Jetzt online, it says on the site of the DOKLeipzig festival that goes from the 26.10-1.11, and it is an overwhelmingly rich programme that the classic festival offers its local audience and many visitors. Read all about it, site adress below.
For this blog writer it is wonderful to see that the programmers of the festival, situated in the East of Europe, precisely has a strong look to the East and thus presents a handful of films from filmmakers from this part of the world, where – I know that I repeat myself – the originality and creativity are still alive and kicking. ”East Beats West”.
Among the films are these that you can read about on this site: August 17 (Aleksander Gutman), Altzaney (Nino Orjonikidze und Vano Arsenishvili), Cooking History (Peter Kerekes, ), The Living Room of the Nation (Jukka Kärkkäinen) (photo),
And with big expectations I look forward to seeing the new films by international documentary stars like Peter Mettler (Petropolis) and Pirjo Honkasalo (Ito – Diary of an Urban Priest) and Pawel Lozinski (Chemo).
Below some words about two other sections of the festival programme. There is much more going on – Joris Ivens retro, masterclass with Niels Pagh Andersen, 1989-thematic retro and much more.