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Helke Sander: Aufräumen

A film by Claudia Richarz . Starts March 7th at the fsk. In German.

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Es beginnt beim Bestatter: Helke Sander sucht sich einen Sarg aus, kein Zeichen von Fatalismus oder Morbidität, son­dern von Selbstbestimmung bis zum Ende. Eigentlich wür­de sie ger­ne ein­fach in einem Tuch begra­ben wer­den, so wie es bei Muslimen Tradition ist, doch für eine Deutsche auf einem deut­schen Friedhof gel­ten stren­ge Regeln.

Dass sie auch hier die Regeln hin­ter­fragt passt zu einer Frau, die in einem Moment sagt: „Wer nach­denkt, radi­ka­li­siert sich auch.“ Nachgedacht hat Helke Sander viel, beson­ders in den 60er Jahren, als die Studentenrevolten ihren Anfang nah­men, Revolten, die aber bei aller Radikalität oft von einem imma­nen­ten Sexismus geprägt waren. Das Patriarchat ließ sich bei den Eltern ger­ne ankla­gen, bei sich selbst waren die Muster nicht so schnell weg­zu­be­kom­men. Und so kam es 1968 zu Helke Sanders legen­dä­rer Rede vor dem SDS, dem Sozialistischen Deutschen Studentenbund. Sie for­der­te die Männer im Saal auf, sich nicht nur für die Befreiung der unter­drück­ten Völker in Vietnam oder anders­wo ein­zu­set­zen, nicht nur auf das gro­ße Ganze zu schau­en, son­dern auch das klei­ne, das wenig Spektakuläre im Auge zu behal­ten: Die Realität der Frauen in Deutschland, in Frankfurt und Berlin.

Dort stu­dier­te Sander im legen­dä­ren ers­ten Jahrgang der Filmhochschule DFFB, in dem unter ande­rem Wolfgang Petersen, Harun Farocki, Hartmut Bitomsky und auch der spä­te­re RAF-Terrorist Holger Meins stu­dier­ten. Erste Filme dreh­te Sander noch in den 70er Jahre, ihren bekann­tes­ten 1978. In „Die all­sei­tig redu­zier­te Persönlichkeit – Redupers“ spielt sie sel­ber die Hauptrolle einer allein­er­zie­hen­den Frau, die in West-Berlin als Fotografin arbei­tet und ver­sucht, Kind, Beruf, Privatleben und poli­ti­sches Bewusstsein unter einen Hut zu bringen.

Nicht nur durch ihr eige­nes Mitwirken vor der Kamera wird deut­lich, wie auto­bio­gra­phisch die­ser Film war: Anfang der 60er Jahre zog Sander nach Finnland, bekam ein Kind und kehr­te spä­ter als allein­er­zie­hen­de Mutter nach Berlin zurück. In der Rückschau bli­cken sie und Zeitgenossinnen durch­aus selbst­kri­tisch auf die­se Zeit zurück, geben zu, dass die Kinder nicht immer die Aufmerksamkeit beka­men, die sie viel­leicht hät­ten bekom­men sollen.

Das Private und das Politische unter einen Hut zu brin­gen, das war damals schon schwie­rig, das ist es auch heu­te noch, doch die Fortschritte, die seit den 60er Jahre in der Gesellschaft, aber auch in der Filmbranche zu beob­ach­ten sind, zei­gen, dass der Einsatz von Helke Sander und ande­ren nicht umsonst war. Heute gibt es die Initiative ProQuote, heu­te gibt es Kinderbetruung am Filmset und manch ande­re Errungenschaft. Wie Claudia Richarz in ihrem Dokumentarfilm „Helke Sander: Aufräumen“ über­zeu­gend zeigt: Nicht zuletzt dank Helke Sander.

Michael Meyns | programmkino.de

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GB 2023, 101 Min.,
Regie: Claudia Richarz
Kamera: Claudia Richarz, Martin Gressmann, Volker Sattel
Schnitt: Martin Kayser-Landwehr, Magdolna Rokob

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Squaring the Circle - The Story of Hipgnosis

Squaring the Circle: The Story of Hipgnosis

A film by Anton Corbijn. Starts March 14h at the fsk. In English with German subtitles.

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Scourge of manage­ment, record com­pa­nies and album slee­ve prin­ters; Champion of bands, music, gre­at ide­as and high, infu­ria­tingly high stan­dards; Defender of the art over com­mer­ce at all times.” – Nick Mason, Pink Floyd on Hipgnosis

Celebrated pho­to­grapher, crea­ti­ve direc­tor and film­ma­ker Anton Corbijn’s first fea­ture docu­men­ta­ry SQUARING THE CIRCLE (THE STORY OF HIPGNOSIS) tells the sto­ry of Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey “Po” Powell, the crea­ti­ve geni­u­ses behind the ico­nic album art design stu­dio, Hipgnosis, respon­si­ble for some of the most reco­gnizable album covers of all time. They for­med Hipgnosis in Cambridge during the fer­ment of the six­ties and beca­me rock royal­ty during the boom time of the seven­ties. They con­ju­red into exis­tence sights that no one had pre­vious­ly thought pos­si­ble, pro­du­ced visu­als which popu­la­ri­zed music that had pre­vious­ly been con­side­red frin­ge, and were at the white-hot cen­ter of the mad­dest, fun­niest and most crea­ti­ve era in the histo­ry of popu­lar music.

During this peri­od, record com­pa­nies didn’t dic­ta­te to acts like Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Paul McCartney what their LP covers should look like – Storm and Po did. They made money; they lost money. They did gre­at things; they did sil­ly things. They fell out bit­ter­ly; they made up. They never play­ed a note, but they chan­ged music. The film fea­tures brand new inter­views with Roger Waters, David Gilmour & Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Graham Gouldman of 10cc, Noel Gallagher, and many more.

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GB 2022, 101 Min., engl. OmU,
Regie: Anton Corbijn
Kamera: Stuart Luck, Martijn van Broekhuizen
Schnitt: Andrew Hulme
mit: Paul McCartney, Aubrey Powell, Jimmy Page, Noel Gallagher, Robert Plant, Roger Waters, u.a.

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Goodbye Julia

Goodbye Julia

A film by Mohamed Kordofani . Starts March 14th at the fsk.
In Arabic with German subtitles.

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Wracked by guilt after cove­ring up a mur­der, Mona a nor­t­hern Sudanese reti­red sin­ger in a ten­se mar­ria­ge tri­es to make amends by taking in the deceased’s sou­thern Sudanese widow, Julia, and her son, Daniel, into her home. Unable to con­fess her trans­gres­si­ons to Julia, Mona deci­des to lea­ve the past behind and adjust to a new sta­tus quo, una­wa­re that the country’s turm­oil may find its way into her home and put her face to face with her sins.

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SD/SE/DE/SA/FR/EG 2023, 120 Min., arab. OmU,
Regie: Mohamed Kordofani
Kamera: Pierre de Villiers
mit: Eiman Yousif, Siran Riak, Nazar Gomaa, Ger Duany 

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Wir waren Kumpel

Wir waren Kumpel

A film by Christian Johannes Koch & Jonas Matauschek.

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Black dust, shrill metal­lic noi­ses, dark tun­nels, mus­cu­lar bodies – all that is the past. At the end of 2018, extra­c­tion of coal throug­hout Germany came to an end. That same year, the voices of the emer­ging cli­ma­te pro­test move­ment Fridays for Future grew lou­der. Against the back­drop of the­se media and socio-poli­ti­cal events, the film fol­lows five miners on their tra­gic, humo­rous and heart­warm­ing search for a new role in life.

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DE 2023, 104 Min.,
Regie: Christian Johannes Koch & Jonas Matauschek
Kamera: Sebastian Klatt
Schnitt: Natali Barrey, Annette Brütsch, Jonas Matauschek

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Club Zero

A film by Jessica Hausner. Starts March 28th at the fsk. In English with German subtitles.

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Miss Novak joins the staff of an inter­na­tio­nal boar­ding school to teach a con­scious eating class. She ins­tructs that eating less is healt­hy. The other tea­chers are slow to noti­ce what is hap­pe­ning and by the time the dis­trac­ted par­ents begin to rea­li­se, Club Zero has beco­me a reality.

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AT, UK, DE, FR, DK 2023, 110 Min., eng­li­sche OmU
Regie: Jessica Hausner
Kamera: Martin Gschlacht
Schnitt: Karina Ressler
mit: Mia Wasikowska, Sidse Babette Knudsen, Elsa Zylberstein, Lukas Turtur, Mathieu Demy, Amir El-Masry, Ksenia Devriendt, Luke Barker

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Slow

A film by Marija Kavtaradze. Starts March21st at the fsk. In Lithuanian with German subtitles.

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It would never have occur­red to the pas­sio­na­te dancer Elena to have a love affair wit­hout sex. But when she falls head over heels in love with sign lan­guage inter­pre­ter Dovydas, the­re is no way around it for the two of them. Because Dovydas is ase­xu­al. Is the emo­tio­nal con­nec­tion bet­ween them strong enough for a hap­py rela­ti­onship in which Dovydas is not sexu­al­ly attrac­ted to Elena? SLOW is a love sto­ry like you’­ve never seen befo­re. Marija Kavtaradze sen­si­tively and authen­ti­cal­ly tells the sto­ry of two peo­p­le who beco­me clo­se wit­hout slee­ping tog­e­ther. This roman­tic dra­ma is car­ri­ed by two cha­ris­ma­tic prot­ago­nists who cap­ti­va­te you from the very beginning.

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LT/ES/SE 2023, 108 Min., litaui­sche OmU
Regie: Marija Kavtaradze
Kamera: Laurynas Bareiša
Schnitt: Silvija Vilkaitė
mit: Greta Grinevičiūtė, Kęstutis Cicėnas

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SLOW Trailer Deutsch | German [HD]
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Monster – Die Unschuld

A film by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Starts March 21st at the fsk. In Japanese with German subtitles.

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A search for the truth on seve­ral levels, in which many things are not what they appear to be, recent­ly hono­red at Cannes.

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s cen­tral the­me, the fami­ly, is once again his start­ing point in this magni­fi­cent­ly orchestra­ted nar­ra­ti­ve. And once again the Japanese mas­ter direc­tor demons­tra­tes his keen power of obser­va­ti­on. In a nuan­ced way, he addres­ses such the­mes as arson, bul­ly­ing, ali­en­ati­on, and pre­ju­di­ce, approa­ching them from mul­ti­ple per­spec­ti­ves and get­ting the audi­ence to think about them. What makes a per­son a mons­ter? And who gets to deter­mi­ne that?

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Kaibutsu
Japan 2023, 127 Min., japan. OmU
Regie & Schnitt: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Kamera: Kondo Ryuto
mit: Eita Nagayama, Sakura Ando, Soya Kurokawa, Yuko Tanaka, Hinata Hiragi, Mugino Saori

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Julie – eine Frau gibt nicht auf

A film by Eric Gravel. Starts March 7th at the fsk. In French with German subtitles.

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After sepa­ra­ting from her hus­band, Julie has moved to a Paris sub­urb to rai­se their two child­ren on her own. Every day she takes them to an elder­ly nan­ny befo­re com­mu­ting to her stressful job in down­town Paris as a maid in a luxu­ry hotel. When a strike para­ly­zes the public trans­por­ta­ti­on sys­tem, com­mu­ting bet­ween home and work beco­mes much more dif­fi­cult. And when Julie final­ly gets an inter­view for a job she’d long been hoping for, she has no choice but to set off on a fran­tic race against time that will push her to her very limits as both her pro­fes­sio­nal and per­so­nal life hang in the balance.

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À plein temps
FR 2022, 88 Min., franz. OmU
Regie: Eric Gravel
Kamera: Victor Seguin
Schnitt: Mathilde Van de Moortel
mit: Laure Calamy, Anne Suarez, Geneviève Mnich, Nolan Arizmendi, Sasha Lemaitre Cremaschi, Cyril Gueï

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Documentary series by Julian Vogel | 87min | 67min | 85min | DE 2023

Camera: Luise Schröder, Julian Vogel
Sound: Oscar Stiebitz, Julian Vogel
Editor: Gregor Bartsch, Sebastian Winkels

Munich 2016, Halle 2019 and Hanau 2020: three right-wing extre­mist attacks by so-cal­led „lone wol­ves: Alleged lone per­pe­tra­tors who, see­mingly wit­hout being part of clas­sic extre­mist struc­tures, radi­cal­i­zed them­sel­ves on the Internet and sud­den­ly struck in public spaces. These are sto­ries that now domi­na­te the head­lines: Right-wing ter­ror is curr­ent­ly con­side­red the grea­test thre­at to demo­cra­cy in Germany, accor­ding to the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. And this despi­te the fact that until recent­ly such per­pe­tra­tors were often clas­si­fied as men­tal­ly ill, „con­fu­sed” lone per­pe­tra­tors and thus denied their racism. These times are over: After the attack in Hanau, Frank Walter Steinmeier spo­ke of an „attack on all of us”. But who are „all of us”?

The tri­lo­gy „EINZELTÄTER (Parts 1–3)” inde­pendent­ly takes the per­spec­ti­ve of the peo­p­le who­se rela­ti­ves were actual­ly the tar­get of the attacks and who­se lives will never be the same again.

EINZELTÄTER Part 1: MÜNCHEN

Arbnor lost his sis­ter in the 2016 attack at the Olympia shop­ping cen­ter, Hasan and Sibel lost their son. For a long time, the rela­ti­ves had to fight for the sta­te to reco­gni­ze the racist back­ground of the crime. Only after the attacks in Halle and Hanau did they succeed.

EINZELTÄTER Part 2: HALLE

EKarsten lost his only son Kevin in the Halle attack. While the public wat­ches the tri­al of the right-wing extre­mist per­pe­tra­tor, he strug­gles to deal with his grief. He finds sup­port in the Halle FC fan scene.

EINZELTÄTER Part 3: HANAU

The racist attack of February 19, 2020 has chan­ged Hanau-Kesselstadt. People of dif­fe­rent ori­g­ins live here, and six of the nine vic­tims died here. After the attack, peo­p­le here stick tog­e­ther, try to deal with the con­se­quen­ces of the act, and fight for cla­ri­fi­ca­ti­on. And this is whe­re the father of the per­pe­tra­tor and the sur­vi­ving rela­ti­ves of the vic­tims live in the imme­dia­te vicinity.

Since 2018, I have been in cont­act with sur­vi­vors of the racist attack in Munich in 2016, which was initi­al­ly clas­si­fied by the inves­ti­ga­ting aut­ho­ri­ties as a non-poli­ti­cal ram­pa­ge. This chan­ged with the attack in Halle in 2019, in the wake of which the Munich act was clas­si­fied as right-wing vio­lence and right-wing extre­mism as the grea­test thre­at to the secu­ri­ty situa­ti­on. After the attack of Hanau 2020, which brought the pro­blem of right-wing „lone per­pe­tra­tors” ulti­m­ate­ly into public con­scious­ness, I deci­ded to make a docu­men­ta­ry film that accom­pa­nies the mour­ning work of the bere­a­ved and their rela­ti­onship to the social dimen­si­on of the­se three acts. The result was a tri­lo­gy. The fami­lies in Munich and Hanau are united by the fact that their mour­ning work is inter­wo­ven with the fight against racism. In Halle, the situa­ti­on is dif­fe­rent: Kevin’s father Karsten has to deal with the death of his child becau­se someone wan­ted to strike a mino­ri­ty to which he hims­elf does not belong. For me, his grief was no less tou­ch­ing than the grief of the other peo­p­le affec­ted. It was imortant to me to also dedi­ca­te mys­elf to his story

Rückkehr nach Korsika

A film by Catherine Corsini. Starts March 14th at the fsk. In French with German subtitles.

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Jessica and Farrah spend the sum­mer with their mother on Corsica, whe­re both sis­ters were born. The two ado­le­s­cents go swim­ming, have par­ties and make their first sexu­al expe­ri­en­ces. But the loca­ti­on also brings an old fami­ly trau­ma back to the sur­face – the three of them left the island 15 years ago under tra­gic cir­cum­s­tances. Director Catherine Corsini and her won­derful stars imbue the gen­re of the sum­mer movie with an unu­su­al depth – wit­hout for­get­ting about the holi­day feeling.

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FR 2023, 106 Min., franz. OmU
Regie: Catherine Corsini
Kamera: Jeanne Lapoirie
Schnitt: Frédéric Baillehaiche
mit: Aïssatou Diallo Sagna, Esther Gohourou, Suzy Bemba, Lomane de Dietrich, Cédric Appietto, Marie-Ange Géronimi, Harold Orsoni, Virginie Ledoyen, Denis Podalydès

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