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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International Young Talent Competition — Generation DOK

The section of discoveries. It can be so exciting – the future of the genre: Daring films leaving the ruts and refusing to see things as they are expected to be seen, unsettling films that provoke and leave you baffled.

A Pestering Journey

R: K. R. Manoj
Indien, 2010, 66:00min

Di, 18.10. 17:00 Uhr CineStar 5

Fr, 21.10. 22:15 Uhr CineStar 6

Every year, thousands of people in the Punjab cotton belt develop cancer caused by pesticides. The story of a scandal in precise, expressive images.


R: Salomé Jashi
Deutschland, Georgien, 2011, 58:00min

Do, 20.10. 20:00 Uhr CineStar 5

Fr, 21.10. 11:30 Uhr CineStar 5

So, 23.10. 14:30 Uhr CineStar 6

A restaurant in Georgia: empty tables, green walls, waiting for guests, cleaning up, gossiping, and waiting again … creeping stagnation in the no-man’s land of post-communism.


R: Res Balzli
Schweiz, 2010, 78:00min

Do, 20.10. 22:30 Uhr CineStar 5

Sa, 22.10. 17:00 Uhr CineStar 5

Johana, actress, 33, cancer patient, in a dialogue with her alter ego, Bouton, a hand puppet. Vacillating between documentary reality and poetic fiction.

Burden of My Heart

R: Iris Olsson
Finnland, 2011, 45:00min

Do, 20.10. 20:00 Uhr CineStar 5

Fr, 21.10. 11:30 Uhr CineStar 5

So, 23.10. 14:00 Uhr Universum

Ruanda, sixteen years after the Tutsi genocide. Mourning, coping, suppression and going on with one’s life in spite of everything. A requiem in atmospheric images.

Empire of Dust

R: Bram Van Paesschen
Belgien, 2011, 77:00min

Di, 18.10. 20:00 Uhr CineStar 5

Do, 20.10. 14:30 Uhr CineStar 5

So, 23.10. 17:30 Uhr Cinémathèque in der naTo

Chinese workers are building a road in the Congo and their overzealous supervisor despairs over his local translator. Culture clash and the lesson that tomorrow is another day.

Indian Summer

R: Ellen Ugelstad
Norwegen, 2011, 70:00min

Mi, 19.10. 17:00 Uhr CineStar 5

Fr, 21.10. 22:30 Uhr CineStar 5

So, 23.10. 11:00 Uhr CineStar 6

Torstein wants to be a Red Indian and live in the wild but vegetates in a psychiatry ward instead. The inner world of a schizophrenic, rich in images, sounds and poetry.

Life in Stills

R: Tamar Tal
Israel, 2011, 58:00min

Mi, 19.10. 20:00 Uhr CineStar 5

Fr, 21.10. 17:00 Uhr CineStar 5

So, 23.10. 14:00 Uhr Schaubühne Lindenfels

So, 23.10. 17:00 Uhr CineStar 5

Miriam Weissenstein, 96, is a sharp-tongued Tel Aviv character permanently at war with the authorities (about her photo studio) and her grandson (about everything else). Heart-warming.

My Long Distance Friend

R: Carina Molier
Niederlande, 2011, 73:00min

Mi, 19.10. 22:30 Uhr CineStar 5

Fr, 21.10. 14:30 Uhr CineStar 5

OG, the lascivious party queen from Zimbabwe, a cosmopolitan with lovers everywhere in the world – and her friend who always has her feet firmly on the ground. A reflection about home and restlessness.

Phnom Penh Lullaby

R: Paweł Kloc
Polen, 2011, 98:00min

Fr, 21.10. 20:00 Uhr Polnisches Institut

Sa, 22.10. 20:00 Uhr CineStar 5

Do, 20.10. 17:00 Uhr CineStar 7

So, 23.10. 17:30 Uhr CineStar 6

Night, 51st Street, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Prostitutes, child junkies, rats and the drama of a couple caught in the struggle for survival. The bottomless depths of human relationships.

The Day I Disappeared

R: Atousa Bandeh Ghiasabadi
Niederlande, 2011, 62:00min

Mi, 19.10. 14:30 Uhr CineStar 5

Sa, 22.10. 22:30 Uhr CineStar 5

An exuberant essay about the odyssey of an exiled Iranian woman. National and genre boundaries merge in a soulscape of performance and remembrance.

The Ulysses

R: Agatha Maciaszek
Spanien, 2011, 83:00min

Di, 18.10. 22:30 Uhr CineStar 5

Do, 20.10. 11:30 Uhr CineStar 5

A group of young Indians, stranded on their way to Europe in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. About waiting, broken hopes and a mistaken promise of happiness.

With or without Me

R: Swann Dubus
Vietnam, 2011, 80:00min

Mi, 19.10. 11:30 Uhr CineStar 5

Fr, 21.10. 20:00 Uhr CineStar 5

Eerily normal in Vietnam: being on the needle, dying of AIDS. Two young men between desperate efforts to liberate themselves and the longing for death, direct & cinema.