Monthly Archives: July 2018

Die Kinder meiner Tochter (My Daughter’s Children)

With actors Jürgen Prochnow, Petra Kleinert, Mia Kasalo, and Ugur Ekeroglu.  After retired judge and widower Ernst Blessing (Jürgen Prochnow) loses his estranged daughter in a traffic accident, he must come to terms with his past and his loneliness when … Continue reading

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Die Erbin (The Heiress)

With actors Mina Sadic and Oktay Çagla.  A young German-Turkish woman, Hülya (Sadic), returns from Germany to her late father’s small mountain village in Turkey to write about him. As she learns more about him, she finds her impression of … Continue reading

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Die alten bösen Lieder (The Bad Old Songs)

With actors Alexander Gallant, Gerhard Hinze, Peter Lewan. 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 … Continue reading

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Der nötige Schneid (What It Takes)

color, Germany, Özgür Yıldırım, 6 Min, 2002 With actors Alexander Gallant, Gerhard Hinze, Peter Lewan. Student film from Turkish-German auteur Özgür Yildirim’s time at the Hamburg Media School. Links: IMDB Genre(s): Short film

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Chiko

With actors Denis Moschitto, Moritz Bleibtreu, and Volkan Özcan. Set in Hamburg and produced by Fatih Akin, Chiko is a tale of the son of an immigrant family Issa (Denis Moschitto) and his friend Tibet (Volkan Özcan) who dream of becoming big-time drug … Continue reading

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Berivan

With actors Ebru Kücük, Hatice Kücük, and Bawer Sahin. Director Miraz Bezar’s short film won the prize for Best Short Film at the Nuremberg International Humans Rights Film Festival. Links: IMDB Genre(s): Drama

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Bastarde. Postmigrantisches Theater Ballhaus Naunynstraße (Bastards – Postmigrant Theater at the Ballhaus Naunynstraße)

color, Germany, Asli Özarslan, 25 Min, 2011 Germany-based Turkish filmmaker Asli Özarslan’s documentary introduces us to the performers at the Berlin theater Ballhaus Naunynstraße, which features mostly actors and directors with immigrant backgrounds. Genre(s): Documentary

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Barbara

With actors Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, and Jasna Fritzi Bauer. Christian Petzold’s critically acclaimed historical drama follows Barbara Wolff (Nina Hoss), a physician in East Germany who is imprisoned and relocated for requesting permission to the leave the country. Though … Continue reading

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