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

2+2=22 [The Alphabet]

2+2=22 [The Alphabet]

Of course, Heinz Emigholz is not a Georgian filmmaker. But there are good reasons for showing the first “chapter” of his four-part cycle of films “Streetscapes” here. It’s valuable: as a view from outside and a case study of the orientation and desires of such a foreign look. In 2013, Emigholz accompanied the Düsseldorf-based band Kreidler to Tbilisi, where the musicians recorded parts of their “ABC” album. They used an old film studio lot, one of the last places with a “Soviet look and feel” that had managed to escape the craze for modernisation. Urban architecture unfolds around the studio, in skewed perspectives that maybe only travellers from the West can think of.

Zaza Rusadze


Original Title: 2+2=22 [The Alphabet]
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Language: German
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 82 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Heinz Emigholz
Producer: Heinz Emigholz, Andreas Reihse
Cinematographer: Heinz Emigholz, Till Beckmann
Editor: Heinz Emigholz, Till Beckmann
Music: Kreidler
Sound: Jochen Jezussek
Script: Heinz Emigholz

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.