63rd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
26 October to 1 November 2020
Leipziger Dok-Filmwochen GmbH
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The London rapper Melanin 9 is a highly critical observer of how the British hip-hop scene reaffirms media stereotypes.
What does Manchester in 2017 have in common with the Russian revolution? Friedrich Engels. His theories form the starting point for reflections on the state of contemporary Great Britain.
The luxury real estate project in London goes three floors deep underground. The neighbours imagine perverted orgies and apocalyptic scenes.
A few kilometres underground our flashlights are the only source of light. About thirty years ago, at a place with seemingly impossible living conditions, scientists discovered a hidden ecosystem...
At the time when the world was discovered, anamorphosis formed a counterpoint to natural representation in Renaissance painting.
Sheep in front of barbed wire, cared for by a young man who is serving a long sentence in a Northern Irish prison for violent crimes. A look into a touching and poetic world in-between.
The pain-driven state of mind of a woman who was undergoing psychiatric treatment. Convulsive writing movements, black graphite and surging sounds of Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Jakob enters the Benjamenta siblings’ servants’ school. The protagonist of Robert Walser’s novel “Jakob von Gunten” becomes an observer of a place that lies still and dreams.
A housing project in Rotterdam comes up against cultural limits. A flight through a 3D design illustrates how the architectural concept borrows from Arab urban architecture.
The king watches the creation of his android through the eye of a window. The “thing” discovers itself as a female, sentient being.
Once again, Werner Herzog goes on a journey to make an intimate film not only about a friend but about himself – a curious dreamer and indefatigable nomad.
A lesbian relationship and the playful exploration of the dynamics between the presentation and representation of female role patterns on film and in reality.
A disastrous fire in a London residential tower block. A director discovers that there is a difference between seeing yourself as a filmmaker or as a media representative and news supplier.
The observation of a mechanical theatre of dreams, a strange ritual between a bodiless hand, a spoon and a deer turned into a table.
While Alice is trying to escape from the physical world, the rabbit nibbles at the skin wings of the anatomical angel and defends an egg in a bird’s cage against the devil.