Get ready for the weekend with two new cinema releases on Thursday, 18 November 2021.
NEEDLE PARK BABY (Hof 2020) by Pierre Monnard, one of the most successful Swiss films, is based on the autobiography of the same name by Michelle Halbheer and is showing in cinemas from today: Platzspitz, a park in the heart of Zurich, was home to the largest open drug scene in the world until it was forced out in 1995. With the crackdown, drug-addicted Sandrine and her eleven-year-old daughter Mia move to a sleepy little town in the Zurich Oberland. The initial idyll quickly ends when old friends turn up and Sandrine relapses.
NEEDLE PARK BABY takes the viewer on the emotional roller coaster ride of a young woman. The consistent narrative perspective of the daughter Mia creates an intangible closeness to the protagonists. An important film whose content is frighteningly topical.
FINDING THE BEAUTY (Hof 2018) by filmmaker and photographer Lennart Brede is now also available on Kino on Demand:
The art world in Berlin and New York City from the early 90s until today. A portrait of both cities, which connects a group of artists from the fields of art, music, film and design between success and struggle as well as desires and needs. Lennart Brede offers insights into the lives of artists and at the same time creates a fascinating piece of urban history. Fortunately we can see this documentary again on Kino on Kino on Demand.