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

The Bed

The Bed

A deaf woman, a mute man, a blind man and a limping woman, caught in a frivolous round of love. Physical limitations lead to trials and tribulations. But in the end lust turns it into an advantage for everyone. In Lydia Günther’s grotesque and funny world (not exactly attractive) puppets love their way full of suffering and passion through a buoyant cocktail of animation techniques.

André Eckardt


Original Title: Das Bett
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Language: German
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 5 min.
Technique: Puppets, Clay, Objects
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Lydia Günther
Producer: Christina Marx (Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)
Cinematographer: Lydia Günther
Editor: Lydia Günther
Animation: Lydia Günther
Sound: Jerome Huber
Music: Lucia Martínez
Script: Lydia Günther

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.