Films in the German language from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in celebration of Deutschlandjahr USA / The Year of German American Friendship.
From Germany, we have the biopic All About Me, the wistful drama In the Aisles, the rom-com What Doesn't Kill Us, the generational drama All My Loving, the Muslim marriage-centered Oray, and extraordinary docs about Chilly Gonzales, Holocaust remembrance, the space race, and the self-explanatory #Female Pleasure. Out of Austria we have the psychodrama The Ground Beneath My Feet, while Switzerland brings us the dark, fantastical The Innocent. And for our archival, we have Fritz Lang's 1928 Weimar Germany espionage thriller Spies.
Switzerland | 2018 | 97 minutes | Barbara Miller
The five repression-battling women profiled in this doc find that patriarchal fear of female sexual autonomy is universal.
Germany | 2019 | 100 minutes | Caroline Link
A sweet origin story of one of Germany’s most beloved comedians, Hape Kerkeling.
Germany | 2019 | 118 minutes | Edward Berger
A trifold drama exploring the lives of three 40ish siblings: a playboy pilot, a neurotic wife, and a harried student.
Germany | 2018 | 90 minutes | Oliver Schwehm
A German aerospace engineer founded the world's first private space travel company and triggered an international firestorm.
Germany | 2018 | 125 minutes | Thomas Stuber
A new supermarket night stockman falls in love with a sweets-selling married coworker in this working-class fairy tale.
Germany | 2019 | 85 minutes | Luigi Toscano
Photographer Luigi Toscano spends a whole year meeting with Holocaust survivors around the world to share their stories.
Germany | 2019 | 100 minutes | Mehmet Akif Buyukatalay
During an argument, a Muslim man accidentally divorces his wife--and his love now conflicts with his faith.
Germany | 2018 | 82 minutes | Philipp Jedicke
A bio of Canadian art-punk musician Chilly Gonzales, whose work runs the gamut from electro-rap to classical piano.
Germany | 1928 | 150 minutes | Fritz Lang
Fritz Lang's silent thriller about the romance between a beautiful Russian spy and a headstrong British secret agent.
Austria | 2019 | 108 minutes | Marie Kreutzer
In this Austrian psychodrama, a workaholic business consultant begins to feel her own mental state destabilizing.
Switzerland | 2018 | 114 minutes | Simon Jaquemet
A neurologist and evangelical Christian finds her convictions threatened when an ex-lover and comes back into her life.