Feature Films 2017

Program 2017 – Feature films

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Eternal Summer; Odödliga (18.05.2017)

Sweden 2015; 106 min; OmeU – Director: Andreas Öhman; Cast: Madeleine Martin, Filip Berg

When Isak and Em meet in Stockholm one night, it seems to be the perfect time and place. Together they leave everything behind and go on a roadtrip through the vast and wide north of Sweden. But what begins as a crazy adventure soon turns into a dangerous game of crime…

Odödliga tells a great love story and asks how far one would go for this love. The movie is the Swedish answer to Bonnie and Clyde.

Der glücklichste Tag im Leben des Olli Mäki, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki,

Hymyilevä mies (19.05.2017)

Finland / Sweden / Germany 2016; 92 min; OmU – Director: Juho Kuosmanen; Cast: Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola

Summer 1962: Olli Mäki, a talented Finnish boxer, is about to fight for the world championship in the lightweight category. From the countryside, he moves to modern Helsinki where he gains national fame. All he has to do now is to lose weight and focus on the upcoming fight – but then love unexpectedly thwarts his plans.

Finland`s candidate in the category “Best Foreign Film” for the Academy Awards 2017 and winner of the “Un Certain Regard” award during the Cannes Film Festival 2016.

When the Sun Shines, Når solen skinner (20.05.2017)

Denmark 2016; 86 min; OmeU – Director: Frederik Barington; Cast: Elias Munk, Laura Kjær

17 year old cancer patient Sofus lives in a hospital, prepared to die. But then he meets Sarah, a girl of his age that helps out in the clinic and wins him over with her lightheaded and straightforward way. It is the beginning of a friendship in which Sarah shows Sofus a glimpse of the teenage life he never had.

Når solen skinner was honoured as Best International Film during the Manchester Film Festival. Producer Frederik Barington won the Gold Lion Award as Best First-Time Director at the London Film Awards.

Die andere Seite der Hoffnung, The Other Side of Hope, Toivon tuolla puolen (21.05.2017)

Finland / Germany 2017; 98 min; OmU – Director: Aki Kaurismäki; Cast: Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen

Khaled, a syrian refugee, leaves the boat in Helsinky to apply for political asylum. Wikström, a travelling tiemaker, decides to changes careers. Aki Kaurismaki portraits in his typical tragic yet comic way how their paths cross and how this changes their lives.

Fans of Kaurismäki’s sense for magic and subtle nuances and of his affinity to the melodramatic should not miss this movie – and who does not know the director yet should take the chance to get introduced to his work. At the Berlinale 2017 „The Other Side of Hope“ received the Silver Bear for the best production. The film was shot in 35mm format.

Heartstone, Hjartasteinn (22.05.2017)

Iceland 2016; 129 min; OmeU – Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson; Cast: Baldur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson

In a small secluded fishing village in Iceland teenage boys Þór and Kristján experience a turbulent summer which turns their emotions completely upside-down. Both develop feelings for someone else – but while one ot them tries to win the heart of a girl, the other discovers that he is falling for his best friend.

Inspired by the director’s childhood, Heartstone portraits in an athmospheric way what it is like to grow up in the remote countryside and shows the conflicts that come along with it. A movie that tells us about a wonderful friendship, strong women and the struggle of accepting yourself. 

The King‘s Choice – Angriff auf Norwegen, Kongens nei (23.05.2017)

Norway / Sweden / Denmark / Germany 2016; 133 min; OmU – Director: Erik Poppe; Cast: Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen

April 1940 – the german army marches into Norway without officially declaring war – allegedly to protect the country from an english invasion. A few representatives of the royal government as well as king Haakon VII manage to hide in the rural provinces, but Norway can not keep up it’s policy of neutrality. The only chance to avoid the imminent war is the unconditional kapitulation. How will king Haakon decide?

Kongens nei achieved great success in it’s countries of release, was shortlisted for the Best Movies in Foreign Languages at the Academy Awards. After the german premiere during the Berlinale it can now be watched in Bonn.

Rosemari, Framing Mom (24.05.2017)

Norway / Denmark / Germany 2016; 95 min; OmU – Director: Sara Johnsen; Cast: Ruby Dagnall, Laila Goody

Unn Tove just wanted to celebrate her wedding. When she retreats to the bathroom to win time se discovers a newborn baby. 16 years the two of them meet again, when Rosemari wants to find her biological parents. Unn Tove who works as a journalist decides to help. She accompanies Rosemari on her search with her camera. Together they embark on a journy between a feeling of responsibility, a game of hide and seek and motherly love that ends in an unexpected way.

Star of the movie is actress Ruby Dagnall, who became famous beyond scandinavia through the norwegian series „Skam“.