German Stories

Aida's Secrets

About the Film 

Long-lost brothers seek the truth about their genealogy in this intensely personal investigation of identity spanning decades of complex family history. The film reveals the trauma of displaced persons through a series of emotional surprises right until the closing credits.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
90 minutes

Alone in Berlin

About the Film 

Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson are an ordinary workingclass German couple who quietly and courageously wage a personal campaign of anti-Nazi resistance in this stylishly directed and affecting wartime drama, inspired by a true story of unlikely dissidents, adapted from Hans Fallada’s international bestseller.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
103 minutes

Family Commitments

About the Film 

Ethnic identity, family dysfunction and a sudden pregnancy upset the planned nuptials of an Arab-Jewish gay couple in this romantic comedy.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
85 minutes

Germans & Jews

About the Film 

Germany’s torturous postwar reckoning and reconciliation, and eventual transformation, are examined through a series of incisive dialogues with everyday citizens, who offer an eye opening cross-section of generational attitudes on today’s Germany.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
76 minutes

Hanna's Sleeping Dogs

About the Film 

A young Catholic girl learns the truth about her identity in a 1960s provincial Austrian town still harboring prejudices from the past, in this tale based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Elisabeth Escher.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
120 minutes

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

About the Film 

Boycotting versus competing in Hitler’s Olympics, is the basis for this examination of the complex racial politics of the 1936 Summer Games, as experienced by the trailblazing but largely forgotten athletes most impacted.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
82 minutes