Central Airport THF

Sale ended
Venue CAMP
Address Vyšehradská 51, Praha
Origin Brazil, France, Germany
Original name Zentralflughafen THF
Movie genre Documentary
Entry Free
Length 97 min
Director Karim Aïnouz
Links IMDB
Release 2018
Ranking 63 %

Tempelhof is an iconic airport in central Berlin, famous for the striking architecture of its vast, crescent-shaped terminal building. Since 2015, when hundreds of thousands of refugees arrived in Germany, Tempelhof has served as an accommodation center for them. The refugees now live in container homes, but between 2015 and 2017 they were housed in hangars—it was a huge logistical operation.

The 18-year-old Ibrahim is one of Tempelhof’s temporary residents. In voice-over, he talks about his memories of his village in Syria and his journey to Europe. Central Airport THF loosely follows his story, and that of an experienced surgeon who offers a listening ear to his Syrian compatriots. Over a hallucinatory soundtrack, mostly static shots document day-to-day life: doctor appointments, language lessons, a cigarette. It’s as if the film is trying to provide a counterbalance to the chaos that will perhaps dominate people’s memories of this time in their lives. The daily routine of the refugees in the hangars contrasts with that of the Berliners and tourists relaxing in the enormous Tempelhof Park.

And so the months slip by. It takes little effort for Tempelhof itself to make an impression. As a strict but safe haven, it opens its arms to everyone.

Movie trailer

Central Airport THF  Official Trailer  Central Airport THF – Official Trailer 2:29 7 ×

© 2019 GoOut