Ember
2016

Ember (Kor)

Turkey, Germany
2016

Ember (Kor)

After suffering a breakdown, Emine’s husband, Ce- mal, travels to Romania in search of work. When he is detained there, Emine finds herself on her…

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Zoology
2016

Zoology (Zoologiya)

Russian Federation, France, Germany
2016

Zoology (Zoologiya)

Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small coastal town. As she struggles for independence, she has to endure the absurd…

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Under the Sun
2015

Under the Sun (V Luchakh Solnca)

Russian Federation, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Germany, Czech Republic, Latvia
2015

Under the Sun (V Luchakh Solnca)

This is a film supposedly about the perfect life in an ideal country – North Korea. An eight-year-old girl is studying in an ideal school,…

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The Dark Wind
2016

The Dark Wind (Reşeba)

Iraq, Germany, Qatar
2016

The Dark Wind (Reşeba)

Winner, Cultural Diversity Award Under the Patronage of UNESCO, 2016 Shortly after the engagement of Reko and Pero, a young Yazidi couple living in the…

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In the Last Days of the City
2016

In the Last Days of the City (Akher Ayam El Madina)

Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Germany, United Kingdom
2016

In the Last Days of the City (Akher Ayam El Madina)

In the fading grandeur of downtown Cairo, Khalid, a 35-year-old filmmaker, is struggling to make a film that captures the pulse of his city at…

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An
2015

An (Sweet Bean)

Japan, France, Germany
2015

An (Sweet Bean)

Winner, Best Performance by an Actress, 2015 The sweet red bean jam called an is the lifeblood of the little pastry shop run by the…

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The President
2014

The President

Georgia, Germany, France, United Kingdom
2014

The President

The President tells the story of a dictator who comes face to face with the people he previously subjugated. The President and his family rule their land…

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Cemetery of Splendour
2015

Cemetery of Splendour (Rak Ti Khon Kaen)

Thailand, Malaysia, Germany, France, United Kingdom
2015

Cemetery of Splendour (Rak Ti Khon Kaen)

Winner, Best Feature Film, 2015 In northeast Thailand, soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are sent to a temporary hospital. The memory-filled space becomes a…

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Mustang
2015

Mustang

Turkey, France, Qatar, Germany
2015

Mustang

In a sunny Turkish village by the Black Sea, five spirited and adolescent sisters find themselves confronted with the restrictions of becoming a woman in…

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Memories on Stone
2014

Memories on Stone (Biraninen li ser keviri)

Iraq, Germany
2014

Memories on Stone (Biraninen li ser keviri)

Winner, Cultural Diversity Award Under the Patronage of UNESCO, 2014 In post-Saddam Iraq, childhood friends Hussein and Alan decide to produce a film about the…

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Winter Sleep
2014

Winter Sleep (Kiş Uykusu)

Turkey, France, Germany
2014

Winter Sleep (Kiş Uykusu)

Winner, Achievement in Directing, 2014 Set in remote Cappadocia, Central Anatolia, Winter Sleep focuses on a half-empty small village in the wintry off-season. The film…

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Sivas
2014

Sivas

Turkey, Germany
2014

Sivas

Winner, Best Youth Feature Film, 2014 Set in a bleak village in rural eastern Anatolia, Sivas tells the story of Aslan, an eleven-year-old boy, and…

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Maya The Bee Movie
2014

Maya The Bee Movie

Australia, Germany
2014

Maya The Bee Movie

Maya the Bee Movie follows the charming Maya’s inquisitive desire to escape her heavily regimented existence and experience the freedom to explore, outside the rules…

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Television
2013

Television

Bangladesh, Germany
2013

Television

Winner, Jury Grand Prize, 2013 As a leader of the local community, Chairman Amin bans every kind of image in his water locked village in…

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Wadjda
2013

Wadjda

Germany, Saudi Arabia
2013

Wadjda

Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in the capital of Saudi Arabia. She desperately wants to buy a bicycle but her mother won’t allow it.…

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The Gatekeepers
2013

The Gatekeepers (Shomrei Hasaf)

Israel, France, Germany, Belgium
2013

The Gatekeepers (Shomrei Hasaf)

For the first time ever, six former heads of Israel’s domestic secret service agency, the Shin Bet, share their insights and reflect publicly on their…

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Harmony Lessons
2013

Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii)

Germany, France, Kazakhstan
2013

Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii)

Harmony Lessons is set in a small Kazakhstan village, where Aslan, a thirteen-year-old boy living with his grandmother is a diligent student, bullied by an…

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My Sweet Pepper Land
2013

My Sweet Pepper Land

Iraqi Kurdistan, France, Germany
2013

My Sweet Pepper Land

Special Mention, Achievement in Directing, 2013 In a remote village in Iraqi Kurdistan lives the Kurdish patriot Baran who since recently serves as a policeman.…

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The Lunchbox
2013

The Lunchbox

India, France, Germany
2013

The Lunchbox

Winner, Best Screenplay, 2013 Winner, Jury Grand Prize, 2013 Saajan Fernandes (Irrfan Khan) is a widower who is about to retire from his job as…

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The Land Beneath The Fog
2012

The Land Beneath The Fog (Negeri Di Bawah Kabut)

Indonesia, Germany
2012

The Land Beneath The Fog (Negeri Di Bawah Kabut)

In Genikan, a remote mountain village on the Merbabu slope, an invisible and disenfranchised society is struggling to maintain its existence. A quiet community is…

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The Law in These Parts
2012

The Law in These Parts

Israel, United States of America, Germany
2012

The Law in These Parts

Can a modern democracy impose a prolonged military occupation on another people while retaining its core democratic values? Since Israel conquered the territories of the…

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The Flood
2011

The Flood (Mabul)

Israel, France, Germany, Canada
2011

The Flood (Mabul)

A week before 13 year-old Yoni’s bar mitzvah, Yoni’s autistic older brother unexpectedly returns home and threatens to demolish the already shaky foundations of the…

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Bakhmaro
2011

Bakhmaro

Georgia, Germany
2011

Bakhmaro

Bakhmaro is a journey into a lively but rotting three-story brick building in a provincial Georgian town. At the centre of the building is a…

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Honey
2010

Honey (Bal)

Turkey, Germany
2010

Honey (Bal)

Winner, Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2010 Yusuf is an only child who lives with his parents in an isolated mountain area.…

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Lebanon
2010

Lebanon (Levanon)

Israel, France, Germany
2010

Lebanon (Levanon)

Winner, Jury Grand Prize for Director, Samuel Moaz, 2010 Winner, Best Screenplay, Samuel Moaz, 2010 The film depicts warfare as witnessed exclusively from the inside…

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The Human Resources Manager
2010

The Human Resources Manager

Israel, Germany, France, Romania
2010

The Human Resources Manager

The film tells the story of a bakery’s human-resources manager (unnamed, like most of the film’s characters) who reluctantly travels to Eastern Europe to bring…

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The Strength of Water
2009

The Strength of Water

New Zealand, Germany
2009

The Strength of Water

Ten-year-old twins, Kimi and Melody, live happily in an isolated Maori community until an enigmatic stranger, Tai, arrives, precipitating an accident which forces the twins…

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Tulpan
2008

Tulpan

Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Poland, Germany
2008

Tulpan

Winner, Best Feature Film, 2008 Asa’s dream is to become a sheepherder and have a flock of his own. We are introduced to Asa, handsomely…

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Waltz with Bashir
2008

Waltz with Bashir (Vals Im Bashir)

Israel, France, Germany
2008

Waltz with Bashir (Vals Im Bashir)

Winner, Best Animated Feature Film, 2008 One night at a bar, an old friend tells director, Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is…

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Lemon Tree
2008

Lemon Tree (Etz Halimon)

Israel, Germany, France
2008

Lemon Tree (Etz Halimon)

Winner, Best Performance by an Actress, 2008 Winner, Best Screenplay, 2008 The film describes the legal efforts of a Palestinian widow to stop the Israeli…

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Native Dancer
2008

Native Dancer (Baksy)

Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, France, Germany
2008

Native Dancer (Baksy)

Aidai the baksy, or witch doctor, lives in the mountains and helps people. She uses mysterious actions to cure the sick and to give infertile…

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Takva: A Man’s Fear Of God
2007

Takva: A Man’s Fear Of God (Takva)

Turkey, Germany
2007

Takva: A Man’s Fear Of God (Takva)

Winner, Best Performance by an Actor, 2007 Humble introvert, Muharrem lives a solitary and meager existence of prayer and sexual abstinence, adhering strictly to the most…

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Last Men in Aleppo
2017

Last Men in Aleppo

Syrian Arab Republic, Denmark, Germany
2017

Last Men in Aleppo

Winner, Best Documentary Feature Film, 2017 After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo continue to live under siege. We experience…

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Taste of Cement
2017

Taste of Cement

Germany, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Qatar
2017

Taste of Cement

The Lebanese Civil War may be over but the Syrian one still rages on. In Beirut, Syrian refugees take jobs as construction workers, building skyscrapers…

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Centaur
2016

Centaur

Kyrgyzstan, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands
2016

Centaur

Aktan Arym Kubat’s sixth features follows Centaur, a quiet, small and modest man who lives a simple life in a small Kyrgyzstan village. He is respected…

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Arrhythmia
2017

Arrhythmia (Aritmiya)

Russian Federation, Finland, Germany
2017

Arrhythmia (Aritmiya)

Winner, Jury Grand Prize, 2017 Oleg is a young gifted paramedic. His wife Katya works as a nurse at the hospital emergency department. She loves…

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Loveless
2017

Loveless (Nelyubov)

Russian Federation, Belgium, France, Germany
2017

Loveless (Nelyubov)

Winner, Achievement in Directing, 2017 Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives,…

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A Gentle Creature
2017

A Gentle Creature (Krotkaya)

France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands
2017

A Gentle Creature (Krotkaya)

A woman lives alone on the outskirts of her Russian village. One day she receives a returned care package that she had sent to her…

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Clair Obscur
2017

Clair Obscur (Tereddüt)

Turkey, Germany, Poland, France
2017

Clair Obscur (Tereddüt)

Chehnaz, an attractive woman, working as a psychiatrist, and her handsome husband, Cem live in a hip neighbourhood in Istanbul when Chehnaz has been assigned…

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Wajib
2017

Wajib (Duty)

Palestine, Colombia, France, Germany, Norway, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
2017

Wajib (Duty)

Abu Shadi is a divorced father and a school teacher in his mid-60s living in Nazareth. After his daughter’s wedding in one month he will be living…

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Foxtrot
2017

Foxtrot

Germany, France, Israel, Switzerland
2017

Foxtrot

Is life the result of meaningless, chaotic chance, or is chance itself a sophisticated, well-calculated plan? Told through three acts, Foxtrot is the story of…

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The Orphanage
2019

The Orphanage (Parwareshgah)

Afghanistan, Denmark, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Qatar
2019

The Orphanage (Parwareshgah)

In the late 1980s, 15-year-old Qodrat lives in the streets of Kabul and sells cinema tickets on the black market. He is a big fan…

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Chained
2019

Chained (Eynayim Sheli)

Israel, Germany
2019

Chained (Eynayim Sheli)

Rashi has been a police officer for 15 years, a guardian of others and the law, but who confuses love with subordination. Despite his constant…

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The Red Phallus
2018

The Red Phallus

Bhutan, Nepal, Germany
2018

The Red Phallus

In a remote valley of Phobjikha in the small nation of Bhutan nestled deep into the Himalayas, 16-year-old teenager Sangay lives with her widowed father who is a popular…

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Aquarela
2018

Aquarela

United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark
2018

Aquarela

Aquarela is the deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. Captured at a rare 96 frames-per-second, the film is a…

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It Must Be Heaven
2019

It Must Be Heaven

Palestine, Qatar, Turkey, Canada, France, Germany
2019

It Must Be Heaven

Told through the director’s alter ego, Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman (ES) escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland. On his travels, however, he finds parallels…

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Ayka
2018

Ayka

Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, People's Republic of China, Germany, Poland
2018

Ayka

Ayka just gave birth. She can’t afford to raise a child. She has no job, debts to be paid, not even a room of her…

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Of Fathers and Sons
2017

Of Fathers and Sons

Syrian Arab Republic, Lebanon, Qatar, Germany
2017

Of Fathers and Sons

Director Talal Derki embedded himself with the family of Abu Osama in northern Syria impersonating as pro-jihadi war photographer. A founding member of the Al…

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Sibel
2018

Sibel

Turkey, France, Germany, Luxembourg
2018

Sibel

25-year-old Sibel lives with her father and sister in a secluded village in the mountains of Turkey’s Black Sea region. Sibel is a mute, but…

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Amal
2018

Amal

Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, France, Germany, Norway, Denmark
2018

Amal

Coming of age as a teenager is hard enough without being forced to do so amid the political and social upheaval of a national revolution.…

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