Daily from 6:00 p.m.
Starting in August, Hendrike Bake and Tom Dorow from INDIEKINO present selected genre films. We screen genres like Noir, Action, Martial Arts, Horror, Western, Sci-Fi und Erotica... Daily, at 09:45 p.m.
Jeanne and Jean are happy newlyweds in a rural village. Their idyll is promptly shattered when Jeanne, on her wedding night, is raped in a ritual deflowering by the local baron and his lackeys. She returns to Jean terrified and in pain, and he calms her, saying, "Let us forget everything in the past". At first broken by the experience, Jeanne eventually vows revenge, with the help of a pact with the devil, who appears to her in explicitly phallic form and grows larger the more Jeanne submits to him. As Jeanne grows more and more powerful, she poses a threat to both the village lord and its priest, who seems to always be beside him. Jean seems progressively weaker in contrast to Jeanne, succumbing to drink and excess. The men grow weaker as she grows stronger, until she becomes a powerful witch and must be taken down.
Belladonna of Sadness is screened in the original Japanese with German subtitles
Alex Gibney’s ZERO DAYS is a documentary thriller about the world of cyberwar. For the first time, the film tells the complete story of Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware (known as a “worm” for its ability to burrow from computer to computer on its own) that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target. ZERO DAYS is the most comprehensive accounting to date of how a clandestine mission hatched by two allies with clashing agendas opened forever the Pandora’s Box of cyberwarfare. Beyond the technical aspects of the story, ZERO DAYS reveals a web of intrigue involving the CIA, the US Military's new cyber command, Israel's Mossad and Operations that include both espionage and covert assassinations but also a new generation of cyberweapons whose destructive power is matched only by Nuclear War.
Leila (Jella Haase), 19 years old, feels most at home at the carneval. Yet amidst the bumper cards, cotton candy and loud music, Leila finds she can't be understood, not even by her best friend Sarah (Luisa-Céline Gaffron), who she is secretly in love with. After a wild night that ends in the emergency room, Leila decides to check into a psychiatric clinic. There she shares a room with 35-year-old Frenja (Lana Cooper) and Ann (Marie-Lou Sellem) who is 52. All three roommates are completely different: Frenja has a husband and a daughter at home, whereas Ann never wanted to commit to anyone. The three women become close, fall in love with each other, and sneak out at night to have fun. For the first time in her life, Leila feels like she belongs - but her time in the clinic is limited.
Looping screens in the original German version only
Alma’s family has been producing quality olive oil in the Baix Maestrat area of Spain’s Castellón for generations. Yet changing pressures in the industry have made their traditional practices economically untenable, and the family is now in the mass-production poultry business.
Alma’s grandfather has not spoken in years. Sadness envelopes him, and he no longer wants to eat. His sons—Alma’s father and uncle—are impatient with him, but Alma understands her grandfather. She realizes he has been grieving for a thousand-year-old olive tree that the family has uprooted and sold to pay some debts. (A sadly common reality in Castellón at present.) Unable to bear the idea that her grandfather could die without seeing this terrible wrong corrected, Alma undertakes a quixotic mission to locate the tree and return it to the family orchard, so that her grandfather may have peace in his final days.
Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) is a philosophy teacher at the Paris Lycée and writes for a small publisher. She lives an intellectual, bourgeiose life with her husband and colleage Heinz (André Marcon) and their two grown-up children. Nathalie's mother Yvette (Edith Scob), who is increasingly confused, comes to visit regularly. One day Heinz tells Nathalie that he's leaving her after 25 years of marriage for another - Nathalie is surprised and reacts with mixed feelings. She discovers a freedom she has been missing, and travels to a country house where her former student Fabien (Foman Kolinka) is living with a group of academics who spend their time discussing philosphy in the pleasant countryside.
Things to Come is screened in the original French version with German subtitles.
Director Kirsi Marie Liimatainen came to East Germany in 1988 to study at the East Berlin Free German Youth High School "Wilhelm Pieck". 24 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Kirsi seeks out her fellow students who came from all over the world to learn the theory and practice of Marxism and Leninism. The students were politically active, freedom fighters, leftist activists, united in their hopes for a better world - but in reality, they experienced the conflicted socialism of East Germany. The director travels to Nicaragua, South Africa, Chile, Bolivia, Lebanon, Germany and Finland as she tries to find out what has become of those old ideas of a more equal society, and where those activists and dreamers are now.
Comrade, where are you today? screens in the original German/Finnish version, partly with German subtitles.
Noch immer ist Rattenhörnchen Scrat (Stimme im Original: Chris Wedge) mit seiner heiß geliebten Nuss beschäftigt. Doch dieses Mal setzen seine Missgeschicke eine Kette von Ereignissen in Gang, die sogar die ganze Welt bedrohen: Denn bei seinen Abenteuern stößt er zufällig auf ein UFO, das im Eis eingefroren war, bringt es zum Starten und schießt damit ins Weltall. Dort sorgt er dafür, dass nicht nur viele kleine Meteoriten auf die Erde stürzen, sondern auch ein riesengroßer droht, den gesamten blauen Planeten zu vernichten. Für das Mammut Manny (Ray Romano / deutsche Stimme: Thomas Nero Wolff), Faultier Sid (John Leguizamo/ Otto Waalkes) und Säbelzahntiger Diego (Denis Leary / Thomas Fritsch) beginnt die aufregende Suche nach einer Möglichkeit, die Katastrophe abzuwenden. Dabei stehen ihnen viele alte und neue Kumpanen zur Seite. Bei der Absturzstelle eines Meteoriten, der vor langer Zeit schon auf der Erde aufprallte, machen sie dann eine erstaunliche Entdeckung...
In 1980, two ideologically opposed homicide detectives from Madrid are sent to a forgotten town on the Guadalquivir Marshes to investigate the disappearance and murder of two teenage girls during the town's festivities. Together they will have to overcome their differences in order to catch the killer.
La Isla Minima screens in Spanish with German subtitles
The documentary captures life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis. Situated some 200km off Italy’s southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. Rosi spent months living on the Mediterranean island, capturing its history, culture and the current everyday reality of its 6,000-strong local population as hundreds of migrants land on its shores on a weekly basis. The resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea.
Fuocoamare screens in Italian with German subtitles.
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week is based on the first part of The Beatles' career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, The Beatles.The focus is on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.
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If we were allowed to show a single movie only in our “Romance” section, it would be IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE. Wong Kar-wai’s loosely structured and mostly improvised film about two lonesome neighbors who suspect their spouses of cheating and fall in love with each other in 1960s Hongkong is pure, distilled desire. Christopher Doyle’s dreamy photography, the mellow score by Shigeru Umebayashi and Maggie Cheung’s youthful glow are part of the magic.
Cantonese with English subtitles
Yuki‘s (Meiko Kiji) family is killed by bandits before she is born. Only
her mother survives, heavily injured. She dies shortly after Yuki’s
birth in prison but makes sure Yuki is going to fulfill her revenge.
Yuki is trained to be a killer and becomes “Lady Snowblood” hunting down
the murderers of her family. White snow, red blood, black nights. Snow
White as a stylish angel of death. LADY SNOWBLOOD has been a major
inspiration for Tarantino’s KILL BILL.
Japanese with German subtitles
Vargas (Charlton Heston), a Mexican detective, has taken on a gangster syndicate. When he crosses the border with his newly wedded American wife (Janet Leigh) a car bomb goes off. On the American side police officer Quinlan (Orson Wells) investigates the case. Vargas is outraged by the dubious methods of the corrupt officer and tries to convict him of fraud. Orson Welles paints the portrait of a grandiose character, who refuses to play by any rules but his own, in shades of deepening darkness.
George Miller is back with this literally breathtaking sequel of the
Mad Max Saga. Max (Tom Hardy) is kidnapped by the Warboys and is kept
hostage in the citadel of the tyrant Immortan Joe to serve as blood
donor for the Warboy Nux. Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) is on a
mission to get petrol with her road tanker. When she changes course and
Immortan Joe realizes that four of his “brides” are missing, a murderous
chase begins with Max being chained to Nux radio grill as living blood
bottle. Surreal, visionary, full of fantastic stunts and classical
Three college students set out to film a documentary about the „Blair
witch“. They disappear into the woods, never to be seen again. All that
remains are their video tapes. THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT single handedly
invented the found footage horror genre. Many films from the PARANORMAL
ACTIVITY franchise to CLOVERFIELD followed, but few adhered as strictly
to the rules of the genre as THE BLAIR WITCH: you can only see what the
protagonists see. In October the second, big budget, sequel will hit the
screens. Time to revisit the maverick original.
English with German subtitles.
Naturally, THE DEER HUNTER is more than a thriller. Michael Cimino’s
masterpiece is an epic, a Vietnam drama, a love story, a war picture, a
tragedy, an immigrant story, a buddy movie, a long good-bye, a dance, a
hunt, a wedding that looks like a funeral, a journey down the river, a
working class reality, the epitome of New Hollywood Cinema and the
beginning of its end, decades ahead of its time, perfection in cinematic
art, every frame a painting, only better, the reason why Robert de
Niro, Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken are the most important actors
of their generation. And then there is the Russian roulette.
English with German subtitles
HAUSU fuses bloody melodrama, musical massacre, hysterical teenage
drama and heart stopping animation to a once in a lifetime film event.
Seven girls – among them the pretty Angel, the tough Kungfu, the
storytelling Fantasy, the singing Melody and the always hungry Mac –
take a trip to a lonesome cottage. Terror awaits them but our heroines
are not easily dispirited.
Japanese with English subtitles