Late Harvest: Festival Highlights
We already have a small foretaste for you with a few titles from our Late Harvest section. These festival highlights have sparked discussion and delighted audiences worldwide — and all definitely belong on
the big screen.
Among the section’s 10 films is the documentary HONEYLAND, North Macedonia’s submission to the Oscars. In it, Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov use powerful
imagery to portray a mountain beekeeper who produces honey in harmony with nature — but who must also occasionally flee from seclusion.
Last year’s star guest was Werner Herzog, and this year he’s sent his latest documentary film to Leipzig. In NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN, Herzog retraces the trail of his late friend Chatwin, a fellow adventurer and the author of well-known travel books.
Anca Damian, another former guest at DOK Leipzig, is also bringing her feature length animated film to this year’s festival screens. In MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE, a modern fairy tale about a dog, Damian has succeeded in telling a universal story of searching and finding. This work is also nominated for the European Film Awards.
Polish contribution WIND. A DOCUMENTARY THRILLER, promises to deliver gripping suspense. With impressive cinematography, director Michał BielawskiIn unleashes the forces of nature into the audience by bringing them to the High Tatra Mountains in southern Poland, where the wind haunts inhabitants, robbing them of their nerves.
You can find these films along with the entire film programme in our Filmfinder. See you at the cinema!