Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014

In-depth look at new German film, including an Achtung! Maybe! Event.

View other Edinburgh International Film Festival Films by strand: American Dreams, Animation, Border Warfare: John McGrath's Work in Television, Theatre and Film, Directors' Showcase, Films On Film, Focus On Iran, For The Family, Interrupted Revolution: Iranian Cinema, 1962 to 1978, New Perspectives, No Limits, Opening and Closing Galas, Secret Master: Dominik Graf And The Hidden History Of German Cinema, Shorts, Special Screenings, Teen Spirit, Wicked And Wild

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Home From Home - Chronicle Of A Vision and Stations Of The Cross
Bahar In Wonderland (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Bernhard Strubel; Writer: Alexandra Petkau; Stars: Korkmaz Arslan, Julia Kahl, Kani Mohammadi)
A little lost girl approaches a city like a playground.
Showing in short film showcase Small Revolutions
Beloved Sisters (Die geliebten Schwestern) (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Dominik Graf; Writer: Dominik Graf; Stars: Henriette Confurius, Florian Stetter, Hannah Herzsprung, Claudia Messner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Andreas Pietschmann, Maja Maranow, Eli Wasserscheid, Bennet Meyer, Michael Wittenborn, Peter Schneider, Anne Schäfer, Klaus Lehmann, Philipp Oehme, Martin Trippensee)
Two sisters both fall for the same man - poet Friedrich Schiller.
UK premiere
Blur Blue (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Sonja Polligkeit)
Short film
Showing in short film showcase Small Revolutions
Daughters (Töchter) (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Maria Speth; Writer: Maria Speth; Stars: Corinna Kirchhoff, Kathleen Morgeneyer, Hiroki Mano, Fabian Hinrichs, Matthias Matschke, Lars Mikkelsen, Irina Potapenko, Dzamilja Anastasia Sjöström, Hermann Beyer, Philippe Graber, Pit Bukowski, Judith Engel, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Maria Matschke, Michael Sideris)
A woman travels to Berlin after a body is found, when it turns out not to be her daughter, she continues looking...
UK premiere
Elisabeth (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Katharina Woll; Stars: Pascale Schiller, Julian Härtner)
Drama about an isolated writer.
Showing in short film showcase Small Revolutions
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Finsterworld and A House In Berlin
Finsterworld (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Frauke Finsterwalder; Writer: Frauke Finsterwalder, Christian Kracht; Stars: Christoph Bach, Margit Carstensen, Jakub Gierszal, Corinna Harfouch, Sandra Hüller, Carla Juri, Johannes Krisch, Sarah Mathilda Libbertz, Michael Maertens, Dieter Meier, Max Pellny, Leonard Scheicher, Bernhard Schütz, Ronald Zehrfeld)
Generations of the Sandberg family are revealed through loosely connected strands.
UK premiere
Home From Home - Chronicle Of A Vision (Die andere Heimat - Chronik einer Sehnsucht) (Country: Germany, France; Year: 2013; Director: Edgar Reitz; Writer: Edgar Reitz, Gert Heidenreich; Stars: Jan Dieter Schneider, Antonia Bill, Maximilian Scheidt, Marita Breuer, Rüdiger Kriese, Philine Lembeck, Mélanie Fouché, Eva Zeidler, Reinhard Paulus, Barbara Philipp, Christoph Luser, Rainer Kühn, Andreas Külzer, Julia Prochnow, Martin Haberscheidt)
A man in a Prussian village dreams of escape to South America.
UK premiere
A House In Berlin (Country: Germany, UK; Year: 2014; Director: Cynthia Beatt; Writer: Charlie Gormley; Stars: Susan Vidler, Isi Metzstein, Clemens Schick, Peter Knaack, Maria Heiden, Doris Egbring-Kahn, Achim Buch)
After a woman inherits an old house in Berlin, she starts to piece together its history.
UK premiere
Jack (Year: 2014; Director: Edward Berger; Writer: Edward Berger, Nele Mueller-Stöfen; Stars: Ivo Pietzcker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Vincent Redetzki, Jacob Matschenz, Nele Mueller-Stöfen)
A boy and his younger brother go in search of their mum after she disappears.
UK premiere
Parents (Eltern) (Country: Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Robert Thalheim; Writer: Jane Ainscough, Robert Thalheim; Stars: Àlex Brendemühl, Paraschiva Dragus, Maren Eggert, Daniela Holtz, Charly Hübner, Clara Lago, Jannis Niewöhner, Christiane Paul, Emilia Pieske)
A house-husband and his wife find themselves in conflict after the arrival of an au pair.
UK premiere
Jack Jack
Jack and Beloved Sisters
Pride (Country: Bulgaria, Germany; Year: 2013; Director: Pavel Vesnakov)
Drama.
Showing in short film showcase Small Revolutions
Stations Of The Cross (Kreuzweg) (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Dietrich Brüggemann; Writer: Anna Brüggemann, Dietrich Brüggemann; Stars: Hanns Zischler, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter, Birge Schade, Ramin Yazdani, Lucie Aron, Lea van Acken, Moritz Knapp, Klaus Michael Kamp, Georg Wesch)
The story of a teenager whose family are Catholic fundamentalists.
UK premiere
Städtebewohner (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Thomas Heise; Writer: Thomas Heise; Stars: Hortensia Curtado, Lena Lauzemis)
Documenting the everyday lives of inmates and guards at a juvenile prison in Mexico.
UK premiere
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