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Homage Brothers Quay
De Artificiali Perspectiva or Anamorphosis Brothers Quay

At the time when the world was discovered, anamorphosis formed a counterpoint to natural representation in Renaissance painting.

UK

GB
1991

De Artificiali Perspectiva or Anamorphosis

Animated Film
UK
1991
14 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Atelier Koninck QbfZ
Brothers Quay
Leszek Jankowski
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay, Roger Cardinal
Larry Sider, Colin Martin
Witold Schejbal
Brothers Quay
At the time when the world was discovered, anamorphosis formed a counterpoint to natural representation in Renaissance painting. Forms are undistorted and decoded into a meaningful image only from a certain perspective. A captivating filmic exploration of a phenomenon that, like animation, reveals a different reality by deceiving the eye.

André Eckardt

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.

Home Stories

Experimental Film
Germany
1990
6 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Matthias Müller, Dirk Schaefer
Dirk Schaefer
Matthias Müller
Matthias Müller, Dirk Schaefer
Dirk Schaefer
A woman alone at home at night. Something startles her. Disappointed hope. The montage of similar shots from classic Hollywood melodramas dissects cinema down to its symbolic core. At the same time it intensifies the nightmarish situation of the different female protagonists by isolation created in the editing and by obsessive repetition. Lights on, door open – darkness.

André Eckardt

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.

Homage Brothers Quay
In Absentia Brothers Quay

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.

UK

GB
2000

In Absentia

Animated Film
UK
2000
20 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Atelier Koninck QbfZ, BBC, Pipeline Films!
Brothers Quay
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Marlene Kaminsky
The Prinzhorn Collection contains two closely written pages of imploring repetitions of words by a woman who was undergoing psychiatric treatment in the 1910s. Her pain-driven state of mind “materialises” in the film in convulsive writing movements, in the black graphite of the pen and in animated shapes of light set to the surging sounds of Karlheinz Stockhausen.

André Eckardt

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.

Homage Brothers Quay
Inventorium of Traces: Jan Potocki at Łańcut Castle Brothers Quay

Visitor groups in museum slippers shuffle through the Baroque castle of Łańcut. The strange intruders are observed by the former masters of the castle from their oil paintings.

Inventorium of Traces: Jan Potocki at Łańcut Castle

Animated Film
Poland
2009
23 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Serafiński Studio Sp.
Brothers Quay
Małgorzata Sady
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Visitor groups in museum slippers shuffle through the Baroque castle of Łańcut near the Ukrainian border. The strange intruders are observed by the former masters of the castle from their oil paintings and by the inconspicuous wooden steps and chair legs – modest witnesses, never queried, who remember the dramatic history of the place.

André Eckardt

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.

Maska

Animated Film
Poland,
UK
2010
24 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Se-ma-for Film Production, Polish Cultural Institute
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Janusz Czubak
Brothers Quay
The king watches the creation of his android through the eye of a window. The “thing” discovers itself as a female, sentient being, but recognises that it is only a perfectly programmed seduction machine for court intrigues. To accompany Stanislav Lem’s tale, the Brothers Quay develop stylised stages that end in nothingness. They are populated by puppets who communicate – with glances of deception.

André Eckardt

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.

Homage Brothers Quay
Pearls of the Deep – Segment: At the World Cafeteria Věra Chytilová

Based on Bohumil Hrabal’s short stories, “Pearls of the Deep”, an eponymous omnibus film was produced in 1966 and became a manifesto of the Czech New Wave.

Pearls of the Deep – Segment: At the World Cafeteria

Feature Film
ČSSR
1966
22 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Filmové studio Barrandov
Věra Chytilová
Jan Klusák
Jaroslav Kučera
Jiřina Lukešová, Miroslav Hájek
Věra Chytilová
Blažej Bernard
Věra Mrázková, Vladimír Boudník, Alžběta Laštovková, Václav Chochola, Jan Vala, Aleš Košnar, Bohumil Hrabal
Based on Bohumil Hrabal’s collection of short stories, “Pearls of the Deep”, an eponymous omnibus film was produced in 1966 and became a manifesto of the Czech New Wave. Věra Chytilová adapted one of the stories, which begins in the “World” cafeteria with a drunken wedding and a young woman’s suicide. Starting in half-documentary neon light, the film increasingly takes on somnambulistic characteristics.

André Eckardt

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.

Rhythm of a City

Documentary Film
Sweden
1947
18 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
AB Svensk Filmindustri, Stockholms stad, Svenska Institutet, Svenska Turisttrafikförbundet
Arne Sucksdorff
Stig Rybrant
Arne Sucksdorff
Arne Sucksdorff
Arne Sucksdorff
The works of the Swedish film poet Arne Sucksdorff captivate us by their precise observation, the subtle combination of documentary and fiction, their experimental photography and the rhythm of the images. His Academy Award winning symphony about Stockholm tells of a hot summer’s day – symbolical, from unusual camera angles and with playful echoes of film noir.

André Eckardt

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.

Splinters

Animated Film
Poland
1984
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Studio Filmów Animowanych w Krakowie
Jerzy Kucia
Marek Wilczyński
Andrzej Jeziorek, Marek Norek
Jerzy Kucia
Jerzy Kucia
Jerzy Kucia, Ewa Gołogórska
Jerzy Kucia
“Splinters” gropes its way through darkness and a sound collage in which there are flashes of hard to classify scenes. Splinters from the past invade a woman’s domestic life. Through intense photographic and graphic treatment of the film’s images, Jerzy Kucia precisely documents the inner world of emotions and a human life in his animation.

André Eckardt

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.

Homage Brothers Quay
Stille Nacht III: Tales from Vienna Woods Brothers Quay

The observation of a mechanical theatre of dreams, a strange ritual between a bodiless hand, a spoon and a deer turned into a table.

Stille Nacht III: Tales from Vienna Woods

Animated Film
UK
1992
4 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Atelier Koninck QbfZ
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Sounds of unknown origin appear in the white noise of radio waves, incomprehensible and yet moving. A shot rings out in a seemingly forgotten archive, half chamber, half forest. The filmic observation of a mechanical theatre of dreams, a strange ritual between a bodiless hand, a spoon and a deer turned into a table in suspension.

André Eckardt

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.

Homage Brothers Quay
Stille Nacht IV: Can’t Go Wrong Without You Brothers Quay

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.

Stille Nacht IV: Can’t Go Wrong Without You

Animated Film
UK
1993
4 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Atelier Koninck QbfZ
Brothers Quay
His Name is Alive
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Shot in the aesthetics of the silent film era, this animated music video for the U.S. band “His Name Is Alive” weaves many icons of surrealism into a dark psychological, very physical incident. 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.

André Eckardt

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.

Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum)

Animated Film
UK,
USA
2011
32 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
PRO BONO films, Atelier Koninck QbfZ
Brothers Quay
Timothy Nelson
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay, David Spolum
Derek Jacobi
Brothers Quay
As students, the Brothers Quay visited the Mütter Museum with their drawing class – an extremely memorable experience. In the semi-dark, a world of things between science, art and life stories opened up. Forty years later, they put the focus on selected objects from the medical collection in Philadelphia.

André Eckardt

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.