Morocco, France, 2019, 98 min., feature film, Arabic with English subtitles
Samia goes from door to door in Casablanca’s historical city
center seeking a job. She is heavily pregnant, a social outsider
due to her unmarried status, and homeless. Her search brings her
to Abla’s door. Abla’s 8-year-old daughter Warda, a cheerful
tomboy, takes an immediate liking to her and begs her mother to take
her in. Abla finally gives in. The single mother is filled with bitterness
since the death of her husband. But Samia’s entrance into the
little family begins to change things, stunningly…
Kino Museum Wed 27.11.2019, 8:30 p.m.
Perfekte Kandidatin –The Perfect Candidate
Saudi Arabia, Germany 2019, 101 min., feature film, Arabic with German subtitles
How did Maryam ever end up being the first woman to run for the
local council? Oh yeah, wheelchairs sunk into the mud before her
clinic, an injured elderly man spat out insults and refused treatment – by
a woman! The competent and headstrong Saudi doctor had to make her
own path and take a detour – into the municipal elections,
as a candidate! A hope-inspiring film from the director of “Wadjda”.
Kino Waldhorn Sun 24.11.2019, 6:00 p.m.
Sehnsucht der Schwestern Gusmão – The Invisible Life
Life of Eurídice Gusmão
Brazil/Germany 2019, 139 min., feature film, Portuguese with German subtitles
Free-spirited runaway Guida returns home to Rio de Janeiro – pregnant
and alone, breaking with every societal expectation of the 1950s
in Brazil. Her charming Greek lover did not prove suitable as husband
and father. Meanwhile, her younger sister Eurídice is stuck
in an unhappy marriage, although she truly wanted to study piano
in Vienna. When the affectionate sisters are to be reunited, a terrible
lie keeps them apart.
Kino Museum Thu 21.11.2019, 8:30 p.m.
Gemello – Twin Flower
Italy 95 min., feature film, original with English subtitles
Such different beginnings, such a similar fate: that of having to escape. The young Sardinian Anna, who refuses to speak and is running from a menacing secret; and bright and cheerful Basim, an illegal refugee from the Ivory Coast. They try to be there for each other and grow ever closer, even without many words. But Anna’s violent past threatens to catch up with them.
World premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, FIPRESCI award
Kino Museum Sat 23.11.2019, 8:30 p.m.
A Happy Life
Belgium/Luxembourg 2018, 88 min., feature film, French, Urdu with English subtitles
Amel and Mashir have a secret meeting place. Neither their friends
nor their parents know about their passionate romance. 22-year-old
Mashir comes from a very traditional Pakistani family, while 17-year-old
Amel is of Algerian origin. When Mashir’s parents decide to
arrange his marriage to his cousin Noor, Amel decides to break all
Kino Museum Fri 22.11.2019, 4:00 p.m.
existiert, ihr Name ist Petrunya – God Exists Her Name Is
Macedonia/Belgium/Slovenia/Croatia/France 2019, 100 min., feature film, Macedonian with German subtitles
After a humiliating job interview, Petrunya is full of rage. She
comes across some young men who carry out an old tradition, diving
for a consecrated cross in the river, and spontaneously dives in
too. She’s the one who gets the cross! And what’s more:
she doesn’t want to give it back. A genuine scandal in patriarchal-orthodox
North Macedonia… An absurd comedy based on a true story.
Teona Strugar Mitevska unfortunately had to cancel her visit!
Kino Museum Wed 20.11.2019, 7:30 p.m.
gehöre ihm – Loverboy
Germany 2017, 88 min., feature film, German Version
15-year-old Caro carries the typical insecurities of puberty. Until she falls head-over-heels for the handsome Cem. He turns out to be an unscrupulous “lover-boy”, who ruthlessly manipulates Caro, pulling her into a whirlwind of violence and prostitution despite her parents’ desperate attempts to prevent this from happening. Will she escape it?
Survivor of the „Loverboy-Method“ Sandra Norak present
Kino Museum Fri 22.11. 2019, 8:30 p.m.
eine Frau – A Regular Woman
Germany 2019, 90 min., feature film, German Version
Aynur is full of life, loves old-school hip-hop, and wears a headscarf.
In voice-over, she tells of her fight for a self-determined life
in a strictly patriarchal family, that holds to Sunni-Kurdish customs
even in Germany – including her forced marriage in Turkey.
An emotional and powerful film inspired by the “honor” killing
of Hatun ‘Aynur’ Sürücü in 2005.
Thu., 21.11. Producer Sandra Maischberger
Kino Museum Thu 21.11. 8:30 p.m.
Savovi – Stitches
Serbia/Slovenia/Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019, 97 min., feature film, Serbian with English subtitles
Ana won’t give up: for 20 years she has steadfastly searched
for her son. She is convinced: he’s alive and did not die in
childbirth. Ana seeks out clandestine sources for her increasingly
dangerous investigation. A moving thriller based on true events,
a scandal of mass kidnapping of babies that years-ago rocked Serbia.
Most cases are unsolved until today…
Producer Milena Garfield present
Kino Museum Fri 22.11. 8:30 p.m.
New Zealand/different South Sea Island States 2019, 90 min., feature film, different South Sea languages with English subtitles
The moving episodic film from 9 indigenous filmmakers transports
us to the South Sea, to Fiji and Tonga, to the Solomon and Cook Islands,
to Samoa and New Zealand. We meet eight women with the name “Vai” meaning “Water”:
as an exuberant child, curious young girl, rebellious woman, and
matriarchal great-grandmother, amidst the overwhelming nature and
cultural diversity of the South Pacific Islands.
Kino Waldhorn Mon 25.11. 6:00 p.m.
haben wir das verdient? – What Have We Done to Deserve This?
Austria 2018, 92 min., feature film, German Version
Wanda has always been a feminist, atheist and anti-racist. Now her
16-year-old daughter Nina breaks the news that she has just converted
to Islam online, wears a headscarf, and wants to be called Fatima
from now on. It's Wanda's worst nightmare! How can she bring Nina
back to her senses? She goes on a journey of discovery into "the
Community"... A black-humorous, satirical comedy from Austria.
Kino Museum Sat 23.11. 8:30 p.m.
Israel 2018, 93 min., feature film, Hebrew with English subtitles
Orna cannot believe what is happening, it’s like she’s
paralyzed. It all began with her job as the assistant to the powerful
real estate developer, Benny. Torn between her career and life with
her loving husband and three kids, she accepts an attractive offer
from her boss, but soon learns that it comes at a price she’s
unwilling to pay.
Kino Museum Sun 24.11. 8:30 p.m.