DocNomads film premieres in DOKLeipzig, Germany
The graduation film To Feather, to Wither, directed by Hanna Hovitie, an alumna from Finland, will have its World Premiere in competition at the 63rd DOK Leipzig - International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film held from 26 October to 1 November.
The film is also nominated for the Silver Eye Award promoted by the Institute of Documentary Film at East Silver Market that takes place during the 24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (October 27 – November 8, 2020) in Czech Republic.
By Hanna Hovitie • 20' • HungarySynopsis:
A young taxidermist is fascinated by crows, paying considerate attention to their dead bodies. Her work on the birds is simultaneously a careful study of anatomical connections and a kind of service toward the resurrection of this mythical creature from the realm between life and death. Through detailed, pulsating black-and-white images and a sparingly intense soundtrack, a charged atmosphere unfolds between craftsmanship, imagination and poetry.
Ralph Eue, in DOKLeipzig catalogue.