DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Ablaze


Ablaze




CATALOGUE TEXT
Markus is Honorary Mayor in Saxony-Anhalt. In 2015, he and his wife commit themselves to providing shelter for forty refugees. Then “his” commune of Tröglitz takes on a strange visage: The population is disturbingly polarised and suddenly the refugee home is on fire. This animated documentary tries to understand what happened. Dark hatchings and shadings are contrasted with idyllic watercolour landscapes and bear witness to things that are lost and things that must be resolved.

Nadja Rademacher

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Credits
Original Title: Brand Country: Germany Year: 2019 Language: German Subtitle: English Runtime: 5 min. Format: DCP Color: Colour Director: Jan Koester, Alexander Lahl Producer: Max Mönch Cinematographer: Jan Koester Editor: Jan Koester Animation: Jan Koester Music: Hannes Schulze Sound: Hannes Schulze Script: Elise Landschek
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