Category: Films 2022

  • Shadow Game OPEN EYES

    Shadow Game DIRECTED BY: Eefje Blankevoort, Els van Driel COUNTRY: Netherlands YEAR: 2021 LANGUAGE(S): Arabic, Kurdish, Paschtu Persian, English SUBTITLES: German RUNTIME: 90 min RATING: – RECOMMENDED: 9th grade + SECTION: Weekender 2022, Open Eyes 2022 SYNOPSIS SHADOW GAME shows the escape from the perspective of teenagers aged 14-17 who are trying to reach Europe…

  • The Earth Is Blue as an Orange OPEN EYES

    The Earth Is Blue as an Orange The Earth Is Blue as an Orange DIRECTED BY: Iryna Tsilyk COUNTRIES: Ukraine, Lithuania YEAR: 2020 LANGUAGES: Ukrainian, Russian SUBTITLES: German RUNTIME: 74 min RATING: – RECOMMENDED: 9th grade + SECTION: Weekender 2022, Open Eyes 2022 SYNOPSIS “War is when people shoot. And other people shoot at the…

  • Dead Donkey Fear No Hyenas

    Dead Donkey Fear No Hyenas Dead Donkey Fear No Hyenas DIRECTED BY: Joakim Demmer COUNTRIES: Sweden, Germany YEAR: 2016 LANGUAGES: German, English, AmharicSUBTITLES:German RUNTIME: 82 min RATED:PG RECOMMENDED:9th grade + SECTION: Open Eyes 2022 SYNOPSIS DEAD DONKEYS FEAR NO HYENAS explores the effects and mechanisms of land grabbing in Ethiopia. The government is leasing millions…

  • Spuren – Die Opfer des NSU

    Spuren – Die Opfer des NSU DIRECTED BY: Aysun Bademsoy COUNTRY:Germany YEAR: 2019 LANGUAGES: German, Turkish SUBTITELS: German RUNTIME: 81 min Rated:PG 13 RECOMMENDED 9th grade + SECTION: Open Eyes 2022 SYNOPSIS Between 2000 and 2007, 10 people were murdered by the self-proclaimed National Socialist Underground (NSU). After the end of the NSU trial, far…

  • Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush

    Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush DIRECTED BY: Andreas Dresen COUTNRIES: Germany, France YEAR: 2022 LANGUAGES: German, Turkish, English SUBTITLES:German RUNTIME: 118 min WITH: Meltem Kaptan, Alexander Scheer, Charly Hübner, u.a. Rated:PGRECOMMENDED FOR 9th grade + SECTION: Open Eyes 2022 SYNOPSIS Shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001,…

  • Rift Finfinnee

    Rift Finfinnee DIRECTED BY: Daniel Kötter COUNTRIES: Ethiopia, Germany YEAR: 2020 LANGUAGE(S): Amharic, Oromiffa SUBTITLES:GERMAN RUNTIME: 79 min SECTION: Weekender 2022 SCREENINGS SYNOPSIS Daniel Kötter’s film sends the viewer on a journey through the periphery of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in strictly composed images and a soundtrack that interweaves the original sounds in a…

  • Republic of Silence

    Republic of Silence Republic of Silence DIRECTED BY: Diana El Jeiroudi COUNTRIES: Germany, France, Syria, Qatar, Italy YEAR: 2021 LANGUAGES: Arabic, German, English, Kurdish SUBTITLES:German RUNTIME: 183 min SECTION: Weekender 2022 SCREENINGS SYNOPSIS Censored images, prescribed silence, thoughts in secret. The life of Syrian filmmaker Diana El Jeiroudi was characterized by dictatorship, wars and fear.…

  • Merci Maman!

    Merci Maman! Merci Maman! DIRECTED BY: Sophie Glanddier COUNTRY: France YEAR: 2019 LANGUAGE(S): French, English SUBTITLES:German RUNTIME: 87 Min SECTION: Weekender 2022 SCREENINGS SYNOPSIS Sophie Glanddier is a filmmaker. Her extremely fit mother is 81 years old and sets off with her daughter in search of her birth family. She was given up for adoption…

  • Kinder von Hoy: Freiheit, Glück und Terror

    Children of Hoy: Freedom, Happiness, Terror Reading with Grit Lemke SECTION: Weekender 2022 Grit Lemke was a member of our International Festival Jury in 2013. Now she is reading from her first book – and what a book it is! In the sixties and seventies, they came with their parents to Hoyerswerda, a model GDR…

  • The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

    The Earth Is Blue as an Orange The Earth Is Blue as an Orange DIRECTED BY: Iryna Tsilyk COUNTRIES: Ukraine, Lithuania YEAR: 2020 LANGUAGES: Ukrainian, Russian SUBTITLES:German RUNTIME: 74 min SECTION: Weekender 2022, Open Eyes 2022 SCREENINGS SYNOPSIS“War is when people shoot. And other people shoot at the people who shot first. When they start…

  • Shadow Game

    Shadow Game Shadow Game DIRECTED BY: Eefje Blankevoort, Els van Driel COUNTRY:Netherlands YEAR: 2021 LANGUAGE(S): Arabic, Kurdish, Paschtu Persian, English SUBTITLES:German RUNTIME: 90 min SECTION: Weekender 2022, Open Eyes 2022 SCREENINGS SYNOPSIS SHADOW GAME shows the escape from the perspective of teenagers aged 14-17 who are trying to reach Europe via the Balkan route. They…

  • Wem gehört mein Dorf?

    Who Owns My Village? Wem gehört mein Dorf? DIRECTED BY: Christoph Eder COUNTRY: Germany YEAR: 2021 SPOKEN LANGUAGE(S): German SUBTITLES: RUNNING TIME: 96 min SECTION: Open Eyes 2021 SYNOPSISChristoph Eder draws a personal portrait of the inhabitants of his home village on the Baltic Sea island of Rügen and describes the conflict between the interests…