Film Archive

The Kite

Animated Film
Czech Republic,
Poland,
Slovakia
2019
13 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
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Peter Badač
Martin Smatana
Aliaksander Yasinski
Ondřej Nedvěd
Lucie Navrátilová
Martin Smatana, Martyna Koleniec, Łukasz Grynda, Matouš Valchař, Stanisław Szostak, Piotr Chmielewski
Martin Smatana
Viera Marinová
How nice to be able to drop by at grandfather’s on your way home and discover the world with him. A homemade kite makes the grandkid’s heart beat faster and remains an important tie to grandfather – even after he dies. A puppet animation about how to deal with grief which shows that two people can be close even beyond death.

Marie-Thérèse Antony

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.

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Their Voices Eri Mizutani

The kids run wild in physical education, hardly anyone feels like maths and there are manifold excuses for forgotten homework.

Their Voices

Documentary Film
Poland
2018
26 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Agata Golańska
Eri Mizutani
Panos Rriska
Alicia Devaux
Sabina Filipowicz, Tamahin Mehanni
Eri Mizutani
Bogdan Klat
The kids run wild in physical education, hardly anyone feels like maths and there are manifold excuses for forgotten homework. Chatting behind the teacher’s back is easier indeed when you communicate by sign language. The film is a perceptive and humorous depiction of life at a school for deaf kids. One thing becomes clear: teenagers are all the same – and all wonderful.

Kim Busch

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.

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Daniel Anastazja Dąbrowska

Daniel is in love. He sends letters and messages to his adored one. Has boys’ discussions about girls. Never mind that Daniel and his friends are “disabled”.

Daniel

Documentary Film
Poland
2016
24 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Polish
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Jerzy Łukaszewicz
Anastazja Dąbrowska
Robert Lis
Agata Cierniak
Daniel is in love. He sends letters and messages to his adored one. Has boys’ discussions about girls. And it’s summer: there’s the sea, the beach and the holiday camp. Never mind that Daniel and his friends are “disabled”.

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 Can’t Hide from the Truth

Documentary Film
Finland,
Poland,
UK,
Zimbabwe
2016
28 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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A.a.v. Amasi
A.a.v. Amasi
Daniel Gonora
A.a.v. Amasi
Jojo Erholtz, Pawel Slomkowski
Annie Lloyd, Pan Panagiannopoulos
Every day in the African country of Zimbabwe Isaac stands in the street with his blind father and a few simple instruments. One day he receives an offer to make a record, and Isaac gets the chance to play a real drum kit.

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.

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Hee Hee Hatty Tomek Głodek

Hatty and his hat are inseparable playmates. Their favourite game is riddles, because the hat is such a wonderful animal imitator.

Hee Hee Hatty

Animated Film
Poland
2014
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
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Marta Gebhardt
Tomek Głodek
Stanisław Rzepiela
Bogna Sroka-Mucha
Mateusz Bień
Hatty and his hat are inseparable playmates. Their favourite game is riddles, because the hat is such a wonderful animal imitator.

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.

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Leaders Paweł Ferdek

Student body elections at a Warsaw primary school. The fourth to six graders Marcel, Kais, Helena and Filip imitate the adults in everything: gathering supporters, inventing slogans and baiting the electorate.

Leaders

Documentary Film
Poland
2013
50 minutes
subtitles: 
English
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Kamil Skałkowski
Paweł Ferdek
Mikołaj Trzaska
Paweł Ferdek, Rafał Leszczyński, Mateusz Skalski
Jan Przyluski, Tomasz Ciesielski, Marcin Bukojemski
Paweł Ferdek
Student body elections at a Warsaw primary school. The fourth to six graders Marcel, Kais, Helena and Filip imitate the adults in everything: gathering supporters, inventing slogans and baiting the electorate with big promises that can’t be too absurd. Or will the candidate who distributes more candy than the others be elected? What looked like a game at first becomes deadly serious when the children’s families step in and we realise: it’s a do or die situation. There are many laughs in this film, even while the losers’ tears are flowing. The whole thing is as thrilling as a suspense novel, but the end leaves more than a couple of question marks: does democracy work like this?

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.