AUTUMN 2020

  • 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.

  • HIMALAYA CALLING

    HIMALAYA CALLING

    A gripping road movie that follows two free spirits on a daredevil journey as they explore monumental landscapes on their motorcycles, discover the magic of foreign cultures, and laugh in the face of the toughest of trials. In six months they cover 28,000 kilometres, from Germany to Goa in India.

  • BLUE MAGIC – HOW VIAGRA CHANGED THE WORLD

    BLUE MAGIC – HOW VIAGRA CHANGED THE WORLD

    To mark the 20th anniversary of Viagra we take a humorous look at the many facets of the little blue miracle pill, from its accidental discovery to its worldwide propagation, as well as the drug’s effects on our sex life – from the classic couple to pornography and prostitution.

  • MOSCOW – ART & THE CITY

    MOSCOW – ART & THE CITY

    In recent years Moscow has emancipated itself to become Russia’s cultural capital – self-confident and critical in confronting its own history and culture, and yet tolerant and open to new things. We introduce the amazingly diverse Moscow cultural scene and explore this latest chapter in the city’s art history.

  • TRANSYLVANIA – THE CLOSED WORLD OF THE GABOR

    TRANSYLVANIA – THE CLOSED WORLD OF THE GABOR

    The Romanian village of Karácsonyfalva in legendary Transylvania is the centre of the Gabor community. Largely shielded from the outside world, they have held on to their customs and rituals for 500 years. Considered the aristocrats among the Roma, most Gabor are Adventists. We provide a first glimpse of their closed world.

  • TRANS – I GOT LIFE

    TRANS – I GOT LIFE

    We accompany one of the world’s most renowned transgender surgeons and his patients, each of them in a different stage of their gender reassignment. What makes people set off on this journey despite all the pain and unresolved questions? A film full of feeling that lets us experience the full spectrum and radicalness of this transition.

  • SPIRITS I’VE CALLED – THE JOURNEY OF STEEL

    SPIRITS I’VE CALLED – THE JOURNEY OF STEEL

    Gigantic opencast mines in Brazil, Europe’s biggest steel mill in southern Italy and landscape parks in western Germany: exploitation and pollution on the one hand, slow recovery from decades of industrial use on the other. The film gives an idea of the massive impact of the global steel industry on people and the environment

  • THE PIANIST WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD

    THE PIANIST WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD

    Young Sergey Tanin from Yakutia resolved early on with all the tenacity of a Siberian to pursue a solo career as a pianist. We show how he succeeds in making the leap from his icy homeland to Moscow and then to Switzerland and get to know a young man who, though far from home, pursues his career with remarkable discipline.

  • THE BRANCH I AM SITTING ON – A TAX HAVEN IN SWITZERLAND

    THE BRANCH I AM SITTING ON – A TAX HAVEN IN SWITZERLAND

    Prosperity on the one side, misery on the other: just how directly the two can be connected comes to light in Luzia Schmid’s film about the meteoric rise of her hometown of Zug upon becoming a tax haven.

  • POSTWAR ALBUM

    POSTWAR ALBUM

    In the 1990s, Spanish war photographer Gervasio Sánchez documented the lives of children in besieged Sarajevo. 25 years later he returns and confronts today’s adults with images from that time. What became of them? What was it like growing up after the war? An often overwhelming encounter with the past

  • THREE WOMEN AND THE WAR

    THREE WOMEN AND THE WAR

    In 1944, for the first time in history, the Americans give female journalists press credentials to cover the Normandy invasion. On their way along the frontlines of WWII, Martha Gellhorn, Margret Bourke-White and Lee Miller add a female subtext to war reporting which forever changes our perception of war as the “father of all things”.

  • AWARE – GLIMPSES OF CONSCIOUSNESS

    AWARE – GLIMPSES OF CONSCIOUSNESS

    What is consciousness? Is it in all living beings? Why are we predisposed for mystical experience? And what happens when we die? AWARE follows six brilliant researchers approaching the mystery from radically different perspectives, opening as a science film but emerging beyond the explicable.