ARTS & CULTURE

  • DANCING PINA

    DANCING PINA

    Pina Bausch revolutionised modern dance with her choreography. But what remains of her legacy? Two spectacular dance projects show how a young generation of dancers from all over the world is rediscovering Pina‘s choreography – A visually intense and emotional journey into the world of modern dance and beyond.

  • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE – TREASURES FOR ETERNITY

    UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE – TREASURES FOR ETERNITY

    UNESCO is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its World Heritage Convention. The Convention’s mission is to preserve the world’s most beautiful and valuable buildings, cultural landscapes, monuments and areas of natural beauty for future generations. We introduce four World Heritage Sites in Europe: Arles, Aachen Cathedral, Tallinn and the Amalfi Coast.

  • JEW SUESS 2.0

    JEW SUESS 2.0

    Anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, driven to new extremes by the COVID crisis. This film documents the visual roots of this new anti-Semitism, taking a historical look at the visual propaganda of the Nazis.

  • PETRO-MELANCHOLY – THE OIL AGE IN THE MIRROR OF ART

    PETRO-MELANCHOLY – THE OIL AGE IN THE MIRROR OF ART

    In the past 150 years, oil has not only fuelled our machines, it has also fuelled our fantasies, desires and dreams, and inspired artists around the world to create spectacular and controversial works of art. On a journey through cultural and contemporary history, the documentary looks at the petroleum age as reflected in art.

  • THE CARS WE DROVE INTO CAPITALISM

    THE CARS WE DROVE INTO CAPITALISM

    Fond memories, true love and bizarre anecdotes combined with unique archive footage make this film a fascinating study of socialist car culture past and present. What did it mean to own a motor car in the East? Classic car enthusiasts from all over Europe tell fascinating stories about their “dearest companion”.

  • MAIJA ISOLA – MASTER OF COLOUR AND SHAPE

    MAIJA ISOLA – MASTER OF COLOUR AND SHAPE

    The Finnish design company Marimekko is famous for its original prints and colours. Maija Isola was one of Marimekko’s first designers and she spent 38 years working for the company. What is the secret behind the fabric designs that conquered first Finland and then the whole world? We tell the story of this extraordinary artist.

  • American pianist and entertainer Liberace (born Wladziu Valentino Liberace, 1919 - 1987) performs onstage at Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York, April 18, 1984. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

    LOOK ME OVER – LIBERACE

    He was an icon, flamboyant pianist, egomaniac, showman par excellence: Liberace – the King of Bling – enjoyed an unparalleled career. The salon pianist turned megastar lived the American dream, but it was a life of unmatched paradox and eccentricity.

  • JOHANNES BRAHMS – THE SOLITARY GENIUS

    JOHANNES BRAHMS – THE SOLITARY GENIUS

    The hihgly talented composer Johannes Brahms was a close friend of Clara and Robert Schumann. International music critics put his work on a par with Beethoven’s. The docudrama combines dramatic re-enactments with documentary sequences, painting a vivid picture of Brahms’s musical pursuits and private life.

  • ROUNDABOUT ART

    ROUNDABOUT ART

    What do giant kiwis, suspended taps and luminous rolls of paper have in common? They’re pieces of art in the centre of traffic roundabouts that attract visitor numbers museums can only dream of. We take a closer look at this little-known art universe and study some of the weird and wonderful pieces on display in some of Europe’s traffic islands.

  • DESIGN IS NEVER INNOCENT

    DESIGN IS NEVER INNOCENT

    Design has become a driver of hyper-consumerism. How can design help solve the problems of the world, many of which it is has been the cause of? This film showcases designers who experiment with unusual materials, study energy-saving production methods in interdisciplinary teams and ask critical questions about the responsibility of design.

  • LEGENDARY BATHHOUSES

    LEGENDARY BATHHOUSES

    We are immersed in elegant scenes of traditional temples to wellness. The focus is on design and architecture as well as the culture of bathhouses from various periods: the Géllert Thermal Bath in Budapest, the Sento Takara-yu in Tokyo, the Roman Baths in Bath and the Hamam Kılıç Ali Paşa in Istanbul.

  • LOST IN FACE

    LOST IN FACE

    Carlotta cannot see faces, not even her own. For her, human faces are no bastion of trust, but places of fear and confusion. Filmmaker and neuroscientist Valentin Riedl travels through Carlotta’s universe, full of anthropomorphic animals, lucid dreams and bumpy false paths. Her never-ending search for answers leads her to art—and thus an avenue to her own face and back to humanity.