Film Archive

All I Imagine

Documentary Film
Portugal
2017
30 minutes
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Pedro Pinho, Leonor Noivo, Luísa Homem, João Matos, Susana Nobre, Tiago Hespanha (Terratreme Filmes)
Leonor Noivo
Finex
Vasco Viana
João Braz, Joana Góis
Leonor Noivo, André Simões
Rafael Cardoso
Emmy lays out Euro coins in a row: “That separates me from you, see?” There are actually more than a few coins between Emmy and André, two young adults from Alcoitão, a town in the Alcabideche municipality near Lisbon. Leonor Noivo’s direction is striking and highly professional, like many of the works coming from Portugal these days. It’s still a documentary – Noivo witnesses a biographical and emotional in-between state.

Carolin Weidner


Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award

Lemon Tree

Animated Film
Portugal,
UK
2016
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Joana Silva (Royal College of Art)
Joana Silva
Joana Silva
Tim Webb, Joana Silva
Joana Silva
Joana Silva
Alice de Barrau, Mike Wyeld
A biography told by a deserted room. The colour nuances succeed each other like the stages of life, bathing the furniture and plants in the light of memories. The room seems to react organically to time leaps. Experiences of three generations of Joana Silva’s family form the core of the main protagonist, described by the director as an “unknown family member whose body was assembled from fragments of my own.” The smallest objects were animated with a lot of texture.

Nadja Rademacher

On the Side

Documentary Film
Portugal
2015
35 minutes
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Patrícia Faria
Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra
Vasco Viana
Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra
Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra
Ruben Costa
People never talk about money in films. In bad times like the present, however, people’s thoughts and lives change and at some point the films follow. In this brilliantly filmed and edited miniature the residents of a Lisbon suburb never stop talking about money and the rare opportunities to get hold of it: second and third jobs, baking for the neighbourhood, living off your parents, renting to couch surfers … A carnival of survival in crisis.

Grit Lemke

Outside the Oranges Are Blooming

Documentary Film
Portugal,
Serbia
2019
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Nevena Desivojević, Ivan Milosavjević
Nevena Desivojević
Nevena Desivojević, Cristina Haneș
Nevena Desivojević, Francisco Matos Morreira, Pedro Peralta
Dane Vlaisavljević
A lonely, sometimes misty, sometimes sunny mountain region, chants from the church of a dying village, a single man. He restlessly walks through his house, the village, the forest – but doesn’t reveal his secret. Observations from a seemingly insular, rural area in the south of Europe with no less insular people, shaped by their environment. And are the orange trees really blooming outside?

Frederik Lang

Pulse

Documentary Film
Belgium,
Hungary,
Portugal
2015
26 minutes
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Robin Petré, Doc Nomads
Robin Petré
András Emszt
Robin Petré
Robin Petré
María Grazia Goya
Robin Petré
Rudolf Varhegyi, Asia Dér, María Grazia Goya, Kimberly Ivany, Tanya Haurylchyk
When stags are kept in captivity the borderline between autonomy and servitude runs through every single individual animal. The relationship between man’s claim to power and the authentic elegance of the wild beast must be continuously rebalanced. With “Pulse”, Danish filmmaker Robin Petré has produced an entrancingly beautiful work and an astute reflection on the history and present state of this kind of animal husbandry.

Ralph Eue



Silver Dove in the International Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film 2016

The Ashes Remain Warm

Documentary Film
Cape Verde Islands,
Germany,
Portugal
2016
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Christoph Manz, Mónica Martins Nunes
Mónica Martins Nunes
Izandro Fernandes Montrond
Mónica Martins Nunes
Mónica Martins Nunes
Mónica Martins Nunes
Tiago Cutileiro, Mónica Martins Nunes
Pico do Fogo is the name of a volcano on the Cap Verde Islands whose last eruption buried the small community of Chã das Caldeiras under lava. It came like a black flood and covered everything. What’s left is a metre-high blanket of intricate forms from which a few scattered roofs protrude. But the colours are gradually returning – new green as well as the people who refuse to leave the area.

Carolin Weidner



Golden Dove for best short documentary in the International Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film

The Moon the Sun and the Musketeers

Documentary Film
Armenia,
Portugal
2017
20 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Erika Winkler (Doc Nomads, Golden Apricot)
Vahagn Khachatryan
Vahagn Khachatryan, Rajan Kathet
Tigran Baghinyan, Vahagn Khachatryan
Vahagn Khachatryan
Vasco Pimentel, Katherina Harnack
The planted stone tub under the arcade looks beautiful; out in the street someone is trying to start his vehicle. And what’s this, behind that column? The tail of a dog? We see unobtrusive but well-composed images with the people (mostly elderly) blending in – quietly and idiosyncratically. Scratching lottery tickets and chopping wood, drinking coffee and sitting on benches. Until at night the village becomes haunted …

Carolin Weidner