From his work in the fiction mode to documentary to installation, German filmmaker Harun Farocki has consistently explored ideas of language, ideology, perception, and contemporary...LEARN MORE.
In his work, German filmmaker and media theorist Harun Farocki rigorously explores how contemporary society interacts with audio-visual technology. The Appearance brilliantly...LEARN MORE.
BASIS OF MAKE-UP I-III
Explore the mindset and artistic vision of iconoclastic filmmaker Heinz Emigholz, who is the originator of "Architecture as Autobiography," a series of documentaries on unique...LEARN MORE.
BERLIN STILL LIFE
Berliner Stilleben paints a vivid portrait of Germany’s largest metropolis between the World Wars and examines the social and economic climate during that time. Scenes of street...LEARN MORE.
BIG CITY GYPSIES
This film documents the daily lives of Roma in their winter quarters on the outskirts of Berlin, Germany. The film presents insights into the Roma’s complex and often tumultuous society. When...LEARN MORE.
BIG MESS, THE
A unique and provocative interpretation of sci-fi, Alexander Kluge's Der Grosse Verhau "suggests Georges Melies, with the limited equipment of his day, remaking 2001"...LEARN MORE.
In Ulrich Kohler's first feature film, the director perfectly captures the angst and alienation of youth in this droll German drama. Paul (Lennie Burmeister)--more slacker than...LEARN MORE.
EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE
Though shot in fascist Spain near the end of Franco's dictatorship, this West German television production from writer-director Helma Sanders-Brahms (Germany Pale Mother)...LEARN MORE.
FORMATIVE YEARS (II): HOTEL / DEMON
The Formative Years II presents more experimental films by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Heinz Emigholz (Schindler's Houses). Hotel and Demon are two films that explore the nature...LEARN MORE.
FUTURE OF EMILY, THE
Helma Sanders-Brahms (Germany, Pale Mother) wrote and directed this gripping family drama that focuses on three generations of women. Brigitte Fossey (Cinema Paradiso) is Isabelle...LEARN MORE.
A documentary by filmmaker and art critic Heinz Peter Schwerfel on controversial German painter Georg Baselitz, who once referred to German painting traditions as "ugly," provoked...LEARN MORE.
GERMANY IN AUTUMN
Eleven leading filmmakers collaborated on this protest against Fascist tendencies in West Germany by reflecting on the tragic events of autumn 1977, when public official Hanns...LEARN MORE.
GERMANY, PALE MOTHER
A beautiful, painfully moving account of writer-director Helma Sanders-Brahms' childhood, made to show her own daughter a vision of Germany beyond Hitler and the Holocaust...LEARN MORE.
GOFF IN THE DESERT
In this unique documentary, German filmmaker Heinz Emigholz presents the work of inventive American architect Bruce Goff. Apprenticed at age 12 but never formally educated...LEARN MORE.
GORILLA BATHES AT NOON
In this irreverent screwball comedy, Dušan Makavejev revisits the idiosyncratic style that brought him to the forefront of the international art-house community with WR: Mysteries of the...LEARN MORE.
"Staggeringly rich...The Second Heimat, which runs 25 hours, forms, with its predecessor, a magnificent, nearly unprecedented 'film novel': a portrait of Germany in the 20th century...LEARN MORE.
From his work in the fiction mode, documentary, and installation, German filmmaker Harun Farocki has consistently explored ideas of language, ideology, perception, and contemporary audio-visual...LEARN MORE.
This essay film from renowned filmmaker and media theorist Harun Farocki meditates on the rhetoric of film and video editing. Using clips from his past documentary work, Farocki explores...LEARN MORE.
From his work in the fiction mode to documentary to installation, German filmmaker Harun Farocki has consistently explored ideas of language, ideology, perception, and contemporary audio-visual...LEARN MORE.
"A winning combination of sexual frankness and visual wit," wrote J. Hoberman in The Village Voice; "Funny, violent, sexual...It makes you reconsider what you and everyone else is...LEARN MORE.
JOURNEY TO THE SUN
Mehmet, a young man from western Turkey, and Berzan, a Kurdish rebel living in the underground, develop an unlikely friendship while living in Istanbul. When Mehmet is mistaken...LEARN MORE.
The second film in Hans Jürgen Syberberg's highly impressionistic German Trilogy, Karl May follows the last years in the life of Germany’s most popular author. May, a prolific and...LEARN MORE.
KLUGE IN THE BEGINNING
Alexander Kluge became the leading advocate and politician of the New German Cinema of the 1960s-70s, and his work was vital to the intellectual underpinning of the movement...LEARN MORE.
After witnessing her father murder her mother, a young Slovak girl named Lea (Lenka Vlasakova) is stricken mute, communicating only through writing and poetry. She is again thrust into...LEARN MORE.
LITTLE BIT OF FREEDOM, A
In this spirited drama from Turkish-born, German-based filmmaker Yuksel Yavuz, our hero, Baran (Cagdas Bozkurt), is a Kurdish teen who makes bicycle deliveries for a kebab shop while...LEARN MORE.
Continuing his exploration of "architecture as autobiography," documentarian Heinz Emigholz focuses here on the work of Swiss artist, civil engineer, and legendary bridge...LEARN MORE.
Valie Export's daring film about relationships, Menschenfrauen (loosely translated, "humanwomen"), focuses on Franz S., a journalist, and his relationship with four...LEARN MORE.
MY HEART IS MINE ALONE
The story of the real-life love affair between Jewish poet Else Lasker-Schueler and Nazi poet Gottfried Benn is told largely through their poetry in this experimental drama scored with...LEARN MORE.
NO MERCY NO FUTURE
Based on a series of letters written by a schizophrenic woman named Rita G., No Mercy No Future (Die Beruhrte) is Helma Sanders-Brahms' controversial film about the...LEARN MORE.
A powerful, true story of a West African refugee's fight to survive in a German city that does not welcome him is told in this fictionalized reconstruction of the actual events...LEARN MORE.
PALERMO OR WOLFSBURG
Young Nicola leaves his depressed hometown of Palermo, Sicily, for a better life in Wolfsburg, Germany. He lands a good job at the VW plant, but without the support of his family...LEARN MORE.
PRACTICE OF LOVE, THE
"A dazzling cinematic tour-de-force, combining a thriller narrative with experimental images" (National Film Theatre, London). Judith, an investigative journalist, begins to...LEARN MORE.
Heinz Emigholz, the premier purveyor of architectural oddities (D'Annunzio's Cave; Goff in the Desert), offers a stunning portrait of urban Los Angeles through the houses of...LEARN MORE.
This remarkable film by Harun Farocki is a powerful essay and commentary on contemporary life. It compares the still-life paintings of the Dutch masters with the still-lifes of today...LEARN MORE.
Tense and satirical, Strongman Ferdinand (Der Starke Ferdinand) remains writer-director Alexander Kluge's most accessible film. A master at political drama, Kluge employs a realistic...LEARN MORE.
Towards the end of his career, legendary Chicago architect Louis Sullivan--"the father of modernism"--constructed the eight banks studied in this quirky documentary. Collectively referred...LEARN MORE.
VIDEOGRAMS OF A REVOLUTION
History takes place before your eyes in Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujica's fascinating film covering the 1989 fall of the Ceaucescu regime in Romania. A radical, media-based chronology that...LEARN MORE.
As the flagship film of the "young German cinema" movement, Alexander Kluge's first feature, Yesterday Girl, paved the way for the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Produced...LEARN MORE.