“See you in the cinema!”
See you in the cinema. This is true and necessary in several ways, because documentaries help us to understand ourselves and our complex and vulnerable reality.
We have a number of films in the program that deal with the (late) consequences of war and destruction and take a position. As part of our dokland hamburg program, we are once again presenting films by young Hamburg filmmakers. And finally we can screen the retrospective of Trinh T. Minh-ha’s films, which has been postponed since 2020. We are pleased about the cooperation with the Hamburg University of Fine Arts, where Trinh T. Minh-ha will hold a master class. In our continued series of films from the almost inexhaustible and timeless work of Klaus Wildenhahn, this year we can expect a film about an institution that has been in the media every day since the beginning of the Corona pandemic: the Robert Koch Institut. Last but not least, we are very much looking forward to this year’s opening film, which tackles the issue of attempting to capture and categorize scenic beauty in light of the turnaround in energy policy.
Most of the filmmakers will be present at the festival, and in anticipation of an eventful four and a half days of our 19th festival edition, we release you into the depths of our program catalogue with a quote from Lars von Trier: “Be prepared to take the Good with the Evil!”