LeipGlo contributors Justina, Ãine 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.
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.
“Dogman is a depressingly beautiful film full of thought-provoking, dreadful imagery, following a tragic but most of all ambivalent protagonist.” Catch it Wed 28/11, @ CinÃ©mathÃ¨que in der naTo.
“Arguably the most tightly action-packed scene of the film, its opening, throws the viewer alongside Ryan Gosling’s Armstrong into a tin can of a flight vessel that is edging towards the atmosphere. Immediately afterwards, we are brought into the personal trauma of Armstrong’s family.” Playing in the original @Passage Kinos this whole movie week.
Focusing on the time from Yeltsin’s resignation to shortly after the 2000 presidential election, director Vitaly Mansky takes us behind the scenes of Putin’s rise to power – as he himself was behind the scenes as Putin’s then-PR guy.
How does Germany become a nation of immigrants? Two great documentaries at DOK Leipzig 2018 “Der zweite Anschlag” and “Sorge 87” – show us how. Spoiler alert: The road to a Germany of immigrants is a difficult and painful one.