International Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film
Alles andere zeigt die Zeit (“Time Will Tell”)
Andreas Voigt | Germany | 2015 | 94 min. | OV with English subtitles
Leipzig 1986–2015. Part 6 of the long term observation, through the chaos of the political upheaval to the 25th year after the reunification. The panorama of an era, emotionally stunning.
Wojciech Staroń | Poland | 2015 | 68 min. | OV with English subtitles
After 70 years in exile Mieczysław and Alfons return to Poland. Squabbling, intimate moments, an impending farewell. Symbolic images of a poetical look back on a shared life.
The Event (“Sobytie”)
Sergei Loznitsa | Netherlands, Belgium | 2015 | 74 min. | OV with English subtitles
19/8/1991: the coup in Moscow. In Leningrad people are standing in the streets, waiting while “Swan Lake” is broadcast on television. The end of an era in archive material.
Alexander Sokurov | France, Germany, Netherlands | 2015 | 87 min. | OV with English subtitles
How the art treasures of the Louvre were saved in the Second World War and the story of two men, as an animated fictional documentary collage by the master of the contemplative essay.
Lampedusa in Winter
Jakob Brossmann | Austria, Italy, Switzerland | 2015 | 93 min. | OV with English subtitles
The ferry is out of order, the fishermen are on strike, the mountain of waste keeps growing, food is scarce – and on top of that the refugees. A close look at people who retain their humanity in the crisis.
The Longest Run (“O pio makris dromos”)
Marianna Economou | Greece | 2015 | 77 min. | OV with English subtitles
Two boys from Syria and Iraq are waiting for a heavy punishment and a hopeless future in some Greek prison … Literally a refugee drama, heartbreaking.
The Magic Mountain (“La montagne magique”)
Anca Damian | Romania, France, Poland | 2015 | 87 min. | OV with English subtitles
A globetrotter, Polish dissident, mountain climber and artist who fought the Red Army with the Mujaheddin in Afghanistan. An opulently animated adventure story.
The Other Side
Roberto Minervini | France, Italy | 2015 | 90 min. | OV (English)
The world of underdogs in Louisiana: drugs, quick sex, racist slogans, paramilitary shooting practice. Ghostly directed in tender and beautiful images.
Under the Sun (“V luchakh solnca”)
Vitaly Mansky | Russia, Germany, Czech Repbulic, North Korea | 2015 | 106 min. | OV with English subtitles
Everyday life in North Korea: pioneers, flag ceremonies, workers’ collectives, an abundance of food and always a song on people’s lips. Perfectly staged for the camera – absurd theatre full of great tragedy.
Wie die anderen (“Like the Others”)
Constantin Wulff | Austria | 2015 | 95 min. | OV with English subtitles
A child and adolescent psychiatric ward: young patients who got off track and doctors who have reached the limit of their strength. Clinical observation of an institution between routine and emotions.
With or Without You
Hyuck-jee Park | South Korea | 2015 | 92 min. | OV with English subtitles
They spent their lives together as wives of the same man. Now Magg-i prepares Chun-hee for life alone. A complex web of relationships in poetic images.
Crystal Moselle | USA | 2015 | 84 min. | OV (English)
Kaspar Hauser in New York: the incredible story of six brothers who were held captive by their father all through their childhood and now liberate themselves – through the power of cinema.