With his permission I break into the slate of CPH:DOX previews and reviews of colleague Allan Berg to tell about the Forum of CPH:DOX, which published its programme yesterday, and it is exciting reading:
32 projects – presented ”in four categories FICTIONONFICTION, CINEMA, F:ACT and ART aiming to attract professionals from related industries to stimulate new production and financing models. This year we welcome, amongst many others… broadcasters such as ARTE, ZDF, NDR, BBC, DR, film funds from all over Europe as well as Ford Foundation, Tribeca Film Institute, Fondation Cartier, Tate Modern and Sundance Institute.”
Let me highlight four projects, one from each category. Sharunas Bartas, Lithuanian film icon, participates in “Fictionnonfiction” (hybrid is probably another word for the genre), here is the description: “Joseph Brodsky spent 17 winters in Venice. “Watermark” is the confessional meditation on the relation between water and land, between light and dark, between past and present, between the living and the inanimate.”
In the “Cinema” category you will find Emma Davie and Peter Mettler with
“Becoming Animal”: “A sensuous exploration into our animal being. Together with philosopher David Abram, we ponder our relationship to wilderness while challenging our habitual ways of seeing, in a world dominated by language, technology and cinema itself.”
In the “F:ACT” category Leonard Retel Helmrich enters with “The Camp”: “A documentary about life in Majdal Anjar, a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon. The filmmaker registers from the inside what it is like to live in a refugee camp.”
And in the “ART” the “Leviathan” directors Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor has this one: “The Story of the eye part I and II reflects on the significance of cannibalistic desire in the human condition and its affinities with sexuality and spirituality.”
What that means, I will try to analyse, when filmkommentaren reports from this so-called industry part of CPH:DOX.
Photo is from the project by Lucy Walker: SlumDogs.