With the family drama genre, the German Film Festival 2021 brings the film “The Picture”, with the story of Walter – a 60-year-old man who works as a professional house mover. When his boss plots a risky real estate deal involving money laundering for a notorious family, tenants in an apartment building are evicted so the house can be sold. with huge profits. However, the stubborn young Jan refuses to leave and Walter realizes that Jan is his long-lost son…
“Too Far Away”
Directed by: Sarah Winkenstette
Duration: 89 minutes
“Too far away” is about an 11-year-old boy who has to move with his family from a village to a big city. At the new school, Ben encounters 12-year-old Tariq, a refugee from Syria. Ben is the quiet guy at his new school, while Tariq not only excels in his class, but also has a knack for soccer. However, the two boys have more in common than they expected and quickly become friends.
Directed by: Tobias Wiemann
Duration: 97 minutes
Meanwhile, “Amelie rennt” is about Amelie – a little girl who is struggling with asthma and is taken to a clinic in South Tyrol, a province of Northern Italy, for treatment. After a while, she feels this place is like hell and decides to leave it, only to soon befriend the new boy Bart. The two try to climb to the top of a mountain because it is said that it can heal Amelie’s illness.
Impressing in the “Generation Kplus” category for children’s films at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, “Amelie rennt” was commented by the judges: “With witty dialogue and fast tempo, the film depicts the development of an unlikely friendship between two interesting characters”.
The German Film Festival 2020 also presents two unique documentaries, “Angela Merkel: More than a surprise” and “Democracy – In a digital data storm”.
Angela Merkel – More than a surprise
Directed by: Torsten Körner, Matthias Schmidt
Duration: 90 minutes
The film tells the story of Chancellor Merkel’s unexpected rise from an East German physicist to the most powerful woman in the world. The documentary focuses on the period when Merkel entered politics from 1989 to the present. The film also delves into the refugee crisis and establishes the connection between Merkel’s decisions and her life biography. The film features companions on the political path and individuals who have witnessed the journey of the German Chancellor since childhood, her first political steps, and the events she has to face. .
Democracy- In a hurricane
Directed by: David Bernet
Duration: 100 minutes
“Democracy – In a Digital Data Storm” poses a problem as digitization changes society. While data has become an “oil field” to exploit, data protection has become the new “anti-pollution” issue. This documentary offers an inside look at legislation for the social environment in Europe.