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Hi, A.I.

Love Stories From The Future
Kids & Family, Sci-Fi, Society, Women Filmmaker

Documentary, Germany 2019
Runtime: 88 min. / 52 min.
Director: Isa Willinger
Production: Kloos & Co. Medien



Humanoid robots are like new creatures on our planet. They work at reception desks, in shopping malls or as chefs. And they are coming into our private lives…


With an A.I., you have to keep your sentences short and to the point.“  This piece of advice is given to Chuck as he’s picking up his new robot partner Harmony fresh from the factory. Together they go on a road trip through California. As it turns out at a second glancing, the sex robot Harmony likes books and can ad lib quote Ray Kurzweil.


In Tokyo, Grandma Sakurai is introduced to the cute robot Pepper, a present from her son, so she has someone to keep her company. But soon Pepper turns out to be quite capricious, finding the old lady’s conversation topics of little interest.


While Harmony and Chuck are searching for love, and Pepper and Grandma are killing time, pressing questions arise: How will robots and artificial intelligence change our lives? What will we win, what will we lose? And, who will be the main actors in the future world? The documentary shows us tomorrow’s world today.




FESTIVALS: Max Ophüls Preis (World Premiere), CPH:DOX, Visions Du Réel, Hot Docs, Beldocs, Millennium Docs Against Gravity, NZ Architecture & Design Festival, Sheffield DocFest, Odessa IFF, Kitzbühel, Cheliabinsk FF, Design Festival Singapore, Jameson Cinefest Hungary, Manaki Brothers, Flahertiana, Kharkiv MeetDocs, Brisbane IFF, Krakow Unsound FF, One World Bratislava, Montréal Nouveau Cinema, Central Scotland Documentary FF, Inconvenient FF, Cambridge FF, Antenna Sydney, Margare Mead FF, Riga Goethe Screenings, Science + Fiction FF Trieste, Science FF St. Petersburg, Cineteca Madrid, Docville Belgium, Camerimage, Verzio,  IDFA