Filmladen Kassel e. V.

Filmladen Kassel e. V., photo: Mathias Völzke

The Filmladen Kassel opened in the converted interior of a former storage building in Goethestrasse in the summer of 1981. Its programming offers a counterpoint to mainstream cinema, focusing since its inception on independent productions, film d’auteur, and experimental and documentary film. Dedicated to a critical and open approach, the association supplements its screenings with discussions and workshops. In 1982, just one year after its founding, the Filmladen Kassel hosted a “travelling documentary film festival” featuring films against fascism, environmental destruction, and nuclear power, as well as films about house squatting and pacifism, thus launching what would eventually come to be called the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival. In 2017, the festival is presenting its 34th edition.

During the final week of documenta 14 in Kassel, Filmladen Kassel presents Final Cut, a selection of riveting yet seldom-seen films chosen by documenta 14 Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk.

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by Barbara Loden

Wanda, Barbara Loden, USA, 1970, 102 min., English

Barbara Loden directed only one film, Wanda, in which she also played the main role. Wanda divorces and abandons conventional life for the unknown pleasures…


Memorias del Subdesarrollo (Memories of Underdevelopment)

by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

Memorias del Subdesarrollo (Memories of Underdevelopment), Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1968, Cuba, 97 min.

In the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs invasion, Sergio, an affluent writer, decides to stay in Cuba…


Muriel ou le temps d'un retour (Muriel or the Time of Return)

by Alain Resnais

Muriel ou le temps d'un retour (Muriel or the Time of Return), Alain Resnais, 1963, France, 115 min.

A middle-aged woman, living with her stepson, reunites with an old flame, and both grow increasingly…


Lotna (Swift)

by Andrzej Wajda

Lotna (Swift), Andrzej Wajda, 1959, Poland, 90 min.

Andrzej Wajda made this film as a tribute to the heroic Polish cavalry who faced off against German tanks in the first weeks of World War II. The near-mythical…


Phone content HQ6s02 BERLIN CAMERAROLL by Michel Auder and Rewizja osobista (Body Search) by Andrzej Kostenko and Witold Leszczyński

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Phone content HQ6s02 BERLIN CAMERAROLL, Michel Auder, 2016, Germany, 9 min.

Shot on his phone in 2016, Michel Auder’s latest work delves into stasis and acceleration at the same time: a compressed…


Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came to Dingle

by Maurice Linnan

Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came to Dingle, Maurice Linnane, 2012, Ireland, UK, 59 min., English

A documentary about Amy Winehouse’s December 3, 2006 appearance on the fifth series of Other Voices, a…