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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Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize

The Jury of the Goethe-Institut awards



Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize The Jury of the Goethe-Institut awards

David Sieveking (Germany, Italy) for the film
Vergiss mein nicht (Forget Me Not)

The film - a sensitively told homage by the filmmaker to his mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease – maintains the difficult balance between personal sadness and artistic distance. This turns a very private story into a universal narrative about illness and death, love and responsibility.

VERGISS MEIN NICHT (Forget Me Not) is also a journey into a family’s past and a piece of personal contemporary history, especially that of the “generation of ‘68”.

The process of making a film is not just restricted to the mere recording of a family’s dynamic in an existential situation. The film-making rather acts as a catalyst, which triggers new reflection processes, encourages the family members and moves them closer to each other.

With VERGISS MEIN NICHT, David Sieveking has submitted an extraordinarily moving und artistically well-balanced film.

 

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