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Chasing Werner Herzog through DOK Leipzig

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Fan girls take a selfie with Werner Herzog, CineStar Leipzig, 29 Oct 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)
Fan girls take a selfie with Werner Herzog, CineStar Leipzig, 29 Oct 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)

And just like that, inconspicuously, the director of Fitzcarraldo walks in.

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Extremism & soul-searching at DOK Leipzig

in Movies/Politics/Society
Director & narrator Karen Winther in her "Exit" documentary. (Film still © DOK Leipzig)
Director & narrator Karen Winther in her "Exit" documentary. (Film still © DOK Leipzig)

“I was surprised at how close to home Exit hit for me emotionally, although I do not have a violent past, and do not (at least not yet) count violent extremists among people I know.” #DOK Leipzig

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Werner Herzog among DOK Fest highlights

in Movies/What's on
Werner Herzog portrait. © Zhu Jingjing.
Werner Herzog portrait. © Zhu Jingjing.

We’re about to get starstruck in Leipzig: Legendary German director Werner Herzog will attend this year’s DOK Fest, presenting his documentary “Meeting Gorbachev” and fielding questions from the audience.

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A gender-aware reading of “Good Manners”

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(Marjorie Estiano) and Clara (Isabél Zuaa) share a moment of tenderness in Good Manners. (Source: www.adorocinema.com)
(Marjorie Estiano) and Clara (Isabél Zuaa) share a moment of tenderness in Good Manners. (Source: www.adorocinema.com)

Shedding the “good manners” expected of them as women in their own milieus, the archetypes of the rich white boss (“patroa”) and poor black maid (“empregada”) bond amid their shared isolation and impulses, while challenging the stereotypes assigned to them. #MovieReview

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Festival de Cine DOK: ¡Exige lo imposible!

in Film festival/Leipzig/Movies
DOK Leipzig documentary and animation festival

“El hito histórico del ’68’ será abordado desde los diferentes márgenes que el audiovisual supo retratar, generando así un caleidoscopio histórico que hará justicia a la complejidad del momento.” #DOK Leipzig 2018

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Reseña: “Aniquilación” en Netflix

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"Annihilation," now on Netflix. (Photo labeled for free reuse on Google Images)
"Annihilation," now on Netflix. (Photo labeled for free reuse on Google Images)

Our first film review in Spanish! “Al igual que las manos que tras un vaso de agua se desdoblan al inicio de la cinta, ‘Aniquilación’ encuentra en la repetición deformada la manera de contar su historia.”

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