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

The Demanding Eye

The Demanding Eye

“I spy, I spy with my little eye. And you’ll never see it.” The attraction and rejection of the other are the theme here – like a travel diary from no man’s land. The densely woven narrative track is inspired by texts about foreignness and exotism. Moana Vonstadl works with dichotomies: black and white, a body and its overdrawings, the omnipresence of the narrator’s voice and the visual associative spaces opened by the flowing lines and blossoming drawings.

Nadja Rademacher


Original Title: Der fordernde Blick
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Language: German
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 8 min.
Technique: Drawn, Mixed Media
Format: DCP
Color: B&W
Director: Moana Vonstadl
Music: Caroline McCarthy
Script: Moana Vonstadl

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.