Current Films

Fatwa

Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud
Belgium, Tunisia 2018 | 102 min | engl. subtitled
Sat, 01-Jun-19 05:30 PM
Q&A with: Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud

Brahim Nad­hour, a Tunisian who has been living in France since he and his wife sep­a­rat­ed, returns to Tunis to bury his son, Marouane, who died in a motor­cy­cle acci­dent. He dis­cov­ers that the young man had been active in a rad­i­cal Islamist group and decides to find the rea­sons for his rad­i­cal­iza­tion and to iden­ti­fy the people who indoc­tri­nat­ed him. In the course of his inves­ti­ga­tion, he begins to doubt the cir­cum­stances of his son’s death.
Brahim’s mis­sion reveals a glimpse of Tunisian soci­ety today. In the neigh­bor­hood where he used to live, he meets many lib­er­al-minded people who are nonethe­less very care­ful when they answer his ques­tions, out of fear of per­se­cu­tion. His ex-wife, a sec­u­lar intel­lec­tu­al and esteemed author, lives in fear of attacks during public appear­ances. The film clev­er­ly plays with the form of the detec­tive story and was pro­duced with a high level of authen­tic­i­ty and many ama­teur actors, cre­at­ing a sim­i­lar feel­ing as the films by the Dar­d­enne broth­ers, who also co-pro­duced it.

Filles du Feu

Stéphane Breton
France 2017 | 80 min | engl. subtitled
Thu, 30-May-19 03:30 PM
Q&A with: Stéphane Breton
This is an excep­tion­al film about the con­flict in Syria. Far removed from typ­i­cal war report­ing, the anthro­pol­o­gist Stéphane Breton fol­lows Kur­dish women sol­diers, how­ev­er not in combat, but while … read more

Gilda Brasileiro - Against Oblivion
(Gilda Brasileiro - Gegen das Vergessen)

Roberto Manhães Reis, Viola Scheuerer
Brazil, Germany, Switzerland 2018 | 90 min | engl. subtitled
Sat, 01-Jun-19 10:00 AM
Q&A with: Roberto Manhães Reis, Viola Scheuerer
Gilda Brasileiro is an Afro-Brazil­ian woman who only recent­ly moved to a vil­lage in the Atlantic rain forest. She is all the more out­raged that no one seems inter­est­ed in … read more

On the Water
(Na vodi)

Goran Dević
Croatia 2018 | 79 min | engl. subtitled
Thu, 30-May-19 10:00 PM
Sun, 02-Jun-19 06:00 PM
The indus­tri­al city of Sisak, which is one of the oldest set­tle­ments in the region south of the Croa­t­ian metrop­o­lis of Zagreb, is the director’s home­town and is locat­ed where … read more

Tanzania Transit
(booked out)

> festival opening

Jeroen Van Velzen
Netherlands 2018 | 75 min | engl. subtitled
Tue, 28-May-19 07:00 PM
Q&A with: Jeroen Van Velzen
A busy train full of pas­sen­gers rolls through Tan­za­nia from the capi­tol to the provinces for three long days and nights. In third class, we meet a charis­mat­ic Masai named … read more

Tanzania Transit

Jeroen Van Velzen
Netherlands 2018 | 75 min | engl. subtitled
Sun, 02-Jun-19 08:00 PM
A busy train full of pas­sen­gers rolls through Tan­za­nia from the capi­tol to the provinces for three long days and nights. In third class, we meet a charis­mat­ic Masai named … read more

Wild Flower

Fathia Bazi
Netherlands 2016 | 54 min | engl. subtitled
Sat, 01-Jun-19 01:30 PM
Q&A with: Fathia Bazi
She cooks bunch­es of sting­ing nettle, blows her nose loudly, can breathe fire when she talks, and was ugly even as a child, Lule says. But then Lule, who is … read more