Program Overview 2014

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World Premiere

Praunheim Memoires

Director: Rosa von Praunheim
(Documentary, D 2014), Original German Version,
Duration: 90 min.

Tuesday, 25. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Andere Orte

Rosa von Praunheim's Frankfurt roots are already reflected in his name. With Praunheim Memoires ... more

Regional Premiere

Miele

Director: Valeria Golino
(Feature Film, I/ F 2013), Italien original with English subtitles,
Duration: 96 min.

Tuesday, 25. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Metropolis

Irene is thirty years old and is known to her patients as "Honey". She has made it her mission t ... more

Regional Premiere

Willkommen bei Habib

Director: Michael Baumann
(Feature Film, D 2012), Original German Version,
Duration: 115 min.

Tuesday, 25. March 2014, 20:00 p.m., Metropolis 2

The young Neco dreams of living with his German girlfriend in Turkey, despite the fact that he h ... more

Selected by the Japanese filmfestiva ...

Key of life

Director: Kenji Uchida
(Feature Film, Japan 2012), OV with Engl. subtitles,
Duration: 96 min.

Tuesday, 25. March 2014, 10:00 p.m., Metropolis 3

Selected by NIPPON CONNECTION: In a bathhouse, the paths of the wealthy professional killer Kond ... more

Regional premiere

People's Park

Director: Libbie D. Cohn, J. P. Sniadecki
(Documentary, USA/ CHN 2012), Mandarin with english subtitel,
Duration: 78 min.

Tuesday, 25. March 2014, 10:00 p.m., Metropolis 2

In the People's Park in Chengdu, Sichuan, one can observe all sorts of people on a long, extende ... more

Opening lecture of the LICHTER suppo ...

THEORY AND COMEDY

, German

Tuesday, 25. March 2014, 07:00 p.m., Andere Orte

The fundamental question of the role of laughter is posed by the Frankfurt-based theatre scholar ... more

double screening

YOU´RE TELLING ME / SIX OF A KIND

Director: Erie C. Kenton / Leo McCarey
(Feature Film, USA 1934), english OV,
Duration: 66 min/ 62 min.

Tuesday, 25. March 2014, 08:30 p.m., Filmmuseum

Sam Bisbee (Fields) is the inventor of ingenious but unsuccessful equipment such as a keyhole fi ... more

In cooperation with the hfMA

PATHS AND POSSIBILITIES IN FILM CRITICISM TODAY

(Lecture), english

Tuesday, 25. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Andere Orte

As part of the hfMA-critic workshops, whose collaboration and interaction with the LICHTER Filmf ... more

Regional Premiere, Opening

Of Horses and Men

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
(Feature Film, D/IS 2013), OV with Engl. subtitles,
Duration: 95 min.

Wednesday, 26. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Metropolis 3

The Icelandic-German co-production Of Horses and Men is a film about love. That would actually s ... more

HAUS TUGENDHAT

Director: Dieter Reifarth
(Documentary, D 2013), German Version,
Duration: 117 min.

Wednesday, 26. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Metropolis 2

One knows Mies van der Rohe's Tugendhat House in Brno, Czech Republic as one of the icons of mod ... more

In cooperation with our partner fest ...

International Shorts 1

Director: Diverse
(Diverse, 2012-2013), Diverse

Wednesday, 26. March 2014, 10:30 p.m., Metropolis 2

To the international shorts 1 more

Regional Premiere

Vulgaria

Director: Pang Ho-Cheung
(Feature Film, China 2012), OV with English subtitles,
Duration: 90 min.

Thursday, 27. March 2014, 10:15 p.m., Metropolis 7

The serious setting is misleading: As the film producer To Wai-Cheung has to describe his profes ... more

00 Schneider- Im Wendekreis der Eidechse

Director: Helge Schneider
(Feature Film, D 2013), Original German Version,
Duration: 96 min.

Thursday, 27. March 2014, 10:00 p.m., Mal Sehn

Despite a looming midlife crisis, detective 00 Schneider is a busy man in Mülheim on the Ruhr, ... more

Wolfskinder

Director: Rick Ostermann
(Feature Film, D/LIT 2013), Original German Version,
Duration: 97 min.

Thursday, 27. March 2014, 07:45 p.m., Metropolis 2

They do not know where to go and yet know only one goal: survival. The film Wolfskinder deals wi ... more

Regional Premiere

Die Gelübde meines Bruders

Director: Stephanie Weimat
(Documentary, D/CAN 2013), OmU,
Duration: 88 min.

Thursday, 27. March 2014, 20:30 p.m., Filmmuseum

Born in Wiesbaden, director Stephanie Weimar no longer understands the world: Her brother Gregor ... more

German Premiere

Tonnerre

Director: Guillaume Brac
(Feature Film, F 2013), French original with English subtitles,
Duration: 110 min.

Thursday, 27. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Metropolis 2

Maxime is a reasonably successful musician, who returns for a creative break to his hometown of ... more

German Premiere

LA FILLE DU 14 JUILLET

Director: Antonin Peretjatko
(Feature Film, F 2013), French with Engl. subtitles,
Duration: 88 min.

Thursday, 27. March 2014, 20:00 p.m., Metropolis 7

Holiday in times of crisis: The summer vacation is one of the sacred traditions of France. Even ... more

German Premiere

LES COQUILETTES

Director: Sophie Letourneur
(Fictional documentary, F 2013), French original with English subtitles,
Duration: 75 min.

Thursday, 27. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Caligari Filmbühne Wiesbaden

Sophie Letourneur, director and lead actress of the film, throws herself together with two of he ... more

Kurzfilmrolle 1

Director: various
(various, 2012-2013), Several languages

Thursday, 27. March 2014, 10:00 p.m., Metropolis 2

To the first program of our competition short films more

Special Screening

Praunheim Memoires

Director: Rosa von Praunheim
(Documentary, D 2014), German OV,
Duration: 90 min.

Thursday, 27. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Andere Orte

Rosa von Praunheim's Frankfurt roots are already reflected in his name. With Praunheim Memoires ... more

Meine Mütter - Spurensuche in Riga

Director: Rosa von Praunheim
(Documentary, D 2007), German Version,
Duration: 87 min.

Thursday, 27. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Mal Sehn

"I will not die with a lie:" Gertrud Mischwitzky is 94 years old when she reveals to her son Hol ... more

Regional Premiere

The Immigrant

Director: James Gray
(Feature Film, USA 2013), English/Polish, English subtitles,
Duration: 117 min.

Thursday, 27. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Metropolis 3

The arrival of the sisters Magda and Ewa in New York in 1921 is meant to be the start of a life ... more

Regional Premiere at Comoedienhaus Hanau

Erntehelfer

Director: Moritz Siebert
(Documentary, D 2013), German with Engl. Subtitles,
Duration: 70 min.

Thursday, 27. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Comoedienhaus Hanau

Those who know the Lower Franconian village of Seinsheim, should hardly be surprised that it sno ... more

Rerun at Comoedienhaus Hanau

Wolfskinder

Director: Rick Ostermnn
(Feature Film, D/LIT 2013), German Original Version,
Duration: 97 min.

Thursday, 27. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Comoedienhaus Hanau

They do not know where to go and yet know only one goal: survival. The film Wolfskinder deals wi ... more

In cooperation with the caricatura m ...

Von Arnold hau bis heute

Thursday, 27. March 2014, 07:00 p.m., Andere Orte

Comic Art is not just caricature and cartoon, but also literature, poetry and stagecraft. more

It's a gift

Director: Norman Mcleod
(Feature Film, USA 1934), english OV,
Duration: 73 min.

Thursday, 27. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Filmmuseum

IT’S A GIFT, it can hardly come more punchy: Harold Bissonnette (Fields) must first organise h ... more

World Premiere

Lost Coast

Director: M.A. Littler
(Documentary, USA 2014), Engl.
 OV,
Duration: 82 min.

Friday, 28. March 2014, 10:00 p.m., Filmmuseum

Endless highways, relaxed cruising and breathtaking landscapes: M.A. Littler's new film tells of ... more

German Premiere

LES COQUILETTES

Director: Sophie Letourneur
(Fictional documentary, F 2013), French original with English subtitles,
Duration: 75 min.

Friday, 28. March 2014, 10:15 p.m., Metropolis 2

Sophie Letourneur, director and lead actress of the film, throws herself together with two of he ... more

German Premiere

Swandown

Director: Andrew Koetting
(Documentary, UK 2012), Original English Version,
Duration: 94 min.

Friday, 28. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Filmmuseum

A documentary of an unusual journey: Two men sail on a plastic swan from Hastings, which lies on ... more

Regional Premiere

Mein Name und ich

Director: Birgit Lehmann, Ole Weissenberger
(Documentary, D 2013), German OV,
Duration: 90 min.

Friday, 28. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Metropolis 3

Everyone has a name. It follows us like a shadow. From birth onwards. But is it also the right o ... more

Erhobenen Hauptes

Director: Film group DocView (Jaska Klocke, Adrian Oeser, Catherine Rhine, Claudia Sebestyen, Julian Volz and others)
(Documentary, D/ISR 2013), German Version,
Duration: 95 min.

Friday, 28. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Metropolis 11

Holocaust survivors, who had to flee from Germany to the Kibbutz Ma'abarot in Israel between 193 ... more

World Premiere

The Scrapbox

Director: Daniel Herzog
(Feature Film, D 2014), Original German Version,
Duration: 90 min.

Friday, 28. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Metropolis 3

Two years of preparation, 32 sets, 41 days of shooting, 1.5 km wooden slats, 1,200 square meters ... more

Selected by goEast

Death of a Man in the Balkans

Director: Miroslav Momčilović
(Feature Film, Serbia 2012), OV with Engl. subtitles,
Duration: 80 min.

Friday, 28. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Metropolis 7

A lonely composer commits suicide in front of his computer’s webcam. A neighbour who heard the ... more

German Premiere

Somebody up there likes me

Director: Robert Byington
(Feature Film, USA 2012), Engl. OV,
Duration: 72 min.

Friday, 28. March 2014, 08:30 p.m., Rex Programmkino Darmstadt

Max is actually a very ordinary young man his late 20s who has to choose a path in life. But thi ... more

Rerun

Of Horses and Men

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
(Feature Film, D/IS 2013), OV with English subtitles,
Duration: 95 min.

Friday, 28. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Metropolis 2

The Icelandic-German co-production Of Horses and Men is a film about love. That would actually s ... more

Kurzfilmrolle 2

(several, 2012-2013), several languages

Friday, 28. March 2014, 10:15 p.m., Metropolis 3

To the second program of our competition short films more

German Premiere

ALL ABOUT MY WIFE (NAE ANAEUI MODEUN GEOT)

Director: Min Kyu-Dong
(Feature Film, KOR 2012), Korean with English subtitles,
Duration: 121 min.

Friday, 28. March 2014, 10:00 p.m., Metropolis 7

Jung-In is pretty, sexy, caring and will do anything for her husband. However, after seven years ... more

RHINE-MAIN HUMOUR CLASSICS

Director: various
(various, D 1972-2012), German Version

Friday, 28. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Mal Sehn

In keeping with this year's focus, we show some shorts of the special kind, which will, in the b ... more

Rerun

Master of the Universe

Director: Marc Bauder
(Documentary, D 2013), German OV,
Duration: 88 min.

Friday, 28. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Hafenkino Offenbach

The banking crisis is an odd thing. Nobody has properly understood it. Economics is neither an e ... more

German Premiere

Somebody up there likes me

Director: Robert Byington
(Feature Film, USA 2012), Engl. original version,
Duration: 75 min.

Friday, 28. March 2014, 20:30 p.m., Rex Programmkino Darmstadt

Max is actually a very ordinary young man his late 20s who has to choose a path in life. But thi ... more

Workshop discussion

GERMAN ERNST - A POSITIONING

Friday, 28. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Andere Orte

Whoever speaks of German comedy, will usually only harvest a tortured smile from movie fans. Apa ... more

Kopfüber (upsidedown)

Director: Bernd Sahling
(Feature Film, D 2013), German with english subtitles,
Duration: 90 min.

Friday, 28. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Hafenkino Offenbach

Kopfüber tells in calm images the story of Sascha. Cigarettes, criminal damage, theft, and bad ... more

Avantgarde Reel

Ping Pong

(1906-2007), various languages

Friday, 28. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Mal Sehn

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Master of the Universe

Director: Marc Bauder
(Documentary, D 2013), German OV,
Duration: 88 min.

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Filmmuseum

The banking crisis is an odd thing. Nobody has properly understood it. Economics is neither an e ... more

Germany Premiere

Somebody up there likes me

Director: Robert Byington
(Feature Film, USA 2012), Engl. original version,
Duration: 75 min.

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 08:30 p.m., Filmmuseum

Max is actually a very ordinary young man his late 20s who has to choose a path in life. But thi ... more

In the Darkroom

Director: Nadav Schirman
(Documentary, D/ISR/FIN 2012),
Duration: 88 min.

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Metropolis 11

During the 70s and 80s he kept the world in suspense: Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, code name Carlos, ... more

Regional Premiere

Familienfieber

Director: Nico Sommer
(Feature Film, D 2014), Original German Version,
Duration: 80 min.

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Metropolis 2

Whereas the marriage of Maja and Uwe Rath bobs along in a boring routine, daughter Alina is fres ... more

German Premiere

A Farewell to Fools

Director: Bogdan Dreyer
(Feature Film, RUM/D/B 2013), German Version,
Duration: 85 min.

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Metropolis 3

To celebrate a birthday on the 13th of a month must certainly bring misfortune, Alex thinks. How ... more

Regional Premiere

Zärtlichkeit (La Tendresse)

Director: Marion Hänsel
(Feature Film, B/F/D 2013), French original with English subtitles,
Duration: 78 min.

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 10:00 p.m., Mal Sehn

Because their son was injured in a skiing accident, Lisa and Frans, who have been living apart f ... more

Rerun

Kurzfilmrolle 1

Director: various
(various, 2012-2013), several languages

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Caligari Filmbühne Wiesbaden

To the first program of our competition short films more

Kurzfilmrolle 2

Director: various
(various, 2012-2013), several languages

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 02:00 p.m., Metropolis 2

To the second program of our competition short films more

Hotel Lux

Director: Leander Haußmann
(Feature Film, D 2011), original German version,
Duration: 103 min.

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Metropolis 3

Germany 1933: Hans Zeisig (Michael Herbig) parodises Josef Stalin like no other and dreams of a ... more

Regional Premiere

ICH WILL MICH NICHT KÜNSTLICH AUFREGEN (ASTA UPSET)

Director: Max Linz
(Feature Film, D 2014), German with english subtitles,
Duration: 84 min.

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Metropolis 7

The curator Asta Andersen has a vision: she wants to realise an exhibition entitled "The movie. ... more

Kurzfilmrolle 3

Director: various
(various, 2012-2013), several languages

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 10:15 p.m., Metropolis 3

To the third program of our competition short films more

Lichter AGORA

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 02:00 p.m., Andere Orte

In the Agora, which is the open discussion forum of the LICHTER Filmfest, the political and soci ... more

UNSERE LEICHEN LEBEN NOCH

Director: Rosa von Praunheim
(Feature Film, D 1982), German Version,
Duration: 90 min.

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 10:30 p.m., Filmmuseum

Four women find themselves in an opulently furnished Berlin apartment, all admirable, attractive ... more

FRANKFURTER KLASSE LIVE

Director: Jochen Döring, Tim Karasch, Daniel Siebert, Oli Rasch
(Videoclips, D 2011-2014), German Version,
Duration: 90 min.

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Metropolis 3

"FRANKFURTER KLASSE - a group of road-focussed philosophers and outsiders from various disciplin ... more

In cooperation with our partner fest ...

International Shorts 2

Director: several
(several, 2012-2013), several languages

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Mal Sehn

To the international shorts 2 more

Produced by LICHTER-feature film jur ...

Return to Homs

Director: Talal Derki
(Documentary, SY/D 2013), subtitled,
Duration: 87 min.

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 04:00 p.m., Metropolis 2

Three years during the Syrian civil war significantly affect the lives of two young men. The 19 ... more

Contribution of LICHTER feature film ...

The other Chelsea

Director: Jakob Preuss
(Documentary, D 2010), German/Russian, subtitled,
Duration: 87 min.

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 04:00 p.m., Metropolis 3

The events in Ukraine have been preoccupying us for several months now. In central Europe, a cou ... more

BAR & PARTY AT LICHTER 2014

Saturday, 29. March 2014, 22:00 p.m., Andere Orte

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Rerun

Erntehelfer

Director: Moritz Siebert
(Documentary, D 2013), German with Engl. subtitles,
Duration: 70 min.

Sunday, 30. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Metropolis 2

Those who know the Lower Franconian village of Seinsheim, should hardly be surprised that it sno ... more

Closing

In a world...

Director: Lake Bell
(Feature Film, USA 2013), english OV,
Duration: 93 min.

Sunday, 30. March 2014, 08:00 p.m., Metropolis 3

Carol works as a vocal coach and occasionally lends her voice also to commercials or movie trail ... more

Regional Premiere

Grenzgang

Director: Brigitte Maria Bertele
(Feature Film, D 2013), original German version,
Duration: 90 min.

Sunday, 30. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Metropolis 3

Every seven years, the so-called "Grenzgang" [NB: walking a town’s boundaries] takes place in ... more

Wiederholung

Lost Coast

Director: M.A. Littler
(Documentary, USA 2014), Engl. OV,
Duration: 82 min.

Sunday, 30. March 2014, 04:00 p.m., Metropolis 3

Endless highways, relaxed cruising and breathtaking landscapes: M.A. Littler's new film tells of ... more

Rerun

LES COQUILETTES

Director: Sophie Letourneur
(Fictional documentary, F 2013), French original with English subtitles,
Duration: 75 min.

Sunday, 30. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Rex Programmkino Darmstadt

Sophie Letourneur, director and lead actress of the film, throws herself together with two of he ... more

Heine

Director: Otmar Hitzelsberger
(Documentary, D 2013), original German version,
Duration: 85 min.

Sunday, 30. March 2014, 03:00 p.m., Metropolis 3

A woman in golden sequin dress, a young man with a surfboard under his arm... A surrealistic d ... more

German Premiere

POR LAS PLUMAS (ALL ABOUT THE FEATHERS)

Director: Neto Villalobos
(Feature Film, Costa Rica 2013), Spanish with English subtitles,
Duration: 85 min.

Sunday, 30. March 2014, 06:00 p.m., Mal Sehn

Guard Chalo’s life is straightforward: Together with a colleague, he guards a warehouse under ... more

Rerun

The Immigrant

Director: James Gray
(Feature Film, USA 2013), English/Polish, English subtitles,
Duration: 117 min.

Sunday, 30. March 2014, 12:00 p.m., Metropolis

The arrival of the sisters Magda and Ewa in New York in 1921 is meant to be the start of a life ... more

Rerun

Kurzfilmrolle 3

Director: various
(various, 2012-2013), several languages

Sunday, 30. March 2014, 03:15 p.m., Metropolis 2

To the third program of our competition short films more

Rerun

Praunheim Memoires

Director: Rosa von Praunheim
(Documentary, D 2014), German OV,
Duration: 90 min.

Sunday, 30. March 2014, 03:00 p.m., Hafenkino Offenbach

Rosa von Praunheim's Frankfurt roots are already reflected in his name. With Praunheim Memoires ... more

Frankfurter Kranz- surreal

Sunday, 30. March 2014, 03:30 p.m., Andere Orte

Surrealist film sequences with coffee and cake more

text&beat visiting LICHTER

STAHLBAD FUN - LAUGHTER AT SCHLINGENSIEF

Sunday, 30. March 2014, 04:00 p.m., Andere Orte

At Schlingensief, one laughs, amongst other things. Saying this, he did not produce any comedy, ... more

Children's Film Festival Premiere

PETTERSSON & FINDUS - KLEINER QUÄLGEIST, GROSSE FREUNDSCHAFT

Director: Ali Samadi Ahadi
(Animation, D 2014), German Version,
Duration: 90 min.

Sunday, 30. March 2014, 03:00 p.m., Andere Orte

After Sven Nordqvist's world-famous children's book series, another adventure with the unequal f ... more

THE AWARD CEREMONY TAKES PLACE IN TH ...

FAMILY CAFE AND PAINTING COMPETITION

(Event)

Sunday, 30. March 2014, 11:00 p.m., Andere Orte

Can there be anything more beautiful than the seductive scent of a delicious waffle? more

International Shorts 1

Director: several
(several, 2012-2013), Several languages

Sunday, 30. March 2014, 04:00 p.m., Metropolis 2

In cooperation with our partner festivals Visioni Italiane und Festival international de Contis more