Central Airport THF

Zentralflughafen THF

Today’s Germany wishes to cast a shadow of oblivion on Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport, a former landmark of the Nazi regime and a symbol of its expansive voracity, currently used as a temporary hospitality facility for the political asylum applicants; a non-existent state within the state. Architecture crosses paths with humanism, as the gifted Brazilian filmmaker Karim Aïnouz crafts an ode to those who envisioned a journey towards a better life, reflected in the main protagonist, a 18-year-old Syrian who refuses to let the love for his country slip his mind, as much as he struggles to avoid returning to his homeland.
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Direction: Karim Aïnouz
Cinematography: Juan Sarmiento G.
Editing: Felix von Boehm
Sound: Moritz Springer
Music: Benedikt Schiefer
Production: Lupa Film, rbb/ARTE
Producers: Felix von Boehm
Co-production: Les Films d’Ici, Mar Filmes, Canal Brasil, Cinema Inflamável
Co-producers: Charlotte Uzu, Diane Maia, Joana Mariani
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Germany, France, Brazil
Production Year: 2017
Duration: 97'
Contact: LUXBOX
Awards/Distinctions: Amnesty International Award – Berlinale IFF 2018

Karim Aϊnouz


2002 Madame Satã (fiction)
2011 Silver Cliff (fiction)
2018 Central Airport THF
2020 Nardjes A.