2010, Schwarz/Weiss Filmverleih, 94 min, Germany, Dir: Florian Micoud Cossen

Competitive swimmer Maria (Jessica Schwarz) misses her connecting flight when she witnesses something traumatic in the skies over the Buenos Aires airport. Unsettled, she stays in the city for a couple of days, and is surprised by the unannounced arrival at her hotel of her aging father Anton (Michael Gwisdek). As the tenuous relationship between daughter and father unravels, and secrets are revealed - including tales of kidnapping, torture, and a personal backstory Maria was never told - an elegant drama emerges, with one foot in historical tragedy and one in the everyday tragedies between family members. Winner of Best Supporting Actress, and nominated for Best Direction and Best Cinematography, at the German Film Awards. In German with English subtitles.

2011, Milk Film, 120 min, Germany, Dir: Jan Fehse

In director Jan Fehse's relentlessly tense and absorbing drama, two women face each other in a room. One, forensic specialist and psychiatrist Dr. Fendt (Wiebke Puls), is trying to understand the seemingly incomprehensible psyche of the other woman, Jasmin (Anne Schafer), and the horrid crime she's committed - the murder of her own 3-year-old daughter. Over the course of four days of harrowing interrogation, we accompany Jasmin on a journey into the heart of darkness, and begin to glimpse how the unimaginable came to pass and ended in catastrophe. Official selection of FilmFest Munchen 2011. In German with English subtitles.

2010, Bavaria Film International, 129 min, Germany, Dir: Chris Kraus

It is the eve of World War I when 14-year-old Oda Schaefer (Paula Beer) travels to Estonia with two very unsettling items: her mother's body in a coffin, and a two-headed fetus in a jar (a gift for her father). Thus begins Oda's journey to live with her father, Ebbo (Edgar Selge), a controversial doctor living in a house on stilts above the sea, who has fallen from grace among German scientists due to his seemingly morbid, inhumane medical methods. Oda, also curious about science, discovers the dark secrets of her father’s experimentation laboratory as war closes in, and she secretly uses her medical knowledge to aid a wounded Estonian soldier. Based on the life of the director's aunt! Winner of four German Film Awards. In German with English subtitles.

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