Reality Must Be Addressed

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Reality Must Be Addressed

Reality Must Be Addressed
Johanna Seggelke
German Competition
Documentary Film
Germany
2021
53 minutes
English,
German
subtitles: 
English
World premiere

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” Even though Sky and Johanna definitely did not have this quote by Mark Twain in mind, it’s written in the stars of the two young women’s journey through South Africa. A chance acquaintance turns into a relationship that shimmers in all the colours of love. Between Marmite toasts, joints, selfies and music they explore each other inside out. But what happens when the journey ends?

In this deeply personal piece, filmmaker Johanna Seggelke chooses a very different approach to its predecessor, “Bibi Must Go” from 2020. She questions herself, her feelings and memories and almost casually unfolds an enchanting coming-of-age story about a love that emerges and fades in the seemingly endless summer. With a light hand, the film maintains the delicate balance between shimmering beauty and incidentality and manages to make the complicated dialectics of intimacy and strangeness palpable. The outstanding montage interweaves feathery holiday videos with an extraordinary score and the director’s sometimes wonderfully quirky, sometimes wise reflections. A delightfully direct film which preserves the rough edges of the moment and at the same time tries to outwit the undeceivability of one’s own emotions – at least for the time it takes to smoke a cigarette.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann

Screenings & Tickets DOK Leipzig Logo

26.10.
#214
CineStar 2
Soft Animals + Reality Must Be Addressed
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26.10.2021
CineStar 2
#214
Soft Animals + Reality Must Be Addressed
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27.10.
#3A1
Cinémathèque
Soft Animals + Reality Must Be Addressed
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27.10.2021
Cinémathèque
#3A1
Soft Animals + Reality Must Be Addressed
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31.10.
#752
Passage Kinos Wintergarten
Soft Animals + Reality Must Be Addressed
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31.10.2021
Passage Kinos Wintergarten
#752
Soft Animals + Reality Must Be Addressed
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Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Johanna Seggelke
Johanna Seggelke
Kerstin Zachau
University of Television and Film Munich (HFF)
Marie Zrenner
Silvius Sonvilla
Louis Dickhaut
Cornelia Böhm
Vi R. Spengler
Johanna Seggelke

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Tina Janker
t.janker@hff-muc.de

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Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award, VER.DI Prize for Solidarity, Humanity and Fairness, DEFA Sponsoring Prize