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DOK: coming of age in times of upheaval

in Movies/Philosophies
Coming of age appears to be an important leitmotif at DOK Leipzig this year. I preview and review some diverse films I've found to fall into this category. (Photo: public domain)
Coming of age appears to be an important leitmotif at DOK Leipzig this year. I preview and review some diverse films I've found to fall into this category. (Photo: public domain)

DOK Leipzig opens tomorrow. We give you a bunch of mini reviews and a sneak peek into the universes of young protagonists in some of the film fest’s highlights.

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Deep emotions with (dubbed) “Dunkirk”

in History/Movies/Reviews
Soldiers from the British Expeditionary Force fire at low flying German aircraft during the Dunkirk evacuation. (Photo: public domain)
Soldiers from the British Expeditionary Force fire at low flying German aircraft during the Dunkirk evacuation. (Photo: public domain)

“I’m a Brit, so watching the movie in Leipzig was a disturbing experience.”

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Nostalgia, books and “The Durrells in Corfu”

in Literature/Travel/TV
PBS poster for "The Durrells in Corfu," widely used in publicizing the series.
PBS poster for "The Durrells in Corfu," widely used in publicizing the series.

Before parting with my classmates, before embarking for the big adventure called adult life, we enjoyed Corfu in the spring with its sunsets, its old buildings, its incredibly beautiful landscapes.

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My whirl at Twilight Zone fan fiction

in Culture / Entertainment

Oh, if only I had a time machine. “The Soldier, the Maid and the Miss” – a short story written in loving tribute of my favorite series of all time, The Twilight Zone (1959-64).

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Mastering grief in “Manchester by the Sea”

in Movies/Reviews
Luckily for viewers, Manchester by the Sea - via the mastery of its writer/director - does not throw these tragedies in their faces all at once; it's a gradual process of discovery. Review at https://leipglo.com
Luckily for viewers, Manchester by the Sea - via the mastery of its writer/director - does not throw these tragedies in their faces all at once; it's a gradual process of discovery. Review at https://leipglo.com

The film’s Oscar-winning protagonist manages to convey the overwhelming weight of grief in his silence and body language, without an ounce of overacting.

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“Moonlight” a delicate, complex canvas

in Movies/Philosophies
Moonlight / ocean. Public domain photo.
Moonlight / ocean. Public domain photo.

It had been a while since I’d looked at a movie truly as a work of art – I did so with Moonlight.

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