Film Archive

Ceuta’s Gate

Documentary Film
France,
Morocco
2019
19 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Said Hamich, Sophie Penson, Randa Maroufi
Randa Maroufi
Luca Coassin
Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
Everything seems tidy at first in Randa Maroufi’s performative reconstruction. Prettily sorted cars queue up, market women tie up their baggage, security officers do press-ups. On the monotonous grey background the scenes appear schematic, like a blueprint where suddenly everything is graphically condensed, though, with the otherwise observant camera drifting disorientedly in the middle. Everyday life at the border between the Spanish exclave of Ceuta and Morocco, which is crossed illegally by all kinds of goods.

André Eckardt

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.

Portrait of Suzanne

Animated Film
France,
Germany,
Poland
2019
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Christine Haupt, Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Izabela Plucińska, Robert Kern, Paulina Ratajczak
Izabela Plucińska
Pascal Comelade, Arfaaz Kagalwala
Izabela Plucińska
Izabela Plucińska, Nora Bertone
Izabela Plucińska, Robert Kuzniewski
Izabela Plucińska, Yann Goodfaith
A corpulent hotel guest is consumed with longing for his former love, Suzanne. And with hunger. Searching for food in a strange city he has communication problems and instead of a meal only gets new shoes – far too tight and life-threatening. The whole situation sparks up. Izabela Plucińska uses clay to transform a short story by Roland Topor into a bizarre animation film that is sensual, but sometimes physical in an unpleasant and delicious way.

André Eckardt

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.

Symbiosis

Animated Film
France,
Hungary
2019
13 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, Pierre Baussaron, József Fülöp, Orsolya Sipos
Nadja Andrasev
Mads Vadsholt
Nadja Andrasev
Judit Czakó
Flóra Anna Buda, Josselin Facon, Tibor Huszák, Zoltán Koska, Sylvie Leonard, Ildikó Táborita, Luca Tóth, Borbála Zétényi, Eliott Moreau
Nadja Andrasev, Rita Domonyi
Péter Benjámin Lukács
Ever since a young woman discovered that her boyfriend cheated on her, she has come across his lovers everywhere, finding clues like hair and photos online – and collecting them. A regular map of femininity emerges, which she studies like the discoverer of a new world. Curiosity intermingles with grief and shock. The painful betrayal makes her take new paths, too, where she meets not only herself but perhaps all women.

Carolin Weidner

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.

Egg

Animated Film
Denmark,
France
2018
12 minutes
subtitles: 
French
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Miyu Productions
Martina Scarpelli
Amos Cappuccio, Sofie Birch
Albane du Plessix, Martina Scarpelli
Martina Scarpelli, Emmanuel Lantam, Timon Chapelon, Annalea Hartelius, Sarah Rothenberger, Marta Dziedzic, Joel Stenback, Laura Konradi Brodersen, Maria Sandvig Nielsen, Emma Vasile
Locked into a transparent cube that contains nothing but a fridge and a few angular objects, a skinny woman is confronted with an enemy: the soft, undefined form. It arrives in the shape of a chicken egg that the woman is supposed to eat, because that’s what her diet plan which commands her to gain weight says. The egg provokes desire and panic at the same time. Eating it is nothing less than the worst case scenario.

Carolin Weidner


Golden Dove in the International Competition Short Animated Film
Nominated for the Young Eyes Film Award

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.

Per tutta la vita

Animated Film
France,
Italy
2018
6 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, Pierre Baussaron (Miyu Productions), Davide Ferazza, Alessandro Giorgio (Withstand Film)
Roberto Catani
Andrea Martignoni
Roberto Catani
Roberto Catani
Andrea Martignoni
Everything begins with a woman looking from a circus caravan at the magician and his rabbit in the snow. The look is followed by bathing in the nude, a wedding feast as gay as a fair, then the easy companionship of vaulting circus acrobats. All this is conjured out of the hat of the past and the future – because this is about love that lasts a lifetime. Roberto Catani celebrates great and small moments under twinkling stars in a tender and melancholy whirl of colours.

Nadja Rademacher

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.

Roughhouse

Animated Film
France,
UK
2018
16 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Richard Van Den Boom, Jonathan Hodgson
Jonathan Hodgson
Stuart Hilton
Jonathan Hodgson
Zurine Ainz, Robert Bradbrook
Gabriel Jacquel, Gilles Cuvelier, Thomas Machart, Claire Trollé, Amélie Coquelet, Jonathan Hodgson
Jonathan Hodgson
Yan Volsy, Daniel Gries, Matthieu Langlet
The eighties, UK: three mates move to Liverpool to study art. Their leader is Shirley, the cool pub quiz champion. But he soon turns out to be a delinquent flatmate, the back rent is piling up, the rough tone becomes bullying: itching powder in underpants, the love interest seduced by another at a party. The mates are in the shit at all levels. How far can they still go? Who will surrender first?

Carolin Weidner


Nominated for the Young Eyes Film Award

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.

The Juggler

Animated Film
France,
Lithuania
2018
11 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Agnė Adomėnė, Delphine Schmit
Skirmanta Jakaitė
Biosphere
Skirmanta Jakaitė
Skirmanta Jakaitė
David Vincent
In juggling the flying objects seem connected by an invisible thread; the same kind on which these stories are threaded, in which someone strings pinned spiders in a chain, someone else is carried through a dark forest in a box. Then there is the strand of muscles and intestines from which flows a red scarf that a girl wears round her neck. Mysterious, uncanny goings-on – seemingly insane, but quite normal.

Carolin Weidner

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.

Young Hope

Documentary Film
France
2018
21 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Christine Vidal (Le Bal / La Fabrique du Regard)
Daniel Touati
Pukyo Ruiz de Somocurcio
Daniel Touati
Rémi Chanaud
Is youth really the best time of our life? The students of the Lycée in Roubaix mostly feel stressed and pressured, afraid they won’t meet the demands of our performance society. Director Touati creates a cinematic space in which they can open up and describe their worries and hopes. A touching moment of honesty that raises the question of what a school that does not anticipate social pressures would have to look like.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann


Nominated for the Young Eyes Film Award

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.

Grandpa Walrus

Animated Film
France
2017
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Daniel Sauvage, Jérôme Barthélemy
Lucrèce Andreae
Flavien Van Haezevelde
Lucrèce Andreae
Guillaume Lauras, Catherine Aladenise
Lucrèce Andreae
Flavien Van Haezevelde
A sandy beach in the off season, deserted, dirty. The guests have left their cigarette butts behind, and one of them more than the others: grandpa. The place where he lay in the sun is outlined by frayed fags like a murder victim’s body by chalk. Now he’s gone, dead. But what is this stirring in the sand? The depiction of a surreal incident accompanied by sublime compositions by Flavien Van Haezevelde.

Carolin Weidner



Mephisto 97.6 Audience Award

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.

Nothing Happens

Animated Film
Denmark,
France
2017
12 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Marie Bro (Dansk Tegnefilm), Emmanuel-Alain Raynal (Miyu Productions)
Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot
Uri Kranot
Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot
Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot
Michelle Kranot, Juliette Viger, Marine Duchet
Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot
Sofie Birch, Thomas Ahlmark
We’re on the outskirts of a city – whether of the past or future is irrelevant. Despite the freezing cold a crowd of onlookers is slowly gathering. There’s a strange calm. Snow is falling silently, only the crows can be heard. What is there to see? What does it have to do with me? Michelle and Uri Kranot and a big team have explored the possibilities of Virtual Reality in this immersive project, for the disturbing theme “called for a form that involved the audience more”.

Nadja Rademacher

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.

Password: Fajara

Documentary Film
France,
Spain
2017
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Patricia Sánchez Mora, Séverine Sajous
Séverine Sajous, Patricia Sánchez Mora
Chris Blakey
Séverine Sajous
Patricia Sánchez Mora
Óscar Santamaria
Patricia Sánchez, Séverine Sajous
Chris Blakey
Abstract phantoms of trucks cross the screen – we see them moving as bands of light across the top edge the frame. Infrared images of the Jungle near Calais. This is where refugees are waiting in the hope of reaching Great Britain through the Eurotunnel one day. “Fajara” is the Arab word for explosion. But in the Jungle it was a word for: getting through, making it to the other side, arriving. The images become abstract, semantics dissolve. A haunting film about the phantoms of meaning (of words).

Lukas Stern

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.

The Bird and US

Documentary Film
France
2016
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Margaux Juvénal
Félix Rehm
Axel Nouveau, Géry Petit
Félix Rehm
Merlin Andreae, Lucas Marchina
Romain Ozanne
Following a customs dispute in 1928, Constantin Brâncuşi’s “L’Oiseau dans l’espace” was the first abstract sculpture to be legally accorded the status of artwork. Félix Rehm brilliantly reopens the case – in all its philosophical depth and with all its absurdities. Set to a poetic sound and noise composition, scenes from historic educational films and documentary recordings offer an image of the times and contemplations on the polymorphic variety of birds in space.

André Eckardt

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.

Big Bunny Again?

Animadoc
France
2016
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jean-Christophe Soulageon (Les Films Sauvages)
Émilie Pigeard
Jean-Marc Fort, Émilie Pigeard
Émilie Pigeard, Arnaud Viémont
Émilie Pigeard
Émilie Pigeard
Henri D’Armancourt, Agathe Courtin, Julien Ngo Trong, Manuel Vidal
Grandfather shoots his five-year-old granddaughter’s favourite rabbit. A childhood trauma that can only be compensated for by a new animal: a dog with rabbit ears. Ugly, everyone says – but the most brilliant companion imaginable. Until the girl grows up. In what may be the fastest coming of age story ever, Émilie Pigeard digs up a chapter of her life to take us straight into the realm of children’s fantasies with her colourful scribbled images.

Lars Meyer


Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award

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.

My Daughter Nora

Documentary Film
Belgium,
France
2016
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Julie Frères
Jasna Krajinovic
Guillaume Vandenberghe
Marie-Hélène Mora
Quentin Jacques
It’s an achievement in itself: telling the drama of a whole generation, a family and a mother, in 15 minutes. Nora writes a letter of farewell to the world of hedonism and, like many young Muslims in Belgium, moves to Syria to join the Jihad – leaving behind desperate parents who wonder what went wrong. They have nothing left but the hope that Nora and the many others will return home safely. But not everyone is that lucky.

Matthias Heeder


Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award

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.

Silence

Animated Film
France
2015
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
La Poudrière
Emma Carré
Mélanie Braux
Titouan Bordeau, Emma Carré, Anne-Louise Erambert
Loïc Burkhardt
A chance encounter in the street becomes a constant silent companion. The friendly white man who gradually and inexorably wraps Fred’s life in cotton wool keeps growing and growing. Emma Carré’s hand-drawn animation quietly turns into a distressing physical cinema experience which creates a remarkably tangible sense of the significance of hearing.

André Eckardt


Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award

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.

The Fullness of Time (Romance)

Documentary Film
Belgium,
France
2016
14 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nicolas Rincon Gille
Manon Coubia
Nicolas Rincon Gille
Manon Coubia
Aline Huber
One September morning in 1957 a mountaineer sets out with a friend to climb Mont Blanc and dies in the eternal ice. His young wife sleepily stays behind among the folds of her duvet. All her life she’ll wait for the glacier to give him up again. Manon Coubia portrays this almost classical love tragedy in which time stops, at least for the lost body, in a clear and symbolic visual language as a film triptych somewhere between stagnation and movement.

Lars Meyer

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.