DORA OR THE SEXUAL NEUROSES
OF OUR PARENTS
2015, Fiction, 90 min.
At the age of 18, Dora is just beginning to blossom. Her mother Kristin has recently decided that Dora’s psychotherapeutic medications are no longer necessary. As the mentally disabled young woman rushes headlong into life, a man takes a liking to her. Soon, the two become sexually involved – much to Kristin’s dismay. Unbeknownst to her parents, Dora continues meeting the dubious man, who is obviously taken with her unrestrained sensuality. Whilst her mother’s attempts to have a second child have thus far been of no avail, Dora becomes pregnant.
Nachbeben – Going Private
2006, Fiction, 98 min.
Investment banker HP has allegedly ridden out the crash of the stock exchange. One evening, at a barbecue event with his banker friends and their wives, HP’s Danish au-pair threatens to blow the whistle on her love affair with HP’s married boss. HP wants to please everybody. But the next morning, he has lost everything: his house, his wife, his friends, and his job.
2003, Fiction, 85 min.
THE MAKING OF A JEW
Episode from ID SWISS, 1999, Documentary, 90 min.
ID SWISS consists of seven episodes documenting encounters between different cultures in Switzerland. Stina Werenfels grew up as a protestant until one day she discovered her Jewish roots. Since then, she has been preoccupied with the question of whether she herself is also Jewish. And if so, how often and for how long?
Pastry, Pain & Politics
1998, Short movie, 32 min.
An old Jewish couple is planning a summer vacation. She wants to go to Israel, and definitely not to Switzerland, a country that once refused her as a refugee. But for him Israel is too hot, and anyway full of Arabs. So off to Switzerland they go, where he suffers from heart attack. The nurse who saves his life is Palestinian.
Fragments from the
Lower East Side
1994, Short movie, 24 min.
What does a Hasidic rabbi think about the women’s movement? How does a born Christian woman who converted to Judaism feel in the women’s compartment of a synagogue? How does an Orthodox man, attracted by modern life, deal with Jewish law? With humour and tenderness, but also with seriousness, the film provides a tongue-in-cheek look under the black clothing and traditional hairstyle of the Hasidim.