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by Maryam Touzani

Morocco, France, 2019, 98 min., feature film, Arabic with English subtitles

Samia goes from door to door in Casablanca’s historical city center seeking a job. She is heavily pregnant, a social outsider due to her unmarried status, and homeless. Her search brings her to Abla’s door. Abla’s 8-year-old daughter Warda, a cheerful tomboy, takes an immediate liking to her and begs her mother to take her in. Abla finally gives in. The single mother is filled with bitterness since the death of her husband. But Samia’s entrance into the little family begins to change things, stunningly…
Various nominations in Cannes 2019, Oscar Candidate 2020 for Morocco

Kino Museum Wed 27.11.2019, 8:30 p.m.


Die Perfekte Kandidatin –The Perfect Candidate
by Haifaa Al Mansour

Saudi Arabia, Germany 2019, 101 min., feature film, Arabic with German subtitles

How did Maryam ever end up being the first woman to run for the local council? Oh yeah, wheelchairs sunk into the mud before her clinic, an injured elderly man spat out insults and refused treatment – by a woman! The competent and headstrong Saudi doctor had to make her own path and take a detour – into the municipal elections, as a candidate! A hope-inspiring film from the director of “Wadjda”.
Nominated for the Golden Lion Venice 2019 | Oscar Candidate 2020 for Saudi Arabia

Kino Waldhorn Sun 24.11.2019, 6:00 p.m.
Kino Museum Sun 24.11.2019, 8:30 p.m.
Kino Museum Tue 26.11.2019, 8:30 p.m.


Die Sehnsucht der Schwestern Gusmão – The Invisible Life Life of Eurídice Gusmão
by Karim Aïnouz

Brazil/Germany 2019, 139 min., feature film, Portuguese with German subtitles

Free-spirited runaway Guida returns home to Rio de Janeiro – pregnant and alone, breaking with every societal expectation of the 1950s in Brazil. Her charming Greek lover did not prove suitable as husband and father. Meanwhile, her younger sister Eurídice is stuck in an unhappy marriage, although she truly wanted to study piano in Vienna. When the affectionate sisters are to be reunited, a terrible lie keeps them apart.
Awards Cannes a.o., Oscar Candidate 2020 for Brazil

Kino Museum Thu 21.11.2019, 8:30 p.m.
Kino Museum Mon 25.11.2019, 8:30 p.m.


Fiore Gemello – Twin Flower
by Laura Luchetti

Italy 95 min., feature film, original with English subtitles

Such different beginnings, such a similar fate: that of having to escape. The young Sardinian Anna, who refuses to speak and is running from a menacing secret; and bright and cheerful Basim, an illegal refugee from the Ivory Coast. They try to be there for each other and grow ever closer, even without many words. But Anna’s violent past threatens to catch up with them.

World premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, FIPRESCI award

Kino Museum Sat 23.11.2019, 8:30 p.m.
Kino Museum Sun 24.11.2019, 4:00 p.m.


For A Happy Life
by Salima Sarah Glamine & Dimitri Linder

Belgium/Luxembourg 2018, 88 min., feature film, French, Urdu with English subtitles

Amel and Mashir have a secret meeting place. Neither their friends nor their parents know about their passionate romance. 22-year-old Mashir comes from a very traditional Pakistani family, while 17-year-old Amel is of Algerian origin. When Mashir’s parents decide to arrange his marriage to his cousin Noor, Amel decides to break all taboos.
5 international awards
With support of ZONTA-Club Tübingen

Kino Museum Fri 22.11.2019, 4:00 p.m.
Kino Museum Mon 25.11.2019, 8:30 p.m.
Kino Waldhorn Wed 27.11.2019, 6:00 p.m.


Gott existiert, ihr Name ist Petrunya – God Exists Her Name Is Petrunya
by Teona Strugar Mitevska

Macedonia/Belgium/Slovenia/Croatia/France 2019, 100 min., feature film, Macedonian with German subtitles

After a humiliating job interview, Petrunya is full of rage. She comes across some young men who carry out an old tradition, diving for a consecrated cross in the river, and spontaneously dives in too. She’s the one who gets the cross! And what’s more: she doesn’t want to give it back. A genuine scandal in patriarchal-orthodox North Macedonia… An absurd comedy based on a true story.
16 awards, twice winner Berlinale, nominated for the Goldenen Bear 2019

Teona Strugar Mitevska unfortunately had to cancel her visit!

> Interview Teona Strugar Mitevska at the Berlinale 2019

Kino Museum Wed 20.11.2019, 7:30 p.m.
Kino Museum Thu 21.11.2019, 6:00 p.m.
Kino Waldhorn Fri 22.11.2019, 8:15 p.m.


Ich gehöre ihm – Loverboy
by Thomas Durchschlag

Germany 2017, 88 min., feature film, German Version

15-year-old Caro carries the typical insecurities of puberty. Until she falls head-over-heels for the handsome Cem. He turns out to be an unscrupulous “lover-boy”, who ruthlessly manipulates Caro, pulling her into a whirlwind of violence and prostitution despite her parents’ desperate attempts to prevent this from happening. Will she escape it?

Survivor of the „Loverboy-Method“ Sandra Norak present

Kino Museum Fri 22.11. 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Nur eine Frau – A Regular Woman
by Sherry Hormann

Germany 2019, 90 min., feature film, German Version

Aynur is full of life, loves old-school hip-hop, and wears a headscarf. In voice-over, she tells of her fight for a self-determined life in a strictly patriarchal family, that holds to Sunni-Kurdish customs even in Germany – including her forced marriage in Turkey. An emotional and powerful film inspired by the “honor” killing of Hatun ‘Aynur’ Sürücü in 2005.
5 Nominations Tribeca and German Cinema award

Thu., 21.11. Producer Sandra Maischberger present
Sat., 23.11. Expert and author Necla Kelek present

Kino Museum Thu 21.11. 8:30 p.m.
Kino Museum Sat 23.11. 6:00 p.m.
Kino Waldhorn Sat 23.11. 8:15 p.m.


Savovi – Stitches
by Miroslav Terzic

Serbia/Slovenia/Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019, 97 min., feature film, Serbian with English subtitles

Ana won’t give up: for 20 years she has steadfastly searched for her son. She is convinced: he’s alive and did not die in childbirth. Ana seeks out clandestine sources for her increasingly dangerous investigation. A moving thriller based on true events, a scandal of mass kidnapping of babies that years-ago rocked Serbia. Most cases are unsolved until today…
10 International awards, a.o. Audience Award Panorama Berlinale 2019

Producer Milena Garfield present

> Interview Milena Garfieldat the Berlinale 2019

Kino Museum Fri 22.11. 8:30 p.m.
Kino Museum Sat 23.11. 6:00 p.m.


by Nicole Whippy, 'Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Matasila Freshwater, Amberley Jo Aumua, Miria George, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Dianna Fuemana, Becs Arahanga

New Zealand/different South Sea Island States 2019, 90 min., feature film, different South Sea languages with English subtitles

The moving episodic film from 9 indigenous filmmakers transports us to the South Sea, to Fiji and Tonga, to the Solomon and Cook Islands, to Samoa and New Zealand. We meet eight women with the name “Vai” meaning “Water”: as an exuberant child, curious young girl, rebellious woman, and matriarchal great-grandmother, amidst the overwhelming nature and cultural diversity of the South Pacific Islands.
3 awards, nominated in Melbourne, Seattle, Edinburgh

Kino Waldhorn Mon 25.11. 6:00 p.m.
Kino Museum Tue 26.11. 8:30 p.m.
Kino Museum Wed 27.11. 6:00 p.m.


Womit haben wir das verdient? – What Have We Done to Deserve This?
by Eva Spreitzhofer

Austria 2018, 92 min., feature film, German Version

Wanda has always been a feminist, atheist and anti-racist. Now her 16-year-old daughter Nina breaks the news that she has just converted to Islam online, wears a headscarf, and wants to be called Fatima from now on. It's Wanda's worst nightmare! How can she bring Nina back to her senses? She goes on a journey of discovery into "the Community"... A black-humorous, satirical comedy from Austria.
3 International awards

Director present

Kino Museum Sat 23.11. 8:30 p.m.
Kino Museum Sun 24.11. 6:00 p.m.
Kino Waldhorn Sun 24.11. 8:15 p.m.


Working Woman
by Michal Aviad

Israel 2018, 93 min., feature film, Hebrew with English subtitles

Orna cannot believe what is happening, it’s like she’s paralyzed. It all began with her job as the assistant to the powerful real estate developer, Benny. Torn between her career and life with her loving husband and three kids, she accepts an attractive offer from her boss, but soon learns that it comes at a price she’s unwilling to pay.
Winner Israeli Oscar

Kino Museum Sun 24.11. 8:30 p.m.
Kino Museum Wed 27.11. 8:30 p.m


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