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A Free Man

Documentary Film
Germany,
Japan
2017
75 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Andreas Hartmann
Andreas Hartmann
Andreas Hartmann
Andreas Hartmann
Andreas Hartmann
Florian Marquardt
A young man deliberately chooses to live on the streets. After Kei tried and dropped out of university and military service he finds his happiness in turning his back on his performance-oriented society. He sleeps under bridges, meets new people in the streets and devotes all his time to his passions – classical music and military games. It’s doubtful whether he can keep up this lifestyle, because reality always catches up with him. The film follows this freedom-loving dreamer who is completely carried away by his outsider’s role with an almost meditative calm and breathtaking music.

Kim Busch

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.

Escaping Realities
Hobbyhorse Revolution Selma Vilhunen

Mariam aka Aisku is a prize winning athlete. She sacrifices a lot for her sport and she takes the risk of being laughed at. She specialises in hobbyhorsing.

Hobbyhorse Revolution

Documentary Film
Finland
2017
90 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Elli Toivoniemi, Venla Hellstedt
Selma Vilhunen
Henrik Oja
Sari Aaltonen, Selma Vilhunen
Okku Nuutilainen
Selma Vilhunen, Okku Nuutilainen
Christoffer Demby
Mariam aka Aisku is a prize winning athlete. She sacrifices a lot for her sport, where she performs at championship level, and she takes the risk of being laughed at. She specialises in hobbyhorsing. Aisku also works as a coach. One of her charges, Elsa, reveals quite openly how this unusual hobby helps her cope with difficult times. Many other young women and girls like her demonstrate in this film that hobbyhorsing is not a children’s game but a means to recharge one’s batteries, gain recognition and experience the feeling of belonging. “Respect to the hobbyhorses!”

Kim Busch

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.

Escaping Realities
I Was a Winner Jonas Odell

An armed warrior is running through a lonely forest. There used to be more of his kind here – more adventurers, more gamers.

2016

I Was a Winner

Animadoc
Sweden
2016
14 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Johan Edström
Jonas Odell
Niklas Lundgren
Jonas Odell, Richard Dinter
Frippe Jonsater
An armed warrior is running through a lonely forest. There used to be more of his kind here – more adventurers, more gamers. He and other players in an online role-playing game reflect on the times when it was more important to them than anything else. The outside world couldn’t reach them – relationships and families happened in the game, if at all. The protagonists, represented by their former avatars here, had to learn the painful way that fun had turned into a burden and then into addiction. In his animadoc film the director shows how hard it can be to log out of a virtual reality and return to the real world.


Kim Busch

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.

Escaping Realities
Martin Cries Jonathan Vinel

Martin trashes his room. Then he runs screaming through the deserted streets. No, not the streets are deserted, just Martin. So he keeps trashing.

Martin Cries

Animated Film
France
2017
16 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Aka Productions
Jonathan Vinel
Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel
Lucas Doméjean
Martin trashes his room. Then he runs screaming through the deserted streets. No, not the streets are deserted, just Martin. So he keeps trashing. He has fist fights with passers-by and the police, shoots at wind turbines and crashes other people’s luxury cars. Martin has lost his three best friends and vents his pain in unrestrained grief, rage and desperation. He just keeps crying and running and raging and fleeing. All of this happens in the world of “Grand Theft Auto V”, an open world game whose strong graphics and endless possibilities provide powerful visualisations of this explosive emotional chaos.

Kim Busch

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.

Escaping Realities
Morning Cowboy Fernando Pomares

A cowboy and a female astronaut meet in a bar … It starts like a joke but turns out to be the story of a man who hopes to get more out of life than just ordinary routine.

Morning Cowboy

Animated Film
Spain
2016
15 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Alèxia Bas
Fernando Pomares
Jimmie Rodgers
Fernando Pomares
Elena Pomares
Fernando Pomares
Enrique G. Bermejo
A cowboy and a female astronaut meet in a bar … It starts like a joke but turns out to be the story of a man who hopes to get more out of life than just ordinary routine. An unimposing office clerk is looking for a new reality in the cowboy life – a sheriff’s star instead of a tie, a horse instead of a crowded public service bus, a wooden cabin in the prairie instead of endless skyscraper canyons. After some initial difficulties it becomes clear that this is the only life for him. Childhood dreams come true in the light, dreamy pencil sketches of this animation. A final farewell to the daily grind: Yee-haw!

Kim Busch

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.

The World Is Mine

Documentary Film
Israel
2017
68 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ann Oren, Motomi Haruyama, Dafne Narvaez Berlfein
Ann Oren
Manuela Schininá
Hiroki Iwai
Isabell Spengler
Vraja Parra
Ann Oren
Manuela Schininá
Hatsune Miku is a musical phenomenon that inspires the masses. Her lyrics hit the fans right in the heart, her style inspires the multitudes and her merchandising is out of this world. What makes her so special? She’s not a human being but a synthesizer software incorporated in an animated character whose music is always fan art. M, the protagonist of this film and a cosplayer incorporating Hatsune Miku, delves into a fairytale world – and fairytales, they say here, “are full of fraud”. M meets sworn members of the Miku cult, encounters a generous helping of Japanese popular culture, and herself.

Kim Busch

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.