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.
WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, TRIUMPHS AND LAMENTS (Italien 2016, Giovanni Troilo, DOK.panorama). A monumental portrait of the Eternal City. William Kentridge allows us an insight into the creation of his imposing project, which kaleidoscopically presents the rise and fall of Rome on the riverbed of the Tiber. A Making Of film with a triumphant outcome.
WO DER EUPHRAT IN DIE SAVA MÜNDET – WHERE EUPHRATES AND SAVA FLOW TOGETHER (Schweiz 2016, Andreas Muggli, Student Award). The final stage of the refugee route through the Balkans. Andreas Muggli mingles with the exiles and listens to their stories.
WRONG ELEMENTS (Belgien, Frankreich, Deutschland 2016, Jonathan Littell, DOK.international). Former Ugandan child soldiers from Joseph Konys’ brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) revisit their past: they re-enact scenes, visit locations and speak with each other. Simultaneously government troops track down one of the old rebel leaders in the bush. He too was kidnapped as a child.
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.
YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE (Deutschland 2017, André Schäfer, DOK.special). How does a musical ballad become one of the most well-known football anthems in the world? The film sends the actor Joachim Król on a journey of discovery. As a Dortmund fan he travels to Budapest, New York and to where everything began: Anfield Stadium in Liverpool.
ZEIT UND ENERGIE – ON POWER AND TIME (Deutschland 2016, Bettina Sandhäger, Charlotte Funke, Student Award). We are no longer there, we are in transit. Between cheap flights and wanderlust there grows a longing that cannot be expressed in words. A complex and playful essay film about a generation that is restlessly looking to centre itself.
ZWISCHEN DEN BILDERN (Deutschland 2017, Martin Friedrich). Der Dokumentarfilm ZWISCHEN DEN BILDERN begleitet die Workshopreihe Comic Camp des KJR München, in der Jugendliche eigene Comics entwickelten. Bei der feierlichen Premiere können BesucherInnen an Kreativ-Stationen selbst aktiv werden.
ZWISCHEN DEN STÜHLEN – TO BE A TEACHER (Deutschland 2016, Jakob Schmidt, DOK.panorama). Three student teachers are heading for careers in the classroom. After years of study they find themselves face to face with their first classes and have to teach – while being assessed themselves at the same time. With great sensitivity the film observes Anna, Katja and Ralf over the course of 2 years.