Germany

Apprentice

Friday, November 4 at 2:45pm
Sunday, November 6 at 8:45pm

In “Apprentice,” which debuted at Cannes, Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who has recently transferred to the territory's top prison. He lives with his older sister in a modest housing estate. At his new workplace, Aiman takes an interest in a 65... Read more

Destiny

Saturday, November 5 at 8:00pm

This new restoration of Fritz Lang’s “Destiny (Der müde Tod)” is a dizzying blend of German Romanticism, Orientalism, and Expressionism. The film marked a bold step for Lang, away from conventional melodrama and into the kind of high-concept filmmaking that would... Read more

Enclave

Tuesday, November 8 at 8:35pm
Wednesday, November 9 at 4:15pm

In Kosovo 2004, five years after the war, 12-year-old Nenad rides to school in an armored tank, traveling from his Serbian enclave into hostile Albanian territory. Instead of friends his own age, his dying grandfather and an elderly priest serve as the boy’s only... Read more

The Fencer

Friday, November 4 at 7:15pm
Sunday, November 6 at 6:30pm

Endel is on the run as his past affiliations begin catching up to him. Eluding the secret police in Leningrad, Endel finds himself in hapless Haapsalu, Estonia. It is the early 1950s and, in the wake of World War II, Estonia squirms in the iron fist of Stalin’s... Read more

Germans & Jews

Sunday, November 13 at 2:30pm

Provocative and enlightening, “Germans & Jews” offers a new perspective on a complex history. Today, Europe’s fastest-growing Jewish population is in Berlin. Germany is considered one of the most democratic societies in the world, assuming the position of... Read more

Heidi

Saturday, November 12 at 4:15pm

A new adaptation of the beloved children’s books by Johanna Spyri, “Heidi” is set in 19th-century Switzerland. Five-year-old orphan Heidi (Anuk Steffen) is sent to live with her grumpy grandfather (German acting legend Bruno Ganz) high in the Alps. As Heidi grows... Read more

The Liberators

Monday, November 7 at 7:30pm

Medieval art treasures seized by the Nazis go missing at the end of World War II. Were they destroyed in the chaos of the final battles? Or were these 1,000-year-old masterpieces — worth an estimated $350 million — stolen by advancing American troops? For more... Read more

Long Live Death

Thursday, November 10 at 5:00pm
Friday, November 11 at 9:00pm

In “Long Live Death,” a serial killer sedates his female victims and makes their murders look like suicides. When the body of another woman is found, Lt. Murot finally catches the culprit, appearing to end the deadly spree. But even after his arrest, the killer... Read more

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

Sunday, November 6 at 2:45pm

In 1936, 18 African-American athletes — dubbed the “black auxiliary” by Hitler — participated in the Berlin Olympic Games, defying Nazi Aryan supremacy and Jim Crow racism. Despite their achievements, history forgot all except one, Jesse Owens. “Olympic Pride,... Read more

Sonita

Sunday, November 13 at 1:00pm

Two-time Sundance Film Festival award winner “Sonita” tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who thinks of Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual parents and dreams of becoming a big-name rapper. For the time... Read more

Toni Erdmann

Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00pm

Winfried (Peter Simonischek) doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines (Sandra Hüller). The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is... Read more

Winnetou's Son

Saturday, November 5 at 12:15pm
Sunday, November 6 at 2:15pm

Short, chubby, and pale, 10-year-old Max looks far from an Indian, but the boy adores all things Native American. With his parents soon to separate, Max seeks comfort in his own world, imagining himself as the son of Winnetou, an Apache chief who appeared in... Read more

You Are Everything

Monday, November 7 at 9:20pm

The sexy drama “You Are Everything” — the feature debut of German director Lena Geller — uses music festivals throughout Europe as a backdrop, celebrating the transportive qualities of Goa trance and its drone-like bass-lines. When journalist Georg and his... Read more