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Jürgen Böttcher zum 85. Geburtstag

Documentary Film
Germany
2016
14 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Andrea Wohlfeil, Peter Badel
Carola Sultan Bauermeister, Johanna Ickert
Michel Links
Carola Sultan Bauermeister
Peter Badel
Chris Miera, Zsolt Magyari

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.

Rogério Duarte, the Tropikaoslist

Documentary Film
Brazil
2016
89 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
VPC Cinema Vídeo
José Walter Lima
Rogério Duarte
Pedro Semanovschi
Bau Carvalho
Caó Cruz Alves
José Walter Lima, Roberto Torres
Nicolas Hallet
Rogério Duarte (1939–2016) was a Brazilian graphic designer, typographer, musician and poet. He saw himself as a popular avant-garde artist, both the tribune of Brazilian underground in film, music and painting and a folk artist. As a contemporary and companion of Glauber Rocha, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso he helped found the Tropicalism movement in the 1960s, though he later turned heretic because he refused to forgive the movement’s commercial sell-out.

José Walter Lima’s film portrait is an admiring homage to a natural born independent who practiced his art out of a deep, almost cosmic-religious attitude to life and the world. At one point the director elicits this credo from his protagonist: “Art is not a profession. Art is an approach. It is a way for you to approach things.”

Ralph Eue

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.