DOKLeipzig New Section: Late Harvest

The festival in Leipzig works apparently according to film editing rules: Don’t give all the information up front, give it piece by piece. The official programme is not announced yet but the festival introduces a new section called Late Harvest. Read all about it in the press release:

In anticipation of announcing of the complete Official Selection for DOK Leipzig 2018, we give a little taste of what you can expect at this year’s edition. In introducing the new programme section LATE HARVEST, we aim to draw attention to important films from the current season, works which have managed to capture the cinematic and political spirit of this year – by winning awards at other festivals, serving as catalysts for heated debate, or making echoing contributions to social and cinematographic discourses which complement and enhance DOK Leipzig’s themes and perspectives…

Adina Pintilie’s intimate act of transgression Touch Me Not, Golden Bear winner at this year’s Berlinale, is a prime example of the new section’s mission in action, as well as Barbara Miller’s #Female Pleasure, a film about women struggling to approach sexuality on their own terms, is also right at home here. The inaugural edition of LATE HARVEST also features Victor Kossakovsky’s most recent film Aquarela, fresh from a successful premiere in Venice. The Russian documentarian’s immersive new work is a meditation on the transformative beauty and raw power of water. Rounding off the programme for the new section is Vitaly Mansky’s revealing documentary Putin’s Witnesses that takes a look back at the dawn of the new millennium, as an ascendant Vladimir Putin was first assuming power in Russia.

The filmmakers will all attend the festival in Leipzig to present their works. Victor Kossakovsky, Romanian director Adina Pintilie and renowned Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky will speak about their recent films and their views on filmmaking in the new film talk series Meet the Filmmakers. Finally, Barbara Miller will take part in an extensive Q&A immediately following the screening of her film #Female Pleasure. You’ll find all screening dates and more information on the talks on 10 October on our website when the Official Selection for the 61st edition of DOK Leipzig will be announced.

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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