Film tips for June 17

For the 4th day of the festival

43 movies and 2 series are waiting to be discovered by you. Can't make up your mind? We'll give you movie tips every day this week.


Competition Feature Film
Aurélie Saada | FR | 2021 | 103 min | OmeU

A Jewish widow who wants to enjoy life one more time at an advanced age - is that okay or in bad taste? Aurélie Saada's feature film depicts the blossoming of a woman who has always submitted and is now finally listening to her inner voice. France's grande dame Françoise Fabian is in top form in the title role.

Rose runs June 17 at 6 p.m. at the Delphi Lux.
You can book tickets and see the other performances here:

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Competition Documentary Film
Sergei Loznitsa | NL | 2021 | 121 min | OmdU

Jubilant people give flowers to German tank soldiers during the invasion of Ukraine in the summer of 1941. Pogroms take place against Jews in Lviv. In Kyiv, the Germans murder 33,771 Jews in two days in the Babi Yar ravine. Sergei Loznitsa assembles archive footage, classifies the massacre, and ends with images of the public execution of German perpetrators and the filling in of the ravine in Soviet times. The result is a shattering collage of images against oblivion.

Here you can book tickets for the performances:
Berlin: Delphi Lux (Hall 4), 3 p.m.
Potsdam: HBPG, 5 p.m.


Cinema Fermished
5 short films | IL/DE/LT | 2020/2021, 92 min, OmdU

Short film marathon at the Thalia cinema in Babelsberg. 5 great and exciting short films are waiting for you - 1Xpay, see them all!

WHAT HAS CHANGED (MA NISHTANA), Solomon Chekol, IL 2021, 12 min.
Soldier Shai, an Ethiopian Jew, has been given a vacation over Passover. The army has given him canned food packages so that his family can afford the traditional meals. When he accidentally discovers that his father has hidden a substantial sum of money at home, an uproar ensues.

KIRSCHKNOCHEN, Evgenia Gostrer, DE 2021, 18 min.
She was 14 when she came to Germany with her parents as a Jewish contingent refugee in 1996. It took her a long time before she knew that you don't say Kirschknochen, but Kirschkern. In her autobiographical animated film, the filmmaker reflects on languages, art, family and self-realization.

SHIREY MARA, Nata Korneyeva, LTU 2021, 10 min.
Mara is no longer alive, but she has kept her voice and her songs for her husband in a magical mahogany box. A melancholic dreamy animated film in watercolors, a poetic departure as the first snowflakes fall.

THE ACCIDENT (HAATEUNA), Omri Dekel Kadosh, IL 2020, 31 min.
A car accident on the way to his bar mitzvah traumatized director Omri's family 15 years ago. Later, the parents divorced. Omri wants to make the accident the subject of a feature film. To remember, he asks his family to make the trip again. Fascinating family study between re-enacted documentary and a final feature film scene that turns everything upside down.

Osi Wald/Noa Berman-Herzberg, IL 2021, 18 min.
Jenni and Noa meet in Paris in 1991 shortly after the Gulf War. Noa invites the Black German to join her in Tel Aviv, where Jenni spontaneously stays for a few years. Over 20 years later, their friendship is put to the test: Jenni's grandfather was a concentration camp commander. Multi-layered animated film about the question: how responsible are we for our grandparents' history?

After the screening, guests are:
Evgenia Gostrer (director), Salomon Chekol (director), Yasmine Scheft (editor).
Moderation: Jana Riemann

Here you can see the short films and book tickets:
Delphi Lux (Room 4), 20:30