Time Travel

Who hasn’t wanted to travel through time? This selection of films will take you on a journey into the past or transport you to near and distant futures, to worlds both real and imagined. History and sci-fi films offer a commentary on the present day and give us the opportunity to escape our everyday realities. Other films offer a glimpse into the future, with contrasting themes of hopeful utopias and dystopian anxieties.

Films in this category

Wider Horizons

Falk Schuster 2015 29 Min
Its the summer of 1987 and a young family from …

Trouble

Penelope Buitenhuis 1993 87 Min
Berlin at the beginning of the 1990s. Thousands of young …

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Paul Justman 2002 108 Min
In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. gathered the best musicians from …

West is West

Andy De Emmony 2010 102 Min
Salford, North of England, 1975. The now much diminished, but …

Tom Sawyer And His Friends

Norbert Lechner 2012 94 Min
The story of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, placed in …

Prince Avalanche

David Gordon Green 2013 94 Min
In the wake of a devastating forest wildfire that swept …

The Man Who Loved Yngve

Stian Kristiansen 2008 97 Min
It's November 1989, and the Berlin Wall is falling. In …

The Fencer

Klaus Härö 2015 90 Min
Fleeing from the Russian secret police because of his controversial …

Joe Strummer – The Future is Unwritten

Julien Temple 2007 120 Min
As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, …

Janis. Little Girl Blue

Amy J. Berg 2015 99 Min
Archival footage and interviews highlight the life and career of …

In the Crosswind

Martti Helde 2014 83 Min
An emotional and tragic movie about mass deportation to Siberia …

In the Fog

Sergei Loznitsa 2012 127 Min
Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under …

Ida

Pawel Pawlikowski 2013 80 Min
Poland, 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in …

I Am a Woman Now

Michiel van Erp 2012 86 Min
I Am A Woman Now (formerly Casablanca Revisited), the first …

Hockney

Randall Wright 2014 112 Min
Born in 1937, David Hockney has spent his life working …

Heart of a Dog

Laurie Anderson 2015 75 Min
Laurie Anderson interweaves childhood memories, video diaries, philosophical thoughts on …

Fassbinder

Annekatrin Hendel 2015 92 Min
Rainer Werner Fassbinder was the ‘Enfant Terrible’ of German cinema …

Dr. Ketel

Linus de Paoli 2011 80 Min
Berlin's notorious Neukoelln district. The near future, a time in …

The German Friend

Jeanine Meerapfel 2012 99 Min
Argentina, in the middle fifties. Sulamit is the daughter of …

Far From Men

David Oelhoffen 2014 97 Min
Algeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a …

Mad Love

Jessica Hausner 2014 92 Min
Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer …
 

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