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Photographer of War: three perspectives, one DOK

in Film festival/Movies/Philosophies
Photographer of War
Photographer of War © DOK Leipzig 2019 / director Boris Benjamin Betram

LeipGlo contributors Justina, Áine and Heiner all went to see DOK Leipzig 2019 competition entry “Photographer of War” by Boris Benjamin Betram. Their diverging reactions and thoughts on the film are chronicled in our feature.

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Dependency captured in a poetic & tragic 10 minutes

in Opinion/Short films/Society
Machini - dependency short animated film
Machini, 2019. Film still © Frank Mukunday, Trésor Tshibangu Tshamala

DRC is seen as one of the world’s worst basket cases. In an animated short presented at DOK Leipzig, filmmakers from both the former colony and its European metropole brilliantly illustrate what dependency means for the African country, and our role in it.

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Movie newbie impressions of DOK Leipzig films

in Film festival/Movies/Reviews
Movie newbie perspective, Honeyland
"Honeyland" at DOK Leipzig. Film still © Tamara Kotevska

“I spent two days at DOK Leipzig 2019 watching as many movies as I could, and recommend that you do the same if you have the time.”

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3 highlights not to be missed at DOK Leipzig 2019

in Film festival/Leipzig/Movies
DOK Leipzig highlights
Scores of people crowded into Hbf Osthalle on 29 Oct 2019 to watch "Meeting Gorbachev," including the director Werner Herzog himself. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)

Trouble choosing from the huge cinematic menu at DOK Leipzig, our city’s international documentary and animation film fest kicking off on Monday for the whole week? Our film writer gives you a tasty, bite-sized starter selection.

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Lateinamerikanische Tage: jury insights

in Culture / Entertainment/Film festival/Movies
Lateinamerikanische Tage
Sideview Schaubühne Lindenfels, 8th Lateinamerikanische Tage. Photo: Sudaca e.V.

LeipGlo contributor Heiner was in the jury for the Lateinamerikanische Tage competition, and shares his experience and some recommendations from the lineup. Your entry point into the rich Latin American landscape the fest represents – it starts today.

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Parasite: South Korea’s first Palme winner hits Leipzig

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Parasite Cast
By Kinocine PARKJEAHWAN4wiki - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Parasite by Bong Joon-Ho will open this year’s Filmkunstmesse and its first Kinotage Leipzig. Find out if the film holds up to the hype and what we think of this year’s family class struggle Palme d’Or winner in the official Leipzig Glocal review.

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