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German Cinema

German Cinema

From the crowd pleaser SISSI which launched the career of Romy Schneider to arthouse gem THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS, Film Movement presents an assortment of films from Germany and Austria, including the debut feature of Toni Erdmann-director Maren Ade (THE FOREST FOR THE TREES), complex moral parable STYX, and a darkly Austrian take on the Western, THE DARK VALLEY.

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German Cinema
  • Oeconomia

    We live in a world where our economic system has made itself invisible and eludes understanding. In recent years, we often have had little more than a diffuse and unsatisfactory feeling that something is going wrong. But what? The episodically-structured feature-length documentary OECONOMIA expla...

  • The Dreamed Path

    In the 1980s, foreign travelers Kenneth and Theres sing on the streets to make money while backpacking around Greece. The two are in love, but upon learning that Kenneth's mother had an accident in England, he hastily abandons Theres and returns home. Thirty years later in Berlin, Ariane, a 40-ye...

  • The Lobby

    There is no Here “here.” A character simply named “Old White Male” holds court in the lobbies of various apartment buildings in Buenos Aires and expounds with measured disgust on death, consciousness, and the state of contemporary human relations. The man’s mostly unsolicited remarks form an unsp...

  • The Last City

    An archeologist and a weapons designer – who, in a prior life, knew each other as a filmmaker and a psychoanalyst – meet at an archeological excavation site in the Negev Desert and begin discussing love and war; a conversation they continue in the Israeli city of Be’er Sheva. The film then procee...

  • Streetscapes [Dialogue]

    There are streets, paths, motorways, alleys, boulevards, and promenades. And there are life paths, intersections, and dead ends. Two men sit on the shady, raised platform of a brick building somewhere in Montevideo. They are submerged in a conversational marathon that never ceases. The younger of...

  • Walchensee Forever

    Matters of identity, origin and self-fulfillment are explored in WALCHENSEE FOREVER, a cinematic voyage of discovery spanning four generations of women over a century. Uncovering hidden secrets and her role in the ancestral chain, filmmaker Janna Ji Wonders takes viewers from the family café at t...

  • My Little Sister

    Once a brilliant playwright, Lisa (Nina Hoss) no longer writes. She lives in Switzerland with her family, but her heart remains in Berlin, where her twin brother, Sven (Lars Eidinger), is battling an aggressive type of leukemia. He is a famous theater actor, and Lisa tries moving heaven and earth...

  • All of a Sudden

    After the party in his apartment breaks up, Karsten (Sebastian Hülke) admiringly approaches Anna, the mysterious young woman who remains. How could he have known that, in this moment of weakness, his life would spiral out of control? Now Anna is dead, and his conduct is under suspicion. Inside th...

  • The Dark Valley

    A mysterious stranger arrives in a snow capped Austrian mountain village claiming to be a traveling photographer from America, yet is in fact an embittered gunfighter on a mission of vengeance.

    DIRECTED BY ANDREAS PROCHASKA
    AUSTRIA AND GERMANY / 2014 / ENGLISH
    STARRING SAM RILEY

  • Amour Fou

    Alliance of Women Film Journalists Selection! Read an excerpt from Marilyn Ferdinand's AWFJ review: "The careful framing, gorgeous period settings, brilliantly orchestrated set-pieces, and vibrant colors of this film are a feast for the eyes, and I admired the subtle performances of this uniforml...

  • Heidi

    Orphan girl Heidi spends the happiest days of her childhood together with her eccentric grandfather, cut off from the outside world in a simple cabin in the Swiss mountains. Together with her friend Peter, she tends to her grandfather's goats and enjoys freedom in the mountains to the fullest. Bu...