Film Archive

Retrospective
Prague 21.8.1968 Reijo Nikkilä

A photo film, thirty years after the events. The former photographer, now a filmmaker, spent the summer of 1968 as an academic guest in Prague.

Prague 21.8.1968

Documentary Film
Finland
1968
25 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Yleisradio (YLE)
Reijo Nikkilä
Reijo Nikkilä
Vesa Lehko, Marko Ahokas
Reijo Nikkilä
Reijo Nikkilä
A photo film, thirty years after the events. The former photographer, now a filmmaker, spent the summer of 1968 as an academic guest in Prague.

Ralph Eue

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.

A Day at the Grave of Karl Marx

Documentary Film
Finland
1984
30 minutes
subtitles: 
German
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Peter von Bagh
Peter von Bagh
Tapani Tamminen
Tony Chapman
Elina Katainen
Chris Barton
A century after his death, people from 20 different countries visit the grave of the philosopher Karl Marx (1818–1883) in Highgate Cemetery. Thoughts and discussions about him as well as dialogues with him.

Ralph Eue

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.

Retrospective
Memory Peter von Bagh

The Civil War is something like a blind spot in the history of Finland. The country had hardly become independent when it was torn by a violent civil war. The birth of the republic and ...

Memory

Documentary Film
Finland
1987
118 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Peter von Bagh
The Civil War is something like a blind spot in the history of Finland. The country had hardly become independent when it was torn by a violent civil war. The birth of the republic and the circumstances surrounding it quickly became a tacit taboo. There are practically no moving images of the events themselves. Even feature films rarely tackle the subject. “Memory” lets some of the few surviving eye-witnesses of those years talk. A work of words, many of which reveal how long they have waited to be spoken and recorded for posteriority.

Olaf Möller

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.