Film Archive

Nuit

Documentary Film
Norway,
Sweden
2018
15 minutes
subtitles: 
German
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Ann Aurebekk
Ann Holmgren
Nikolai Aurebekk Handeland, Erik Ljunggren
Ann Holmgren
Ann Holmgren
Erik Ljunggren
Ideas of beauty are subject to cultural norms. The protagonist Nuit has no way of knowing these conventions: She has been blind from birth. The blindness also applies to her awareness of social rules, says the narrator. The result is a very idiosyncratic and uncomfortable portrait of an unkempt woman, filmed in her realm, which confronts us viewers with our viewing habits and aesthetic rules and gives dignity and empowerment to an outcast.

Annina Wettstein

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Rhythm of a City

Documentary Film
Sweden
1947
18 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
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AB Svensk Filmindustri, Stockholms stad, Svenska Institutet, Svenska Turisttrafikförbundet
Arne Sucksdorff
Stig Rybrant
Arne Sucksdorff
Arne Sucksdorff
Arne Sucksdorff
The works of the Swedish film poet Arne Sucksdorff captivate us by their precise observation, the subtle combination of documentary and fiction, their experimental photography and the rhythm of the images. His Academy Award winning symphony about Stockholm tells of a hot summer’s day – symbolical, from unusual camera angles and with playful echoes of film noir.

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.