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Hedgehog in the Fog

Animated Film
Soviet Union
1975
11 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Soyuzmultfilm
Yurij Norshtejn
Mikhail Meerovich
Aleksandr Zhukovskij
Yurij Norshtejn
Sergej Kozlov, Yurij Norshtejn
Vyacheslav Nevinnyj, Mariya Vinogradova
“From this whole nature with its inward birth I have studied and learned my philosophy, astrology and theology, and not from or through man.” Jakob Böhme

In this masterpiece of Russian animation, a hedgehog makes a beautiful journey to nature. The hedgehog appears like an icon, like a light in the night. The Russian-Orthodox Church was influenced by Böhme as early as the 18th century.

Mait Laas

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.

Hotel E

Animated Film
Estonia
1992
30 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Olav Osolin
Priit Pärn
Olav Ehala
Janno Põldma
Kersti Miilen
Meelis Arulepp, Mailis Kuusik, Riina Kütt, Raul Lunia, Piia Maiste, Ülle Metsur, Tiina Mänd, Mati Oja, Triinu Ootsing, Triin Sarapik, Evelin Temmin, Maigi Tross, Tarmo Vaarmets
Priit Pärn
Jaak Elling
Priit Pärn, Valter Uusberg
“But for the sake of this fierce dispute (…) this revelation was given to me (…). But what (…) may follow after this I do not wholly know (…). For when the lightning rises at the centre he looks through it, but he doubtless cannot comprehend it.” Jakob Böhme

A drastic vision of the rebirth of the Estonian Republic after fifty years of Soviet occupation: Materia prima and the dualism between East and West.

Mait Laas

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.

Light Is Calling

Animated Film
USA
2003
9 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Hypnotic Pictures
Bill Morrison
Michael Gordon
Bill Morrison
Lola Todd, Edward Philpps
“(…) the soul (…) is an awakened life from God’s eye: its origin is in fire and the fire is its life; though if it does not go out of this fire (…) into the light other than through grim death into (…) love fire, it remains in its original fire and has nothing but (…) a desire in fire (…).” Jakob Böhme

A soldier, a woman, the nature of life and love … and the dramatic decay of old nitrate film images.

Mait Laas

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.

Ring of Fire

Animated Film
Germany
2000
16 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Michael Jungfleisch
Andreas Hykade
Steffen Kahles
Ged Haney, Andreas Hykade, Anita Ortega
Andreas Hykade
Angelo d’Angelico
David Michael Williamson
Andreas Hykade, Sabine Huber
“There is nothing in nature, since nothing good and evil is inwardly, everything seethes and lives in this twofold urge, be it whatever it may (…)” Jakob Böhme

Two cowboys and lust, violence, purity, beauty … morality is alive in everything. The expulsion from paradise, presented as a creative process in which the principle of light dies.

Mait Laas

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.

Substantia Stellaris

Animated Film
Estonia
2007
4 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Kalev Tamm, Riina Sildos
Mati Kütt
Tõnu Kõrvits
Urmas Jõemees
Mati Kütt
Marje Ale, Ülle Metsur, Annely Põldsaar, Tarmo Vaarmets, Tiina Ubar, Maido Hollo
Mati Kütt
Tiina Andreas, Ants Andreas
Mati Kütt
“The whole outward visible world with all its essence is a signification or figure of the inward spiritual world; all that is inward and what its effects are has its outward character, too.” Jakob Böhme

In the poetry of “Substantia Stellaris”, as in Dadaism and Surrealism, everything that’s dead or living in the tangible world has a signature that refers to the incomprehensible.

Mait Laas

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 Birth of a Flower

Animated Film
UK
1910
7 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
F. Percy Smith
“For the visible, sensitive things are an essence of the invisible; out of the invisible, unfathomable has emerged the visible, understandable (…).” Jakob Böhme

Only film and animation were able to show us what was hitherto hidden from the eyes: In Smith’s enchanting time-lapse film, we see the blossoming of flowers in the light for the first time – a visual poem about time.

Mait Laas

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 Obvious Child

Animated Film
UK
2014
13 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Stephen Irwin
Stephen Irwin
Stephen Irwin
Stephen Irwin
Stephen Irwin
Zhe Wu
“Every man in this world carries within himself heaven and hell; whatsoever quality he awakens the same will burn in him, the fire of which the soul is capable.” Jakob Böhme

God’s temple is not a cold stone building or a mighty fortress, but a living organism. You, within yourself.

Mait Laas

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.