ARCHITEKTUR DER UNENDLICHKEIT – ARCHITECTURE OF INFINITY (Schweiz 2018, Christoph Schaub, Best of Fests). “The centre is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere,” wrote Nicholas of Cusa about the universe in the 15th century. Churches are places that protect and liberate. Spiritual space, architecture, art. And finiteness. Everyone is their own architect of infinity.
EDUARDO GALEANO VAGAMUNDO (Brasilien 2018, Felipe Nepomuceno, Best of Fests). The Uruguayan writer, journalist and essayist, Eduardo Galeano, played a vital role in the historical analysis of Latin America’s dictatorships. In this portrait he speaks about existence and the things that give the world meaning. A cinematic embrace of his life’s work.
EISENBERGER – KUNST MUSS SCHÖN SEIN, SAGTE DER FROSCH ZUR FLIEGE (Schweiz 2018, Hercli Bundi, DOK.panorama). To date, his opus consists of over 45,000 pieces of work and yet the artist, Christian Eisenberger, still questions art and its construction. In the three-way relationship between artist, work and the audience, a power struggle develops.
GRUPPE SPUR – DIE MALER DER ZUKUNFT (Deutschland 2018, Sabine Zimmer, DOK.special). At the beginning of the 60s, the artist collective, SPUR, shook Munich up – artistically and politically. They caused offence wherever they went. A break with the past and a new beginning: SPUR played its part in Europe’s political and cultural awakenings.
HARRY GRUYAERT – PHOTOGRAPHER (Belgien 2018, Gerrit Messiaen, DOK.panorama). The Belgian photographer Harry Gruyaert was a pioneer of European colour photography. He has worked around the globe for over 50 years. Since 1981, he has been a member of the legendary Magnum agency. A filmic portrait of a remarkable man.
MANN AUF BLAU (Deutschland 2018, Friedrich Tiedtke, Student Award). Everything from the beginning. After completing his master's degree at the UdK Berlin, Henri Haake begins his quiet attempt to manoeuvre as a free artist from vernissage to vernissage. Sensitive character study of a seeker.
SIE IST DER ANDERE BLICK – SHE IS THE OTHER GAZE (Österreich 2018, Christiana Perschon, DOK.deutsch). Christiana Perschon invites five artists into her studio, all of them feminist members of the Vienna art scene in the 1970s, who pursued their careers with dogged determination. In their exchange, an experimental film artwork is created.
THE MIRACLE OF THE LITTLE PRINCE (Niederlande 2018, Marjoleine Boonstra, DOK.panorama). Tibetan, Tamazight, Sami, Nahuat… The French novella „The Little Prince” has been translated into more than 300 languages. Poetically and insightfully, the film portrays the book’s translators and gives an insight into their sometimes indigenous languages and cultures.
WAR OF ART (Norwegen, Deutschland 2019, Tommy Gulliksen, DOK.panorama). As the nuclear conflict with North Korea escalates once again in the summer of 2017, a group of international artists travel to the insular land to connect with local creatives. A complex film about an extraordinary cultural exchange.