The first trailer for Karim Aïnouz’s new documentary Central Airport Thf, which premieres at the Berlin Film Festival next week, has been released.
The film debuts in the Panorama Documentary section on the first Saturday of the festival and was produced by Felix von Boehm, with support from medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. Worldwide sales are handled by Luxbox.
Set in Berlin around the city’s defunct Tempelhof Airport, the film follows Ibrahim and Qutaiba, two of the thousands of people who have fled their homes and are now refugees living in the building that was once used to house prisoners in World War II.
Aïnouz centres on the daily business of these men - German lessons, medical exams - as they attempt to build a life on the unstable foundations experienced by refugees