The section Showcase sets the scene for especially successful films from the University of Film KONRAD WOLF in Babelsberg and an annually changing cooperation with another university. This year, current highlights from Babelsberg and the Universitário de Lisboa in Portugal will be shown in two programmes.
Lotte is mad at Tobi: In the middle of his midlife crisis, he seems to have traded his rainy home and his best friend for sunny, cheerful places. With his brief return, the question arises as to how the friendship can continue in spite of distance and injury.
Karla doesn’t have it easy as a newcomer at boarding school. Between bullying and exclusion, the 16-year-old is confronted with power struggles amongst teenagers. This adaptation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Gym Class” shows Karla’s attempt at dealing with these challenges.
Contains mentions/depictions of:Abuse, Death
I Was Never Really Here
One summer, two boys, and a lifetime of change. Sam and his mother Rita take in their old friend, Gifty, and her son, Kwesi. As Sam begins to fall in love with Kwesi and question his identity, the bond is threatened by Kwesi’s lack of residency status.
In a palace where humans serve giants, the servants wear blue ribbons as a sign of oppression. A day later, the ribbon is around a new neck. They fear what will happen when it is taken off.
Contains mentions/depictions of:Death, Violence