Film Archive

Jahr

Animal Year

Animated Film
China
2017
9 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Zhong Su
Zhong Su
Zhong Su
Zhong Su
Animal-human hybrids drag wheelbarrows filled with collected finds through post-apocalyptic urban ruins, while giggling children in lightning-fast airships dart through the steel-blue, flower-encrusted sky, dropping rockets … This young Chinese director draws an idiosyncratic, haunting and disturbing portrait of a dystopian future of humanity.

Duscha Kistler

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Strictly Animated
Hu Lulu Hong Longlong Hua Lala Lei Lei

The little boy Hong Longlong saves a city from flooding by jumping through a toilet bowl into space and putting on the rain cloud like a hat.

Hu Lulu Hong Longlong Hua Lala

Animated Film
China
2010
6 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Lei Lei
Lei Lei
Xingyu Li
Lei Lei
Lei Lei
Lei Lei
Xingyu Li
The Chinese film artist Lei Lei’s graphic and colourful language is unmistakeable and he is a master of light, almost “naive” animation. Using these tools, he tackles even natural disasters with ease: the little boy Hong Longlong saves a city from flooding by jumping through a toilet bowl into space and putting on the rain cloud like a hat.

Duscha Kistler

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Monkey

Animated Film
China
2015
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jie Shen
Jie Shen
Keju Luo
Jie Shen
Jie Shen
Jie Shen
Keju Luo
A scene is dissected into its component parts, a plot dissolved into snapshots. A trap, a blow from behind. The crash, the fall … This succinct fragmentary film experiment achieves a high degree of emotional intensity, shocking in its archaic brutality and fascinating in its extraordinary aesthetics.

Duscha Kistler

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.