DOK Leipzig 29. Oktober – 4. November 2018
61. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
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20 years La Lucarne

ARTE celebrates 20 years
of creative documentary

For twenty years, La Lucarne has been the unique home ground for an eccentric cinema that has mediated very different lived experiences and realities in unusual ways. ARTE’s late-night screen has inspired flights into unsuspected worlds, at times far-flung and other times deeply intimate. 


Just around midnight, on Mondays, ARTE viewers discover La Lucarne, a program slot dedicated to experimental, auteur, essayist, personal creative documentary. Highly poetic, challenging the thin line between documentary and fiction, decidedly unconventional, these singular cinematic gems are distinct in their aspiration to challenge established guidelines, techniques and film languages. They often become positioned as pioneering in their venture to push the craft to new horizons. Films to remember.


La Lucarne screened the accomplishments of well-known names like Chris Marker, Sergei Loznitsa, Lech Kowalski, Nikolaus Geyrhalter and Naomi Kawase, but also of emerging talents like Clément Cogitore, Tamar Tal and Tatiana Huezo. Perhaps one of the last havens in the field of televisual production to defend and support radical artistic creativity, La Lucarne is celebrating its 20 years in broadcast.


To mark the occasion in November 2017, ARTE is dedicating a special programming during three sleepless nights, to pay tribute to La Lucarne’s unique and magnificent repository with an eclectic selection including films that have become classics since their release, as well as premiere broadcasts of recent productions.


New films and older classics will be available for online viewing for at least 30 days after their broadcast. In addition, the online platform will launch a series of close-up interviews conducted with some of La Lucarne’s authors.


More Lucarne films can be seen on Youtube