Locarno etc.

/Locarno etc.

Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash


Ajo Kawir is a fighter who fears nothing, not even death. His raging urge to fight is driven by a secret – his impotence. When he crosses paths with a tough female fighter named Iteung, Ajo gets beaten black and blue, but also falls madly in love. But will Ajo’s path lead him to a [...]

No One’s With the Calves


It is high summer in the middle of nowhere in Mecklenburg, Germany. There Christin lives on the farm of her long-term boyfriend Jan. The exciting post-reunification years are long gone. Her relationship is loveless. Her father drinks. Christin, too, keeps the cherry liqueur under her car seat. In the heat of summer, time seems to [...]



“Noée Abita and Theodore Pellerin play half-siblings wrestling with their first loves in this accomplished feature from French-Canadian director Philippe Lesage (The Demons). When you first fall in love, everything else around you seems to melt away and pretty much nothing or no one else seems to exist. In the French-Canadian film Genesis, about adolescent [...]

Ray & Liz


“On the outskirts of Birmingham and the margins of society, the Billingham family perform extreme rituals and break cultural taboos as they muddle through a life decided by factors beyond their control. Turner Prize-nominated and Deutsche Börse Prize-winning artist Richard Billingham returns to the striking photographs of his family during Thatcher-era Britain. The film is [...]



„A Winter’s Tale chronicles the story of Becky, Tommi and Maik, a three-headed rightwing terror cell, which lives underground and dreams of nationwide attention. Entangled in a complex relationship of love, hate and friendship, their path of destruction leads to a series of violent crimes. Their ostensible values like honor, pride and loyalty increasingly suffer [...]

A Skin so Soft


“Smooth, bulging, oiled, tatted, exposed: Denis Côté’s humane fascination with six bodybuilders tosses aside grandstanding and focuses on the odd duality of man and muscle. (…) True to his admirably eclectic approach, the maverick director weaves together portraits of six bodybuilders that push to the margins personal details and grand statements about the sport. More [...]

Hema Hema: Sing me a song while I wait


“As the world’s only Buddhist lama who also makes movies that screen at major international festivals and have received commercial releases, Khyentse Norbu is quite the operator. Under his Buddhist name Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, he conducts sessions in India and his native Bhutan and, as he is thought to be the incarnation of 19th-century Buddhist [...]