Fancy a movie? Throughout the entire conference, we invite you to join our digital cinema: #mthcon2020 participants have the choice between six films, which can be streamed via
our digital platform – not only during the conference on November 11-12 but also in the following four weeks until December 8, 2020.
The earth in the near future: eternal ice and snow cover the once so green planet. No life is stirring. Only a train travelling lonely through the deserted snowy landscape still offers the
surviving humans protection from the deadly cold. Here they have found their last refuge. But the mass of the remaining humanity ekes out a life in eternal darkness in the back of the train,
while in the front the few rich passengers revel in luxury. But the signs are pointing to change. A revolution is imminent ...
Snowpiercer (based on the graphic novel “Schneekreuzer” by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette) is best science fiction cinema: stirring, clever and visually impressive.
Cult director Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Memory Of Murder, Parasite) was able to gather a great international cast. The leading roles are played by Chris Evans (Captain America), Tilda Swinton
(Michael Clayton), John Hurt (Alien), Ed Harris (A History Of Violence), Jamie Bell (King Kong) and Song Kang-ho (The Host).
An overworked lawyer, always with his mobile phone at his ear, does not find the time to communicate with his family. An estranged couple uses the internet to escape their lifeless marriage. A
widowed ex-cop is overwhelmed by his sneaky son, who is bullying a classmate on Facebook. An ambitious journalist finds the story that will help her make a breakthrough in a teenager who presents
himself on online sex sites. They are strangers, neighbours and colleagues and their stories collide in this compelling drama about ordinary people who yearn for human connections.
A luxury hotel. Steaks frizzle, muffintops getting massaged. Clemens joins the wellness area as a rookie. Lara needs to assert herself in the kitchen pack. The elevator brings the two of them
together. They encounter each other, until they clash.
"A wild love story, but also an accurate portrait of the German working world: 'Love Steaks' is the kind of film that German cinema has long lacked – an exciting tragicomedy beyond platitudinous
comedies and strict art films. (The Mirror)
"Originally staged drama with a comic touch, brilliantly played in the leading roles, which tells of a revolt against pathogenic class and gender role relationships. (Film Service)
There are not only beautiful things to see on the Internet. Often the social networks are also used to spread atrocities and forbidden pornography. This documentary takes a look at the people who
make sure that social networks stay clean.
NOTHING TO HIDE is an independent documentary dealing with surveillance and its acceptance by the general public through the “I have nothing to hide” argument. The documentary was produced and
directed by a pair of Berlin-based journalists, Mihaela Gladovic and Marc Meillassoux. It was crowdfunded by over 400 backers.
NOTHING TO HIDE questions the growing, puzzling and passive public acceptance of massive corporate and governmental incursions into individual and group privacy and rights. After the emotion
initially triggered by the Snowden revelations, it seems that the general public has finally accepted to live in a monitored digital world.
People generally agree that mass surveillance regimes are inherently invasive and authoritarian. Yet at the same time, the number of online apps and “free” services people install is constantly
increasing. Forced to accept their terms and conditions, they click away their privacy and grant access to their own personal data. To justify their compliance, most of the people usually repeat:
“Anyway, I don’t interest anyone”, “Why would they look at me?” and finally “I have NOTHING TO HIDE”.
The implications and consequences of the Nothing to Hide logic in the era of Big Data have never been questioned. Ignoring this question prevents us from answering another: What kind of society
are we building for ourselves and future generations?
For the first time in the 50-year history of the World Economic Forum, an independent film team was able to shoot behind closed doors. As the world stands at a crossroads, they document the most
powerful people on the planet taking decisions that will affect us all.
A documentary thriller by Marcus Vetter. In co-production with Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion, Filmperspektive, SWR, BR, HR, SRF, SRG SSR, VPRO. In association with ARTE, SVT, VRT, NRK, DR,
Channel 8, Televisió de Catalunya, Against Gravity, Motto Pictures, EBU. Supported by MFG Baden-Würtemberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Bundesamt für Kultur (Switzerland), Zürcher
Filmstiftung, Creative Europe - MEDIA Program of the European Union