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European Work in Progress Cologne (EWIP)
October 17th - 19th 2022

Up to 30 European co-productions will compete on the EWIP stage and enter the race for the numerous awards... → more
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TERYKONY
(German title: Taubes Gestein)
A film by Taras Tomenko / Ukraine / 2022 / 80 Minutes

72nd Berlin International Film Festival / in Generation Kplus

This story is about coming of age and encountering the cruel reality. And it is about childhood that continues despite war... → more
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THE DEATH OF MY MOTHER
(OT: Zum Tod meiner Mutter)
A film by Jessica Krummacher / Germany / 2022 / 134 Minutes

72nd Berlin International Film Festival / competition ENCOUNTERS

Juliane's mother is only 64 years old. She is seriously ill and lives in a nursing home. Now she wants to die and stops eating and drinking... → more
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HEAVENS ABOVE
A Film by Srdjan Dragojevic / Serbia / 2020 / 122 Minutes
World Sales: Pluto Film

74 Locarno Film Festival

Stojan (Goran Navojec) is as dull and simple as he is kindhearted. When a freak accident while changing a light bulb puts a glowing halo above his head, he quickly becomes the new attraction around town...  → more
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ANAMNESIS
(OT "Anmaßung")
A film by Chris Wright and Stefan Kolbe / Germany / 2021 / 111 Minutes

71st International Film Festival Berlin / competition FORUM

The filmmakers first meet Stefan in 2015, in the therapy ward of Brandenburg Prison. Their first impression is of a polite, shy man. A warder tells them Stefan is an ice- cold woman-killer...  → more
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STOP-ZEMLIA
A film by Kateryna Gornostai, Ukraine / 2021 / 122 Minutes
World Sales: Pluto Film

71st International Film Festival Berlin / competition Generation 14plus

Navigating the emotional turmoil of waiting for life to begin while hanging around with classmates – a radical, authentic, and sensitive insight into the unsettling feeling of being young and an inside perspective on Ukrainian youth...  → more
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LIBORIO
A film by Nino Martínez Sosa, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Qatar / 2021 / 99 Minutes
World Sales: Pluto Film

50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)

In early 20th century, Liborio, a peasant, disappears in a hurricane and returns as a prophet. He says he’s been given a mission...  → more
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In Between Dying
Directed by Hilal Baydarov, Feature Film, Azerbaijan/ USA/ Mexico 2020, 88 minutes
World Sales: Pluto Film

Venice International Film Festival 2020 / Competition

Davud is a misunderstood, restless young man in search of his ‘true’ family, those whom he feels certain will bring love and therefore meaning to his life...  → more
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Jibril
Directed by Henrika Kull, Feature Film, Germany 2018, 83 minutes
World Sales: Pluto Film

Berlin International Film Festival 2018 / Panorama

Berlin, 2018. Maryam lives an independent life as a divorced mother of three girls. A coincidental encounter with Jibril, who is serving time in prison and whom she barely knows, makes her aware of what she's been missing in her life...  → more
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Lemonade
A film by Ioana Uricaru, Romania/Canada/Germany/Sweden 2018, 88 minutes
World Sales: Pluto Film

Berlin International Film Festival 2018 / Panorama

While working in the US on a temporary visa as a caretaker, Mara, a 30 year-old single mother from Romania, marries Daniel, an American...  → more
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Freedom
A film by Jan Speckenbach, Germany/Slovakia 2017, 100 minutes

Locarno International Film Festival 2017 / Concorso Internazionale

Nora (40) walks out on her husband and two children without a word of explanation. She is driven by an irresistible force...  → more
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Khibula
A film by George Ovashvili, Georgia/Germany/France 2017, 99 minutes
World Sales: Pluto Film

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017 / Competition

A man elected by his people to become the head of a newly independent country, gets ousted by a coup d´état shortly after...  → more
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SOY NERO
A film by Rafi Pitts, Feature film, Germany/France/Mexico 2016, 120 minutes
World Sales: The Match Factory

BERLINALE 2016 / Competition

Nero is running in the desert. He is trying to escape. He is running from the U.S. border patrol. He is captured. Nero is a 19-year-old deported Mexican...  → more
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ALL OF A SUDDEN (Auf Einmal)
A film by Aslı Özge, Feature film, Germany/Netherlands/France 2016, 112 minutes

BERLINALE 2016 / Panorama Special

After the party in Karsten’s apartment, everybody leaves except Anna. Admiringly, Karsten approaches this mysterious woman...  → more
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LIEBMANN
A film by Jules Herrmann, Feature film, Germany 2016, 82 minutes

BERLINALE 2016 / Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Teacher Antek Liebmann leaves his life in Germany behind and rents a place in summery northern France...  → more
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PARA MINHA AMADA MORTA ((To My Beloved)
A film by Aly Muritiba, Brazil 2015, 113 minutes
World Sales: Pluto Film

San Sebastián International Filmfestival / Horizontes Latinos

After the loss of his wife Ana, the forensic photographer Fernando becomes a quiet and introspective man, who raises his son Daniel by himself...  → more
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Pioneer Heroes (Pionery-Geroi)
Feature film, Russian Federation 2015, 116 minutes
World Sales: Alpha Violet

BERLINALE 2015 / Panorama

Olga, Katya and Andrey live in Moscow. Like all the provincials they arrived in the capital looking for happiness. They are school friends...  → more
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Koza
Feature film, Slovakia/Czech Republic 2015, 75 minutes
World Sales: Pluto Film

BERLINALE 2015 / Forum

Peter "Koza" Baláž is a former Olympic boxer. He and his partner Miša live in a dilapidated housing estate, constantly struggling to make ends meet...  → more
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Fires On The Plain (Nobi)
Japan 2014, 98 min.
World Sales: Coproduction Office

VENICE 2014 / Competition

In the final stages of WWII, the occupying Japanese army in the Philippines is rapidly losing ground, facing local resistance combined with an American offensive...  → more
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In The Basement (Im Keller)
Essayfilm, Austria 2014, 85 Min.
World Sales: Coproduction Office

VENICE 2014 / Out of Competition (Fuori Concorso)

The film is about people and basements and what people do in their basements in their free time. The film is about obsessions. The film is about brass-band music and opera arias, about expensive furniture and cheap male jokes...  → more
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A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence (En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron)
Drama, Sweden/Norway/France/Germany 2014, 100 Min.
World Sales: Coproduction Office

VENICE 2014 / Competition

Like modern times’ Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Sam and Jonathan, two travelling salesmen peddling novelty items, take us on a kaleidoscopic wandering through human destinies.  → more
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In Order Of Disappearance (Kraftidioten)
Comedy, Norway/Sweden/Denmark 2014
World Sales: Trust Nordisk

BERLINALE 2014 / Competition

Nils (Stellan Skarsgård) drives a snow blower and has a carefree life in snow covered Norway, until his son’s death suddenly puts him in the middle of a drug war between the Norwegian mafia and Serbian criminals.  → more
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The Midnight After
Feature Film, Hong Kong 2014, 124 minutes
World Sales: Fortissimo Films

BERLINALE 2014 / Panorama

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Somos Mari Pepa (We Are Mari Pepa)
Feature Film, Mexico 2013, 95 minutes
World Sales: FiGa Films

BERLINALE 2014 / Generation

SOMOS MARI PEPA (We Are Mari Pepa) tells the story of Alex, a 16-year-old teenager living with his grandma, who has various plans to occupy himself during the summer: write a new song with his rock band “Mari Pepa“, find a job and have his first sexual experience.  → more
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The Man Of The Crowd (O Homem Das Multidões)
Feature Film, Brazil 2013, 95 minutes
World Sales: FiGa Films

BERLINALE 2014 / Panorama

Juvenal and Margô work for the subway in Belo Horizonte. Juvenal is a train conductor and Margô works as a station controller. Apart from sharing the same workplace, the only thing that they have in common is the fact that they are both deeply solitary individuals, each seeking out their own way of dealing with the hard challenge of establishing socially meaningful relationships in a vast metropolis.  → more
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Daughters (Töchter)
Feature Film, Germany 2014, 92 minutes
World Sales: Alpha Violet

BERLINALE 2014 / Forum

Agnes, a teacher from the German province Hesse, comes to Berlin to identify a dead girl. The police suspect she is Agnes’ fifteen-year-old daughter Lydia, who has run away from home. But she is not. Agnes decides to stay in Berlin, driven by the hope of finding her daughter.  → more
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Castanha
Documentary / Fiction, Brazil 2014, 95 minutes
World Sales: FiGa Films

BERLINALE 2014 / Forum

CASTANHA tells the story of João, a 52-year-old actor who lives with his 72-year-old mother, Celina. He spends his time between his night job as a cross-dresser in small gay bars and the roles he portrays in modest plays, movies and TV shows.  → more
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My Sweet Pepper Land
Feature Film, Germany/France/Iraq 2013, 95 minutes
World Sales: Rohfilm

CANNES 2013 / Un Certain Regard

Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now police commissioner in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace, he thinks about quitting the police force, but instead agrees to be stationed in a small valley, at the very borders of Iran, Turkey, and Irak.  → more
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Paradise: Hope
Feature Film, Austria/France/Germany 2012, 91 minutes
World Sales: Coproduction Office

BERLINALE 2013 / Competition

PARADISE: HOPE tells the story of 13-year-old Melanie. While her mother Teresa travels to Kenia and her aunt Anna Maria uses her vacation to convert people in Austria to Christianity, Melanie spends her holiday in a diet camp for overweight teenagers in the Austrian countryside.  → more
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Father's Garden – The Love Of My Parents
Essay Film, Switzerland 2013, 93 minutes

BERLINALE 2013 / Forum

FATHER'S GARDEN is an attempt at a personal revision of the past. I had always felt like a stranger in my own family until I noticed - not without disquiet - how similar we are in actual fact.  → more
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When I Saw You
Feature Film, Palestine/Jordan 2012, 93 minutes
World Sales: The Match Factory

BERLINALE 2013 / Forum

Together with his mother Tarek (11) has to flee from Palestine to Jordan. Having been separated from his beloved father in the chaos of war, Tarek has difficulties adjusting to life in a refugee camp between thousands of tents and prefab houses.  → more
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Tanta Agua
Feature Film, Uruguay 2013, 102 minutes
World Sales: Alpha Violet

BERLINALE 2013 / Panorama

What could be worse than being 14 and on vacation with your father? Taking your children on vacation during seemingly endless rain. Since his divorce, Alberto spends little time with his children Lucía and Federico.  → more
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Paradise: Faith
Feature Film, Austria/France/Germany 2012, 113 minutes
World Sales: Coproduction Office

VENICE 2012 / Competition

In “PARADISE: FAITH” Ulrich Seidl explores what it means to carry the cross. For Anna Maria, a single woman in her 50s, paradise lies with Jesus. She devotes her summer vacation to doing missionary work, so that Austria may be brought back to the path of virtue.  → more
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Postcards From The Zoo
Feature Film, Indonesia/Germany/Hong Kong/China 2012, 96 minutes
World Sales: The Match Factory

BERLINALE 2012 / Competition

Abandoned in the zoo by her father when she was a little girl, Lana grew up surrounded by animals, boundaries and the sounds of a subdued wilderness. Raised by animal trainers, the zoo is the only world she knows.  → more

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