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0.2 Milligrams of Gold Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
A philosophical journey from the Amazon to the Ardennes. The former inaccessible, the other neatly ordered, both forests invite us to ask ourselves questions about the origin of existence.
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0.2 Milligrams of Gold

0,2 miligramas de ouro
Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film
Documentary Film
Belgium,
Brazil,
Portugal,
Hungary
2021
24 minutes
Portuguese (Brazil),
French,
English
subtitles: 
English
European premiere

8,500 kilometres lie between the Amazon and the Ardennes. In his home country of Brazil, Diego Quinderé de Carvalho only looks at the inaccessible and menacing forest from the outside. Its Belgian counter piece, however, is easy to explore. Here, everything is laid out by people, neatly ordered and reduced to the essentials. A geologist, a gold miner and an astronomer provide insights for a philosophical exploration of the origin of existence and the future of our planet.


Kim Busch

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28.10.
#452
Passage Kinos Wintergarten
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28.10.2021
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30.10.
#632
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Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
Frederik Nicolai
André Mielnik
Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
Leo Foulet
Sébastien Lheureux
Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
Sébastien Lheureux

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Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
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German Competition Short Film
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75/1 Till Kleinau
Unusual instruments for completely new musical experiences: In two years of loneliness, a monomaniac rebuilds 75 sound-generators invented by the avant-garde composer Harry Partch.
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75/1

75/1
Till Kleinau
German Competition Short Film
Documentary Film
Germany
2020
27 minutes
German
subtitles: 
English
World premiere

“Boo” – the name is as unusual as the sound is special. The avant-garde composer Harry Partch invented instruments for micro-sounds and completely new musical experiences. The musician and instrument maker Thomas Meixner dedicated two years of his life, marked by family and health losses, to rebuilding 75 of these sound-generators for a concert tour. The film portrays a monomaniac who fiercely avoids social life but with great sensitivity makes material sing.


André Eckardt

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27.10.
#313
CineStar 2
75/1 + A Sound of My Own
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27.10.2021
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75/1 + A Sound of My Own
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28.10.
#433
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28.10.2021
CineStar 5
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29.10.
#552
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75/1 + A Sound of My Own
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29.10.2021
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75/1 + A Sound of My Own
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31.10.
#7A2
Cinémathèque
75/1 + A Sound of My Own
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31.10.2021
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Till Kleinau
Friederike Dörffler
Katja Tauber
Christophe Poulles
Friederike Dörffler
Maximilian Rodegra

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Friederike Dörffler
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Competition for the Audience Award Short Film
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98 kg Izabela Plucińska
A film about being stuck in the cycle of domestic violence. With troubling animations that keep erasing what was, but don’t make it invisible.
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98 kg

98 kg
Izabela Plucińska
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film
Animated Film
Poland,
Germany
2021
5 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None
International Premiere

The cycle of domestic violence: tension, escalation, remorse, and then all over again. The woman in Izabela Plucińska’s film shares the fate of many sufferers: She can’t manage to break out. The metaphorical dumbbells she would have to lift to do it weigh 98 kilograms – like the man who does this to her. All she can do is dissolve, disappear and breathe silently into her individual parts. The animations keep erasing themselves, but painful marks are left behind.


Kim Busch

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26.10.
#2A1
Cinémathèque
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26.10.2021
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30.10.
#613
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30.10.2021
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31.10.
#762
Regina 2
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31.10.2021
Regina 2
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Izabela Plucińska
Paulina Ratajczak
Izabela Plucińska
Maciej Reguła
Izabela Plucińska
Daniela Kinateder
Andrea Martignoni
Andrea Martignoni

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Maciej Reguła
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Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
International Competition Short Film
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Abandoned Village Mariam Kapanadze
The abandoned village looks like an oil painting, like a still life painted in sometimes delicate, sometimes broad brushstrokes. Light and mood change with the time of day.
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Abandoned Village

Mitovebuli sofeli
Mariam Kapanadze
International Competition Short Film
Animated Film
Georgia
2020
14 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None
German premiere

At first there’s nothing but clouds. A cock crows, sheep bells ring, a herd of cows begins to move. The sounds seem to come from another age. When the morning mist clears, we recognize the outlines of an abandoned village. Decayed huts, broken fences, crooked roofs. The film looks like an oil painting, a still life painted in sometimes delicate, sometimes broad brushstrokes, bathed in different lights with the shifting times of day and changing its mood.


Anke Leweke

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28.10.
#452
Passage Kinos Wintergarten
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30.10.
#632
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CineStar 5
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Mariam Kapanadze
Mariam Kandelaki
Tsotne Kalandadze
Elene Murjikneli
Beso Kacharava
Elene Murjikneli
Irakli Toklikishvili
Gela Kandelaki

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Mariam Kandelaki
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Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
International Competition Short Film
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Abyssal Alejandro Alonso
Beautiful images and rhythmic sounds of hard work on a ship scrapyard in western Cuba, yet there’s no aestheticization. One can almost smell the oil and metal while watching the film.
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Abyssal

Abisal
Alejandro Alonso
International Competition Short Film
Documentary Film
France,
Cuba
2021
30 minutes
Spanish
subtitles: 
French, English
German premiere

A ship scrapyard in western Cuba. The observing camera follows Raudel and his colleagues who work in what seems like a hermetically sealed microcosm. A homing pigeon strays into the place; the workers contemplate it silently as they smoke. Sometimes they talk about their dreams. Shots are focussed in turns on their bodies and their surroundings. Rhythmic, artfully crafted and authentically produced sounds accompany precise and lucid images, without aestheticizing the harshness of their work.


Borjana Gaković

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27.10.
#342
Passage Kinos Astoria
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27.10.2021
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28.10.
#472
Regina 4
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28.10.2021
Regina 4
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31.10.
#731
CineStar 5
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31.10.2021
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Alejandro Alonso
Boris Prieto
Alejandro Alonso
Oderay Ponce de León
Boris Prieto
Norwegian Fund for Cuban Cinema
CNC / Aide aux cinémas du monde
Lisandra López Fabé
Pepe Gavilondo
Nancy Angulo
Glenda Martínez Cabrera
Velia Díaz de Villalvilla
Alejandro Pérez
Emmanuel Peña
Alejandro Alonso
Alejandro Alonso

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International Competition
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among us women Sarah Noa Bozenhardt, Daniel Abate Tilahun
Home birth or clinic? In the field of tension between traditional and modern midwifery, the conflicts of women in Ethiopia’s changing society come to light.
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among us women

Unter uns Frauen
Sarah Noa Bozenhardt, Daniel Abate Tilahun
International Competition
Documentary Film
Germany,
Ethiopia
2021
92 minutes
Amharic,
English
subtitles: 
English
World premiere

In rural Ethiopia the staff of a health centre are fighting maternal mortality. They tirelessly appeal to women to give birth in the clinic. But reservations are strong, and so are the practical obstacles. How are heavily pregnant women supposed to arrive in time when the ambulance comes hours later or not at all? Against medical advice, Hulu Ager decides to give birth at home, assisted by a traditional midwife.

With palpable familiarity, the film crew captures moments of intimate communion between Hulu Ager, the midwives and other women. On the margins of the central conflict, the many challenges they face in a patriarchal society emerge. The debates are most lively under the hood dryer at the hairdresser’s: She doesn’t enjoy sex because of her circumcision, the medical professional Welela reports. “Sometimes you have to prepare yourself for sex,” another customer advises. Sometimes it helps to get drunk. But the perky hairdresser is sure: Bad sex is grounds for divorce. The women share their desires and woes with each other, experience solidarity and gather courage for small and great acts of departure and resistance. Men are relegated to the role of extras, if at all.

Sarina Lacaf

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26.10.
#223
CineStar 4
among us women
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26.10.2021
CineStar 4
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among us women
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28.10.
#492
Schauburg
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28.10.2021
Schauburg
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30.10.
#642
Passage Kinos Astoria
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Sarah Noa Bozenhardt
Daniel Abate Tilahun
Sonja Kilbertus
Hiwot Admasu
Beza Hailu Lemma
Andrea Munoz
Alex Praet
Bernarda Cornejo Pinto
Anna-Marlene Bicking
Sarah Noa Bozenhardt
Ana María Ormaza

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Sonja Kilbertus
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Nominated for DEFA Sponsoring Prize, Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize, Prize of the Interreligious Jury, FIPRESCI Prize
International Competition Short Film
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Anxious Body Yoriko Mizushiri
Tszzzzidd – skin and adhesive tape separate slowly, almost lasciviously. Sensual variations on pain and pleasure in a calm but scalpel-sharp drawn animation.
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Anxious Body

Fuan na karada
Yoriko Mizushiri
International Competition Short Film
Animated Film
France,
Japan
2021
6 minutes
English
subtitles: 
None
German premiere

Tszzzzidd – skin and adhesive tape separate slowly, almost lasciviously. From a sober physical point of view, forces between molecular bonds are being overcome. Yoriko Mizushiri composes brief, highly sensual variations on pain and pleasure based on this phenomenon. Restrained, calm and scalpel-sharp, she creates two-dimensional drawn animations in subdued colours, accompanied by cool electronic sounds that explode in one’s head only to scatter into the anxious but curious body.


André Eckardt

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27.10.
#362
Regina 2
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27.10.2021
Regina 2
#362
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28.10.
#431
CineStar 5
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28.10.2021
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29.10.
#543
Passage Kinos Astoria
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29.10.2021
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30.10.
Hauptbahnhof Osthalle
Teil der Kompilation

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FSK recommendation: 12+
30.10.2021
Hauptbahnhof Osthalle
Teil der Kompilation

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Yoriko Mizushiri
Emmanuel-Alain Raynal
Pierre Baussaron
Nobuaki Doi / New Deer
Luce Grosjean

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Luce Grosjean
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Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
Competition for the Audience Award
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The Balcony Movie Paweł Łoziński
For two years, Paweł Łoziński set up his camera on the balcony and struck up conversations with the passers-by. A fascinating experimental set-up.
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The Balcony Movie

Film balkonowy
Paweł Łoziński
Competition for the Audience Award
Documentary Film
Poland
2021
100 minutes
Polish,
Russian
subtitles: 
English
German premiere

The whole world, captured on a somewhat dreary pavement in Warsaw. For two years, director Paweł Łoziński stood on the balcony of his flat with his camera and watched the people passing below from up there. The ones he saw and persuaded to talk are young and old, neighbours or simply passers-by. The filmmaker addresses them, asks questions, listens and creates a space for conversations that rarely happen between strangers.

How do passers-by react when they are filmed from a balcony and addressed, stopped from above? Do they walk on, shaking their heads? Or are they willing to engage in dialogue? This place and this staged opportunity seem perfect for making a film that reflects its own premises, because apparently people feel a rather strong need to talk about themselves from this unusual position. Whether hurrying or strolling, happy or thoughtful, posing or quite natural: Each of the participants who happen to come into view reveals something special. Every encounter, however unpremeditated, turns out to be unique. Some expectations of a certain type of person are disappointed, because hardly anyone can be pigeonholed. Łoziński’s experiment invites us to pause, to wait until the world steps into the camera’s field of view.

Lina Dinkla

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26.10.
#244
Passage Kinos Astoria
The Balcony Movie
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26.10.2021
Passage Kinos Astoria
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The Balcony Movie
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28.10.
Polnisches Institut
The Balcony Movie

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28.10.2021
Polnisches Institut
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29.10.
#532
CineStar 5
The Balcony Movie

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Paweł Łoziński
Paweł Łoziński
Agnieszka Mankiewicz
Izabela Lopuch
Katarzyna Wilk
Paweł Łoziński
Paweł Łoziński
Paweł Łoziński
Piasek & Wójcik
Paweł Łoziński
Franciszek Kozłowski
Jan Duszyński

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Nominated for MDR Film Prize
International Competition
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A Bay Murilo Salles
Cinematic and acoustic explorations around the bay of Rio de Janeiro about the lives of various people who scrape by in different ways.
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A Bay

Uma baía
Murilo Salles
International Competition
Documentary Film
Brazil
2021
109 minutes
Portuguese (Brazil)
subtitles: 
English
World premiere

The Baía de Guanabara is not just any bay: the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro has sprawled around it. Its waste water threatens the rich ecosystem, planes roar along the approach corridors above. These filmic explorations on the margins of the megacity portray various environments that are all connected to the bay in a specific way. The people here are micro-wage earners making a modest living.

At night the lights of the city and the promises of capitalism shine in the distance. To the people living at the periphery, they seem out of reach. In eight chapters this documentary essay meditates on their habitats along the bay, following the repetitive and physically exhausting activities of humans and farm animals. Unusual perspectives, careful camera work and a poignant sound design elevate these observations to a commentary on the crisis in Brazil. Murilo Salles, who won a Silver Dove in Leipzig in 1978 for his debut “These Are the Weapons”, sheds light on the close link between geographical space and social inequality.

Annina Wettstein

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27.10.
#321
CineStar 4
A Bay
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27.10.2021
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A Bay
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28.10.
#481
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A Bay
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28.10.2021
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29.10.
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Murilo Salles
Murilo Salles
Eva Randolph
Léo Bittencourt
Fabrício Mota
João Jabace
Sarah Lelièvre
Felipe Luz
Murilo Salles
Eva Randolph
Itauana Coquet

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Nominated for FIPRESCI Prize, Prize of the Interreligious Jury
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The Bones

Los huesos
Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León
International Competition Short Film
Animated Film
Chile
2021
14 minutes
Spanish
subtitles: 
English, German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing
German premiere

With reference to Władysław Starewicz’s animation film experiments with insects, the Chilean artist duo León and Cociña develop a fictitious counter-narrative to the history of the stop motion technique – and a vision of a Chile liberated from autocrats. A pigtailed girl in puppet form confidently handles the remains of the authoritarian power tradition, in the shape of morbidly staged body parts of two symbolic representatives of the oligarchy and Pinochet’s dictatorship – Diego Portales and Jaime Guzmán.


Borjana Gaković

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26.10.
#222
CineStar 4
The Bones + A Custom of the Sea
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26.10.2021
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#222
The Bones + A Custom of the Sea
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27.10.
#371
Regina 4
The Bones + A Custom of the Sea
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27.10.2021
Regina 4
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28.10.
#482
Schaubühne Lindenfels
The Bones + A Custom of the Sea
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28.10.2021
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Joaquín Cociña
Cristóbal León
Lucas Engel
Cristóbal León
Adam Butterfield
Ari Aster
Joaquín Cociña
Cristóbal León
Natalia Geisse
Roberto Espinoza
Niles Atallah
Joaquín Cociña
Joaquín Cociña
Joaquín Cociña
Cristóbal León
Joaquín Cociña
Cristóbal León
Niles Atallah
Tim Fain
Tim Fain
Lucas Engel

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Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award
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Bucolic

Bukolika
Karol Pałka
International Competition
Documentary Film
Poland
2021
70 minutes
Polish
subtitles: 
German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing, English
German premiere

Danusia and Basia are a mother and daughter, sharing a life presented by director Karol Pałka as supremely secluded. Far removed from any comfort, the seasons pass, a priest comes to visit, the women wade through mud and cultivate their habits. But, unnoticed by Danusia, Basia moves on a few back roads of her own that lead in other directions.

The nearest town seems light years away. Danusia and her daughter Basia lead a reclusive life in a ramshackle house in the country. The rooms are decorated with flower arrangements, scattered with devotional objects. Mother and daughter cultivate their connection to the supernatural, either in the shape of a strict Catholicism or as small rituals in nature. In one scene Basia dances around a fire like a witch. She is also the one who repeatedly seeks contact with the outside world. We see her with a mobile phone then, but the person at the other end remains intangible, unable or unwilling to break the spell around the mother-and-daughter team. It is a dense, almost deserted world which Karol Pałka in his debut film renders in gloomy, shadowed images that grow brighter only when spring comes. But even then, the dramatic opening piece “Specially for You” by the Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha still resonates.

Carolin Weidner

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26.10.
#261
Regina 2
Bucolic
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26.10.2021
Regina 2
#261
Bucolic
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27.10.
Polnisches Institut
Bucolic

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27.10.2021
Polnisches Institut
Bucolic

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28.10.
#424
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Bucolic
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28.10.2021
CineStar 4
#424
Bucolic
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Karol Pałka
Karolina Mróz
Wojciech Marczewski
National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute
Marcella Jelic
Karol Pałka
Katarzyna Boniecka
Piotr Knop
Anna Rok
Karol Pałka

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Irena Taskovski
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Nominated for MDR Film Prize, Prize of the Interreligious Jury, FIPRESCI Prize
Competition for the Audience Award
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The Cars We Drove into Capitalism Georgi Bogdanov, Boris Missirkov
A cheerfully edited collection of auto biographies from socialist production in seemingly carefree times – when the motorized vehicle was still allowed to be a status symbol.
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The Cars We Drove into Capitalism

The Cars We Drove into Capitalism
Georgi Bogdanov, Boris Missirkov
Competition for the Audience Award
Documentary Film
Bulgaria,
Germany,
Denmark,
Croatia,
Czech Republic
2021
93 minutes
Bulgarian,
German,
Norwegian,
Czech,
Russian,
English
subtitles: 
English
World premiere

A nostalgic trip into a past when buying a car constituted a lifetime’s work – especially for those Europeans who had a maximum of two handful of brands at their disposal. This cheerfully edited collection of auto biographies from socialist production evokes seemingly carefree times when the motorized vehicle was allowed to be simply a status symbol: free from ideological turf wars revolving around the climate crisis and mobility diets.

From Russia via Bulgaria and the Czech Republic to Germany and Norway, love stories between humans and Trabi, Moskvitch and Volga are captured on film. We meet protagonists who are fond of their beloved piece of tin, then or now, or have even amassed a considerable collection. There’s a couple who met and fell in love at a retro car exhibition and still drive the same model today. We meet a sexton who passes on his official car after 32 years of use. We make the acquaintance of a pin-up who always poses in front of vintage cars from the East. They all have a soft spot for these rickety rust buckets, because even though the products of the socialist car industry were usually slow, chunky, tedious to drive and to repair, they were all regarded as showpieces of a successful life. And there was one in almost every family: coveted, long longed-for, assiduously polished.

Lina Dinkla

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27.10.
Hauptbahnhof Osthalle
The Cars We Drove into Capitalism

Free entry

FSK recommendation: 6+
27.10.2021
Hauptbahnhof Osthalle
The Cars We Drove into Capitalism

Free entry

FSK recommendation: 6+
28.10.
#491
Schauburg
The Cars We Drove into Capitalism
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28.10.2021
Schauburg
#491
The Cars We Drove into Capitalism
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29.10.
Polnisches Institut
The Cars We Drove into Capitalism

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29.10.2021
Polnisches Institut
The Cars We Drove into Capitalism

Free entry

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30.10.
#614
CineStar 2
The Cars We Drove into Capitalism
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30.10.2021
CineStar 2
#614
The Cars We Drove into Capitalism
During Checkout you can apply discounts or your accreditation.

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Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Georgi Bogdanov
Boris Missirkov
Martichka Bozhilova
Tina Leeb
Miljenka Čogelja
Dana Budisavljević
Jiří Konečný
Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Sascha Beier
Simone Baumann
Boris Missirkov
Georgi Bogdanov
Boris Missirkov
Georgi Bogdanov
Emil Granicharov
Jacob Thuessen
Georgi Tenev
Veselin Zografov

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Main Contact
Martichka Bozhilova
producer@agitprop.bg
Nominated for MDR Film Prize