News 20 OCT 2020

2 films from Wallonia-Brussels in international competition at DOK Leipzig

DOK Leipzig revealed the film selection of its 2020 edition. Two films from Wallonia-Brussels are competing in the international competition: Considering the Ends and in the international short film competition: Play Me, I'm Yours.

Play Me, I'm Yours

Considered as the biggest documentary film festival from Germany, DOK Leipzig is one of the most important international artistic documentary film festivals. This year's edition will take place from the 26th of October to the 1st of November.

International competition
In the international competition there is Consider the Ends by Elsa Maury, produced by Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles (CVB).

"The vultures are circling over the Cevennes, the south eastern part of the French Massif Central. They are part of the holistic cycle of becoming and passing away which shepherdess Nathalie seeks to come closer to. Because the vultures are gnawing at the remains of her beloved animals. She considers herself responsible not only for their lives, but also for their death. Elsa Maury’s film is an unequivocal testimony to what it means to wield the fatal knife oneself."
- Consider the Ends

In the short film competition, there is Play Me, I'm Yours by Julia Palmieri Mattison, produced by Centre de l'Audiovisuel à Bruxelles (CBA).

"Around a loud meal, in a bed where we shared a pack of cookies, a discussion while we were washing, I was preparing to eat and mom had just brought home a bouquet of flowers to put on the living room piano. I should have never fucked him, she did so well to sleep with her, I'll call you tomorrow to talk, I first have to call my grandmother. Friendship, love, family, relationships, interactions, death, women, men, food, that all gathers and divides and it's porous."
- Play Me, I'm Yours

In the "Re-Visions" section, there are two films from Wallonia-Brussels: Machini by Frank Mukunday & Trésor Tshibangu Tshamala, coproduced by Atelier Graphoui, and also Stepping Out of the Bath by Florence Henrard, produced by Atelier de production de La Cambre.

"By necessity and especially by the force of the machine we have become, sleepwalking beings, beings deprived of God, the damned of the earth and test subjects over the black market of history, test subjects of the machine."
- Machini

"Just before supper, daddy asks his young daughter to take her bath, which is not as easy as pie."
- Stepping Out of the Bath

This year, DOK Leipzig pays a tribute to the Belgian director Annik Leroy with a retrospective of her films. Berlin - From Dawn to Dusk, Cell 719, To the Sea and Tremor - Es ist immer Krieg are to be screened.