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

Carlotta’s Face

Carlotta’s Face

Carlotta’s schooldays were like an endless nightmarish labyrinth in search of the right classroom. It was her lonely fate to find it both disturbing and natural to look into the mirror and not be able to recognise her own face. This drawn animation by neuroscientist and filmmaker Valentin Riedl, animated and filmed by co-director Frédéric Schuld, shows how she managed to make her own face recognisable to herself despite a rare disease.

Nadja Rademacher

Awarded with the Mephisto 97.6 Audience Award


Original Title: Carlotta’s Face
Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Language: German
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 5 min.
Technique: 2D Digital
Format: HD Videofile (ProRes 422 HQ 1080p)
Color: Colour
Director: Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld
Producer: Fabian Driehorst
Cinematographer: Frédéric Schuld
Editor: Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld
Animation: Frédéric Schuld
Sound: Simon Bastian
Music: Simon Bastian
Script: Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld

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.