJA | THE BOY AND THE OWL
PT 2018. D: Mário Gajo de Carvalho. 12 min. Animated film. No Dialogue
A white owl circles over a sleepy village. When a boy discovers the owl, he follows it in fascination and tries to catch it. A fable about love and letting go in expressive pictures.

DIRECTOR
Mário Gajo de Carvalho (* 1978, Porto) studied art and film. After festival successes with OS MILIONÁRIOS and the experimental THE PLACE THAT REMAINS (2014), his film O RAPAZ E A CORUJA has already won awards at film festivals in the USA and Greece.

Filmography
2019 CIRCUS MOVEMENTS (Documentary) | 2018 O RAPAZ E A CORUJA (short) | 2011 OS MILIONÁRIOS (short)

SWEETIE PIE
CH 2018. D: Claudia Röthlin, Yves Gutjahr. 2 min. Animated film. Eng. OV with Enf. ST and German voice-over
Sweetie Pie is concentrated and well trained. He is fluffy and ready for the ski jump of his life. Sweetie is the hottest candidate for the gold medal, but can the little terrier live up to his expectations?

DIRECTOR
Claudia Röthlin (*1985, Lucerne) and Yves Gutjahr (*1980, Berne) both studied at the Lucerne School of Design and Art and work as freelance directors. In 2014 they founded the stop motion studio “Tiny Giant Animation”.

Filmography
2018 SWEETIE PIE (short) | 2015 I AM PART OF IT (short) | 2014 DIS-MOI DIMITRI (short) | 2013 CONTENTI (short)

SHORT FILM COMPETITION 13+

Competition Short Film 13+ || Program 3+4

PROGRAM 3 | recommended from age 13

Film program suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 13.
German premiere for all films.
With Eng. ST. and German voice-over

MON, 23.9. | 11 am | Kino im Hafen 2 (Offenbach)
Guest: Director of “Il prezzo del biglietto” Mariama Balde
TUE, 24.9. | 9 am | CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Director of “Il prezzo del biglietto” Mariama Balde

 

FUCK LES GARS | SCREW THE BOYS
CA 2018. D: Anthony Coveney. 8 min. Fiction. French OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over
NOLAI TANBUR | THE CRYING OF TANBUR
TJ 2018. D: Anisa Sabiri. 25 min. Fiction. Russ. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

 

IL PREZZO DEL BIGILETTO | THE PRICE OF THE TICKET
CH 2018. D: Mariama Baldé. 18 Min. Fiction. Ital. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over
BRAZIL X HOLANDA | BRAZIL VS NETHERLANDS
BR 2018. D: Caroline Biagi. 19 min. Fiction. Port. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

PROGRAM 4 | recommended from age 15

Film program suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 15.
German premiere for all films.
With Eng. ST. and German voice-over

TUE, 24.9. l 11 am l CineStar Metropolis
THU, 26.9. l 9 am l CineStar Metropolis

 

LES ENFANTS DE LA BAIE | BAY KIDS
FR 2019. D: Emma Séméria. 19 min. Fiction. French OV with Eng. ST. OmeU
NETEK | RIFT
NO 2018. D: Marius Myrmel. 24 min. Fiction. Nor. OV with Eng. ST.

 

SHUĬMŬ | WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE WATER AND THE MOON
TW/US 2019. D: Jian Luo. 15 Min. Fiction. Chin. OV with Eng. ST.
RUSTNING | RUSTING
NO 2018. D: Marius Myrmel. 24 min. Fiction. Nor. OV with Eng. ST.

 

SHORT FILM COMPETITION 8+

Competition Short Film 8+ || Program 1+2

PROGRAM 1 | recommended from age 8

Film program suitable from age 6. Recommended from age 8.
German premiere for all films.
With Eng. ST. and German voice-over

TUE, 24.9. | 9 am | Kino des DFF
Guest: Directors of “BOJE” Andreas Cordes and Robert Köhler
Director of “Ijrain Maradona” Zorana Musikic
WED, 25.9.| 11 am | CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Directors of “BOJE” Andreas Cordes and Robert Köhler
Director of “Ijrain Maradona” Zorana Musikic

 


BOJE
DE 2019. D: Andreas Cordes, Robert Köhler. 10 min. Fiction. German OV with Eng. ST.
IJRAIN MARADONA | MARADONA’S LEGS
DE/PS 2018. D: Firas Khoury. 23 min. Fiction. Arab. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

 

 
 
LES ENFANTS DU RIVAGE | FIREFLIES
BE 2018. D: Amelia Nanni. 20 min. Fiction. French OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over
WELCOME TO THE BALL
US 2019. D: Adam Vincent Wright. 5 min. Fiction. Eng. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

 

 
 
I’M NOT SCARED OF THE CROCODILE 
ES 2018. D: Marc Riba, Anna Solanas. 4 min. Animated film. Span. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over
O RAPAZ E A CORUJA | THE BOY AND THE OWL
PT 2018. D: Mário Gajo de Carvalho. 12 min. Animated film. No Dialogue
SWEETIE PIE

CH 2018. R: Claudia Röthlin, Yves Gutjahr. 2 min. Animated film. Eng. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

PROGRAM 2 | recommended from age 10

Film program suitable from age 6. Recommended from age 10.
German premiere for all films.
With Eng. ST. and German voice-over

Sun, 22.9., 10 am | CINEMA
Guest: Producer of “La Chasse” Jean-Pierre Dupuy
Tue, 24.9., 4 pm | Kino des DFF
Guest: Producer of “La Chasse” Jean-Pierre Dupuy

 
 
NIÁN WĚIBĀ | TAIL END OF THE YEAR
TW/US 2018. D: Chieh Yang. 23 min. Fiction. Chin. OV with German voice-over
LA CHASSE | THE HUNT
FR 2017. D: Jean-Pierre Dupuy. 20 min. Fiction. French OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over

 

 
 
PUPANJE | BLOOMING
CZ 2018. D: Dora Šustić. 14 min. Fiction. Czech OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over
CAMILA
MX 2018. D: Urzula Barba Hopfner. 15 min. Fiction. Span. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over