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Photographer of War: three perspectives, one DOK

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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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Parasite: South Korea’s first Palme winner hits Leipzig

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Parasite Cast
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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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Bandersnatch: Who’s really in control?

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"Bandersnatch" follows the trend of its dystopian parent series, "Black Mirror," and the minds behind it.
"Bandersnatch" follows the trend of its dystopian parent series, "Black Mirror," and the minds behind it.

“Besides dealing with parallel universes and time travel, and convincingly looking and sounding like the year 1984, this new Netflix release puts control over the protagonist’s lives in our hands, as the audience. Or does it?”

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Cinema in the original on Christmas Day

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Want some fresh air and an alternative to Christmas TV? Go to the cinema! (Photo: public domain)
Want some fresh air and an alternative to Christmas TV? Go to the cinema! (Photo: public domain)

As an alternative to the living room and Christmas TV, you can go to the cinema in Leipzig today and watch an international film in its original glory – meaning not dubbed in German. This post includes showtimes, trailers, ratings, as well as plot and review blurbs, for the 6 movies listed under this category on December 25th.

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First Man: between aloof husband and hero

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First Man, starring Ryan Gosling, tries to balance the domestic with the historic. (Image: public domain)
First Man, starring Ryan Gosling, tries to balance the domestic with the historic. (Image: public domain)

“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.

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Sacred Games: a “spider net” from India

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Sacred Games is the new "spider net" by Netflix, capturing Indians and other international audiences. (Photo: public domain)
Sacred Games is the new "spider net" by Netflix, capturing Indians and other international audiences. (Photo: public domain)

Netflix is spreading its reach all over the world. The digital giant now enters the Indian market full-on with its first Indian original, the ensnaring thriller “Sacred Games.” Here’s an enthusiastic review from a Leipzig-based filmmaker.

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