Film Archive

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117

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1976
19 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Adil Begolli
Besim Sahatçiu
Afrim Spahiu
Mentor Kaçi
Winner of the Grand Prix at the 1978 Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, this is one of the finest examples of ethnographic film from this region and certainly the best ethnographic documentary to come from Kosovo in a long time. Shot in the Kosovar village of Nevokaze, it depicts the traditional lifestyle of an Albanian family numbering 117 members, all living under one roof and in great harmony. Hailed by critics as the “spiritual portrait of the nation” it marked a turning point in Kosovar documentary cinema by introducing high aesthetical values never before seen in Kosovo’s film history.
Veton Nurkollari

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.

1717 Kilometers of Summer 2009

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Croatia,
Serbia,
Slovenia,
Kosovo,
Montenegro
2010
27 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jurij Meden, KINO!
Jurij Meden
Vlado Škafar, Jurij Meden
Jurij Meden
Jurij Meden
A personal summer travelogue through non-personal memories, collective personal ideals, and personal collective collectives. An old, once-upon-a-time country, reborn and undone in the blink of an eye. A youthful, romantic drive through bleak squares, forgotten roads, and reconstructed dreams. A poem.
Kumjana Novakova

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.

Country Focus Ex-Yu
1973 Stefan Ivančić

“On (your) road made of flowers and sun, in a garden of gentle lovers, an eternal song remains …” In the life of a man who cherishes the sun, the garden and this song.

1973

Documentary Film
Serbia
2014
33 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Stefan Ivančić
Stefan Ivančić
Stefan Ivančić
Jelena Maksimović
Luka Bare Barajević
“On (your) road made of flowers and sun, in a garden of gentle lovers, an eternal song remains …” In the life of a man who cherishes the sun, the garden and this song. On the banks of a river. The Danube. A song from the 1970s … from 1973.
Kumjana Novakova

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.

Country Focus Ex-Yu
A Day on the Drina Ines Tanović

In this cinema vérité film without words, the Bosnian director follows an ordinary workers’ day. Their job ultimately shapes the destiny of thousands who are still waiting to bury their loved ones murdered in the last war.

A Day on the Drina

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina
2012
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Alem Babić, Dokument
Ines Tanović
Almir Đikoli
Nijaz Kožljak
Ines Tanović
In this cinema vérité film without words, the Bosnian director follows an ordinary workers’ day. Their job ultimately shapes the destiny of thousands who are still waiting to bury their loved ones murdered in the last war. The author is equally involved and calm and observant, leaving room for contemplation.
Rada Šešić

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.

Alerik

Animated Film
Germany,
North Macedonia
2013
15 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Labina Mitevska, Katrin Böhringer
Vuk Mitevski
Virginie Saint-Martine, Antoine Bellem
Nick Gaster
Teona Strugar Mitevska
Coming from the Balkans, this imaginative animation deals quite philosophically with the war and its impact on young people who were forced to join the army. The director’s choice of textures and colours along with the unusual camera movements and careful sound design create an exquisite visual style.
Rada Šešić

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.

Country Focus Ex-Yu
Attendant Živko Nikolić

Nikolić is one of foremost film artists of Yugoslavia. His connection to Montenegro, its people and traditions, was expressed in many remarkable feature films and short documentaries.

Attendant

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1973
14 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Dunav Film
Živko Nikolić
Klea Harisijadis
Slavko Vukčević
Klea Harisijadis
Živko Nikolić
Kaćo Kovačević, Radivoj Vujić
Nikolić is one of foremost film artists of Yugoslavia. His connection to Montenegro, its people and traditions, was expressed in many remarkable feature films and short documentaries. Without words and with powerful images, this poetic film delves deeply into some lesser known rituals.
Rada Šešić

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.

Country Focus Ex-Yu
Autofocus Boris Poljak

Observing tourists from all over the world who come to his home on the Dalmatian coast, Poljak, known as a DOP in feature as well as documentary films, managed to produce an exciting study.

Autofocus

Documentary Film
Croatia
2013
28 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Damir Čučić, Milva Čučić, Milva film i video
Boris Poljak
Boris Poljak
Damir Čučić
Boris Poljak
Martin Semenčić
Observing tourists from all over the world who come to his home on the Dalmatian coast, Poljak, known as a DOP in feature as well as documentary films, managed to produce an exciting study: with a sharp eye he explores both quaint and serious variations of human behaviour.
Rada Šešić

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.

Gangster of Love

Documentary Film
Croatia
2013
80 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Vanja Jambrović
Nebojša Slijepčević
Augustin Kujundžić Ago
Nebojša Slijepčević
Nebojša Slijepčević, Iva Kraljević
Nebojša Slijepčević, Vanja Jambrović
Vladimir Božić, Milan Čekić
This charming, skillfully directed saga of an old fashioned provincial matchmaker has been tremendously successful in regional cinemas. All the more amazing knowing that even local feature films starring famous actors struggle to get audiences. Locally known as “Gangster”, Croat Nedjeljko Babić is the charismatic protagonist. He helps his countrymen find a partner. Sometimes even Germans and other foreign customers come to him for assistance. But the main character of the film is a Bulgarian single mother whose intensive search is an extremely hard nut to crack for the matchmaker. This funny yet serious, well balanced drama provides an inside look into the typical macho culture of a picturesque Balkan town.
Rada Šešić

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.

Ghetto 59

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina
2014
25 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Amra Bakšić Čamo
Ines Tanović
Mustafa Mustafić
Nijaz Kožljak, Redžinald Šimek
Ines Tanović
An encounter that might make a teenage girl’s dreams come true. Poetic and observant, this short documentary follows the life of refugees having lived in temporary accommodation for twenty years and waiting for something – no longer even knowing what it is. Could a merciful German soul help the Bosnian family?
Rada Šešić

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.

Country Focus Ex-Yu
Her Cinema Love Nejra Latić Hulusić, David-Jan Bronsgeest

The grief of a mother who lost her son to a sniper narrated through the portrait of the operator of a legendary Sarajevo cinema that served as an air-raid shelter during the war.

Her Cinema Love

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina
2011
23 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nejra Latić Hulusić, David-Jan Bronsgeest, Hava Film
Nejra Latić Hulusić, David-Jan Bronsgeest
Samir Bajramović
David-Jan Bronsgeest
Nejra Latić Hulusić
Samir Bajramović
The grief of a mother who lost her son to a sniper narrated through the portrait of the operator of a legendary Sarajevo cinema that served as an air-raid shelter during the war. The film was withdrawn from its world premiere at Sarajevo Film Festival owing to threats. A short documentary that triggers big debates.
Rada Šešić

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.

Country Focus Ex-Yu
Hop Jan Vlatko Filipović

One of those cinematic pearls that do not age. It celebrates man’s work, strength and skill. At the same time, it is an oblique comment on society and the situation of the working class.

Hop Jan

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1967
11 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Goran Ugrin
Vlatko Filipović
Mario Arkus
Đorđe Jolić
Zora Branković
Vlatko Filipović
Dragutin Jelić
One of those cinematic pearls that do not age. It celebrates man’s work, strength and skill. At the same time, it is an oblique comment on society and the situation of the working class. Its impressive camera work with carefully chosen details, its specific rhythm and sound make this film unforgettable.
Rada Šešić

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.

Country Focus Ex-Yu
I'm Mad Ivan Martinac

The idyllic Yugoslav Riviera. A large, empty terrace overlooking the blue Adriatic. A man with a glass of wine. Haunting, riotous voices of the masses end the peace. The mythological, unconditional peace is disturbed.

I'm Mad

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1967
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Kino Klub Split
Ivan Martinac
Ivan Martinac
Ivan Martinac
Ivan Martinac
The idyllic Yugoslav Riviera. A large, empty terrace overlooking the blue Adriatic. A man with a glass of wine. Haunting, riotous voices of the masses end the peace. The mythological, unconditional peace is disturbed. A touch of madness? A smile? And drums. Hunting him or them, heard or not, the drums drum. – He is, or must be, mad.
Kumjana Novakova

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.

Country Focus Ex-Yu
Mirror Luka Bezić

Old cinema creates new cinema in a new context. Stolen old images, someone’s audio track, someone else’s soundscapes – they re-create, reinventing interactions, relations and dialogue in familiar footage.

Mirror

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1987
9 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Kino Klub Split
Luka Bezić
Luka Bezić
Old cinema creates new cinema in a new context. Stolen old images, someone’s audio track, someone else’s soundscapes – they re-create, reinventing interactions, relations and dialogue in familiar footage. Telling new stories. Transforming it back into cinema.
Kumjana Novakova

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.

Country Focus Ex-Yu
Mother Stole Popov

This balladic, powerful documentary, winner of a prize at the Leipzig documentary festival 1979 and a Grand Prix at Oberhausen, depicts the specific characteristics of a Roma community.

Mother

Documentary Film
Yugoslavia
1976
16 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Risto Teofilovski, Varda Film
Stole Popov
Stole Popov
Mišo Samoilovski
Dimitar Grbevski
Ante Popovski
Gligor Pakovski
This balladic, powerful documentary, winner of a prize at the Leipzig documentary festival 1979 and a Grand Prix at Oberhausen, depicts the specific characteristics of a Roma community. Exploring their iconography it brings us closer to the community and an understanding of their view of life. Brilliant camera work and sophisticated direction.
Rada Šešić

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.

Country Focus Ex-Yu
Real Man's Film Nebojša Slijepčević

This talented director, although from a younger generation of filmmakers, follows the old tradition of making short, expressive films without words, visually strong and socially meaningful.

Real Man's Film

Documentary Film
Croatia
2012
12 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Vanja Jambrović, Restart
Nebojša Slijepčević
Nebojša Slijepčević
Nebojša Slijepčević
Nebojša Slijepčević
Davor Tatić
This talented director, although from a younger generation of filmmakers, follows the old tradition of making short, expressive films without words, visually strong and socially meaningful. Critical towards a post war society where guns and rifles have become everyday objects, he warns and opens debates.
Rada Šešić

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.

Screens

Documentary Film
Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Germany,
Slovenia
2013
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Guillaume Cailleau, CaSk Films
Hanna Slak
Hanna Slak
Markus Krohn
The anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide is attended by thousands every year. The talented Slovenian film maker, who was researching her debut feature film when she made this ingenious miniature, focuses on screens: umbrellas to screen people from the sun and other people’s gaze, and those of mobile phone cameras.
Rada Šešić

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.