#UPLOADING_HOLOCAUST (Israel, Deutschland, Österreich 2016, Udi Nir, Sagi Bornstein, DOK.special). Four concentration camps, three mass graves and two ghettos in seven days. Young Israelis document their impressions of the traditional “Trip to Poland” on YouTube. The compilation of these materials reveals a cult of remembrance on a disturbing scale.
1637°C (Österreich 2016, Mareike Müller, Student Award). Steel – this material runs through our industrial society like a grid of concrete reinforcements. A poetic, wordless, fascinating and visually impressive profile of a raw material.
27 TIMES TIME – 27 FOIS LE TEMPS (Belgien 2016, Annick Ghijzelings, DOK.panorama). Time can be seen, heard, sometimes even touched Annick Ghijzelings's essay whispers. As sensual as it is intellectual, the train of thought in 27 TIMES TIME meanders through 27 different concepts of time.
6 JAHRE, 7 MONATE UND 16 TAGE – DIE MORDE DES NSU (Deutschland 2016, Sobo Swobodnik, DOK.deutsch). In the space of 6 years, 7 months and 16 days, the National Socialist Underground (NSU) murdered nine migrants and a German police officer without being stopped. Sobo Swobodnik’s black and white film essay acts as an audiovisual memorial to the victims.
665 FREUNDE – 665 FRIENDS (Deutschland 2017, Jonas Gernstl, Münchner Premieren). The Facebook Generation. Jonas (30) is looking for happiness. Naturally, it occurs to him to consult his Facebook friends. Because those who follow their heart appear to be happy, Gernstl Jr sets out to try to master it himself.
A GREEK WINTER (Niederlande 2016, Ingeborg Jansen, DOK.euro.vision). A film about the impact of Greece’s economic crisis. Siblings Evdokia and Tasos Pafralidis run a small domestic oil shop in Thessaloniki – but many of their customers can’t even afford to heat their houses in winter any longer.
A MODERN MAN (Dänemark, Deutschland 2017, Eva Mulvad, DOK.international). The story of the violinist, Charlie Siem, is the drama of a gifted child: Charlie is rich, good looking, sporty and a talented musician. But what is there to live for when he already has everything that others have to struggle for? Does success make you lonely in every respect?
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.
AH (Türkei 2016, Mustafa Ünlü, DOK.euro.vision). On 15th October 2015 a big peace demonstration was due to take place in Ankara. Before the succession began two bombs exploded a short distance away and killed 102 people. A meticulous reconstruction of the events, which reveals some shocking facts.
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.
ALLES WEGEN OMI – FOR AULD LANG SYNE (Deutschland 2017, Michael Teutsch, Münchner Premieren). The story of a friendship that has lasted for over 60 years between a Scottish family and a German family, which began in 1955 when a woman from Berlin invited a soldier from the occupying troops to Christmas dinner. A living example of international relations in Europe.
ALMOST THERE – ALMOST THERE (Schweiz 2016, Jacqueline Zünd, DOK.international). Three men, three continents: Bob, an American, Steve, a Brit and Yamada, who is Japanese, dare to take on new beginnings and personal journeys – in the autumn of their life. Impressive cinema with images that remind us of the loneliness and melancholy in Wim Wenders’ films.