62. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
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Goldene Taube Deutscher Wettbewerb 2010


Golden Dove

for an outstanding german documentary

Golden Dove for an outstanding german documentary

How to Make a Book with Steidl by Gereon Wetzel and Jörg Adolph (Germany)


The publisher Gerhard Steidl says about himself he makes books for the artists and himself, but not for the readers. The film shows the original analogue art in the age of digitization. Book printing, lettering and photography stand for an analogue form of art that needs to be preserved. The filmmakers meet Steidl, who is always racing about in a hurry, with clarity and calmness. They turn the filmic story into dense, concentrated and highly emotional images, which are far more than a mere reflection of the exciting events in the wake of Steidl. Gereon Wetzel and Jörg Adolph have managed to create a brilliant film that has found its own and passionate pictorial language as far as form and design are concerned and that touches the viewer's heart deeply.