Feature films and TV Series 2018

Feature film, German premiere, Director: Jan van de Velde, Netherlands 2017, 123 min., Afrikaans, English with English subtitles | The Jewish side of the struggle against apartheid. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

Feature film, Berlin premiere, Director: Kantemir Balagov, Russia 2017, 118 min, Russian with English subtitles | Kantemir Balagov's debut film about a true story received the FIPRESCI Award in the section Un Certain Regard in Cannes in 2017. | Introduction: Petra Palmer

Silent film with musical accompaniment, Director: Ewald André Dupont, Germany 1923, 135 min, German intertitles | Music by Philippe Schoeller with the Orchester Jakobsplatz München (Zeughauskino) and Donald Sosin (Filmmuseum Potsdam) | A film about playing roles, seeking identity, and the vision of Christians and Jews living together in harmony. Recently restored and accompanied by new music. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

Feature film, Berlin premiere, Director: Florian Frerichs, Germany 2017, 80 min, original German version | Over dinner on the day Hitler seizes power, the Jewish family Glickstein is practically torn apart: their daughter tells her parents she is going to Palestine, and her brother announces he will join the Nazis' torchlight procession ... | Guests: Florian Frerichs und Filmteam

Feature film, Director: Alexis Granowsky, Germany 1931, 78 min, original German version | 13 suitcases and the announcement that a Mr. O.F. is about to arrive trigger a globalization bubble avant la lettre in the sleepy hamlet Ostend. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

Feature film, Director: Claus Räfle, Germany 2017, 106 min, original German version

Feature film, German premiere, Director: Sebastián Lelio, UK 2017, 114 min, original English version | Hollywood stars Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams excel in this moving drama by Oscar-winning director Sebastián Lelio about the secret love between two women in London's Orthodox community. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

Feature film, German premiere, Director: Yehonatan Indursky, Israel/France 2017, 90 min, Hebrew with English subtitles | In his first full-length feature film, director Yehonatan Indursky tells an unusual story of a father and daughter set in the ultra-Orthodox community of Bnei Brak. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

Feature film, Director: Gustav Machatý, Czechoslovakia/Austria 1932/1933, 82 min, original German version | A drama about an unhappy marriage; at the time, it caused a scandal and made Hedy Lamarr famous overnight. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

Feature film, Director: Samuel Maoz, Israel/Germany/France/Switzerland 2017, 108 min, Hebrew with German subtitles | Samuel Maoz has created another masterpiece critically examining the military. FOXTROT was awarded the Silver Lion in Venice in 2017. | Guest: Director Samuel Maoz in the discussion with Knut Elstermann

Feature film, Berlin premiere, Director: Shady Srour, Israel 2017, 81 min, Arabic, English, French, Hebrew, Italian with English subtitles | An unsuccessful Christian Arabic businessman on the quest for a marketing strategy for an out-of-the-ordinary "product"—sacrificing all that is holy! | Guest: Regisseur Shady Srour in the discussion with Thomas Abeltshauser

Feature film, German premiere, Director: Savi Gabizon, Israel 2017, 103 min, Hebrew with English subtitles | Ariel, a successful 50-somethig Israeli, learns from his ex-girlfriend that he is a father—but he will never meet his son, as he has already died. | Guest: Director Savi Gabizon in the discussion with Thomas Abeltshauser

Feature film, Berlin premiere, Director: Emmanuel Finkiel, France 2017, 127 min, French with English subtitles | Adaptation of Marguerite Duras's autobiographical classic Douleur.

Feature film, Director: Cecil B. deMille, USA 1949, 127 min, original English version | Cecil B. DeMille's spectacular period movie in Technicolor was the biggest box office success of 1949, hurtling Hedy Lamarr to the peak of her Hollywood career. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

Feature film, German premiere, Director: Matan Yair, Israel/Poland 2017, 93 min., Hebrew with English subtitles | 17-year-old Asher has a working-class background and wants to complete his schooling despite his father's disapproval. But his literature teacher supports him.

Feature film, Berlin premiere, Director: Eran Riklis, Israel/Germany/France 2017, 100 min., Hebrew, English, German with German subtitles | A Mossad agent and a Lebanese turncoat get closer than expected. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

Feature film, Berlin premiere, Director: Ofir Raul Grazier, Israel/Germany 2017, 104 min, Hebrew, German with English subtitles | A German cakemaker in Jerusalem in a film for all senses about baking, desire, jealousy, and secrets. A refreshingly different view of Israelis and Germans that remains firmly in the present.

Feature film, Director: Pablo Solarz, Spain/Argentina 2017, 86 min., Spanish with English subtitles | A Shoah survivor climbs out the window and disappears to find the man who saved his life long ago. | Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

Series, German premiere, Director: Ron Ninio, Shlomo Mashiach, Israel 2017, 12x35 min., Hebrew with English subtitles | Warning: highly addictive! This new Israeli series is totally captivating. | Introduction: Petra Palmer