#MoviesOmU: Movies in English and other original language versions in Leipzig, November 25-December 2

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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 or English subtitles, 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. This is the case with the film festivals playing here at the moment – such fests seem to be happening every week in Leipzig these days, which makes me quite thrilled!

The film festivals featuring films in the original this week take us, respectively, to China (chai.China, put on by the local Confucius Institute and die naTo); France and Latin America for one more day, the 25th of November (21. Franz√∂sische Filmtage and 6. Latinamerikanische Tage); the world of a legendary French director (Retrospektive Louis Malle at Schaub√ľhne Lindenfels, partly connected to the French film fest); and some of the secrets of the soul (die NaTo’s Mythos Freiheit // 3: SEELE).

What the labels we list mean: OmU РOriginal with German subtitles; OmeU РOriginal with English subtitles; OF РOriginal film; OV РOriginal version; Im Original РIn the original and often 3D.

Ana Beatriz

Mythos Freiheit SEELE @ die naTo:

  • Hier sprach der Preis – Documentary | Germany 2015 | Director: Sabrina J√§ger | German, OmeU

Tue 01.12 @ 19:30

“The closure of a DIY store in Bruchsal, Germany. ‘Everything must go!’: beyond the slogan, the film follows the material and human proceedings.” (Imdb)

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Tue 01.12 @ 22:00

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  • La mort du Dieu serpent [Death of the Serpent God] – Documentary, drama | France, Senegal 2014 | Director: Damien Froidevaux | OmeU

Wed 02.12 @ 19:00

“After a street fight goes wrong, Koumba, age 20, is expelled to Senegal. Having arrived in France in her early childhood, in 48 hours the restless teenager is sent to a village in the middle of the bush, far from her family and Parisian life. The destiny of a young Parisian from the tenements during her five year exile.” (Imdb)

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“China” Fest @ die naTo:

  • A Young Patriot Documentary | China, France 2015 | Director: Haibin Du | Chinese, OmeU

Thu 26.11 @ 19:00

“This intimate documentary chronicles five years in the life of a young Chinese student, whose fervent idealism and dedication to Mao‚Äôs legacy stands in stark contrast to contemporary China‚Äôs turn towards state capitalism.” (YouTube)

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  • The Last Moose Of Aoluguya – Documentary | China 2014 | Director: Tao Gu | Chinese, OmeU

Fri 27.11 @ 18:00

“The moose is the largest animal of the Great Xingan Mountains. Mighty, sensitive, and majestic, he has been hunted and his home has been destroyed, and now it is rare that people can catch a glimpse of him in the great forests of Northeastern China. Ewenki hunter Weijia’s life has followed the trajectory of the moose, with his lands taken away, his hunting guns confiscated, and his way of life falling into extinction; he spends his days drinking and painting his memories of a better time. How can Weijia reconcile the life he was born into with his new reality?” (Imdb)

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Fri 27.11 @ 20:00

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  • First Launch + Exit Short films, animation, drama | Taiwan 2014 | Directors: Wang Weixiu, Chien Hsian | OmeU

Fri 27.11 @ 22:15

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  • Red Amnesia – Drama, crime, thriller | China 2014 | Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Chinese, OmeU

Sat 28.11 @ 18:00

“Deng is a stubborn retired widow who spends her days caring [for] her two grown up sons and her elderly mother, despite her family efforts to stop her. But her daily routine starts derailing when she keeps receiving anonymous calls.” (Imdb)

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  • The Silk Road Of Pop – Documentary, music | China, Canada, Netherlands, Belgium 2012 | Directors: Sameer Farooq, Ursula Engel | English/Uighur/Chinese, OmeU

Sat 28.11 @ 20:15

“One of the very few documentaries to come out of Xinjiang, The Silk Road of Pop captures the challenges of a minority group in China and the explosive music scene which results. The Silk Road of Pop tells the story of Ay, a young music fan. Apprehensive about her own life choices as a young Uyghur woman in China and curious about the outside world, she turns to music for answers and is drawn to musicians who mirror her struggles in their songs.” (Imdb)

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Sat 28.11 @22:00

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“French Days” Fest:

  • Madame Marguerite – Drama, comedy, music | France, Czech Republic, Belgium 2015 | Director: Xavier Giannoli | French, OmU

Passage Kinos:

Wed 25.11 @ 15:00

“Paris, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman, lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she’s not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband have kept her fantasy. The problem begins when she decides to perform in front of a real audience.” (Imdb)

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  • Valley of Love –¬†Drama | France, Belgium 2015 | Director: Guillaume Nicloux | French/English, OmU

Passage Kinos:

Wed 25.11 @ 17:45

“Isabelle and G√©rard go to a strange appointment in Death Valley, California. They have not seen each other for years and are here to answer to an invitation from their son Michael, a photographer, which they received after his suicide, six months ago.” With G√©rard Depardieu. (Imdb)

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  • La passante du Sans-Souci [Die Spazierg√§ngerin von Sans-Souci] – Drama | France, West Germany 1982 | Director: Jacques Rouffio | French, OmU

Passage Kinos:

Wed 25.11 @ 18:30

“Max Baumstein is a reputable businessman, a rich self-made man with a conscience – he founded a highly visible and active international organization fighting against violations of human rights. Why would he commit an act that apparently negates the principles he has striven for so long to uphold? It is the conclusion of a struggle that started many decades earlier, when Elsa Wiener, a German singer exiled in Paris, without money or relations, a refugee among many others, faced two daunting problems: surviving in a foreign city, and saving her husband Michel from the clutches of the Nazis.”(Imdb)

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  • Le Tournoi [The Tournament] –¬†Drama | France 2015 | Director: Elodie Namer | French/English/Hungarian, OmU

Schub√ľhne Lindenfels:

Wed 25.11 @ 19:00

“Budapest International Chess Tournament. The most likely winner: Cal Fournier (22), French champion, immature genius, socially awkward, compulsive player. But this time, an unusual 9-year-old Hungarian opponent disrupts this smooth-running routine.” (Imdb)

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  • Boys Like Us – Drama,queer, romance | France 2014 | Director: Patric Chiha¬†| French, OmU

Passage Kinos:

Wed 25.11 @ 19:30

“Neurotic, Parisian, gay, and thirty-something, three friends lost their way in Austrian mountains. From dizzying summits to huge abyss, now could be the right time to take stock of their lives, lovers, and friendships.” (Imdb)

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  • Comme un avion [Nur Fliegen ist sch√∂ner] –¬†Comedy | France 2014 | Director: Bruno Podalyd√®s | French, OmU

Passage Kinos:

Wed 25.11 @ 20:00

“Michel, a fifty year old man, graphic designer, decides to change the urban lifestyle and go on an adventure. Fascinated by airmail, he dreams at Jean Mermoz when he’s on scooter. One day, Michel sees a picture of a kayak.” (Imdb)

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Retrospektive Louis Malle @ Schaub√ľhne Lindenfels:

  • My Dinner with Andre [Mein Essen mit Andr√©] Drama, biography, comedy, experimental film | USA 1981 | Director: Louis Malle | English, OmU

Wed 25.11, Sat 28.11 @ 21:00

“Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, apparently playing themselves, share their lives over the course of an evening meal at a restaurant. Gregory, a theater director from New York, is the more talkative of the pair. He relates to Shawn his tales of dropping out, traveling around the world, and experiencing the variety of ways people live, such as a monk who could balance his entire weight on his fingertips. Shawn listens avidly, but questions the value of Gregory’s seeming abandonment of the pragmatic aspects of life.” (Imdb)

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  • Pretty Baby Drama | USA 1978 | Director: Louis Malle | English, OmU

Thu 26.11 @ 19:00

“A teenage girl lives as a prostitute in the early decades of America, only to know her body is for bounty.” With Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon. (Imdb)

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  • Vanya on 42nd Street¬† Drama, experimental film | USA 1984 | Director: Louis Malle | English, OmU

Fri 27.11 @ 19:00

“An uniterrupted rehersal of Chekhov’s ‘Uncle Vanya’ played out by a company of actors. The setting is their run down theater with an unusable stage and crumbling ceiling. The play is shown act by act with the briefest of breaks to move props or for refreshments. The lack of costumes, real props and scenery is soon forgotten.”(Imdb)

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“Latin American Days” Fest

  • C√≥mo ganar enemigos [So macht man sich Feinde] – Comedy, crime, mystery | Argentina 2014 | Director: Gabriel Lichtmann | Spanish, OmU

Cinémathèque in der naTo:

Wed 25.11 @ 20:00

“Lucas, a young lawyer, meets the stunning, sexy B√°rbara in a caf√©. Lucas thinks she is perfect, with a taste for good literature. Lucas takes her home on his first date. The next morning Lucas wakes up to find B√°rbara gone together with his cash. Determined to recover his money he tracks her down, but is shocked to find the identity of the person behind the heist. ” (Imdb)

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  • El 5 de Talleres – Drama | Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, France, Netherlands 2014 | Director: Adri√°n Biniez¬†| Spanish, OmU

Cinémathèque in der naTo:

Wed 25.11 @ 22:00

“Argentinian soccer player leaves his club for a career outside sports. During his last five matches, he struggles with the question [of] what he will do with his life.” (Imdb)

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Other features opening this week:

  • Hasret: Sehnsucht – Documentary | Germany, Turkey 2015 | Director: Ben Hopkins | Turkish/German/English, OmU

Kinobar Prager Fr√ľhling:

Thu 26.11, Sat 28.11 @ 19:15

Fri 27.11 @ 16:30

Wed 02.12 @ 17:00

“A European director is commissioned to make a documentary about Istanbul. He starts to film its everyday life – but soon becomes drawn to the darker, more mysterious side of the city – its past, its secrets, its ghosts. Gradually he succumbs to obsession.” (Imdb)

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  • Riverbanks –¬† Drama | Greece, Germany, Turkey, France 2015 | Regie: Panos Karkanevatos| Greek/German/Turkish, Im Original

Cineding:

Thu 26.11, Fri. 27.11, Sat 28.11  @ 22:00

Mon 30.11, Tue 01.12, Wed 02.12 @ 20:00

“John is an introvert young soldier serving as a minesweeper in Evros. When he meets Chryssa, a woman passing immigrants from borders between Greece and Turkey, he will try to convince her run away and start a new life.”(Imdb)

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  • Bridge of Spies – Biography, drama, history | USA, Germany, India 2015 | Director: Steven Spielberg | English/German/Russian, OF

Regina Palast:

Mon 30.11 @ 20:00

“During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.With Tom Hanks.” (Imdb)

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Features continuing this week:

  • Macbeth¬†Drama | UK, France, USA¬†2015 | Director: Justin Kurzel | English, OmU

Kinobar Prager Fr√ľhling:

Wed 25.11 @ 19:00

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Wed 25.11 @ 20:00

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  • El Club – Drama | Chile 2015 | Director: Pablo Larra√≠n | Spanish, OmU

Cineding:

Thu 26.11, Fri 27.11, Sat 28.11 @ 20:00

Tue 01.12, Wed 02.12 @ 22:00

“A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs.” (Imdb)

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  • Irrational Man¬†Drama, thriller | USA 2015 | Director: Woody Allen |¬†English, OmU

Passage Kinos:

Sat 28.11 @ 22:45

Schauburg:

Mon 30.11 @ 20:00

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  • Body¬†–¬†Drama | Poland¬†2015 | Director: Malgorzata Szumowska | Polish, OmU

Cinémathèque in der naTo:

Mon 30.11 @ 22:00

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  • Spectre (James Bond) – Action, adventure, thriller | US, UK 2015 | Director: Sam Mendes | English, OmU

Passage Kinos:

Wed 25.11, Fri 27.11 @ 21:00

Thu 26.11, Sat 28.11, Sun 29.11,  Mon 30.11, Tue 01.12, Wed 02.12 @ 20:45

Schauburg:

Mon 30.11 @ 20:00

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