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Jahr

Strictly Animated
663114 Isamu Hirabayashi

Every 66 years a cicada emerges from deep in the ground and climbs up a tree to shed its skin there. It’s been like this forever. But this time it’s different …

663114

Animated Film
Japan
2011
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Isamu Hirabayashi
Isamu Hirabayashi
Takashi Watanabe
Isamu Hirabayashi
Isamu Hirabayashi, Mina Yonezawa
Isamu Hirabayashi
Keitaro Iijima, Keisuke Toyoura
Hideo Kusumi, Midori Kurata
Every 66 years a cicada emerges from deep in the ground and climbs up a tree to shed its skin there. It’s been like this forever. But this time it’s different … With the monologue of this insect, Japanese animation filmmaker Isamu Hirabayashi created one of the most poignant and unsparing reactions to the disasters of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Fukushima.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Strictly Animated
A Morning Stroll Grant Orchard

New York City, one early morning in 1959: a chicken turns a corner, passes a dumbfounded pedestrian, climbs up the stairs to an apartment, knocks on the door with its beak and, after a short wait, is admitted.

A Morning Stroll

Animated Film
UK
2011
7 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Sue Goffe
Grant Orchard
Nic Gill
Nic Gill
Sander Jones, Lucas Vigroux, Perrine Marais, Florian Mounie, Max Stöhr
Nic Gill
Grant Orchard
New York City, one early morning in 1959: a chicken turns a corner, passes a dumbfounded pedestrian, climbs up the stairs to an apartment, knocks on the door with its beak and, after a short wait, is admitted. The same morning walk is repeated in 2009 and 2059. The conclusion: our planet is in truly bad shape.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Absence

Animated Film
Belgium
2006
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Frank Van den Eeckhout
Isabelle Bouttens
Annelies Van Parys
Isabel Bouttens
Isabel Bouttens
Isabel Bouttens
Isabel Bouttens
Louis Demeyere
A room with a balcony. The sun is shining. A woman misses a man. In her dreams the long shadows on the floor and walls are transformed into arms that hug her. A hand touches her hip and gently caresses her body. Fingers interlace with hers and subtly and quietly a body lures her into a dance. A poetic and sensual film about absence.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Strictly Animated
Afterlife Ishu Patel

After life has ended, humans enter the sphere of eternity – memories mingle with the unpredictable. Other people, animals and mythical creatures appear.

Afterlife

Animated Film
Canada
1979
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Derek Lamb
Ishu Patel
Herbie Mann
Ishu Patel
After life has ended, humans enter the sphere of eternity – memories mingle with the unpredictable. Other people, animals and mythical creatures appear and merge into a unified whole. Ishu Patel depicts the metamorphoses of this transcendental space in brilliantly shimmering clay images, endowing the afterlife with a beauty of its own.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Strictly Animated
All Is Full of Love Chris Cunningham

“It’s like Kamasutra meets Industrial Robotics,” British video artist Chris Cunningham commented, probably delivering the most accurate description of his erotic music video for Björk’s “All Is Full of Love”.

All Is Full of Love

Animated Film
UK
1999
4 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Cindy Burnay
Chris Cunningham
Björk
John Lynch
Gary Knight
“It’s like Kamasutra meets Industrial Robotics,” British video artist Chris Cunningham commented, probably delivering the most accurate description of his erotic music video for Björk’s “All Is Full of Love”, in which two identical robots in elegant white and bearing Björk’s features passionately kiss and touch each other in the sterile light of an operating room.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Animal Year

Animated Film
China
2017
9 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Zhong Su
Zhong Su
Zhong Su
Zhong Su
Animal-human hybrids drag wheelbarrows filled with collected finds through post-apocalyptic urban ruins, while giggling children in lightning-fast airships dart through the steel-blue, flower-encrusted sky, dropping rockets … This young Chinese director draws an idiosyncratic, haunting and disturbing portrait of a dystopian future of humanity.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Strictly Animated
Balance Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein

Five lean figures are standing on a concrete platform hovering somewhere in some universe. Their co-existence literally becomes a balancing act.

Balance

Animated Film
FRG
1989
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
Five lean figures are standing on a concrete platform hovering somewhere in some universe. Each of their movements disturbs the balance and puts the whole system at risk. Their co-existence becomes a balancing act … The German filmmakers Christoph and Wolfgang Lauenstein won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 1990 for this puppet animation.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Black Tape

Animated Film
Denmark
2014
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Uri Kranot
Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Thomas Richard Christensen
To lead or to be lead? To dominate or to be dominated? A soldier and an activist are dancing a slow tango together. Gradually other couples join them. “Black Tape” is a reaction to the growing and permanent violence between Israel and Palestine. Its ominous choreography is based on documentary footage.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Decorado

Animated Film
France,
Spain
2016
12 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Iván Miñambres, Nicolas Schmerkin
Alberto Vázquez
Víctor García
Khris Cembe, Pamela Poltronieri, Roc Espinet
David Rodríguez
Arnold occasionally wonders whether the world he lives in is really real and whether his life is really his. But in this pitch-black comedy, no one but Arnold seems to notice that existence is played out in episodes, infiltrated by product placement and interrupted by cliff hangers. What if the world is just a stage setting?

Duscha Kistler

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.

Strictly Animated
Der Da Vinci Timecode Gil Alkabetz

For a brief moment we become witnesses of the Last Supper, watching Jesus and his disciples eat, dance, argue and quarrel, before they … shush … freeze to become a static painting again.

Der Da Vinci Timecode

Animated Film
Germany
2009
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Gil Alkabetz
Gil Alkabetz
Alexander Zlamal
Gil Alkabetz
Gil Alkabetz
Gil Alkabetz
Alexander Zlamal
For a brief moment we become witnesses of the Last Supper, watching Jesus and his disciples eat, dance, argue and quarrel, before they … shush … freeze to become a static painting again. In his short experimental film, Gil Alkabetz dissects Leonardo da Vinci’s famous fresco into fragments whose rapid montage reveals moments never glimpsed before.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Don’t Let It All Unravel

Animated Film
UK
2007
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Miles Bullough, Helen Brunsdon
Sarah Cox
Gemma Carrington, Jonathan Biggins
Ben Lole
Steven Edge, Sarah Cox, Ben Lole, Candi Smith
Will Norie
The world a ball of wool. Nature a piece of knitting. Just don’t pull the end of the thread! Sarah Cox’s less than three minutes long film creates a remarkable image of climate change and its consequences for our ecosystem. “Don’t Let It All Unravel” was produced for the Live Earth Concerts which took place in 2007 to raise awareness of global warming.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Strictly Animated
Electronic Performers Arnaud Ganzerli, Laurent Bourdoiseau, Jérôme Blanquet

Music is rhythm, vibration, pure emotion. But what are emotions? And why do we experience them physically?

Electronic Performers

Animated Film
France
2004
6 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Revolvair, Machine Molle
Arnaud Ganzerli, Laurent Bourdoiseau, Jérôme Blanquet
Air
Music is rhythm, vibration, pure emotion. But what are emotions? And why do we experience them physically? The video for “Electronic Performers” by Air follows the pulse of emotion that spreads into our innermost bodies like a warm wave, entering through receptors into the finest branches of our nervous system and the tiniest particles of our existence.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Strictly Animated
Energie! Thorsten Fleisch

For this experimental work, Thorsten Fleisch exposed thousands of sheets of light-sensitive photo paper to electric discharges of 30,000 volts.

Energie!

Animated Film
Germany
2007
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Thorsten Fleisch
Jens Thiele
For this experimental work, Thorsten Fleisch exposed thousands of sheets of light-sensitive photo paper to electric discharges of 30,000 volts. This energy, made visible for fractions of seconds, was compiled into an animation, generating a powerful and hypnotic flicker effect. “Energie!” reveals the form and power of the radiation generated by celestial bodies.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Strictly Animated
Feed Eri Okazaki

Carefully executed actions hold this world together, following their own inner logic in constant repetition and uniformity: two large, gentle creatures in black and white plant trees.

Feed

Animated Film
Japan
2016
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Tatsutoshi Nomura
Eri Okazaki
Nozomu Kaneda
Eri Okazaki
Eri Okazaki
Eri Okazaki
Eri Okazaki
Kumiko Mochizuki, Motohiro Mochizuki
Carefully executed actions hold this world together, following their own inner logic in constant repetition and uniformity: two large, gentle creatures in black and white plant trees. Hamburgers are fried, packed in numbered boxes and stored for two children. A goat is petted and fed. And something is being counted.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Strictly Animated
Fest Nikita Diakur

A party on the block. Teenagers twitching and jerking to the monotonous drone of techno beats. An ice cream stand bobbing to the beat, too. And then the bungee jumping from the roof of a nearby high rise begins.

Fest

Animated Film
Germany
2018
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nikita Diakur
Nikita Diakur
David Kamp
Nikita Diakur
Nikita Diakur
Nikita Diakur
Nikita Diakur
David Kamp
A party on the block. Teenagers twitching and jerking to the monotonous drone of techno beats. An ice cream stand bobbing to the beat, too. Barking dogs roaming in front of a hot dog stand. A drone taking off. A mother feeding ice cream to her child. Two men grilling sausages on a hanging barbecue. And then the bungee jumping from the roof of a nearby high rise begins.

Duscha Kistler

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.

Strictly Animated
Furniture Poetry Paul Bush

A film-game, inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein’s quote, “What prevents me from supposing that this table either vanishes or alters its shape when no one is observing it (…)?”.

Furniture Poetry

Animated Film
UK
1999
6 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Paul Bush
Paul Bush
Andy Cowton
A film-game, inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein’s quote, “What prevents me from supposing that this table either vanishes or alters its shape when no one is observing it (…)?” Paul Bush accepts the challenge and starts a frenzied transformation of everything that’s not nailed down. Who knows what’s real after all? And where is the evidence that I really know something?

Duscha Kistler

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.