BEST OF FESTS
Innovative cinema and intimate insights: The BEST OF FESTS series brings together films that have already been screened at other important festivals and celebrated or awarded prizes there.
143 RUE DU DÉSERT – 143 SAHARA STREET (Algerien, Frankreich 2019, Hassen Ferhani). The desert is alive: a kiosk in the Sahara becomes a rest stop for modern nomads.
AETHER (Türkei, Italien 2019, Rûken Tekeş). A filmed legacy of one of the oldest cultural landscapes in the world just before it disappears.
DER BÄR IN MIR – BEAR-LIKE (Schweiz 2019, Roman Droux). The untamed beauty of wild grizzly bears: A summer film diary
FAT FRONT (Dänemark, Norwegen, Schweden 2019, Louise Detlefsen, Louise Unmack Kjeldsen). All bodies are good bodies! Body positivity activists fight for a new body image
FRITSCHS PFUSCH – FRITSCH'S FLUB (Deutschland 2020, Lisa Wagner). Manic, wound up, chaotic – a production of “Pfusch” to mark the end of Frank Castorf’s Volksbühne.
HOPE FROZEN (Thailand 2019, Pailin Wedel). Buddhism or high-tech science: is there life after death?
I LOVE YOU I MISS YOU I HOPE I SEE YOU BEFORE I DIE (Dänemark 2019, Eva Marie Rødbro). Hope finds its way through the undergrowth of a front garden in western USA.
IMMORTAL – SUREMATU (Estland, Lettland 2019, Ksenia Okhapkina). Just another quick selfie with the bust of Putin: how children are raised to be young patriots.
KOSHER BEACH (Israel, USA 2019, Karin Kainer). A discerning look at orthodox life – as colourful and lively as a day at the beach.
LOVE CHILD (Dänemark 2019, Eva Mulvad). A dead end or a new start – where does love lead to when you’re on the run?
MAIDEN (Großbritannien 2018, Alex Holmes). 12 courageous women and the most dangerous sailing regatta in the world = a victory for equal rights.
MIDNIGHT FAMILY (Mexiko, USA 2019, Luke Lorentzen). Bribes, emergency hospitalisations and the race to the next accident: ambulance rides through Mexico City.
NÎPAWISTAMÂSOWIN: WE WILL STAND UP (Kanada 2019, Tasha Hubbard). Crime and Punishment: After the murder of an indigenous young man his family fights for justice.
SCHEME BIRDS (Schweden, Schottland 2019, Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin). Can you break with social patterns? Young Gemma shows us that you can.