:CENTRAL AIRPORT THF / ZENTRALFLUGHAFEN THF
Germany/France/Brazil, 2017, 97 min
Berlin's historic defunct Tempelhof Airport remains a place of arrivals and departures. Today its massive hangars are used as Germany's largest emergency shelter for asylum seekers, like 18-year-old Syrian refugee Ibrahim. As Ibrahim adjusts to his transitory daily life of social services interviews, German lessons and medical exams, he tries to cope with homesickness and the anxiety of whether or not he will gain residency or be deported.
- Director Bio
- Festivals And Awards
Karim Aïnouz born in Fortaleza, Brazil in 1966, studied architecture in Brasilia and film at NYU before completing the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was assistant director to Todd Haynes, worked on over 20 films as an editor and has been directing his own films since 1992. In 2014 his film Praia do Futuro screened in the Berlinale Competition while Cathedrals of Culture, which he co-directed, screened in the Berlinale Special programme.
CPH:DOX 2018. Cinéma du Réel 2018. Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018. Istanbul IFF 2018. Amnesty International Award – Berlinale 2018.
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