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Opening Night Film

Director Michael “Bully” Herbig's spectacular and thrilling true story of two ordinary families’ extraordinary escape from East to West Germany in a homemade hot air balloon.

Special Event
Mackie Messer – Brechts Dreigroschenfilm

In true Brechtian style, director Joachim A. Lang and his outstanding cast enthusiastically bring to life true events that followed the huge success of Bertolt Brecht’s 'Threepenny Opera'.

Biography / Drama
Closing Night
Die 3 Groschen-Oper

The celebrated and controversial classic 1931 film version of Bertolt Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera, which follows underworld anti-hero Macheath and his rivalry with Jonathan Peachum, the “beggar king” of London.

Comedy / Drama / Musical
Special Presentation
Vom Bauen der Zukunft - 100 Jahre Bauhaus

Against the backdrop of its 100th anniversary this documentary portrays the fascinating history of Walter Gropius’ Bauhaus, one of our century's most influential architectural schools that still shapes our society today.

Der Hauptmann

In a darkly evocative and brutally stark return to German cinema, Hollywood writer-director Robert Schwentke presents the arresting true tale of the wartime impostor Willi Herold.

Drama / Anti-war / History