Here you can find all films, that we reviewed over the last years in alphabetical order. Just scroll through or click on the Initials. Of cause you can also use "CTRL + F" to look for the title or the name of the filmmaker.
Young Israelis performing a rite of initiation, the “Journey to Poland”: seven days, three mass graves, four concentration camps, and cameras running all the time. An exercise in identity made up of YouTube videos – horror 2.0.
Erika and Tine, both 81, take a humorous look back at their lives in the GDR. At the time they fought for freedom, autonomy and their love – to the indignation of the prudish Stasi.
Art as a weapon! Graffiti on Cairo’s walls as a medium of rebellion, Egyptian underground artists as the chroniclers of events. A frenzied trip through colours and rhythms.
Posing with selfie sticks, either in front of or behind the gate bearing the sign “Arbeit macht frei” (work sets you free). Concentration camp visitors, observed in sober black and white tableaux
2023 | Hovhannes Ishkanyan | 105 min.
"The Beauty and the Lawyer" by Hovhannes Ishkhanyan follows an Armenian family that, at first glance, appears like any other – mother, father, child. However, appearances can be deceiving.
In November 2021, people tried to enter the EU via Belarus and Poland, but the route turned out to be a death trap. The film follows Polish activists on their mission to help.
A ton of cabbage for 20 Euros: the peasants in the Romanian community of Lunguleţu underbid each other with the prices for their products. Is there a way out of this dead end?
2021 | Susanne Kim | 79 min.
Four kids aged 12 to 14 let us in on their secrets and desires. They talk about what shapes their lives: friendship, but also bullying and ostracism. Love, but also the struggle with prejudice.
Edward Snowden and the surveillance system: gigantic intelligence service headquarters and a claustrophobically small hiding place. Spectacular and disturbing – a triptych of paranoia.
Northern France’s former coal mining region, now afflicted with poverty like an infectious disease. Two boys practise strengthening their immune system.
A country on its way to becoming a police state: a journey through the US featuring astonishing material about the military industrial complex that’s behind the shootings of black people.
2023 | Nele Dehnenkamp | 90 min.
"For the Time Being" by Nele Dehnenkamp is a film that tells the story of Michelle's fight for justice while her husband, Jemaine Archer, has been imprisoned for murder since 1998. Michelle firmly believes in his innocence. The film explores whether their bond is strong enough to withstand 22 years of separation.
Subjective and personal food for thought on the controversial subject of inoculation. The director, a family man himself, uses his own dilemma as a starting point for a humorous film about risks, chances and ideologies.
2021 | Fatimah Dadzie | 45 min.
A change of perspective on migration to Europe: Having returned because she missed her children, Fati meets with little understanding in her Ghanaian home village.
Anorexic model Isabelle Caro’s trajectory from being the face of Benetton to death. The story of a foiled childhood and the perverse commercialisation of a disease.
Two young men in a town near Milan who challenge life itself, love and death. They risk themselves because everything else seems even riskier.
A mass casting in Siberia. 13-year-old Nadya has made it, she’s going to be a model, departing for a new world. A rare insight into a business, beyond model casting shows.
Three grandsons embark with their grannies on an anarchic journey into the past – a complex road movie about intergenerational dialogue in Great Britain, Hungary and Germany.
2023 | Sarah Mallégol | 108 min.
Only a few people are aware of the story, yet the Rwandan genocide claimed one million lives. Since the genocide in 1994, the population has been trying to come to terms with its history. "I thought we would never be able to speak again," says one of the protagonists in the film "Kumva - Which Comes from Silence."
The fear of becoming a depressive like her mother makes her tackle the disease, the seventies, Punk and herself. A hybrid road movie with surreal moments.
2021 | Jakob Krese, Danilo Do Carmo | 93 min.
Lilian from Guatemala hopes for a better life in the USA. Thus, the caravan with Lilian, her 4 children, her grandmother and the camera team begins the 4000 km long journey through Central America.
2023 | Lucie Dèche | 55 min.
In the wine business of her father in southwestern France, an old family secret is brewing. The grandfather was executed by the Résistance in 1944 for collaborating with the Nazis. For decades, it went unspoken.
Give it up for Martha and Niki! The two win one street dance battle after the other and even end up the first female team to win the world championship.
2021 | Cléo Cohen | 77 min.
The young Frenchwoman Cléo Cohen has an identity crisis: Is she Jewish? Arab? Even her grandparents seem unclear about this. Cléo struggles for clarity: intensely, playfully.
The story of Maya, whose hair fell out completely when she was twelve. A film about searching and finding oneself and what it means to love oneself. With or without hair.
Teddy bears against a fence, children’s photos, coloured balloons, hanging heads, a struggle for composure, grief. It’s both state of emergency and everyday life.
2015 | Jasmila Žbanić | 60 min.
On the 100th anniversary of the assassination that triggered the First World War: observations at the scene of the event in Sarajevo. A multilayered reflection on the open character of history.
2021 | Elitza Gueorguieva | 68 min.
By adopting the French language, Belarusian writer Aliona Gloukhova has found a way to write about her vanished father. Director Elitza Gueorguieva follows this process, which culminates in the publication of a book.
2018 |Marie van Vollenhoven, Shahib Sabriye Sidow | 52 min.
A creative chamber play that explores the question of how belonging and integration can be reduced to absurdity by structural racism.
2021 | Tang Han | 22 min.
Inspired by a political protest movement, the Teatr 21 – a theatre company of acting enthusiasts with Down’s syndrome – develops a play in which the participants articulate their wishes and demands.
A group portrait of confident female criminals in Iran: neither charismatic bad girls nor victims of circumstances, but women with soft spots and hard edges, beyond familiar stereotypes.
The parties of a global civil war face a symbolic tribunal – in Congo and Berlin. A distressing, analytical and probing examination of the neo-colonial world order.
For thirty years, Sofía Brockenshire’s father travelled the world as an official of the Canadian Immigration Service, his family always by his side. Diaries and other contemporary documents show the numerous places they lived.
2023 | Ben Young | 8 min.
In his short film "The Wages of John Pernia," Ben Young explores the life of his famous ancestor, the explorer Meriwether Lewis. However, the film focuses more on Lewis's alleged love story with a fellow companion.
2023 | Alison O’Daniel | 91 min.
A series of tuba thefts that occurred ten years ago in Californian schools serves as the starting point for a multifaceted and amusing reflection on sounds and music, as they manifest in images and can be described with words.
2023 | Agnieszka Zwiefka | 74 min.
Vika, the 84-year-old protagonist, a mother and grandmother multiple times over, looks back on a challenging childhood and many years of work in a "conventional" profession. Upon retiring, she seized the opportunity to reinvent herself. She became a DJ and a star of the nightclubs in Warsaw.
A visually stunning excursion into the Bolivian Andes where miners are hoping for the big find. Perilous working conditions, archaic rituals and big dreams cheek by jowl.
With this personal video diary from Kyiv, artist Hanna Trofimova manages to make us comprehend something of how the war infiltrates and destroys life and everyday routines, even if one’s own apartment has not been hit by a bomb yet.
Analytically and eloquently, five children of separated couples talk about the questions and gaps left by their parents. It’s up to them and us to decide what normality means.