Unbelievable but true: the Filmtage Rendezvous continues. This time we’re doing it again with special guests and their documentary film BERLIN EXCELSIOR in the presence of the director Erik Lemke and the co-author André Krummel.

When: Thursday 19.04.2018
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Central Kino 3, Hof

“I am very much looking forward to a great evening with great guests. The director Erik Lemke and the co-author André Krummel will be coming again to Hof to present their documentary film BERLIN EXCELSIOR and discuss with the audience after the end of the screening. This will be a Rendezvous you don’t want to miss.” Thorsten Schaumann

The whole evening wouldn’t be possible without strong support: Dr. Gisela Strunz and the Hermann and Bertl Müller Stiftung, who made it possible to invite the filmmakers, and Stefan Schmalfuß from the Central – we thank them sincerely for their generous support. See you at the cinema!

Director: Erik Lemke
Documentary | D | 2017
87 min | Dolby 5.1

The anonymous concrete construction “Excelsior” is just a stopover for many of its inhabitants. Soon, life will get better and everyone tries to get ahead in his own way: with “Invisible Make-up”, the 49-year-old Michael wants to re-connect with his previous success as a call boy. Claudia’s days as a dancer are over, but a series of new photos are supposed to help her get back on stage. Norman wants to help others find happiness with his start-up “ChangeU” and help himself to a new sportscar. Hardly anyone can escape the temptations of success.


If you have a LUST for the WALD – sorry this is our best proposal for the translation – on Sunday 4 March 2018 at 20.15h turn on “das Erste” channel. However, the “Axel Ranisch Show” before WALDLUST cannot be repeated as it happened exclusive and live only before the world premiere at the last Hof International Film Festival.

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This is where it all began and now it starts all over again: world premiere of FREDDY/EDDY at the 50th Hof International Film Festival 2016 and awarded with the first Heinz Badewitz Award. Director Tini Tüllmann is coming to Hof as part of the Home of Films Filmtage Rendezvous with a preview of the film to kick off her cinema tour in Germany. The film, distributed by Tini herself completely independently, will be officially released in cinemas starting on Thursday, 1 February 2018.

When: Monday, 29 January 2018
Time: 20:00
Where: Scala Kino Hof

“FREDDY/EDDY will be screened in the presence of director Tini Tülllmann. She celebrated the world premiere of her film FREDDY/EDDY at the 50th Hof International Film Festival, she is the winner of the very first Heinz Badewitz Award, she presented her film at numerous other festivals around the world to enthusiastic audiences, but she couldn’t find a distributor: Tini Tüllmann! Now she has taken the reigns and will distribute the film herself. And where will she be starting her cinema tour? In Hof, the starting point of it all.

We look forward to welcoming Tini to the HoF Filmtage Rendezvous with FREDDY/EDDY. See you soon – until then all the best, Thorsten.”

Director: Tini Tüllmann
Feature film | D | 2016
94 min | Dolby 5.1

For the painter Freddy, who is working on his big comeback in seclusion by the lake, it is the darkest day of his life. He is accused of brutally beating up his wife and in jeopardy of losing custody of his eight-year-old son. All protestations of innocence are useless. And then something unbelievable happens: the imaginary friend from his childhood shows up.

He not only looks just like Freddy, with his appearance strange things start happening. And the more Eddy intervenes in Freddy’s life, the more Freddy starts to lose control. No one besides Freddy believes in Eddy’s existence. But the closer he comes to the truth, the more dangerous things become for him. For Eddy has come to stay.

But how can you prove the existence of someone you merely imagined yourself?