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Best International Dramas
6pm – 10.30pm
Die Bürgschaft Kerstin Höckel 30 minutes 15
The Hostage fetches Friedrich von Schillers ballad about a friendship beyond death to highly topical today’s Berlin: Two refugee girls exchange their identities, because one of them shall be deported and desires to say goodbye to her lover. The airplane with her best friend is about to start. But she runs to free the hostage. This act of true love moves the passengers. And they stand up for the girls to prevent the take off.
Fu Guo (Floating Melon) Roberto F. Canuto & Xu Xiaoxi 19 minutes 18
In a day of passion and nightmare, a young guy must confront the reality of the Chinese society after breaking it’s laws. The guy with whom he spent the afternoon is dead on his bed from the effects of a drug. But in a place where everything is fake, anything can happen. LGBT Drama Spain
Feinkost Felix Wollner 14 minutes 15
Guest Meier is every restaurant owner’s worst nightmare. He sharply criticizes his ordered food after just a single bite. The restaurant´s chefs Harald and Tim feel their professional honor is grossly insulted. Together with waiter Peter, they discuss how to put this “problematic guest” in his place, working themselves meanwhile into a rage. Will diplomacy triumph over barbarous brutality or is violence indeed a solution? And what does an instant photo camera have to do with all this?
La Chair Et Les Volcans Clemence Demesme 21 minutes 12A
Laura,a young teenager, lives alone with his father in the little village in Auvergene (France). At 14, she faces the daily constraints and makes her way thanks to her own refuges.Drama France
Letter To God Maria Ibrahimova 17 minutes U
Letter to God is a film about the power of faith – irrespective of belief or religion. A lonely widower discovers that he is dying and after a series of mysterious encounters decides to do the only thing he can think of: write a letter to God.
Drama USA, Azerbaijan
Wölfe (Wolves) Juliana Neuhuber 15 minutes 15
1472. Now. Always. Who gives you the right?
A family displaced by war is ambushed by highwaymen. The encounter takes a turn when one of the robbers recognises the father as his old brother in arms.
The Return Of Erkin by Maria Guskova 29 minutes 15
Erkin gets out of prison and wants to return to his former life. But everything has changed and he does not know if he can live as a free man.
Food , First Pol Ponsarnau 11 minutes 12A
Food first, then morals! A comedy about two couples in a stylish Berlin Tapas restaurant. Tension grows with each dish. All seems lost when the question “who waters your plants?” comes on the table.
Circle Alexander Heringer 12 minutes U
The short film “Circle” depicts a young woman in despair, who after experiencing a tragic loss escapes into the seemingly perfect past. She loses herself in vivid memories and starts to neglect her real life. A constant inner struggle emerges between past and present, distorting her perception of reality. Ahmad Saleh, a young Palestinian screenwriter wrote “Circle” to cope with the losses he endured during the crises in Palestine.
Monica Dimitris Argyriou 5 minutes 15
Monica wanted to become a hair dresser, when she was young.... things went wrong... This is her story... (Based on a real interview with a human trafficking victim.) Drama Germany
Paläontologie Pablo Callisaya 13 minutes 18
The two students Rafi and Alex fall themselves into a new Forschungsgebiet: The paleontology. From now on it must be at least 10 years older.
Hold back Steffen Geypens 19 minutes 12A
When a young introvert skater falls in love with the girlfriend of one of his best friends, he’s pushed to his limits by the people who are most close to him Drama Belgium
Against The Tide Gaetan d’Agostino 18 minutes 12A
Disappeared five years ago, Tom, came back for the furneral of the wife of his old friend David. Tom invites David to spend a few days in the country, David is accused Tom of being left without a trace... Drama Belgium
Hilde Felix Knochen 21 minutes 15
"After an accident at the lake, 11 year old MELLY seems to metamorphose strangely. Her Mother HILDE wants to keep normality."
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