PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF
Monday at PÖFF will broaden your horizons and open up new perspectives

The week begins with some real gems, whose dazzling reflections spread light to all the nooks and crannies of life. Here you can enjoy a musical number or two, transportive journeys through countries from Kenya to Chile, all underpinned by mind-sharpening social insights.

Monday is a veritable smorgasbord - it's time to enjoy the most spicy dishes on the movie menu!

Check out today’s programme here.

PS! Please come to the cinema in good time. Checking passes and tickets takes time.


A Place Called Dignity

Monday, Nov. 22, at 6:15 p.m., Coca-Cola Plaza

Pablo, 12, receives a scholarship to go to a mysterious remote private school, founded by German settlers in Chile. "Colonia Dignidad" is not just a metaphor for a country that wants to wake up from this nightmare; it also contributes to the healing of past wounds. It also helps us discover a talented director with a noble mission: to connect audiences and show them Pablo's experiences in this powerful story.


Blind Love

Monday Nov. 22, at 6 p.m., Coca-Cola Plaza

Zurich-born Damien Hauser returns to his homeland. The film takes place far from Nairobi, somewhere where brutal customs prevail. Brian is blind and needs help getting home from school. One fateful day, the deaf Abel takes on this task. Unable to communicate through words or gestures, the two young people must develop their own way of coexisting in this challenging community.


The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic

Monday, Nov. 22, at 9:15 p.m., Coca-Cola Plaza

Jaakko is a blind man with a wheelchair. He’s in love with Sirpa. When he hears some shocking news from the woman, he decides to go to her immediately, regardless of his condition. He only needs to rely on the help of strangers in five stages: from home to taxi; from taxi to train, from train to train, from train to taxi and from taxi ... to Sirpa. "The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic" is the fifth feature from Finnish director Teemu Nikki.


No Looking Back

Nov. 22, Monday at 9 p.m., Coca-Cola Plaza

Olga is released from prison, where she was imprisoned for poking her partner's eye out. Wanting to start a new life, she arrives home to 10-year-old Masha, who has been raised by her grandmother. The attentive viewer will recognize the many hidden references to well-known films cropping up on screen. But this is added value - the most important thing is to see the depth of the author's message, the strong social commentary behind the whole package.



Monday, Nov. 22, at 8:15 p.m., Coca-Cola Plaza

Two people with completely different lives meet in Frankfurt, in a run-down quarter around the train station. Monika is a curator who has long been established on the city's cultural scene. When she is accidentally detained during a raid, he meets Joseph, a Congolese businessman whose past and present are shrouded in mystery. Director Lisa Bierwirth's film enchanted audiences this summer in the competition program of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.


The Score

Monday, Nov. 22, at 8:30 p.m., Coca-Cola Plaza.
World premiere. With film guests

Malachi Smyth has directed the film as a very distinct and unusual British musical. With charming, slightly nostalgic folk lyrics, which smoothly blend the character dialogue from inner worlds and drive forward the action. The music was written by Johnny Flynn, who was last seen in the classic romance film "Emma" and in the musical David Bowie biography "Stardust".