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WADJDA is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. All Wadjda wants is a bike so she can race against the little boy who lives next door, but her mother (Reem Abdullah) refuses to buy her one. In Saudi Arabia, little girls do not ride bicycles. She is… Read more »

Germany Germany / 2012 / 98 min. / 12+
Before Waldstille we show the short film Arigato by Anielle Webster. Duration: 9 minutes.

Two years after serving prison for drunk-driving and causing the death of his girlfriend (Tinka), Ben returns home, to the town of Waldstille in the Southern Netherlands, and has to face Tinka’s parents who now have custody of his little daughter Cindy. His embittered parents-in-law hold Ben responsible for Tinka’s death. Ben wants to restore… Read more »

Netherlands Netherlands / 2016 / 90 Min / 17+
Walesa: Czlowiek z nadziei

In the 1970s, Poland is a poverty-stricken country under a communist regime. Prices are rising rapidly and the secret police is controlling every corner. Where there seems to be no hope for better conditions, Lech Walesa sets out to fight for equal rights. He is a born leader who can easily inspire crowds, but he… Read more »

Poland Poland / 2013 / 127 min. / 12+
Miasto 44

In 1944, during the Nazi occupation in Warsaw, 18-year-old Stefan works to support his mother and his younger brother. The Polish Home Army decides to attack the weakened Germans. Stefan wants to fight the enemy with his friends and his loved one. The first days of the uprising are joyous, the enemy retreats. But it… Read more »

Poland Poland / 2014 / 130 min. / 17+
Habemus Papam

After the death of the concurring pope, the long process of electing a new one begins. The conclave procession result falls on Cardinal Melville. But at the moment of the official announcement, the gathering audiences in St. Peter’s Square wait in vain. After uttering a terrible howl of fear, the Cardinal refuses the office. The… Read more »

Italy Italy / 2011 / 102 min / 12+
Le prénom

WHAT’S IN A NAME? is adapted from a play.  Its strengths are in the witty dialogues and the skillful sense of pacing both in the writing and the performances (4 out of 5 actors are the original stage cast).  The directors (also of the play) Mathieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière manage to bring… Read more »

France France / 2012 / 109 min / 12+

After seven years of making documentaries and writing children’s literature, V. V. Landsbergis goes back to his roots and creates once more a drama film. Even though in his film WHEN I WAS A PARTISAN we find a few of his typical “fairytale” elements, this time the author talks about his countries painful history –… Read more »

Lithuania Lithuania / 2008 / 60 min / G
Fehér isten

A new regulation puts a heavy tax on mixed breed dogs. 13-year-old Lili fights to keep her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog free. Hagen and Lili search for each other until Lili loses faith. Homeless Hagen joins a gang of stray dogs, but is soon captured and locked up. The dogs look for an opportunity to escape and… Read more »

Hungary Hungary / 2014 / 121 Min / 12+
Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher

Benjamin is the prototypical 25-year-old computer geek: no fashion sense, no friends, and definitely no girlfriend. What he does have is a talent for all things digital. His online activity catches the eye of the charismatic Max. Together they form the subversive hacker group CLAY. For the first time in his life Benjamin feels like he belongs. But when CLAY is… Read more »

Germany Germany / 2014 / 102 Min / 12+
Kis Uykusu

Aydin, a former actor, owns a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla, who is coping with her recent divorce. During the winter, when snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but it also becomes an inescapable place… Read more »

Turkey Turkey / 2014 / 196 min. / 12+

A young man, Majid, is a talented kickboxer from a grey, anonymous suburb in The Netherlands. He is fresh from a stint in prison and tries to rebuild his life. While his devout parents are disappointed with his scrapes of crime, Majid divides his time between going to work and committing small crimes with his… Read more »

Netherlands Netherlands / 2013 / 122 min. / 17+