Café Waldluft

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„Café Waldluft” is not what it used to be. Once a tourist hot spot nestling in the picturesque mountains of Bavaria it turned out to be a run-down hotel with a few remaining guests in their late sixties. But there is something very unique about the place: it offers shelter to refugees from all across the globe. For each one of them it bares the hope of a new beginning, the aspiration of a new home – waiting somewhere behind a multitude of obstacles. So what does it take for them to arrive for good? What does it really take for a place to become home?

Trailer

Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
2015

Format
DCP

Length
58 / 79 min

Director
Matthias Kossmehl

Production
Matthias Kossmehl Filmproduktion in co-production with BR

Original Language
German, English, Arabic

Subtitles
English, German

Festivals / Awards

DOK Leipzig 2015 (DEFA Sponsoring Prize for an outstanding long German documentary film)
One World HRFF Prague 2016
I Represent FF Lagos 2016
Sehsuechte Student FF Filmuniversity Babelsberg 2016
Trento FF 2016 (UNIVERSITY OF TRENTO, BOLZANO AND INNSBRUCK STUDENT’S AWARD)
DOK.fest Munich 2016
Docs Against Gravity IDF Warsaw 2016
Lessinia IFF 2016
Freistadt IFF 2016
Wathann FF Yangon Myanmar 2016
Flahertiana IDF Perm 2016
UNHCR Refugee FF Tokyo 2016
Valladolid IFF 2016
Kassel IDF 2016
EU Human Rights FF Ankara + Istanbul 2016
Guadalajara IFF 2017
Bolzano IFF 2017
In Light HRFF Bloomington 2017