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Adam 2

Animated Film
FRG
1968
68 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Boris von Borresholm
Jan Lenica
Jan Lenica’s cartoon and collage animation is a variation on the outsider theme of his early works: an “old Adam with new problems” travels by bike and time machine through a world of lemurs and phantasms in a futile quest for paradise. Lenica called this Kafkaesque, pessimistic parable, frequently obscured by the ciphers of depth psychology, “autobiographical” (Der Spiegel 1975).

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.

Homage Boris von Borresholm
Der Große Schmuggel Gertraud Reiner, Walter Reiner

Over the centuries, the house of “Europe” had many builders, first and foremost among them the suspicion and self-interest of the nations. Soon there were guards and smugglers everywhere. “Suddenly someone had an idea”... and slowly the walls begin to crumble and the windows to the neighbours open.

Der Große Schmuggel

Animated Film
FRG
1964
10 minutes
subtitles: 
(none)
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Boris von Borresholm
Gertraud Reiner, Walter Reiner
Wolfram Roerig
d'Averbeck
Hans Dieter Bove
Boris von Borresholm
Over the centuries, the house of “Europe” had many builders, first and foremost among them the suspicion and self-interest of the nations. Soon there were guards and smugglers everywhere. “Suddenly someone had an idea”... and slowly the walls begin to crumble and the windows to the neighbours open.

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.

Homage Boris von Borresholm
Dialog oder Ariadnes Klage Boris von Borresholm

The difficult relationship between a man and a woman could end in their death. The potential consequences are enumerated and the relationship is given a second chance. An occasionally abstract narrative of the trials and tribulations of love.

Dialog oder Ariadnes Klage

Animated Film
FRG
1984
11 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Boris von Borresholm
Luciano Berio
Sylvia Kekulé
Elisabeth Imholte, Boris von Borresholm
Manfredo Manfredi
The difficult relationship between a man and a woman could end in their death. The potential consequences are enumerated and the relationship is given a second chance. An occasionally abstract narrative of the trials and tribulations of love.

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.

Homage Boris von Borresholm
Die Gartenzwerge Wolfgang Urchs

The war is over and the soldiers turn into nimble gnomes in pointed hats who begin to remove the rubble. Very soon new wealth ensures a new social conformity. Urchs mordant comment on the pot-bellied republic of the economic miracle.

Die Gartenzwerge

Animated Film
Germany
1961
10 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Wolfgang Urchs
Hans Posegga
Wolfgang Urchs
Peter Schamoni
Wolfgang Urchs
Peter Schamoni, Boris von Borresholm
The war is over and the soldiers turn into nimble gnomes in pointed hats who begin to remove the rubble. Very soon new wealth ensures a new social conformity. Urchs mordant comment on the pot-bellied republic of the economic miracle.

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.

Homage Boris von Borresholm
Die Heinzelmännchen Gerhard Fieber

Industrious brownies dance to the hard tune of industrial work every day, but they also work hard for their own postcard idyll of forests and meadows. Then they are swept away by the automation wave and even their leisure hours are soon ruled by the beat of electronic media. A poignant critique of the brave new world’s delusions of progress.

Die Heinzelmännchen

Animated Film
FRG
1962
11 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Gerhard Fieber
Horst Dempwolff
Albert Stich
Günter Schilling, Herbert Hunger, Gustav Tolle
Boris von Borresholm
Industrious brownies dance to the hard tune of industrial work every day, but they also work hard for their own postcard idyll of forests and meadows. Then they are swept away by the automation wave and even their leisure hours are soon ruled by the beat of electronic media. A poignant critique of the brave new world’s delusions of progress.

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.

Homage Boris von Borresholm
Die Nashörner Jan Lenica

Opinion leaders and media manipulation cause people to adapt and allow themselves to be influenced more and more. They are no longer able to form their own opinions in life, at the workplace or on the political level. Finally they become submissive creatures, “rhinoceroses”. Loosely based on the Romanian-French writer Eugène Ionesco’s play.

Die Nashörner

Animated Film
FRG
1963
11 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Boris von Borresholm
Jan Lenica
Renate Rühr
Jan Lenica, Eugéne Ionescu
Opinion leaders and media manipulation cause people to adapt and allow themselves to be influenced more and more. They are no longer able to form their own opinions in life, at the workplace or on the political level. Finally they become submissive creatures, “rhinoceroses”. Loosely based on the Romanian-French writer Eugène Ionesco’s play.

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.

Homage Boris von Borresholm
Die Ordnung Bohumil Stepan, Hana StepanBoris von Borresholm

A surreal collage film that shows how the various social groups in a city are relentlessly conformised until they all literally have a “butt face”.

Die Ordnung

Animated Film
FRG
1979
10 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Bohumil Stepan, Hana StepanBoris von Borresholm
Josef Anton Riedl
Renate Rühr
Heidi Geneé
Boris von Borresholm
A surreal collage film that shows how the various social groups in a city are relentlessly conformised until they all literally have a “butt face”.

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.

Homage Boris von Borresholm
Die Utopen Vlado Kristl

Rows of eyes, jockeys, mouths, threeman, cars – an enigmatic and radical catalogue of images, kept together by a surprising montage and carved apart by the inexorable sabre of a guard soldier.

Die Utopen

Animated Film
FRG
1964
9 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Boris von Borresholm
Vlado Kristl
Josef Anton Riedl
Pit-Jörn Brockner
Vlado Kristl
Vlado Kristl
Vlado Kristl
Rows of eyes, jockeys, mouths, threeman, cars – an enigmatic and radical catalogue of images, kept together by a surprising montage and carved apart by the inexorable sabre of a guard soldier.

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.

Homage Boris von Borresholm
Es war einmal - Eine wahre Geschichte von höherer Vogelwarte aus gesehen Gerhard Fieber

A newly arrived vulture with a distinctive moustache and a black parting exploits the discontent in the “Cloud Kingdom” for his own purposes. As his followers grow in number, critical opinions are suppressed. An entertaining attempt to reappraise Nazi rule in the spirit of West Germany in the 1950s.

Es war einmal - Eine wahre Geschichte von höherer Vogelwarte aus gesehen

Animated Film
FRG
1957
11 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Gerhard Fieber
Friedrich Schröder
Gerhard Huttula
Waldemar Volkmer, Günter Schilling, Albert Stich, Gustav Tolle
Boris von Borresholm
A newly arrived vulture with a distinctive moustache and a black parting exploits the discontent in the “Cloud Kingdom” for his own purposes. As his followers grow in number, critical opinions are suppressed. An entertaining attempt to reappraise Nazi rule in the spirit of West Germany in the 1950s.

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.