DOK Leipzig Enthusiasm

Skrevet den 13-09-2018 21:46:07 af Tue Steen Müller

DOK Leipzig Enthusiasm

To meet the audience with a positive attitude is of course the best festival invitation you can make. I thought about it this morning, when receiving a newsletter from Leipzig: They have a good press office in DOK Leipzig that in tone is able to convey what the programmers want to achieve:

We finally have the first film titles for our DOK Leipzig edition 2018. Our Special

Programmes are complete! From Werner Herzog to Ruth Beckermann, from animated films to personal essays. The around 150 films in our nine Special Programmes, shown alongside the Official Selection, look to the past and to the future in equal measure. In keeping with this year’s festival motto Demand the Impossible!, they each revolve around films which seek to bring about change or depict processes of transformation. We are very happy to welcome numerous filmmakers from the Special Programmes in Leipzig in person. Check out below what they have to offer!

And below is what you can find on

With all respect – already mentioned on this site – towards the tributes to Herzog and Beckermann, and with upcoming enthusiastic words on the impressive Lithuanian retrtospective, I want to draw your attention to the “Retrospective: 68. An Open Score” that is absolutely superbly curated (hate that word) by the head of the Leipzig Selection Committee Ralph Eue who says: “ 

“With our programme, we would like to show that ‘around 1968’ a great number of documentary and animated films were made which serve as seismographs. They pointed to radical changes in our social, cultural and intellectual histories, and, last but not least, our media history too, they traced these changes and even provoked them as well at times.” Instead of focusing on the hotbeds of revolt – Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris – DOK Leipzig would like to explore the outlying areas of “’68” with this Retrospective: What was happening out in the sticks? How did the echoes of unrest resonate out on the periphery?”

The retrospective - 7 programs – includes films by, just to mention the well known names: Jan Némec, Reijo Nikkilä, Zelimir Zilnik, Chantal Akerman, Gitta Nickel, Pasolini, Klaus Wildenhahn, Chris Marker, Santiago Alvaréz (Photo:LBJ) … history and FILM history, bravo!



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