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BUICK RIVIERA (Goran Rusinovic, 2008)
Simmering enmities spark a fierce battle of wills in a wintry wasteland. ... Hasan is a Muslim who left Bosnia before the war. He now lives a life of ennui and private anxiety in bitterly cold North … Read more

BYE BYE BERLUSCONI (Jan Henrik Stahlberg, 2006)
Bye Bye Berlusconi! screened at this year's Berlin Film Festival where it was a multi-award winner. ... Thoroughly scrambling make-believe with reality, German director Jan Henrik Stahlberg has conco… Read more

CALENDAR (Atom Egoyan, 1993)
Atom Egoyan, (The Adjuster, Family Viewing, Next of Kin, Speaking Path, seen at previous MFFs) has departed from his usual urban-based, psychological concerns and journeyed to his ancestral homeland … Read more

Camilla Horn Watching Herself Play Gretchen In Murnau's Silent Movie ‘Faust' (Hans Sachs, Hedde Rinneberg, 1981)
A film by: Hans Sachs and Hedda Rinneberg ... Leading player: Camilla Horn ... Read more

Cannibal Plants (Dr. U. K. T. Schultz, 1954)
Plants growing in moorlands allure, catch and destroy insects. There is a large variety of these plants and each kind is shown. We are left with a sense of wonder at nature's inexhaustible ingenuity. ... Read more

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (Werner Herzog, 2010)
Cinematic legend Werner Herzog presents an astonishing glimpse of our prehistoric forebears. ... Kudos to Herzog (Encounters at the End of the World, MIFF 2008; Grizzly Man) for achieving the impossi… Read more

CAVE OF THE YELLOW DOG, THE (Byambasuren Davaa, 2005)
Following the hugely successful The Story of the Weeping Camel, Mongolian-born and German-trained filmmaker Byambasuren Davaa delivers a thought-provoking and gentle mélange of documentary and drama… Read more

CELESTE (Percy Adlon, 1981)
In the beginning, he referred to her only as "Madame". Then, for the first time and for all time, he called her "my dear Celeste". The words "my dear Celeste, today I have written — The End", a… Read more

Central Station (Hans-Jürgen Rieck, 1972)
A satirical study of the influence of television on human relations. ... Read more

Chainsmoker (Maria Von Heland, 1997)
Take a bizarre romp one cold winter's night in Berlin when a woman who locks herself out of her apartment and gets a coin stuck in a cigarette-vending machine, unwittingly sets in motion an extraordi… Read more

Challenge (Eckehard Munck, 1976)
With its dwindling resources, the Earth will not be able to support its growing population with food and consumer goods. For the next millennium, technology will have to be reoriented towards providi… Read more

channel-swimmerS (Joerg Adolph, 2004)
The English Channel is the most frequented waterway in the world. Each day, more than 500 ships cross its 33 kilometres. There are also a handful of people who consider the Channel their own personal… Read more

CHEATED BY THE WINDS (Douglas Sirk, 1937)
La Habanera was the last feature Sirk made in Germany (he shot several short films with students in Munich after he left Hollywood). In Jon Haiiiday's book-length interview with him, Sirk describes i… Read more

CHEEKY GIRLS (Ute Wieland, 2008)
Based on a bestselling German book series, this raucous rock ‘n' roll adventure is about friends, crushes and surviving high school. ... Three best friends, Hannah, Mila and Kati, navigate the expl… Read more

Julian Benedikt's third documentary to be screened at MIFF; this exhaustively researched film traces the life of Chico Hamilton from the early years performing with his school buddies Dexter Gordon a… Read more

Children of Munich (Karl Otto Alberty, )
During the last day of the traditional Munich Carnival, the public takes over the streets. Costumed children at play are filmed with hidden cameras, in this kaleidoscopic record of the day. ... Read more

“Nearly two decades after the war, we live in an endless ‘today' and are afraid to look into a ‘tomorrow'.” - Director Aida Begi? ... Ghosts of the past loom large in Sarajevo, where the tran… Read more

CHINESE ROULETTE (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1976)
This is the twenty-ninth film made by German director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder. ... Chance brings together an unhappy family for a long weekend at their country retreat The parents have indulged in … Read more

CHINESE ROULETTE (M) (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1976)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder embraces psychological melodrama in this blackly comedic domestic pressure cooker, laden with moral conflict and hypocrisy. ... An affluent couple turns a blind eye to each o… Read more

CINEMANIA (Angela Christlieb, Stephan Kijak, 2002)
Are you prepared to alter your diet to avoid the need for toilet breaks, thus fitting in more movie screenings each day? Do you take changes of clothes to the cinema to avoid coming home? Can you liv… Read more

CIRCLE OF DECEIT (Volker Schlondorff, 1981)
In 1975, Georg Laschen, a top correspondent for a large German periodical, is assigned to cover the civil war in Lebanon. Georg is married to Greta, herself a writer, but theirs is a barren relations… Read more

CLASS RELATIONS (Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet, 1984)
A surprise for Straub/Huillet devotees. Whilst maintaining their concern with a formal approach to the medium. complemented with the minimalist beauty that often results from such a discipline, their… Read more

CLASS RELATIONS (Jean-Marie Straub, Daniele Huillet, 1984)
The existential dilemma of Kafka's Amerika re-imagined as an insight into class struggle. ... The dark and poetic visions of Czech writer and unlikely national hero Franz Kafka have often lent themse… Read more

Clocks (Kirsten Winter, 1995)
Kirsten Winter sets images of abstract expressionism and degraded video takes to Elena Kats-Chernm's composition "Clocks", which was First performed by Ensemble Modern at the 1993 Karlsruhe Multimedi… Read more

CLOUD 9 (Andreas Dresen, 2008)
Love hurts - even when you're over 60. ... Sixty-something seamstress Inge is thrown into a torrid love affair after bringing a pair of pants she altered to their owner, the affable 76-year-old Karl.… Read more

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