Sooner Europe Exclusives: Stories that Matter

Sooner curates a diverse range of captivating film experiences that are a testament to the creativity of international filmmakers. From Cannes to Sundance, Sooner presents an exclusive selection of what these renowned festivals have to offer, ensuring users have access to undiscovered film gems. With a keen eye for quality and a commitment to nurturing emerging talent, Sooner provides filmmakers with a platform to share their individual stories and visions with a global audience, making it a must-read for anyone looking for inspiring, culturally diverse and visually intriguing films.
Show more
  • The Red Mountain

    The Red Mountain

    2022


    1h.50min


    16+


    Is it fact or is it fiction? A documentary-fiction hybrid about the Red Mountain near Trier and the people who dwell there.

    Is it fact or is it fiction? A documentary-fiction hybrid about the Red Mountain near Trier and the people who dwell there.


  • Happiness Is a Warm Gun

    Happiness Is a Warm Gun

    2001


    1h.30min


    16+


    Green Party icon Petra Kelly is shot in her sleep by her partner Gert Bastian, an ex-Federal Armed Forces general, before he kills himself.

    Green Party icon Petra Kelly is shot in her sleep by her partner Gert Bastian, an ex-Federal Armed Forces general, before he kills himself.


  • 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.

    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.


  • Cure - The Life of Another

    Cure - The Life of Another

    2014


    1h.23min


    16+


    After playing a sexually charged game with her best friend, below the cliffs of Dubrovnik, a teenage girl doesn't return home.

    After playing a sexually charged game with her best friend, below the cliffs of Dubrovnik, a teenage girl doesn't return home.


  • My Brother, My Love

    My Brother, My Love

    2018


    1h.54min


    16+


    Lena (16) is in love with her brother and would rather indulge in this fantasy than face reality.

    Lena (16) is in love with her brother and would rather indulge in this fantasy than face reality.


  • Mär - A German Tale

    Mär - A German Tale

    2019


    1h.10min


    16+


    In dystopian Germany - just a breath away from our current reality - the return of the wolf triggers a mysterious fascination among the citizens.

    In dystopian Germany - just a breath away from our current reality - the return of the wolf triggers a mysterious fascination among the citizens.


  • You Are Everything

    You Are Everything

    2016


    1h.38min


    16+


    Against the backdrop of open air festivals, a passionate amour fou develops between Georg, Vera and the bon vivant Dave.

    Against the backdrop of open air festivals, a passionate amour fou develops between Georg, Vera and the bon vivant Dave.


  • Notes of Berlin

    Notes of Berlin

    2021


    1h.43min


    16+


    A film in episodes based on the trend blog "Notes of Berlin" that sheds light on the urban madness of everyday life.

    A film in episodes based on the trend blog "Notes of Berlin" that sheds light on the urban madness of everyday life.


  • Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts

    2021


    1h.25min


    16+


    In poetic tableaux, filmmaker Zora Rux tells a surrealistic-comic story about the search for the true self.

    In poetic tableaux, filmmaker Zora Rux tells a surrealistic-comic story about the search for the true self.


  • Youth Topia

    Youth Topia

    2023


    1h.25min


    16+


    In a world driven by algorithms, a group of "forever teenagers" rebel against the dictates of self-optimization.

    In a world driven by algorithms, a group of "forever teenagers" rebel against the dictates of self-optimization.


  • Marseille

    Marseille

    2004


    1h.31min


    16+


    "German cinema can be this exciting: Angela Schanelec's fourth film MARSEILLE" (taz)

    "German cinema can be this exciting: Angela Schanelec's fourth film MARSEILLE" (taz)


  • Thirty

    Thirty

    2019


    1h.54min


    16+


    A senistive drama that authentically and lovingly captures the lifestyle of a group of young urbanites on the brink of a quarter-life crisis.

    A senistive drama that authentically and lovingly captures the lifestyle of a group of young urbanites on the brink of a quarter-life crisis.


  • Come Closer

    Come Closer

    2021


    1h.15min


    16+


    The film directors Bella and Andreas and their relationship is at the center of the film, highlighting themes of love, sex, friendship and desire.

    The film directors Bella and Andreas and their relationship is at the center of the film, highlighting themes of love, sex, friendship and desire.


  • The Light at the End

    The Light at the End

    2023


    1h.27min


    16+


    A group of radical climate activists takes matters into their own hands and eliminates suspected climate sinners.

    A group of radical climate activists takes matters into their own hands and eliminates suspected climate sinners.


  • A Fine Day

    A Fine Day

    2001


    1h.14min


    16+


    Deniz, 21 works as a dubbing artist and has just ended her relationship with Jan. In one short day, she goes through a separation and a new beginning.

    Deniz, 21 works as a dubbing artist and has just ended her relationship with Jan. In one short day, she goes through a separation and a new beginning.


  • Junk Space Berlin

    Junk Space Berlin

    2023


    1h.45min


    16+


    Welcome to the marginal deviation of reality. An inexplicable rift runs through the dystopian Berlin and four outsiders venture to find their friend.

    Welcome to the marginal deviation of reality. An inexplicable rift runs through the dystopian Berlin and four outsiders venture to find their friend.


  • Live

    Live

    2020


    1h.23min


    16+


    In this dystopian sci-fi film, the power of music unleashes rebellious tendencies in an emergencies counselor.

    In this dystopian sci-fi film, the power of music unleashes rebellious tendencies in an emergencies counselor.


  • Datsche

    Datsche

    2018


    1h.34min


    16+


    A naïve New Yorker retreats to his dead grandfather's summer cottage (datsche in German) but instead of peace he finds Adam, a refugee in hiding.

    A naïve New Yorker retreats to his dead grandfather's summer cottage (datsche in German) but instead of peace he finds Adam, a refugee in hiding.


  • 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.

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


  • 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.

    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.


  • t=E/x²

    t=E/x²

    2020


    1h.22min


    16+


    In this unusual time travel film with a steampunk touch, the protagonists have to escape a time loop, with 90's Pop-Star Jasmin Wagner and Götz Otto.

    In this unusual time travel film with a steampunk touch, the protagonists have to escape a time loop, with 90's Pop-Star Jasmin Wagner and Götz Otto.


  • Hard & Ugly

    Hard & Ugly

    2017


    1h.11min


    16+


    Ridiculously funny analysis of metropolitan hipsterism in Berlin, the German capital.

    Ridiculously funny analysis of metropolitan hipsterism in Berlin, the German capital.


  • 8:30

    8:30

    2017


    1h.10min


    16+


    A sales rep find himself stranded in an abstract space and time loop. Trapped in a non-place, between urban misunderstandings and Google Street View.

    A sales rep find himself stranded in an abstract space and time loop. Trapped in a non-place, between urban misunderstandings and Google Street View.


  • 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.

    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.


  • 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?

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


  • Lost in the Living

    Lost in the Living

    2018


    1h.17min


    16+


    A young Irish musician immerses himself into Berlin nightlife after a concert and loses more than just his friends in the process.

    A young Irish musician immerses himself into Berlin nightlife after a concert and loses more than just his friends in the process.


  • The Noise of Engines

    The Noise of Engines

    2021


    1h.19min


    16+


    In this comedy with a Kafkaesque twist, a customs officer on forced leave and an drag performer from Iceland strike up an unlikely friendship.

    In this comedy with a Kafkaesque twist, a customs officer on forced leave and an drag performer from Iceland strike up an unlikely friendship.


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


  • Only One Day in Berlin

    Only One Day in Berlin

    2018


    1h.14min


    16+


    Mia and Linda meet again after years in Berlin. Mia is in debt and plans to blackmail the man she has been having an affair with.

    Mia and Linda meet again after years in Berlin. Mia is in debt and plans to blackmail the man she has been having an affair with.


  • Dark Dreamer

    Dark Dreamer

    2020


    1h.33min


    16+


    A grieving teenage girl is drawn to the young man blamed for her brother's death.

    A grieving teenage girl is drawn to the young man blamed for her brother's death.