"Society" in the focus of the Hof Film Festival

Everyone has their own story. And all these different stories together tell the story of our lives. Our society grows to more strength and diversity through the different lifestyles, cultures and roots that shape it. Traditional role assignments between men and women are breaking down, inclusion is increasingly taking place, cultural circles are mixing. The aim is to deal with society, to question it and to constantly reinvent it. Because only together can we make the world a better place.

However, this also brings to light reversal tendencies, those that want to stop, destroy or influence change in their favor. It is important to deal with these movements as well. Because we all have a shared responsibility for ourselves and our planet. For this reason, only one key theme comes into question for this year's edition of the Hof International Film Festival: society.

Join us on an exciting film journey through their different facets and models. This is a first outlook, further program items will be available shortly.


Family models

Director: Patricia Mazuy, France/Belgium 2021

Bowling Saturne

Bowling Saturne - Poster 1

A man inherits a bowling alley from his father and decides to give it to his half-brother. A series of murders ensues. The two brothers are dragged into a dark abyss.

With Arieh Worthalter, Achille Reggiani, Y Lan Lucas and Leila Muse

Director: Anna Kazejak, Poland 2022

Fucking Bornholm

Fucking Bornholm - Poster 1

The holiday planning of two friendly families is confused by different expectations and problems. A chain of events on the island of Bornholm triggers a quarrel between the children.

With Agnieszka Grochowska, Maciej Stuhr, Grzegorz Damiecki, Jasmina Polak and Magnus Krepper

Director: Nancy Mac Granaky-Quaye, Germany 2022

Homeshoppers' Paradise

Lisa is a black punk rebel who lives with her gang in a squatted trailer park. When she learns of the impending eviction of the squat, she takes a job at a home shopping station, alongside her hated father. There is a secret that she must keep.

With Jane Chirwa, Errol Trotman-Harewood, Stephen Appleton, Nastassja Kinski, Pit Bukowski and Lilja van der Zwaag

Director: Rubén Sainz, Spain 2021


Magoado - Poster 1

A man in Brazil struggles with an inner conflict and is challenged even more when his previously unknown son appears. His life in the underground changes abruptly.

With Diego Álvarez, Dorleta Urretabizkaia, Aram Rockenbach, Mario Souza, Valeria Berrotaran and Alex Tello

Director: Maha Haj, Germany/France/Cyprus/Palestine 2022

Mediterranean Fever

Mediterranean Fever - Poster 1

Waleed, 40, lives unhappily with his family, wants to commit suicide and asks his new friend Jalal for help. Jalal agrees, but is threatened by people to whom he owes money. When Waleed offers Jalal a huge sum, they make a pact that will change their lives forever.

With Amer Hlehel, Ashraf Farah, Anat Hadid, Samir Elias, Cynthia Saleem and Shaden Kanboura

Director: Michael Morris, USA 2022

To Leslie

To Leslie - Poster 1

Leslie, a single mother from West Texas, wins the lottery and has a chance at a decent life. But after a few years, the money is gone. Completely on her own, Leslie lives in drunkenness, always on the run from what she has done to others.

With Andrea Riseborough, Allison Janney, Marc Maron, Andre Royo and Owen Teague

Director: Amina Gusner, Germany 2022

Motherless morning

Wenn Mutti früh zur Arbeit geht - Poster 1

A mother and her daughter find each other again and talk about their daughter's childhood in a state day care center in East Germany. The fact that these so-called weekly homes ensured that children grew up without parents has never been worked out to date.

With Franziska Kleinert and Ines Schiller

On the lookout

Director: Anton von Heiseler, Germany 2022

502 Feet

She needs a break from caring for her mother: the caretaker Lana spies on a woman in another apartment block with a video camera and imagines an intimate relationship with her until she sees that the woman's happiness is in danger.

With Michaela Caspar, Maria Luise Preuss, Emilia von Heiseler, Lucas Lentes

Director: Karsten Dahlem, Germany 2022


A stunt driver returns to her hometown after a serious car accident and is confronted with memories of her difficult family life. It is a past that also paralyzes her father. When he offers her money to live independently, their relationship is put to the test.

With Anna Maria Mühe, Michael Wittenborn, Anton Spieker, Therese Hämer, Casper von Bülow and Walid Al-Atiyat

Director: Ulrike Grote, Germany 2020


CULPA - Poster 1

A couple deals with a tragedy in different ways. After several years, they have reached the point where they have to decide for or against each other.

With Joachim Raaf and Janna Striebeck

Director: Bernd Michael Lade, Germany 2021

The Witness

Der Zeuge - Poster 1

Carl Schrade was a prisoner in various Nazi concentration camps and is now testifying against his former kidnappers to bring them to justice. But how was he able to survive there for more than ten years and where does his detailed knowledge of the processes of warehouse management come from?

With Bernd Michael Lade, Maria Simon, Esther Esche, Katrin Schwingel, Simone Hausdorf, Thomas Schuch, Jörg Seyer

Director: Iker Elorrieta, Spain 2021

El Radioaficionado (The Radio Amateur)

El Radioaficionado - Poster 1

Nikolas is autistic and wants to reach the high seas with his girlfriend Ana. Difficulties with communication make the project more difficult for him.

With Falco Cabo and Usue Alvarez

Director: Jake Paltrow, Israel/USA 2022

June Zero

In 1962, the world witnesses the execution of Adolf Eichmann in a public trial. Three people who are actually on the fringes of history become involved in the historical event: a teenager from Libya, a Moroccan prison guard, and a Polish Auschwitz survivor and main interrogator in the trial.

With Noam Ovadia, Yoav Levi, Tom Hagi, Ami Smolarchik and Alon Margalit