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

Call of Cuteness

Call of Cuteness

Like a nightmare our velvety pets with the round eyes die their seven deaths. Delicately drawn pictures of abused, emaciated cat’s bodies, dissected by the relentless and voyeuristic camera perspective. The gamut of the inescapable suffering of living creatures degraded to objects is run through from A to Z. The boundary between utilitarianism and sadism is blurred in the brightest colours. Dead bodies, thoughtlessly disposed of, are drifting in the subconscious depths of an unrestrained throwaway society.

Nadja Rademacher


Original Title: Call of Cuteness
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Language: English
Subtitle: No
Runtime: 4 min.
Technique: Found Footage, 2D Digital, Mixed Media, Rotoscope, Drawn, Cutout
Format: HD Videofile (QT H.264 1080p)
Color: Colour
Director: Brenda Lien
Producer: Brenda Lien
Cinematographer: Brenda Lien
Editor: Brenda Lien
Animation: Brenda Lien
Sound: Oliver Rossol
Music: Brenda Lien
Script: Brenda Lien

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.