Film Archive

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Jahr

A Cat Is Always Female

Animated Film
Croatia
2019
16 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Igor Grubić
Martina Meštrović, Tanja Vujasinović
Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz
Jasenko Rasol
Iva Kraljević
Martina Meštrović
Martina Meštrović, Tanja Vujasinović
Hrvoje Pelicarić
Marija Ujević Galetović is a woman full of contradictions. “A woman is essentially nature”, she says. But also that she doesn’t want to be judged by her sex. She was the only female professor of sculpture at the Zagreb Academy. A congenial short portrait by two young female filmmakers who, with self-reflexive wit and clever animations of the artist’s works, sketch connecting and dividing lines between the generations.

Silvia Hallensleben

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.

Deep Love

Animated Film
Ukraine
2019
14 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Andrij Granytsia
Mykyta Lyskov
Anton Bajbakov, Kurs valyut, Oleksij Dyachkov
Mykyta Lyskov
Mykyta Lyskov
Mykyta Lyskov
Mykyta Lyskov
Anton Bajbakov
The bald eagle, power animal of the United States, flies with a star-shaped cloaca over a Ukrainian city and drops an egg whose impact generates a rising nuclear mushroom. Comrade Lenin’s skull bursts. A confident man dives head first into a waterless pool. Things don’t look good in this country which is only beginning to try to find itself and paints its facades with blue and yellow stripes.

Carolin Weidner



Awarded with a Golden Dove in the Next Masters Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film.

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.

Hydebank

Documentary Film
Ireland,
UK
2019
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Chris Kelly, Ross McClean
Ross McClean
Ross McClean
Anders S. Jepsen
Ross McClean
Ciaran Devlin-Rushe
Sheep bleat. A young man feeds the small flock while it’s still dark and takes expert care of a newborn lamb. A rising chorus of aggressive male voices in the background. Sheep and men live in a juvenile prison near Belfast. Behind the gates of the sheepfolds and the pasture a high security fence reinforced with NATO wire looms in the morning sky. A mosaic of impressions from a touching and poetic world in-between.

Silvia Hallensleben

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.

I Feel Your Eyes

Documentary Film
Belgium
2019
25 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Grégoire Verbeke, Ruth Vandewalle
Grégoire Verbeke
Grégoire Verbeke
Grégoire Verbeke
Grégoire Verbeke
Mohab Ezz
A dusty plain, as smooth as a sheet of paper. A desert landscape that might as well be a moonscape, especially when a horse and rider dash along the horizon, almost weightless, so fast that suddenly even the camera, equally unimpressed by gravity, can’t follow. But this is just training; the big race is yet to come. The people around the horse are getting more nervous every day. The dark shining horse on the other hand stays cool.

Lukas Foerster

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.

Int. Anouchka – Night

Documentary Film
Belgium
2019
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Sébastien Andres
Louise Hansenne
Georges Vanev
Nil-Enzo Clémentin
Louise Hansenne, Eloïse Berteau
Gianluca Kegelaert
Anouchka is thirty and a scriptwriter. She earns her living in a bar. For this short film she wrote an autofictional scenario about her long-term alcohol addiction. The film title takes up the scene titles used in screenplays: “Interior. Anouchka – Night.” The setting: Anouchka reads her text in a nocturnal studio and discusses it with the director. Gradually, reading and speaking are beginning to mingle with her first-person narrative.

Annina Wettstein

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.

No Objects

Animated Film
Canada
2019
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Marc Bertrand
Moïa Jobin-Paré
Moïa Jobin-Paré
Moïa Jobin-Paré
Moïa Jobin-Paré
Benjamin Proulx-Mathers
Hands in movement, fingers typing, grasping, turning screw. Only the objects are missing. This visual gap brings out all the more clearly the presence of things and technical devices in our daily life. In her experimental animation, the musician and artist Moïa Jobin-Paré explores our sense of touch, using the analogue and haptic technique of scratching photos. The result is a musical pantomime.

Annina Wettstein

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.

Nuit

Documentary Film
Norway,
Sweden
2018
15 minutes
subtitles: 
German
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ann Aurebekk
Ann Holmgren
Nikolai Aurebekk Handeland, Erik Ljunggren
Ann Holmgren
Ann Holmgren
Erik Ljunggren
Ideas of beauty are subject to cultural norms. The protagonist Nuit has no way of knowing these conventions: She has been blind from birth. The blindness also applies to her awareness of social rules, says the narrator. The result is a very idiosyncratic and uncomfortable portrait of an unkempt woman, filmed in her realm, which confronts us viewers with our viewing habits and aesthetic rules and gives dignity and empowerment to an outcast.

Annina Wettstein

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 Track

Documentary Film
Russia
2019
14 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Aleksej Evstigneev
Aleksej Evstigneev
Elizaveta Popova
Aleksej Evstigneev
Aleksej Evstigneev
Varvara Frolova
Children look out the windows, an old woman in light blue shower sandals stares at her laptop. A granny complains about her grandson’s loud music. A man still hasn’t gotten over the fact that he had to go to war then. An observation. A snapshot, from a world that seems to be stuck in another time. Once a day a lonely train wagon bearing the original nickname of “Matrix” drives into the Russian mountain village of Otdalennyj, which means “remote”.

Julia Weigl

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.

Next Masters Competition Short Film
There Were Four of Us Cassie Shao

At full tilt and brightly surrealistic, this narrative flow circles around questions concerning a death. An electronically charged, garish chamber play. In the leading role: the subconscious, it seems.

There Were Four of Us

Animated Film
USA
2019
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Cassie Shao
Robert Wolf
Cassie Shao
Katie Gately
Four people soliloquizing in a room. In the leading role: the subconscious, it seems. An electronically charged, colourful chamber play with rapid changes of location. Sequences that could be from a strange diary in dialogue with layers of dream pull you in. “One day I dreamed that I couldn’t wake up from layers and layers of dreams.” In Cassie Shao’s film, the narrative flow circles around questions concerning a case of death – no holds barred and brightly surrealistic.

Nadja Rademacher

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.

Deployments

Documentary Film
Netherlands
2018
16 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Tim Rutten
Stéphanie Lagarde
Stéphanie Lagarde, Francesco Cimino
Stéphanie Lagarde, Graham Kelly
Stéphanie Lagarde
VSTEP
Stéphanie Lagarde
Francesco Cimino, Jérémie Bernard
We see picture puzzles of state control, showing simulation software for large-scale police operations and fighter pilots’ finger exercises, the movement profile of a mass protest and the ornaments made by a flying squadron. Code words drop into the frame from offscreen: orders and instructions with a poetic rhythm. The practices and media of control – what are they based on? They follow algorithms and purposes, but are also beautifully designed and musical.

Lukas Stern

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.

Down Escalation

Animated Film
Japan
2018
8 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Shunsaku Hayashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Makoto Itabashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Shunsaku Hayashi
Makoto Itabashi
Shunsaku Hayashi dissects a cocooning process. Using painting and animation as scalpels and accompanied by composer Makoto Itabashi he creates fine cuts of a transformation into largely abstract images and sound as well as layers of time. Seen under the filmic microscope, we observe with wonder a radical reorganisation of physical and emotional structures. A nervous flickering and blinking in the silence and distant closeness while shell and shape are dissolving.

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.

Escapar, the Recurring Dream

Documentary Film
Denmark
2017
28 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
National Film School of Denmark
Barbara Bohr
Michael Rexen
Stephanie Stål Axelgård
Allan Funch
Michael Jarberg
Andreas Sandborg
In a recurring dream, a woman meets three people again and again: her mother, a friend, and a stranger. In real life she can’t escape her traumatic memories: 25 years ago she was wrongly imprisoned for 18 months. She was released only thanks to her mother, who bribed everyone in authority with sumptuous cakes. She has lived in exile ever since. A re-enacted somnambulistic reflection on ways to cope with painful experiences.

Annina Wettstein



Golden Dove in the Next Masters Competition Short Film

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.

Flora

Animated Film
USA
2018
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Chaerin Im
Chaerin Im
Roger Kim
Chaerin Im
Chaerin Im
Chaerin Im
Roger Kim
“Anyway, a penis looks like a flower, too.” Chaerin Im has turned this over and over again for a few minutes to realise at the end: female and male sexual organs seem to be made of the same material. And look rather like plants when you look closely. Thanks to Im’s animation, though, even more like smooth, elegant morphs.

Carolin Weidner

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.

Hearths

Documentary Film
France
2018
18 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Thomas Hakim, Alice Bégon
Paul Heintz
Pierre Hilpert, Stanislas Cadeo
Jeanne Sarfati
Jérôme Petit, Grégoire Chauvot
The French title of this film is “Foyers”, which can be translated as “fireside” or “home”. For some people, this home is most clearly visible in the fire. But they see something else there. They are called arsonists. An essay of documentary voices, thermal images, impressions from a match stick factory, and a burning flat.

Saskia Walker

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.

It’s Breathing

Documentary Film
Ukraine
2018
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nadia Parfan
Polina Olkhovnikova
Ruslan Popov
Polina Olkhovnikova
Slava Polyantsev
Polina Olkhovnikova
Polina Olkhovnikova
Ksenia Vinogradova
Polina Olkhovnikova is a flaneuse ambling through the urban cosmos. She captures the shapes of the city, orders them and seasons them with small poetic interventions: a view through a prism, reduced animations. A meditative stroll set to trip hop beats which gives the restless director time to dream. And which does not aim for beauty, since she’s strolling through the grey industrial, traffic and harbour town of Zaporizhia.

André Eckardt


Nominated for the Young Eyes Film Award

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.

It’s Going to Be Beautiful

Documentary Film
Mexico,
USA
2018
9 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
John Henry Theisen
Luis Gutiérrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
Luis Gutiérrez Arias
Trump dreams of a barrier against immigration from Mexico become architecture. And we join in the dream. But do we dream in beige or blue? Do we dream with horizontal or vertical stripes, in reinforced concrete or disarming steel? Eight design prototypes are competing here, made ridiculous by the unlimited nature of the landscape and grounded by test climbers that pull themselves up these monoliths. A brilliantly filmed and conceived documentary joke – without the relief of laughter.

Sylvia Görke

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.