DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Making Off (Germania Dreamland)

Making Off (Germania Dreamland)

Berlin-Tempelhof airport: built by the Nazis, defended as a free space against commercial interests after it was shut down, turned into one of the biggest emergency shelters in Berlin during the refugee crisis. It’s the starting point of a few loosely connected stories, narrated from off-screen by the director as a script-reading that automatically pushes its way into the images in the viewer’s head. An associative contemplation of the history of present-day Germany.

Frederik Lang


Original Title: Making Off (Germania Dreamland)
Country: Austria, Germany
Year: 2017
Language: German
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 23 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Istvan Gyöngyösi
Producer: Istvan Gyöngyösi
Cinematographer: René Feldmann, Marcus Bronst, Kaleb Wentzel-Fisher, Oscar von Hoffmann, Istvan Gyöngyösi
Editor: Istvan Gyöngyösi
Sound: Istvan Gyöngyösi
Script: Istvan Gyöngyösi

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.