BEST DOKS Audience Favorites / BEST OF FESTS

The series BEST OF FESTS assembles films, that have already been shown at big festivals, that have been awarded with important prizes or have been nominated for an oscar. Eleven out of 23 films are shown in Germany for the first time.


Lettland, Irland, Italien, Schweiz, Belgien, Litauen, Großbritannien, Spanien 2017 – Director: Arunas Matelis – Original language: Italian, English, Dutch – Subtitles: English

Their jerseys are torn; their elbows are bloody. Give up? No chance! The captains still need their domestiques. WONDERFUL LOSERS: A DIFFERENT WORLD depicts these anonymous professional cyclists with great sensitivity. There, at the bottom of the results table, beats the true heart of this sport.

Writer: Arunas Matelis. Camera: Mark Olexa, Ivars Zviedris, Simone Rivoire, Giordano Bianchi, Valdis Celmins, Andrius Kemežys, Giacomo Becherini, Paolo Beniti, Vincent O’Callaghan, Arunas Matelis. Sound: Raf Enckels. Editing: Mirjam Jegorov, Gatis Belogrudovs. Music: Alberto Lucendo. Production: Studio Nominum, Stefilm, DOK Mobile, Associate Directors. Producer: Algimante. Length: 71 min. International Sales: Deckert Distribution.

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