Commemoration of Benjamin Ferencz
W-FILM commemorates the lawyer Benjamin Ferencz, who died on April 7 at the age of 103. He once made a name for himself as chief prosecutor in the Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen trial against the SS murder gangs. Until his old age he fought tirelessly against war crimes around the world. The documentary film "A Man Can Make A Difference" (2015) is a powerful memorial to this fascinating and inspiring personality.
LOST TRANSPORT: Premieres with film team in Aachen & Oldenburg
On April 19, the gripping post-war drama from a female perspective "Lost Transport" will celebrate its German premiere at the Apollo Cinema in Aachen!
Valeria is getting married: Cinema release 25. May
Starting May 25, 2023, the powerful Israeli-Ukrainian sister drama "Valeria is getting married" opens in theaters nationwide.
The concept of arranged marriage still means a way to escape precarious living conditions for some women today. This is also the case for Valeria. But when she meets her future husband for the first time, events come to a head. In her atmospherically dense chamber play, director Michal Vinik subtly dismantles patriarchal power and dependency relationships. "Valeria is getting married" is small great acting cinema that raises questions about the relationship between relationships and freedom. The film had its world premiere at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival.
100. Birthday of Marcel Marceau
W-FILM also celebrates the 100th birthday of mime Marcel Marceau: With his facial expressions and only a few gestures, he expressed more hope, joy or pain than many a Greek drama. A grand master of mime, Marcel Marceau portrayed the awkwardness of human beings and conveyed the unspeakable through "cries of silence."
In the documentary "The Art of Silence" director Maurizius Staerkle Drux traces the legacy of this artist of the century, interweaving exclusive archival footage with a personal, contemporary view.
International Women's Day — FILMS BY FEMALE DIRECTORS
Last year, Jane Campion won the Oscar in the Best Director category for "The Power of the Dog" - but only as the third woman ever! As in many other industries, the film industry still has a long way to go before the gender gap is balanced. W-FILM is committed to promoting films by, with and about women: currently, for example, the gripping war drama "Lost Transport" by Saskia Diesing, the upbeat documentary "Sorry Comrade" by Vera Brückner or the surreal America satire "Land of Dreams" by Shirin Neshat. On the occasion of International Women's Day, we present to you 43 films by female directors in our repertoire!