LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS | THE 400 BLOWS

LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS | THE 400 BLOWS

FR 1959. D: François Truffaut. Fiction. 93 min. french OV with German ST. Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 12

13-year-old Antoine prefers to skip classes and stroll through Paris rather than go to school. Neglected by his parents and misunderstood by his teachers, he and his friend René go to the movies, spend the day at the fair, smoke and shoplift. When Antoine is finally caught stealing, he is sent to an educational institution for delinquent juveniles. There is iron discipline, from which Antoine finally escapes towards the sea.

Prize for Best Director (Prix de la mise en scène), Cannes Film Festival 1959

SAT, 21.9. | 4 pm | Kino des DFF

VICTORIA

VICTORIA

DE 2015. D: Sebastian Schipper. Fiction. 136 min. German OV. Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 14

Victoria, a young women from Madrid, meets four Berlin boys – Sonne, Boxer, Blinker und Fuß – inb front of a club. Immediately, there is a spark between her and Sonne, but there is no time. Sonne and his buddies have someting planned. To pay off a debt, they have got themselves into a precarious situation. When one of them unexpectedly drops out, Victoria is supposed to step in as driver. What starts out as a big adventure first turns into a crazy euphoric dance – and then quickly into a nightmare.

Winner »Silberner Bär« , Berlinale 2015

WED, 25.9. | 4 pm | Kino des DFF

SPEED SISTERS

SPEED SISTERS

PS/US 2015. D: Amber Fares. Documentary. 80 min. arab. OV with German ST. Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 14

The SPEED SISTERS are the first all-female racing car driver team in the Middle East. The five women Marah, Betty, Maysoon, Noor and Mona make sensational headlines in the male-dominated Palestinian racing scene. They also find it difficult to find enough sapce to practice. In her documentary, director Amber Fares accompanies the extraordinary women who cheekily and fearlessly challenge the race tracks in Palestine.

MON, 23.9. | 4 pm | Kino des DFF

KNIVES AND SKIN

KNIVES AND SKIN

US 2019. D: Jennifer Reeder. A: Jennifer Reeder. 112 min. Fiction. Eng. OV. Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 15

A young girl disappears from a small US town just before the annual homecoming ball. The classmates are slightly touched, and the sheriff investigates a little. KNIVES AND SKIN irritates expectations from the first minute on. In its exaggeration the film comes uncomfortably close to the hidden places of social dysfunctionality. With a multi-layered ensemble and a playful desire for neon lights, nibbles, singing and clichés, an exuberant mix of bizarre humour, genre elements and feminist social criticism is created.

FRI, 20.9. | 8:30 pm | Kino des DFF
Guest: Actress Raven Whitley

DIRECTOR
Jennifer Reeder © WTFilms

Jennifer Reeder (*1971, Ohio) feature films revolve around relationships, trauma and coping. She draws inspiration from amateur music videos, educational television programs, or magical realism. She achieved success at festivals like the L.A. Outfest (SIGNATURE MOVE) and in Oberhausen (A MILLION MILES AWAY).

Filmography (selection)
2019 FOREVERING (in production) | 2019 KNIVES AND SKIN | 2017 SIGNATURE MOVE | 2014 A MILLION MILES AWAY (Short)

 

LES MÉTÉORITES

LES MÉTÉORITES

FR 2018. D: Romain Laguna. A: Romain Laguna, Salvatore Lista. 85 min. Fiction. French OV with Eng St. Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 15

GERMAN PREMIERE

After an uneventful day at her job, Nina observes a meteorite. Its tail burns through the sky. No one else noticed it. When she sees Morad sitting on his moped the next day, the situation is clear. A cosmic sign: the first love. She talks to him. With all her temper, she lets herself fall, no matter which craters emerge at the end. Romain Laguna’s feature film debut brings back the proven means of his first short film: southern French vineyards, heat waves, improvised acting and teenagers from the region, charged with the energy of a summer storm.

MON, 23.9. l 6:30 pm l Kino des DFF
Guest: Actor Nathan Le Graciet

TRAILER

DIRECTOR
Romain Laguna © Indie Sales

Romain Laguna studied film production at the renowned La Fémis Film Academy in Paris. After four short films, LES MÉTÉORITES is his first feature film as a director.

Filmography
2018 LES MÉTÉORITES | 2015 J’MANGE FROID (Short) | 2014 BYE BYE MÉLANCOLIE (Short) | 2013 RUN (Short) | 2012 À TROIS SUR MARIANNE (Short)

 

FIORE GEMELLO | TWIN FLOWER

FIORE GEMELLO | TWIN FLOWER

IT 2018. D: Laura Luchetti. A: Laura Luchetti. 96 min. Fiction. Ital/French OV with Eng. ST. Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 16

GERMAN PREMIERE

Through Sardinia’s rugged, barren landscape, Anna is on the run from a scary man and meets Basim. He is from Côte D’Ivoire and wants to head for Northern Europe. They carefully approach each other and soon they make their way together to defy dangers and hostilities. While Anna’s story unfolds through flashbacks, Luchetti touches on socio-political issues in a sensitive way. FIORE GEMELLI convinces sensuality and humanity with strong amateur actors and a subtle film language. (CS)

Winner “Antigone d’or” and “Amilcar du Jury Jeunes”, Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt (France)

SUN, 22.9. l 8:30 pm l  Kino des DFF

TRAILER

DIRECTOR

Laura Luchetti (* Rome) is a film and theatre director. In addition to her feature films, she has also made video installations and music and commercial videos, most recently in the field of stop motion (SUGARLOVE, BAGNI). Her feature film debut FEBBRE DA FIENO has received several international awards.

Filmography (selection)
2018 SUGARLOVE (Short) | 2018 FIORE GEMELLO | 2015 BAGNI (Short) | 2011 FEBBRE DA FIENO | 2009 FEISBUM

SCHEME BIRDS

SCHEME BIRDS

SE/GB 2018. D: Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin. A: Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin. 87 min. Documentary. Eng. OV. with Eng. St. Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 16

Motherwell, Scotland has been a dreary place since the decline of the steel industry. Gemma and her friends smoke weed, fight each other and swear in a strong accent. Her grandfather tries to get her off the streets with boxing. Pregnant and in a relationship with daredevil Pat, Gemma finally moves into a residential block. One night her buddy JP is beaten up and remains paralyzed on one side. But things also change radically for Gemma. Violence and lack of perspective, lust for life and fighting spirit – SCHEME BIRDS tells the story with poetic force as a documentary long-term observation.

Winner “Best Documentary Feature” and “Best New Documentary Director” (E. Fiske/E. Hallin) Tribeca Film Festival 2019 (USA)

TUE, 24.9. | 8:30 pm | Kino des DFF

TRAILER

DIRECTOR
© Syndicado

 

© Syndicado

In the third collaboration between Ellen Fiske and Ellinor Hallin, camerawoman Hallin co-directed for the first time. Her works include the HBO series GÖSTA (2019) and IN I DIMMAN (2019), for which she received a Guldbagge nomination. Fiske’s previous short films are also set in structurally weak areas of Scotland.

Filmography (as team)
2019 SCHEME BIRDS | 2019 JOSEFIN & FLORIN | 2018 DET ÄR INTE DIG DET ÄR FEL PÅ, DET ÄR MIG (Short)

SKATE KITCHEN

SKATE KITCHEN

US 2018. D: Crystal Moselle. A: Crystal Moselle, Jen Silverman, Alishan Unaldi. 106 min. Fiction. Eng/Spa. OV. Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 16

The girls of the all-girls-crew “Skate Kitchen” in New York City are casual, rough and extremely cool. 18-year-old Camille from Long Island, on the other hand, is one thing above all else: introverted. She pushes her passion, skating, through against her mother’s will, but she first has to earn her place in the crew, especially when a boy (Jaden Smith) comes into play. In this authentic and powerful skater film with great soundtrack, the girls play themselves. In rough but warm dialogues an unembellished view of girl friendships emerges.

Winner “Best Directorial Debut”, Stockholm FF 2018 (Sweden)

SAT, 21.9. | 8:30 pm | Kino des DFF

TRAILER

DIRECTOR
Crystal Moselle © Charades

Crystal Moselle (*1980, San Francisco) has won international acclaim with her award-winning documentary THE WOLFPACK about six unusual brothers. In addition, she has specialized in short format video content on urban themes in works for Vice-Magazine, The New York Times and others.

Filmography (selection)
2018 SKATE KITCHEN | 2016 OUR DREAM OF WATER (TV Short Series) | 2016 THAT ONE DAY (Short) | 2015 THE WOLFPACK

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)