DOK Leipzig 29. Oktober – 4. November 2018
61. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
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doc alliance selection
2011

Five European documentary film festivals, five high-quality films, five times publicity for the artistic author's film in cinema - Doc Alliance is a partnership of five key European documentary film festival.

doc alliance award Winner 2011:
"The Good Life"

The Nominees:

Doc Alliance Selection 2011

Sira - Songs of the Crescent Moon

Sira - Songs of the Crescent Moon
Sira - Songs of the Crescent Moon Doc Alliance Selection 2011

by Sandra Gysi/Ahmed Abdel Mohsen (Switzerland 2011, 73 min)

selected by Vision du Réel

80-year-old Sayyed el-Dawwy is the last living interpreter of the Sira, the most significant Arabian epic. He wants to pass the Sira down on to his grandson Ramadan. While Sayyed wants to teach to his grandson the way he knows it, Ramadan is interested in modern interpretations. In the struggle of generations, the picture emerges of a world caught between tradition and modernity.

Doc Alliance Selection 2011

gunnar goes god

gunnar goes god
gunnar goes god Doc Alliance Selection 2011

by Gunnar Hall Jensen (Norway 2010, 85 min)

selected by Planete DOK Review

The Scandinavian family man Gunnar feels that despite having everything he needs in his middleclass life, something is missing. He longs for silence and spirituality, and decides to travel to the world's first Christian monastery in Egypt to find some answers. During the journey we take part in Gunnar's associations, dreams og memories, questioning the way we organize our lives, but also the problematic potential in organized religion.

Doc Alliance Selection 2011

Brother Sister

Brother Sister
Brother Sister  Doc Alliance Selection 2011

by Maria Mohr (Germany 2010, 97 min)

selected by DOK Leipzig

A bold construct of siblinghood: worldly, in the family, and spiritual, in monasteries and convents and in the devotion to God. An unusual take on freedom and religion.

Doc Alliance Selection 2011

Olda

Olda
Olda Doc Alliance Selection 2011

by Viera Cakanyova (Czech Republic 2010, 80 min)

selected by IDFF Jihlava

Ms. Oldriska after two brain strokes, diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, lives with her dog in a small flat in Brno. She captures several days of her life on a small digital camera – everyday faith with brain and body, son's and friend's visit, flat reconstruction. Without any experience, she uses the camera spontaneously, sometimes having problems with technical limitations of the camera, sometimes she simply forgets about the red REC button...

Doc Alliance Selection 2011

Det Gode Liv / The Good Life

Det Gode Liv / The Good Life
Det Gode Liv / The Good Life Doc Alliance Selection 2011

by Eva Mulvad (Denmark 2010, 86 min)

selected by CPH:DOX

Mother and daughter, live on the sunny Portuguese coast and have been exceptionally healthy all their lives and have relished the 'good life'. There has been ample pleasure and a total absence of work. Now they have one big problem. Their wealth has run out. How do they now cope with a life of poverty? How do they manage to find a job and keep it? And who is to blame now that the sweet and dreamy life has turned into a nightmare?