My Grandpa, Nazism and Me

Blick in Archiv ohne Menschen

An inherited family treasure trove of photos and film footage show the director's grandfather in southern Germany in the 1940s. In one clip, the grandfather is briefly seen at a funfair wearing a swastika on his jacket. How is our perception of a loved one changed through a symbol that stands for murder by the millions? How can photos and film footage, memories and archival material, be pieced together to form a coherent picture? A struggle for memory - and a search whose persistence ultimately ruffles some feathers in the family.

There has never been a document of culture, which is not simultaneously one of barbarism.

Logo of "The Angel of History"

A border in Europe. A painting by Paul Klee. A poem by Walter Benjamin. A film about yesterday and today, and how difficult it is to recognize one behind the other.

I feel like somebody packed me up and carried me away...

Rotation Logo

One building. One day. 40 people swapping rooms. “Kinzig 9”, is the collective occupied housing project in former East Berlin. It has many different rooms: some big, some small, some bright, some dark. To be fair, the inhabitants swap apartments and they do it all in one day. Unfortunately, the logistics do not go as smoothly as planned  and the madness of the rotation puts the group’s noble aspirations of harmonious community living to the test.

The story of an Italian partisan

Annita "Laila" Malavasi with Monte Ventasso in the background (Still1)

Annita Malavasi was an Italian partisan during the Second World War and one of the few female commanders in the resistance. She spent over a year in the Apennines, fighting against the German occupation. At the same time, she had to assert herself in the male-dominated Italian society.

A film about friendship, homeland and identity.

Chaja & Mimi (Still 1)

Chaja Florentin and Mimi Frons have been best friends for 83 years. Born and raised in Berlin, they had to escape from the Nazis to Palestine with their families in 1934. They talk about their complicated relationship with Berlin in a Tel Aviv café where they meet everyday. A film about friendship, homeland and identity.

They are everywhere. They puke all over. And they are contagious...


After eating tainted meat, mild mannered college students undergoe a terrifying mutation. They suddenly sprout mustaches, beer bellies and football scarves, and begin to relentlessly chant football songs. The football zombies spread their curse by vomiting on unsuspecting innocents.

Life is shit.


November brings with it a creeping damp, cold and fog.
And spiritual reflections from a downtrodden creature....



Fresh coffee, today's paper and a bowl full of baked goods bear the promise of a comfortable Sunday morning. But things don't quite turn out that way. One bread roll isn't going to take his impending ingestion 'sitting down'. The baked goods go on the offensive and a struggle for life or death ensues...