Family

  • Reihe 6

    Reihe 6

    2023

    25min

    16+

    This documentary shows the consequences of the 2008 war for displaced Georgians in a refugee settlement and their struggle to find a new home.


  • Matadoras

    Matadoras

    2021

    26min

    16+

    Caught between German stuffiness and Argentinian religiosity, Madi discovers her own sexuality.


  • The Smoothness of Our Teeth

    The Smoothness of Our Teeth

    2021

    28min

    16+

    A family visit and a broken tooth raises universal questions about identity, origins and life choices.


  • Life on the Horn

    Life on the Horn

    2020

    25min

    16+

    A creeping, almost invisible toxic waste catastrophe is taking place on Somalia's coast.


  • Zahorí

    Zahorí

    2022

    1h.45min

    16+

    In the vast emptiness of the Patagonian steppe, 13-year-old Mora embarks on a journey with an old, indigenous Mapuche gaucho.


  • In Between Fridays

    In Between Fridays

    2023

    1h.37min

    16+

    Somewhere in the Monchique mountains of Portugal, the Fridayhappiness Associação balances sustainable living with their economic lifeline.


  • Dreams of the City

    Dreams of the City

    1984

    2h.3min

    16+

    A poignant tale of lost innocence, young Dib navigates the tumultuous landscape of 1950s Damascus following his father's death.


  • Our Fathers

    Our Fathers

    2021

    1h.15min

    16+

    About the missing and the found. About the silent and the roaring. About cuddling and sneezing. Six stories about fathers.


  • Enter Mycel

    Enter Mycel

    2022

    1h.15min

    16+

    A parasitic fungus infects humanity. It triggers visions and also enables communication with the dead.


  • Just a Friday

    Just a Friday

    2022

    26min

    16+

    When Germany surrenders in 1945, two reckless teenagers put their families' escape on the line to save their friendship.


  • Pix

    Pix

    2017

    8min

    16+

    Baby photos, Christmas snapshots, school enrollment photos, wedding photos - our lives are an endless succession of photogenic moments.


  • 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.


  • She Is a Good Boy

    She Is a Good Boy

    2022

    26min

    16+

    When Ava's father Gunter, a classic macho dude, shows up at her door, worlds collide.


  • Gisela

    Gisela

    2005

    1h.30min

    16+

    Authentic, haphazard and unromantic, three residents of a high-rise housing estate search for love, friendship and sexuality.


  • Me Time

    Me Time

    2022

    1h.26min

    16+

    Self-determination, women's rights, taboos: ME TIME focuses on child-free life and expectations of mothers.


  • Looteyo

    Looteyo

    2022

    1h.23min

    16+

    A powerful film about the struggle of a naive boy with good intentions in the harsh environment of Irans drug stronghold on the Island of Hormuz.


  • Who's Afraid of Alice Miller?

    Who's Afraid of Alice Miller?

    2021

    1h.41min

    16+

    What sounds like a case study from "The Drama of the Gifted Child" is the true story of the son of famed psychologist Alice Miller.


  • I Am the Tigress

    I Am the Tigress

    2021

    1h.20min

    16+

    Tischa Thomas is a 47-year-old bodybuilder who has undergone a remarkable transformation. She challenges conventional notions of femininity.


  • Bungalow

    Bungalow

    2002

    1h.24min

    16+

    The Bundeswehr is looking for him, his girlfriend Kerstin breaks up with him, and unexpectedly his older brother Max shows up


  • The Ugly Truth

    The Ugly Truth

    2021

    1h.50min

    16+

    Authentic, honest drama about a family threatened by the downward spiral of depression, alcoholism and jealousy.


  • In the Woods

    In the Woods

    2022

    1h.21min

    16+

    After the success of his series "Ebersberg", director Manuel Weiss takes a father-daughter duo into the gloomy depths of the German forest.


  • Away You Go

    Away You Go

    2018

    1h.16min

    16+

    Compassionate mumblecore-style drama about a young woman's struggles with the expectations placed on her by her partner and friends.


  • 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.


  • Strassenkaiser

    Strassenkaiser

    2017

    1h.25min

    16+

    Noah (12) arrives in Berlin to visit his father and gets caught up in adventures at the Carnival of Cultures.


  • Justice 2.0

    Justice 2.0

    2015

    49min

    16+

    Contemporary witnesses from several European countries provide impressive insights into how the Iron Curtain shaped life across the continent.


  • The Family

    The Family

    2014

    1h.32min

    16+

    Survivors can also be victims in countries where injustice was the norm. Their compelling testimonies are featured in this insightful documentary.


  • I Won't Go Anywhere

    I Won't Go Anywhere

    2021

    52min

    16+

    This film sensitively shows how two war orphans, in the face of an inhumane policy of conquest and the loss of their home, support each other.


  • The Head of the Cat

    The Head of the Cat

    2021

    29min

    16+

    A mother lives isolated from the outside world with her daughter in a remote house. The mother wants to train her child to be a survival specialist.


  • MansFeld

    MansFeld

    2013

    1h.38min

    16+

    A magical film about the mysteries of childhood and an old custom: In the village of MANSFELD, the ritual banishment of the old takes place every year


  • Deadlock

    Deadlock

    1970

    1h.29min

    16+

    DEADLOCK hints at what German film could have become without all the state subsidized funding of navel-gazing and art for art's sake.


  • Amal

    Amal

    2014

    55min

    16+

    Ghadir, Mohamad and their five children never wanted to leave their homeland Syria. Now they are in Germany. The new beginning is not easy.


  • Alimamy

    Alimamy

    2020

    40min

    16+

    To pay for his children's education, Sierra Leonean farmer Alimamy is taking a gamble: he wants to sell the entire cassava harvest at the next market.


  • My Vietnam

    My Vietnam

    2021

    1h.10min

    16+

    Through Skype and online chat rooms, a Vietnamese couple, Bay and Tam, create their own virtual version of Vietnam in their Munich apartment.


  • 9 Lives

    9 Lives

    2011

    1h.46min

    16+

    9 LIVES portrays the fate of young people who decided at the age of 11, 12 or 13 to leave home and to live on the streets.


  • For Nothing

    For Nothing

    2014

    1h.35min

    16+

    A political and sociological look at the transformation and gentrification of Berlin through teenage eyes.


  • Thing I Don't Get

    Thing I Don't Get

    2018

    1h.11min

    16+

    Growing up in a rural idyll on his father's farm, teenager Johannes searches for his place in life.


  • Afternoon

    Afternoon

    2007

    1h.35min

    16+

    On 3 summer afternoons, a family meets up a beautiful house in an upscale Berlin neighborhood. They come together but ultimately drift further apart.


  • Vacation

    Vacation

    2007

    1h.32min

    16+

    Jealousy and biting jokes about old wounds start slowly, but build until bald-face confessions and hand-to-hand scuffles take over.


  • Naomi's Journey

    Naomi's Journey

    2017

    1h.32min

    16+

    Based on a true story: The film examines the German justice system and its structural bias.


  • 1986

    1986

    2019

    1h.17min

    16+

    A young woman ventures into the deadly beauty of the Chernobyl exclusion zone to save her father from prison.


  • For Miriam

    For Miriam

    2009

    58min

    16+

    Karen, a young math teacher, is involved in a traffic accident for which she is not to blame. The accident causes the death of a girl on a scooter.


  • Mann im Spagat: Pace, Cowboy, Pace

    Mann im Spagat: Pace, Cowboy, Pace

    2017

    1h.29min

    16+

    A delightfully absurd Berlin comedy about bicycle messengers, new age esoterica, and saving the world.


  • In die Welt - Into the World

    In die Welt - Into the World

    2009

    1h.27min

    16+

    This moving portrait of a maternity hospital in Vienna provides a fascinating insight into the drama, pain, and beauty of being born into this world.


  • The Impossible Picture

    The Impossible Picture

    2016

    1h.10min

    16+

    1956: 13-year-old Johanna, a polio sufferer, uses her camera to document family life, her coming of age and what really happens behind closed doors.


  • You will never understand

    You will never understand

    2003

    52min

    16+

    Anja Salomonowitz portrays three women from her family who as children lived through WWII but whose memories of that time diverge.


  • Learning to Milk a Cow

    Learning to Milk a Cow

    2016

    1h.4min

    16+

    At the age of 19, Raja was deported to Nazi Germany and was forced to do labor on a Bavarian farm. This documentary is her story.


  • On the margins

    On the margins

    2015

    1h.22min

    16+

    We accompany a Roma family in Macedonia in their laborious everyday life, marked by deprivation, humiliation and racism.


  • Thirst for Life

    Thirst for Life

    2015

    16min

    16+

    In the face of an unfathomable tragedy, a young couple manages to focus on love and the good in life.


  • Alive

    Alive

    2019

    1h.34min

    16+

    Sophie and Wolfram meet in the hospital and set off together on their final journey. Both are terminally ill with cancer.


  • Here I am... Here you are

    Here I am... Here you are

    2017

    1h.9min

    16+

    A director and his partner are forced into a long distance relationship thanks to strict European visa laws between Italy and Lebanon.


  • Sebastian Jumping Fences

    Sebastian Jumping Fences

    2020

    1h.10min

    16+

    From an early age, Sebastian had to be self-reliant. This film follows him through three stages of his life on the path to discovering his true self.


  • Panoptic

    Panoptic

    2017

    1h.10min

    16+

    Panoptic is a letter from a daughter to her deceased father in an attempt to reconcile with Lebanon’s turbulent past.


  • Peropero: Breakdown in Tokyo

    Peropero: Breakdown in Tokyo

    2017

    1h.25min

    16+

    Lászlo, an aging film director, is in a creative crisis. His latest project has been cancelled so he joins his son's band on their tour to Japan.


  • This Land Is My Land

    This Land Is My Land

    2020

    1h.45min

    16+

    “What the hell is happening to my country?” After Trump was elected, filmmaker Susanne Brandstaetter investigates the growing divide in the USA.


  • Family Fever

    Family Fever

    2014

    1h.18min

    16+

    A German Mumblecore tragicomedy set in a Brandenburg mansion. Three couples, six people, love, deceit, and the question: what's next?


  • Postcard To Daddy

    Postcard To Daddy

    2010

    1h.26min

    16+

    While growing up, filmmaker Michael Stock was sexually abused by his own father. Two decades later he confronts his family.


  • Lenz

    Lenz

    2006

    1h.36min

    16+

    An unconventional portrait of a man whose life motto reminds us of the poets of romanticism: The genius writes its own rules.


  • Kleptomami

    Kleptomami

    2017

    10min

    16+

    A film about the absurdities of being a mom today.


  • Are You Sleeping, Brother Jakob?

    Are You Sleeping, Brother Jakob?

    2018

    1h.20min

    16+

    Three brothers embark on a search for traces left by their deceased brother, Jakob, who committed suicide.


  • Children Below Deck

    Children Below Deck

    2018

    1h.34min

    16+

    This film is the personal story of three generations of a family: grandmother, father and daughter - doctor, psychoanalyst and filmmaker.


  • Red Earth White Snow

    Red Earth White Snow

    2018

    1h.11min

    16+

    Filmmaker Christine Moderbacher joins her father to help construct a school in Nigeria and examines her role as "foreign helper".


  • Raju

    Raju

    2010

    23min

    16+

    Winner of the Bronze Student Oscar.


  • Baba Evi

    Baba Evi

    2015

    25min

    16+

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


  • Tuvalu

    Tuvalu

    1999

    1h.31min

    16+

    In Veit Helm's fairy-tale feature debut, shy Anton struggles to prevent the closure of his family's dilapidated indoor swimming pool.


  • Relatively Independent

    Relatively Independent

    2017

    1h.6min

    16+

    There are only 50 metres between the Fröbel School and the Model School - but the pupils are separated by worlds.


  • Eho - Echo

    Eho - Echo

    2016

    1h.33min

    16+

    When the elderly and lonely Hanna causes an accident in Germany in which a young man from Kosovo dies, she tries to track down his family.


  • Ties That Bind

    Ties That Bind

    2017

    1h.42min

    16+

    The director is drawn into the conflicted of her parents by an inheritance matter.


  • Papa Gold

    Papa Gold

    2011

    1h.17min

    16+

    Denny lives in in the city, boozes and dances through the night, and sleeps with one girl after another.


  • Marzenka

    Marzenka

    2013

    25min

    16+

    When Mareks cousin comes to live with him and his family, his life is uprooted.


  • Yves' Promise

    Yves' Promise

    2017

    1h.19min

    16+

    Filmmaker Melanie Gärtner looks closely at the fate of one family to illuminate the social structures that lead to flight and migration.


  • Volta

    Volta

    2014

    11min

    16+

    The walk through the financially battered city of Athens, destination unknown, is a bittersweet confrontation with the Greek economic crisis.


  • The Swing of the Coffin Maker

    The Swing of the Coffin Maker

    2012

    29min

    16+

    Yagub, a carpenter, earns most of his money from the coffins he makes. He also has to look after his son, who has a disability.


  • 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.


  • It Should Have Been Nice After That

    It Should Have Been Nice After That

    2000

    1h.13min

    16+

    Karin Jurschick examins the reasons for her late mother's suicide.


  • Diaries of a Flying Dog

    Diaries of a Flying Dog

    2014

    1h.15min

    16+

    This is both a documentary and an attempt at self-therapy for Lebanese director Bassem Fayad and his dog 'Zen'.


  • Lotte

    Lotte

    2016

    1h.15min

    16+

    LOTTE, with her snappy, big city attitude, is impulsive and rough around the edges. No wonder she's constantly clashing with everybody.


  • Black Panther – The Story of Emilie and Jacob

    Black Panther – The Story of Emilie and Jacob

    2013

    1h.19min

    16+

    Siblings Emilie and Jacob cannot help feeling a deep love for each other. After being apart for many years, they meet in the mountains.


  • Zoe - Long Version

    Zoe - Long Version

    1999

    1h.19min

    16+

    ZOE perfectly encapsulated the lives of drifters in Berlin at the turn of the millennium.


  • Brown Bread: The Story of an Adoptive Family

    Brown Bread: The Story of an Adoptive Family

    2014

    1h.27min

    16+

    Adoption gave the same last name to six children from very different backgrounds. But what does it mean to integrate race and class into one family?


  • Party of Eight

    Party of Eight

    2013

    1h.33min

    16+

    Years ago Anton disappeared. Out of the blue he invited his family and friends to a party. But everyone's joyful expectation soon fades.


  • Behind Fortune

    Behind Fortune

    2006

    20min

    16+

    BEHIND FORTUNE by Malte Wirtz (FULL PAULA) is a story about a father attempts to get in touch with his estranged son at any cost.


  • I Want To Tell You Something

    I Want To Tell You Something

    2006

    1h.4min

    16+

    Oskar and Leo are four-year-old twins. Oskar has been deaf since birth while Leo's hearing is perfect.


  • 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.


  • Fatherlands - A long-term documentation and introspection

    Fatherlands - A long-term documentation and introspection

    2017

    1h.26min

    16+

    A man and woman fall in love and are expecting a child. A few months before the birth, the pregnant woman leaves her partner and breaks off contact.


  • Family Life

    Family Life

    2017

    1h.22min

    16+

    A home in the German countryside, clean and proper. Against this bucolic setting a grandmother talks about the Siberian labor camps and starts to cry.


  • Somebody Else

    Somebody Else

    2016

    15min

    16+

    A car valet pretends to be a golden boy to charm a beautiful socialite.


  • Every Miracle

    Every Miracle

    2009

    27min

    16+

    The filmmaker portrays an elderly woman who has not given up the fight for living independently. A film about everyday life and aging.


  • My Two Polish Loves

    My Two Polish Loves

    2016

    50min

    16+

    Berlin-based Israeli filmmaker Tali Tiller embarks on an emotional search for traces of her grandmother in Lodz, Poland.


  • Queen of Niendorf

    Queen of Niendorf

    2017

    1h.7min

    16+

    In this celebration of childhood, a 10-year-old girl struggles to find her place in a 'boys' world.


  • The Paper Bridge

    The Paper Bridge

    1987

    1h.32min

    16+

    A journey through Austrian filmmaker Ruth Beckermann's own family's history and at the same time, the story of Central Europe's Jews and of a region.


  • 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.


  • Blind & Ugly

    Blind & Ugly

    2017

    1h.38min

    16+

    Ferdi thinks he's ugly. And he really wants a girlfriend. But he can't, because he's ugly. But one day he meets Jonah and Jonah is blind.


  • Airless Space

    Airless Space

    2014

    20min

    16+

    Hans is a bike messenger from Berlin-Kreuzberg, going about with his daily life, trying to escape from the truth in supposed ordinariness.


  • Still Life

    Still Life

    2005

    30min

    16+

    In the short drama STILL LIFE two sisters try to encourage their mother not to give up after the death of their father.


  • Si-o-se Pol - The Last Days of Parvis K.

    Si-o-se Pol - The Last Days of Parvis K.

    2015

    1h.22min

    16+

    The terminally ill Parvis K. flees Iran across the Mediterranean Sea to Spain to reconcile himself with his daughter Nasrin, who lives in Europe.


  • Na Sdorowje! Babuschka!

    Na Sdorowje! Babuschka!

    2011

    22min

    16+

    Surprisingly, her Russian relatives arrive on Tatyana's birthday.


  • We Are Me

    We Are Me

    2012

    19min

    16+

    This fakedocumentary tells of Jasper's search for truthfulness, which is doomed to failure when he turns from observer to participant.


  • Nirwana

    Nirwana

    2013

    52min

    16+

    Simon Dolensky's graduation film from the International Film School Cologne was nominated for the First Steps Award.


  • Lucky Child

    Lucky Child

    2014

    22min

    16+

    When a young man enters the idyllic but secluded life of the mother Lilli and her daughter Ilvy, the bond between mother and child is threatened.


  • Ostzone

    Ostzone

    2016

    1h.7min

    16+

    Linda and Marius want to build a home for children with learning disabilities in a former children's clinic. But the building has a secret.