Film Archive

Sections (Film Archive)

Flesh

Animated Film
Brazil,
Spain
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

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.

Matilda

Animated Film
Belgium,
France,
Spain
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
Spain
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

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.