7 SPADES is the story of 6 men who came together for a photo of the official first spit of the BER airport, and the 7th man who was not allowed on this photo. The film goes on a search for these 7 spades and has their owners tell us about the biggest challenge of their life.
LIFE WITHOUT END
How do we explain to our children that we all have to die some day? And do we really have to? LIFE WITHOUT END (WT) raises the question of whether we have to accept birth, illness, and death as natural course of our lives. The film portrays those visionaries who have already taken our evolution into their own hands today.
As a single mother, Amina was cast out by her family and by socitey. When her 15-year old daughter is raped and then gets pregnant, she is facing an even more difficult fate than Amina experienced herself. After all, there is no justice to be expected and abortion is highly sanctioned in Islamic Chad. The two women have no choice but to help themselves.
Autumn 2018: The Hambacher Forest becomes the vast stage of the climate debate in Germany. In the middle of this chaos, film student Steffen Meyn dies in an accident. On basis of the film material he had gathered for over two years, FORGET-MEYN-NOT paints a broad picture of the occupation of the forest and the political, economical, and societal forces that drag at ‘Hambi’.
Tailor is a coming-of-old-age story of 50 years old Nikos, an excellent tailor for men suits, a dreamer, who doesn’t quite fit in the world. Since customers no longer come to his shop, he will take the shop to them. He builds a tailoring shop on wheels and navigates the streets and neighborhoods of Athens. After a rocky start, he realizes that men are not willing to spend money for tailor made suits anymore. But women are, when it comes to their wedding dress! With the help of Olga, his neighbour, he creates unique, imaginative, but cheap wedding dresses for the women in the poor suburbs in Athens.
After her father’s death, Christina, as the new CEO of the family-run company Hagen, wants to do everything right in their prestigious agrarian technology business – despite complex challenges.
Then she suddenly finds out that she has an illegitimate sister, Hannah, who grew up under poor circumstances in Greece. Against the family’s resistance, Christina decides to incorporate Hannah into the company – which threatens to turn the company’s and the ambivalent family’s structure upside down.
ONE OF US
11 years after leaving Israel, director Yael Reuveny goes back to her homeland to meet her class mates of elementary school. What has become of the ideas and dreams they were raised on?
Katie and Frank are leading a happy life until the day that Frank starts withdrawing from all of his social contacts and duties, mentally moving to an entirely different place. Yet Katie remains sure of his love for her. In trying to understand him and to open up a way back into society for him, she realises just how many people “drop out of their lives” from one moment to another. When the rumour of an epidemic spreads, Katie has to commit to Frank anew so the two of them can have a future together.