Docs in Progress
Doc Outlook International Market / Visions du réel
April 10, 2011 / 14h00-17h00 / Ferme du Manoir / DOCM accreditation
Nyon / Switzerland
The Docs in Progress project will be premiered in 2011 and its purpose is to present to a panel of professionals (festival representatives, distributors, producers, marketing experts...) a selection of films in their finishing stages. Excerpts from rough cuts (15 minutes) will be screened and discussed to give these projects constructive feedback and suggest new openings before their release. Docs in Progress projects will be selected by the Festival as well as our partners DOK Leipzig and Filmkontakt Nord will bring in one project each.
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Dragan Wende - West Berlin by Lena von Müller & Dragan von Petrovic is among the 8 films presented at Docs in Progress. In 2009 the film attended IDF's year-long workshop Ex Oriente Film and was pitched at the East European Forum.
Dragan Wende – West Berlin , Germany, Creative, Entertainment, Portrait, Society
Once he was King, now he is invisible. In this Balkan tragi-comical documentary set in West-Berlin, the young cameraman Vuk from Belgrade embarks on the trail of his eccentric uncle Dragan Wende who used to be the “working-class” king of West-Berlin’s 1970s hedonistic disco scene. Being Yugoslav, he also profited from the Berlin Wall because he could easily go to East Berlin and was highly popular with 'the Ladies'. Today, Vuk’s uncle is an aged alcoholic and eccentric pimp who lives off social welfare and wants the Wall back. A microcosm of underdogs, veteran Yugo-immigrants and fallen millionaires and their survival strategies unfolds in this family tale about the Losers of Change in a still-divided city.
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