At only 11 years, Jim is a gifted boy passionate about space and science. Arriving in a new town with his dad, Jim has to participate in a science competition with his new classmate Emma, a sensitive and discreet girl. Despite her reluctance, Jim convinces her to imitate Kittinger’s ‘Excelsior’ project (first man to reach the frontier of space in 1960) and to secretly build a real air balloon. This calling comes from his father, Graham, an astrophysicist who was supposed to carry out a space mission, but had to abandon the project due to the passing of Jim’s mother. The space mission has become very important to Jim since his mother’s death. But when he discovers that Graham has given up without telling him, his world falls apart. The competition turns into an obsession and Jim wants to prove that unlike his father, he’s is not a quitter! Jim pushes Emma to her limits and drags her into a dangerous adventure which, only if successful, is going to bring them closer together.
Coup de chance Coup de chance
Thursday, 07. 12. 2023 / 16:15 / Main Hall
With his first French film, a vibrant, sparkling criminal story about love, crime, and coincidence, Woody Allen pays homage to Paris and French cinema.
Afire Roter Himmel
Thursday, 07. 12. 2023 / 18:30 / Main Hall
Afire is a story about a summer after which things will never be the same again. The ruthless and emotionally complex comedy of manners won Christian Petzold (Phoenix, Undine) a Silver Bear at the last Berlinale.
Killers of the Flower Moon Killers of the Flower Moon
Friday, 08. 12. 2023 / 14:50 / Main Hall
Martin Scorsese’s latest film is an epic crime saga about a string of murders in the Osage tribe at the beginning of the twentieth century. The story is portrayed through a prism of an unusual romance between a white newcomer Ernest Burkhart and native Mollie Kyle.