Film Archive

Jahr

1717 Kilometers of Summer 2009

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Croatia,
Serbia,
Slovenia,
Kosovo,
Montenegro
2010
27 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jurij Meden, KINO!
Jurij Meden
Vlado Škafar, Jurij Meden
Jurij Meden
Jurij Meden
A personal summer travelogue through non-personal memories, collective personal ideals, and personal collective collectives. An old, once-upon-a-time country, reborn and undone in the blink of an eye. A youthful, romantic drive through bleak squares, forgotten roads, and reconstructed dreams. A poem.
Kumjana Novakova

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.

Country Focus Ex-Yu
Autofocus Boris Poljak

Observing tourists from all over the world who come to his home on the Dalmatian coast, Poljak, known as a DOP in feature as well as documentary films, managed to produce an exciting study.

Autofocus

Documentary Film
Croatia
2013
28 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Damir Čučić, Milva Čučić, Milva film i video
Boris Poljak
Boris Poljak
Damir Čučić
Boris Poljak
Martin Semenčić
Observing tourists from all over the world who come to his home on the Dalmatian coast, Poljak, known as a DOP in feature as well as documentary films, managed to produce an exciting study: with a sharp eye he explores both quaint and serious variations of human behaviour.
Rada Šešić

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.

Gangster of Love

Documentary Film
Croatia
2013
80 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Vanja Jambrović
Nebojša Slijepčević
Augustin Kujundžić Ago
Nebojša Slijepčević
Nebojša Slijepčević, Iva Kraljević
Nebojša Slijepčević, Vanja Jambrović
Vladimir Božić, Milan Čekić
This charming, skillfully directed saga of an old fashioned provincial matchmaker has been tremendously successful in regional cinemas. All the more amazing knowing that even local feature films starring famous actors struggle to get audiences. Locally known as “Gangster”, Croat Nedjeljko Babić is the charismatic protagonist. He helps his countrymen find a partner. Sometimes even Germans and other foreign customers come to him for assistance. But the main character of the film is a Bulgarian single mother whose intensive search is an extremely hard nut to crack for the matchmaker. This funny yet serious, well balanced drama provides an inside look into the typical macho culture of a picturesque Balkan town.
Rada Šešić

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.

Country Focus Ex-Yu
Real Man's Film Nebojša Slijepčević

This talented director, although from a younger generation of filmmakers, follows the old tradition of making short, expressive films without words, visually strong and socially meaningful.

Real Man's Film

Documentary Film
Croatia
2012
12 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Vanja Jambrović, Restart
Nebojša Slijepčević
Nebojša Slijepčević
Nebojša Slijepčević
Nebojša Slijepčević
Davor Tatić
This talented director, although from a younger generation of filmmakers, follows the old tradition of making short, expressive films without words, visually strong and socially meaningful. Critical towards a post war society where guns and rifles have become everyday objects, he warns and opens debates.
Rada Šešić

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.

Simulacra

Animated Film
Croatia
2014
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Vanja Andrijević
Ivana Bošnjak, Thomas Johnson
Hrvoje Štefotić
Ivan Slipčević
Iva Kraljević
Ivana Bošnjak, Thomas Johnson
Ivana Bošnjak, Thomas Johnson
Hrvoje Štefotić
Croatian animation is certainly the most developed one in the region. This sophisticated stop motion tale spurs us to question ourselves, pondering who we are and how much we know about ourselves. The mood and variety of textures and intriguing objects lend a special suspense and flavour to this work.
Rada Šešić

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.