Language

German

Shorts Program

Ala Kachuu – Take and Run

Film

Ala Kachuu – Take and Run

Directed by Maria Brendle
A young Kyrgyz woman is kidnapped and forced to marry. A drama about the desire for freedom in...
Doc Features

Mr. Bachmann and His Class

Film

Mr. Bachmann and His Class

Directed by Maria Speth
The close bond between a school teacher and his students in a provincial German town.
Castro Closing Night Film, Showcase

Precious Ivie

Film

Precious Ivie

Directed by Sarah Blaßkiewitz
Two Afro-German half-sisters that never met before, get closer through their father’s death, search their roots and find...
Opening Night Film, Showcase

Next Door

Film

Next Door

Directed by Daniel Brühl
Opening Night: Bruno has been waiting for this moment for a long time, with Daniel as his target.
Cinema Panorama

Princess

Film

Princess

Directed by Peter Luisi
Josef would go to the ends of the earth for his little princess, Nina, his niece.
Children's Matinée

Laura’s Star

Film

Laura’s Star

Directed by Joya Thome
Live-action adaptation based on "Laura's Star" by Klaus Baumgart
Cinema Panorama

Sweet Disaster

Film

Sweet Disaster

Directed by Laura Lehmus
Pregnant Frida's life is turned upside down when Felix breaks up with her.
Goethe Forum

Tacheles – The Heart of the Matter

Film

Tacheles – The Heart of the Matter

Directed by Andrea Schramm, Jana Matthes
Young Israeli Yaar communicates the Holocaust with a computer game.
Centerpiece, Goethe Forum

Dear Thomas

Film

Dear Thomas

Directed by Andreas Kleinert
Dreamer, obsessive and a rebel: the story of Thomas Brasch.
Youth 4 German Cinema

Wet Dog

Film

Wet Dog

Directed by Damir Lukacevic
A teen gang member is caught between hiding his Jewish identity and saving his life.