A YOUNG GIRL IN HER NINETIES – UNE JEUNE FILLE DE 90 ANS (Frankreich 2016, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Yann Coridian, DOK.panorama). When you look into the face of the Alzheimer’s patient, Blanche, there is no doubt what is reflected back at you: love. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Yann Coridian’s highly sensitive portrait of an unusual couple goes straight to your heart from the very first moment.
ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS (Polen, Großbritannien 2016, Michał Marczak, DOK.panorama). Kris and Michał drift through Warsaw. They dance with the hottest women. This is the summer of love reloaded. Poetry and theory – does friendship have any limits? A question, an encounter, cool electro beats. In your mid-twenties a lost weekend is never a lost weekend.
ALLES GUT – I'M OKAY (Deutschland 2016, Pia Lenz, DOK.deutsch). Djaner and Ghofran, two children who have fled war and persecution, venture out into their new home of Hamburg. Pia Lenz’s observation of the pair has a delicateness that leaves you astonished and speechless.
ATENTAMENTE – SINCERELY (Kolumbien 2016, Camila Rodríguez Triana, DOK.horizonte). Happiness in the autumn of life. In a retirement home in Colombia Alba and Libardo have fallen in love and long to spend a night together alone in a hotel. But at a cost of 15,000 Pesos this is way out of their reach. A gentle observation that is masterful in its simplicity.
BAGNINI & BAGNANTI – LIFEGUARDS IN LOVE (Italien 2017, Fabio Paleari, DOK.panorama). The lifeguards on Italy’s beaches are the epitome of the European Latin lover. Every summer the young men used to have countless affairs with young tourists. Today things have changed but the good times are not completely over.
DAS BAND IST NICHT GERISSEN – UNBROKEN TIES (Deutschland 2017, Jörg Schnitger, Münchner Premieren). “He wasn’t looking for death,” suggests a relative in Jörg Schnitger’s very personal quest to understand the fate of his father, who died prematurely 40 years ago. After the police file has long been closed, he makes a fresh attempt to unravel the mystery.
KOMUNIA – COMMUNION (Polen 2016, Anna Zamecka, DOK.panorama). The heartbreaking story of a 14-year-old Polish girl who has to play the roles of mother, father and sister as well as being herself. Caught in the vicious circle of a dysfunctional family, Ola fights with all her strength against the force of her circumstances.
LOS NIÑOS – THE GROWN UPS (Niederlande, Chile, Frankreich 2016, Maite Alberdi, DOK.panorama). Andrés and Anita have just one wish: to start a family. But society has other plans for people with Down’s Syndrome and the school that they have been attending for 40 years remains the only place they can be a couple. A gentle portrait that reveals their frustrations and longing.
LOVETRUE (USA 2016, Alma Har'el, DOK.panorama). Three young people in different corners of the USA reflect on their ideas about love. Reality and the inner lives of the protagonists intertwine in an intoxicating flow of images and we get lost in the delightful magic of performance and music.
SOLLTE DA ICH UND NIEMAND SEIN (Deutschland 2016, Nele Jeromin, Student Award). A father knows that he is going to die and remains calm. His daughter cannot and will not accept it and picks up her camera. A filmic pas-de-deux of small observations, intimate thoughts and the final big question.
SOME THINGS ARE HARD TO TALK ABOUT (Deutschland 2017, Stefanie Brockhaus, DOK.deutsch). How long can three generations harbour the same secret? When the filmmaker Stefanie Brockhaus tackles the subject of abortion, she suddenly discovers parallels with the past of her mother and grandmother.
WHO WE WERE (Dänemark 2016, Sine Skibsholt, DOK.panorama). “Kristian, can you move your arm?” Mette Line and Kristian are a happy couple with two small children until a stroke changes everything. The filmmaker has succeeded in drawing an intimate portrait about fate and family ties.
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU – NAWET NIE WIESZ JAK BARDZO CIĘ KOCHAM (Polen 2016, Paweł Łoziński, DOK.panorama). A room, three people: a mother, a daughter and a therapist. We see just the face of each of them and the emotions that are reflected in it: anger, anxiety, doubt and love. A docu-fictional psychological case study with a sense of familiarity.