Films A to Z

E-Love

Paule is pushing 50, as she repeatedly observes in her voice-over commentary. When she – a philosophy lecturer with a 10-year marriage and a 15-year-old daughter – learns that her husband is having an affair with a 28-year-old, this number takes on a special weight. The Internet site L’âme-soeur is supposed to help Paule get through her burgeoning midlife crisis. Although she doesn’t find any soulmates there, she does discover a great number of opportunities for personal [...]

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EAST/WEST - Sex & Politics

Not a trace of socialism – Moscow, at least at its centre, nowadays bears comparison with any capitalist city. Wealth, showiness, but also elegance as far as the eye can see – Moscow is no longer a grey city of apparatshiks. However, democracy is still a slow to take hold, especially if the degree of genuine democracy in the country is to be measured by its population’s treatment of minorities. Although paragraph 121, which outlawed gay and lesbian relationships, was abolished [...]

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Echolot

A clique gathers in a house in the country to hold its own personal funeral ceremony for a friend who has committed suicide. It's not unusual for extreme situations to lure people out of their shells. In this case,the suicide prompts them to switch off for a while; this weekend at least, these young people are no longer thinking about tomorrow. Instead, they surrender entirely to the moment and give their feelings free reign. They dance, love, argue, drink, go for walks, or take naps. But [...]

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Edward II

Edward II, King of England, jeopardizes his reign when he brings his male lover to court. Embarrassed and outraged by the flaunting of his "degeneracy," his neglected Queen leads a vicious plot to assasinate his lover.

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Ein Traum in Erdbeerfolie

Engl. Title: Comrade Couture

COMRADE COUTURE is a journey through the wild underground world of fashion and so-called “survival artists“ in East Berlin. It was a world of make-believe amidst the restrictive daily life of the GDR. Here you could march to a different beat, be individual, and provocative. The most important distinguishing characteristic of this scene was your own personal style, as this was not for sale in the former East Germany. Subculture space was the place you could reinvent yourself. The [...]

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Ein Weg

Engl. Title: Paths

A kiss by the sea, a promise for life. Who goes to the Baltic coast in the autumn? Nobody except Martin and Andreas. They come here every year and, every year, their son Max is a bit taller, and their own faces a bit older. This time Martin is fed up. The weather’s unpleasant and he’d much rather have stayed at home. Andreas on the other hand tears off his clothes and jumps into the freezing sea. A worried Martin tries to stop him and, stumbling, gulps down the salty water. Back at [...]

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Eine flexible Frau

Engl. Title: The Drifter

Greta: 40, an architect, mother of a 12-year-old son, separated from her husband, recently unemployed. She starts working in a call center but is soon dismissed once again. She does everything in her power to keep hanging on in there, starts drinking and drifts through the city, torn between the pressure to confirm and the spirit of contradiction. A Woman Under the Influence, in Berlin at the beginning of the 21st century. The so-called New Berlin, moving from the wastelands to the town houses. [...]

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Eisenstein in Guanajuato

In 1931 the Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein travels to Guanajuato to direct his film Que viva México. There he encounters a new culture and its dealings with death; he also discovers another revolution - and his own body. Peter Greenaway depicts Eisenstein as an eccentric artist who travels to Mexico filled with the hubris of being an internationally celebrated star director. Once there, he gets into difficulties with his American financier, the novelist Upton Sinclair. [...]

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El carro azul

Engl. Title: The Blue Car

After his grandmother’s death Hansel returns to Cuba from San Francisco to look after his disabled brother, Marcos. The brothers have drifted apart. Marcos misses his grandmother and refuses to accept that she has died. She was the only one he trusted, the only one to look after him so patiently, and to teach him so much about the world, time, humans and animals. At first Marcos sees Hansel as an intruder in his world. He spends most of his time on the balcony looking up and down the street [...]

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El cielo dividido

Engl. Title: Broken Sky

Gerardo and Jonas found love because they sought each other out. Theirs is an intense, passionate love. And then, one night at a disco, Bruno intervenes. A man of uncertain age, Bruno appears to be magnetically drawn towards this charismatic couple. Jonas has an affair with him, but lacks the verve or the brazenness to take off with him. No sooner does Bruno appear than he disappears again. From this moment onwards, Gerardo sees Jonas as a harbinger of unavoidable death. Jonas, however, is [...]

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El día que Morí

Engl. Title: The Day I Died

A girl, her brother and their best friend on a long, hot summer’s day in Chas comús in Argentinia. A love-triangle takes its course. 

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El hombre nuevo

Engl. Title: The new man

At the tender age of twelve, Roberto supported the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua and fought for education and social reforms. He was to continue his political struggle fighting alongside the communist Tupamaros in Uruguay. Thirty years later he is struggling to live his life as a woman named Stephanía and striving to be accepted by both society and his family. Documentary filmmaker Aldo Garay has followed Stephanía for over twenty years. In El Hombre Nuevo he [...]

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El niño pez

Engl. Title: The Fish Child

Lala, a teenager from the most exclusive suburban neighborhood in Argentina is in love with the enigmatic and attractive Guayi, a 20-year-old Paraguayan maid employed in her parents’ home. They dream of living together in Paraguay, on the shores of Lake Ypoá. They rob every purse and wallet in the house to fulfill their fantasy, concealing the money in a shoe box. Yet once they have enough money, age, jealousy, and desire suddenly fuse in a fatal recipe threatening to destroy their [...]

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EMO the Musical

  ‘How do we know you´re for real?’ · ‘I tried to hang myself at my last school and they expelled me.’ · ‘Welcome to the band.’ After receiving a Special Mention for Best Short Film from the Generation Youth Jury in 2014, this love story full of irony and exhilaration has now been given the feature-film treatment. Ethan, a sensitive and depressed Emo boy with suicidal tendencies, plays hard doom and gloom rock with [...]

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En l'air

Engl. Title: In The Air

April works in a scrap yard. Daphany waits for customers in a fast food window. Lee spends the day waiting for school to be over. But the local circus school offers a departure from daily tedium. Combining elements of fiction and documentary, EN L'AIR is a portrait of a place that has endured an economic crisis for decades. The film features real people acting out scenes from everyday life and examines the force they are capable of in a deindustrialized world. EN L'AIR is shot in the filmmaker’s [...]

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En la azotea

Engl. Title: On the Roof

The heat’s bearing down on the high-rise rooftops of the suburbs. Every day at the same time, five boys climb to the top of one of them to stare at the house next door. Like clockwork, a woman appears, removes her clothes and proceeds to sunbathe in the nude. But this day something’s different. On the roof next door, a naked man seeks relief from the heat under a hose and one of the boys can’t keep his eyes off of him. His buddies don’t fail to notice.

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En Soap

Engl. Title: A Soap

Charlotte, who is 34, runs a flourishing beauty parlour. Dissatisfied with her relationship with Kristian, she decides to leave their flat and move into the first apartment she finds – much to Kristian’s amazement, for, as far as he is concerned, everything is honky dory between them. Veronica, 32, lives one floor below. Veronica is a man – a transsexual who lives with his dog, Miss Daisy. Unable to work on account of a nervous condition, he has been obliged to take early retirement. [...]

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End Of Love

Following his mother’s death, Ming, a good-looking gay man, moves out of their shared apartment and rents a room owned by Cyrus. His new landlord is an extravagant young man who seems to be swimming in money. Not appearing to need to work, he spends his time taking drugs and partying. Cyrus introduces Ming to his world and, before long, Ming agrees to work as a rent boy, like Cyrus. A turbulent time commences in which the two colleagues and business partners have a great deal of fun. Ming [...]

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Erè mèla mèla

Bodies brush against each other, hands speak to each other and loving glances are exchanged. A cinematic poem dedicated to the other – without whom one is nothing.

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Erotic Fragments No. 1,2,3

“Three” is the rule. The film has three parts. Each part has three shots and each shot is thirty seconds in length. Three characters share their erotic desires from the point of view of a third class citizen in contemporary Thai society.

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Estrellas de la línea

Engl. Title: The Railroad All-Stars

Valeria, Vilma and Mercy are prostitutes living in Guatemala. The price for their services is two dollars. All three belong to a group of women who work in the vicinity of “La Linea”, the railway line that cuts straight across Guatemala City and runs to the Pacific Ocean. All of them dream of being treated with respect, and that the violence against them will end. In order to publicise their plight – that also includes regular police harassment – they decide to found [...]

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Every Little Step

The 21st May, 1975, marked the Broadway premiere of Michael Bennett and Nicholas Dante’s musical “A Chorus Line”. When the curtain fell on stage for the last time on 28 April, 1990, the piece had been performed 6,137 times, breaking all records. To date it is the longest lasting Broadway American musical ever. On Broadway alone over six million people saw the piece that received a Pulitzer Prize and nine Tony awards. Richard Attenborough made a screen adaptation in 1985. At [...]

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Exposed

In her previous work, underground artist Beth B has often addressedsuch topics as sexual repression and boundary transgression. In EXPOSED, she leads us through New York’s 21st century undergroundwhere classic burlesque – usually catering to the male gaze –  is being radically redefined, prevalent sexual clichés are interrogated,and deeper meanings are teased out in a humorous and sometimes shocking way. From its founder James Habacker, we learn [...]

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