De Kleine Komedie

    See the overview of screenings in De Kleine Komedie.

    Fri 22 November

    13:00
    15:30

    Desert One

    • Barbara Kopple
    • 2019
    • 108 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Fri 22 November
    • 15:30 - 17:23
    • Kleine Komedie
    Tickets available

    A meticulous reconstruction of the 1979-1981 hostage crisis, when Iranian revolutionaries held 52 American citizens hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. The crisis culminated in Carter’s landslide loss to Ronald Reagan in 1980.

    18:30

    Jawline

    • Liza Mandelup
    • 2019
    • 93 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Fri 22 November
    • 18:30 - 20:08
    • Kleine Komedie
    Tickets available

    An eye-opening and entertaining impression of influencer culture that reveals the reality behind social media stardom. Austyn is worshiped in the online world. A fortune lies in store for him, as long as he keeps selling his charm.

    21:15

    The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

    • Ben Berman
    • 2019
    • 92 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Fri 22 November
    • 21:15 - 22:52
    • Kleine Komedie
    Tickets available

    The Amazing Johnathan is a famous illusionist who’s both extreme and terminally ill. Not surprisingly, director Ben Berman isn’t the only person interested in filming him. He uses this fact to provide a surprising look behind the scenes of his own documentary.

    Sat 23 November

    10:00

    Citizen K

    • Alex Gibney
    • 2019
    • 126 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sat 23 November
    • 10:00 - 12:11
    • Kleine Komedie
    Tickets available

    Told against the background of post-Soviet Russia, this is the story of former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Once one of the richest people in Russia, he also spent 10 years in a Siberian prison. 

    13:15

    Once Aurora

    • Benjamin Langeland, Stian Servoss
    • 2019
    • 71 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sat 23 November
    • 13:15 - 14:46
    • Kleine Komedie
    Tickets available

    A dynamic portrait of the Norwegian pop idol Aurora, who was discovered at the age of 16 and has been playing to packed houses all over the world ever since. A film about creative freedom and the price of fame.

    15:30
    18:30

    Smog Town

    • Meng Han
    • 2019
    • 89 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sat 23 November
    • 18:30 - 20:10
    • Kleine Komedie
    Tickets available

    Langfang is one of the most air-polluted cities. There, the interests of the local environmental protection bureau, which is under political pressure, clash with those of industry. A case study on China’s fight against pollution.

    21:00

    Sun 24 November

    10:00

    One Child Nation

    • Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang
    • 2019
    • 85 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
    • 10:00 - 11:45
    • Kleine Komedie
    Tickets available

    Filmmaker Nanfu Wang was born in the days of China’s one-child policy. This revealing documentary shows the barbaric and deeply tragic consequences of this law. How is it possible that an entire country could resign itself to such inhuman regulations?

    12:30

    For Sama

    • Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
    • 2019
    • 95 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
    • 12:30 - 14:10
    • Kleine Komedie
    Tickets available

    The 26-year-old citizen journalist Waad al-Kataeb films her life in besieged Aleppo, Syria. In the form of a letter to her newborn daughter Sama, the film captures the reality of war and an uncertain future.

    15:15

    Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

    • Nick Broomfield
    • 2019
    • 102 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
    • 15:15 - 17:02
    • Kleine Komedie
    Tickets available

    A chronicle of the tragic love between writer and musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. They lived together for many years on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra, but everything changed when Cohen became an international star.

    18:00

    Lessons of Love

    • Małgorzata Goliszewska, Katarzyna Mateja
    • 2019
    • 72 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
    • 18:00 - 19:32
    • Kleine Komedie
    Tickets available

    Free-spirited Jola, after escaping from an abusive marriage finds herself thrust into a new romance at a latino dancing class. Will she embrace love for the first time in her life at the age of 69?

    20:30

    Inna De Yard: The Soul of Jamaica

    • Peter Webber
    • 2018
    • 99 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Sun 24 November
    • 20:30 - 22:29
    • Kleine Komedie
    Tickets available

    A delightful and lively documentary in which the now gray-haired icons of reggae gather in the garden of a magnificent stately home to re-record their old hits—this time as acoustic versions made in collaboration with a new generation.

    Mon 25 November

    10:30

    In a Whisper

    • Heidi Hassan, Patricia Pérez Fernández
    • 2019
    • 80 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Mon 25 November
    • 10:30 - 11:55
    • Kleine Komedie
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    Best friends Patricia and Heidi lose touch when they both move from Cuba to Europe. Years later, they send each other video letters. A beautifully designed, sensitive and frank account of two lives broken apart.

    13:00

    Sing Me a Song

    • Thomas Balmès
    • 2019
    • 95 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Mon 25 November
    • 13:00 - 14:55
    • Kleine Komedie
    Tickets available

    TV and the internet are relatively new to the inhabitants of Bhutan. Peyangki is a 17-year-old monk living in a remote mountain village, and he’s utterly spellbound by his cell phone. Modern life is a labyrinth.

    16:00

    The Brink + Doc Talk

    • Alison Klayman
    • 2019
    • 91 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Mon 25 November
    • 16:00 - 18:06
    • Kleine Komedie
    Tickets available

    Followed by a conversation between director Alison Klayman and IDFA programmer Sarah Dawson, in the context of focus program The Villain. How do you get up close and personal with one of the figureheads of the rise of global right-wing populism, who doesn’t mind being the bad guy? How does one get under the skin of a master of spin, who thinks there's no such thing as bad publicity?

    19:00

    Midnight Family

    • Luke Lorentzen
    • 2019
    • 81 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Mon 25 November
    • 19:00 - 20:41
    • Kleine Komedie
    Tickets available

    There are just 45 public-run ambulances operating in Mexico City. Private ambulances, such as the one run by the Ochoa family, offer a lifeline for this huge metropolis. We closely follow the family over a series of intense, nerve-wracking nights.

    21:30

    Chasing Yehoshua

    • Shay Fogelman
    • 2019
    • 82 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Mon 25 November
    • 21:30 - 23:12
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    Tickets available

    Journalist Shay Fogelman makes it a personal mission to track down a murderer on the run. He spends eight years on this investigative documentary, which develops a sharp political edge as the intriguing discoveries mount.