Since Evelin’s legs were amputated, her friends no longer show up. For years now, she has been stuck in her apartment, moving only between the kitchen, computer, TV and bed. Old video footage shows her life as a man 25 years ago: the GDR has ceased to exist, but not everyone managed to find their way in the new system.
A film about life in a reinforced concrete construction, about self-optimisation and the success that will soon – very soon! – come.
Hinterm Deich wird alles gut
Higher and higher, faster and faster, further and further – capitalism is destroying our livelihoods. 89% of Germans wish for a different economic system. In North Friesland, people are not content with wishing; they’ve taken action!
Europe, She Loves
EUROPE, SHE LOVES weaves together the stories of four couples on the fringes of Europe: Siobhan and Terry in Dublin want to live without drugs; in Tallinn, Veronika hopes Harri will get along better with her son, Artur; Penny wants to leave Thessaloniki, and the older Niko, to work in Italy; and Juan and Caro in Seville, newly in love, hardly think about the future.
Adelheid, Kornelius & the Deaths
Two eccentric millionaires have been married for 53 years. Kornelius is the dominant one. Adelheid always goes along with everything without objection. Both lead an individualistic, ascetic and sustainable lifestyle and have a mutually symbiotic relationship. Kornelius’ cancer diagnosis abruptly brings home the fragility of life. From then on, Adelheid prepares herself for widowhood. She begins to emancipate herself and wants to become more independent, for she suspects that she will outlive her beloved husband.
In Free Fall
Boris and Marina belong to a formerly proud family of shepherds from the Altai Mountains who lost their livelihood after the collapse of the Soviet Union. When radioactive space debris hits the ground next to their hut one night the clever couple demand compensation from the Russian space agency, Roskosmos, and their story goes around the world. The film starts here, but doesn’t become sensationalist; rather it delves deep into the lives of people who were simply forgotten after distant political changes upended their lives.
Even in a hospice, life goes on. Danka, the institution’s cleaning lady, experiences a lot in the course of her daily life, tidying these 15 rooms overlooking the roofs of Neukölln.There’s a lot of laughter and a lot of smoking, but also a lot of goodbyes. “Fifteen Rooms” is a film about living in a place of dying.