Tue on poiminut DocPoitin ohjelmistosta muutamia vahvoja teoksia. Entisten sosialististen maiden ohjaajien tukijana Tue mainitsee mm. Volker Koeppin ja Jan Siklin elokuvat
The Finnish documentary festival celebrates Broomfield and Leacock. It points in the direction of a selection policy that respects the old masters, which is furthermore stressed by the latest news from festival director Erkko Lyytinen on the dokblog of YLE. 3 strong Eastern European films by masters have been taken for screening in Helsinki January 20-25: ”Holunderblüte” by Volker Koepp, ”Perpetual Rehearsal” by Herz Frank and ”Low Level Flight” by Jan Sikl.
The film of Volker Koepp has been reviewed on filmkommentaren - in Danish language - by colleague Allan Berg, here follows a clip from the DOX report I wrote: ... Volker Koepp, a true observational documentarian, who has given us brilliant films since the 70’es. He knows how to approach and talk to people, can make them trust him and make them open their hearts and minds. Like it happened in the extraordinary series of documentaries he made from the German town Wittstock and like it happens in this case with ”Elder Blossom” that is shot in another far away corner Europe: Kaliningrad, formerly Königsberg, where he goes to the countryside to see children who live more or less on their own, as their parents are dead or dead drunk most of the time. The average life age in Kaliningrad: 55 years.
I saw the film of Herz Frank this summer, recommended it to the Leipzig Festival that did not take it. 4 lines about this film: ... the director warm-hearted and intelligently invites the viewer into the magic world of theatre. 10 years of video diaries has been put together by Frank from his meeting with the charismatic theatre director Yevgenij Arye from the Gesher Theatre in Tel Aviv.
Finally a salute for taking the Czech film of Jan Sikl, ”Low Level Flight”, a beautiful love story based exclusively on archive material, one of many parts of the film projects series Private Century.
Still: Koepp: "Holunderblüte"