Monthly Archives: March 2015

Deutschland 09 – 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation (Germany ’09 – 13 Short Films on the State of the Nation)

Thirteen German directors present short films exploring the state of the country in 2009. Director and one of the project’s founders, Tom Tykwer, says, “Der Film Deutschland 09 vereint ein gutes Dutzend individuelle filmische Blicke auf das, was wir heute und jetzt … Continue reading

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Europäische Visionen

The “European Visions” omnibus includes 25 short films from the 25 countries that constituted the European Union in 2004. The project was inspired by Lars von Trier. Filmmakers had five minutes to explore the theme of “Europe.” The German segment … Continue reading

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Sensin – Du bist es!

Fatih Akin’s first film, this short comedy won the Audience Award at the International Short Film Festival Hamburg in 1996. Kubilei, a young Turkish man in Hamburg, Germany, knows his dream woman will love three things: Marlboro, punk, and Robert de … Continue reading

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Müll im Garten Eden (Garbage in the Garden of Eden)

This documentary follows villagers in Turkey’s Black Sea village of Çamburnu as they struggle with the central government’s decision to turn establish a garbage dump in the hills above their community. The film is not currently for sale in the US. Links: IMDB, Official … Continue reading

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The Cut

Links: IMDB, Film Portal.de, German-Films.de Genre(s): Drama, Melodrama; Historical Drama; Multilocal Episodes; Theme(s): Migration and Mobility; Genocide; Deportation; Diaspora;

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