WRAPPED combines time-lapse photography with visual effects to open up new perspectives on nature’s processes. It explores effects of time and change, focusing on the world’s seemingly permanent cycles. The deterioration of one thing lays the foundation for another.
The film tells the love story of refugee Patrick and Sara from Berlin who are both involved in a group fighting for refugees’ rights in Germany. When a harmless advance turns into sexual assault, the group is forced to rethink their aims, ideals and the price they are willing to pay for it all. The private love story suddenly gains an unwanted political dimension.
It’s in a room with me. I’m challenging myself to face it. The view blurs.
A fat boy and a wheelchair-bound old lady, both isolated in their own ways, are brought together by a small dog. The beginning of a wonderful friendship?
HERMAN THE GERMAN
Herman is one of the most experienced bomb defusers in Germany. After a medical examination Herman learns that he suffers from the very rare Kahnawake syndrome and can no longer sense the emotion of ”fear“. To become normal again, he is forced to try out all phobias.
A relationship is put to the test when the husband decides to make a drastic sacrifice for his wife.
QALQILYA ’S ZOO
The only zoo in the Palestinian territories is situated in Qalqilya, a city completely surrounded by the Israeli West Bank barrier. Narrated by the veterinarian and taxidermist Dr. Sami Khader, the documentary paints a vivid portrait of the precarious situation of the zoo and life in the West Bank.
NOT TOO EARLY, NOT TOO LATE
12-year-old Devrim and his best friend Joshua are always looking for new adventures. In their imagination, they survive icy tundras and even alien invasions. But sometimes there’s a fine line between fantasy and reality. A story about friendship as well as the wonder and innocence of childhood.
My grandpa‘s past was always very present. It would break through in something he would say or do, but he would never talk about it. Only now, by revisiting his life and personality as I knew it, do I feel the weight of his inheritance.
A kiwi tastes a golden nugget. It’s delicious.
Jake spends most of his time playing video games indoors until his mum decides to give him a present.
Nablus, looking for two refugee boys. Lusaka, at an illusory national celebration. Mazar-e-Sharif, at the Buzkashi field. In his essayistic documentary, director Stefan Gieren writes three cinematic postcards with very personal observations about the people of these places.