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Father James is a good priest, intent to make the world a better place. One day in confession, an unseen member of his parish tells James that he’s going to kill him precisely because he’s done nothing wrong. Given a week to make peace with God, James reaches out to help members of his church – visits that double as a… Read more »

Ireland Ireland / 2014 / 102 Min / 12+

The year is 1959. It is the height of the Cold War. Guy is an experienced British pilot who is in command of Britain’s first manned mission to space. He has trained for 3 years and now he is alone in space when his capsule malfunctions. The helpless British astronaut has limited contact with his… Read more »

UK UK / 2015 / 91 Min / 17+
The actor will attend the film screening on Thursday 11 May 2017 in the Goethehaus.

Based on the true story of a high school teacher (Kacper) who is losing his eyesight. Due to a genetic disorder, chances are high that he’s facing permanent blindness. Initially heartbroken, he decides to hide his eye problem, fearing he might lose his dream job and to help his students prepare for the final exams…. Read more »

Poland Poland / 2015 / 106 Min / 17+
Cesar’s Grill

My father Cesar thought I was going to take over his grill restaurant in Ecuador, but I decided to study and went to Germany. Ten years later he calls me to let me know that his restaurant is bankrupt. After years of no contact, saving the restaurant becomes our joint project. The film tells of my return to Ecuador, where I, the vegetarian… Read more »

Germany Germany / 2013 / 90 Min / 12+

CHARACTER is set in the 1920s in Rotterdam, where a boy named Jacob (Fedja van Huet) grows up poor and emotionally undernourished.  He has to carry the stamp of an illegitimate child because his proud mother, Joba (Betty Schuurman), refuses to marry Dreverhaven (Jan Decleir). The director, Van Diem opens the film with Dreverhaven’s murder… Read more »

Netherlands Netherlands / 1997 / 122 min / 12+

As Hitlers army invades in 1940, Grand Duchess Charlotte Wilhemine and her key government ministers escape across the French border, to set up a government-in-exile.  Luxembourgers who stay behind endure five bitter years of occupation at the hands of the Third Reich.  Against criticism that she’s abandoned her people, Charlotte and her government waged an… Read more »

Luxembourg Luxembourg / 2008 / 96 min / G
Chico & Rita

Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba (“Belle Epoque”) made another Oscar come-back with this beautifully animated feature-length film, “Chico & Rita”. The film depicts a romantic tragedy, involving a lifelong affair of the heart between two Havana musicians: Chico, a piano player, and Rita, a vocalist. Chico (voiced by Emar Xor Oña) is a handsome, young piano… Read more »

Spain Spain / 2010 / 94 min / 12+
Pozitia copilului

Cornelia (Luminita Gheorghiu) is a successful architect in Bucharest and a nosy mother. Although she is giving her 30 years-old son, Barbu, all the privileges that she can get, he still rejects her attention. The mother’s world is turned upside down when Barbu hits a 14-year-old teenager crossing the road. Refusing to sit back, Cornelia… Read more »

Romania Romania / 2013 / 112 min. / 17+
To tango ton Hristougennon

Lt. Stefanos Karamanidis (Yannis Stankoglou) is a lonely man with restrained anger. He enjoys the loyal company of his dog and he is secretly in love with Zoi Loggou (Vicky Papadopoulou), the young wife of Colonel Manolis Loggos (Yannis Bezos).  In order to approach and declare his feelings for Zoi, the Lieutenant will force the… Read more »

Greece Greece / 2011 / 102 min / 17+

Bosnia – 1993. In the midst of the Bosnian war, Marko, a Serbian soldier witnesses the brutal aggression of Haris, a Muslim civilian, by three fellow soldiers. Marko interferes and saves Haris, but is beaten to death by the infuriated soldiers. Bosnia – 2008. The war is over but the wounds of the conflict are… Read more »

Serbia Serbia / 2013 / 112 min. / 17+

Film director Laura Poitras started receiving anonymous encrypted e-mails from “CITIZENFOUR”, who claimed to have evidence of illegal covert surveillance programs run by the NSA in collaboration with other intelligence agencies worldwide. Five months later, she flew to Hong Kong to meet the man, who turned out to be Edward Snowden, a former high-level analyst… Read more »

Germany Germany / 2014 / 114 min. / 12+
Clara und das Geheimnis der Bären

Clara (13-year old) lives with her mother and her stepfather on a remote farm in the Swiss Alps.  Clara’s sensitivity and her strong connection with nature enables her to see and feel things others cannot perceive. Only in Thomas (12), Clara finds a confidant and an ally.  Through the discovery of an ancient girl’s shoe,… Read more »

Switzerland Switzerland / 2013 / 90 min. / G
Schone handen

Eddie and Sylvia live a good life in Amsterdam. They have two children, a lavish home and enough money to buy anything they want. There’s only one problem: their lifestyle is financed by Eddie’s drug empire. When a brutal police raid shakes things up, Sylvia decides to flee with her children in an attempt to… Read more »

Netherlands Netherlands / 2015 / 108 Min / 17+
Les Annees Claires

Frédéric Guillaume is constantly filming, it’s his way of getting a grip on life. When the love of his life, Claire, gets pregnant, he documents it. Frédéric tells his story as if he’s writing a diary. His candid observations are poetic and amusingly self-mocking. He also keeps on filming when things get difficult – especially… Read more »

Belgium Belgium / 2015 / 76 Min / 17+
Hasta la Vista

Despite of being paralyzed, being confined to a wheelchair and terminally ill, or being almost blind, these three Belgian teenage boys are just like any other boys.  Accompanied by Claude – their guardian/chauffer, Jozef, Philippe, and Lars set out on a self-discovery journey across Belgium, France and Spain, to go to a brothel and get… Read more »