International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
25 October to 31 October 2021
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A Swiss yodelling choir wins a casting show and the mountain farmers become show business superstars – in the middle of haymaking season! A feel-good film with yodel potential.
The island of Makronisos, where Jannis Ritsos, Mikis Theodorakis and others were interned in one of the Greek Junta’s camps. Poems and commands echo from these walls of terror.
The Rigi Mountain is the centre of the world for the Swiss, a place of work and tourism. Precise and poetic, accompanied by a jazzy alpenhorn. A hymn by the grand old man of mountain films.
The Cern particle accelerator, streams of lava on Hawaii, industrial ruins in Detroit, a Hindu ritual of the dead and a techno dance floor: Breathtaking essay about our idea of time.
Nice girls in white, crosses, bibles, purity dances and chastity chests: the links between virginity, politics and war in the US. Bizarre and creepy.
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