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Crescendo

A youth orchestra is scheduled to play as part of a peace summit in South Tyrol. In order to attract a sufficient number of young musicians from the mutually hostile groups of Israelis and Palestinians, the German organizers have signed world-renowned conductor Eduard Sporck, who, for personal reasons, has agreed...

Oct , 8
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The Naked King – 18 fragments on Revolution

Two events, two revolutionary upheavals in two consecutive years. 1979: the overthrow of the Iranian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. 1980: The general strike of “Solidarność”− a political movement in Poland lead by the future Polish president Lech Wałęsa − that started at the Gdansk Lenin shipyard to then change the...

Oct , 14
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Honeyland

In the sun-kissed landscape of North Macedonia, Hatidze – a woman in her mid-fifties of Turkish descent – is harvesting honey from wild beehives in the old traditional way. “Half for them, half for me” she sings to herself and leaves enough for the bees....

Oct , 14
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My Little One

Two men in the Arizona desert. Alex and Bernando are on their way to see a woman they once were in love with. That was a long time ago. In the middle of nowhere a pick-up gives them a ride. At the wheel: Frida a ten-year old rather gruff girl...

Oct , 14
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Life As It Is: Miloš Forman on Miloš Forman

“We used cinema verité for a structured story.“ This sentence uttered by the director Miloš Forman, who passed away last year, perfectly explains the aesthetic and dramaturgical essence of the Czechoslovakian “New Wave”, a trend that played a major role not only in politics but also in the world of...

Oct , 14
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Omar And Us

Ismet was a Turkish soldier who did his military service as a commander of the coast guard at the Turkish-Greek border on the Mediterranean. Now he is retired. His son has already left Turkey, immigrating to the USA and Ismet’s wife wants to follow him. While fishing, Ismet’s brother Sabri...

Oct , 14
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You Tell Me

Two sisters in a conundrum. Moni returns to Potsdam from Spain, ostensibly to help her sister Silke, who has been badly roughed up on a bridge over the Havel river. Both are looking for the perpetrator. But his perspective is completely different, and even the sister have, on closer inspection,...

Oct , 14
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Tobby

“This first feature film by a documentary director focuses on the character of jazz singer and percussionist Tobby, who plays himself. The film depicts him at a threshold in his life. Should he take up a concert-organizer’s lucrative offer of going on tour and playing commercially successful music, or should...

Oct , 14