Film Archive

Jahr

Countries (Film Archive)

Kids DOK 2020
Media Name: 8c3c9530-475c-40f3-8898-f989cc36c6b9.jpg
Der kleine Vogel und die Bienen Lena von Döhren
What’s this? The little bird wonders about its buzzing neighbour and stumbles after the bee across the meadows. But watch out, the fox is already lurking behind a tree!
Media Name: 8c3c9530-475c-40f3-8898-f989cc36c6b9.jpg

Der kleine Vogel und die Bienen

Der kleine Vogel und die Bienen
Lena von Döhren
Kids DOK 2020
Animated Film
Switzerland
2020
4 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Lena von Döhren
Gerd Gockell
SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Georg Gruber
Lena von Döhren
Lena von Döhren
Fee Liechti
Martin Waespe
Lena von Döhren

It’s spring and the little bird discovers the first leaves on his tree. Already the buds open and the bee comes buzzing. Curious, the little bird stumbles after it and almost overlooks the fox who is growling hungrily again. After the farting caterpillar last year, the bird can now be happy about a new companion.

#
Witty
Media Name: 25995f60-0bae-4810-94a1-5ef646a036c9.jpg

Fulesee

Fulesee
Christina Benz
International Competition Short Film 2020
Animated Film
Switzerland
2019
4 minutes
Swiss German
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Christina Benz
Marco Leisi
Gabriela Bloch Steinmann
Christina Benz
Patric Marino
Christina Benz
Christina Benz
Christine Rüfenacht
Christof Steinmann
Oli Kuster
Christina Benz
Marco Leisi

Trailer DOK Leipzig Logo

With darkness comes fear, and with fear the light disappears. During a dive together, sunken memories rise in “him”. And just like the process of sedimentation, when the lake “rots”, the open water becomes a swamp. Growing anxiety accelerates the breath to the rhythm of the increasingly intense lyrical language. Meanwhile the power of the vortices and expressive Swiss-German tone serve to tint and shape this captivatingly graphical sand animation.

André Eckardt
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
#
Small Worlds, Big People
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Sense and Being
Download Film Details PDF
Re-Visions 2020
Media Name: 05157710-9261-4de9-856f-433375b42230.png
Grüezi Jonas Raeber
A plaid man, a friendly hello, a praise of travelling to the South – followed by an animated escalation of everything that long needed to be said.
Media Name: 05157710-9261-4de9-856f-433375b42230.png

Grüezi

Grüezi
Jonas Raeber
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
Switzerland
1995
3 minutes
Swiss German
subtitles: 
German

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Jonas Raeber
Jonas Raeber
SWAMP Animation Luzern
Jonas Raeber
Jonas Raeber
Daniel Bühler
Jonas Raeber

A short yes and a long but. A man in a plaid shirt says a friendly hello and rhapsodizes about travelling to southern countries. But when he returns, he finds those southern foreigners have been swept, yes, into Switzerland. That’s not good. Not good at all! Every sentence fires up the next. The longer his hate-rant lasts, the redder and madder the otherwise friendly plaid man grows.

Ralph Eue
#
State of the World
Kids DOK 2020
Media Name: d5cc04bd-8944-4e55-8c3b-24497d293b92.jpg
Souvenir Paloma Canonica, Cristina Vilches Estella
Father and daughter climb up high, glide through water, travel over land, fly through the air and into space. A film about collecting souvenirs.
Media Name: d5cc04bd-8944-4e55-8c3b-24497d293b92.jpg

Souvenir

Souvenir
Paloma Canonica, Cristina Vilches Estella
Kids DOK 2020
Animated Film
Spain,
Switzerland
2020
14 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Paloma Canonica
Cristina Vilches Estella
Cristina Vilches Estella
Paloma Canonica
Vanesa Toca
Cristina Vilches Estella
Sofía Oriana Infante
Cristina Vilches Estella
Eric Martín Álvarez
Paloma Canonica
Cristina Vilches Estella
Cristina Vilches Estella
Alicia Bayona Casas
Paloma Canonica
Alicia Bayona Casas
Cristina Vilches Estella
Paloma Canonica
Vanesa Toca

Trailer DOK Leipzig Logo

The day begins for father and daughter. They climb beyond their treehouse, glide over and under water, cross blooming landscapes, travel through the air and fly on into space. By ship, bicycle, balloon or on foot. A film about travelling, collecting souvenirs in passing and the question of what’s left at the end of a life.

#
Poetry and Crossing Boundaries
Media Name: 8986de6e-bbee-46eb-ab90-f497cb630a44.jpg

Their Algeria

Leur Algérie
Lina Soualem
International Competition 2020
Documentary Film
Algeria,
France,
Switzerland,
Qatar
2020
70 minutes
Arabic,
French
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Lina Soualem
Marie Balducchi
Karima Chouikh
Palmyre Badinier
Anna Berthollet
Gladys Joujou
Julie Tribout
Rémi Durel
Julie Rhône
Anna Berthollet

Trailer DOK Leipzig Logo

After 62 years of marriage Aïcha Soualem is on her own again. Mabrouk, whom she has left, is nevertheless supplied by her daily with food and sugar cubes. Director Lina Soualem is interested in the relationship between her grandparents, who, as the last remaining Algerians in Thiers, France, look back on an eventful past. An empathic investigation all the way back to their native village of Laaouamer which leaves room for ambiguous emotions.

“Soualem” is the password which not only enables Lina Soualem to unlock the tiny, snow-covered village full of cousins in Algeria, which her grandparents left a long time ago. In a sense, “Soualem” is also the title of this gentle investigation of a granddaughter. And Laaouamer, that little place in Algeria, is only the final destination of a long journey which may be narrated via geographical coordinates but interweaves them closely with biographical and emotional ones. Aïcha and Mabrouk rarely talk about themselves. Instead, self-affixed wall badges speak: “The world’s best mom lives here” or “Welcome to the world’s best grandma’s”. To learn more about the couple, whose lives were shaped by French colonialism, Lina Soualem uses private photos and videos. Her investigation is full of love: persistent, but never prying.
Carolin Weidner
Nominated for Prize of the Interreligious Jury, FIPRESCI Prize
#
Family Ties
Rural vs. Urban
Love/Without Love
Small Worlds, Big People
Download Film Details PDF