Die Odyssee

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Die Odyssee

Die Odyssee
Florence Miailhe
Competition for the Audience Award
Animated Film
Germany,
Czech Republic,
France
2020
84 minutes
German
subtitles: 
English
German premiere

A country that could be anywhere, not precisely localized and yet everywhere. It’s a beautiful summer’s day when the life of siblings Kyona and Adriel changes forever. Their village is raided, destroyed and set on fire. The whole family is forced to flee and experiences many real and surreal situations on their tracks across a whole continent to finally arrive, perhaps, at a more peaceful place.

At the start of the film, Kyona leafs through a sketchbook, takes stock of her life and talks about the end of her childhood. It is only later that the siblings even realize that they are refugees, that like many others they are making their way to the border for a variety of reasons: natural disasters, the consequences of climate change, war, persecution. The two children come across dangerous and helpful people, are separated and find each other again. This feature-length animation, realized in oil on glass, relies on the rapid interplay between fantasy and reality, taking us, on the one hand, into a fictitious, non-real world. But on the other hand, the places, names, situations remind us of familiar things. They show fleeing, exile, setting out as a universal experience.

Lina Dinkla

Screenings & Tickets DOK Leipzig Logo

26.10.
Hauptbahnhof Osthalle
Die Odyssee

Free entry

FSK recommendation: 12+
26.10.2021
Hauptbahnhof Osthalle
Die Odyssee

Free entry

FSK recommendation: 12+
27.10.
#361
Regina 2
Die Odyssee
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27.10.2021
Regina 2
#361
Die Odyssee
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30.10.
#612
CineStar 2
Die Odyssee
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30.10.2021
CineStar 2
#612
Die Odyssee
During Checkout you can apply discounts or your accreditation.

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Florence Miailhe
Dora Benoussilio
Luc Camilli
Ralf Kukula
Martin Vandas
Alena Vandasoá
Nassim Gordji Tehrani
Julie Dupré
Florian Marquardt
Marta Szymańska
Zuzana Studená
Anna Paděrová
Eva Skurská
Polina Kazak
Lucie Sunková
Urte Zintler
Paola de Sousa
Ewa Łuczków
Anita Brüvere
Aurore Peuffier
David Martin
Marie Juin
Valentine Delqueux
Andreas Moisa
Philipp Kümpel
Florence Miailhe
Marie Desplechin
Aline Helmcke

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Tobias Lindemann
Nominated for Gedanken Aufschluss Prize