Events

IFFMH presents

Saturday, 31 July, 9.15 PM
Cinema Quadrat Sommerkino Open Air

Badlands
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BADLANDS

USA 1973. dir: Terrence Malick. D: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri, John Carter. 90 min. English Original with German Subtitles. RATED 16
  
Against her father's will, 15-year-old Holly (Sissy Spacek) falls in love with Kit (Martin Sheen), ten years her senior. When the two want to elope, Kit shoots the father without further ado. On the run in the "badlands" of Montana, they continue their series of murders, regardless of losses, driven by the urge for freedom beyond social norms.
 
In his directorial debut, Terrence Malick, American cinema's great film philosopher, captures the aimlessness of an entire generation: traumatized by the Vietnam War, disgusted by outdated moral concepts. Malick contrasts the narrow-mindedness of this society with the vastness of the country, which seems like a post-apocalyptic backdrop in his road movie.
 
"It was better to spend a week with someone who loved me for who I was than to be lonely for years," Holly states impassively. Such disarmingly fatalistic poetry turns ›Badlands‹ into a "film meditation of timeless beauty and a pivotal work of New Hollywood cinema - a revelation" (Sascha Keilholz).

›Badlands‹ had its German premiere at the IFFMH in 1974.

Introduction: Dr. Sascha Keilholz

IFFMH presents

Saturday, 07 August, 8 PM
Karlstorkino

La Piscine
© UNZÉRO FILMS / SND 2021

THE SWIMMING POOL

France 1969: R: Jacques Deray. D: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Jane Birkin and Maurice Ronet. 124 min. French version with German subtitles. RATED 16

With ›The Swimming Pool‹ Jean-Claude Carrière presents a glistening film noir. Jacques Deray, the master of the psychological thriller, turned it into a dark chamber play under the shimmering sun of the Côte d'Azur in 1969. In their first collaboration after their separation, Alain Delon and Romy Schneider play lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul on summer vacation. When Marianne's former lover comes to visit with his 18-year-old daughter, psychological and erotic tension rise to immeasurable levels in the languid heat.

Introduction: Dr. Sascha Keilholz

Tickets via Karlstorkino: https://www.karlstorkino.de/programm/der-swimmingpool-2/

Previous events:

Opening

Thursday, 12 November, 11 AM at IFFMH EXPANDED

This year it is a matinee! To mark the opening of the digital edition of the 69th IFFMH, we publish greetings from Heidelberg, Mannheim and Berlin. Exclusively for this occasion we celebrate the premiere of the short film Die Hungrigen aber wandern aus online, which will be available for streaming for free from 11 AM.

In German

IFFMH Live: The retrospective Le Deuxième Souffle - The second generation

Thursday, November 12, 6 PM via Zoom

Curator Hannes Brühwiler and festival director Sascha Keilholz discuss a brilliant phase of French cinema and its (re)discoveries.

In German

IFFMH Live: Programmer's Talk

Friday, November 13, 7 PM via Zoom

The international programme team of the IFFMH will discuss a very special festival year, its greatest discoveries and surprises from physical and virtual journeys around the world with the audience.

With Daniela Persico, Violeta Kovacsics, Cécile Tollu-Polonowski, Alfred Stumm, Frédéric Jaeger and Sascha Keilholz


In English

IFFMH-GATHERing #1

afterwards, Friday, November 13, 8 - 10 PM via Gather

After the Programmer's Talk on Zoom we invite you to our virtual festival space on the platform Gather.Town for the first time. Here you can exchange your viewing experiences and the next film tips with your friends, other festival guests and the IFFMH team via video chat. There is also an overview of the festival programme.

You can find more information here

When you enter our Gather room, you agree to the privacy policy of Gather.

IFFMH Live: Cinema on the streets of Mannheim and Heidelberg

Saturday, November 14, 7 PM on Zoom

Sophia Groening and Jan Bonny searched the streets of Mannheim and Heidelberg for traces of previous contributions from the history of the IFFMH and found them. Festival director Dr. Sascha Keilholz speaks with them about the making of the short film Die Hungrigen aber wandern aus, the background of the project which was developed in cooperation with the IFFMH, and the inspirations for the courageous young protagonist from the heart of everyday life in both cities.

You can watch the short film on IFFMH EXPANDED for free until November 22.

IFFMH-GATHERing #2

Tuesday, November 17, 6 - 7 PM on via Gather

Prior to the Director's Talk #1 on Zoom we invite you to our virtual festival space on the platform Gather.Town. Here you can exchange your viewing experiences and the next film tips with your friends, other festival guests and the IFFMH team via video chat. There is also an overview of the festival programme.

You can find more information here

If you have any questions about our GATHER room, please contact Robin Laumeyer.

When you enter our Gather room, you agree to the privacy policy of Gather.

IFFMH Live: Director's Talk #1

Tuesday, November 17, 7 PM on Zoom and Facebook Live

Sabrina Doyle, Dani Rosenberg and Nicolás Pereda speak with Festival Director Sascha Keilholz about their films, transformative power, cinematic spaces and breaking the rules.

IFFMH-GATHERing #3

Thursday, November 19, 6 - 7 PM via Gather

Prior to the Director's Talk #2 on Zoom we invite you to our virtual festival space on the platform Gather.Town. Here you can exchange your viewing experiences and the next film tips with your friends, other festival guests and the IFFMH team via video chat. There is also an overview of the festival programme.

You can find more information here

If you have any questions about our GATHER room, please contact Robin Laumeyer.

When you enter our Gather room, you agree to the privacy policy of Gather.

IFFMH Live: Director's Talk #2 – Feminist Cinema Today and Tomorrow

Thursday, November 19, 7 PM on Zoom and Facebook Live

Dea Kulumbegashvili, Diana Montenegro García and Sol Berruezo Pichon-Rivière speak with Head of Programme Frédéric Jaeger about their films and their perspectives on feminism in cinema.

IFFMH Live: Critic's Talk

Friday, November 20, 7 PM via Zoom and Facebook Live

Two critics, many opinions: Dunja Bialas and Nino Klingler discuss the programme of the 69th International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg, their discoveries, reservations and favourites.

IFFMH-GATHERing #4

Saturday, November 21, 5 - 7 PM via Gather

Prior to the last day of the festival we invite you to our virtual festival space on the platform Gather.Town for the first time. Here you can exchange your viewing experiences and the next film tips with your friends, other festival guests and the IFFMH team via video chat. There is also an overview of the festival programme.

You can find more information here

If you have any questions about our GATHER room, please contact Robin Laumeyer.

When you enter our Gather room, you agree to the privacy policy of Gather.

Award Ceremony

Sunday, November 22, 11 AM

At the end of the digital edition we present the award ceremony as a video - with official greetings, contributions from the juries and the award winners.

Watch the Award CeremonySee every winner