Biography

  • Schlingensief – A Voice That Shook the Silence

    Schlingensief – A Voice That Shook the Silence

    2020

    2h.4min

    16+

    A feverish Schlingensief documentary by Bettina Böhler, a renowned editor, portraying this exceptional artist in his full range.


  • Fragile Memory

    Fragile Memory

    2022

    1h.25min

    16+

    The Ukranian grandson of filmmaker Leonid Burlaka draws a rich picture of Soviet history with archive footage of his grandfather.


  • Alice Schwarzer

    Alice Schwarzer

    2022

    2h.16min

    16+

    Cinematic memorial to the highly controversial icon of the German women's movement who helped shape feminist discourse for over 50 years.


  • Johanna Dohnal - Visionary of Feminism

    Johanna Dohnal - Visionary of Feminism

    2021

    1h.47min

    16+

    Johanna Dohnal, icon of the Austrian women's movement and first Minister for Women's Affairs, shaped the Alpine Republic like hardly any other.


  • Show Your Wound - Art and Spirituality in the Work of Joseph Beuys

    Show Your Wound - Art and Spirituality in the Work of Joseph Beuys

    2015

    1h.24min

    16+

    The portrait of an artist who in all his art and with his whole being questioned the existing social system.


  • Mystik und Widerstand

    Mystik und Widerstand

    2013

    1h.10min

    16+

    The theologian, feminist, and mystic Dorothee Sölle argued that theology is necessarily political.


  • Adventure Anthroposophy - Rudolf Steiner and his influence

    Adventure Anthroposophy - Rudolf Steiner and his influence

    2008

    1h.50min

    16+

    Many people are familiar with Waldorf schools, but few are aware of the life and work of Rudolf Steiner, who in 1919 established them.


  • Die Legende vom Nil

    Die Legende vom Nil

    1991

    58min

    16+

    This travel diary describes the journey of the painter Paul Klee in Egypt between 1928 and 1929 through his letters and his paintings.


  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    2005

    1h.10min

    16+

    This film illuminates the poetic-mystical side of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the UN Blue Helmet missions Dag Hammarskjöld.


  • Nachtmeerfahrten - Eine Reise in die Psychologie von C.G. Jung

    Nachtmeerfahrten - Eine Reise in die Psychologie von C.G. Jung

    2011

    1h.9min

    16+

    A cinematic journey into the biography of the psychiatrist C. G. Jung (1875−1961) and into his powerful world of myths, dreams and symbols.


  • Engel über Europa - Rilke als Gottsucher

    Engel über Europa - Rilke als Gottsucher

    2018

    1h.22min

    16+

    Rainer Maria Rilke was not only one of the greatest German poets, but also a spiritual seeker who walked his very own path.


  • For the Glory

    For the Glory

    2022

    1h.15min

    16+

    This documentary follows full-contact athlete Lukas Kroiss on his cinematic path to the K1 European Championship title.


  • Roland Klick: The Heart Is a Hungry Hunter

    Roland Klick: The Heart Is a Hungry Hunter

    2013

    1h.19min

    16+

    Roland Klick is a film history legend. He made movies with Mario Adorf and Dennis Hopper, then mysteriously faded away after only six films.


  • AIDE MÉMOIRE - ein schwules Gedächtnisprotokoll

    AIDE MÉMOIRE - ein schwules Gedächtnisprotokoll

    1996

    16min

    16+

    Two years before his death, the HIV-positive Baldiga reviews his life, in selected episodes.


  • Highfalutin

    Highfalutin

    2021

    1h.36min

    16+

    Friends and colleagues reminisce about the controversial actor Volker Spengler, who was dubbed the "Downfall of the West".


  • E.K.G. Expositus (the public and the artistic media)

    E.K.G. Expositus (the public and the artistic media)

    2004

    1h.41min

    16+

    A hospital in Berlin-Neukölln at midnight. A patient is being admitted. TV journalists are on the scene. The beginning of a story that tells itself.


  • Eye Candy

    Eye Candy

    2019

    1h.0min

    16+

    In the formerly male-dominated world of wrestling, a courageous woman struggles to be taken seriously as an athlete and performer.


  • Fassbinder: Love Without Demands

    Fassbinder: Love Without Demands

    2015

    1h.47min

    16+

    R.W. Fassbinder has never been shown with such openness and introspection.


  • Mary Bauermeister - One and One is Three

    Mary Bauermeister - One and One is Three

    2021

    1h.42min

    16+

    As a pioneer of the Fluxus movement she revolutionized the concept of art and made history with contemporaries Karlheinz Stockhausen and John Cage.


  • Eight Hundred Times Lonely

    Eight Hundred Times Lonely

    2020

    1h.24min

    16+

    A warm-hearted yet stylistically radical film portrait in black and white and color about Edgar Reitz and his encounter with a young female filmmaker.


  • Character One: Susan

    Character One: Susan

    2020

    1h.24min

    16+

    Susan is a glamorous train wreck: a delusional drug-addict and psychotic who compares herself to the likes of Maria Callas and Romy Schneider.


  • Walter Arlen’s First Century

    Walter Arlen’s First Century

    2019

    1h.34min

    16+

    Multifaceted portrait of the composer and music critic Walter Arlen, who musically processed the horrors of the Nazi era.


  • An Iron Box

    An Iron Box

    2018

    1h.42min

    16+

    A filmmaker discovers evidence of a Wehrmacht massacre in Italy in his grandfather's estate and investigates the case himself.


  • Baba Evi

    Baba Evi

    2015

    25min

    16+

    Akin Sipal explores his family history and the role language and literature play in it.


  • Ben Berlin

    Ben Berlin

    2015

    1h.30min

    16+

    Portrait of action artist, environmental activist, natural philosopher, gallery owner and "anarchist" Ben Wagin.


  • The Good American

    The Good American

    2009

    1h.32min

    16+

    A portrait of Tom Weise, one of the initiators of HustlaBall, a project to promote the acceptance of male prostitutes.


  • My Life Part 2 - Mein Leben Teil 2

    My Life Part 2 - Mein Leben Teil 2

    2003

    1h.30min

    16+

    Angelika Levi explores her German Christian-Jewish family heritage through the archives of photographs, audio tapes and films collected by her mother.


  • My Name Is Not Ali

    My Name Is Not Ali

    2011

    1h.32min

    16+

    A portrait of El Hedi ben Salem, the actor of the Arab guest worker Ali from Rainer Werner Fassbinder's film "Ali – Fear Eats The Soul".


  • And There Was Fire in the Center of the Earth

    And There Was Fire in the Center of the Earth

    2013

    1h.18min

    16+

    How a Holocaust survivor and Dürckheim student became a pioneer of Zen Buddhism in Ecuador.


  • The Beautiful Home

    The Beautiful Home

    2011

    1h.5min

    16+

    A house for the needy in Berlin - Schöneweide where 21 men live who have lost everything – is THE BEAUTIFUL HOME for these men.


  • Fritz Bauer - Death By Installments

    Fritz Bauer - Death By Installments

    2010

    1h.38min

    16+

    Fritz Bauer was a public prosecutor, a leading investigator of Nazi history and a pioneer of German civil society.


  • Zownir: Radical Man

    Zownir: Radical Man

    2006

    1h.0min

    16+

    ZOWNIR: RADICAL MAN is the portrait of Miron Zownir, one of the most censored photographers, filmmakers and crime novelists of our time.


  • My Father, the Revolution and Me

    My Father, the Revolution and Me

    2013

    1h.22min

    16+

    A personal take on Turkish history by director Ufuk Emiroğlu. It's a mosaic of a film, which moves freely between documentary, fiction and animation.


  • A Fleeting Passage To The Orient

    A Fleeting Passage To The Orient

    1999

    1h.22min

    16+

    This captivating film shows the less-knon sides of the Elisabeth, Empress of Austria, aka Empress Sissi on her travels to Egypt in 1885 and 1891.


  • The Fifth Point of the Compass

    The Fifth Point of the Compass

    2017

    1h.16min

    16+

    After a plane crash Martin goes on a search for traces from the Dolomites over Brazil to the ocean floor.


  • The Folk Singer

    The Folk Singer

    2008

    1h.44min

    16+

    THE FOLK SINGER leads the viewer into a world full of raw human emotion, slapstick humor and wild American Roots Music.


  • The Photographer In Front Of The Camera

    The Photographer In Front Of The Camera

    2014

    1h.17min

    16+

    In THE PHOTOGRAPHER IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA, Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel accompany the still very active 90-year old photographer Erich Lessing.