Programme 2018

Programme 20182018-08-26T22:30:49+00:00

08:00 pm – SLEEP NO MORE (COMPETITION)

CinemaxX Wolfsburg, CINEMA 5

It’s 1986 and a group of graduate students are close to discovering a cure for sleep using an experimental new drug, but something goes terribly wrong with a test subject. After their department closes, the team proceeds in secret – only this time, they experiment on themselves and find that their renunciation of sleep also awakens something completely different …

91 min, OV English without subtitles

SUBJECT TO ALTERATIONS

03:00 pm – CARGO (COMPETITION)

CinemaxX Wolfsburg, CINEMA 5

A Bahamian fisherman (played by Warren Brown) hopes to pay his gambling debts by smuggling refugees to Florida.

112 min, OV English & partly Haitian with English subtitles

05:30 pm – PASSAGE TO MARS (DOCUMENTARY)

CinemaxX Wolfsburg, CINEMA 5

Narrated by Zachary Quinto, Passage to Mars documents the Northwest Passage Drive Expedition — a NASA expedition to the Arctic led by planetary scientist Pascal Lee. The goal is to simulate a human expedition to Mars, testing out the latest NASA equipment in terrain that mirrors the cold and harsh desolation of the red planet. But after setting out to cross the infamous Northwest Passage, the crew encounters a series of dangerous setbacks that quickly turn their expedition into an odyssey of survival.

OV English without subtitles

94 min

07:30 pm – CHARISMATA (COMPETITION)

CinemaxX Wolfsburg, CINEMA 5

A rookie female detective, struggling to find acceptance in a police department defined by a culture of bullying and intolerance, watches as things go from bad to worse as her chief suspect in a series of brutal ritualistic murders takes a personal interest in her.

100 min

10:00 pm – THE COP AND THE GIRL (PETER KEGLEVIC)

 CinemaxX Wolfsburg, CINEMA 5

A 17 year old girl gets into trouble with her clique. When a policeman tries to help her, she takes his service weapon and car key and wants to disappear across the border. He has to find her and try to settle the matter on her own. Through his methods, however, he gets more and more in the gray area between law and law. Finally, both become hunted; where they notice that they have fallen in love. It follows an escape without plan and goal.

89 min, OV German without subtitles

SUBJECT TO ALTERATIONS

01:00 pm – Panel Talk with Director Ruggero Deodato

CinemaxX Wolfsburg

Director Ruggero Deodato speaks to our audience and gives fascinating insights into both his career and his works.

Audience questions are of course expressly desired!

02:00 pm – Panel Talk with Director Bruce Beresford

CinemaxX Wolfsburg

Director Bruce Beresford gives exciting insights into his extensive career, his films and experiences behind the camera. You can look forward to many interesting details and stories.

Audience questions are of course expressly desired!

05:30 pm – An evening with Bruce Beresford

CinemaxX Wolfsburg, (Doors open: 5:00 pm)

The traditional “Come Together Party” is one of the most popular events of the festival week and this year dedicated to our guest star, film director Bruce Beresford. The acclaimed filmmaker will receive this years Lifetime Achievement Award. The evening will commence with the Red Carpet at 5.30 pm and after the feature film, we’d like to celebrate with you and all our guests. Experience relaxed interactions with the stars while sipping delicious cocktails in the CinemaxX Wolfsburg.

08:00 pm – DOUBLE JEOPARDY (BRUCE BERESFORD)

CinemaxX Wolfsburg, CINEMA 5

Libby is indicted and convicted of murdering her husband Nick, despite her firm claims of innocence. She places her son Matty into the care of her friend Angie. During a phone conversation with her, Libby hears her son calling for his father in the background. Could Nick still be alive? After several years in a women’s penetentiary, Libby is released on parole and, together with parole officer Travis, sets out to find her son and the truth.

105 min

SUBJECT TO ALTERATIONS

09:00 am – FALSELY ACCUSED (COMPETITION)

CinemaxX Wolfsburg, CINEMA 5

Young Shelly is accused of murdering her brother. In their small hometown, everyone is convinced of her guilt and none of her steps remain unobserved. She can trust only two people: her mother and the mysterious Roy. To prove her innocence, she embarks on a dangerous journey …

94 min

from 10:00 am – JAMES BOND SYMPOSIUM

IT Campus Westbahnhof, Braunschweig

A day of experience for Bond fans: from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm you can expect an exciting program on the subject of 007 at the IT Campus Westbahnhof in Brunswick. In addition to an exclusive film about the opening of the 007 Elements cinema installation in Sölden, there will be an interesting lecture by Bond expert Danny Morgenstern about “Women in Bond films & Goofs”. The highlight will be the big panel talk with guest star Corinne Cléry, who will tell us in detail about her career and the filming of ‘MOONRAKER’. Of course, Corinne will be available for photos and autographs.

10:00 am – BLACK ROBE (BRUCE BERESFORD)

IT CAMPUS WESTBAHNHOF, BRAUNSCHWEIG

In order to proselytize the Native American tribes in the wilds of New France, the French Jesuits in the mid-17th century sent ever new brothers in faith to the lands of the Hurons, Iroquois and Algonquians. For young Father Laforgue, the journey is a challenge. But the hardships that await him, the incomprehensible behavior of the Indians, the loneliness of nature and the cruelty of the fighting are an almost inhumane burden. On the way to a remote mission station, he and an Indian group ambush the enemy Iroquois.

100 min

11:00 am – ACQUA E ZUCCHERO (DOCUMENTARY)

CinemaxX Wolfsburg, CINEMA 5

Carlo di Palma was not only one of Italy’s most influential cinematographers, but also influenced countless filmmakers around the world through his work on more than a hundred films ranging from neorealism to classical Italian comedy, up to his close and long-standing collaboration with Woody Allen.

The films and names he associates with are impressive: Antonioni (“Red Desert”, “Blow Up”), Bertolucci (“Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man”), Monicelli (“Sex Quartet”, “The Girl with the Pistol”), Scola, Germi (“Divorce Italian Style”). He made 10 films with Woody Allen, including masterpieces such as “Radio Days”, “Shadows and Fog”, “Husbands and Wives” and “Deconstructing Harry”. “Acqua e Zucchero” is a kaleidoscope of archive material and new interviews with numerous companions and admirers.

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90 min

12:30 pm – FALLING ROCKS (PETER KEGLEVIC)

IT CAMPUS WESTBAHNHOF, BRAUNSCHWEIG

Six friends find a corpse during a desert trip. The dead man carries a box with rough diamonds, which the group unceremoniously picks up. As they continue on their journey, each of them considers, what he or she could do with the fortune. Soon, the first of them dies under mysterious circumstances and paranoia spreads: Are they chased or is a murderer in their midst who does not want to share?

91 min, OV German without subtitles

01:00 pm – FUCKING BERLIN (COMPETITION)

CinemaxX Wolfsburg, CINEMA 5

Sonia comes to Berlin as a 20 year old to study mathematics. She builds a new circle of friends and falls head over heels in love with dear but irresponsible Pole Ladja. For lack of money, but also out of curiosity, Sonia decides to go into prostitution and leads a dangerous double life from then on – as a student and part-time whore.

94 min, German without subtitles

03:00 pm – SCHATTENWALD (COMPETITION)

CinemaxX Wolfsburg, CINEMA 5

After a burnout, Julika Stetten drives to an old house in the countryside. Here, in the alleged peace and seclusion, she must quickly regain her strength, because as a songwriter, she has an important deadline, to which she must deliver. But the house has a dark secret: In her dreams, Julika receives a visit from Katharina, who lost her life here many years ago. Only when Julika faces the traumatic memories of the death of her own mother, she can solve the mystery of Katharina’s death.

88 min, German without subtitles

05:30 pm – James Bond Evening

CinemaxX Wolfsburg, CINEMA 3

The big JAMES BOND EVENING starts at 5:30 pm this year with the world premiere of our in-house documentary, ‘FOR OUR EYES ONLY: JOHN GLEN ‘. At 8:00 pm, Roger Moore will spectacularly save the world in ‘MOONRAKER’. Our guest star Corinne Cléry will give an introduction to the film and also receive the Cineways James Bond Award. Afterwards we would like to party with you in style – of course shaken, not stirred!

Evening attire is welcomed, but not compulsory

11:00 pm – Deodato Midnight Double-Feature with lecture by Prof. Dr. Marcus Stiglegger

Delphin Palast Wolfsburg

Ruggero Deodato is regarded as the master of cannibal films and inspired numerous directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone or Eli Roth with his controversial works. With the movie ‘MONDO CANNIBALE 2’ recently taken off the index, we have the opportunity to dedicate a double feature to director Deodato at the Delphin-Palast cinema in Wolfsburg. At this occasion, renowned film scholar Prof. Dr. Marcus Stiglegger will honor the work of the Italian director with a lecture entitled “I wonder who the real cannibals are? – Ruggero Deodatos cinema of the human chasms”. The second film to be screened will be ‘THE HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK’.

SUBJECT TO ALTERATIONS

09:00 am – TAG DER ABRECHNUNG (PETER KEGLEVIC)

IT CAMPUS WESTBAHNHOF, BRAUNSCHWEIG

The bus driver Erwin Mikolajczyk leads a solitary life. The gun collector, who is himself a member of a sports shooting club, is considered an outsider. His fetish is the collection of rubber boots. After regularly beating his girlfriend Lena, she reports him and Erwin is convicted of assault and fined 7,200 DM. He objects to this punitive order. After being rejected, he shoots several people present in the courthouse, including two lawyers and the judge, and then detonates a bomb that blows himself up and devastates the building.

93 min

09:00 am – ONE SHOT LEFT (COMPETITION)

CinemaxX Wolfsburg, CINEMA 3

Jessica and her companions Markus and Mike visit an abandoned factory. But the lost place turns out not to be that lost. Natalia Orlow and her paramilitary army try to hide a bigger secret. And they will keep anybody from leaving the facility alive. The course of events turns out to follow one evil plan of one desperate person.

90 min

11:00 am – OPEN FORUM

CinemaxX Wolfsburg

At the open forum panel discussion, our star guests have the floor. Look forward to exciting insights into the international film business.

11:30 am – TENDER MERCIES (BRUCE BERESFORD)

IT CAMPUS WESTBAHNHOF, BRAUNSCHWEIG

In a motel room in Waxahachie, Texas, the life of alcoholic-turned-former country-and-western singer Mac Sledge finds its shameful nadir. With the help of a widow and her son, whom he has befriended, the noticeably aged Mac Sledge slowly finds back to himself. They inspire him to resume work. He reconciles with the lost daughter and brings his life to fruition. Mac Sledge starts singing again.

89 min

01:00 pm – MOLLY (COMPETITION)

CinemaxX Wolfsburg, CINEMA 3

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a young woman with supernatural abilities tries to protect a scavenging child while fighting off a group of dangerous marauders who want her to fight in their arena.

MOLLY is a declaration of love to action cinema influenced by such films as the MAD MAX series and John Carpenter’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981). The heroine easily fits into the feminist universe of a George Miller and directors Colinda Bongers and Thijs Meuwese treat their main character with a respect that, even today, is not shown towards most female action heroines. Julia Batelaan appreciates this with a performance that is as nuanced as it deserves cult status.

91 min

03:00 pm – A ROSE IN WINTER (COMPETITION)

CinemaxX Wolfsburg, CINEMA 3

The film tells the story of Edith Stein, who was canonized on October 11, 1998, under her monastic name Teresia Benedicta of the Cross of Pope John Paul II. First born a Jew, she converted to Christianity in 1922 and is considered a bridge builder between the two religious communities. Until her murder in the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, she earned herself a reputation as a great suffragette.

138 min

SUBJECT TO ALTERATIONS