Film Archive

Guilt

Animated Film
Poland
2019
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Agata Golańska
Marcjanna Urbańska
Ewa Kędzierska
Marcjanna Urbańska
Marcjanna Urbańska, Ewa Sztefka
Marcjanna Urbańska
Adam Krzyżanowski
Can a daughter’s love stay innocent and unconditional when alcohol addiction drives incalculable cracks into the feeling of security once known? Here, a child wants to give everything to stay connected to her mother in love. But Mom struggles with depression. The fragile family network tips over. Marcjanna Urbańska finds symbols for the disturbing metamorphoses this girl is forced to deal with. Her images for the tenderness and fragility of family ties get under one’s skin.

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.

Last Supper

Animated Film
Poland
2019
13 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak
Piotr Dumała
Sebastian Ładyżyński
Paweł Dębski, Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak
Paweł Dębski, Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak
Piotr Dumała
Piotr Dumała
Jacek Hamela
A train driving through the darkness. Pylons and time fly by its windows. In a large compartment, Jesus prophesies his imminent betrayal at the Last Supper. Piotr Dumała choreographs the disciples’ reactions to the rhythm of a string quartet. A dance performance of excited astonishment and helpless agitation is expressed in thrilling repetitions and variations. At the lonely end an open window. The plan of salvation is in the world.

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.

Portrait of Suzanne

Animated Film
France,
Germany,
Poland
2019
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Christine Haupt, Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Izabela Plucińska, Robert Kern, Paulina Ratajczak
Izabela Plucińska
Pascal Comelade, Arfaaz Kagalwala
Izabela Plucińska
Izabela Plucińska, Nora Bertone
Izabela Plucińska, Robert Kuzniewski
Izabela Plucińska, Yann Goodfaith
A corpulent hotel guest is consumed with longing for his former love, Suzanne. And with hunger. Searching for food in a strange city he has communication problems and instead of a meal only gets new shoes – far too tight and life-threatening. The whole situation sparks up. Izabela Plucińska uses clay to transform a short story by Roland Topor into a bizarre animation film that is sensual, but sometimes physical in an unpleasant and delicious way.

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.

Eatself

Animated Film
Poland
2018
14 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Małgorzata Bosek-Serafińska
Edyta Adamczak
Hubert Wińczyk
Edyta Adamczak
Edyta Adamczak
Edyta Adamczak, Andrzej Piotr Morawski
Edyta Adamczak, Michał Mądracki
Michał Jankowski, Hubert Wińczyk
Every evening blood-red lips are smacked – the highlight of a monotonous work routine in reliable solitude. Day out: microwaved meat. Day in: the banal horror of a meat industry production line. Fatten, gut, cut to pieces and wrap conveniently. But what if one’s personified conscience turns up, stares out of the next piece of meat or tempts one to an evening of wine-drinking? A grotesque in delicate black and white lines with shrill touches of colour.

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.

The Notebook

Animated Film
Poland
2018
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Robert Sowa
Aleksandra Rylewicz
Aleksandra Rylewicz
Aleksandra Rylewicz
Aleksandra Rylewicz
Michał Fojcik
Being a school kid is a pimply monster – mostly dozing, often hard to inspire, with a penchant for being capricious and annoying. The faculty tremble, pull desperate faces and throw the long formula lasso. A funny-sounding report, apparently scribbled directly by a kid into the maths notebook. And somehow timeless.

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.

The Sisters

Documentary Film
Poland
2018
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Agata Golańska
Michał Hytroś
Janusz Szymański
Marcin Wojciechowski
Michał Hytroś
Bogdan Klat
Observed at close range, life behind the walls of the oldest Polish nunnery is different from what one would expect. The twelve sisters, almost all of them over 70, manage their daily life with assiduousness and humour. A portrait of a community of solidarity, where individual weaknesses are tolerated by all, unfolds between work, prayer and games night. The outside is ruled by other values: it’s where the faithful “order” prayers for financial success and “nun” doesn’t look like a dream job.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann

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.

You Are Overreacting

Animated Film
Poland
2017
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Agata Golańska
Karina Paciorkowska
Karina Paciorkowska
A Polish city, a woman’s morning routines: making herself presentable, locking up the flat, the traffic jam, then the underground … Constantly pelted by verbal and non-verbal media and advertising messages. Women are the central subject – among the passengers, too. But however exaggerated the harsh remarks may sound: they are quotes from well-known personalities. A capriciously drawn and courageous film by a student of the renowned Łódź film school.

Nadja Rademacher



Honorable Mention in the International 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.

Close Ties

Documentary Film
Poland
2016
18 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ewa Jastrzębska
Zofia Kowalewska
Krzysztof Ridan, Julia Goreczky-Torhan
Weronika Bilska
Jerzy Zawadzki
Zofia Kowalewska
Krzysztof Ridan
Marriage is a kind of accounting. But after 45 years together Barbara and Zdzisław disagree on whether more is listed on the debit or the credit side. For HER his years of unfaithfulness predominate, HE would like to see them struck from the list. How can this imbalance be redressed – and the water bill paid, too? One room, kitchen, bathroom, and the daily life of an unequal couple form the ground plan of an unpretentious, tragicomic marriage drama.

Lars Meyer



Golden Dove Short Documentary (International Competition Short Documentary and Animated Film) 2016


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.

Penciless Case

Animated Film
Poland
2016
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ewa Jastrzębska
Magdalena Pilecka
Remigiusz Zawadzki
Magdalena Pilecka, Rafał Felak
Magdalena Pilecka
Remigiusz Zawadzki
Looking out through a peephole makes quite a lot of things seem more mysterious than they are. But it’s hard to resist curiosity in view of a crazy and colourful parade of bizarre people. Our flat-dweller ventures out into this strange world and is soon infected. For draughtswoman and animator Magdalena Pilecka, who is a past master of pens, the human body becomes the plaything of comedy and individual expression.

André Eckardt


Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience 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.

Three Conversations on Life

Documentary Film
Poland
2015
24 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ewa Jastrzębska
Julia Staniszewska
Kacper Lisowski, Adam Palenta, Tomasz Wolski
Adriana F. Castellanos
Mother and daughter. The filmmaker and the doctor sit opposite each other like mirror images. Their three sessions escalate into a duel about matters of faith: why doesn’t the Catholic Church permit artificial fertilisation? The setting is Spartan, the form highly condensed: two women who put love and God to the test – on the backdrop of a changing Poland. There’s a rift between the generations, but Julia Staniszewska also shows that reconciliation is possible.

Cornelia Klauß

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.

A Documentary Film

Animadoc
Poland
2015
7 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Marcin Malatyński
Marcin Podolec
Wiktoria Nowak
Marcin Podolec
Marcin Podolec
Marcin Podolec
Marcin Podolec
Marcin Podolec
What would a documentary about a man from Jarosław look like whose biography records no special events – while the big dramas happen on the television monitor? And yet this is life as lived: work, coffee, headache pills, vacations. A house that’s too big now that the children have moved out. Marcin Podolec in a touching way transfers his father’s life into the world of comics and creates a new genre in the process: the animated long term observation.

Lars Meyer

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.

Out of the Blue

Documentary Film
Poland
2015
30 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Zuzanna Król
Piotr Małecki
Natali Drosou
Piotr Małecki
Przemysław Chruścielewski, Katarzyna Leśniak
Piotr Małecki
Maciej Krupa
A slow pan scans children’s faces with half-closed eyes directed at nothing. The long-term coma patients, children and adolescents, in a hospital in Warsaw are resting in a kind of limbo. Portraying this place of the enraptured as one of joy and laughter – beside the moments of desperation – is the feat achieved by Piotr Małecki, who manages to bring all those contrasts into focus in a few episodes.

Cornelia Klauß

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.