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#MoviesOmU: Movies in English and other original foreign languages in Leipzig, October 14-21

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Here’s our regular listing of films being shown in English and other original foreign languages, and sometimes German with foreign partnerships, at Leipzig cinemas for this movie week. Although not dubbed, the movies often come with German or even English subtitles, so you might still be able to access the film if you don’t know the language being spoken.

What the labels mean: OmU – Original with German subtitles; OmeU – Original with English subtitles; OF – Original film; OV – Original version. 

We start our listing with movies in the original from the festival Asynchron, which features documentaries and experimental films on the Holocaust, playing at Cineding. This Friday, check back here to read the review I wrote of the Hollywood movie “Sicario,” one of the films dominating Leipzig cinemas this movie week. It’s playing in English at Kinobar Prager Frühling every day this Thursday-Wednesday. 

Ana Beatriz

Asynchron Fest @ Cineding

  • Voices from the Attic – Documentary | USA 1988 | Director: Debbie Goodstein | English, OmU

Mon 19.10 @ 20:00

“Filmmaker Debbie Goodstein travelled to Poland to explore the ordeal her mother and sixteen family members experienced when hiding in the attic of a peasant’s home for two years during the Second World War. Though long a family secret, this grueling experience had continued to reverberate through the lives of those who survived it and was unconsciously passed on to the their offspring as well. Accompanied by her Aunt Sally Frishberg, who was one of the sixteen, and five of her cousins, Goodstein recorded this haunting, and ultimately liberating, voyage of discovery. For more information, go to www.directcinema.com.” (From YouTube trailer page)

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  • Sóbibor, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures – Documentary, history, war | France 2001 | Director: Claude Lanzmann | French/Hebrew, OmU

Tue 20.10 @ 22:00

“On October 14th, 1943, at 4 p.m., the Sodibor camp [in occupied Poland] was the scene of prisoners’ only successful insurgency. Driven by desperation that turned into unusual strength, prisoners overthrew the German order. [The testimony of] Yehuda Lerner, who was a teenager when he and his companions killed Nazi officers at Sodibor, [resulted in this film].” MORE FROM Telerama.fr  

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  • Dark Lullabies – Documentary, history | Canada 1985 | Director: Irene Angelico, Abby Neidik | English, OmU

Wed 21.10 @ 20:00

“Dark Lullabies is a film about a generation possessed by a history in which it played no part. The filmmaker, Irene Lilienheim Angelico, brilliantly explores the impact of the Holocaust on a generation of Jews and Germans born after the war. Now, years later, many children of the survivors feel deeply affected by their parents’ ordeal, just as their German contemporaries live with a burden of guilt, or often denial, about the crimes of their parents’ generation.” MORE FROM DLI PRODUCTIONS

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Spotlight on Ulrich Seidl movies @ Cinémathèque in der naTo

  • Tierische Liebe – Documentary | Austria 1996 | Director: Ulrich Seidl | German, OmeU

Mon 19.10 @ 19:00

“In conurbations where hundreds of thousands live alongside one another, in the era of a highly technological society, in which communication has never played such a significant role, man has become lonely. Disappointed by his fellow human beings, he turns to animals. Dogs and other domestic animals serve him as companions, life partners, cuddly objects and bedfellows.” MORE FROM IMDB

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  • Hundstage – Drama | Austria 2001 | Director: Ulrich Seidl | German, OmU

Tue 20.10 @ 19:30

“In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker, a private detective on the run from some car vandals, a couple with a serious marriage problem and an old man, whose wife died long before on the search for some sexual entertainment, live their lives while their lifelines cross from time to time.” MORE FROM IMDB

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  • Jesus, du weißt – Documentary | Austria 2003 | Director: Ulrich Seidl | German, OmeU

Tue 20.10 @ 22:00

“Six Catholics share their thoughts and problems with Jesus in different churches. The camera accompanies them..” MORE FROM IMDB

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Refugee tales:

  • Mediterranea – Drama, politics | Italy, France, USA, Germany, Qatar 2015 | Director: Jonas Carpignano | English/Italian/French/Arabic, OmU

Kinobar Prager Frühling:

Thu 15.10 @ 19:30

Fri 16.10 @ 17:00

Sun 18.10 @ 18:30

Mon 19.10 @ 16:45

Tue 20.10 @ 16:30

“Two men make the dangerous journey from Africa to Italy for a better life, but then face hostility and violence in this shocking look at the life-and-death struggle of refugees… Based on a true story.” MORE FROM IMDB

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Russian films (a more-or-less regular feature in Leipzig):

  • Stalker – Science Fiction, drama | Soviet Union 1979 | Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Russian, OmU

Schaubühne Lindenfels:

Sun 18.10 @ 18:00

“A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.” MORE FROM IMDB

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This week(end)’s Hollywood highlights:

  • Sicario – Action, crime, drama | USA 2015 | Director: Dennis Villeneuve | English, OmU

Kinobar Prager Frühling:

Thu 15.10, Fri 16.10 @ 21:45

Sat 17.10, Mon 19.10, Tue 20.10 @ 21:30

Sun 18.10 @ 20:45

Wed 21.10 @ 18:45

“An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.” With Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin. MORE FROM IMDB

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  • Black Mass – Biography, crime, drama | USA 2015 | Director: Scott Cooper | English, OmU

Schauburg:

Mon 19.10 @ 20:00

“The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.” With Johnny Depp. MORE FROM IMDB

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  • The Martian [Der Marsianer] – Science fiction, drama | USA 2015 | Director: Ridley Scott | English, OV, 3D

Cinestar:

Sun 18.10 @ 19:30

Regina Palast:

Mon 19.10 @ 20:00

“During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.” With Matt Damon. MORE FROM IMDB

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Other films opening this week (at least in the original version):

  • Hockney – Documentary, biography | Britain, USA 2014 | Director: Randall Wright | English, OmU

Passage Kinos:

Thu 15.10, Mon 19.10, Tue 20.10 @ 18:15

Fri 16.10, Sat 17.10 @ 18:15, 22:50

Sun 18.10 @ 12:45, 18:15

Wed 21.10 @ 16:45

“‘Hockney’ is the definitive exploration of one of the most significant artists of his generation. For the first time, David Hockney has given access to his personal archive of photographs and film, resulting in an unparalleled visual diary of a long life… His is a long-term one-man campaign against the pessimism of the world, mastering new media – whether acrylic paint or iPad digits – in the search for a picture adequate to his sense of what it is to be alive.” MORE FROM BBC

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  • A Walk in the Woods [Picknick mit Bären] – Adventure, comedy, drama | USA 2015 | Director: Ken Kwapis | English, OmU

Passage Kinos:

Sat 17.10 @ 22:45

Schauburg:

Mon 19.10 @ 20:00

“After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.” With Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson. MORE FROM IMDB

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Making a comeback from Iranische Filmtage, in Leipzig last May:

Cineding:

Thu 15.10, Fri 16.10, Sat 17.10 @ 20:00

Wed 21.10 @ 22:00

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Features continuing this week:

  • The Look of Silence Documentary, politics | Denmark, Finland, Indonesia, Norway, Germany, Britain, USA 2014 | Director: Joshua Oppenheimer | Indonesian, OmU

Schaubühne Lindenfels:

Wed 14.10 @ 22:00

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  • Mita Tova [Am Ende ein Fest] – Comedy, drama | Israel, Germany 2014 | Director: Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit | Hebrew with German subs

Schaubühne Lindenfels:

Wed 14.10 @ 20:00

Thu 15.10, Fri 16.10, Sat 17.10 @ 22:00

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  • Que Horas Ela Volta? [Der Sommer mit Mamã] – Drama, comedy | Brazil 2015 | Director: Anna Muylaert | Portuguese, OmU

Cinémathèque in der naTo:

Wed 14.10 @ 20:00 (with English subs – OmeU)

Mon 19.10 @ 22:00

Cineding:

Wed 14.10 @ 22:00

READ REVIEW

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  • L’Chaim – Auf das Leben! – Documentary, history | Germany, Netherlands, Israel, France, Belgium 2014 | Director: Elkan Spiller | German, OmU

Cinémathèque in der naTo:

Wed 14.10 @ 22:00

Cineding:

Wed 14.10 @ 20:00

Thu 15.10, Fri 16.10, Sat 17.10 @ 22:00

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  • Slow West Thriller, Western, action | UK, New Zealand 2015 | Director: John Maclean | English, OmU

Kinobar Prager Frühling:

Wed 14.10 @ 21:15

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For more movies playing in Leipzig (also dubbed in German), visit Player:Web.

An aspiring social scientist and former newspaper reporter, an avid eater, a pseudo-philosopher and poet, an occasion-propelled singer, a semi-professional socializer, a movie addict, a Brazilian-American nomad. In this space, she will share some of her experiences and (mis)adventures regarding various topics, but with special attention to travel, entertainment and lifestyle.

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