Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, San Francisco – Films – Goethe-Institut

© ALINFilmproduktion

BREAKING HORIZONS (AM HIMMEL DER TAG)

Lara is about to finish her degree in architecture, but it doesn’t interest her anymore. She spends her nights going out late, without really enjoying it.More ...
© Kurhaus Production

FREE FALL (FREIER FALL)

A promising career with the police, a baby on the way – Marc’s life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular jogs, he experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness.More ...
© Emily Meyer

GOLD

1898, during the Klondike Gold Rush: Emily Meyer joins a group of German immigrants to journey to the gold fields that have just been discovered at Dawson City in the north. The group has staked everything in a bid to turn around their harsh lives in the New World.More ...
© Media Luna New Films

HANNA’S JOURNEY (HANNAS REISE)

As a career boost, Hanna, a young German woman, goes to Israel to work in a home for mentally and physically handicapped people. She meets Itaj, the Israel social worker who becomes her liaison.More ...
© aug&ohr medien

INHALE (TANZ MIT IHR)

A young dance student lives in two worlds: One of them only exists in her head, a world of sound with words that cannot be spoken. Aylin Tezel’s debut as a director walks the thin line between reality and fantasy.More ...
Courtesy of Global Screen

CENTERPIECE FILM
LUDWIG II

Bavaria, 1864: When King Maximilian II dies, Crown Prince Ludwig, just 18, is proclaimed King of Bavaria. He soon molds his kingdom into a center of beauty, ruled by the arts.More ...
© T&C Film AG

LULLABY RIDE (NACHTLÄRM)

Life could be wonderful for young parents Livia and Marco, if only their adorable nine-month-old son would stop crying. Their solution is one that parents have turned to since the invention of the automobile.More ...
© BOJE BUCK Produktion

LATE SHOW
MEASURING THE WORLD 3D (DIE VERMESSUNG DER WELT)

The exploits of 19th-century scientist Alexander von Humboldt and mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss come marvelously to life in this offbeat, entertaining historical romp.More ...
© Courtesy of T&C Film AG

MILES & WAR

Conflict resolution insider Anne Thoma followed three senior mediators from the Geneva-based Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue for three years to make this sure-handed, clear-eyed documentary.More ...
Courtesy of Kino Lorber

MORE THAN HONEY

Oscar®-nominated director Markus Imhoof tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia.More ...
© Konzept+Dialog Medienproduktion

MUNICH IN INDIA (MÜNCHEN IN INDIEN)

As the Nazis seized power in Germany, painter Fritz-Munich was traveling through colonial India between 1932 and 1937, and became the only German court painter of the Maharajas.More ...
© DENKmal-Film

REDEMPTION IMPOSSIBLE (UNTER MENSCHEN)

At the far end of Austria on the Czech border, the moral challenges of our civilization meet under a magnifying glass: guilt, responsibility and redemption. Forty chimpanzees live in a sealed-off, overgrown safari park.More ...
© DETAiLFILM Gasmia &Kamm GbR

SENSATIONAL SEVEN - SHORTS FILMS 2014

"Eat"; "A Good Story"; "Karl’s Death"; "Reverie"; "Rhino Full Throttle"; "Runner"; "The Strange Photographer and the Solitude".More ...
© Laura Schleicher/FFL.de

SHIFTING THE BLAME (SCHULD SIND IMMER DIE ANDEREN)

A violent young criminal and his victim come face to face in this tightly wound study of guilt and redemption.More ...
© UFA Cinema/Gordon Muehle

SHORES OF HOPE (WIR WOLLTEN AUFS MEER)

A story about destinies in a repressive nation, about hope, longing and disillusionment and what one is ready to sacrifice for the big dream.More ...
© Claudia Rorarius

CASTRO CLOSING NIGHT
SILENT SUMMER (STILLER SOMMER)

Kristine, an art historian, suddenly loses her voice after a successful auction. She retreats to her family’s house in the south of France.More ...
© Courtesy of VOD-Consulting

SOUND OF HEIMAT – GERMANY SINGS (SOUND OF HEIMAT – DEUTSCHLAND SINGT)

What could a New Zealand vanguard saxophonist of Scottish descent hope to find behind a milk churn in the East German boondocks? Musical extravagance! And “Heimat” (homeland).More ...
© Global Screen

THE BLACK BROTHERS (DIE SCHWARZEN BRÜDER)

14-year-old Giorgio is sold to a Milanese man who trains him to become a chimney-sweep. When the boy and his friends are threatened by a gang called the Wolves, Giorgio’s friend Alfredo founds a rival gang, the Black Brothers.More ...
© Juergen Olzyk

THE GIRL WITH NINE WIGS (HEUTE BIN ICH BLOND)

Sophie has just started her studies when she is diagnosed with cancer and her world is turned upside down. But Sophie is a fighter. She wants to live, with everything that’s part of life.More ...
© Vento Film

THE SHINE OF DAY (DER GLANZ DES TAGES)

Phillipp Hochmair is a young, successful actor with engagements at big theatres in Vienna and Hamburg. His life is marked by learning new texts by heart, rehearsals, and performances.More ...
© Beta Cinema

LUFTHANSA OPENING NIGHT FILM
TWO LIVES (ZWEI LEBEN)

The Berlin wall has just crumbled. Katrine, raised in East Germany and now living in Norway, is a “war child”; the result of a love relationship between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during World War II.More ...
© Frank Dicks

WEST (WESTEN)

The year is 1978, it’s summer, three years after the death of Wassilij, Nelly’s boyfriend and Alexej’s father, who died in a car accident in Russia. For a fresh start, they head for the West.More ...
© SamFilm GmbH

WINDSTORM (OSTWIND - ZUSAMMEN SIND WIR FREI)

The fierce stallion Windstorm is too wild to be anyone’s friend. But Mika, a lonely and unhappy girl, sent to her grandmother’s farm for the summer, may just discover her true passion and talent...More ...
© Dor Film

YOUR BEAUTY IS WORTH NOTHING (DEINE SCHÖNHEIT IST NICHTS WERT)

Veysel, a 12-year-old Kurdish migrant, struggles to learn German. His refuge is daydreaming about his classmate Ana, with whom he is secretly in love.More ...