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Flesh

Animated Film
2019
12 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Chelo Loureiro, Livia Perez
Camila Kater
Sofia Oriana Infante, Julia Teles
Samuel Mariani
Samuel Mariani
Camila Kater, Giovana Affonso, Flavia Godoy, Cassandra Reis, Leila Monsegur
Camila Kater, Ana Julia Carvalheiro
Xabier Ferreiro, Julia Teles, Luis Felipe Labaki
An animated documentary in five chapters by and about five female personalities. In the leading roles are their own physicality and a multi-perspective view of femininity. Because origin, environment and socialisation – with their occasionally perverted and compulsive side-effects – have a weight of their own. These autobiographical reflections gain depth of focus and impact through the choice of different haptic animation techniques. Vivid, haunting, beautiful.

Nadja Rademacher

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Matilda

Animated Film
2018
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Arnaud Demuynck
Irene Iborra Rizo, Eduard Puertas Anfruns
Karim Bagili
Anna Molins
Irene Iborra Rizo
Nuria Robles, Edu Puertas, Irene Iborra Rizo
Irene Iborra Rizo
Philippe Fontaine
At night, when little Matilda’s room gets dark, the great adventures begin: Who wants to sleep when there’s so much to discover by torch light in the room? In the play of light and shadow, she sees her toys from a very different angle. This puppet animation shows how Matilda overcomes her fear of the dark and gives free rein to her creativity.

Marie-Thérèse Antony

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.

International Programme
This Film Is About Me Alexis Delgado Búrdalo

Who is Renata? A charismatic woman behind bars, the femme fatale of a film noir? A lesson about the limits of the depictability of human nature and its secrets.

This Film Is About Me

Documentary Film
2019
61 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
José Alayón, Alexis Delgado Búrdalo, Irene Borrego, Luis Renart
Alexis Delgado Búrdalo
Alexis Delgado Búrdalo
Manuel Muños Rivas
Alexis Delgado Búrdalo
Francesco Lucarelli
“Who has no house now will not build him one. Who is alone now will be long alone, will waken, read, and write long letters and through the barren pathways up and down restlessly wander when dead leaves are blown.” Renata’s story begins with a recital of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem “Autumn Day”. Even in this first shot it’s hard to ignore her charisma and the mental cinema begins when the film arrives at the prison. Who is she? What did she do? Did she kill someone? Why? Does she repent? Renata seems too much like the femme fatale of a classic film noir and her restlessness and forlornness are already reflected in the poet’s verses.

In conversations with the director and flirtatious, direct looks into the camera, Renata almost seems to want to be perceived like a film character. Bit by bit, we learn more about this woman and her personality, and about her counterpart who asks the questions. It is a double portrait of the filmmaker and his protagonist, even though the latter will probably never be captured entirely. A lesson about the limits of the depictability of human nature, its games and secrets.

Frederik Lang

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A Mythology of Pleasure

Documentary Film
2017
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Lara Rodríguez Cruz, Jule Katinka Cramer, Ute Dilger (KHM – Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln)
Lara Rodríguez Cruz
Lennart Saathoff
Jule Katinka Cramer
Arturo Peña
Lara Rodríguez Cruz, Jule Katinka Cramer
Paul Große-Schönepauck
Really, there used to be a lot more action back then! And even more before that. And at the beginning of time? One dares not imagine what was happening then. Filmmaker Lara Rodríguez Cruz and her camerawoman and co-writer Jule Katinka Cramer have imagined it anyway, and done so in the brightest colours and finest words. It’s a matter of speculation whether our Lord Almighty, had he known how much fun his heathen ancestors had at work, would have been just a tiny bit envious.

Ralph Eue

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Retrospective
BiBiCi Story Carlos Durán

Eight lessons in a language course, including: various forms of political oppression, sexual freedom, Vietnam and a cinephiliac homage.

BiBiCi Story

Documentary Film
1969
8 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Carlos Durán
Ricardo Bofill
Eight lessons in a language course, including: various forms of political oppression, sexual freedom, Vietnam and a cinephiliac homage.

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.

Decorado

Animated Film
2016
12 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Iván Miñambres, Nicolas Schmerkin
Alberto Vázquez
Víctor García
Khris Cembe, Pamela Poltronieri, Roc Espinet
David Rodríguez
Arnold occasionally wonders whether the world he lives in is really real and whether his life is really his. But in this pitch-black comedy, no one but Arnold seems to notice that existence is played out in episodes, infiltrated by product placement and interrupted by cliff hangers. What if the world is just a stage setting?

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.

International Programme
Good Morning Spain Sara Pisos, Carlos Reyes, Irati Cano Alkain, María Barceló

The choreographed glorification of the past by a group of former Foreign Legionnaires in Catalonia who neatly dig their own hole with their talk.

Good Morning Spain

Documentary Film
2017
29 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
UAB - Master's Degree in Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary Making
Sara Pisos, Carlos Reyes, Irati Cano Alkain, María Barceló
Sara Pisos, Carlos Reyes, María Barceló
Diana Toucedo
Irati Cano Alkain
A group of former Spanish Foreign Legionnaires meet every week in a Barcelona suburb to parade and exercise and remember the good old days. In view of this excessive display of pride and patriotism the film crew concentrate on a few clear issues, small gestures and nuances – thus revealing much about the protagonists’ nostalgia for a heroic yesterday, much preferred to the unpleasantly complex and diverse today.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann

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Las del diente

Animated Film
2018
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ana Pérez López
Ana Pérez López
Paola Escobar
Ana Pérez López
Ana Pérez López
Ana Pérez López
Ana Pérez López
Laura Sofia Pérez
Nowadays, wanting to have children is tricky. Do I want children? And if so, when? Reproductive medicine even allows us to choose the “right” time. Have a career first and postpone the decision, thanks to social freezing? Three women over thirty ponder the female body and find warm words for their uterus, accompanied by Flamenco music – the pulse of life.

Annina Wettstein

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Ojo Guareña

Documentary Film
2018
55 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Andrea Cinel
Edurne Rubio
Charo Calvo
Edurne Rubio, Sergi Gras, Alvaro Alonso de Armiño
Jan De Coster
Edurne Rubio
Hugo Fernandez, David Elchardus
There is a giant cave system with impressive subterranean rock galleries, lakes and crawls in Cantabria in northern Spain. Edurne Rubio responds to this place in truly cinematographic, sensual dimensions. She relies on the voices of the speleologists she accompanies and the light of their headlamps as she advances curiously into the unknown. In the great and impenetrable darkness she relies on distant dancing dots of light, light cones sliding tentatively over rock formations and the sounds of dripping that give the caves acoustic contours. Delicate, restless threads and pearls of water shine like silver on the walls and form an incredible starry sky deep underground. While Neil Armstrong saw only his own footprints on the moon in 1969, the young speleologists in Ojo Guareña come across 17,000 year old footprints – speleology is a journey through space and time after all. And the branching subterranean spaces also play an important role in their own biographies, the voices of the explorers of the deep report. If eyes (“ojos”) are the windows to the soul, this place revealed the human abyss of Spain’s recent history to them and at the same time offered them a refuge from a repressive life and a place to dream of the future.

André Eckardt

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Next Masters Wettbewerb
The Sleeping Land José Bautista, Alfons Rodríguez

This journey with the Trans-Siberian sounds like a concept album, a driving, sometimes raw mixture of sounds and songs, carried by a frozen soil and those who walk on it.

The Sleeping Land

Documentary Film
2017
64 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
José Bautista, Alfons Rodríguez
José Bautista, Alfons Rodríguez
José Bautista
Alfons Rodríguez
José Bautista
José Bautista, Alfons Rodríguez
José Bautista
This land can be heard before it is seen, approaching by taps and hums, announcing itself in harsh rhythms and tinny sounds. A journey with the Trans-Siberian Railway, a distance of 10,000 kilometres, is also a musical one. The passengers meet singing women who dream of living in Manhattan, sharing their secrets with Demi Moore and acting in a Tarkovsky film. They meet a guitar player with a mouth full of gold teeth who believes that he sees a light behind his feverish delirium. The images are colourless but very close, faces are there to be explored, colours and patterns of the iris, lips, teeth, the texture of skin. What is the meaning of calm? Everybody has a different answer to this question. At the same time the film itself refuses to calm down, does not permit itself any rest. It doesn’t rush either but rather surrenders to a groove that takes it from city to city where it meets the local artists, musicians and failures. “The Sleeping Land” is a jam session taking us through a frozen but far from paralysed Russia.

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.

3 Stolen Cameras

Documentary Film
2017
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
RåFILM Filmmakers Collective, Equipe Media
RåFILM Filmmakers Collective, Equipe Media
Mariem Hassan
RåFILM Filmmakers Collective, Equipe Media
RåFILM Filmmakers Collective, Equipe Media
David Gülich
We don’t see or hear much coming out of Western Sahara. The region was annexed by Morocco in 1979 and the Moroccan occupiers were able to impose an almost complete media blockade since then. For years, activists of the Equipe Media group have been the only ones who covertly film rallies, police brutality and human rights violations and smuggle the material abroad, while they themselves frequently get in the line of fire of the occupation forces.

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.

Memory of the Land

Animated Film
2017
13 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Samira Badran, Jaume Serra
Samira Badran
Lucas Ariel Vallejos
Oriol Martín Gual
Oriol Martín Gual
Oriol Martín Gual, Pol Cayuela Rull, Alex Guitart
Samira Badran, Oriol Martín Gual
Lucas Ariel Vallejos
In this collage film, the Palestinian artist Samira Badran demonstrates vividly what it means to be confronted by an Israeli checkpoint. A breathtaking accumulation of chains of command, claustrophobic architecture, constant surveillance and the guards’ arbitrariness demonstrates how structural and physical violence combine to become a spiral of aggression. A disconcerting animation, oppressive in its abstraction.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann

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Escaping Realities
Morning Cowboy Fernando Pomares

A cowboy and a female astronaut meet in a bar … It starts like a joke but turns out to be the story of a man who hopes to get more out of life than just ordinary routine.

Morning Cowboy

Animated Film
2016
15 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Alèxia Bas
Fernando Pomares
Jimmie Rodgers
Fernando Pomares
Elena Pomares
Fernando Pomares
Enrique G. Bermejo
A cowboy and a female astronaut meet in a bar … It starts like a joke but turns out to be the story of a man who hopes to get more out of life than just ordinary routine. An unimposing office clerk is looking for a new reality in the cowboy life – a sheriff’s star instead of a tie, a horse instead of a crowded public service bus, a wooden cabin in the prairie instead of endless skyscraper canyons. After some initial difficulties it becomes clear that this is the only life for him. Childhood dreams come true in the light, dreamy pencil sketches of this animation. A final farewell to the daily grind: Yee-haw!

Kim Busch

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Password: Fajara

Documentary Film
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

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The Other Side of the Wall

Documentary Film
2017
68 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
María Nova López, Emiliano Altuna, Carlos Rossini, Tatiana García
Pau Ortiz
Daniel Hidalgo
María Nova López
Frank Gutiérrez, Pau Ortiz
Carlo Massarelli
Sometimes 13-year-old Rocío suddenly becomes an adult woman worried about the future. This is mostly due to the fact that, together with her 18-year-old brother Alejandro, she has to take care of two younger siblings while their mother is in prison. It’s been more than two years that the teenagers have been holding the family together. But the extreme situation is wearing them out and they quarrel more and more frequently. The battles they fight are both copies of classic arguments between couples (“I’m the only one who tidies the house here!”) and expressions of their inner conflicts. Both want to be capable of handling difficult situations and “carry their own weight”. But especially pubescent Rocío feels, that “my relationship with myself”, as she puts it, has been less than perfect for a while.

This detailed filmic observation shows a family microcosm marked by overextension, but also by great warmth. Both Rocío and Ale use the conversations on camera as moments of reflection – both analysing their own situation with breathtaking precision and realism. This film is also an emphatic declaration of love by director Paul Ortiz to his young protagonists that will stay with the viewer for a long time.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann


Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award

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Post-Angst
Zepo César Díaz Meléndez

She just wanted to collect firewood. But then this dark sand animation throws the little girl into the cruel abysses of mankind.

Zepo

Animated Film
2014
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
César Díaz Meléndez
César Díaz Meléndez
César Díaz Meléndez
César Díaz Meléndez
César Díaz Meléndez
César Díaz Meléndez
César Díaz Meléndez
César Díaz Meléndez
She just wanted to collect firewood. But then this dark sand animation throws the little girl into the cruel abysses of mankind.

Franziska Bruckner

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