Uncanny Me

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Uncanny Me

Uncanny Me
Katharina Pethke
German Competition
Documentary Film
Germany
2022
45 minutes
German,
English
subtitles: 
German, English
World premiere

Do computer-generated figures now look as “real” as “genuine” humans? For 26-year-old Lale, this question is not only exciting in theory, but in practice. She works as a model but would rather spare herself exhausting shoots by getting an avatar. But when she has taken the first steps towards “doubling” herself, she has second thoughts. What does it mean, in actual, legal and moral terms, to bring a virtual duplicate of oneself into the world?

Katharina Pethke accompanies her young protagonist on this process. The intellectual game turns into a test on the living subject, a weighing of possibilities and fears. What does it mean for our perception of the world (and for documentary film, too, of course) that the promise of reality of visual media has long since become a gradual one? In the age of omnipresent self-dramatization, deepfakes and extended reality, we are embarking on a journey to our joint (media) future. It’s no coincidence that it ends at a place that already inspired Plato’s ideas on reality and its shadows.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann

Screenings & Tickets DOK Leipzig Logo

19.10.
#312
CineStar 2
The Artist in the Machine + Uncanny Me + The Mechanics of Fluids
No discount needed - costs 6,50€ in general
19.10.2022
CineStar 2
#312
The Artist in the Machine + Uncanny Me + The Mechanics of Fluids
No discount needed - costs 6,50€ in general
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20.10.
#454
Passage Kinos Astoria
The Artist in the Machine + The Mechanics of Fluids + Uncanny Me
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20.10.2022
Passage Kinos Astoria
#454
The Artist in the Machine + The Mechanics of Fluids + Uncanny Me
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22.10.
#683
Regina Palast 6
The Artist in the Machine + Uncanny Me + The Mechanics of Fluids
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22.10.2022
Regina Palast 6
#683
The Artist in the Machine + Uncanny Me + The Mechanics of Fluids
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23.10.
#752
Passage Kinos Astoria
Teil der Kompilation
Announcing on 21 Oct. at 18:00 No discount needed - costs 6,50€ in general
23.10.2022
Passage Kinos Astoria
#752
Teil der Kompilation
Announcing on 21 Oct. at 18:00 No discount needed - costs 6,50€ in general
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Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Katharina Pethke
Christoph Rohrscheidt
Sven Michael Otto
ZDF / 3sat
ZDF / 3sat
Christoph Rohrscheidt
Daniela Kinateder
Michael Thäle
Kuan-Chen Chen
Christian Riegel
Vinzent Britz
Katharina Pethke

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Main Contact
Christoph Rohrscheidt
christoph@filmgarnitur.de

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