Focus: 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

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 …

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 …

Wider Horizons

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

Dr. Ketel

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

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